Lumberton Office: 910-671-9629
Laurinburg Office: 910-277-1588
Whiteville Office 910-640-0856
Shallotte Office: 910-754-3484

Elizabethtown Office: 910-991-3053

Our Speech-Language Pathologists & Assistants, Occupational Therapists and COTA’s work together as a rehabilitation team to provider comprehensive therapy.

Our effort to stay up-to-date with continuing education guarantees we provide the latest fun and engaging therapy techniques.

Allison Harrington, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

President & Owner

Allison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Masters in Education in Communication Disorders from North Carolina Central University. She has a certificate of clinical competence and is a certified speech-language pathologist. She holds a state license in NC and SC.

Allison established Speech Solutions in 2003 with six loyal and patient employees, operating out of her home in Rowland, her hometown. In 2004, she established a main office in Lumberton and added three employees. Since then, her business has expanded with additional offices in Laurinburg, NC, Whiteville, NC, Elizabethtown, NC, and Shallotte, NC. Each office has its own manager and staff. In 2019, Speech Solutions, Inc. added Occupational Therapy to their available services.

“It has been a joy to watch the company grow into what it is today,” Allison said. “I am proud of all the 70 plus employees who are a part of Speech Solutions. The employees consider themselves family and work together to make sure that Speech Solutions is meeting the speech, language, and occupational needs of their community.”

Community Involvements, Appointments, & Memberships

Allison is active in her community, serving as a former board member of the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce, former executive chairperson for the LRDA Policy Committee, and former secretary for the Executive Committee of the Alumni Board of Directors at UNCP, former membership chair for the Academic Booster Club at Lumberton Senior High School, and former secretary for Lumberton Junior League. In 2014, Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Allison to sit on the North Carolina Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists Board of Examiners. In 2017, she became the chair of the board. In 2018, she was appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees at UNCP, where she has served as secretary of the board.

In 2014, Allison, a member of the UNCP Lifetime Giving Society, received the UNCP Outstanding Alumnus Award in recognition of their willingness to give back to UNCP, a gesture she says is because of what the university gave her. The Allison Harrington Endowed Scholarship at UNCP supports a resident of Robeson or Brunswick counties who meets strong academic criteria and will attend UNCP.
Allison is a member of the Chancellor’s Club and has helped sponsor First Lady’s Garden Party and several other programs across campus.

In January 2015, Allison was awarded the 2015 Small Business Award by the Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce. In March 2015, she was elected to serve as a Lumberton Local Advisory Board member by the First Bank Board of Directors. In February 2016, Allison became a member of the Robeson County Committee of 100.

She is an active member of the NC Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is certified by the American Speech Hearing and Language Association. She is also a member of the National Council of State Boards of Examiners.

Life Outside The Office

The oldest of the late Frank and Ann Harrington’s two daughters, Allison grew up in Rowland and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rowland. Before becoming a speech-language pathologist, Allison taught middle school in Robeson County for almost five years. She earned her master’s degree while teaching and traveling to Durham at night. Allison says teaching school was a fun and rewarding job, but also tough. She keeps in touch with many of the students she taught.

“My career has exceeded all of my wildest expectations,” she said. “It is incredibly satisfying to watch your clients grow and master their goals. I love that I can work with a 3-year-old in the morning and an adult in the afternoon, both with such different deficits.”

She considers her parents’ mentors. She has established endowed scholarships at UNCP in honor of each of them, “Mama and daddy taught me the value of hard work and to give back to the community you serve,” she said, “and to surround yourself with good people and to love what you do.”

Her only son Seth is her pride and joy. He designed the company’s first T-shirts. He is a student at North Carolina State University. In March 2015, Seth was awarded his Eagle Scout by Boy Scouts of America. Aside from Seth and their dog, Pauline, Allison enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. She is engaged to Dr. Daniel C. Walters of Lumberton. Fishing is a hobby, and she is co-owner of Laid Back Charters. Art, history, and collecting local pottery are some of her interests.

