For billing questions please contact Sandi at 541-316-8078, Monday–Friday 7:30am–3:30pm. For scheduling questions, please contact your therapist directly or contact Kari at 541-638-0194, Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm. For all other questions please use the contact form or call Angie at 541-316-8004.

Christina Stevenson,

Christina is a passionate and skilled speech-language pathologist who enjoys working with children and their families on improving communication/social skills.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University (EWU) with a major in Communication Disorders, a minor in Counseling, Education, and Developmental Psychology, and earning the Outstanding Undergraduate Award. She also obtained her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from EWU, graduating summa cum laude.

Prior to becoming a founding partner in Redmond Speech & Language, Christina worked as a speech-language pathologist in the public school setting where she gained experience working with children ages 3-18. Christina is skilled in the use of iPad technology for improving communication ability as well as the evaluation and treatment of articulation/phonological disorders, developmental language delay, dysfluency, motor speech disorders, and communication difficulties associated with Autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.  She is particularly interested in working with children in preschool through high school struggling with social communication.

Outside of work, Christina enjoys playing in the great outdoors with her two energetic children and her adventuresome husband.

Angela Bacuyani,

Angela is a caring and dedicated professional who enjoys working with  adults and children in all areas of communication and cognition.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loma Linda University in 2004, where she was nominated Speech-Pathology Student of the Year.  In 2007,  she earned her Master of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders from Fresno State University, graduating summa cum laude.

Angela has extensive experience treating communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders for all ages. She has work experience in a variety of settings including acute care hospital, in-patient/out-patient rehabilitation, home health, nursing home,  preschool, elementary, and middle school.  She is skilled in evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, dysarthria, aphasia, apraxia, traumatic-brain injury, voice-disorders, and autism spectrum disorder.

Angela was born and raised in Oregon and has lived in Redmond for over 10 years.  She enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling the world with her husband and three children.

Risa Itani,

Risa is a compassionate and dedicated individual who has experience working with both children and adults with a wide variety of disorders. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Florida State University, and obtained her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Florida in 2015.

Risa has provided speech, language, and swallowing therapy in multiple settings, including acute care hospital, skilled nursing facility, public schools, and home health. Her areas of special interest include articulation/phonological disorders, voice, aphasia, and dysphagia.

Risa has spent the last few years living in Montana and Oregon, where she has enjoyed spending her free time acting in community theatre and exploring the outdoors.

Kelly Hartsock,

Kelly has over twenty years of experience in pediatric speech-language pathology, having earned her master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Oregon in 1996, with an emphasis in early childhood development.  She practiced for eight years in Alaska prior to relocating to Bend in 2004.  Her transdisciplinary collaboration with OTs and PTs in early intervention has shaped her practice and her understanding of the importance of relationship, regulation, sensory integration, and positioning on a child’s communication skills.  She is ASHA certified and recently received an Award for Continuing Education (ACE), or formal recognition for demonstrating commitment to lifelong learning.  Kelly specializes in using evidence-based practices and technology to develop communication skills for nonverbal and minimally-verbal children, as well as treating significant speech intelligibility concerns due to phonological disorders or apraxia.

When she is not working, she enjoys camping, hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband and two teenagers.

Claire Dawley,

Claire was born and raised in beautiful Bend, Oregon. After volunteering in her high school’s life skills program, she knew she wanted to pursue a career working with individuals with disabilities. In 2013, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and graduated summa cum laude. She received her master’s degree in 2015 in Communication Disorders and Sciences, also from the University of Oregon. As a graduate student, Claire interned with Redmond Speech and Language and later returned after a year working in a school district.  Claire is interested in all aspects of speech and language disorders, but has a special interest in working with children with delayed language or speech sound disorders. Claire is thankful for the opportunity to work one-on-one with children and establish relationships with each family.

Claire enjoys sewing, playing tennis, going on walks, and most of all being a wife and mommy.

Nicole Confer,

Nicole is a Speech-Language Pathologist who was born and raised in Michigan, and lived in Texas for two years before finding a permanent home in lovely Central Oregon.

She began her schooling with a deeply rooted interest in language and cognition at the University of Michigan, where she graduated with her B.A. in Linguistics in 2015. She went on to pursue her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Dallas. During graduate school, she established her career at Redmond Speech & Language as a student intern, gaining valuable experience working with clients of all ages and diagnoses. She now works full-time as a licensed practitioner.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys kayaking, hiking, watercolor painting, and lounging by the river with a cup of coffee, an interesting book, and her dog, Gaia.

