2021 Convention Program Committee

Tena L. McNamara, Co-Chair for Audiology

Laura Purcell Verdun, Co-Chair for Speech-Language Pathology

Acquired Cognitive Communication Disorders

  • Michael de Riesthal, Topic Chair
  • Yvonne Rogalski, Topic Chair
  • Afua Agyapong
  • Javad Anjum
  • Jennifer Barry
  • Katherine Bryan
  • Petrea Cornwell
  • Natalie Covington
  • Alaina Davis
  • Zachary DeWall
  • Natalie Douglas
  • Ilana Feld
  • Valarie Fleming
  • Kelli Gorajec
  • Kathryn Hardin
  • Ryan Husak
  • Melissa Johnson
  • Mary Kennedy
  • Sarah Key-DeLyria
  • Alyssa Lanzi
  • Erin Mattingly
  • Emily Morrow
  • Erline Nakano
  • Jessica Obermeyer
  • Katy O'Brien
  • Jamie Reilly
  • McKay Sohlberg
  • Leanne Togher
  • Laura Wilson
  • Gina Youmans

Adult Swallowing

  • Heather Starmer, Topic Chair
  • Loni Arrese
  • Ed Bice
  • Olivia Boddicker
  • Cynthia Byward
  • Kathryn Curry
  • James Curtis
  • Rinki Desai
  • Jenny Erpenbeck
  • Melissa Farrow
  • Jessica Forbes
  • Courtney Horne
  • Asako Kaneoka
  • Ting-Fen Len
  • Donna Lundy
  • Jaime Malandracki
  • Georgia Malandracki
  • Yvette McCoy
  • Sonja Molfenter
  • Mandy Morano-Villhauer
  • Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald
  • Ogechi Okeke
  • Andrew Palmer
  • Luis Riquelme
  • Andrea Rivera
  • Alycia Rivet
  • Rael Robison
  • Nicole Rugus-Pulia
  • Kelly Salmon
  • Samantha Shune
  • Michele Singer

Audiology Implantables

  • Andrea Warner-Czyz, Topic Chair
  • Katie Brennan
  • Andrea DeFreese
  • Meredith Holcomb
  • Kelsey Klein
  • William Shapiro
  • Ty Tanker
  • Linda Thibodeau
  • Teresa Zwolan

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Suzie Getz Cescon, Topic Chair
  • Celeste R. Helling, Topic Chair
  • Jill Aldin
  • Meher Banajee
  • Matthew Baud
  • Susan Berkowitz
  • Chip Clarke
  • John Costello
  • Marissa Cowan
  • Marlene Cummings
  • Kathryn Dorney
  • Deb Downey
  • Karen Erickson
  • Michelle Gutmann
  • Penny Hatch
  • Katharine Hill
  • Kimberly Ho
  • Kathleen H. Kaminski
  • Tracy M. Kovach
  • Rachael Langley
  • Megan McAllister
  • Mark Mizuko
  • Jo Naylor
  • Joni Nygard
  • Rhea Paul
  • Kevin Pitt
  • Debbie Reinhartsen
  • Lauren Schwartz Gonzales
  • Rose Sevcik
  • Patricia Smith Byers
  • Angela Standridge
  • Gail Van Tatenhove
  • Samantha Westrich

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Amy Donaldson, Topic Chair
  • Kathryn Drager, Topic Chair
  • Allison Bean
  • Joann Benigno
  • Jenny Burton
  • Teresa Cardon
  • Lisa Chattler
  • Carrie Chouinard
  • Kelly Coburn
  • Elizabeth Delsandro
  • Laura DeThorne
  • Jill Dolata
  • Danai Fannin
  • Erinn Finke
  • Rose Griffin
  • Lynne Hewitt
  • Christine Holyfield
  • Lynn Koegel
  • Adriana Lavi
  • Elise Lindquist
  • Jim Mancini
  • Lori Marra
  • Avinash Mishra
  • Kim Murza
  • Patricia Prelock
  • Siva priya Sanathanam
  • Rachel Reetzke
  • Laura Richardson
  • Kamela Rowland
  • Karyn Searcy
  • Elizabeth Serpentine
  • Aaron Shield
  • Nicole Sparapani
  • Jessica Steinbrenner
  • Jessica Stewart
  • Suma Suswaram
  • Geralyn Timler
  • Cara Tyson
  • Thelma Uzonyi
  • Joseph Vera
  • Diane Williams
  • Matt Zellner

