Meet Our Staff

As CSHC we are proud to have highly-qualifed and caring professionals available to meet your communication needs. All Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists hold a minimum of a master’s degree in their specialty, are licensed by the state of North Carolina, and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or American Academy of Audiologists. Our staff functions as a great team but also as a family, helping to provide a positive environment of support and encouragement that also surrounds our clients.

Shannon Tucker
Shannon TuckerExecutive Director, M.A., CCC-SLP
Shannon received her BA from the University of Florida in 1996 and her MA from the University of Iowa in 1998. Shannon is married with a son and a daughter. She enjoys water and snow skiing and traveling to new places. She is a big UF fan. Go Gators! Shannon has worked at CSHC since February of 2000 with different populations at various sites in her original role as a speech-language pathologist. In 2007 she assumed the role of Development Director and in September of 2010 was offered the position of Executive Director by the CSHC board of directors and gladly accepted.

Areas of professional interest: Language and emergent literacy, business development, community relations, and grant acquisition for community initiatives in the areas of speech, language and hearing.

Angie Rikard
Angie RikardDirector of Speech and Language Services, M.A., CCC-SLP
Angie is a native of Warrenton, NC. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Appalachian State University. She has worked at the CSHC since 2001 and became Director of Speech and Language Services in June 2006. Angie is a singer/songwriter and enjoys spending time with her husband John, her son Ben and their dog Tilly.

Areas of professional interest: The study and treatment of Spectrum Disorders, Early Intervention, and Fluency Disorders

Tina Courtney
Tina CourtneyOffice Manager
Tina has been in the administrative field since 1994. Her career with Charlotte Speech and Hearing began in 2000 when she moved here from Virginia. She is highly skilled in Medicaid billing, accounts receivables/payables and customer service. She is also proficient in all areas of overall office functions. Tina is a hard worker, detailed oriented and exceptional multi-tasker. She has twin girls and a son. She also has 2 dogs, Cheddar and Jake. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, camping and catching up on her favorite shows.
Jeff Muhleman, M.A., NPO
Jeff Muhleman, M.A., NPOMarketing and Development Coordinator
Jeff is originally from Irvine, California but grew up mostly in Charlotte before college. He completed his undergraduate studies at University of Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Spanish. After several outside sales jobs, as well as being a residential real estate agent, he decided to return to University of Georgia to learn more about the nonprofit sector. In 2009 he received his Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and moved to Greenville, SC where he joined the Meyer Center for Special Children working as Development Officer for over three years. He joined Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center in May of 2015 after moving back to Charlotte. Jeff loves the Carolina Panthers, Georgia Bulldogs and enjoys traveling abroad.
Joan Gormley
Joan GormleyM.S., CCC-SLP
Joan Gormley received her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in 1990 and her graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina in 1992. She has worked in a variety of settings in her Speech Therapy career. She has three children who keep her very busy outside of work but in her “free” time she loves to practice Yoga, walk her Golden Retriever, spend time with family and friends and work in the yard. Joan enjoys working with preschool and elementary age kids with a variety of disabilities. She loves being a Speech Language Pathologist and the rewards that it brings both personally and professionally!
Susan Hill
Susan HillDirector of Finance and Administration
Susan comes to Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center with 20 years of extensive experience in business management and financial accounting, representing both profit and non-profit entities and has overseen financial, broadcasting, marketing, and medical operations.  She has specific experience in financial management, corporate legal oversight, intellectual property, strategic research and development, infrastructure and implementation.   Susan’s education includes attending CPCC, Charlotte, NC; Southeastern Academy, Kissimmee, FL; and Sterling Management, Glendale, CA.  Hobbies include movies, decorating, cooking, languages and travel.
Threasa Lambert
Threasa LambertPatient Services Specialist
Threasa has over 30 years experience including office management, payroll, accounts payable and receivable and customer service. She loves daily interaction with people, meeting their needs and facilitating a happy and pleasant visit experience. Threasa has three children and a dog named Riley. She is originally from Virginia and moved to Charlotte in 1994. Threasa is a true people person and loves Zumba!
Austin Taylor
Austin TaylorM.Ed., CCC-SLP
Austin grew up in Charlotte, N.C. and received her B.A. in Spanish from Davidson College in 2009. During her time there, she studied abroad in Argentina to become proficient in Spanish. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 2011. Austin completed her Clinical Fellowship in early intervention providing services in home as well as coaching and educating families on language development within natural routines. Her clinical experience includes working with birth – preschool aged children both in English and Spanish. Austin joined CSHC in November 2013 as a bilingual therapist and enjoys using her Spanish to work with preschool-aged children and their families. In her free time, Austin enjoys working out, travelling, cheering on the Panthers and Tarheels and spending time with friends and family.

Areas of professional interest: early intervention, preschool and school age language therapy and dual language development.

Maggie Page
Maggie PageHearing Instrument Specialist
Maggie has been working for the Center since May 1999. She was originally hired as a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist for the Center’s Industrial Hearing Conservation Program. She has become an integral part of the Audiology Department, serving as an Audiology Assistant and Hearing Instrument Specialist.

Maggie enjoys serving patients of the Center and loves meeting new people. “Helping someone to hear better is so rewarding. It’s a journey we travel together.”

