audiologists


Our speech-language pathologists and audiologists help diagnose and treat adults and children who have speech disorders (stuttering, difficulty producing speech), language disorders (difficulty understanding others or expressing themselves), and swallowing disorders. These certified professionals also help children with autism and aid preschool children with language development.

LISA R. AFTON, AU.D., F-AAA
In 2004, Lisa Afton completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Family Studies at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She continued her education at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH and earned her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) degree in 2008. She and her husband moved to the Raleigh area in 2009. Lisa is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is licensed by the NC Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists. She is also board-certified in audiology by the American Board of Audiology.

MELANIE CORGILL-COX, M.S., CCC-A/SLP, F-AAA

Melanie joined our practice in 1992. She received her Bachelors of Science in Speech and Hearing Science in 1987 and her Masters of Sciences in Speech and Hearing Science in 1989 from the University of South Alabama. She trained at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama and has dual certification and licensure in the fields of Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology. Melanie is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association.  She is licensed by the NC Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologist and Audiologist as well as the NC State Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board.

DAVID CROWLEY, AU.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
David earned his Doctor of Audiology degree in 2010 from Gallaudet University. He received his bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders from the University of Central Florida. He is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He is a member of American Academy of Audiology. “How we communicate with others ultimately determines the quality of our lives,” he said. “My goal is to improve both”

MISHA J. DAVIS-GUNTER, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA
Misha received her master’s degree in audiology and speech sciences from Michigan State University in 1994. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications disorders from Central Michigan University in 1991. A member of the American Academy of Audiology, she is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists North Carolina State Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board. "The advances in hearing aids over the past two decades have led to a wide variety of styles, options and technologies,” she said. “Understanding and navigating your way through these can be daunting. I enjoy helping people make sense of it all and fulfill their listening goals."

KIERSTEN LAWSON AU.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Kiersten is a North Carolina Native from Charlotte, NC. Kiersten earned her Doctorate in Audiology in 2016 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from East Carolina University in 2012.  Kiersten is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NCBOESLPA), is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence for Audiologists (CCC-A) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).  Kiersten is also involved in the executive board for the NC chapter of the American Academy of Audiology.  She enjoys assisting patients regain the ability to communicate with loved ones thru the use of new hearing aid technology.  Kiersten lives in the Cary area with her husband and enjoys supporting the Carolina Panthers!

CHERYL MEDLEY, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA
Cheryl Medley completed her undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University. She received her Masters of Arts in Audiology from the University of Texas at Austin. ("Hook'em Horns!”) She has been practicing audiology and dispensing hearing aids since 2000. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.

 

JENNIFER ROWLAND, AU.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Jennifer Rowland earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2002. She received her doctoral degree in Audiology in 2007 from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. Jennifer also is licensed by the NC Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

MICHELE M. SCHWARTZ, M.S., CCC-A, F-AAA
Michele completed her clinical fellowship in Audiology at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles in 1993. She received both her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma: a master's degree in audiology in 1992 and a bachelor's degree in communication disorders in 1990. She is a member of Quota International of the Triangle, which serves the hearing impaired and disadvantaged women and children in our community. She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and certified in audiology by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She holds licensing from the NC Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologist and the NC Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board. She enjoys helping patients reconnect with others through advances in hearing aid technology.

JULIA VADAKKUMPADAN, AU.D., CCC-A
Julia earned her Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Georgia in 2002. Julia continued her education, earning her Doctoral degree in Audiology from The University of Maryland in 2007. She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is a fellow member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Julia worked for seven years as a pediatric audiologist specializing in newborn hearing screening and follow-up diagnostic evaluations. She enjoys working with patients of all ages to improve their quality of life through advances in hearing care.

TAYLOR WEDDLE, AU.D.,CCC-A
Taylor earned his Doctor of Audiology degree in 2016 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. He completed his undergraduate degrees in Communication Disorders and Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. He  is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. As a North Carolina native, Taylor is excited to provide hearing and balance services within his home state. He enjoys cooking, watersports, and exploring the Triangle with his wife, Sarah.