Meet Our Team



Caroline Bowman, Owner

MEd, CCC-Speech-Language Pathologist

Caroline has over 11 years experience in treating both children and adults with speech, language, fluency, voice, feeding and swallowing disorders.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Valdosta State University.  She is a member of the American Speech Hearing and Language Association and the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology.    Prior to opening Therapy SPOT in 2007, Caroline practiced in the hospital settings, early intervention programs,...

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Lea Lanier, Owner

EdS, CCC-Speech-Language Pathologist

Lea has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2001.  She received her undergraduate degree from University of Georgia and her master’s degree from Valdosta State University, both in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has worked in the public school system, as well as hospital and rehab settings, where she provided services to adults and children from preschool through high school for a variety of communication disorders including articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia, fluency, voice, and...

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Suzy Heffner

MA, CFY-Speech-Language Pathologist

Suzy received her masters in communication disorders from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She has experience working with both young children and school-age children with varying speech and language disorders. Suzy is a Hanen certified instructor of the More Than Words program for families who have children with autism spectrum disorder. In addition, she has had experience working with adult stroke patients in both in inpatient and outpatient settings. A Savannah native, she now lives in Bulloch...

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Ashley Ayers

MCD, CCC-Speech-Language Pathologist

Ashley joined The Therapy SPOT in September 2015 as a speech-language pathologist.  Ashley graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education.  She earned her Masters degree in Communication Disorders from the University of South Carolina in 2014. Prior to beginning her career as a speech-language pathologist in 2014, Ashley taught special education in public schools for over four years.  As a speech-language pathologist Ashley has worked...

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Abby McAvoy

DPT, Physical Therapist

Abby graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in 2012, with a B.S. in Health Promotion and Behavior.  In 2015, she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA. Abby is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and presented her capstone research at the APTA’s national Combined Sections Meeting in 2014. During a clinical rotation in an outpatient pediatric facility, she discovered a great passion for...

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Olivia Chester

MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Olivia is a Statesboro native who is excited to be a part of the Therapy Spot team. Olivia graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2013. She then went on to earn her Masters in Occupational therapy from The University of St. Augustine in 2016. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Olivia developed a passion for working with children during one of her academic...

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Danielle Carey

MS, CCC-Speech-Language Pathologist

Danielle Carey, M.S., CCC-SLP, became a licensed speech-language pathologist in 2012, treating patients mainly in hospitals and subacute rehab centers with clinical time spent in the public school and at a private practice treating patients ages 2-80+.  She graduated magna cum laude from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders with a minor in child development and family relations.  Danielle received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Old Dominion...

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Shelley Hardy

Office Coordinator

Shelley received her degree from Ogeechee Technical College in business administration technology. She enjoys being around children and meeting new people, which is why she loves working at The Therapy SPOT! She also enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and playing with her four year old son.  Shelley is great at answering questions regarding insurance, scheduling, organizing, multitasking, and communicating with families and physician offices.

Angel Coughlin

Spanish Interpretor and Liaison

Angel was born and raised in the southwest corner of the island of Borinquen, the native name for Puerto Rico.  Angel served in the United States Navy, where she met her husband.  Her favorite part of being in the service was learning about many places and cultures as she traveled.  Angel has a love of children and served as a children’s pastor in New Mexico, prior to moving to Brooklet, Georgia in 2010.  Angel and...

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