Our Staff

All our Speech Pathologists hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence
from the American Speech-Language Association (ASHA),
and a License in Speech Language Pathology in the State of Georgia.


Justine C. Glover, M.A. CCC–SLP Speech-Language Pathologist Founding Member

Justine is the founder member of Speech Therapy of Forsyth and continues to provide speech therapy services specializing in social language and communication.

Justine completed her graduate study at Hunter College of the City University of New York, graduating in 1972. She worked at Mount Sinai Medical Center for several years before moving to Atlanta.

In 1981 she founded Atlanta’s first all-day, year-round therapeutic preschool while advocating for early intervention services statewide.

Speech Therapy of Forsyth was started in 2005 with the intention to pair Speech/Language Therapy with an intense respect for 1) the necessity of Parent Coaching, 2) a working knowledge of sensory integration disorders, and 3) modeling the rules of conversation for the children and parents. This mission continues to be realized in our clinic by the exceptional staff this mission has attracted.


Michele Pedretti, Managing Partner, CEO

Michele received a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University 1993. She joined the practice in 2009 where she committed to growing the practice to help create an environment of Speech Therapists and Staff who enjoy coming to work where they are appreciated, are able to grow professionally and are fully support by a team of amazing mentors. Her greatest accomplishment has been the 2023 relocation to a larger space and the development of a Clinical Management Team.

Michele is the managing partner responsible for all areas of operation, office/staff coordination and patient/parent advocacy. Michele believes the best part of her position is two-fold: patient advocacy enabling families to get the most of their Therapy – both financially and with coordination between therapist and family; and, in continued growth and support of the Speech Therapists.

Michele and her husband moved from Ft. Lauderdale to Forsyth in 2008, she has two children in college. Her son plays college-level baseball, majoring in business and her daughter is majoring in Communication Disorders with her goal of becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Clinical Management Team


Kari B. Sykes, M.A., CCC/SLP Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Director

Kari graduated from the University of Cincinnati, 2004, with her M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She has over 19 years of experience working as a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist in a variety of school and healthcare settings.
Kari has spent the last 12 years practicing at Speech Therapy of Forsyth, where she has refined her parent coaching skills and earned the position of Clinical Director.  She is especially passionate about Play and Experience Based Therapy, Self Regulation, AAC, Social Thinking and Neurodiversity Affirming Practices. Her favorite part of her job is being able to work individually with her patients and their families to develop a customized and flexible plan of care.  She firmly believes that there is not a one size fits all therapy program, and strives to stay current with Evidence Based Practices.  As Clinical Director, Kari enjoys mentoring and learning from staff while promoting a growth mindset.

Kari is also the mother to two teenage boys, her oldest was diagnosed with Autism in 2010 at the age of 2 years old.  She is a fierce advocate for providing him with the support he needs, while also embracing and celebrating his differences.  Combining her personal and clinical experiences together, Kari is able to offer her families and patients a unique perspective.

Meaningful SP logo

~Gestalt Language Certified~

Brooke Carden, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Supervisor

Brooke received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders at Southern Illinois University. She continued her education at Texas State University, earning her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She has over 13 years of experience working as a SLP with both the pediatric and geriatric populations.

Brooke started her journey at Speech Therapy of Forsyth in 2013.  She took a brief hiatus, moved out of the area, was married and practiced as a Speech Pathologist working with the adult population.  She returned in 2021, earned the position as Clinical Supervisor and is a part of the Management Team.  Her favorite part of working with pediatrics is watching a child blossom through fun and activity and coaching parents on how to integrate speech and language skills into everyday situations. There is no greater joy than watching a parent and child begin to communicate! Brooke is the mother of two boys and she and her husband also have two dogs.


Kaylee Levidiotis, M.S. CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist,
Training & Education Coordinator

Kaylee attended the University of Tennessee where she earned her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. Before Kaylee decided to become a SLP, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and worked at the Marcus Autism Center/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for both the research department and the educational outreach program. Kaylee has experience working with various populations with a variety of needs including speech and language, feeding and swallowing, social communication, autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, voice disorders, AAC, apraxia, deaf and hard of hearing, and traumatic brain injury.

