Our Professionals

OUR AUDIOLOGISTS

 

Dr. Michelle Saltarrelli, AuD, CCC, A/SLP

Dr. Michelle Saltarrelli resides in Pearland with her husband and five sons. During her family time, she and husband are watching their sons in various sports and band events. Sports include venues for both school and local recreational organizations. Dr. Saltarrelli achieved her Master of Science Degree in 2001 from Southeastern Louisiana University and her Doctorate of Audiology in 2008 from Louisiana Tech University. Her residency was completed at Methodist Hospital in the Medical Center and at Houston Ear Research Foundation (HERF). Dr. Saltarrelli’s career includes adjunct professor, researcher, and speaker at national conferences for audiologists and speech language pathologists. She hosts her own live, monthly talk radio show on 700AM Meet the Experts.

Certifications Current/Previous:
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy- BPPV Specifically
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Trained Therapist / Tethered Oral Tissue Trained Therapist (TOTs)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT-Loud)
  • Vital-Stim
  • Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS)
Areas of Interest:
  • Brain and Hearing Aids / Brain and Cochlear Implants
  • Behaviors of the Neurologically Involved Child / Behaviors of the Neurologically Involved Adult
Professional Associations/Partnerships:
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • American Academy of Audiology (ADA)
  • American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA)
  • Audigy
  • American Institute of Balance-Certified Specialty Care Center Partner
  • CQ Partners

Dr. Carrie Raz, AuD, CCC-A

Dr. Carrie Raz was born and raised in the Houston area and currently lives in Pearland with her husband and 2 children. As a native Houstonian, she is a big fan of the Houston Astros or any local sports team. Dr. Raz loves being close to her parents and 5 siblings, who the majority live in the greater Houston area. Dr. Raz enjoys problem solving and thinking outside the box. Dr. Raz received both her Bachelor’s in Communication Disorders in 2011 and Doctorate in Audiology in 2015 at Lamar University in Beaumont. Her 4th year externship was completed in Brooklyn, New York with a private practice that contracted with an otologist, pediatric otolaryngologist, and general otolaryngologist. Throughout her career she has worked with several different specialists to provide a more holistic approach for patient care. Dr. Raz loves to make her patients to feel heard as well as hear their best with her patient driven care.

Areas of Interest:
  • Patient care and counseling
  • Brain Processing in connection to hearing loss
  • Pediatric Audiology
  • Geriatric Audiology
  • Hearing loss treatment with all brands and styles of
    hearing devices
  • Cochlear Implants
Professional Associations/Partnerships:
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing
  • Association (ASHA)
  • Texas Academy of Audiologist (TAA)

 

OUR THERAPISTS

 

Mahogany, SLP, Speech Language Pathologist 

Hello everyone! My name is Mahogany but you can call me Maggie. I was born and raised in Houston Texas, and completed my undergrad at Lamar University. I just graduated with my CF SLP certification from Lewis University in Romeoville Illinois, and my clinical interest include oral motor disorders, language disorders, feeding/swallowing. I enjoy what I do and I’m looking forward to growing professionally with each and everyone of you. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the Autumn Oak team.

 

 

Alexandra, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Hey, yall! I’m Ali, a Louisiana transplant living in the Houston area with my husband. We made the move two years ago and have been loving every minute of it! When I’m not working as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, you can find me trying out new restaurants, watching the latest movies, sipping coffee at a cozy coffee shop, or planning a weekend getaway with my husband. 

With almost 2 years of experience in the field, I’ve had the joy of working with children from diverse backgrounds and age groups, from toddlers to school-age kids. My approach is centered around creating a playful and nurturing environment that fosters creativity, imagination, and most importantly, fun! Through play therapy, I help children develop essential communication skills like language, social skills, and problem solving, all while building confidence and self-esteem. I’m constantly inspired by the creativity and resilience of my young patients, and I’m honored to be a part of their journey towards effective communication and connection. Let’s play, learn, and grow together! 

