About us:


Angel Heart Speech & Language Therapy, Inc. provides speech and language therapy services to the greater Greensboro, NC area. Since our inception in 2008, we have dedicated ourselves to providing foundational speech services to children in need within our community. 

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression.

Marylou Rice, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Founder & CEO


Born in Baltimore and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. Marylou received her Undergraduate speech-language-hearing degree from Towson University And her Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from The George Washington University. She has been practicing for 30 years in the field with extensive practical experience including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia, Articulation and Phonological processes , expressive and receptive language delays, fluency disorder, pediatric developmental delays and congenital disorders including Down Syndrome, Cleft palate.



Marylou has lived in our community for over 20 years with her husband and two children. She enjoys, reading, movies, cooking and spending time with her family and friends at the lake, the beach and the mountains.  

Jen Kaley Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist


Jen received her Master's of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in Towson, MD. A native to NC, she received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University.  She has previously participated in Hanen training for "It Takes Two to Talk", a family-focused early language intervention.  Jen also has specific training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT Level 1).  She has worked in a variety of settings including home health, private practice, schools, and skilled nursing facilities.


Jen has a special interest in supporting infants and toddlers, preschool and school-age children and their families. She has worked for several years providing assessment and therapy in many areas of childhood communication development, including: early language development, articulation/phonology, oral motor speech difficulties, literacy, fluency, and social communication and play skill development. Jen is truly invested in working together with her clients and their families, through fun and creative sessions, to achieve their communication goals.



Jen enjoys spending time with her husband, 5 year old daughter Kaley, and 14 year old boxer.  She is an avid reader and loves being outdoors.


Alison Gueriera, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist


Alison Gueriera is a nationally certified and state licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Pennsylvania State University. During her professional career, Alison has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations in a variety of settings. Alison has acted as a member of interdisciplinary teams in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, private practices, schools, daycares, and homes. Alison has extensive experience assessing and treating children and adults with neurological deficits, oral-motor, swallowing, and feeding difficulties, speech and language disorders, voice and fluency issues, and cognitive deficits.  Alison has enjoyed working with children and adults diagnosed with Developmental Delays, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Acquired Apraxia, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, and other Progressive Neurological Diseases.  Alison has received specialized training in oral-motor, feeding, and swallowing assessment and intervention, apraxia, aphasia, dementia, basic sign language, Picture Exchange Communication System, and the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program. Alison is currently enjoying her work in early intervention with children in the naturalistic setting of their homes. Alison is licensed by the board of North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Alison married her best friend Paul Gueriera in 2002, and they have four beautiful girls Hannah, Ava, Natalie, and Juliette.

Kirstin Thomas, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist


Kirstin received her undergraduate degree in Secondary English Education and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.  As a recent graduate, Kirstin had the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, preschools, elementary schools, and clinics. She has experience working with children with varying disorders in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech and language, literacy, fluency, Traumatic Brain Injury, and adults with aphasia, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and voice disorders.  She thoroughly enjoys working with children in the area of early intervention.


Kirstin loves spending time with her family, friends, 2 dogs Charlie and Boone, and hiking in the North Carolina mountains, baking, and exploring unique restaurants. 

Frank Brown, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist


Frank recently earned his Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at North Carolina Central University and prior, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Science Disorders at UNC-Greensboro. During his clinical experience, he gained experience working in various settings that include: preschool, elementary schools, community clinic, right brain stroke research, and skilled nursing facilities. Frank is experienced working with speech and language, Autism Spectrum Disorder, literacy, fluency, childhood apraxia of speech, and with adults who acquired strokes and dementia. He worked with improving linguistic cognition and dysphagia. Frank is passionate with helping children and their families in early intervention. 

Frank has been married since 2006 to a wonderful woman named Liz and has two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, smoking varieties of meat on his grill/smoker, watching football with his son, fishing, and collecting vinyl records.


Jason Rice, BS, Electrical Engineering Technology


Born and Raised in Roanoke, Virginia. Jason received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University. He has been working in the semiconductor industry for more than 25 years. He applies his program management, organizational, and financial expertise to enhance Angel Heart's ability to provide quality services to the children of our community. Jason has lived in our community for over 20 years with his wife and children.



Angel Heart has been in business since 2008. Our name and logo reflect who we are. The angel represents our Christian values and our belief that we can all be angels to help and support those in need. The heart represents the love and care given to each child. We will care for your children as if they were our own. - Jason Rice

"Each time I receive a referral I feel as if I'm opening a new Christmas present" - Marylou Rice