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2018 FLASHA Annual Convention Speaker Disclosures

Below you will find current speaker disclosure statements for the 2018 Annual Convention.

Alliette Alfano

Dr. Alfano, CCC-SLP, is a bilingual speech-language pathologist with over 19 years of clinical experience. In addition to attending both children and adults at The Alfano Center, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida International University.

 A Miami native, born to Cuban parents, Dr. Alfano earned both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the Florida State University and her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Miami. She has worked in a variety of settings that include a pediatric hospital, private practice, and the Miami-Dade County Public School System. Her research foci include culture and communication issues in Hispanic-Deaf families, the speech and language development of bilingual children with cochlear implants, and on bimodal testing with the deaf. Read Dr. Alfano's doctoral thesis, "Culture and Communication: Implications for Hispanic Mothers with Deaf Children," online (PDF). She is also a mentor for professionals interested in becoming certified LSL Specialists and mentors professionals on three different continents.

Dr. Alfano has presented her work at the local, state, national, and international levels. 

 ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Justine Allen

Justine J. Allen, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist in the Department of Otolaryngology. She earned her M.S. in Biobehavioral Science, Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University.  She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of oropharyngeal swallowing, voice and communication disorders as the result of neurogenic disorders and neurodegenerative disease, as well as head and neck cancer speech and swallowing restoration. She is proficient in conducting videofluoroscopic swallow studies (modified barium swallow studies) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. 

She serves as a multidisciplinary team member at the UM Kessenich Family ALS Center and is actively involved in volunteer work with the American Cancer Society (ACS).

 ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Heather Anacki

Heather Anacki is an ASHA certified pediatric speech language pathologist who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. She has enjoyed working with children and their families since 1997. She has practiced in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, public schools and her current setting at a pediatric clinic. She values pairing speech language therapy with “real life” therapy activities for families to integrate into their daily lives. Heather’s experience treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is considerable, including toddlers through adolescents with mild to profound communication impairments. Heather has many years of experience successfully treating children who have disorders of articulation, phonology and fluency. Because she worked in public schools for over a decade, she has relevant knowledge and expertise treating disorders of language and literacy to improve children’s academic performance. She has presented on speech and language topics locally and at the state level. Heather received the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s ACE Award in 2014.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Scott Archibald

Scott Archibald is a graduate from Nova Southeastern University with a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. He currently works in an elementary school in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to completing his graduate degree, he worked as a licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant for 6 years in various settings (school, home health and clinic based). He has creatively utilized various technology resources in therapeutic practices with diverse populations. He continuously researches the latest technological advances in the field of Speech Language Pathology. He has presented on various topics independently, company sponsored and at state conventions

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Joe Barimo

Dr. Barimo is a Past President of the Florida Association of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists. He has held the positions of Executive Dean of University Budgets and Planning, Area Chair in the College of Health and Human Services, Director of University Clinic Business Operations, Regional Vice President of Operations for a national rehabilitation corporation and Director of the Ed.D Executive Track in a college of education. 

Dr. Barimo holds a Doctorate in Education, an Executive Master of Business Administration degree, and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Highlights of his career include: created a doctoral program in executive leadership, maintained an employee retention rate of 97%, designed, implemented and monitored a system that improved the delivery of university student services, oversaw the clinical operations for 102 nursing homes in Florida with over 1,000 employees and overhauled the financial operations for a college of education that increased the profit margin from 16% to 28% in one year, which translated into an increase of 2.6 million dollars, the bottom line.

 ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Jennifer Black

Jennifer Black is a Speech Language Pathologist based out ofFort Myers, Florida and her medical specialization isSpeech-language Pathologist. She practices inFort Myers, Florida

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Tambi Braun

Dr.Tambi Braun CCC/SLP is a Program Professor at Nova Southeastern University. She is a lead faculty member for several classes including Neuroanatomy and Physiology, and Craniofacial Anomalies. She served on the executive board of FCPA for 6 years and was President in 2009. Dr. Braun served on the International Outreach Committee of ACPA and has presented nationally in Cleft Palate and Resonance disorders. She is considered a leading consultant in pediatric voice and resonance assessment and intervention in the South Florida region.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Debbie Campbell

Debbie is the owner and president of Superior Therapy Services, Inc.and Administrator of Early Intervention Services.She has been Certified and Licensed as Speech/Language Pathologist for over 22 years. Debbie is also a pediatric and adult Swallowing Specialist. Deborah is aCertifiedDyslexia Testing and Treatment Specialist in addition to a Certified Orton-Gillingham Barton Tutor at the advanced level.She is a CertifiedEarlyInterventionist who specializes in birth to three-year old development. Deborah is a provider of the Making Math Real methodology from Berkeley University. Additional credentials include Education Advocate, whose services she provides through the Law Office of Mark Kamleiter, SpecialEducation and LawAdvocacy (SELA). Deborah has received training and continuing education in areas such as Lindamood Bell, Handwriting Without Tears, SensoryIntegration,Special Education Law and Advocacy, Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Studies, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and Voice (FEES)and Adult Neurology and is aCertified Neuro-biofeedback Technician.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Wyndi L. Capeci

Wyndi L. Capeci received her Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. She also holds a Masters in Special Education. In addition to being an adjunct at Jacksonville University, she currently works as a regional support supervisor for other speech language pathologists in northern Florida. Wyndi has a passion for working with adults and children from inner city backgrounds and individuals with pragmatic disorders. 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Lisette Cassetari

 

 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Jackie Davie

Jackie M. Davie, Ph.D., CCC-A, is an Associate Professor of Audiology at Nova Southeastern University. She has worked as a pediatric audiologist for 2 years, originally researching otitis media, recently switching to auditory function in special populations. She is the South Florida Regional Clinical Coordinator for the Special Olympics Healthy Hearing program.

ASHA Disclosures

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Jackie Davie is employed by Nova Southeastern University.

Non-financial Disclosure: Dr. Davie works with the Special Olympics of Florida as a Healthy Athlete clinical director but receives no financial reimbursement for this work.

Michelle Dawson

 

 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Kristen Deluca

Kristen Deluca, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Craniofacial Speech-Language Pathologist at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Amanda Demane

Amanda Demane is a Speech Language Pathologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, based in the Department of Otolaryngology. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of oropharyngeal swallowing disorders, as well as head and neck cancer speech and swallowing restoration. She is proficient in conducting videofluoroscopic swallow studies across the lifespan (modified barium swallow studies), and management of voice prostheses following tracheoesophageal voice restoration after total laryngectomy. As the lead clinician at the University of Miami Hospital, she is responsible for the development of programs and protocols that promote a multidisciplinary approach to providing a standard and continuity care for our patients. In addition, she is proficient in conducting evaluations for voice banking candidacy. As a co-facilitator of our Head and Neck Support Group at our Deerfield Beach Sylvester Cancer Center Clinic, she assists in providing resources, outreach and care to caregivers of and individuals with Head and Neck Cancer in our local community.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Robin Edge

Dr. Robin Edge is an Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Edge received a BS and PhD from The University of Georgia and a MEd from Valdosta State University all in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She was nominated for “2014 Best University Professor” at The University of Mississippi where she worked prior to joining JU.She also owned and operated a rehabilitation clinic for 12 years. Dr. Edge currently supervises JU graduate students working with preschoolers at Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center. Her research interests include stuttering, quality of life, and treatment outcomes. Dr. Edge is published in The Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Journal of Voice, Journal of Communication Disorders, and Journal of Fluency Disorders.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Melissa Edrich

Melissa Edrich, Ed.D., CCC-SLP is Speech-Language pathologists in Davide, Florida. She is also a faculty member at Nova Southeastern University.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Colleen Endrizzi

Colleen Martens Endrizzi, CCC-Pd.D. is an accomplished and certified Speech Language pathologist with extensive experience in schools, clinics and private practice. Skilled at oral-motor, dysphagia, and therapeutic intervention for children with autism. Successful results treating developmental delays, geriatric and school aged populations. An expert and specialization in head and neck lymphedema.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Alana Fichtelberg

