Briona Daugherty’s (MS-SLP ’22) speech-language pathology (SLP) path began on board a cruise ship. Daugherty graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in theatrical performance. She studied opera and musical theater, originally wanting to be a touring singer for Broadway-style shows. After spending time as a professional singer in Las Vegas and New York City, she began a career performing on cruise ships, including five years in China, Japan, Korea and Thailand. The longer she worked on cruise ships, the more she aided other vocalists in adjusting to life onboard. This included helping entertainment employees maintain their voices for more than two hours a night in a 2,000-seat theater. After witnessing Read more
Dr. Melanie Hill is a full-time instructor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She began as contributing faculty in 2016 and transitioned to full-time instructor in 2022.
Dr. Hill is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. She completed pediatric residency training with Brooks Rehabilitation in 2016, obtaining her Pediatric Clinical Specialist in 2017. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including outpatient, school based and acute care.
She specializes in outpatient pediatrics where she served as a clinic manager of a multidisciplinary pediatric clinic and pediatric outpatient coordinator for Brooks Rehabilitation. She currently serves as a pediatric residency mentor through the Institute of Higher Learning at Brooks Rehabilitation.