Allison Harrington SLP and President | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Lee Anne Harling

Chief Operating Officer

I joined the Speech Solutions team in 2011. It is a pleasure to work with such a wonderful group and see firsthand how their services to the communities they work in improve and enrich the lives of those with communication disorders. In my free time, I enjoy living at Ocean Isle Beach with my husband Paul and our fur baby Jaxson, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering at animal rescues.
Lee Anne Harling Chief Operating Officer | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Kristi Britt, M.S., CCC-SLP

Chief of Staff

Speech Solutions has been my home since 2007. I began as a part-time student in high school and college, then became a full-time employee and served as Support Personnel, Office Manager, and now my current role is Chief of Staff and as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Speech Solutions has been good to me, and I am thankful for the strong example I have had to follow. I live in Lumberton with my three-year-old son, Drew. We enjoy spending time together, going to the beach, cooking, and traveling.

Kristi Britt SLP | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Explore Our Team!

While Speech Solutions, Inc. began in our founders’ home in 2003, we have grown exponentially ever since! With offices in Lumberton, Laurinburg, Shallotte, Whiteville, and Elizabethtown, NC, we’re sure that you can visit one of our offices and receive the speech and occupational therapy services you need. At Speech Solutions, we know that our success as a company is measured by the personal success of each one of our clients. That’s why we strive to provide the best possible care to each and every client. Our team looks forward to serving your needs.

Explore each office’s team.

Our Lumberton Office

Our Lumberton
Office

Bertha Garcia Lumberton Administrative Assistant Lee Anne Harling Chief Operating Officer Lee Anne Harling Chief Operating Officer | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Administrative Assistant

Bertha Garcia

I have been working for Speech Solutions, Inc. since 2013. I love my office work, but my favorite part of my job is interacting with the clients while out interpreting. I have liked this profession and have considered going back to school to become a speech therapist!

When I am not working, I enjoy going to concerts, amusement parks, and most importantly, spending time with my family.

Elizabeth Armstrong Lumberton Support Personnel Lee Anne Harling Chief Operating Officer Lee Anne Harling Chief Operating Officer | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Support Personnel

Elizabeth Gane

I have been working for Speech Solutions, Inc. since 2008. I began in the office, decided to become an SLP-Assistant, worked in this role for a few years, and I have now decided to return to the office setting! I love being able to interact with the speech therapist and the clients.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews, reading, and going to the beach.

Summer Martin Lumberton Support Personnel

Support Personnel

Summer Martin

I have been working for Speech Solutions, Inc. since 2016. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a BS in Elementary Education. I am currently working towards earning a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. I love working with Speech Solutions because everyone excitingly welcomes you, and it is easy to interact with everyone.

I love to exercise, go to the beach, and spend time with my family and friends in my free time!

Maria Galeana Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Support Personnel and Interpreter

Maria Galeana

I have been working with Speech Solutions, Inc. since February 2022. I love working with Speech Solutions because the office staff and therapists are very friendly and outgoing. I currently live in Lumberton, NC with my husband, Kevin. In my free time I love to cook with my friends and family, and also travel! My favorite place to visit is Disney World!
Speech Therapist in Lumberton & Laurinburg, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Rhonda Chavis

In 1993, I graduated from Pembroke State University, earning a degree in Elementary Education and later pursuing a degree in Communication Disorders from North Carolina Central University.

After retiring from the Public Schools of Robeson County with 28 years of service, I am transitioning from a part to full-time position with Speech Solutions as a Speech-Language Pathologist. During my free time, I love weekend getaways with my family.

Kristin Cox Speech Therapist in Lumberton & Laurinburg, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Kristin Cox

I am a Lumberton native, and I am now raising my own family right where I grew up. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Peace College in Childhood Development and then went on to earn my Master’s at East Carolina University in Communication Science and Disorders.

I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2013, with Speech Solutions, specializing in evaluations and IEPs.

Speech Therapist in Lumberton & Laurinburg, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Jackie Deese

I am a resident of the Prospect Community in Robeson County and a member of the Lumbee Tribe of NC. After receiving an Elementary Education Degree from the University of NC at Pembroke, I obtained a Master of Education Degree in Communication Disorders from NC Central University.

I have always had a passion for working with children and their families. I want to ensure that my clients maximize their potential in therapy. My husband, Gene, and I have three children, Morgan, Maddie, Owen, and one son-in-law, Dustin.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach, doing church activities, serving on the University of NC at Pembroke Alumni Board, and volunteering. I am thankful and blessed to be a part of an extraordinary company such as Speech Solutions, Inc.

Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Marilyn Bryan

I currently work in the preschool setting. I taught school for over 30 years in Fairmont, and I have been a speech therapist since 1999. I was named NC Teacher of the Year during my educational career.
Speech Therapy in Lumberton & Whiteville, NC | Speech Solutions, In Lumberton or Whiteville, NC

M.S., CCC-SLP

Rachel Hefner

I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for ten years. Recently, I joined the SSI team, and I am excited about this new chapter. For the last six and a half years, I have worked with the pediatric and preschool population but now look forward to working in the elementary setting.

I have been married since 2010 to my husband, Thomas, and we have two children. Hunter is seven years old, and Holland is five years old. We have a three-year-old German Shepard pup named Sage. You can find us entertaining friends and family, completing home projects, traveling, and being outdoors in our spare time.

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Amanda Hill

I became a Speech-Language Pathologist because it was the field where I could combine my love for language and the medical field, education, and helping others. I have worked in the hospital, skilled nursing facility, school, and private clinic settings. I love what I do and enjoy working with both children and adults. I have a son named Collin, and he is my universe.
Speech Therapy in Lumberton & Whiteville, NC | Speech Solutions, In Lumberton or Whiteville, NC

M.S., CCC-SLP

Teresa Hardee

I worked as an SLP with Bladen County Schools for 31 years. After retiring, I continued my practice in the private practice arena. I joined Speech Solutions, Inc. in 2015.

I am married to Daryl Hardee, and I am the mother of two adult children, Jessica and Adam. I am the mother of one special, deaf/blind Australian Shepherd named Keller. We live in White Lake.

Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Sara Jones

I have taught in the Public Schools of Robeson County for nine years at Fairmont High School and briefly at the Early College before receiving my master’s degree in 2017. I have worked as an SLP at Piney Grove and Union Chapel Elementary for the past four years. I genuinely enjoy working with children and their families, especially the elementary school-age population.

My husband, James, and I have a son named Tyson. I love spending time in devotion with God, going on vacation, spending quality time with my family, talking with friends, participating in church activities, and just relaxing and watching good movies. I am new to SSI and look forward to this new chapter and God’s journey for me ahead.

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Sheila Taylor

My name is Sheila Taylor. I am married and have three children. I have been a Speech Pathologist for 26 years, working with preschool and elementary-age children. I received my BS degree from East Carolina University and my Master’s degree from North Carolina Central University. I am licensed in North Carolina for Speech Pathology, and I am certified by ASHA.
Speech Therapist in Lumberton & Laurinburg, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Susan Nurnberger

I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1998 and have been an SLP in Robeson County ever since. I love working for SSI, but my happy place is at the beach with my family in my free time.
Speech Therapist in Lumberton & Laurinburg, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

MS, CCC-SLP

Alex Jordan

I have been an SLP since 2013. My experience is mainly with the pediatric population, but I have worked with all ages. My husband, Adam, and I are natives of Lumberton, and we have three beautiful children, Maverick, Monroe, and Riggins.

Speech Therapist in Lumberton & Laurinburg, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

OTR/L

Particia Hardin

I completed my Bachelor of Science in exercise and sports science at UNC Pembroke in 2016. I went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy at Lenoir-Rhyne in 2019. Upon completing my degree, I saw a huge need for OT in Robeson and surrounding counties and returned home to serve the people of my region.

I reside in Lumberton with my husband, Adam, and son, Bazie. In my spare time, I love to travel and try new foods.

Speech Therapist in Lumberton & Laurinburg, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

MS, CF-SLP

Elizabeth Sessions

In 2014, I graduated from Fayetteville Tech as an SLP-Assistant, and in 2016, I completed my bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders. In 2021, I became an SLP. I live in Lumberton with my husband, Mark, and our precious daughter, Harper! We enjoy spending time on our small farm, attending Hyde Park Baptist Church, and spending summer days at the beach.
Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Kelly Whitted

I am the proud mother of two amazing girls, Kinsley and Makenna. I love spending time with friends and family, shopping, and reading books. I have a passion for kids because I know they are our future.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Crystal Jones

I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2009. I am married to Casson, and we have two beautiful boys, Nolan and Jeremiah.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Kay Barnes

I consider myself a “trailblazer” in the field of speech pathology in this state ( as in NC!) , as a member of the first graduating class of SLP!-! I have worked as an SLP-A since 1999 and with Speech Solutions, Inc. since 2005. I have a wealth of experience and enjoy working with children as well as adults. I have a great rapport with parents and teachers.

