Scott D. Rankins M.S., CCC-SLP
Scott D. Rankins served in the U.S. Navy (1977-1981), received his B. S. from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY (1986), and his M. S. Ed. from Old Dominion University (1988). He has practiced as a Speech-Language Pathologist at: Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters; United States Naval Hospital, Camp Lester, Okinawa, Japan; Central Virginia Speech & Hearing Center, Lynchburg. He opened Blue Ridge Speech Therapy in Lynchburg in 1994. He now co-owns Blue Ridge Therapy Associates, Inc., a private outpatient OT, PT & ST rehabilitation facility for pediatric-geriatric populations. He practices as a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist and specializes in pediatric and adult feeding and swallowing disorders. He is certified with Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia as an early intervention therapy provider. He has served as the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia’s (SHAV) Vice President for Continuing Education (2006-2008), SHAV President Elect, President and Past President (2009-2012) and as SHAV's Vice President for Governmental and Professional Affairs (2012-2014). Scott received Old Dominion University’s Darden College of Education Fellow Award in 2012 and the “Professionals Who Make A Difference” Award from Longwood University in 2013. Scott received the SHAV Fellow Award in 2014.
Amy M. Martin M.Ed., CCC-SLP Amy Morris Martin, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and co-owner of Blue Ridge Therapy Associates. She received a Masters in Education in Speech Pathology from the University of Virginia in 1992. She has 23 years of clinical experience across multiple setting including outpatient, schools, hospitals, acute care and pediatrics. She evaluates and treats a wide range of speech, language and swallowing disorders in patients of all ages and performs Modified Barium Swallow Studies in an outpatient setting. She is certified with Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia as an early intervention therapy provider.
Vanessa Mayer M.Ed., CCC-SLP Vanessa Mayer, M. Ed. is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who has been practicing in Lynchburg at Blue ridge Therapy Associates since 2009. She received a Master of Education in Communication Disorders in December 2008 from the University of Virginia and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology also majoring in French Language & Literature and minoring in Biology. She is bilingual in French and English. Vanessa is a certified member of American Speech- Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) and have received two Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) from ASHA. She has had the opportunity to work with both children and adults and has considerable experience in a variety of areas of speech and language disorders for both children and adults including: apraxia, articulation/phonology, dysarthria, aphasia, TBI, cognitive language and memory deficits, symbolic dysfunction, voice, fluency, dysphagia, augmentative and alternative communication, autism spectrum disorders, auditory processing and receptive and expressive language disorders.
Jessica Rice M.S., CCC-SLP Jessica Rice, M. A., CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her B.A. in Communication Disorders and Liberal Arts Music (voice emphasis) at Truman State University in 2004, and her Masters in Speech Pathology from the University of Iowa and completed the Summer Vocology Institute through the National Center for Voice and Speech in 2007. She has 8 years of clinical experience in the private practice setting, specializing in voice rehabilitation for all ages. Jessica began working at Blue Ridge Therapy Associates in 2012. She also evaluates and treats a wide range of speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders. She is certified with the Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia as an early intervention therapy provider.
Brittney Jones M.S., CCC-SLP Brittney A. Jones, M. S. received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Longwood University in May 2013 and her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders form Radford University in May 2015. She completed her internships at Blue Ridge Therapy Associates, Inc. in December 2014 and Sentara Halifax Regional Health System, South Boston in May 2015. She is currently employed with Blue Ridge Therapy Associates, Inc. and has her provisional license in Virginia in Speech Pathology. Brittney has experience with children speech-language and feeding disorders and as well as adult swallowing and stroke patients.
JoAnne Boles JoAnne Boles graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.S. in Speech Pathology and a minor in Abnormal Psychology. Prior to entering the speech field, she was able to obtain certification and training in all eight dental specialties including forensics, enabling her to assist in facial and cleft palate surgeries. JoAnne has been dedicated to providing speech-language therapy in the public schools and private clinics along with starting a Communication Impaired Classrooms for the NC school systems and working closely with the Autism training programs from Chapel Hill. She has been employed with Blue Ridge Therapy Associates as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant since 2008.