About Us

Nicole Mackenzie

Nicole Mackenzie is a speech pathologist who owns and manages Echo Speech, Port Stephens.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from University of Queensland, graduating in 2001. Nicole is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).

Living in the Bay for over 12 years, Nicole is a mother, an aspiring novelist and a keen gardener. Always a ravenous reader, Nicole is passionate about helping all children enjoy the world of language and literacy.

Cathie Price

Nicole met Cathie Price in 2015, and immediately recognised a kindred spirit. Cathie has been practising Speech Pathology for 23 years, collecting a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping children reach their communication potential. Cathie is a passionate therapist, who lights up a room with her enthusiasm and kindness. She always has an amazing bag of tricks that children love to explore!

Kaitlyn Newsome

Kaitlyn joined Echo Speech in 2017, bringing a bubbly glow of chatter to the clinic. Kaitlyn loves to play and children can’t get enough of the energy she brings to her sessions. Always researching and consistently learning, Kaitlyn has a desire to work with families of our young children. When not working in the clinic, you’ll find Kaitlyn practising her techniques with her gorgeous niece, Ellie, and her miniature sausage dog, Pickles.

Rebecca Dunning

Rebecca began practising speech pathology in 1999 . After a break to raise her own beautiful children, Rebecca is back, more savvy than ever, joining our team as an Allied Health Assistant and Administration Officer. We are so thankful for the organisation Bec is providing to our busy clinic lives! Bec is also revolutionising the world of in-class support, and your children may recognise her from wandering the paths of the schools around the Bay!

Keren Lumby

Keren Lumby is our newest Allied Health Assistant. With a background in education, Keren is motivated and inspired to help your child transfer the skills they learn with their Speech Pathologists into their everyday life. Keren works in schools, childcare centres and homes and she enjoys learning and laughing with our little ones!

Lauren Barber

Lauren is a Speech Language Pathologist who grew up in rural Australia but decided that having sheep for company was not her passion! She chose instead to move to the coast and help support families in providing their children with a positive future. She loves working with school aged kids who need help improving literacy and language skills. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her husband, creating music, and taking care of her many plants!

Echo Speech is a Medicare provider, NDIS registered and recognised by Private Health Insurers. Contact us to find out more about funding options.