Allie Ballard, MS, CF-SLP Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Georgia State University Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Georgia Allie’s love for children at first led her to consider teaching, but when she discovered speech-language pathology, she realized it was the perfect combination of what she enjoyed most,…

Ritu Budhraja, M.S., OTR/L Master of Psychology, University Of Madras in Chennai, India Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research in Olatpur, India Ritu grew up in a small group of islands in India, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, but came to the United States because she had always…

Lauren Downes, MS, CF-SLP Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Auburn University Master of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Auburn University Lauren always knew that she wanted to have an impact on future generations and that she didn’t want to work behind a desk all day. Because she easily connected with…

Elena Freeman, M.Ed., CCC-SLP Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of West Georgia Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgia State University Elena discovered a passion for speech-language pathology after she spent six months observing in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s (CHOA) Center for Craniofacial Disorders. During that time, she enjoyed working…

Sarah Gonzales, M.A., CCC-SLP Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton Sarah has been a speech language pathologist (SLP) since 2005, and in that time she has worked with children from age four months all the way up to young…

Lindsay Kraun, M.S., OTR/L Master of Occupational Therapy, Georgia State University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Tampa Lindsay grew up working at the Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s summer camp with kids of a variety of ages and abilities. Her mom told her she might enjoy being an occupational therapist, but she had…

Emily McCabe, PT, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of North Georgia Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Georgia College and State University Emily grew up nannying for her two cousins with Down Syndrome and learned about pediatric therapy at a young age through her time with them. Her interest in sports and fitness, combined with…

Toula McCarty, BS, PT Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Mississippi Medical Center Toula brings extensive experience to Kid’s Creek Therapy with both parents and children loving her gentle guidance. She has 25 years of experience in a variety of pediatric settings including Mississippi Children’s Rehabilitation Center, public schools, the neonatal intensive care…

Melanie McGriff, M.Ed., CCC-SLP – Executive Director Melanie McGriff, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is owner, executive director, and practicing speech therapist at Kid’s Creek Therapy. Since 1992, she has worked with many children in a variety of settings including the school system, home health, and private clinics specializing in pediatrics. She previously served on the board of…

Sundas Mushtaq, M.S., OTR/L Master of Occupational Therapy, Brenau University Bachelor of Health Science, Brenau University Sundas was exposed to pediatric therapy throughout her childhood because of her brother, who has Down syndrome, and because of him she always knew she wanted a career that involved helping other people. Sundas has a knack for cultural…