Dr. Susie Ford

Ph.D., CCC-S

Columbus, Georgia


Dr. Ford is the founder and President of Columbus Speech & Hearing Center and has practiced professionally since 1965. After earning a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Tennessee and teaching at Auburn University for several years, she entered private practice in Columbus, Georgia. She is a past treasurer and president of the Georgia Speech and Hearing Association and past member and chair of the Georgia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her specialized training includes the Lindamood-Bell Reading Program, Orton Gillingham Reading Program, Electrical Stimulation for Dysphagia Patients, Speech Easy Device for Treatment of Fluency Disorders, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Esophageal Speech – Mayo Clinic, Compton Accent Reduction Training, Melodic Intonation Training for Stroke Patients, and Interactive Metronome Certification.

Dr. Ford is active in community projects, as the co-founder of the Achievement Academy, a local private school for children with learning disabilities. The school operated in Columbus for more than 20 years. She is a past board member of the House of Mercy and the United Way. Outside of work, she particularly enjoys time with her two grandsons, Ford and Sam. She married her best friend, Chuck, in 1967- both raised in Edison, Georgia. He is a former farmer, industrial engineer, and now practicing corporate and tax attorney. They have one daughter, Dr. Alice Cellino (husband Rich), who heads the center’s Audiology Department. Dr. Ford loves spending time on the family farm, bush hogging, reading and attending “Donkey Pennings” near her hometown (ask her about it!). The two families also enjoy and share a beloved German Shepherd named Molley.