Alana Fichtelberg, M.A., CCC-SLP has been a speech/language pathologist for over 25 years. She is trained in PROMPT®(Levels I and II) and Social Thinking® Level 1. Alana was an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at Montclair State University and Seton Hall University. In addition to her private practice, she worked in the public schools for eight years, including schools specializing in children with autism. She received a grant from the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education and received a large scholarship grant from a local autism group in New Jersey.Alana was in private practice full-time for the last 13 years in New Jersey.In September 2016 she moved down to sunny and warm Florida, where she continues to work privately with students/adults with a wide range of communication difficulties from 12 months of age through adulthood, with a particular concentration on children diagnosed with apraxia, aphasia, autism spectrum disorders, and social learning challenges/comprehension difficulties.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Helene Fisher

Helene Fisher, Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology, is an Associate Professor and Full-time faculty at Nova Southeastern University since 1998. Speech-language pathologist (BSc Hons, MA, SLP.D., CCC) since 1979. Past employment settings included hospitals, schools, clinics, private practice and universities as clinician, supervisor, coordinator, guest lecturer, academic instructor, doctoral advisor, researcher and full-time faculty. Locations included South Africa, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Florida.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Raquel Garcia

Mrs. Raquel Garcia is a Speech Language Pathologist based out ofHollywood, Florida and her medical specialization isSpeech-language Pathologist. She practices inHollywood, Florida and has the professional credentials of CCC-SLP (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology).

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Tina Gonzales-Childress

Tina Gonzales-Childress, M.A., CCC-A, is an educational audiologist, technology and social media aficionado, late-deafened adult and bilateral cochlear implant recipient who is also fluent in ASL. She is a bilateral cochlear implant user and an Audiologist who works as a Consumer Services Specialist with the Bionic Ear Association at Advanced Bionics. 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Shannon Hall-Mills

I am a native Floridian and have worked as an SLP primarily in education-based settings (eg., public schools, higher education, state department of education) as well as early childhood centers. In all aspects of my career I've worked with other SLP's and Audiologists. As an Academic Faculty member in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, at Florida State University I help train future SLP's and Audiologists. My courses, research and service activities focus on speech, language and literacy development and disorders in children and adolescents, educational policy and practices for students with disabilities, and school-based issues in speech-language pathology. I live in Tallahassee and enjoy advocating at the Capitol for our professions. I've been a FLASHA member for over 15 years and believe our profession needs a strong association to realize further advancement of our professions. It's an honor to serve on the board and work on behalf of Florida's SLP's and Audiologists.

ASHA Disclosures

Financial Disclosures: Complimentary convention registration (FLASHA Board member), Complimentary hotel (FLASHA Board Member)

Non-financial Disclosures: 2018 FLASHA Executive Board (President-Elect), ASHA Member, Member of FLASHA Schools Task Force.

Monica Hough

Monica Hough is a speech-language pathologist, educator and department chairperson at FIU in Miami, Florida. She has an MA in speech-language pathology from the University of Florida, a PhD in SLP with emphasis in neurogenic communication disorders from Kent State University, and was recently named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. With more than 30 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, Dr. Hough says, "I still love what I do!"

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Jennifer Kent-Walsh

Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, S-LP(C) is a professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida. An ASHA Fellow, she is also the FAAST Center Director. Jennifer currently is active in AAC-related teaching, research, and clinical/service activities at the University of Central Florida. Along with her research collaborator, Cathy Binger, and student investigators, she concentrates her research efforts on developing and evaluating interventions designed to improve language and communication outcomes for children with developmental disabilities who use AAC. Jennifer enjoys grounding her research and teaching in local community contexts; currently, she is the Principal Investigator on a Clinical Research Grant funded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, she serves as a Cabinet Member for the Heart of Florida United Way, and she is a Research Committee Member for the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Under Jennifer’s direction, the FAAST Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center was established in 2005 and has flourished in providing critical assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities across 10 Florida counties.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Jill Ketner

 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Kristin Kopp

Kristin Sears-Kopp, MA/CCC-SLP, is the Director of Clinical Services for Carolina Speech Pathology.  She is a graduate of Temple University and has been a practicing medical SLP since 2002, in both the pediatric and the adult population.  Kristin is a lead teacher for FEES training at Carolina Speech Pathology and has developed ASHA approved CEU courses with topics inclusive of positioning, dysphagia and FEES.  