Catherine Walters

Catherine is a licensed bilingual speech-language pathologist who obtained her M.S. from Eastern New Mexico University in communicative disorders. She is fluent in Spanish, having lived in Argentina for several years. Catherine earned her bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of California Irvine with a concentration in Latin America.

Her clinical experience includes working with culturally diverse children and adults with a variety of speech, language, fluency, voice, and swallowing disorders in clinic, home-based, school, hospital, and post-acute care settings. She is particularly interested in parent and family education and promoting development based on the individual’s strengths and abilities.

Catherine is also a freelance artist and enjoys incorporating visual expression therapeutically during sessions with clients. She and her husband recently moved to Bend from California and are excited to get to know the community and everything Oregon has to offer.

Hanna Crews,

Hanna was born and raised in the Willamette Valley and she has always had a passion for language, teaching, and learning. Before coming to the field of speech language pathology, Hanna taught English as a second language (ESL) in China, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Japan.

Hanna received both her B.S and M.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Nevada, Reno. While in school, Hanna had the opportunity to work with clients of all ages and diagnoses.  She is passionate about working with clients and families to achieve individualized goals. Hanna first came to Redmond Speech & Language during her graduate program as a student intern and fell in love with the clients and Central Oregon.

When not providing therapy, Hanna spends her time skiing, practicing yoga, climbing, hiking, travelling, eating decadent food, camping, fishing, surfing, and scuba diving with her husband.

Mandy Olson,

Mandy is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been living and practicing in Central Oregon for the past 12 years.  Mandy has a B.S. in Elementary Education and taught Kindergarten and Reading for a few years before pursuing a masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California in 2007.  Shortly after finishing her Masters Degree, she and her husband moved to beautiful Bend.  Mandy has provided therapy in many different settings including public schools, Education Service District (ESD), hospital, skilled nursing, and private practice.  She enjoys all aspects of helping children and adults with communication, but most loves helping children with speech and language delays and disorders.

When she is not working, she enjoys being a mama to two young children, running, reading, and being outdoors.

Janet Lee,

Janet is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years experience working with a variety of ages from children through adults.  She has worked in schools, hospitals, home health, and clinics. Janet is licensed by the State of Oregon and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She holds a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders. from San Francisco State University and a Certificate in Geriatric Mental Health from University of Washington.   Her approach is patient and family centered; providing education, functional strategies, evidenced-based treatment in a compassionate and caring environment.

Janet has had the opportunity to work with children demonstrating Developmental Delays, Apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Fluency Disorders, and Articulation/Phonological Disorders. She has received specialized training in: Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing for Phonemic Awareness, Reading, and Spelling (LiPS),  Childhood Apraxia of Speech (PROMPT), Voice Disorders (LSVT), and is Hanen trained (“It Takes Two To Talk”).  In her work with adults, she enjoys assessment and treatment of adults with neurological disorders including; Parkinson’s Disease, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Dementia, Executive Function Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury and language difficulties related to stroke.  

When she is not working, Janet enjoys time with her family and friends, reading, hiking, and playing with her sweet Corgi, Annabelle.


Sandi Graham,

Sandi moved to Redmond in August of 2014 from North Bend, Oregon where she was born and raised.  She attended Southwestern Oregon Community College where she earned a Bookkeeping/Clerical certificate.  She brings 28 years of medical billing and medical office experience from her employment at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay.

Sandi and her husband Richard have two grown children and two grandchildren.  They are enjoying fixing up their home, exploring their community, camping, fishing, and hunting.  Sandi is also an avid crafts person and gardener.

Teresa Coleman,

Teresa has over ten years of clerical and secretarial experience.  With past job experience in Head Start, she has cultivated important tools for networking with family units, early childhood development, and teamwork.  She is currently pursuing an education in Business Management.  Teresa is family oriented, organized and self-motivated.  Some of her interest include: enjoying Central Oregon hikes with family, scrapbooking, and cooking.

Kari Gibson,

Kari was born and raised in Eastern Washington and moved to Redmond 6 years ago. She comes with an Associate of Arts degree and over 10 years of scheduling and billing experience in hospital and outpatient settings. Kari has two wonderful step children and one amazing daughter. She spends most of her time with family and enjoys board games or a good book. Kari cares deeply for the Redmond community and is excited to be part of a local business that helps others.