Audiology and Speech Pathology Department Staff

Director: Patti Freemyer Martin, Ph.D.

Audiology Supervisor – Audiology Clinic: Holly Marvin Pruss, Au.D., CCC-A

Audiology Supervisor – The EARS Program: Donna Fisher Smiley, Ph.D., CCC-A

Speech-Language Pathology Coordinator – The Listening Center: Tracy B. Pate, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Speech-Language Pathology Supervisor – Inpatient: Tommy Naylor, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Supervisor – Outpatient:  Katie Lienhart, M.S., CCC-SLP


  • Rebecca Atcherson, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Shelby Bellew, Au.D., CCC-A
  • McKenzie Csonka, AuD., CCC-A
  • Sue Faulkner, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Kate Frazier, M.S., CCC-A
  • Erica Gardner, AuD., CCC-A
  • Anna Goodman, Au.D., CCC-A (Arkansas Children’s Northwest)
  • Darby Jackson, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Jillian Kimberlain, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Jordan King, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Heidi Lightle, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Madison Mitchell, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Jessica Newman, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Elizabeth Raines, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Jennifer Rigsby, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Christina Sanderson, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Rachel Sievers, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Jan Stroud, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Jessica Tillman, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Steve Upson, Au.D., CCC-A
  • Carly Verucchi, AuD., CCC-A
  • Joanna Wakefield, Au.D., CCC-A (Arkansas Children’s Northwest)
  • Breanne Witherspoon, AuD., CCC-A (Arkansas Children's Northwest)

Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Kristin Appler, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Merideth Birginske, M.S., CF-SLP
  • Karen Bright, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Linzi Cobb, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Lana Eggleston, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Chelcie Ford, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Sarah Ford, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Krisi Gable, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Lauren Hickey, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Brandi Hurtado, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Evie Inboden, MCD, CCC-SLP (Arkansas Children’s Northwest)
  • Amber Kiefer, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Sarah Lanning, M.S., CCC-SLP (Arkansas Children’s Northwest)
  • Andrea Long, MCD, CCC-SLP (Arkansas Children’s Northwest)
  • Claire Mays, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Drew Morse, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Melanie Morse, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Beth Nutt, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Ashley O'Neill, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Emily Pankey, M.S., CF-SLP
  • Shameka Reeves, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Amy Sanders, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Amy Schluterman, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Krista Scruggs, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Miriam Stafford, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT (Arkansas Children’s Northwest)
  • Erika Studer, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Ashlen Thomason, M.S. CCC-SLP
  • Allison Thornton, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Madeline Wagnon, M.S., CFY-SLP
  • Mary West, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical/Administrative Support Staff

  • Sheri Bentley (Audiology Technician)
  • Rodney Bradford (Project Coordinator)
  • Nyla Harlen-Cohn (Administrative Assistant)
  • Katie Liszewski (Audiology Technician)
  • Elizabeth Patton (Administrative Assistant)

All Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists are licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Contact Information

Audiology & Speech Pathology Clinic at Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way, Slot #113
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: 501-364-4319
Fax: 501-364-5440

Audiology & Speech Pathology Clinic at Arkansas Children's Northwest 
2601 Gene George Blvd.
Springdale, AR 72762
Phone: 479-725-6995
Scheduling fax: 479-725-6582

If you would like to contact a member of our staff via email you may do so by e-mailing