When I am not working, I enjoy shopping for bargains with all my closest friends. I enjoy traveling and painting as well. I have one daughter, Chelsea, who is the apple of my eye.

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Kylie Locklear

I became an SLP-Assistant in 2007. I am quiet to the public eye, but I enjoy my one-on-one time with the children I serve. The people I work with daily are very special to me. I have two beautiful daughters who keep me busy during my time off.

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Sabrina Locklear

I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2013. And, I love what I do! Since I’ve started this journey, I have learned that every individual is unique and special in their own way. Meaning, no single approach works best for every child. I’m currently serving the Red Springs community as well as Richmond County. I enjoy going to church, cooking, shopping, and spending time with my family. My husband and I have two incredible daughters!
Tara Locklear SLP Assistant

SLP-Assistant

Tara Locklear Revels

I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2001. I serve clients in the Rowland and Lumberton communities. I have two daughters, and I enjoy spending time with them.

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Betty Locklear

I have had the opportunity to work with Speech Solutions for many years now. This has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. I love working with all ages and learning new things. This job has allowed me to widen my career with unique ideals every day.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Stephanie McAllister

I graduated from FTCC as an SLP-Assistant in 2019. I also earned a B.S. in Communication with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from ECU in 2016. I plan on furthering my education by earning my Master’s degree and becoming an SLP. I enjoy seeing the children achieve goals set for them while in speech therapy. I enjoy shopping, reading, and crafts.
Speech Therapy in Lumberton & Whiteville, NC | Speech Solutions, In Lumberton or Whiteville, NC

SLP-Assistant

Tabitha McNeill

I graduated from Fayetteville Tech, and I am originally from St. Pauls. I am married to my husband, Chris, and have three children. I am also Gigi to Jasiah! I enjoy going to the beach, reading and spending time with my family in my spare time.
Speech Therapy in Lumberton & Whiteville, NC | Speech Solutions, In Lumberton or Whiteville, NC

SLP-Assistant

Katie Durden

I graduated from Fayetteville Tech as an SLP-Assistant in 2014. I have always enjoyed working with children, whether it is in daycares or public schools. I live in Lumberton with my husband, Jason, and our two children, Kylie and Brady. I enjoy listening to music, watching my kids play softball/baseball, and spending time with my family at the beach.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Misty English

I graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in May 2010. I enjoy working with students in my area to help better themselves and become better communicators. I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors and vacationing.

I feel that applying your best is important at all times and making every day count for something. Always set your mind to what you want to do and work hard until you reach it—start small and achieve big!

Speech Therapy in Lumberton & Whiteville, NC | Speech Solutions, In Lumberton or Whiteville, NC

SLP-Assistant

Jenna Sampson

I graduated from Fayetteville Tech in 2010, and I have been with Speech Solutions Inc since 2012. I am married to my wonderful husband, Joe, and we have a beautiful daughter named Journei. I pray for many blessings upon Speech Solutions, and I am thankful to work with such loving and successful people.
Speech Therapy in Lumberton & Whiteville, NC | Speech Solutions, In Lumberton or Whiteville, NC

SLP-Assistant

Charlotte Scott

I am married and the proud mother of two children. I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2012. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family.
Speech Therapy in Lumberton & Whiteville, NC | Speech Solutions, In Lumberton or Whiteville, NC

SLP-Assistant

Tammy Davenport

I am married to Evan Davenport. I serve in the Fairmont community. I love Fairmont as that is my home. I enjoy decorating and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy helping my son, Nick, with his business in my spare time.
Speech Therapy in Lumberton & Whiteville, NC | Speech Solutions, In Lumberton or Whiteville, NC

SLP-Assistant

Sherry Osuna

I have been working with Speech Solutions for 13 years. I work at Maxton & Red Springs Head Start, daycares, and home visits. I have two sons and a grandson. I enjoy spending time with my grandson, family, and friends.
Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Whitney Cummings

I am a Fayetteville Technical Community College graduate with an associate’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and a North Carolina Pembroke University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to work for a wonderful company. In my free time, I like to shop and spend time with my family and friends. I plan to attend graduate school soon to obtain my master’s degree in Speech Therapy.

Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Azalea Thomas

I grew up in Prospect, but currently reside in Pembroke, NC, with my husband, three daughters, and one son. I graduated from Fayetteville Tech in 2001 and have been a speech therapist with SSI since 2004. My favorite activities are working out and running with friends and family. I also love shopping and playing volleyball. My girls and I love the beach!
Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Kaitlyn Smith

I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2019. I love working with preschool and school-aged children. I have a husband and daughter that my heart belongs to. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family in the mountains.
Speech Therapy in Lumberton & Whiteville, NC | Speech Solutions, In Lumberton or Whiteville, NC

SLP-Assistant

Tasha Troutman

I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2017. I mostly work with the high school population, but I also have a caseload of some younger babies. I love them all. I am engaged to Brian, and I have two sons, Kole and Dylan. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my fur baby, Bentley, and my precious twin niece and nephew!
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Margie Wilkins

I graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in May of 2013 and was hired by Speech Solutions Inc. in Sept. 2013 as an SLP-Assistant to work at Magnolia School. Since then, I have gained clients in homes and daycares. I work with articulation, language, and autism. I really enjoy my job. I love my children and my Speech Solutions Family. My Motto: Together We Stand, Divided We Fall.
Speech Pathologist in Whiteville & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Sandra Branch

My name is Sandra Branch from St. Pauls, N.C. I am married to Hugh Branch Jr. I have one son Nicholas and wife Brandi, and three beautiful grandchildren, Harmoni, Nickolas, and Braxton. I took a break from Speech Therapy, obtained my CDL’s and teamed with my husband driving 18 wheeler trucks nationwide. I enjoyed traveling, but my heart is in speech therapy, doing my part to help make a difference in a child’s life.

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

OTD OTR/L LSVT BIG

Alexis Walters

B.S. Recreational Therapy- East Carolina University. Doctorate in Occupational Therapy- Methodist University. I recently graduated from Methodist University with a Doctorate Degree in Occupational Therapy. My experience as a recreational therapist sparked my interest in occupational therapy and created various opportunities that lead to my professional transition.
I completed my doctoral research with Speech Solutions as a student and now have the pleasure of working with them as a therapist! I have experience with pediatrics, adults, lymphedema and I’m certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s disease. When I am not in the clinic, I enjoy walks along the beach and spending time with family.

Call Our Lumberton Office Today!

Our Laurinburg
Office

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Office Manager

Amanda Oxendine

I am excited to be joining the Speech Solutions team. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services with a minor in Psychology. I have found great enjoyment in working with the public and helping others. I hope to be just as helpful at Speech Solutions. I am happily married with three sons and two beautiful granddaughters, who are my whole world. I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, and all things outdoors.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Support Personnel

Kaitlin Lewis

My name is Kaitlin Lewis. I have a degree in Health Systems Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and family. I love being in, or around, water including the lake and the beach. I am a native of Laurinburg, NC and I am grateful to be working for and learning new things at Speech Solutions!

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Alisa Dial

I am Alisa L. Dial and a native of Pembroke, N.C. I earned my Master’s of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I have been an SLP since 2006, serving preschool through high school-aged students in both the public school and private therapy settings.

I have previously served on the North Carolina Speech Hearing Language Association’s Board of Directors and Nominations Committee. I currently maintain the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) and N.C. licensure. I am excited to be a part of the Speech Solutions, Inc. team.

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Melody Stills

Over the last 20 years, I have worked with children of all ages with a range of disabilities, including speech-language disorders, autism, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, hearing impairment, and multiple handicaps.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Amanda Hill

I became a speech-language pathologist because it was the field where I could combine my love for language and the medical field, education, and helping others. I have worked in the hospital, skilled nursing facility, school, and private clinic settings. I love what I do and enjoy working with both children and adults. I have a son named Collin, and he is my universe.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.A., CCC-SLP

Christina Dietrich

As an SLP since 1996, my professional career has been spent in the Sandhills area and includes five counties for CDSA and NC Public Schools for Richmond and Scotland County.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.A., CCC-SLP

Martha Massey

I have been practicing as an SLP since 1997, with most of that time serving in Richmond County public schools. I love being a speech therapist working with children and their families. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Crystal Jones

I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2009. I am married to Casson, and we have two beautiful boys, Nolan and Jeremiah.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Victoria Knight

