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Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), often informally known as speech therapists, are professionals educated in the study of human communication, its development, and its disorders. They hold at least a master's degree and state certification/licensure in the field, as well as a certificate of clinical competency from ASHA. All of our speech-language pathologists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Kimberli Moore West Tennessee Hearing & Speech Center

Kimberli Moore

MS, CCC-SLP Executive Director/Speech-Language Pathologist

Kimberli has served in schools, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes as an outstanding speech pathologist, and now she is also the Executive Director of the West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Her clinical focus is primarily adults with acquired neurological impairments, children and adults with severe / profound disabilities, and middle school students.

Rhonda Gaston

Rhonda Gaston


Rhonda received her BS Degree from Lambuth University and Master of Arts from the University of Memphis in Audiology and Speech Pathology.  Rhonda is an experienced Speech Pathologist who has practiced in school settings, outpatient clinics, long term care facilities and Home Health. Rhonda has also earned a Certificate in Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology.  Rhonda’s clinical focus has been Pediatric Language Disorders, Swallowing Disorders, Dementia, and Down Syndrome.  Rhonda is the mother of two daughters ages 24 and 13.  Rhonda is blessed with her youngest daughter Olivia who has Down Syndrome.

Jenny McGuire West Tennessee Hearing & Speech Center

Jenny McGuire

MA, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

Jenny received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, followed by her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, both from the University of Memphis. She completed her clinical fellowship at NHC HealthCare, where she served children and adults with speech, language, and/or swallowing disorders in a variety of settings (schools, hospitals, nursing homes, rehab facilities, home health, and developmental centers). For more than 15 years now, her clinical focus has been on providing augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) services for children and adults with severe-to-profound communication disorders. Jenny has presented on the topic of AAC at several workshops and conferences in West Tennessee, and she served as adjunct professor at University of Memphis Lambuth (formerly Lambuth University) in the education/speech teaching program.

Rachel Leach West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center Jackson Tn

Rachel Leach


Rachel is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s Communication Disorders Program. Prior to becoming a Speech Assistant at WTHSC, she was employed at a retirement home and Jackson State Community College business office. Rachel enjoys working with children of all ages with language impairments, articulation disorders, and learning disabilities.