Dr. Michelle Saltarrelli, Adjunct University Professor and CEO
I reside in Pearland, TX with my husband and five sons ages 7-13. We are a blended, Murdock-Saltarrelli Family. I completed my audiology residency at The Methodist Hospital within the Texas Medical Center and at Houston Ear Research Foundation (HERF).
I earned my Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA in 2008. I achieved a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2001 from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. My undergraduate degree was also completed at Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998. I possess extensive experience as a medical speech-language pathologist (SLP) and cochlear implant audiologist / SLP prior to opening Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing, PLLC.
I am unique because I am a speech pathologist, audiologist, and university adjunct professor for two Texas universities. My education has afforded me to better serve our guests at Autumn Oak. We serve over 1,000 guests from Pearland, Friendswood, Houston, Alvin, Manvel, League City, Santa Fe, Galveston, Woodlands, Katy, and Lafayette, Louisiana. It has been a true honor to serve my guests and allow me to share in their speech and/or hearing journey. I am candid with my recommendations, and I believe that is what others appreciate. My responsibility to you is to share my expertise and educate you, so you are afforded the opportunity to make an educated decision. I promise to walk you through your hearing and speech journey while sharing REALISTIC expected outcomes. Due to my strong ethics, education, and experience, I have been invited to present at a national conference to colleagues regarding audiology practices and services, as well as serve as a board member for the Audiology Quality Consortium.
During my free time, I enjoy volunteering at the local elementary school, volunteering with Houston Area for Parkinson Society and going to my sons’ sporting/extra-curricular events. During my “me” time you will find me reading a historical fiction book or watching a good Netflix movie. However, whichever way you find me, you will probably see an iced coffee with mocha in my hand! Honestly, I wish I could share running marathons as a favorite pastime and carrots in my hand, not coffee, but that is NOT me. My life is quite an adventure enough with my family of 7!
I was born in Denton, Texas and moved to Lake Jackson, Texas when I was 5 years old. I am a graduate of Brazoswood High School and also attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
I have a wonderful husband of 21 years and a son and daughter who are 19 and 16 years old.
We moved to Pearland in 1998 and consider Pearland home.
We enjoy traveling, hiking, and the great outdoors. I also enjoy reading and running in my spare time. I completed my first half marathon in 2015.
We attend Second Baptist Church in Pearland and are very active in our church community. We are one of many leaders in our bible class, we serve on the first impressions team, and love to serve our community through our church like feeding and clothing the hungry and bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to people.
I started working at Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing in 2013. I absolutely love my job and the people I work with. I enjoying getting to know each of our patients and seeing the improvements in their quality of life that we help provide them with.
Dallas Maxcey, Hearing Aid Technician/Administration Support
I was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Pearland, Texas. I graduated from Pearland High School in 2014 and San Jacinto College in 2018.
I love to travel and have been to many places including Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Hawaii! My list of places I’d like to visit in the future include Santorini, Greece and my great great-grandfathers home country Czechia.
I currently own two dogs, Scout and Elvis, that I love with all my heart.
Some of my favorite things to do are yoga, gardening, and playing with my dogs.
I enjoy doing any volunteer work whenever I can. In the past I have given out care packages to the homeless, participated in the meals on wheels program, and have been a teacher’s assistant for bible classes at my family’s church.
When I first started working at Autumn Oak I quickly felt right at home and have loved every moment here. Watching patients grow and improve has been a very rewarding experience.
Eshita Anjum, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
I was born and raised in Bangladesh and have been residing in Houston for the past 11 years with my wonderful husband. I have a beautiful 7 year old son, two cats and one dog. I am multilingual; fluent in Bengali and English languages and can comprehend/converse in Hindi. Fun fact about me, 10 years ago, I did not know about the field of speech language pathology. My bachelor’s degree was in Computer Science and back then, I was working as a realtor/real estate investor with my husband. A life changing event introduced me to this wonderful field and I found the true calling of my life.
I earned my master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Houston in 2019. I completed my clinical fellowship here at Autumn Oak under the supervision of Dr. Saltarrelli. Working here at Autumn Oak has been rewarding in every possible way. I love my colleagues, my patients who come from diverse backgrounds with challenging diagnoses, and having the opportunity to grow as a better clinician by providing services to help them communicate. I specialize in Augmentative and Alternative Communication or AAC devices for our patients who are unable to use verbal speech to communicate. Autumn Oak is a one-stop shop where we evaluate patients who qualify for the AAC device, apply for funding, and train patients to use their device that is customizable for their own unique communication needs.
In my free time, I love to watch movies, read books, travel, and spend time with my family. I am excited and look forward to working with all my future clients.
Vilma, Speech Language Pathology Assistant
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas (Southwest Houston to be exact). My parents are from El Salvador and moved to Houston in 1981. I currently live in Houston with my wonderful husband and two dogs. We love to go camping, fishing and trying out different food trucks around the Houston area!
I earned my bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Houston in 2017. While in school, Dr. Saltarrelli was my professor and soon became my mentor. In 2018, I received my license and started working as a speech language pathology assistant at Autumn Oak Speech Voce & Hearing. As a bilingual, I’m a strong advocate for bilingualism/multilingualism as it holds a dear place in my heart. I believe the acquisition of more than one language is a strong asset anyone can have.
On my own time, I attend a small church in Houston called Ministerio Evangélico Buenas Nuevas where I volunteer my time as a worship leader and Sunday school teacher for preschool and school aged children.
Working at Autumn Oak Speech Voice & Hearing has been an amazing experience! Meeting all our patients from different walks of life, and seeing how our services can enhance their quality of life is something I do not take for granted!
Judith Johnston, Administration/Marketing
My name is Judith. I’m the mother of 3 and grandmother of 7! I was the children’s minister at first Presbyterian Church for 5 years. Then worked at State farm Insurance for 15 years before joining Autumn Oak Speech Voice and Hearing! I love seeing each and every patient as they come in and seeing their improvement each week. My youngest grandson has had speech delay since birth and has been in the therapy. The freedom it gives him to learn to speak where he can be understood is such a blessings. So working here and seeing the dedication of the therapist has meant the world to me.