ASHA Disclosures

Financial Disclosures: Kristin Sears-Kopp receives a salary from Carolina Speech Pathology, for which she is the Director of Clinical Services 
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Gwen Kowalski

Gwen Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologists with the Orange County Public School system. With more than 38 years of experience, Gwen has direct experience across a wide variety of settings.  

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Tim Kowalski

Timothy Kowalski is internationally known for his work with Asperger’s syndrome and social difficulties. He has published on the topic and holds FLASHA’s 2010 Clinician of the Year Award for his work with Asperger syndrome and was one of 8 nominees for the 2011 ASHA Louis M. DiCarlo Award. He is currently FLASHA’s VP for Convention.

 

ASHA Disclosures

Financial Disclosures: Complimentary convention registration (as a FLASHA Board Member), Complimentary Hotel (as a FLASHA Board Member)

Non-financial Disclosures: Tim Kowalski a 2018 FLASHA Executive Board Member (Vice President, Convention)

Mario Landera

Mario A. Landera, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Landera specializes in the evaluation and treatment of voice and oropharyngeal swallowing disorders, as well as head and neck cancer speech and swallowing restoration. He is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches graduate courses on voice and swallowing disorders. Dr. Landera has been involved with FLASHA since he was a graduate student over 10 years ago where he was a student liaison. Since then, he has continued to serve on several committees (membership and multicultural) and has previously held the position of Vice Present for Continuing Education (2013-2015).

ASHA Disclosures

Complimenary convention registration (FLASHA Board Member), Complimentary Hotel (FLASHA Board Member), I also receive a salary from the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University.

2018 FLASHA Board Member (VP Speech-Language Pathology), ASHA Member, 2018 Board Member of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders

Adam Lloyd

Mr. Lloyd is a Speech Pathologist and Singing Voice Specialist in the department of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He specializes in evaluation and treatment of voice disorders, rehabilitation of the singing voice, and transgender voice modification. His research interests are in voice disorders and vocal pedagogy.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Nicole Mancini

Dr. Nicole M. Mancini is a Speech-Language Pathologist and the Elementary Learning Director for Broward County Public Schools, the 6th largest district in the nation, where she oversees the curriculum, instruction, related professional development, and school support for over 143 elementary schools. As the previous Director of the Head Start/Early Intervention Department, she ensured over 3,000 children and families received comprehensive family, health, and educational services annually. She served as the Curriculum Supervisor with the same department and has taught Preschool Exceptional Student Education with students ages 3-5, Kindergarten, First, Second, and Fifth grades, ensuring students are continually successful as they move through their academic careers. Dr. Mancini is an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University where she teaches the Clinical Education course for the PROPEL Program and Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology. She currently sits on the Board for Junior Achievement of South Florida. Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Educational Services for the Florida Speech and Hearing Association (FLASHA) from 2016-2018.

ASHA Disclosures

Complimentary conference registration as a FLASHA Board member, Complimentary Hotel as a FLASHA Board Member, Employee of Broward County Public Schools.

2018 FLASHA Executive Board Member (Vice President, Educational Services), ASHA Member.

Fay McGill

Fay McGill, MA, CCC- Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO, is speech-language pathologist and clinical program assistant at the Hanen Centre. She offers Hanen programs and assists with resource development. She has 15 years of clinical experience, as well as experience in research and training.

ASHA Disclosures

Fay McGill is employed by the Hanen Centre. The Hanen Centre holds copyright to all of its materials and she derives no financial benefit from the sale of these materials. She uses and will continue to use Hanen resources in her work with professionals.