I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2009, and I love what I do! I have two kiddos that are truly my world and my biggest blessing, Brantlee and Hartlee Rose. We have four dogs; Remmy, Trigger, Jada, and Ellie Mae. I love spending time with family and friends, spontaneous trips, cooking, and watching Netflix/movies.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Sabrina Locklear

I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2013. And, I love what I do! Since I’ve started this journey, I have learned that every individual is unique and special in their own way. Meaning, no single approach works for the best for every child. I’m currently serving the Red Springs community as well as Richmond County. I enjoy going to church, cooking, shopping, and spending time with my family. My husband and I have two incredible daughters!

Call Our Laurinburg Office Today!

Our Whiteville
Office

Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Office Manager

Melissa Bush

I grew up in Rowland, NC, and retired as a school administrator from PSRC. I am married to Brian Bush and have three children and one grandson. I enjoy practicing and teaching yoga, reading, camping, and time with my dog, Doodles.
Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

MCD, CCC-SLP

Jessica Hughes

I grew up in the Western Prong community. I am a wife and a mother to two beautiful children. I received my Bachelor’s in Communication Disorders from North Carolina State University and my Master’s from the University of South Carolina. I completed my CFY year and received my Certificate of Clinical Competency while working for Loris/Seacoast hospital in Little River, SC.

I have worked with pediatrics and adults in the daycare, public school, nursing home, hospital, and private practice settings throughout my career. I especially enjoy working within the hearing impaired community or with those affected with hearing loss.

Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CF-SLP

Megan Bennett

After receiving my Bachelor’s Degree from ECU in 2019, I pursued my dream of becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist by earning my Masters’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders from NCCU in 2021. During my graduate program, I completed an externship with Speech Solutions. I’m excited about returning to such a great group and meeting all of my new patients! I currently reside in Bladenboro, NC, where I enjoy baking cupcakes, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Danielle Ducsay

I am a former teacher turned SLP. I became interested in speech therapy while babysitting Allison’s son Seth. I am from Ohio but love the Southern weather. I currently serve school-aged children in Columbus County and help out when needed in Brunswick County.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Chassie Strickland

I graduated from East Carolina University in 2012 with my undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders and Appalachian State University in 2014 with my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. I am a North Carolina native and love being a Speech-Language Pathologist!

Since graduation, I have worked in various settings, including schools, skilled nursing facilities, daycares, homes, and clinic settings. I joined the Speech Solutions Inc. family in 2016. My husband Walt and I reside in Clarendon with our two sons, Layson and Lyncoln. I thank God for my family and an excellent work family at Speech Solutions.

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Mary Wheatley

My name is Mary Wheatley. I received a BA from North Carolina State University in 2001. In 2003 I graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Masters’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. My passion and strength in the world of a Speech Pathologist are treating Dyslexia and Dysphagia. Outside of Speech Pathology, I enjoy leisure time and traveling!
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Misty English

I graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in May 2010. I enjoy working with students in my area to help better themselves and become better communicators. I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors and vacationing. I feel that applying your best is important at all times and making every day count for something. Always set your mind to what you want to do and work hard until you reach it—start small and achieve big!
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Mary Ann Freeman

I graduated from Fayetteville Tech in May 2005 as an SLP-Assistant. I am married to Neal Freeman. I have three children Jakob, Connor, and Karley. We live in Bolton, NC, and attend New Hope Baptist Church in Buckhead.

Call Our Whiteville Office Today!

Our Shallotte
Office

Maranda Wilkerson Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Office Manager

Maranda Wilkerson

I have been an SLP-Assistant since May, 2012. I am currently the office manager for the Speech Solutions Inc Shallotte office. I currently live in Boardman, NC with my husband, Rodney. We have 3 children Hannah, Jaden and Avery. In my free time I enjoy taking family vacations to the mountains and riding atvs.
Speech Pathologist in Whiteville & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Janet Martin

Janet had worked in education for 20+ years before becoming an SLP in 2008. She enjoys working with all ages and is flexible with her caseload abilities. She has worked with school-aged children, autistic clients, I, and adults. She currently resides in Southport.
Speech Therapist in Lumberton & Laurinburg, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.A., CCC-SLP

