Speech Language Pathologists

Sarah Cannon Andre

Julie Bonner

Julie Bonner, MS, CCC/SLP, BRS-S, is Supervisor of Rehabilitation Services and a Speech Language Pathologist at Emory University Hospital. Julie received a Bachelor degree in advertising from the University of Georgia in 1983, and in 1997 her Master degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been employed at EUH since 2000 where she is lead speech pathologist for the divisions of Neurology and Neurological Surgery. She provides clinical services to inpatients with disorders of speech, language, cognition, and swallowing.  Her special interest is communication and swallowing disorders in patients with stroke or those with artificial airways, an area in which she provides numerous educational courses. Julie is a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, an accredited member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and an active member of the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  

Deborah Bourgeois

Debra A. Bourgeois, M.S.C., CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Emory University Hospital.   Deb is a native of Acadian,  Louisiana.   She completed her Bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  She completed her Master's degree at Auburn University in Speech Pathology in 1981.  She is an active and long time member of Georgia Speech-Language- Hearing Association, serving in elected and appointed positions.  Her professional interests also include communication disorders in adolescents and adults as a result from Traumatic Brain Injuries;  alternative/ augmentative communication, and accent modification.  She has practiced in all phases of the rehabilitation continuum from acute care, through inpatient rehabilitation to the out patient/Day Program.  She has served all the Emory hospitals for over 12 years.  

Patricia Higgins

Sarah Hobbs

Sarah Hobbs, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked at Wesley Woods Hospital since 2006. Sarah received her B.A. in Communication Disorders from North Carolina State University in 2004 and went on to receive her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. Part of Sarah's extended training has been in the area of treating communication disorders associated with Parkinson's disease. She is a Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Her other professional interests include speech and swallowing disorders associated with artificial airways and ventilator dependence.

Paula Klingman-Palk

Sheila Lamb

Sheila Y. Lamb, MS/CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Emory University Hospital's Center for Rehabilitation Medicine in the outpatient program. She has been working with the Intensive Treatment Program for Aphasia since August, 1997. Sheila is a native of NJ and completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with minors in Spanish and Sociology from Tulane University in 1989. She completed her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002. Her professional interests include aphasia, apraxia and cognitive-linguistic deficits in the young adult, as well as student internships and education. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and its Division 2 Special Interest groups for Neurophysiology and Neurogenic speech and language disorders.

Rita Lor

Carla Lynes

Deena Minner

Deena Minner, MS, CCC-SLP is a staff speech-language pathologist at Emory University Hospital Midtown and has been employed with Emory Healthcare for almost 4 years.  Deena is a native of Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology from East Stroudsburg University in 2000.  She received her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in 2002.  Her professional interests include dysphagia, cognition, tracheostomy care /ventilator, and aphasia.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

David Olliff

Alma Owens

Alma Owens, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech Language-Pathologist at Emory Center for Rehabilitation Medicine.  Alma received her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from Vanderbilt University. She has many years experience in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings and in the acute care hospital.  Alma focuses on meeting needs of the individual patient and family.  Her interests include swallowing disorders, voice disorders, and functional, intelligible communication.  She has presented locally, regionally, and nationally on these topics.  In 1996 Ms Owens was certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment for Parkinson's Disease and is looking forward to collaborating in treatment with the physical therapy aspect, BIG, of this unique program.     

Lauren Polly

Lauren Polly, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Emory University Hospital where she has been employed for the past 2 years. She is a native of Northern Virginia. Lauren completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 2003 at the University of Central Florida and completed her Master's of Education degree in 2005 at the University of Virginia. She is particularly interested in speech therapy services in the acute care setting and enjoys serving a wide variety of patients at Emory, especially those affected by neurological impairments and head and neck cancer. Lauren is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Debbie Sinsley

Debbie Sinsley MA, CCC-SLP is a Speech Pathologist Coordinator at Emory University Hospital.  Debbie is Canadian, but moved to Texas where she received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Master of Arts in Speech Pathology at the University of Texas at Austin in 1984.  She has worked for Emory Healthcare since 1997 with recent specialty in esophageal dysphagia, swallowing disorders following extubation in cardiac and thoracic surgeries as well has taken a special interest in the role of the speech pathologist in palliative care.  Her professional interests include adult speech, language and swallowing disorders and clinical research with cardio-thoracic surgery physicians in the areas of lung transplant surgery and aspiration post-extubation in cardio-thoracic surgeries. She is a member of American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and Georgia Speech and Hearing Association.

Lindsey Slaughter

Caroline Streppa

Maryanne Weatherill

Julie Witten