The Chatter Box is currently directed by a team of speech language pathologists. We currently serve children in the home, daycare and center through the First Steps program or private pay as applicable. Our speech pathologists provide quality diagnostic and therapy services related to expressive and receptive language, oral motor and feeding, speech sound production, and augmentative/alternative communication.

Ann Wilson Phalen

M.S. CCC-SLP

Ann Wilson Phalen

M.S. CCC-SLP

Ann Wilson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Kentucky. She attended Marshall University where she completed her Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology.  She holds her national certification from American Speech Language Hearing Association as well as a license to practice Speech Language Pathology in the state of Kentucky
During her professional career She has had the opportunity to work with children (infancy through five years of age) with a variety of disorders including but not limited to: developmental delays, down syndrome, hearing impairments, cochlear implants, autism, apraxia, articulation and phonological disorders.  She has worked in schools, daycares and children's homes.
Ann Wilson has a special interest in early intervention where she learned the importance of teaching in the child's natural environment and building relationships with parents, siblings and caregivers. She believes in a family
centered approach to therapy where  therapy can fun and embedded into every day routines.
She has intermediate signing skills ( SEE) and has completed training in evaluation and treatment for children with dyslexia. She lives in her hometown of Shelbyville, Kentucky with her husband and three children. She enjoys working in her community where she grew up.

Beth Schickel

M.A., CCC-SLP

Beth Schickel

M.A., CCC-SLP

Beth has over 25 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a variety of settings, including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, long-term care, home health, early intervention and private practice.  During this time she has enjoyed serving both adults and children with a range of diagnoses.

Beth currently works full-time for The Chatter Box primarily with preschool and school-aged children.  In addition to articulation and language, she has received additional training to become a Dyslexia Specialist.

Beth graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology. She lives in the Louisville area and is the mother of two daughters.

Erica Hayes

M.A. CCC-SLP

Erica Hayes

M.A. CCC-SLP

Erica  has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1999.  She attended the University of Kansas for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Her graduate studies included a minor in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She has served children in First Steps through elementary school with the most experience in working with preschool age children.

Erica is married and has two children.  She loves to read, travel and spend time with her family.

Mary Love Peters

M.S., CCC-SLP

Mary Love Peters

M.S., CCC-SLP

Mary has over 15 years of experience as a pediatric speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings, including early intervention, private practice, outpatient clinics, and pediatric long-term care. During this time she has enjoyed serving children with a range of diagnoses, such as speech/language delay, hearing loss, cerebral palsy traumatic brain injury, feeding difficulty, multiple disabilities, and medically fragile. Mary especially enjoys partnering with families to improve their children’s communication skills; she has concentrated her continuing education efforts in the areas of feeding, auditory training, tracheostomy speaking valves, augmentative & alternative communication, and advocacy in the IEP process.

Mary graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development/Linguistics and Master of Science in Hearing and Speech Sciences. She lives in the Louisville area with her husband and three daughters.

Danielle Krinsky

M.S., CCC-SLP

Danielle Krinsky

M.S., CCC-SLP

Danielle Krinsky is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of South Florida in 2011. She recently moved to Louisville, KY from Ft. Lauderdale with her family. She has experience working in a public school, private practice and outpatient clinics. Danielle specializes in working with children with developmental delays, apraxia of speech and learning disabilities.

Lauren Fineman

M.S. CCC-SLP

Lauren Fineman

M.S. CCC-SLP

Lauren Fineman is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Louisville. She has clinical experience with First Steps, public and private schools and acute care. She enjoys riding horses, painting, ceramics and volunteering with her therapy dog, Uno.

Uno Fineman

Therapy Dog

Uno Fineman

Therapy Dog

Uno Fineman is a dalmatian owned by Lauren Fineman, Speech-Language Pathologist. Uno is a therapy dog at The Chatter Box who loves to spend time with children and adults. He enjoys being petted, doing tricks and sleeping. Uro loves going to work with his mom and spending time with the children.

