Speech Pathologist

A native of Eastman, Georgia, Mollie is a graduate of the Auburn University Master of Communication Disorders program.  In addition to treating patients at The Speech Path, Mollie works in the Houston County School System. She loves working with others to improve their communication skills.  Others would describe her as having a friendly, warm spirit and someone who loves meeting new people.  She has a passion for articulation, helping patients make clear and distinct sounds in their speech.  When she isn’t working, she loves to read, eat, go for runs with her friends and family, and, of course, watching Auburn Football!

Ashley Herndon was born and reared in middle Georgia. She is a graduate from the Medical College of Georgia, achieving her Master's of Health Science in Occupational Therapy. During graduate school, she gained experience in a variety of settings including pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. She spends most of her time with the pediatric population working full time at The Speech Path, but also enjoys caring for the geriatric population at a skilled nursing facility working as needed. Ashley has a special interest in our Autism population.  She finds that these children bring a fun challenge to occupational therapy. Ashley lives in Warner Robins with her husband, two dogs, and son, Cooper.  In her spare time, she likes to hang out with friends, spend time with family, and shop. Ashley is so happy to have found a job so close to home!

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Office Manager

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Office Extender

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Lauren completed her first two years of undergraduate work at Georgia Military College before finishing her Bachelors and subsequent Masters degree at Valdosta State University.  She holds a Masters of Education degree in Communication Disorders and is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Lauren finds joy in improving lives through the improvement of patient's communication skills.  She believes that the ability to communicate is fundamental to living your best life.  She particularly enjoys providing fluency therapy and helping children grasp that 'stubborn "r" sound!'  In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, reading, traveling, and spending time with her dog, Lucy. 

Cora was born and reared in Rock City, Illinois and relocated to the middle Georgia area due to her husband's service in the U.S. Air Force.  She enjoys spending time outdoors being active with her husband, son, and three dogs.  Cora has a passion for all sports and enjoys participating as well as coaching and spectating.  Cora holds a degree in Health Services Administration from Middle Georgia State University, and hopes to continue on her education journey with a master's degree in Business Administration.   

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After nearly a decade in corporate America, Kate and her family now enjoy an active lifestyle in the Middle Georgia area. With a strong financial and community service background, Kate is passionate about early intervention and healthy pediatric development. She can often be found chatting with government officials or other clinic owners in her quest for every patient to get early, quality and accessible care. Kate holds a certification as a Business Etiquette Consultant from the Protocol School of Washington and travels the southeast speaking to various universities and corporations on the topic of professionalism and the "Power of Nice". 

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Kim is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia with a Master's of Health Science in Occupational Therapy.  Since graduating, Kim has spent most of her career working with the geriatric population.  Since joining The Speech Path, she has expanded her specialty to include the pediatric population and enjoys teaching others about how OT can help them.  Her focus is to make people as independent as possible in their desired daily tasks whether it be "playing", learning, cooking, cleaning, or just dressing and caring for themselves.  She strives to make the people she treats feel comfortable with therapy and have fun with her as their therapist.   In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family, bake, kayak, hike, craft, and shoot photography.  She loves to travel and hopes to someday visit every country in Europe.

Leah is a 2009 graduate of the Speech and Language Pathology program at Valdosta State University.  She holds a Master's of Education degree in Communication Disorders and is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  Since becoming a speech therapist she has worked with all ages from geriatrics to pediatrics.  She enjoys treating language cases that relate to specific learning disabilities, dual lingual patients, and articulation disorders.  She chose the speech pathology field in high school when she was able to job shadow a speech therapist in the field, and she was immediately hooked.  When she isn't working she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, attempting to garden, camping, and reading. 

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Occupational Therapist

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A Customer Relations expert with more than 10 years of successful experience in public relations. Ashley was born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, but calls Perry, Georgia her home.  Ashley has lived most of her life in Perry and has one son named Kaleb.  Ashley and Kaleb enjoy camping, sports, Disney World, and the beach.  Ashley loves wedding planning, running, and shopping.  She loves working at The Speech Path because of the interactions she gets to have with the patients.


Ashlyn was born and reared in Warner Robins, Georgia.  She graduated from Middle Georgia State University with an Associates of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy.  During her time in school, she gained experience working in the school system and in acute care.  Ashlyn loves working with the pediatric population, especially with handwriting. Ashlyn lives in Warner Robins with her husband and dog.  She enjoys all things sports related, spending time with family and graphic design.  She plans to further her education and obtain her masters in occupational therapy in the future.

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Address:  225 Wes Park Drive
                   Perry, GA 31069

Phone:    (478) 987-1610

Fax:          (973) 965-4580

Office Hours:

                    Monday - Friday

                    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lauren attended Valdosta State University where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in Georgia. She has experience treating patients in hospitals and private clinics. She currently works for the Houston County school system and has worked in elementary, middle, and high school settings. She has performed diagnosis and treatments of disorders related to receptive and expressive language disorders, pragmatics language disorders, fluency, articulation, and speech/language disorders secondary to deaf/hard of hearing and other medical conditions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, reading a good book, and hiking. 

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Speech Pathologist

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Meet The Speech Path Team

Patient Liaison

Speech Pathologist

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Occupational Therapist