“Autumn Oak offers me the privilege of professional growth and the joy of meaningful connections. It’s a nurturing environment where I can flourish as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, while also forming lasting bonds with my patients and their families, and that’s the greatest reward of all.” 

Emily, Speech Language Pathologist 

Hello everyone!! My name is Emily however, some of my kiddos do call me “Ms. Emy”. I was born and raised in Dubai and migrated to Florida in 2020. Currently, I am living with my sweet husband in Houston, TX. I received my bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, and my Master’s degree of Science at Dr. S.R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore in 2019. I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) and am a member of the Texas Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (TSHA). Over the last 6 years, I had the pleasure of working across various settings, including public schools, private clinics, catering to both adults and pediatric populations. My expertise lies in treating children with articulation and language disorders, fluency disorders and motor speech difficulties. I love making a difference in the lives of my patients and their families.

“I have always loved working with the patients and team members here at Autumn Oak. This has been a great platform for me improve my professional knowledge.”

 

BUSINESS PARTNERS AT AUTUMN OAK

Haleigh Beaird Music Therapist

Haleigh Beaird, MMT, MT-BC

Haleigh Beaird, MMT, MT-BC is an ambitious music therapist and owner of Helpful Harmonies Music Therapy with 7 years of clinical experience. Helpful Harmonies Music Therapy was established in 2022 to assist children with disabilities, adolescents needing mental health support, parents with young children in the community, and surrounding school district’s special education programs.

Haleigh is a Board Certified Music Therapist (#13057) that has her Masters of Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University, and a Bachelor’s in Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University where she completed her 1,500-hour internship with Texas Health and Human Services at the Denton State Supported Living Center working with residents with intellectual disabilities. 

At Helpful Harmonies, we provide superior support to our clients through the entire process. Something that sets us apart from other therapists is our continued commitment to increasing accessibility of services and resources for not only our clients, but for our community.

Helpful Harmonies Music Therapy

We believe that there is a lack of accessibility for individuals seeking therapy in our area. At Helpful Harmonies, we strive to bridge this gap.

We first and foremost base our practices in relational therapy. In order to connect with our clients, we most importantly need strong rapport with each of them to best assist them in the goals and areas of needs their families want for them. Our therapists are here to create a welcoming space and build a truly unique connection with each of our clients.

To schedule a free consultation and to learn more, please click the button below to visit our website! 

www.helpfulharmoniesmt.com    Or email us here! (info@helpfulharmoniesmt.com)

 

OUR ADMINISTRATORS

Sheri Sheehan, Chief Administrator (Audiology Clinic)

Sheri Sheehan was born in Denton, Texas and moved to Lake Jackson, Texas when she was 5 years old. She is a graduate of Brazoswood High School and attended college in Huntsville at Sam Houston State University.

She has been married for 27 years to her husband.  They have two kids, a son and daughter who are 25 and 22 years old.

They moved to Pearland in 1998 and consider Pearland home.

Sheri enjoys reading, puzzles, traveling, hiking, cruising, and the great outdoors. She has visited beautiful places around the world like Bolivia, Greece, Rome and of course a little closer to home Alaska, Yosemite, Maine, and many more. 

Her and her family attend Second Baptist Church in Pearland and are very active in their church community. They serve on the first impressions team, and love to serve their community through their church like feeding and clothing the hungry and bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to people.

She started working at Autumn Oak in 2013. “I am the chief administrator in the hearing clinic.  I absolutely love my job and the people I work with. I enjoy getting to know each of our patients and seeing the improvements in their quality of life that we help provide them with.”

Abigail VanCamp, Audiology Technician, Office Administrator (Audiology Clinic)

Abbey was raised in Webster, Tx. She enjoys cooking, drawing, and spending time with her boyfriend and their adorable dog! She has always enjoyed art and music, whether it’s appreciation or creating it herself. 

“It’s such an honor to see the difference we make here at Autumn Oak! It’s so rewarding to be able to help patients and see them leave happy!” 

