Category Archives: Clinic


Elizabeth Chiwiwi

Elizabeth Chiwiwi– Speech- Language Pathologist 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 […]

Emilee Bydlon

Emilee Bydlon, M.S., CF-SLP 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 […]

Cindy Higgins

Cindy Higgins– Director for Program Development 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 […]

Felisha Showmaker

Felisha Showmaker — Assistant Clinic Director My name is Felisha Showmaker. I completed my Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science in 2016 from Truman State University. Since then, I have completed my Master’s of Science in Healthcare Administration from A. T. Still University in 2018. I am from Missouri and in 2017 my husband, dogs, […]

Julie Friedli

Julie Friedli — Speech Language Pathologist 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. […]

Kelsey Paveglio

Kelsey Paveglio — HR and billing liaison Hello!  I’m Kelsey and I joined FOCUS in 2016 and love being a part of this organization and community. I am married to an energetic adventurer, have a tenacious daughter and a trio of rag tag dogs, all of which keep me very busy.  In 2008 we traveled […]