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.
Allison was excited to begin her career as a speech-language pathologist at BRSHC in 2019. She graduated with her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Radford University and she also holds a B.S. Ed in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Virginia. She enjoys working with both children and adults experiencing various communication and feeding difficulties; however, her main areas of clinical interest include dysphagia and cognitive communication impairment from acquired and traumatic brain injuries. When she’s not at the Center, she loves watching UVA sports (Go Hoos!) and spending weekends at South Holston Lake with her family.
Danielle began her career in Speech-Language Pathology in 2021 after graduating with her M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University. She was excited to join the team at BRSH in March 2022, moving her family back to the Southwest Virginia/East Tennessee area after residing in Alabama. Danielle’s main area of clinical interest is in early language development; however, she enjoys working with the pediatric population to assess, diagnose, and treat a multitude of communication disorders. Working with children and their families at the center brings Danielle joy and makes her job fun! When she isn’t at the center, Danielle is spending time with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat. Danielle enjoys being on the lake, taking on home improvement projects, attending church, trying new recipes, traveling, listening to podcasts or reading, and taking in the beauty of Appalachia.
JoAnna Sloggy, PhD, CCC-SLP is excited to partner with BRSHC to provide specialty voice evaluation and treatment for patients in the Tri-Cities area. Dr. Sloggy is the Director of Bluegrass Voice Care (www.bluegrassvoicecare.com) where she works with singers on all levels; from emerging artists to Grammy nominated singers and Broadway performers. She also provides individual voice coaching for religious leaders, professional speakers, and executives.
Dr. Sloggy received a BA in Music from Methodist University, studying voice and piano, a MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Memphis, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky. She completed her clinical fellowship in 2012 specializing in voice and swallowing disorders at the University of Kentucky Voice & Swallow Clinic where she worked as a voice pathologist/Singing Voice Specialist for 10 years, providing evaluations and treatment for voice and upper airway disorders. Dr. Sloggy has extensive training and experience with voice in both the classical and CCM genres and vocal pedagogy. She has performed extensive as a musical theater performer and maintained a private vocal studio while working clinically. She also served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Voice Disorders to undergraduate and masters students at East Kentucky University. She has lectured on voice and taught voice therapy/vocal health workshops at national conferences, universities, and for corporations. Dr. Sloggy is certified in multiple techniques, including LSVT, Speak Out!, and Somatic Voicework The Lovetri Method. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds her certificate of clinical competence. She is licensed for medical speech pathology services in TN, KY, SC, NC, and OR.
Dr. Sloggy’s rehabilitation and training methods are systematic and specialized to your individual vocal abilities, vocal needs, and performance demands. Her focus is on teaching you how to optimize and maintain your vocal health and hygiene, and how to increase your vocal stamina, range, and quality while working to improve laryngeal health and balance with the goal of returning to performing. She combines her artistic expertise with her scientific understanding of vocal physiology to help you reach maximal results.
Ed M. Bice is happy to partner with BRSHC and bring his 30 years of experience treating individuals with swallowing disorders (dysphagia) to Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Ed has been an invited speaker on various topics in dysphagia both nationally and internationally. He has guest lectured for universities as well as state and national conventions. He also served as an invited reviewer for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association Adult Dysphagia Practice Portal, which provides guidance to speech pathologists treating swallowing across the United States.
Ed has been a guest on national and international dysphagia podcasts, written blogs concerning dysphagia and dysphagia-related topics for Dysphagia Café, and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. As adjunct faculty, he teaches graduate-level swallowing courses at the University of Maryland.
As a recent graduate, McKinsley is happy to begin her career as a speech-language pathologist at BRSHC. She recently graduated from James Madison University with her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May of 2022, and has previously worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) from 2018 – 2021. McKinsley’s main area of clinical interest is neurological disorders, but enjoys the variety that speech therapy offers and working with different types of populations. As for long-term goals, she would love to one day be able to participate in the clinical research of speech-language pathology to aid in the ability for clinicians to provide the highest degree of evidence-based treatments to their clients. Outside of her career, McKinsley has a deep love for animals, nature, film, and listening to music/ podcasts. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her loved ones.
Clinical Director of Audiology
Dr. Michelle Durham recently joined the team at BRSHC and is accepting new patients. She graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Doctorate in Audiology and completed her clinical externship at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN. Prior to pursuing a career in Audiology she earned her M.S. in Biology from Western Illinois University and her B.S. in Chemistry from Illinois College. Dr. Durham is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and continually works to expand her knowledge and research cutting edge solutions for people with hearing loss. Dr. Durham’s professional interests include audiologic assessments for adults and children, cochlear implants, central auditory processing disorder, and aural rehabilitation. When not at the Center she enjoys spending time at home with her family and friends.
Dr. of Audiology
Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center welcomes Dr. Breanna Turpin to our team. Dr. Turpin graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Doctorate in Audiology. She will be performing Videonystagmographic (VNG) testing to evaluate the health of the middle ear and central motor functioning. These tests are used for patients who are experiencing dizziness and vertigo. She will also be working with patients needing Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing. This is a safe and painless way to see how the hearing nerves and brain respond to sound.
Welcome Dr. Turpin!
Elaine comes to BRSHC with experience in Educational and Non Profit Development, Event Planning, Grant Writing, Community Engagement, Volunteer Management and Non-Profit Management. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree from East Tennessee State University and has completed Pal’s Business Excellence Institute as well as Spillett Leadership University. She is a member of the Bristol Virginia-Tennessee Rotary Club, a musician in the Stateline Wind Symphony, a Personal Fitness Trainer and enjoys running.
Director of Finance and Administration
Katherine comes to Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing with over 25 years of Financial and Administrative experience. Her professional experience includes all aspects of financial organization, controlling, and management, as well as administrative expertise. A Texas native, she moved to Bristol with her family and continues to support our community through school and civic volunteer work. When not at the Center she enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking and supporting the local music scene.
Office Administrator Assistant
Lisa Sutherland is the BRSH office administrator assistant. Mrs. Sutherland began working in our Lebanon office in 1996 and moved to the Bristol location in 2022. A native of Southwest Virginia, she 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.
Patient Account Coordinator
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.
Angie has lived in Bristol all of her life, and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. She has worked in the medical field for over 32 years and loves the interactions she has with patients on a day to day basis. When not with her work family at BRSHC, Angie can be found at home with her husband and two children. They live on an old farm, tucked away within the mountains where they have the privilege of experiencing God’s beautiful work!
Board of Directors
Justin Hutchison – Chairperson
Quality Director – Frontier Health
Samantha Fleming – Vice Chairperson
General Accountatn – Bristol Tennessee
Angie Sproles- Secretary
Director External Missions-Goodwill Industries
Erin Faust – Treasurer
Special Agent-Crossroads Medical Missions
CFO-TN Hills Distillery/Rugged American Spirits
Community Outreach Specialist-Molina Healthcare
General Manager WCYB-Retired
Executive Director-Occupational Enterprises
Insurance Manager-Alpha Metallurgical Resources
Attorney at Law
Northeast Region Community Navigator-Ballad Health