Michael Tramontana

Speech Language Pathologist

Alba Moreno

​Early Literacy Vocabulary Enrichment/Parent Trainer



Graduated from Johnson High School


Reason for working at Northeast Georgia Speech Center 

It's such an honor to be a part of the Speech Center staff.  I truly enjoy reading and doing fun activities with the kids. 


Tae Richmond

Speech Language Pathologist

B.S. in Communicative Disorders

at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls
M.S. in Communicative Disorders

at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls


Tae has had the pleasure of working with adults and

children in a variety of settings which include: hospital,

acute-rehab, school district, early intervention, Babies

Can’t Wait, and private clinics.  Tae treats children with a wide range of articulation and language disorders, fluency disorders and oral-motor deficits.  Her favorite areas of interest are oral placement disorders, sensory feeding and sensory processing disorders.

Reason for Working at Northeast Georgia Speech Center 

I truly love working and playing with children of all ages, especially toddler

and preschool aged children.  To be able to see a child make eye contact with you during an activity and then to see them laugh and smile because they are having so much fun playing with you while they are learning at the same time is an incredible feeling that I get to experience on a daily basis here at the speech center.   I feel so honored and blessed because I work with such an incredible team who all have a passion for serving all our children we treat as well as their families. Children not only receive an enriched language learning environment but they also get to learn through play at the Speech Center and the children are all loved by each and every staff member here!

Jodi Branyon

Office Manager



Gainesville High School

B.A. University of Georgia 



After graduating from UGA, I worked for BB&T for 10

years.  I worked in customer service, as lending officer,

branch manager, and finally as VP over operations.

After leaving BB&T in 2000, I became the office manager

at the Speech Center.


Reasons for working at Northeast Georgia Speech Center

I am a native of Gainesville and enjoy working for a place and with people whose main objective is improving the lives of children and adults in our community. I truly believe God led me here because it was exactly what I needed at the time I needed it. I’m very blessed to be a part of the Speech Center.

Faith Walker

Preschool Teacher

Amy Cox

Executive Director

Speech Language Pathologist  

B.S.Ed. Communication Sciences and Disorders
Magna Cum Laude, University of Georgia

M.A. Speech Pathology and Audiology
The University of Memphis

Amy’s career has included work in long term care, home health with developmentally disabled adults, and private practice. However, she has worked for 16 years in the public schools as a Speech-Language Pathologist, 14 of those years in Hall County Schools. There, she gained experience in treatment of articulation, language and fluency disorders, behavior management, augmentative communication, learning disabilities, and pragmatic/social language impairments.

 Amy became Executive Director of the Northeast Georgia Speech Center in July 2021. Treating motor speech and phonological process disorders in children are special areas of interest, and she has had training in the Beckman Oral Motor Program and the PROMPT method for treatment of apraxia of speech. Amy enjoys providing high quality speech services through innovative and creative methods.