Allison Herrin, CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Allison Herrin was born and raised in Waycross. She is a graduate of Ware County Senior High School and The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Masters of Education in Speech Language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the State of Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Speech and Hearing Association. She worked two years in the Wayne County School system before going into private practice in 2002. She presently is the owner of The Speech Clinic with offices in Waycross, Brunswick and Jesup, Georgia. She is co-owner of the The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Island outside of Savannah, Georgia.
She has speech therapy experience treating a wide range of communication disorders including: speech impairments, pediatric and adult language disorders, fluency disorders, pragmatic disorders, voice abnormalities, pediatric and adult dysphagia, and motor speech disorders. She has worked with numerous populations including: developmentally delayed, autism, traumatic brain injury, hearing impaired, failure to thrive, stroke, ADHD, laryngeal and cancer patients, Down syndrome and other genetic disordered patients. In 2016, she received the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE).
Locally, she is a member of P.E.O., YMCA Board of Directors and a sustaining member of the Waycross Service League and Camilla Garden Club. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear, where she serves on the youth committee and is chairman of the wellness committee. She and her husband, Brian, live in Patterson with their daughters, Caroline, Natalie, and Jenna and their son, Jones. She enjoys reading, shopping and exercising in her spare time.
Ashley Bell, OTR/L
Ashley began specialized pediatric and adult occupational therapy care in 2019 for the Waycross and Jesup offices. She was born and raised in Savannah, GA and now resides in Blackshear, GA with her husband Alex Bell, who is a physical therapist (Go team therapy!). She is a graduate of Savannah Christian Preparatory High School in 2012. She then earned her Bachelor of Exercise Science from Georgia Southern University in 2016 and her Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy from Augusta University in 2019. She is nationally certified under the NBCOT and licensed to practice OT in the state of Georgia. She is also an active member of AOTA. Ashley has experience in a wide variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, preschools, elementary schools, and outpatient care. She has experience working with various diagnoses including orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, dyspraxia, ADHD, developmentally delayed, and more. Down Syndrome awareness holds a special place in Ashley’s heart after her role in the summer of 2017 as a caregiver buddy for actor Zack Gottsagen of the popular movie “The Peanut Butter Falcon”. She is an active member of First United Methodist Church in Waycross and Waycross Service League. She has hobbies of traveling, cooking, shopping, exercising, and spending time with family and friends. Ashley recently took on a role of being a clinical instructor and enjoys giving back to her profession through mentoring students. Ashley and her husband Alex are excited to welcome their first baby girl in May 2021!
Kristen Hinson, CCC-SLP
Speech- Language Pathologist
Kristen Hinson is originally from Glenwood, Georgia. She graduated from Valdosta State University in December of 2020 with a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Kristen moved to Jesup in August of 2020, following the arrival of her baby girl. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the State of Georgia. Kristen has experience treating a variety of communication disorders with a variety of ages and populations. This includes speech impairments, pediatric and adult language disorders, fluency disorders, pragmatic disorders, and motor speech disorders. She has experience with the following populations: developmentally delayed, autism, traumatic brain injury, stroke, ADHD, Down syndrome and other genetic disorders. Kristen lives In Jesup, GA with her husband, Chase, and her daughter, Hadley Grace. She enjoys going to the gym, spending time with her family, and shopping. Kristen has a passion for Christ and is grateful to be able to do the Lord's work through speech therapy.
Caroll Ard is responsible for all administrative duties in our Jesup location. She attended Altmaha Technical College and received a degree in Medical Coding and Billing. She has been with The Speech Clinic since 2010. She and her husband, Randy, have two grown sons and daughter-in-laws and three grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafts and cooking