Hannah Sutherland

MS, CF-SLP

Hannah Sutherland

MS, CF-SLP

Hannah graduated from the University of Kentucky in May, 2022 with her Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders. Hannah attended the University of Kentucky for her undergraduate studies as well and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics. Hannah has had the opportunity to work with children and their families in a variety of settings, including the public school system and pediatric outpatient clinics. She has clinical experience evaluating and treating children with a variety of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, craniofacial disorders & syndromes, receptive-expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, and fluency disorders. Hannah is passionate about aiding children and their families in establishing and developing functional communication. In her free time, Hannah enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and creative activities like knitting and embroidery.

Ashley Hasemann

M.S., CF-SLP

Ashley Hasemann

M.S., CF-SLP

Ashley graduated from the University of Louisville in 2022 with her Master of Science in Communicative Disorders-Speech Language Pathology. She has had the opportunity to work with the pediatric population through an outpatient clinic that specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and with school aged children at private school that specializes in learning differences. Ashley is passionate about working with the pediatric population and their families to help foster growth in their child's communicative abilities. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys going for walks, baking, and spending time with her husband and dog.

Macreena Groody

MS, CF-SLP

Macreena Groody

MS, CF-SLP

Macreena graduated from the University of Louisville in 2022 with her Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders-Speech Language Pathology. She completed her first clinical rotation at the Chatterbox in 2021 and is excited to be back! Macreena has had the opportunity to work with children and their families in a variety of settings including the public school system, pediatric outpatient, and pediatric private practice. She has clinical experience treating children with fluency disorders, articulation disorders, developmental delays and receptive/expressive language disorders. Macreena is passionate about working with children and their families to provide tools and strategies to foster the most functional forms of communication. In her spare time Macreena enjoys church events, hiking, movies and spending time with friends, family and her dog and cat.

Rachel Wilson

M.S., CCC-SLP

Rachel Wilson

M.S., CCC-SLP

Rachel is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from Murray State University. She has experience with preschool and elementary school aged children. Rachel lives in Oldham County with her husband and two daughters. She is excited to be part of The Chatter Box team!

Katie West

M.S. CCC-SLP

Katie West

M.S. CCC-SLP

Katie is a speech language pathologist with 17 years of experience in Kentucky public schools.She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky, in2003 and 2005. Areas of expertise include: articulation disorders, general receptive/expressivelanguage disorders, pragmatic language disorders, Autism, Down Syndrome, functional mentaldisability, and developmental delay. She has worked with both low and high tech augmentativecommunication systems.Katie lives in Crestwood with her husband and two children. She spends most of her free timewatching her kids play baseball, football, and softball.

Bri Tingle

M.S., CCC-SLP

Bri Tingle

M.S., CCC-SLP

Bri graduated from Samford University in April, 2021 with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Bri has had the opportunity to work with children and their families in a variety of settings, including the public school system, a pediatric outpatient clinic and pediatric private practice. Bri has clinical experience evaluating and treating children with developmental delays,articulation disorders, receptive/expressive language disorders, fluency disorders and social communication disorders. Bri is passionate about working with children and their families to help aid them in their communication goals and abilities. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and attending sporting events.

Mary-Jo Weissrock

M.S. CCC-SLP

Mary-Jo Weissrock

M.S. CCC-SLP

Mary Jo has a Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Louisville. She has had the opportunity to serve the pediatric population with a variety of diagnoses including Down Syndrome, Autism, medically fragile conditions, developmental delays, articulation and phonological disorders and feeding difficulties. She has a passion for working with the pediatric population and enjoys seeing the growth in the children’s communication abilities. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her dog, Wrigley.

Krista Rice

M.A., CCC-SLP

Krista Rice

M.A., CCC-SLP

Krista began her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist working part-time for a local school district in Central Florida while completing her master’s degree. Since 2006, Krista has worked with preschool through high school aged children within the public school setting. She has gained a variety of experience working with students who have varying diagnoses, including autism, developmental delays, Down syndrome, receptive-expressive language disorders, articulation disorders and fluency disorders. She also enjoys working with assistive technology to aid in communication.

Krista graduated with her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2008. She and her husband live in Louisville and together they have 5 children and a Yorkie. In her free time, Krista enjoys being outdoors, reading and visiting her family in Florida.