Our Staff


Our clinical staff are highly trained professionals who hold graduate degrees from accredited universities. They are licensed by the state of Virginia to practice audiology and/or speech-language pathology. They are certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology and must adhere to a rigid code of ethics requiring high standards of service and ethical business practices.

Tonya Coleman, M.S., CCC-SLP

SLP Tonya Coleman began her career in Speech-Language Pathology at Lebanon Speech and Hearing Center in 1997 and has served as Director of Speech-Language Pathology services at BRSHC since 1999. Tonya received her B.S. in Communicative Disorders and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from East Tennessee State University. Tonya has been a featured presenter at regional workshops highlighting the field of speech-language pathology and has provided in-service workshops for local school systems. She has also previously served on the Legislative Committee for the Speech-Language and Hearing Association of Virginia. Tonya dedicates much of her time to pursuing her clinical interests in Autism Spectrum Disorders and literacy development.

Lisa M. Brooks, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lisa is a speech-language pathologist at Lebanon Speech and Hearing Center in Lebanon, Virginia. She began working at the Center in June of 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Radford University. Her areas of clinical interest are articulation and phonological awareness disorders in children, as well as, adults post-stroke suffering from aphasia and/or apraxia. She has presented in-services to local organizations and school systems educating others about the field of speech-language pathology.

Kati Uelhof, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kati Uelhof joined the staff at the Bristol center in July, 2008. Kati received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Deaf Education and a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. Much of her academic work focused on facilitating speech and language for children who are deaf or hard of hearing using auditory-oral techniques. Kati began her career at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis, working with children who utilize hearing aids and/or cochlear implants. She participated in many aspects of mainstreaming students including IEP meetings, teacher and SLP training and serving students in their home school.

Shea Bartz, M.S., CCC-SLP

A native of Abingdon, Shea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Special Education and a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University. Shea enjoys working with the birth to three population, children with speech and language disorders, as well as those with special needs, and adults with neurologically based communication disorders.



Lisa Sutherland

Lisa Sutherland is the office manager at the Lebanon Speech & Hearing Center. Mrs. Sutherland has worked at the Lebanon office since 1996 and also acts as the insurance/billing clerk. A native of southwestern Virginia, Mrs. Sutherland is a graduate of Abingdon High School. She attended managerial school in Raleigh, North Carolina and Virginia Highlands Community College. Previous to working at Lebanon Speech and Hearing Center, Mrs. Sutherland worked in a variety of medical settings.

Lesa Addison

Lesa Addison is the Patient Account Coordinator for the Bristol office. Lesa joined the Center in 2008. She is responsible for billing all insurance claims and assisting patients with insurance and/or account questions. Lesa has over 25 years experience in medical/patient billing.

Anne Morton

Anne serves as the Executive Director of BRSHC. Anne joined the Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center after working for several years managing the charitable fundraising for the Center. Anne hold’s a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration coupled with experience in non-profit management.

Sarah Dorton

Sarah began working at Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center as the receptionist in August 2009. She is responsible for registering patients, answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, and patient files. She received her Medical Secretarial Degree in 1984 and has 30 years of various office related experience.