No non-financial disclosures exist.

Jean Mead

Dr. Jean Mead is the Coordinator of Clinical Education in the Speech Pathology Program at Florida International University in Miami.  In addition to her work with student interns and supervisors, her research interests include the supervisory process, Interprofessional Education and mindfulness.  

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Wren Newman

Wren Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP is department chair and Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

B. Judy Oremland

Over my 30 plus years as a clinical and educational audiologist, my professional experiences include working in both the private and public sectors. I have had the privilege of gaining a multitude of experiences that have given me a substantial understanding of the needs of audiologists working in diverse locations. Presently, I work in the Broward County School System as an Educational Audiologist. In addition, I am an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University and teach future SLPs about the field of audiology. I am a preceptor for third year doctoral students attending the School of Audiology at NSU, thus exposing interns to the field of Educational Audiology. The past five years on the Executive Board has enlightened me with respect to speech and language concerns, and the importance for both professional groups to work together on many similar issues and concerns, including legislative matters and membership growth. As a board member, I stay committed to working on both these issues that affect audiologists in the State of Florida.

ASHA Disclosures

Complimentary Convention Registration as a FLASHA Board Member, Complimentary Hotel as a FLASHA Board member

2018 FLASHA Executive Board Member (Vice President, Audiology), ASHA Member

Amy Patenaude

Amy Patenaude, Ed.S., NCSP is an Education Assessment Consultant with MHS Assessments. 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Gail Richard

Gail J. Richard, PhD, CCC-SLP, has been on the faculty for 36 years in communication disorders and sciences at Eastern Illinois University, including 14 years as department chair. She retired from the teaching faculty in May 2014 to serve as director of a new initiative, an Autism Center on the campus of EIU, conducting evaluations, consultations, and educational workshops. In 2015, she initiated a program for college students enrolled at the university with autism spectrum disorders, Students with Autism Transitional Education Program (STEP). She is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with expertise in childhood language disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, auditory/language processing disorders, selective mutism, executive functions, and language learning disorders. She is a popular presenter for continuing education workshops, due to the practical application of her shared information. She also has numerous clinical and scholarly publications, including The Language Processing Test 3 and Differential Screening Test for Processing.

Professional service includes ASHA Legislative Council for 17 years, including leadership roles as the speaker of the Council, Speech-Language Hearing Assembly coordinator, and floor manager. She chaired the Ad Hoc Committee on the Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Identifying and Treating Children with Auditory/Linguistic Processing Disorders and was named an ASHA Fellow in 2000. She served on the ASHA Board of Directors as the vice president for speech-language-pathology practice (2012–2014). As VP, Dr. Richard had oversight for several critical committees, including Reframing the Professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, updating the Scope of Practice for Speech-Language Pathology and Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Scope of Practice, and establishing an advisory board for school issues. In 2016 she rejoined the Board of Directors for a three year term (2016-2018), serving as President in 2017.

Prior to joining the university faculty, Dr. Richard provided diagnostic and therapeutic services in the public schools through the Area Education Agency system in Iowa. She also served in several leadership roles for the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, including president, and has received Fellow and Honors from ISHA. At the university, Dr. Richard served as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) faculty athletics representative for 17 years, including a term on the Division I NCAA Management Council.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Tommie Robinson

Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP is director of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders in the Children's Hearing and Speech Center at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and is an associate professor of pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He specializes in communication disorders in children, with a specific focus on children who stutter. Dr. Robinson's research and writings have focused on normal fluency behaviors in children and adults, as well as service delivery to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Robinson holds adjunct professorships with Howard University, the University of the District of Columbia, and Longwood University, and has presented widely at the local, regional, and national levels. Dr. Robinson teaches courses in stuttering and diagnostics.

