Category Archives: Clinic


Elizabeth Chiwiwi

Elizabeth was born and raised in New Mexico. She attended the University of New Mexico for her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She obtained her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA. She worked in the school system in Georgia serving elementary, preschool, and homebound children. […]

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 […]

Cindy Higgins

Hi, I’m Cindy Higgins, Director for Program Development.  Thirty seven years ago I moved from Chicago on a grand adventure to the ‘Last Frontier,’ and Alaska became my forever home!  I retired from the Anchorage School District after thirty five years working in a variety of capacities, including special education teacher, speech therapist, speech-language consultant, […]

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, […]