The Emerge Center

225-343-4232
7784 Innovation Park Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Our Hearing Professionals

Our comprehensive hearing programs for children and adults are led by licensed audiologists who have earned Master's or Doctoral degrees, state licensure through the Louisiana Board of Examiners, and Certificates of Clinical Competency through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Nicole Stockstill, CCC-A

Nicole Stockstill, CCC-A
Audiologist

Nicole B. Stockstill, M.S., CCC-A joined the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation in 2013. She is a clinical audiologist who has worked in the Baton Rouge Community since 1998. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and her Master of Science from University of Southwestern Louisiana. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is currently licensed to practice audiology in the state of Louisiana. Nicole currently hosts numerous educational seminars for industrial, educational, and medical professionals in our clinic and in the community. Nicole is a native of the Baton Rouge area and enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor sports, and cheering for the Tigers and Saints! As an active volunteer in the community, her church, and her children’s school, the desire to give back to the community brought her to The Emerge Center. Providing the gift of hearing to the residents of Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas, in combination with spreading awareness and education about hearing loss and hearing loss prevention, has been a driving force in helping Nicole advance Emerge’s mission. Nicole’s belief is that education is the key to everything and everyone deserves to experience life to the fullest – hearing loss should not be a barrier to that goal!

Lindsay M. Young, Au.D.

Lindsay M. Young, Au.D.
Audiologist

Dr. Lindsay Young is a licensed audiologist in the state of Louisiana. She joined The Emerge Center team in June 2015 as a fourth year audiology resident. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux and her Doctorate in Audiology from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. Dr. Young specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in patients of all ages and recently completed research on the effects hearing aid technology level on patient benefit and satisfaction with hearing aids at The Emerge Center. She also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of auditory processing disorders and balance disorders. In her time so far at The Emerge Center, Dr. Young has come to enjoy working with patients and their families of all ages to improve their quality of life through hearing healthcare. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors with her dogs, Bailey and Cocoa.

Michelle James

Michelle James
Medical Office Specialist

Michelle is a Medical Office Specialist at the Emerge Center. She has skills in patient relations, medical records, scheduling, and billing. She enjoys helping people in a professional setting, and performs a variety of job assignments. She has worked in this field for 13 years and has worked in Hematology and Oncology clinics and Blue Cross Blue Shield provider relations. Michelle’s favorite part of her job is greeting her clients when they walk through the Audiologist’s door.

Dr. Natalee Menge, CCC-A

Dr. Natalee Menge, CCC-A
Director of Operations and Administration

Dr. Natalee Menge joined the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation team as Lead Audiologist in June of 2008. She is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Texas Christian University and her Doctorate in Audiology from Louisiana State University Health and Sciences Center in New Orleans. After five years seeing patients, in December, 2013, Dr. Menge assumed the role of Director of Operations and Administration, putting her clinical knowledge to use managing the daily operations of the clinic. As part of the senior management team, Dr. Menge works alongside our Executive Director in business matters that impact the Center. Dr. Menge enjoys outdoor activities with her family and cheering on her favorite football team, the New Orleans Saints.

Melissa Juneau, CCC-SLP

Melissa Juneau, CCC-SLP
Executive Director

Melissa is a licensed speech-language pathologist who holds  Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana State University. She has 30 years’ experience as a speech therapist working with young children, including work in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, The Arc, the Ascension Parish Headstart Program, and at our center in the early 1990s. Through philanthropic work experience while living abroad, Melissa felt called to work in the non-profit world. Since being named Executive Director in 2007, Melissa has seen an increase the number of children served in the Therapeutic Preschool from 40 to over 125 children monthly, and in the number of children served in our Integrated Autism Program from 12 to 60 annually. The Audiology outreach program has grown to serve over 300 free hearing screenings annually. Melissa has established a successful fund development program which has grown over 20% annually, tripled Emerge’s professional staff, and shifted Emerge’s business model to include private insurance payments, functioning with a high level of accountability for its donors and clients. Melissa has steered the organization through numerous strategic partnerships and growth initiatives, including completion of a $7 million capital campaign to build a new facility, a New Market Tax Credit Transaction, celebration of its 50th Anniversary, and the rebranding of the organization from Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation to The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior, and Development. As a Speech Therapist, Melissa knows that communication is a wonderful gift. The belief that every child deserves the opportunity to?communicate and interact drives her passion for growing Emerge’s mission and services.