Category Archives: Clinic


Cindy Higgins

Cindy values teamwork and collaboration, and she gets to do that every day as an administrator for the Infant Learning Program and the Outpatient Therapy Clinic. Cindy joined FOCUS after working 35 years for the Anchorage School District in a variety of capacities, including special education teacher, speech therapist and director for special education, related […]

Julie Friedli

Hi, my name is Julie Friedli and I am a speech-language pathologist who began working at Focus in January of 2016. I graduated from University of Iowa in 1987 with a BA degree in Speech and Hearing Science and Northern Illinois University with a MA degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I met and married my husband, […]

Emilee Bydlon

Emilee is a born-and-raised Alaskan. After graduating from UAA with her bachelor’s degree she went on to complete a Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Carolina University through the ECU-UAA joint program. Helping others communicate has become a passion, as she has seen clients make great strides in functional communication to help build […]

Audrey Means

Audrey is a Speech-Language Pathologist in our clinic who loves coming to work each day for a chance to make a difference in someone’s life. She graduated in June 2020 with a Master of Science degree in Speech, Language and Learning from Northwestern University. Audrey enjoys hiking, cooking, journaling, visiting with friends, playing with her […]

Kathryn Richardson

Kathy joined the FOCUS team in September of 2018, bringing with her over 13 years of experience in working with both adult and pediatric populations. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans in 2002 and then went on to earn her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State […]

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