Team Members

Our talented team of pediatric therapists.

Alyssa Anderson

Clinic Manager & Speech Language Pathologist

Alyssa’s passion is to provide fun, functional, evidence-based therapy helping each student grow and thrive. She has specialized training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Kaufman Apraxia Protocol, and Guardian NMES for swallowing disorders. Alyssa received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University.

Amanda Graham

Physical Therapist Assistant

Amanda graduated from an accredited PT program in June 2015.  She completed a student rotation at Riverside school district, where she grew in her passion for working with the pediatric population.  Amanda previously worked as a PT aide at an outpatient clinic where she served adults in both the aquatic and land settings.

Amber Wagenblast

Physical Therapist

Amber graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005. She has a passion for serving the pediatric population, working closely with families to best serve the needs of their children.

AnnaGene McClune

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

AnnaGene graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders.

Betsy Schaffer

Speech Language Pathologist

Betsy received her graduate degree at St. Louis University and undergraduate degree at Boston University. She worked for 10 years in the public schools and part time for 2 yrs at a local hospital as an SLP. After staying home to raise and home educate her 3 children, she returned to work joining the Achieve Center team as an SLP.

Cassie Cook

Speech Language Pathologist

Danielle Horlen

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Danielle received her undergraduate degree from WSU in Speech and Hearing Science. She then received her certificate from SFCC to become a licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. Danielle enjoys working with children of all ages.  In her spare time she loves being outside hiking with her husband and two dogs.

Darby Miller

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Don Langford

Speech Language Pathologist

Don has extensive experience working with high-needs children from ages 3-18 who have needs ranging from simple articulation disorders to requiring complete communication systems. Don particularly enjoys alternative & augmentative communication (AAC) systems and is certified in the use of NMES in the treatment of swallowing disorders.

Erin Stulc

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Erin completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University. She enjoys working with all pediatric patients with a special interest in the area of early intervention for children birth to three.

Erika Cleverly

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Hal Hunsaker

Member, President & Clinical Director

Hal Hunsaker is a certified speech language pathologist and serves as the Achieve Center's Director of Therapy. Hal has provided bilingual (English-Spanish) speech language pathology services to both children and adults in Eastern Washington since 1997. Hal holds a Masters degree in communication disorders from Eastern Washington University and a Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University.

Jean Richtsmeier

Speech Language Pathologist

Jean is a native of Spokane, Washington and a graduate of the University of Washington with a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology. She and her husband, Tom, have five grown children and six grandchildren. Jean has been fortunate to practice speech pathology in Idaho, New Mexico, and Washington State with experience in schools, hospital, home health, and community based clinics.

Kenna Stuart

Speech Language Pathologist

Krystin Cook

Speech Language Pathologist

Krystin enjoys using American Sign Language with her clients and her special clinical interests include aural rehabilitation as well as feeding and swallowing disorders. Krystin received her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and a Master's degree from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., the nation's University for the Deaf and hard of hearing.

Kylie Svendsen

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Kylie received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and completed the post-baccalaureate program for Speech & Hearing Sciences at Washington State University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Washington State University.

Lauren Burrows

Speech Language Pathologist

Lauren received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from WSU and her masters degree in Communication Disorders from EWU. She loves working with the birth to three population and is highly interested in pediatric language learning and feeding disorders.

Megan McKelvie

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Megan has extensive and diverse experience working with deaf and hard of hearing pre-school children and has worked in both high school special education and in private practice. Her passion is helping others achieve their full potential. In her free time, Megan enjoys teaching Zumba class, spending time at the lake, and being a mother to her newborn son, Rowan. Megan received her Bachelors of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University.

Meghan Wallblom

Speech Language Pathologist

Meghan holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Washington State University.  She has worked serving both adults and children in the areas of cognition, speech, language, fluency, and swallowing disorders. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her family hiking, skiing, and volunteering.

Miles Pfaff

Occupational Therapist

Miles is experienced and especially interested in working with children with sensory processing disorder and in the development of fine motor skills.  He grew up on a farm near Garfield, WA spending summers picking up hay, driving truck, and working in the shop. He enjoys spending time on the lake, up on the slopes, and being anywhere he can find family, friends, and food. Miles graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Master’s degree in occupational therapy.

Molly Everson

Clinic Co-Manager & Speech Language Pathologist

Molly has a passion for working with the pediatric population and is especially interested in the area of early intervention. She believes in providing the support and motivation necessary to patients and their families to promote successful therapy. Molly received her Master's degree in communication disorders from Eastern Washington University.

Nick DeGroat

Clinic Co-Manager & Occupational Therapist

Nick received his masters degree in occupational therapy from EWU his bachelors degree in health science from BYU. He and his wife have three children and enjoy spending time together outdoors. Nick enjoys working with children of all ages and in helping them to succeed.

Nicole Craig

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Patty Garcia

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Patty has extensive experience in providing bilingual (English-Spanish) speech therapy and has worked with children with a wide range of difficulties. She loves children and enjoys helping them to succeed. Patty received her Bachelors of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University.

Paula Turner

Speech Language Pathologist

Paula has extensive experience with pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, having worked in acute care as well as the outpatient environments, where she has participated in team evaluations, modified barium swallow studies, and served as a team consultant to create plans and recommendations for referring physicians, therapists, and families. Paula holds a Master's degree in communication disorders from Eastern Washington University and a Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University.

Rosa Montoya

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Ryan Edwards

Clinic Manager & Speech Language Pathologist

Ryan has extensive experience in providing bilingual (English-Spanish) speech therapy in Washington and Idaho. He is specialized in working with pediatrics and young adults in treating speech, language, swallowing/feeding, social language, cognitive, and developmental disorders.  He has been trained to administer the ADOS-2 testing to assist in diagnosing children with autism. Ryan received his Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University.

Stacey Rippy

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Stacey’s favorite part of working at the Achieve Center is the various personalities she gets to work with, some sassy, some shy, some bright, and some timid – but each one eager to be able to communicate better. Stacey received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University and is the mother of four beautiful and adorable children.

Stephanie Rose

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Stephanie was inspired to become a COTA after observing the impact occupational therapy treatments made on a family member.  She has a strong interest in the Sensory Integration and DIR/Floortime.  It is her professional goal to ensure a positive and collaborative experience amongst the therapist-caregiver-child team.

Taylor Hansen

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Taylor received her bachelors degree in psychology from EWU where she then continued her schooling to receive her certificate to be a licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant from SFCC. Taylor believes in having a collaborative approach to therapy with each child and their family to ensure children reach their full potential.

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