Business and Practice Management: SLP

  • Amber B. Heape, Topic Chair
  • Leann Schouten, Topic Chair
  • Teresa Anthony
  • Jessica Berry
  • Tracy Bond
  • Laurel Directo
  • Princess Evans
  • Amy Haught
  • Katie Holterman
  • Renee Kinder
  • Jennifer Kizner
  • Allison McGee
  • Jo Puntil
  • Laura Randen
  • Sherri Wolff

Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders

  • Kelly Cordero, Topic Chair
  • Adriane Baylis
  • Catherine Crowley
  • Scott Dailey
  • Lynn Fox
  • Janet Gooch
  • Katelyn Kotlarek
  • Kari Lien
  • Alison Scheer-Cohen
  • Jessica Williams

Dispensing, Business and Practice Management: Audiology

  • Robert Traynor, Topic Chair
  • Deb Abel
  • Amyn Amlani
  • Nicole Kingman
  • Kevin Liebe
  • Brian Taylor

Equity, Inclusion and Influence of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

  • Yvette Hyter, Topic Chair
  • Betty Yu, Topic Chair
  • Joshuaa Allison-Burbank
  • Alicia Alonso-Cappas
  • Lisa Bedore
  • Brandon Brewer
  • Hannah Brouse
  • Hsinhuei Chiou
  • Tamala Close
  • Nathan Cornish-Raley
  • Glenda DeJarnette
  • Sandy Dorsey
  • Lindsey Foo
  • Aaron Hardy-Smith
  • RaMonda Horton
  • Jerrold Jackson
  • Valerie Johnson
  • Reem Khamis-Dakwar
  • Keisha Lindsay Nurse
  • Elaine McCarty
  • Maria Muñoz
  • Benjamin Munson
  • Brandi Newkirk-Turner
  • Elizabeth Peña
  • Mershen Pillay
  • Ishara Ramkissoon
  • Marlene Salas-Provance
  • Stanley Seelye
  • Lei Sun
  • Vivian Tisi
  • Carol Westby
  • Toya Wyatt

Fluency

  • Derek E. Daniels, Topic Chair
  • Laura W. Plexico, Topic Chair
  • Richard Arenas
  • Hayley Arnold
  • Michael Blomgren
  • Michael Boyle
  • Anthony Buhr
  • Geoffrey Coalson
  • Christopher Constantino
  • Emily Garnett
  • Hope Gerlach
  • Amanda Hampton Wray
  • Daniel Hudock
  • Eric Jackson
  • Rupert Johnson
  • Tiffani Kittilstved
  • Shelly Jo Kraft
  • Scott Palasik
  • James Panico
  • Corrin Richels
  • Naomi Rodgers
  • Jayanthi Sasisekaran
  • Seth Tichenor
  • Evan Usler
  • Martine Vanryckeghem
  • Bridget Walsh

Global Issues and Practices

  • Jessica Jocelyn, Topic Chair
  • Soami Santiago de Snyder, Topic Chair
  • Kari Comer
  • Lisa Domby
  • Martine Elie
  • Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann
  • Maria Ileana Jimenez
  • Lucas Lancaster
  • Caprice Lee
  • Wanda Lugo
  • Carmen Ana Ramos-Pizarro
  • Cristina Rivera Febres
  • Linda I. Rosa-Lugo
  • Bea Staley
  • Sulare Telesford
  • Gloria Valencia

Head and Neck Cancer Issues

  • Mario Alberto Landera, Topic Chair
  • Rina Abrams
  • Jordan Differding
  • Barbara Ebersole
  • Lisa Evangelista
  • Erin Guidera
  • Ashley Logan
  • Annette May
  • Stephanie Reyes
  • Nicole Schaen-Heacock
  • Talia Schwartz
  • Michael Silva
  • Erica Taylor
  • Joshua Teitcher
  • Theresa Yao