Kaylee is most passionate about early intervention and parent coaching to promote carryover skills in settings beyond therapy. Kaylee has earned the position as Clinical Training and Education Coordinator and is a part of the Management Team.  She lives in Forsyth Country and is the mother of a precious daughter.


Meghan Clark, M.S. CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

Meghan received her Bachelor of Science at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in Audiology and Speech Pathology. There she volunteered at the Knoxville Center for Autism where she gained her interest in working with children with special needs. After graduating college, she continued her education at The University of Mississippi to obtain her Master of Science degree. She has experience in working with children at the Ole Miss clinics, local Mississippi schools, and adults in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital.

Meghan has a passion for working with pediatrics and helping children to reach their fullest potential!  Meghan lives in the Atlanta area.

Meaningful SP logo

~Gestalt Language Certified~

Katie Driver, M.S. CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

Katie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin. She continued her education at UT Health San Antonio where she obtained a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Katie has experience working in private practice and hospital setting serving both adults and pediatrics. As a practicing clinician, Katie has treated a variety of speech and language disorders including autism, Down syndrome, childhood apraxia of speech, developmental delay, fluency disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, and feeding disorders. Katie is most passionate about autism spectrum disorder and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), as well as determining the most effective way to help kids communicate. Katie has a passion for working with gestalt language processors and enjoys incorporating sensory integration in her therapy to facilitate a calm and alert state enabling a child to learn to the best of their ability.


Hannah Jones, M.Ed. CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

Hannah received her undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee and then attended Valdosta State University where she earned her Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Speech Therapy has been her passion since her initial exposure as a high school volunteer in a pediatric therapy clinic. Hannah has worked in the Valdosta State University Speech Therapy clinic, the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Forsyth County schools and has been with Speech Therapy of Forsyth since June 2021.

Hannah has a particular passion for helping children with Autism, Apraxia of Speech and Speech Sound Disorders. She also enjoys working with parents and families as they support the development of their children. She has completed continuing education courses for the Greenspan Floortime Approach and the Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing approach through the Once Upon a Time Foundation.


Elizabeth Stroud-Jenkins,  M.A., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

Larkin received her Bachelor of Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Georgia. There she volunteered at the nonprofit Extra Special People where she gained a love and interest in working with people who have special needs. She continued her education to obtain her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She has gained experience through working in the school system, at a Children's Hospital, and working with adults in a Rehabilitation Hospital. Larkin has a passion for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disorders, and children in need of early intervention services.  Larkin lives in the Atlanta area with her husband.


Isabel Stecher, M.S. CF-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

Isabel received her Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia. She continued her education at Georgia Southern University, where she obtained her Master of Science degree in Savannah, Georgia. She has experience working with children in both clinic and school settings, as well as adults in outpatient and inpatient hospital settings.

Isabel is passionate about working with children in need of early intervention services and building connections with children and their families.


Sharish Hussain, M.S. CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

Sharish attended Georgia State University for her undergraduate and graduate studies where she earned a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. While at Georgia State, she worked with children and adults with a variety of speech/language disorders at the Georgia State Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Sharish has experience in the school setting as well as pediatric outpatient clinics providing early intervention therapy services, working with children with developmental disabilities, and high/low tech AAC. Sharish has a special interest in Bilingual Language Acquisition and Fluency Disorders. She has a passion for working with children in early intervention as well as school-age. Sharish currently works in both the school and private-clinic setting.  She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and enjoys traveling, watching Disney movies, and spending time with her family.


Linnea Veazey, M.S. CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

Linnea attended the University of Vermont where she earned a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She offers considerable experience working with children of all ages in a variety of settings. She is passionate about helping children communicate effectively regardless of their diagnosis or abilities. Linnea has worked with children with Apraxia, fluency disorders, articulation disorders, Autism Spectrum disorders, and language disorders. She enjoys taking a family-centered approach when evaluating and treating children in order to promote maximum progress for her clients.

Linnea began her journey with Speech Therapy of Forsyth in 2016. She took a break from a full-time caseload to start a family. Linnea and her husband live in Forsyth County, have two small children and enjoy spending time outdoors together as a family.


Lindsay Hughes,
Office & Billing Manager


Kayla Priest,
Administrative Assistant