Speech-Language Providers

Lily Orcutt, SLP

Lily Orcutt, SLP

Lily received her Master’s degree from the University of Oregon where she received broad education in outpatient, inpatient, and school settings. She was then selected to complete my Clinical Fellowship at The NW Clinic for Voice and Swallowing at Oregon Health and Science University, where she obtained specialized clinical training in voice, swallowing, and upper airway disorders, as well as head and neck cancer.

While at OHSU, Lily also conducted research evaluating voice and speech outcomes after deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Rachel Dalton, SLP

Speech-language therapist Rachel Dalton views her relationships with patients as true partnerships. She recognizes that therapy is not always easy, requiring hard work as people strive to regain or relearn skills lost to illness or injury. She strives to be flexible, patient and attentive to patients’ needs, providing guidance and support without judgment.

Dalton earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Portland State University in Oregon. Dalton has the skillset to help people eat, communicate with the world around them, and be more independent in their daily lives. Seeing people achieve their goals is incredibly rewarding for Dalton.

Outside of work, Dalton loves cooking, reading through cookbooks and trying new recipes. She enjoys traveling with her husband to visit family and take new adventures.

Meagan Herndon, SLP

Speech-language therapist Meagan Herndon helps patients with communication and swallowing disorders. Supporting people in these skills is meaningful to Meagan because of the vital roles conversation and sharing meals with others play in our social lives.

Meagan earned her master’s degree in speech language pathology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She aims to educate patients as well as their family members and caregivers about treatment goals to maximize communication and swallowing outcomes. Meagan believes listening to her patients’ wants and needs is essential for successful therapy.

Meagan and her husband are avid soccer fans and enjoy cheering for the Portland Timbers. They also like hiking and skiing in the mountains and taking trips to the coast with their dog.

Emma Murray, SLP

Emma Murray brings a passion for evidenced-based care to her work as a speech-language pathologist and her focus on difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). “I love discussing and finding new research,” she says.
After completing her Bachelor of Science in speech and hearing at Portland State University, Emma headed to Pacific University for her master’s in speech, with a special interest and elective coursework in adult medical speech-language pathology.

Outside of work, Emma loves cooking, baking, watching movies and hiking with her husband and dog.

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