Health Literacy: Optimizing Outcomes

  • Lynne Brady Wagner, Topic Chair
  • Jennifer L. Gilligan, Topic Chair
  • Maggie Balz
  • Valerie Boyer
  • Leora Cherney
  • Maria Claudia Franca
  • Sara Gray
  • Rebecca Kelly-Campbell
  • Fatima Khan
  • Renee Kinder
  • Paula Leslie
  • Monique Mills
  • Samantha Morgan
  • Jennifer Oshita
  • Jayanti Ray
  • Megan Schliep
  • Alexandra Soyfer
  • Michelle Stransky
  • Barbara Weinstein

Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus – Assessment and Intervention: Adults

  • Jason H. Thomas, Topic Chair
  • Margot L. Beckerman
  • Michael Bergen
  • Ianthe Dunn-Murad
  • Richard E. Gans
  • Beth Humphrey
  • Lauren C. Keller
  • Faith Mogila
  • Eric Nelson
  • Tricia Scaglione
  • Janet R. Schoepflin
  • William H. Shapiro
  • LaGuinn P. Sherlock
  • Pallavi S. Sobun

Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus – Assessment and Intervention: Pediatrics

  • Kimberly Ward, Topic Chair
  • David Alexander
  • Erin Donlin
  • Stacey Lim
  • Erin Plyer
  • Jill Smith

Hearing, Tinnitus and Vestibular Science

  • Nicholas Reed, Topic Chair
  • Michelle Arnold
  • Diana C. Emanuel
  • Ashley Flagge
  • Peggy Korczak
  • Sara Mamo
  • Heather Porter
  • Danielle S. Powell
  • Victoria Sanchez
  • Peter A. Wasiuk

Language and Learning in School-Age Individuals

  • Emily Hamuka, Topic Chair
  • Christina Yeager Pelatti, Topic Chair
  • Mariam Abdelaziz
  • Jonet Artis
  • Alisa Baron
  • Lauren Baron
  • Lindsay Butler-Trump
  • Matthew Carter
  • Sandra Combs
  • Alicia Davis
  • Carla Ezell
  • Teresa Girolamo
  • Dawn Girten
  • Alison Hendricks
  • Dawnyale Hill
  • Marika King
  • Jessica Klusek
  • Kyndall Knight
  • Sara Kover
  • Marian Lowther
  • Karolyn Mirasola
  • Christina Mockridge
  • Sarah Moon
  • Arnold Olszewski
  • Boji Pak Wing Lam
  • Kyle Polzin
  • Lesley Raisor-Becker
  • Ka'Nesia Shepard
  • Seham Siddiqui
  • Erin Smolak
  • Sherine Tambyraja
  • Samantha Washington

Language Disorders in Adults

  • Catherine Off, Topic Chair
  • Sarah Elizabeth Wallace, Topic Chair
  • Lauren Bislick
  • Rob Cavanaugh
  • Melinda Corwin
  • Amelia Coultas
  • Sarah Grace Dalton
  • Suma Devanga
  • Melissa Duff
  • William Evans
  • Mackenzie Fama
  • Sandra Glista
  • Jenna Griffin
  • Elizabeth Hoover
  • Joanne Kinney
  • Kelly Knollman-Porter
  • Jaime Lee
  • Yune Lee
  • Jennifer Mack
  • Kristen Maul
  • Miechelle McKelvey
  • Sonia Mehta
  • Bijoyaa Mohapatra
  • Jennifer Mozeiko
  • Kristen Nunn
  • Erin O'Bryan
  • Claudia Peñaloza
  • Mary Purdy
  • Emily Rogalski
  • Tom Sather
  • Meghan Savage
  • Victoria (Tori) Scharp
  • Sarah Schneck
  • Kimberly G. Smith
  • Jolynn Thomas
  • Sarah Villard
  • Kristy Weissling
  • Chaleece Wyatt Sandberg

Language in Infants Through Preschoolers

  • Rebecca Alper, Topic Chair
  • Ashley Wiley Johnson, Topic Chair
  • Amalia  Badua
  • Kendra Beeley
  • Frances Burns
  • Michelle De'Mello
  • Courtney Hatcher
  • Monica Hudnall
  • Nadhiya Ito
  • Pumpki Le Su
  • Leslie Lopez
  • Alexandra Martin- Truesedell
  • Leilani Melendrez
  • Natalie Mikellson
  • Twyla Perryman
  • Emily Quinn
  • Mollie Romano
  • Jacqueline Towson
  • Uchenna Udobi
  • Miguelina Zapata