Dr. Robinson has served on various ASHA boards and committees. He has served as ASHA vice president for quality of service in speech-language-pathology (2005–2007) and on the Board of Ethics, Council on Professional Standards, and Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Committee on Nominations and Elections, Honors Committee, and Clinical Certification Board. He was selected co-chair for the Program Committee of the 2002 ASHA Convention held in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also an ASHA legislative councilor representing the District of Columbia in 1994–2004. In 1998, Dr. Robinson was elected a Fellow of ASHA, one of its highest honors. Dr. Robinson was the 2003 chair of the ASHA Honors Committee.

He served on the board of directors of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) and served as the co-chair of the Program Committee for their 1999 and 2000 conventions. Dr. Robinson also served as secretary of the Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders and has been a board-recognized fluency specialist since 2000.

Dr. Robinson received his AA degree from Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi, BA and MS degrees from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, and his PhD degree from Howard University.

 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Corina Rodriguez-Espejo

 

 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Sheryl Rosin

Sheryl Rosin Ph.D.,CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and Certified Autism Specialist with 20 years experience in the field. Dr. Rosin has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to evidence-based practices in assessment and intervention for individuals with ASD. She is currently the program director for an international autism project with the Ministry of Education and the University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts. Dr. Rosin is the owner and director of Palm Beach Speech-Language Specialists, a Professional Education Instructor with Summit Professional Education, a PLAY Project Consultant, Supervisor, and Trainer, an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, an adjunct Research Fellow at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Vermont, the chair of the tele-practice committee and the VP for Continuing Education for the Florida Speech-Language Hearing Association.

ASHA Disclosures

North Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association, paid speaker, Complimentary convention registration (as a board member), complimentary hotel (as a board member)

2018 FLASHA Executive Board Member (Vice President, Continuing Education), ASHA Member

Stacie Rubin-Smith

Stacie Rubin-Smith, CCC-SLP, is an SLP at the South Miami Hspital Child Development Center. Her specializations include Apraxia, Autism, Fluency Disorders and Phonological Delays.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Penina Rybek

Penina is an Autism Specialist and Educational Technology Consultant, who created the soon to be published Socially Speaking™ Social Skills Curriculum and already deployed Socially Speaking™ Social Skills Assessment Protocol iPad App.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Celia Santini

Dr. Celia Santini, PHD, is a Speech-Language Pathologist for Florida Hospital Medical Group. 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Katie Sawaya

 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Chris Snow

For the last three years FLASHA has contracted with me to provide governmental consulting and lobbying services. I have 12 years’ experience working in Florida in the private sector as a governmental consultant in my own firm,SnowStrategies, Inc. Prior to that I worked nine years in the Florida Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget. This experience has prepared to work successfully with FLASHA members on the legislative and regulatory goals and issues established by the FLASHA Board.

ASHA Disclosures

Chris owns and operates Snow Strategies, Inc., a governmental consulting and lobbying firm. FLASHA is one of Snow Strategies clients and, as such, Chris is a registered paid lobbyist for FLASHA. Snow Strategies is also contracted with the Alliance for Pediatric Therapies, Inc. for Executive Direction and consulting/lobbying services. The Alliance for Pediatric Therapies is a statewide business association of pediatric therapy clinics performing OT, PT and/or SPT.

Chris is also the founding board member for the Alliance for Pediatric Therapies, Inc. The Alliance for Pediatric Therapies is a statewide business association of pediatric therapy clinics performing OT, PT and/or SPT.


Tamara Stein

 Tamara Stein, M.Sc.(A)-SLP(C), Reg. CASLPO, is a Speech-Language Pathologist & Clinical Program Assistant at The Hanen Centre. She is also author of the book "The Compassionate SLP."

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Ruth Stonestreet

Ruth Stonestreet received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Mississippi University for Women and her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her experience have included working in Mississippi, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, and Georgia with infants toddlers-preschoolers with multiple disabilities, has held administrative positions, and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Valdosta State University. Currently, she is a Professor Emerita and ASHA Fellow and is mentoring and supervising clinical fellows for EBS Healthcare.

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Nancy Tellan

Nancy Telian, MS, CCC-SLP, a speech language pathologist of 39 years specializing in literacy, speaks frequently at national and state conventions, and within school districts. An adjunct faculty member at  MGH Institute of Health Professions, Nancy is founding co-director of Reading with TLC and author of the Lively Letters program.

