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Channa Beckman, M.A., CCC-SLP, CBIS
Founder and CEO

Channa is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and a Speech-Language Pathologist that is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and licensed in multiple states. She received her Master of Arts in Speech- Language Pathology from Florida State University.

Channa is dedicated to improving the lives of brain-injury survivors. She is a competent and versatile speech-language pathologist with more than 34 years experience; twenty-seven of which have been devoted to the treatment of acquired brain injury. Channa founded Harbor Speech Pathology, started the Gig Harbor Brain Injury Networking Group and has served on the board for the Washington State Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is known as a professional resource for cognitive rehabilitation and brain injury throughout the Puget Sound region.

Channa’s areas of expertise include: brain injury, neurologic disorders, swallowing dysfunction, adult speech and language disorders, LSVT, DriveABLE, and Vital Stim. She is dedicated to advocating and providing quality care for all patients across the life span.

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Allyson Vaccaro - Pelton M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinical Director and COO


Allyson received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in May 2011. She received her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University in Hampton, VA in May 2013. Since receiving her degree, Allyson has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including home health, preschools, public elementary schools, pediatric hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Her experience is vast including working with children with a variety of speech and language disorders such as articulation/phonological disorders, language disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, stuttering and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Allyson’s passion lies in helping early language learners from age 12 months-5 years find their voice and their means to communicate as well as working with children with pediatric feeding difficulties. Allyson also prides herself in educating, mentoring, and empowering the next generation of speech therapy clinicians. She has extensive experience supervising graduate students, clinical fellows, and speech language pathologist assistants. 


Allyson moved to the PNW in September 2019. She LOVES being near both the water AND the mountains. In her spare time, Allyson enjoys running and hiking as well as spending time with her husband and dog. 

She feels honored to be able to lead a strong team here at Harbor Speech!

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