Leadership and Professional Issues

  • Radhika Aravamudhan, Topic Chair
  • Marva Mount, Topic Chair
  • Susan Alimonti
  • Rupa Balachandran
  • Lindsay Bondurant
  • Lori Colletti
  • Hia Datta
  • Anthony DiLollo
  • Lynn Flahive
  • Carol Fleming
  • Jill Glessner
  • Puja Goel
  • Brenda Gorman
  • Wendy Hanks
  • Christie Miller
  • Judith L. Page
  • Jenny Rajan
  • Akila Rajappa
  • Barbara T. Schmidt
  • Julie Schow
  • Robert Serianni
  • Erin Redle Sizemore
  • Ruth Stonestreet
  • Julie Stover
  • Girija Sundar

Listening, Language and Speech in Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Tina Grieco-Calub, Topic Chair
  • Elizabeth Walker, Topic Chair
  • Kristi Blaiser
  • Becky Clem
  • Ellie Cooper
  • Wendy Deters
  • Meaghan Foody
  • Jena McDaniel
  • Amanda Rudge
  • Caitlin Sapp
  • Douglas Sladen
  • Carrie Spangler
  • Merry Spratford
  • Amy Teoh
  • Tanvi Thakkar
  • Alejandra Ullauri
  • Krystal Werfel
  • Kathyrn Wiseman

Literacy Assessment and Intervention

  • Ginger Collins, Topic Chair
  • Suzanne Adlof
  • Mindy Bridges
  • Danielle Brimo
  • Jessica Chan
  • Dawna Duff
  • Barbara Ehren
  • Anna Ehrhorn
  • Michelle Erskine
  • Perry Flynn
  • Samantha Ghali
  • SallyAnn Giess
  • Sandra Gillam
  • Shannon Hall-Mills
  • Heidi Harbers
  • Kylie Helm
  • Jayne Jaskolski
  • David Krupke
  • Tracey Lorang
  • Susan Loveall
  • Leesa Marante
  • Kim Murphy
  • Abbie Olszewski
  • Rachel Powell
  • Karina Saechao
  • Jennifer Schultz
  • Katie Squires
  • Lynne Telesca
  • Danielle Thompson
  • Danielle Watson
  • Francine Wenhardt
  • Jennifer Whited
  • Julie Wolter
  • Carla Wood
  • Lyndsey Zurawski

Models of Academic and Clinical Education

  • Jennifer C. Friberg, Topic Chair
  • Andrew B. John, Topic Chair
  • Dana Battaglia
  • Teri Bellis
  • Susan Benson
  • Lauren Bland
  • Tim Brackenbury
  • Stephanie Christenson
  • Julie Cox
  • Sumit Dhar
  • Carol Dudding
  • Diana Emanuel
  • Katrina Fulcher-Rood
  • Aikio Fuse
  • Laura Gaeta
  • April Garrity
  • Sarah Ginsberg
  • Scott Griffiths
  • Jerry Hoepner
  • Anna Jilla
  • Jessica Kisenwether
  • Elise Lundquist
  • Lakshmi Magudilu Srishyla Kumar
  • Juliana Miller
  • Lekeitha Morris
  • Karen Munoz
  • Stella Ng
  • Natalie Ottey
  • Tabitha Parent-Buck
  • Adele Raade
  • Stephanie Sanders
  • Allison Sauerwein
  • Jeff Searl
  • Chizuko Tamaki
  • Laurel Teller
  • Pam Terrell
  • John Tetnowski
  • Colleen Visconti
  • Patrick Walden
  • Karla Washington

Motor Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan

  • Rene L. Utianski, Topic Chair
  • Defne Abur
  • Kristen Allison
  • Becky Baas
  • Katherine Brown
  • Julie Case
  • Claire Cordella
  • Meghan Darling-White
  • Sarah Diehl
  • Kimberly Farinella
  • Lynda Feenaughty
  • Maria Grigos
  • Megan Hirsch
  • Daniel Kim
  • Erika Levy
  • Joanne Li
  • Antje Mefferd
  • Gemma Moya-Gale
  • Kristie Spencer
  • Dale Summers
  • Emily Wang
  • Hasini Weerathunge