 ASHA Disclosures

Financial Disclosures: I am receiving complimentary convention registration and hotel reservation. In order to show a few examples of several strategies I will be sharing, a very small part of my sessions will have reference to Lively Letters, of which I am the author and receive royalties. There will be many other strategies, program, and resources shared as well. 

Non-Financial Disclosures: None


Andrea Tolbert

Andrea Tolbert is a personal safety and security instructor, specializing in self-defense training for working professionals. She has been a professional speaker for more than 20 years, and has a talent for making complicated subjects understandable for participants. 

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Vivian Topp-Klein

Vivian Topp-Klein is a Speech-Language Pathologists in Boca Raton, Florida. She is president of Ambilingual Associates, and is a Past-President of FLASHA.  

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Ellen Webber

Mrs. Weber is a certified Speech/Language Pathologist and Educational Technology Specialist. Recently retired from the Cobb County School District in Georgia after 40 years of teaching, she currently provides EdTech training throughout the U.S. and Canada, teaching others how to create their own educational apps for free. She also hosts a website for SLPs, writes for several professional publications, mentors graduate students internationally, serves as consultant, beta tester, and guest blogger for various app companies, and has designed over 200 educational and therapy apps.

ASHA Disclosures

I have received payment from Tiny Spark Corp (owner of TinyTap) in the past for services as educational consultant. I also receive royalties for some of my apps that appear in their marketplace. I will be presenting only limited information on other similiar apps, as there are none that are comparable at this time.

I have served as guest blogger and beta tester for TinyTapp in the past, for which there was no renumeration.


Kathie Welch

Kathie Welch is an SLP in Jupiter, Florida.  

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.

Charlene Westman

Charlene Westman is owner of Building Blocks, Inc., a private practice in Naples, FL that provides Occupational and Speech-language therapies to children. She has been a FLASHA member since she was enrolled at the University of Florida in the mid 1980’s. She has served on various committees through the years. In 2008, she joined the Medicaid task force and began to recognize the need and the benefit of advocating for our clients to representatives of state government, as well as Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration and various private insurance companies. Recently, providers have needed flexibility and more importantly knowledge on how to best serve our clients and continue our very valuable services. I’m proud to be a speech-language pathologist and a FLASHA member. There is strength in numbers, and our voices need to be heard!

ASHA Disclosures

No financial disclosures.
Charlene Westman is a 2018 FLASHA Executive Board Member (Vice President, Governmental Education)

Rachel Williams

Rachel M Williams is a Speech Language Pathologist based out ofDavie, Florida and her medical specialization isSpeech-language Pathologist. She practices inDavie, Florida and has the professional credentials ofPH.D., CCC-SLP (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology). She is a past president of FLASHA and NBASLA

ASHA Disclosures

No relevant financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Lyndsey Zurawski

Practicing clinician, supervisor, presenter, blogger and product developer, Lyndsey Zurawski, SLP.D, CCC-SLP has "tried her hand" successfully in various speech and language related positions in In her 13 years as a practicing SLP in the public school system. Dr. Zurawski currently is employed by The School District of Palm Beach County as an SLP providing inclusive services to pre-k thru high school students, along with supervising clinical fellows, and working as a district diagnostician. Dr. Zurawski’s focus is on providing inclusive services, literacy-based (curriculum-based) therapy, dyslexia and state standards. In addition to her work as a school-based SLP, Dr. Zurawski runs a private practice providing home-based therapy to clients with a variety of disorders. Dr. Zurawski is an Adjunct Professory for Nova, a national trainer for Reading with TLC (Lively Letters program, a National Consultant on Inclusive Practices, and presenter. Dr. Zurawski now is the current President of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologist.

ASHA Disclosures

Complimentary conference registration as a FLASHA Board member, Complimentary Hotel as FLASHA President, Employee of School District of Palm Beach County.

2018 FLASHA Executive Board Member (President), ASHA Member, School Finance Committee Member