Teresa Kenney

After retiring from the Baltimore County Public Schools, I moved from Maryland to Sunset Beach, NC. I have 36 years of experience assessing and working with children ages three through 19 with various communication delays and disorders. This profession has allowed me to make positive changes in the lives of children and their families.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.A., CCC-SLP

Ashly Valas

I work in Brunswick County out of the Shallotte office. I have diagnostic and therapeutic experience targeting a variety of communication disorders. The best part of my job is creating bonds with the children and families I serve.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Caroline Workman Hogan

I have been a speech therapist for 11 years. I was recently married, and my new last name is Hogan. I have a beautiful stepdaughter who is six years old. We enjoy camping, live music, and traveling.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Micaela Camp

I graduated from ECU with my Masters’ in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2013. I have experience and enjoy working with a variety of areas and ages. I am LVST and Vital Stim Certified. I enjoy being with my daughter and husband, spending time on the water, and exercising outside of work.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Bethany Cunningham

I have worked in various settings, including daycares, preschools, homes, and clinic settings. I was born and raised in South Jersey, but now North Carolina is home. In my spare time, I enjoy being outside with my boyfriend and our rescue dog Kaia.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Joan Morris

B.S. Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
CCC-SLP ASHA Clinical Certificate of Clinical Competence, Active Member of ASHA
NC State Board License NC State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists
North Carolina Speech Hearing and Language Association (NCSHLA)- Active Member

I’ve worked in the NC Public Schools for 31 years, 26 of which were in Brunswick County. I have been working in private practice with Speech Solutions for 8 years. I’ve enjoyed working with kids from the ages of 2-19 with a variety of communication disorders. My special area of interest is Early Intervention which focuses on children aged 5 and younger. Being a small part of the magic of watching kids gain the power of communication never gets old and is always new and exciting, each and every time!

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Laurie Kern

I graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2018. I moved to South Carolina in 2019 and finished getting my SLP-Assistant certification in 2020 from Fayetteville Technical Community College. I currently live in Bellville, NC, with my roommate, cats, and dogs. We love cooking, campfires, and going to the beach.

Call Our Shallotte Office Today!

Our Elizabethtown
Office

Speech Pathologist in Whiteville & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

Office Manager

Lannee McKeithan

I have been working with the public for many years, even with other speech companies. I have enjoyed watching the children learn and grow. I live in Tar Heel, NC, with my husband, John. We have a small farm with cows and a sheep named Miss Robbie. I love to work in the garden, hunt, and fish.
Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Kim White

I have been working with Speech Solutions, Inc. since 2005. Outside of work, life is busy with my girls, Megan and Anna Kate, and son, Cameron. We enjoy watching them participate in their school, church, and community activities. I am married to De. We are blessed!
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Sandra Pickett

I am a native of Bladenboro, NC, and I am still a resident there. I am a widow. I have been practicing SLP for 44 years. I worked for Bladen County Schools for 30 years before moving to the private practice setting. I obtained my undergraduate degree from UNC-Greensboro and my graduate degree from NC Central.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Alison Carroll

I graduated from ECU in 2006 with an Undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and from Appalachian State University with a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology in 2008. I have worked in the school system, homes, daycares, and clinical settings since becoming an SLP. My husband Cley and I reside in Bladenboro, and we have two beautiful children.
Megan Atkinson Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CF-SLP

Megan Atkinson

I earned my undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from ECU in 2019. I then went on to graduate from NCCU with a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2021. I currently reside in White Lake, NC. I am a member of the White Lake Fire Department, and in my free time, I love volunteering and helping out within my community.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

M.S., CCC-SLP

Jane Johnson

I am originally from Iowa, but I have been a North Carolina resident for over 20 years. I have more recently been living in the Elizabethtown, NC area for the past nine years. I enjoy working with children in the schools, working with adults and children in the private care sector, and working with AAC devices (Augmentative and Alternative Devices) for both children and adults.

In my spare time, I am also a professional vocalist and pianist and enjoy performing in the Bladen County area and Wilmington whenever I can find the time.

Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

OTD OTR/L LSVT BIG

Alexis Walters

B.S. Recreational Therapy- East Carolina University. Doctorate in Occupational Therapy- Methodist University. I recently graduated from Methodist University with a Doctorate Degree in Occupational Therapy. My experience as a recreational therapist sparked my interest in occupational therapy and created various opportunities that lead to my professional transition.

