The Georgia Academy of Audiology is a professional organization of audiologists and friends of the audiology community that promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.*



*We would like to acknowledge and thank the American Academy of Audiology for their inspiration in creating a mission statement that we have adapted for our state association.





Board Members


Alice Cellino, Au.D.

President 2016-17

Dr. Alice Cellino received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Columbus State University, and a clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Auburn University.  At Auburn University she helped to pioneer a way to obtain normative data on otoacoustic emissions in puppies.  After externships with the United States Army at Ft. Benning, and at Pediatric Ear Nose and Throat of Atlanta, Dr. Cellino joined the staff of Columbus Speech & Hearing Center.  She is certified in Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment.  She also is a pediatric diagnostic specialist and Director of Audiology for The Medical Center NICU.  Away from work, Dr. Cellino and her husband stay busy with their son, two huge dogs, and as volunteers for civic groups in Columbus.


Lori Smith, Au.D.  Lori Smith, Au.D.

 GAA Past President 2016-17

Dr. Lori Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1992 and a Master of Science from   the University of North Texas in 1994.  In 2011 she earned her Au.D. from the University of Florida. Dr. Smith is a founding member of the GAA and has been an active member for many years, helping to coordinate continuing education (CEU) documentation for the GAA annual convention for ten years!  She was the Chair of the 2012 GAA Convention.  She also is a Board Member of the Georgia Adopt a Band Commission.

A member of the American Academy of Audiology(AAA), Dr. Smith is ABA Certified and was on the AAA PAC committee from 2012 to 2013.  Dr. Smith has served as a Board Member of the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Audiology Licensure since 2004.  Dr. Smith has been employed by Audiological Consultants of Atlanta (ACA) since 1999.  She worked for Orlando Ear, Nose and Throat from 1996-1998 and previously worked for ACA in 1994.



Kate Marr, Au.D.

 2017-18 President-Elect


  Dr. Kate Marr joined Starkey Hearing Technologies in November 2007 and     has held positions in education and training and sales for Starkey Southeast.

     She was most recently promoted to Senior Sales Executive.  She has been working the field of Audiology for over 15 years.

 Prior to joining Starkey, she worked in a variety of clinical audiology settings including several major medical centers across the Southeast.

 She earned her Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University.  





 Heather Davis, Au.D.


Heather Davis is a Georgia native, born and raised in Macon, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Valdosta State University and went on to receive her Master of Arts in Audiology at The University of Tennessee. She earned a clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University. Dr. Davis holds Georgia state licensure, is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association.

Dr. Davis has 14 years of professional experience in a variety of settings, including ENT clinics and private audiology practice. Her areas of special interest include adult diagnostics, hearing aid technology and recreational hearing conservation. Dr. Davis currently practices part-time at The Audiology Center of Snellville. When away from work, she and her husband stay busy chasing after their toddler daughter. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, photography and travel.


  Andrea Webster, Au.D. GAA Treasurer


 Dr. Andrea Webster obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Communication Disorders degrees from Auburn University before receiving her clinical doctorate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology.  She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and she is licensed by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.  Dr. Webster joined Columbus Speech and Hearing Center in 2005.  Her area of special interest is in hearing aid evaluations and fittings.  Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. 


Gerry Drumheller, Au.D.

GAA Northern Regional Representative


Geralyn Drumheller is an audiologist with over 25years experience in various employment settings including diagnostic testing, teaching, training, hearing aid dispensing and research in both clinical and manufacturing settings.

Dr. Drumheller received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Massachusetts and her Masters Degree at Northeastern University.  She earned her Doctorate at the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2003.

Dr. Drumheller has served as the Chairperson for the Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for the state of Massachusetts, appointed by Governor William Weld in 1992.  She was the Director of Audiology and the Cochlear Implant Coordinator at Lahey Clinic outside of Boston until relocating to Georgia in 1997.  She is currently employed at Northwest Ear, Nose and Throat in Marietta as Director of Audiology.  Dr. Drumheller is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the past President of the Georgia Academy of Audiology.