Neuroaudiology and Central Auditory Processing

  • Cynthia McCormick Richburg, Topic Chair
  • Natalie Benafield
  • Trey Cline
  • Laura Coco
  • Tara Davis
  • Annette Hurley
  • Deborah Ross-Swain
  • Mohsin Ahmed M. Shaikh
  • Jennifer Shinn
  • Melissa Vagts

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing

  • Memorie M. Gosa, Topic Chair
  • Krisi Brackett
  • Mary Bryan
  • Candace Cook
  • Michelle Dawson
  • Amy Delaney
  • Pamela Dodrill
  • Neina Ferguson
  • Raquel Garcia
  • Jesse Hoffmeister
  • Emily Homer
  • Ramya Kumar
  • Kara Larson
  • Emily Mayfield
  • Katlyn McGrattan
  • Lindsay Meyer Turner
  • Claire Miller
  • Christina Rappazzo
  • Jenny Reynolds
  • Cristina Rincon
  • Donna Scarborough
  • Panayiota Senekki-Florent
  • Marni Simon
  • Emily Zimmerman

Speech and Language Science

  • Kaitlin Lansford, Topic Chair
  • Nichol Castro
  • Virginia Dubasik
  • Sayako Earle
  • Megan Gross
  • Katie Hustad
  • Lakeisha Johnson
  • Yunjung Kim
  • Thea Knowles
  • Anthony Koutsoftas
  • Mili Kuruvilla-Dugdale
  • Helen Long
  • Megan MacPherson
  • Toby Macrae
  • Elizabeth Madden
  • Megan McAuliffe
  • Douglas Parham
  • Stephanie Ries-Cornou
  • Kaila Stipancic
  • Austin Thompson
  • Sana Tibi
  • Camille Wynn

Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Normal Hearing

  • Kathryn Cabbage, Topic Chair
  • Francoise Brousseau-Lapre
  • Hyunju Chung
  • Shari DeVeney
  • Kelly Farquharson
  • Amy Glaspey
  • Amy Graham
  • Elaine Hitchcock
  • Jill Hoover
  • Breanna Krueger
  • Jonathan Preston
  • Elizabeth Roepke
  • Anna Sosa
  • Michelle Swartz
  • Janet Vuolo
  • Victoria Weiss
  • Jennifer Zuk

Supervision and Precepting

  • Melanie W. Hudson, Topic Chair
  • Jennifer P. Taylor, Topic Chair
  • Jean Blosser
  • Cara Boester
  • Judith Brassuer
  • Erin Burns
  • Jordan Alyse Coffelt
  • Mark DeRuiter
  • Mary Sue Fino-Szumski
  • Tammy Fredrickson
  • Akilah Heggs Lee
  • Aya Khalil
  • Lindsay Knobelauch
  • James Mancinelli
  • Elizabeth McCrea
  • Elaine Mormer
  • Wren Newman
  • Michelle Simler
  • Jennifer Simpson
  • Barbara Solomon
  • Anu Subramanian
  • Barbara Zucker

Telepractice

  • Chad Gladden, Topic Chair
  • Joneen Lowman, Topic Chair
  • Robin L. Alvares
  • Christina Callahan
  • Emily Diehm
  • Christina DiTore-Cornelius
  • Sarah Florence
  • Laura Glastetter-Stone
  • Lauren Hastings
  • Jennifer Holst
  • Michelle Hughes
  • Michelle Jabczynski
  • Karin Koukeyan
  • Lindsay Riegler
  • Paula Sullivan
  • Kelli Uitenham

Voice and Upper Airway Issues

  • Adrienne Hancock, Topic Chair
  • Jennifer Cleary
  • Kimberly Dahl
  • Melanie-Joy Dorn
  • Shulunda Gibson
  • Marina Gilman
  • Maurice Goodwin
  • Alicia Heitzman
  • Elizabeth Heller Murray
  • Sanyukta Jaiswal
  • Marie Jetté
  • Ashwini Joshi
  • Suzanne N. King
  • Ramya Konnai
  • Kerry Lenius
  • Katherine McConville
  • Susie Nam
  • Sri Nandamudi
  • Leila Regio
  • Sarah Schneider
  • Linda Siegfriedt
  • Sheila Stager
  • Shannon M. Theis
  • Nathan Waller
  • Zoe Weinstein
  • Judy Wingate
  • Richard Zraick

Local State/Host Representatives

  • Terese Grimmett
  • Brett Radosti

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