I completed my doctoral research with Speech Solutions as a student and now have the pleasure of working with them as a therapist! I have experience with pediatrics, adults, lymphedema and I’m certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s disease. When I am not in the clinic, I enjoy walks along the beach and spending time with family.

Speech Therapy in Lumberton & Whiteville, NC | Speech Solutions, In Lumberton or Whiteville, NC

SLP-Assistant

Katie Durden

I graduated from Fayetteville Tech as an SLP-Assistant in 2014. I have always enjoyed working with children, whether it is in daycares or public schools. I live in Lumberton with my husband, Jason, and our two children, Kylie and Brady. I enjoy listening to music, watching my kids play softball/baseball, and spending time with my family at the beach.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Summer Lennon

My name is Summer Lennon, and I live in Bladenboro with my husband Forrest and our two children, Salem and Stryker. We enjoy going to the beach and the mountains. I have been an SLP-Assistant since May of 2017. I love being a part of patients growing and reaching their speech and language goals.
Speech Services in Lumberton & Bladen, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Caroline McClenny

My name is Caroline Wells McClenny, and I have been an SLP-Assistant for ten years. I graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2011. I love working with kids! Watching them grow and achieve their goals is so rewarding! I married my best friend Blake McClenny in 2017, and we have the sweetest golden retriever, Serena. We enjoy traveling and spending time with our friends and family. Working for Speech Solutions has been a privilege, and I look forward to the future with this company!
Occupational Therapy in Laurinburg & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Kaitlyn Smith

I have been an SLP-Assistant since 2019. I love working with preschool and school-aged children. I have a husband and daughter that my heart belongs to. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family in the mountains.
Speech Pathologist in Whiteville & Shallotte, NC | Speech Solutions, Inc.

SLP-Assistant

Sandra Branch

My name is Sandra Branch from St. Pauls, N.C. I am married to Hugh Branch Jr. I have one son Nicholas and wife Brandi, and three beautiful grandchildren, Harmoni, Nickolas, and Braxton. I took a break from Speech Therapy, obtained my CDL’s and teamed with my husband driving 18 wheeler trucks nationwide. I enjoyed traveling, but my heart is in speech therapy, doing my part to help make a difference in a child’s life.

Call Our Elizabethtown Office Today!

Lumberton Office
580 Farringdom St
Lumberton, NC 28358

Laurinburg Office
714 Atkinson St
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Whiteville Office
123 E Columbus St
Whiteville, NC 28472

Shallotte Office
127 Village Rd, Unit B
Shallotte, NC 28470

Elizabethtown Office
704 W Broad St
Elizabethtown, NC, 28337

Phone: 910-671-9629
Fax: 910-671-9630

Phone: 910-277-1588
Fax: 910-277-1589

Phone: 910-640-0856
Fax: 910-640-0857
Phone: 910-754-3484
Fax: 910-754-3485

Phone: 910-991-3053
Fax: 910-991-3054

Business Hours:
Monday-Thursday:
8 AM- 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM- 4 PM
Saturday- Sunday: Closed

Business Hours:
Monday-Thursday:
8 AM- 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM- 4 PM
Saturday- Sunday: Closed

Business Hours:
Monday-Thursday:
8 AM- 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM- 4 PM
Saturday- Sunday: Closed

Business Hours:
Monday-Thursday:
8 AM- 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM- 4 PM
Saturday- Sunday: Closed

Business Hours:
Monday-Thursday:
8 AM- 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM- 4 PM
Saturday- Sunday: Closed

Lumberton Office
580 Farringdom St
Lumberton, NC 28358

Phone: 910-671-9629
Fax: 910-671-9630

Laurinburg Office
714 Atkinson St
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Phone: 910-277-1588
Fax: 910-277-1589

Whiteville Office
123 E Columbus St
Whiteville, NC 28472

Phone: 910-640-0856
Fax: 910-640-0857

Shallotte Office
127 Village Rd, Unit B
Shallotte, NC 28470

Phone: 910-991-3053
Fax: 910-754-3485

Bladen Office
704 W Broad St
Elizabethtown, NC, 28337

Phone: 910-991-3053
Fax: 910-991-3054

Business Hours:
Monday-Thursday:
8 AM- 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM- 4 PM
Saturday- Sunday: Closed