Katie Winslow, Au.D.

 Metro Regional Representative


Katie Winslow was born and raised in South-Central Kansas.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Kansas in May 2003 and completed her Master of Arts degree in Audiology at the University of Kansas in 2005. She began her career at Northland Ear, Nose and Throat in Liberty, MO and went on to become an Educational Audiologist for the Olathe School district in Olathe, KS.  Dr. Winslow moved to Southern California in 2010 to join Newport-Mesa Audiology, Balance and Ear Institute. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from A.T. Still University in 2011.

Dr. Winslow moved to Georgia with her husband in 2014 and joined Audiological Consultants of Atlanta, serving patients at their Marietta location.  She is licensed by the state of Georgia to practice audiology.  She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and Georgia Academy of Audiology and is certified by the American Board of Audiology. 



 Lyn Rushton, Au.D.

 Metro Regional Representative


Dr. Lyn Rushton received a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences

from Auburn University, a Masters of Communication Sciences

and Disorders from the University of Georgia and a Doctorate

in Audiology from A.T. Still University.

Dr. Rushton has held a variety of audiology positions in the metro Atlanta area. She has worked with pediatric through geriatric patients, conducted the ABR screenings for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, dispensed hearing aids and conducted vestibular tests and diagnostic ABR. She also worked as a pediatric audiologist and performed threshold ABR’s for infants and children, dispensed hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Dr. Rushton has been the owner of an Industrial Audiology practice and also a consultant for a local school system’s Hearing Impaired program.  

Dr. Rushton joined Advanced ENT in 2012 and conducts diagnostic audiology evaluations. She has a special interest in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, and has brought that aspect of her practice to the center in 2012.  She has trained extensively at regional and national conferences and is now a regional referral destination for tinnitus sufferers.

Dr. Rushton is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology, the American Tinnitus Association and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia



 Sara Woolley, Au.D

 North Regional Representative


Dr. Sara Woolley received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1992 and a Master of Arts degree in Audiology from the University of Memphis in 1994.  She earned her Au.D. in 2005 from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology.   Dr. Woolley holds Georgia state licensure, is a fellow in the American Academy of Audiology and is a founding member of GAA.  She has served GAA as Secretary and was the 2006 Convention Chair.


 Dr. Woolley began her audiology career in Chattanooga, TN and moved to the Atlanta area in 1999, where she has worked in various ENT and private practice settings.  She currently works at Northeast Atlanta ENT in Lawrenceville and Johns Creek.  When she is not practicing audiology, she spends time with her husband, son and daughter and their various activities.


Jamie Howard, Au.D.

 Jamie Howard, Au.D.

 Southern Regional Representative

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Jamie came to know the western part of Georgia while she attended Auburn University.  Jamie graduated from Auburn in 1991 with a B.S. degree, and then moved to Florida where she graduated from Florida State University with an advanced Master's Degree in Audiology in 1993.  Jamie worked for a few years at the University of Florida Shands Teaching Hospital before returning to school at Vanderbilt University where she graduated in 1997 with a second Masters Degree in Communication Disorders.  In 2010, Jamie completed her Doctorate degree in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences.  

Jamie spent six years as the Director of Audiology for a private practice speech and hearing clinic in Columbus, Georgia and has spent the last six years working for a busy ENT practice at St. Francis Hospital.  Jamie served on the Georgia Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2004 and co-chaired the subcommittee responsible for establishing state guidelines for that program.  Jamie has been married to her husband, Tim, for 14 years and has two beautiful daughters.


  Doug Lorber, Au.D.

 Southern Regional Representative

 Dr. Lorber received his doctorate in Audiology at A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences. He received his Master’s Degree at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA
 and his Bachelors of Arts Degree at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. Dr. Lorber has more than 27 years of professional experience.  He is a 

 Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
and a member of the Academy Doctors of Audiology. Dr. Lorber is past president of the Southern Audiological Society.  Dr. Lorber has served in the past as a board member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology.





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