 

 

Michele Landry, Office Manager (Speech Clinic)

Michele Landry was born in Pasadena, Texas and moved to the Pearland area about ten years ago. She is married to her amazing husband and is the mother to one eighteen-year-old son. She also has two husky girls Lola and Blew that love to talk.  When Michele is not at work, she often spends time with her family watching sports or will head to a casino.

Michele started working at Autumn Oak in May 2021. “My heart is always with the patients and being able to help them get the services they need is very rewarding.  I have worked in various fields of healthcare for the past 13 years, so I have a lot of experience when helping others.”

 

Brittany Bartolf, Senior Office Administrator 

Brittany Bartolf was born and raised in the Houston area. Some things she enjoys are spending time with family, cooking, dining out, and volunteering at her church.

“As a front office administrator, I have the privilege of coordinating with our patients and staff to ensure that our plan of care for them fits well with their schedules. It is a blessing to get to work with such a wonderful team and to share the joy of seeing our patients benefit from our services.”

 

Lynn Perez, Front Office Administrator (Speech Clinic)

Lynn was born and raised in Dallas, TX then later established her life in Houston, TX. Lynn has a medical background in medical assisting and EMT. She also has experience working in an ABA clinic working alongside other Behavioral Therapists. As Autumn Oak expands to help our community, Lynn has been a vital team player when it comes to aiding young adults with special needs learn workplace skills. She has a passion for helping people make positive changes in their life. When she is not at work, Lynn enjoys watching her grandchildren, making gifts and reading a good book alongside a cup of coffee!

“I appreciate the family atmosphere, compassion and support that the owners and management facilitate. And the way my coworkers support each other everyday but, most of all, the quality of care they give everyday. I see my team as mountain movers. If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to the mountain move! And it will move, nothing is impossible.”

 

Mackenzie Tolbert, Front Office Administrator (Speech Clinic)

Mackenzie was born and raised in the League City, TX area. She has always had a passion for helping people and animals! Some of her hobbies are traveling, shopping, volunteering, reading,  and spending time with her boyfriend and their pets!

“It has been such a joy to witness small victories and big changes in people’s lives day to day as they go through therapy here at Autumn Oak!”

 

 

Allison Knupple, Office Administrator, Marketing Assistant 

Allison Knupple is a native Houstonian who is passionate about hospitality and interpersonal communication. She is a mother to two beautiful children, a 5 year old daughter and an 8 month old son. The oldest of 4 siblings and the aunt to two nephews. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her big family, and friends, you can usually find them on the Jimmy Changas patio! She has been a member at First United Methodist Church for a year and loves sharing the love and joy of Jesus with her children and the community! As an avid reader she has read many books in her life and is sharing that love with her kids. 

“I love being part of the Autumn Oak family! Getting to be a part of improving patient’s quality of life while providing excellent service is such a joy!”

“My daughter has been seeing her speech therapist, Vilma Sandoval, for just a few months now and we have already seen such progress. My daughter loves going and feels so comfortable and welcomed there. The entire staff has always been very professional and kind. I highly recommend Autumn Oaks to anyone looking for a place to receive care.”

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“My son Caleb attended Autumn Oaks for about two years because he had a speech delay. During his time there his speech and pronunciation improved greatly. Mrs. Eshita (our speech pathologist) is so encouraging, patient and supportive. The entire staff is friendly and great to work with. We cannot thank Autumn Oaks enough for helping our son!!”

“My daughter has been seeing her speech therapist, Vilma Sandoval, for just a few months now and we have already seen such progress. My daughter loves going and feels so comfortable and welcomed there. The entire staff has always been very professional and kind. I highly recommend Autumn Oaks to anyone looking for a place to receive care.”

“I went to Autumn oak for a new set of hearing aides. The Staff is Great, the Professionalism and kindness is awesome. I am very happy with the Service I have received, the amount of testing Dr Saltarrelli has done has been fantastic. She takes the time needed to get things right.”