Meet Our Speech Pathologists

Kim Allen, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lead Speech-Language Pathologist for Flagstaff Medical Center, Kim Allen has been working as a speech therapist since 1996. She achieved and has maintained her Certificate of Clinical Competency as well as her Arizona State license. She obtained both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northern Arizona University. She has a dual master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science. She then returned to NAU later in her career teaching the masters level Dysphagia class. She is a very well rounded and experienced clinician with specialty areas in Voice and Swallowing. Her treatment philosophy is to educate, motivate, and provide the patient with the tools for recovery. 

She came to Flagstaff in 1989 from San Diego, CA. She chooses to live in Northern Arizona because of the four seasons, the great outdoors, and the wonderful people. 

Jill Basham, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jill received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Arizona State University and Masters of Science in Clinical Speech Pathology from Northern Arizona University. Jill has experience working in long term acute care with adults and in homes and schools with children. At FMC, she works with adults and children in both acute care and in the outpatient setting. Her treatment philosophy is to educate and involve patients and families in therapy so that skills learned in the therapy setting will generalize to the home and community settings. Jill enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family.



JunLi Gallagher, M.S., CF-SLP
JunLi spent her initial 18 years in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to the United States in 2001. She received a Bachelor of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Arizona. Following her undergraduate coursework, JunLi worked in the public schools on the Navajo and Hopi reservations. She returned to school at Northern Arizona University to earn her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and disorders. She is a Hanen Trained therapist in the “It takes two to talk” program. JunLi specializes in speech/language disorders. Her treatment philosophy is to involve families in therapy activities and to provide tools to help children reach their communication goals.  JunLi enjoys traveling, yoga and spending her extra time with her family and dogs.

Rebecca Lightner, M.S., CCC-SLP
Rebecca has been a Speech Language Pathologist at Flagstaff Medical Center since 2002.  She received her bachelor’s dual degree in microbiology and chemistry in 1999 and then her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2002 from Northern Arizona University.  She has worked at FMC in a variety of capacities, including adult acute care, skilled nursing, home health and rehabilitation.  She specializes in outpatient and acute pediatric care which includes the special care nursery, pediatric intensive care, and general pediatrics. In the special care nursery she specializes in swallowing/feeding difficulties of premature children.  She is also the main speech pathologist in Children’s Rehabilitative Services and has worked to develop outpatient services for children with swallowing and feeding difficulties, cleft palate, and general speech/language deficits. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and enjoys providing services in a bilingual capacity.  She believes in providing individualized care and enjoys working with people of all ages.  In her free time Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and participating in sports. 

Angela Rockow, M.A., CCC-SLP
Angie Rockow has been a speech-language pathologist since 1995 when she earned her degree in the field at University of Iowa. Her primary focus is pediatrics, but she enjoys working with patients across the age-spectrum. She has experience working in a variety of settings including schools, private practice, homecare and teaching/supervising at Northern Arizona University. She is proficient in Spanish and knowledgeable of American Sign Language. She enjoys using these language skills with her patients and their families when applicable. Her primary interest areas in the field of speech-language pathology include early childhood development of speech and language, cleft lip and palate remediation and aural rehabilitation. In her free time, she enjoys fitness, reading and spending time with her family.