Meet the Staff

Southwest Rehabilitation in North Bend is staffed by a great team of therapists. We have an outstanding office staff who strive to make your visit to our office as easy and as comfortable as possible.

Melody Sheldon, MA., CCC-SLP

Melody Sheldon has over 25 years of experience in treating children and adults in a variety of settings. She is a graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington and completed her externship at the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center. She is credentialed to perform LSVT, Lessac-Madson, Vital Stim and many others programs and procedures.

Ashley Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP

Ashley Davis joined our practice in 2015. She graduated from New York Medical College with a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology although originally from Kansas. Ashley loves the outdoors and is eager to explore the the Pacific NW. She enjoys photography and hiking. Her speciality is swallowing disorders and head and neck pathology.

Makenzie Laase, MS., CFY-SLP

Makenzie Laase is a graduate from Ohio State University with a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology.  She enjoys such outdoor activities as hiking, kayaking and cycling, and is anxious to explore the Oregon Coast.  Her interests are in working with both pediatric and adult clients.

Katie Pierson, M.A.,  CFY-SLP

Katie Pierson is a 7th generation Oregonian.  She graduated from Pacific University, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Master’s in Speech Pathology.  She enjoys reading, watching movies and nail art.  Her interests are in adults with dysphagia and accent reduction.  She also is interested in working with children with  apraxia and phonological disorders.

Jenn Giuffrida, B.A., SLPA

Jenn earned her B.A. in Linguistics and Hispanic Studies at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She attended Western Michigan University for her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and will graduate in April. Specific interests in the field of speech-language pathology, include fluency disorders, early intervention, and traumatic brain injury. In her free time, Jenn enjoys exploring the coastal regions in Oregon with her dog. She also enjoys reading novels, hiking, and rock climbing.

Rhonda Hayes, Office Manager

Rhonda Hayes manages our office ensuring that we are doing our best to meet our patient needs! She is the smiling face that greets you as you enter our office. She attends Southwest Oregon Community College and is currently working on her degree in Business.

Cindy Ross, Accounts Manager

Cindy Ross manages insurance and billing needs for our office. She is the go to person for the behind the scenes financial aspects involved in rehabilitation care.