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-placement 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.

Tammy Meeks

Pre-K Teacher


East Hall High School and Additional Certification Courses



I began working in the School System in 1989.  I was with Hall County

until 1997, then switched to the city school system until offered a job

at the Speech Center in 2000.  I have worked with students in

Pre-k through 2nd grade.


Reason for working at Northeast Georgia Speech Center

I have always worked with children. A friend introduced me to the Speech Center.  I thought it was a great opportunity.  I applied for a Pre-K teaching position and was hired. 
It’s been 19 years, and I still love the children I work with, as well as great staff family. 


Diane Brower


Speech Language Pathologist  


B.A.  Brenau Women’s College
M.Ed University of Georgia 
Speech Language Pathology – Speech and Psychology
​My entire career as a Speech-Language Pathologist has been at the Northeast Georgia Speech Center, where I completed my Clinical Fellowship and three years later became Director.  

​​Reason for working at Northeast Georgia Speech Center

​As a student at Brenau, I was in the process of being a theater major. I was ‘called’ to become a speech-language pathologist, after spending time observing therapy when the Speech Center was housed, for a brief time, in the area of the First Methodist Church in Gainesville.  I enjoy seeing our students progress and to know their future is better because of their being at the Speech Center and the services they receive.

Northeast Georgia Speech Center

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.