Cara Price
Cara PriceM.S., CCC-SLP
Cara is originally from Middletown, NJ. Attended undergraduate at Towson State University in MD and recieved a Masters of Science at The University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC. She been working in the field for over a decade, the majority of her experience has been from her employment with the San Francisco Unified School District as an Autism Specialist with Elementary and High School students. Cara is married and has two children. Some of her favorite hobbies and interests include surfing, skiing, hiking, YOGA, Reiki, and Feng Shui.

Areas of professional interest: Cara loves working in this field, she finds a true Joy helping others develop better communication skills through child language development. She also enjoys working with children who have autism.

Liza Stahnke
Liza StahnkeM.S., CCF-SLP
Liza moved to North Carolina shortly after receiving her B.S. in Early Childhood Education in 2006 from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. The land of hospitality, mild winters and BBQ won her over and she’s now a Carolinian for life! Liza taught 3rd grade for two years in Durham before attending UNC Chapel Hill for her Masters in Speech Language Pathology. Her clinical experiences include working with children of all ages and needs in elementary schools, hospitals, family homes and private clinics. She has also worked with adults in a rehab hospital setting. Liza and her husband Mike welcomed baby girl Scarlett to the family in February 2013. Liza also enjoys traveling, being outdoors, trying new foods, and singing!

Areas of professional interest: Literacy in therapy activities, early identification and early intervention of autism spectrum disorders, empowering parents to take part in their children’s development, and using augmentative and alternative communication to build language and relationships.

Monica Robinson
Monica RobinsonM.S., CCF-SLP
Monica Robinson earned an undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Business Management. She completed the Master’s Program in Speech and Language Pathology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Monica moved to the Charlotte area in August 2006 after serving Boston area children aged birth to three years old for 8 years. She lives with her daughter and enjoys singing, traveling, and shopping.

Areas of professional interest:    Monica has several areas of professional interest: Infant and toddler development, use of music in speech and language treatment, early diagnosis and treatment for children with Autism.


Theresa Loflin
Theresa LoflinM.S., CCC-SLP

Theresa grew up in Asheboro, North Carolina. She earned her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University. After graduation she moved to Ethiopia and taught Elementary English at a school for underprivileged children. Theresa completed her Master’s program in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May of 2012. She has worked both in the schools and in pediatrics, providing home therapy and collaboratively working with Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Service Coordinators. In her spare time, Theresa enjoys being outdoors, traveling, playing tennis, yoga, and cooking.

Area of professional interest: Early intervention, early literacy and literacy development, caregiver education, and preschool and school age language development

Meredith Repp
Meredith ReppM.Ed. CCC-SLP

Meredith is originally from Atlanta and recently move to Charlotte. She received her B.S. from Texas Christian University in 2001 and her Master of Education in Communication disorders from Valdosta State University in 2003. She has worked in a variety of settings in her Speech Therapy career, spending the last eight years working for the Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. Her clinical experience includes working with children of all ages and needs. Meredith is passionate about helping children to communicate effectively.

During her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Areas of professional interest: early intervention, preschool and school-age speech and language therapy, early diagnosis and treatment for children with Autism, working with parents to enhance language at home, and Apraxia

Holly Lamb
Holly LambM.S., CCC-SLP
Holly is originally from Morehead City located in the southern Outer Banks of NC. She has received a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Carolina University. During her course of study at Western Carolina University, Holly participated as a Grant Trainee for “Improving Speech-Language Pathology Services to Children with Severe Disabilities through Pre-professional and Professional Training.” Through this awarded grant, Holly took six additional graduate courses in CSD, physical therapy and special education, and completed 50 clinic hours providing assessment and intervention for children with complex communication needs. Professionals with expertise as providers and researchers offered specific instruction on legal and public policy issues related to treating individuals with severe disabilities, use of community resources, critical and evidence-based methodologies useful in communication and other instruction, and collaboration with family members and other professionals. She has attended seminars featuring national experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Kansas at Lawrence on cutting-edge assessment and intervention-based research findings and clinical applications. Holly is engaged and has a 7 year old dachshund. Some of her favorite hobbies and interests include camping, music, and traveling.

Dr. Cory J. Surridge
Dr. Cory J. SurridgeClinical Audiologist, Au.D., FAAA
Cory is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate studies at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology. He continued his studies at Bloomsburg University where he received his Doctorate of Audiology. Dr. Surridge is licensed in the states of North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He joined the Center in December, 2014 after working for 2 large private practices in Philadelphia & Scranton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Surridge has worked with all ages including newborns and geriatrics. Cory is a big sports fan and enjoys watching football and basketball.

Maren Mansell
Maren MansellM.S., CCC-SLP
Maren is originally from Alabama and received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University (War Eagle) in 2007. She then completed her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Vanderbilt University in 2009. After living and working in Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania, Maren and her husband decided to head back south and make Charlotte home. Maren has had the opportunity to work with children of all ages and needs in the Early Intervention, private clinic and outpatient rehabilitation hospital settings. She loves the field of Speech-Language Pathology and finds joy in working with children and their families each day. Maren is also a trained pediatric yoga instructor and loves sharing yoga with children. In her free time, Maren enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, trying new restaurants and recipes, practicing yoga, and pretending to like running.

Areas of professional interest: early identification and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Alternative/Augmentative Communication, early language acquisition and development, and pediatric yoga.