Our Hearing Professionals
Sheri Mello, Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Sheri Mello, AuD has been practicing as an audiologist since 1988. She has an extensive background in the hearing aid industry serving as practitioner in an ENT clinic to a director for a major hearing aid manufacturer and now sole owner of a private practice. Her focus has always been and continues to be educating the consumer on the ever changing technology and how it can work for them. Dr. Mello now owns and operates Raleigh Hearing and Tinnitus Center located in North Raleigh. "We are here to serve individuals who have become disconnected and frustrated due to their hearing difficulties. The industry is more confusing than ever for the consumer to navigate. It takes a professional who has a passion to help others and a good solid background to be able to program today’s hearing aid technology to meet each individual's personal listening needs."
She is a proud member of:
- Academy of Doctors of Audiology
- American Academy of Audiology
- North Carolina Academy of Audiology (Legislative and Convention Planning Committees)
- Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce
- North Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
- Senior Information Networking Group (Board Member)
- NC Coalition on Dementia
Outside of the workplace she is happily married for over twenty years and a mother of three grown children. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel and garden.
Graduate School Education Doctor of Audiology; 2007 Arizona School of Health Sciences
Graduate School Education Master of Science; 1988 Northeastern University
Undergraduate Education Bachelor of Science; 1986 Dominican College
Saranne Lentz Barker, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Saranne earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas. She achieved her doctoral degree in audiology from Salus University in 2008. Saranne has been working as an audiologist since 2004. She is a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). She is also licensed by the State of North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists as well as the Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters board.
Dr. Lentz-Barker grew up in Kansas but has been in the Raleigh area for over 10 years. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Rosie.
Katherine Baker, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Katherine Baker grew up in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her B.S. in Communication, Sciences and Disorders from Ohio University in 2017 and her Doctorate of Audiology from The Ohio State University in 2021. Katherine Baker’s interests include hearing aid technology, cognitive health and working with the adult population. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her cat, Oden.
Lisa has worked in the medical field for 14 years, in various capacities, but primarily as a patient care coordinator. She is returning to what she loves, working with patients, after taking time to raise her family. Lisa grew up in Minnesota, but has been in Raleigh for the last 5 years. She has 3 teenage children. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Halli Mims, PCC
Patient Care Coordinator
Halli has worked in the medical field for over two years, with various age ranges from pediatric to adult patient care. Her passion is helping people and making everyone feel welcomed. Halli is a Raleigh native and has a big family, with some members who are patients at RHATC! In her free time, Halli enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with her family and two dogs, Raleigh and Roxy.
Brad Frazier, MS, MHA
Brad earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University and a Graduate Certificate in Bioethics from Wake Forest University. He completed both his Masters of Healthcare Administration and his Masters of Science in Financial Fraud Investigations from Pfeiffer University.
Brad has worked in the medical and health insurance fields for 10 years in various capacities and levels of management including large hospital organizations and private practices. Brad has also spent time lobbying in Washington D.C. advocating for healthcare reform. Outside of the office, Brad enjoys spending most of his time with his wife, Annie, their two-year-old son, Jackson, and their yellow lab, Lily.
Renae Harper, B.S.
Renae is our part-time office assistant and is a current 3rd year Doctor of Audiology student at East Carolina University. Renae earned her degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from ECU in 2019. In her free time, Renae enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.