Mary joined the Hettie Legg and Associates team in June of 2013. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Mary is a certified Lee Silverman Voice Treatment LOUD (LSVT LOUD®) Certified Clinician. LSVT LOUD® is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological diseases. Mary holds a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in Voice from the University of North Texas.
As a classically trained soprano, Mary has a passion for the care and treatment of the human voice. She works enthusiastically with young and elderly, utilizing both traditional and advanced techniques to help each of her patients. Mary presented her Graduate Research Study, “Impact of Cheerleading on Acoustic Measure of Vocal Function: A Cross-Sectional Study” with Dr. Christine Bergan at the world renowned Annual Voice Foundation Symposium in Philadelphia, PA in 2012. Mary speaks to community groups about voice disorders and treatment techniques. Mary is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association (TSHA), the ASHA SIG-03 Voice and Upper Airway Disorders Special Interest Group, the Kappa Delta Pi educational honor society, and is a Gold Award recipient and lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.