Meet Our Team
Chloe McCommon, MCD, CCC-SLP
Chloe is a state licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Rehabilitation and Special Education from Auburn University. Chloe received her Master of Communication Disorders degree from Auburn University. She completed her externship at Wrights Mill Road Elementary School in Auburn, AL. She has 6 years of experience with a wide range of speech and language disorders with both the pediatric and adult populations. Chloe has worked in schools, private clinics, and nursing home settings.
Chloe and her husband Ian have two children, Mary Pat (4) and Mills (2). They have three fur babies, a cat named Piper and two dogs, Tucker and Palmer!
Emily Manning, MS, CCC-SLP
Emily is a state licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders with a concentration in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University. Emily received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Alabama. She completed her externship in Nashville, TN, at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. She has 7 years of experience with a wide range of speech and language disorders with both the pediatric and adult populations. She is certified in the AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding. Emily has worked in private clinics, nursing home, and hospital settings.
Emily and her husband Caro have three children, Abby (4), David (2), and one more on the way! They have two dogs named Tucker and Maggie!
Patty Fenn, MS, CCC-SLP
Patty has over 25 years of experience as an SLP in pediatrics. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Auburn University, and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo. Patty has worked at various settings around the Wiregrass including Early Intervention, Private Practice Clinics, Public School settings, Department of Defense, and Disability Determination Services. She has mentored many young Speech Language Pathologists and has expertise in Hippotherapy and Aquatic Therapy as well. Patty began working with Circle City Speech in October 2020. She has extensive experience with early language development disorders, articulation and phonological processing disorders, and children with autism. She is an S.O.S Certified Feeding Therapist and has years of experience with Oral Motor and Sensory feeding difficulties. In addition, Patty has been a provider of Teletherapy Speech Services since 2020. She is currently pursuing training in Natural Language Acquisition in Children with Autism.
Patty and her husband, Jim, have been married for 29 years and have two daughters, Bailey and Pamela Claire. They live on a small farm outside of Ozark with four horses, two dogs, and two cats. They love horse riding and farm life!
Caroline Middlebrooks, SLP-A
Caroline completed her Bachelors degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Alabama and her Masters in Special Education from the University of Arizona. She served as a Special Education teacher for 4 years. Caroline was born and raised in Dothan. Her and her family moved back to the Wiregrass are in November 2020.
Caroline enjoys hanging out with her family and friends. She has 2 year old twins, Calvin and Ruthie, who keep them busy each and every day!
“I enjoy building relationships with my kiddos and families and seeing the smiles on faces when big things are accomplished. Early language development is another favorite of mine! I’m so excited I’ve gotten to join such a great team at Circle City Speech!”
Amber McCollister, MS, CCC-SLP
Amber completed her Bachelors degree in Communicative Disorders and her Masters in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Alabama. She has primarily worked in private practice for the last 14 years but has also worked with early intervention and in the public schools. Amber enjoys all aspects of being a speech pathologist but is particularly passionate about motor speech, myofunctional, and feeding disorders, as well as reading difficulties/dyslexia.
Amber and her husband Adam met in middle school and both graduated from Daleville High School. They moved back home to Enterprise in 2021 after living in various parts of Florida for 12 years while her husband finished school at UF and then started his career. They are so happy to be back in the Wiregrass area and to be able to raise their boys around family.
Amber enjoys spending time with family, especially her two little boys, River (5) and Marshall (3). She also enjoys yoga, going out to eat, and game nights with friends or family.
Kelsey Szpek, MS, CCC-SLP
Kelsey attended Auburn University for her bachelors and masters degrees! She has a Bachelors Degree in Communication Disorders and a Masters Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Kelsey has been working as a full time speech language pathologist for just over a year now! Her experience ranges from working with early language to working with adults in the acute care setting.
“I was born and raised in Dothan and just recently moved to Headland, AL! I enjoy traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with my golden doodle Marley! I truly enjoy being a speech therapist and working with children! I love to make speech therapy fun while targeting goals at the same time!”
Mary Katherine Chapman, SLP-A
Mary Katherine attended the University of Alabama and graduated with her Bachelor's of Communicative Disorders and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She was born and raised in Dothan, and is excited to be back to provide speech therapy services as an SLP-A.
"I enjoy spending time at the beach and at the farm with family, friends, and my dog, Sasha! I look forward to conecting and building relationships with the kids!"
Chelsea Keener, Administrative Assistant
Chelsea is our new administrative assistant. She completes a variety of office tasks to help our therapists focus more on patient care.
Chelsea is a Troy University and Liberty University graduate. She married her college-sweetheart, Joey. They have a son named Easton (6) and are in the process of adoiption out of foster care. Chelsea is a photographer and educator when she is not working at Circle City Speech. She loves her church family. In her free time, her family loves adventuring, hiking, kayaking, and being at the lake.