About Us

The Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center was established at Bristol Memorial Hospital in September 1955 under the auspices of The Border Guild, a young women’s service club. The Border Guild has since changed its name to Junior League of Bristol. The Speech and Hearing Center was incorporated as a private, non-profit organization. It is governed by its own Board of Directors, drawn from the professions, industry, business, and interested citizens.

The Center relocated to its present site on Osborne Street in Bristol Virginia in September 2007 due to continued growth and the need for extra space.  The new building is conveniently located across from the Bristol Mall.

The professional staff includes Doctors of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathologists who are certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.


Clinical Staff

Our clinical staff are highly trained professionals who hold graduate degrees from accredited universities. They are licensed by the state of Virginia to practice audiology and/or speech-language pathology. They are certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology and must adhere to a rigid code of ethics requiring high standards of service and ethical business practices.

​Speech Language Pathologists

Director of Clinical Services

Tonya Coleman  M.S., CCC-SLP  

Email:  tcoleman@brsh.org

SLP Tonya Coleman began her career in Speech-Language Pathology at Lebanon Speech and Hearing Center in 1997 and served as Director of Speech-Language Pathology services at BRSHC from 1999-2018. Tonya received her B.S. in Communicative Disorders and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from East Tennessee State University. Tonya has been a featured presenter at regional workshops highlighting autism and the field of speech-language pathology. She has also previously served on the Legislative Committee for the Speech-Language and Hearing Association of Virginia.  For Tonya, being a speech-language pathologist is more than a job.  It is her vocation and passion and she dedicates much of her time to pursuing her clinical interests in autism and literacy development and disorders.  She is an Army veteran and also enjoys reading, camping, and serving in the children’s ministry at her church.  Tonya resides with her husband, Brian, and children, Hennesey and Jaylyn, in Blountville, TN.  

Allison Campbell Doss, M.S., CF-SLP

Email:  adoss@brsh.org

Allison is the newest member of the BRSHC team and is excited to begin her career as a speech-language pathologist at the Center. She recently graduated with her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Radford University and she also holds a B.S. Ed in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Virginia. She enjoys working with both children and adults experiencing various communication and feeding difficulties; however, her main areas of clinical interest include dysphagia and cognitive communication impairment from acquired and traumatic brain injuries. When she’s not at the Center, she loves watching UVA sports (Go Hoos!) and spending weekends at South Holston Lake with her family.

Shea Bartz, M.S., CCC-SLP

Email:  sbartz@brsh.org

A native of Abingdon, Shea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Special Education and a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University. Shea enjoys working with the birth to three population, children with speech and language disorders, as well as those with special needs, and adults with neurologically based communication disorders.



Jayne E. Miller-Fritz, M.S. CCC-A

Email:  jfritz@brsh.org

Jayne Fritz joined BRSHC in June of 2005. She began her career in audiology in 1987. Jayne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders with an emphasis in Special Education from East Tennessee State University. Working with individuals with special needs is still her passion. She received her Masters of Science in Audiology from East Tennessee State University in 1987. Her areas of Clinical Interest include Cochlear Implants and Amplification, as well as Aural Habilitation with children and adults. She has been married to her husband Mack for 32 years. They have one daughter, Alexandra (Allie). Jayne is an animal lover and enjoys spending time with her family which includes several rescued dogs, cats and her daughter’s horses.



Suzanne Burleson  

Executive Director

Email: Sburleson@brsh.org

Suzanne Burik-Burleson joined BRSHC with nearly 20 years of non profit communications, development, strategic planning, social enterprise, and previous Executive Director experience in our region. Suzanne is graduate of Wake Forest University and currently pursuing a graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology and brings her dedication to the field of communicative disorders, her leadership, and executive experience to our mission.

Kate Rush

Director of Finance and Administration

Email:  krush@brsh.org

Katherine comes to Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing after 11 years as financial and office manager at Bristol Tool.  Her professional experience includes all aspects of financial organization, controlling, and management, as well as administrative expertise.  A Texas native, she moved to Bristol with her family and continues to support our community through school and civic volunteer work. When not at the Center she enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking and supporting the local music scene.

Lisa Sutherland 

Office Manager - Lebanon, VA

Email:  lsutherland@brsh.org

Lisa Sutherland is the office manager at the Lebanon Speech & Hearing Center. Mrs. Sutherland has worked at the Lebanon office since 1996 and also acts as the insurance/billing clerk. A native of southwestern Virginia, Mrs. Sutherland is a graduate of Abingdon High School. She attended managerial school in Raleigh, North Carolina and Virginia Highlands Community College. Previous to working at Lebanon Speech and Hearing Center, Mrs. Sutherland worked in a variety of medical settings.

Lesa Addison 

Patient Account Coordinator

Email:  laddison@brsh.org

Lesa Addison is the Patient Account Coordinator for the Bristol office. Lesa joined the Center in 2008. She is responsible for billing all insurance claims and assisting patients with insurance and/or account questions. Lesa has over 25 years experience in medical/patient billing.

Angie Dillon 

Patient Specialist/Reception

Email:  adillon@brsh.org

Angie has lived in Bristol all of her life, and honestly she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.  She has worked in the medical field for over 32 years and loves the interactions she has with patients on a day to day basis. When not with her work family at BRSHC, Angie can be found at home with her husband and two children.  They live on an old farm, tucked away within the mountains where they have the privilege of experiencing God’s beautiful work!

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Our Board of Directors

Heather Jenkins - Chairperson

CPA, Bristol TN Essential Services


Felisha McNabb - Vice Chairperson

Executive Director -Occupational Enterprises

Donna Felty - Secretary

Retired - King University 

Gary McGeough - Treasurer

Bristol Organizations  

Cathy Mullins - Past Chairperson

Real Estate Broker - Land Partners

Susan Early

Medical Social Worker - Retired

Erin Faust

Executive Assistant - Crossroads Medical Mission



Melissa Harrison

​Estimating - Strongwell

Justin Hutchison

Quality Director - Frontier Health

Jennifer Kennedy

Retired - Speech Language Pathologist

Jennifer Meade - VP Human Resources

Bristol Motor Speedway

John Seaborn

Manufacturing - Retired

Terrie Talbert - 

Communications - Retired


Bristol Clinic

111 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 100

Bristol, Virginia 24201

T: 276.669.6331

F: 276.669.2950

Lebanon Clinic

68 Pioneer Drive

Lebanon, Virginia 24266

T: 276.889.1389

F: 276.889.5847