Robin Goldring, Founder
Robin Goldring – M.S., CCC-SLP is the owner and Clinical Director for RS Goldring Inc. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist for over 20 years. Robin earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Processes and Disorders from the University of Florida and her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Florida State University. Her experience includes private practice, hospitals and rehabilitation centers with children and adults. She is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Georgia Speech Language Hearing Association. Robin lives in Johns Creek with her husband, two daughters and dog. In her spare time, Robin enjoys spending time with her family and friends and playing tennis.
Monica Pachorek, Business Manager
Monica Pachorek brings over 15 years of management and finance experience along with a Business Degree in Management and Finance to RS Goldring Inc. She is well versed in navigating the landscape of insurance, both private and Georgia Health Partnership Programs. Having two children with special needs of her own, she brings a unique perspective to the table. Monica lives in the Greater Atlanta Area with her husband and two young boys.
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Allie Cerione, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders with a minor in Human Development as well as her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alabama. She is currently employed full-time by Fulton County Board of Education in which she has gained experience with assessing, diagnosing, and treating children with deficits in receptive and expressive language, articulation, phonology, and pragmatic language. In her spare time, Allie is a special needs cheerleading coach and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Cindy Horowitz received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Florida and her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Nova Southeastern University. She has worked for Fulton County Board of Education for the last 8 years. Cindy has spent the majority of her time in the schools working with pre-school – through elementary aged children with a wide range of speech-language and developmental disabilities. Cindy lives in Alpharetta with her husband, 2 teenage boys as well as 2 cats and a lab mix named Lily. In her free time, Cindy enjoys watching her sons play baseball, working out and reading.
Elana Hill Miller
After graduating with a B.S. in Education from the University of Georgia in the Spring of 1995, Elana attended graduate school at Western Carolina University where she received her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1997. She then moved back to Atlanta, where she began her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. For most of her career she has worked with the 2-5 year old population. She currently lives in Alpharetta with her husband, four children and a dog.
Elizabeth Bowman, M.Ed., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in English from Georgia State University. She graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Master’s of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. Elizabeth is a member and advocate of the hearing impaired community, and feels passionately about individuals with hearing loss. The journey of her own hearing loss is what inspired her to join the field of speech and language pathology. Elizabeth is currently employed full time with Cobb Pediatrics and works for a school in Gwinnett County where she works predominantly with second language learning students with language and articulation disorders as well as self-contained severe autism students. Elizabeth is a resident of the Cabbagetown community in Atlanta, GA, and when she is not working she loves traveling, cooking, reading, watching documentaries, and painting.
Originally from Tullahoma, TN, Emily Wooten attended The University of Tennessee-Knoxville where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology in 2005 and a Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology in 2007. Emily is licensed by the state of Georgia and certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Emily worked as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools from 2007-2010 and joined R.S. Goldring, Inc. in August, 2010. She is also currently a clinical supervisor for EBS Healthcare. She currently lives in Suwanee, GA with her husband and two sons. In her free time, Emily enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Julie Abes is proud to be a native of Atlanta. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Processes and Disorders from the University of Florida and her Masters of Education in Communication Sciences from the University of Georgia. Before working in the private setting, she was a speech-lanugage pathologist at Atlanta Medical Center and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Julie lives in Alpharetta with her husband and two children and enjoys volunteering for JDRF, traveling, working out, and reading in her free time.
Kathleen F. Hardgrove-Amukamara
Kathleen Hardgrove-Amukamara, M.A., CCC-SLP has been a speech-language pathologist for over 20 years. Kathleen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Douglass College, Rutgers University and her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from Kean University. Professional experience includes hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private special education schools, public schools, and home care with children and adults. She is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). A native of New Jersey, Kathleen and her family moved to Georgia in 2009. Kathleen lives in Cumming with her husband, three daughters, and their pet dog and lizard.
Katie Kurtz, M.S., CCC-SLP attended Florida State University for both undergraduate and graduate studies. She began her career working full-time in Dekalb County public schools, with specialized experience in middle school aged children and severe/ profound disorders with AAC. She is now a contract SLP, working for R. S. Goldring along with two other practices. During undergraduate studies, Katie assisted in teaching Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Mechanisms and Acoustics, received research certification in Behavioral and Community Sciences, studied ABA in London, and lead a team of coders on a research study at the FSU Autism Institute. In graduate school, she co-taught courses in Normal Language Development and assisted in a study regarding the effects of increased cognitive demand on gait in individuals with hemiplegia. Besides being a speech pathologist, Katie enjoys photography, taking her hammock to the park, eating tofu, and volunteering at a sleep-away school for Deaf children in Knockpatrick, Jamaica.
Maria Ciufo received her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at Kean University and her Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Kean University. She received training with children and adults during her clinical experience at various settings including: school, acute rehab, and university clinic.
Maria has experience working with pediatric and adult populations with a variety of disorders including: receptive/expressive language disorders, apraxia, aphasia, dysarthria, phonological and articulation disorders, nonverbal autism, cognitive disabilities, auditory processing disorder, learning disabilities, and dysphagia. Maria has extensive knowledge in the area of AAC and autism. She is fluent in Italian and therefore, enjoys working with bilingual individuals.
When working with her patients, Maria aims to communicate effectively with family members and professionals in order to create a holistic approach to therapy that will allow skills to be carried over in all aspects of an individuals’ life.
Maria holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Association (ASHA) and a State of Georgia licensure in the field of Speech Language Pathology.
Natalie Hire, M.Ed., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University. She graduated from the University of Georgia with her Master’s of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. Natalie is currently employed full time by Fulton County Board of Education where she works between two center based schools with students with a variety of special needs and speech and language impairments including those using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and working on social language skills. She has been working part-time with RS Goldring, inc. since the summer of 2013. When she is not working, Natalie enjoys traveling, going to Auburn football games, and spending time with her friends and family.
Rebecca (Bec) Slater has over 30 years of professional experience in the fields of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Professional practice has included a variety of settings- hospitals, home health, private practice, and pubic schools. She has experience with a variety of communication disorders including feeding/swallowing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, learning disability, apraxia, fluency disorder, aural rehabilitation, and voice disorder.
Shari Schwalbe has been working with elementary and preschool age children with communication disorders and special needs for over 15 years. She has worked in both the school and home healthcare settings. She joined R.S. Goldring, Inc. in 2008. Shari received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She has a special interest in working with children with phonological disorders and other speech sound disorders. Shari currently lives in Alpharetta, GA with her husband and their two sons. In her free time, she enjoys dabbling in photography and artistic projects, as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Summer Morrison M.Ed. CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with R.S. Goldring, Inc. and has been with R.S. Goldring for over 3 years. She has worked in the public schools and home health setting specializing in early intervention. Summer earned a Bachelors of Science in Education with a focus in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2005 from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from Valdosta State University in 2007. Summer is licensed by the state of Georgia and is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has sought extensive continuing education studies including areas of pediatric feeding and swallowing, autism spectrum-disorders, and apraxia. Summer has also earned specialized training in VitalStim for more severe swallowing disorders. She has experience with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, apraxia of speech, developmental delays, stuttering, voice, articulation, and phonological disorders. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, exercising, and spending time with her family and puppy.