Meet the Staff

Southwest Rehabilitation in North Bend provides inclusive, customized therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults.

Our therapists offer expertise in a variety of speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders and serve patients throughout the area.

All therapists hold master’s degrees, are licensed by the State of Oregon and have received the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Melody Sheldon, ClinScD., CCC-SLP

Melody Sheldon, Clin.Sc.D., CCC-SLP has over 30 years of experience in treating children and adults in a variety of settings. After graduating from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington with a Master’s Degree and completed her externship at the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center, she recently completed her Clinical Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. She is credentialed to perform LSVT, Lessac-Madson, Vital Stim and many others programs and procedures.

Julia Benson, M.S. CCC-SLP

Julia Benson, M.S., CCC-SLP is originally from Massachusetts and completed her graduate program at the University of Kansas. She is interested in all aspects of speech-language pathology, though she is especially interested in voice, motor speech disorders, and fluency. In her free time, she enjoys singing barbershop harmonies, learning languages, and contra dancing. She is excited to see what the Oregon coast has to show her!

Nola Waill, M.S. CCC-SLP

Nola Waill, M.S., CCC-SLP grew up in New York and received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She enjoys working in all areas of the field but is especially interested in adult swallowing disorders, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, pediatric speech sound disorders, and pediatric language impairment. When not seeing patients, Nola can be found exploring the Oregon coast with her hula hoop in tow!

Samantha Olcott, M.S. CFY-SLP

Samantha Olcott, M.S., CF-SLP is originally from New Jersey and completed her graduate program at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. She loves exploring all areas of speech-language pathology, though has special interests in swallowing disorders, infant & pediatric feeding/swallowing, and neurodiversity-affirming care. Her future goals include gaining experience with tracheostomy & ventilator-dependent patients, becoming board certified in swallowing & swallowing disorders (BCS-S), and becoming a certified neonatal therapist (CNT) working with premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In her free time, she loves to travel to explore new cities, spend time outdoors in the sunshine, try new foods or restaurants, and take care of her houseplants!

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.

Suzie Calvert, Accounts Manager

Suzie Calvert 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.