September 2014 Theresa Bartolotta, a speech-language pathologist in Galloway, New Jersey, has been appointed dean of the School of Health Sciences at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She served most recently as director of assessment for academic affairs at Seton Hall University … Christopher A. Moore, a researcher in ... People
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The ASHA Leader, September 2014, Vol. 19, 22-24. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19092014.22
The ASHA Leader, September 2014, Vol. 19, 22-24. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.19092014.22
Appointed
Theresa Bartolotta, a speech-language pathologist in Galloway, New Jersey, has been appointed dean of the School of Health Sciences at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She served most recently as director of assessment for academic affairs at Seton Hall University … Christopher A. Moore, a researcher in the physiology of speech motor development, has been appointed dean of the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at Boston University. Moore most recently served as the scientific program manager for sensory systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development ... Cathy A. Pelletier, an SLP in Silver Spring, Maryland, was appointed to serve on a COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Revision Workgroup at the American Medical Directors Association–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine in Columbia, Maryland.
Awarded
Angela McLean, an SLP for Howard County (Maryland) Schools and president of the Catonsville (Maryland) Middle School Parent Teacher Association, received the 2014 Golden Apple Award at the Maryland PTA 99th Annual Convention. The association awards the honor annually to a PTA member who consistently supports its goals.
Retired
Mark Kander, ASHA director of health care regulatory analysis, is retiring this month. Kander joined ASHA in 1989 as director of Medicare and Medicaid. He has been instrumental in enhancing Medicare coverage and reimbursement of audiology and speech-language pathology, and has used his health care regulatory knowledge to assist thousands of members with a variety of issues related to Medicare, billing and reimbursement issues.
Deaths
Carol Ann Cervenka Ecke, 64, from complications after a heart valve replacement, on June 20, 2014, in Mesa, Arizona. Ecke attended the University of Maryland, later transferring to the College of New Jersey, where she obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech-language pathology. Ecke came west from New Jersey in 1977, securing a job setting up a new speech-language program on the Crow Indian Reservation in southeast Montana for the U.S. Indian Health Service. Ecke moved to Great Falls, Montana, in 1978, where she worked for the Great Falls Public Schools for 26 years. After retirement, Ecke became a consultant, working with cooperatives and school districts, including the Malta, Montana, schools. She also traveled as a representative of the Stuttering Foundation of America, and was for an extended period the only speech-language pathologist in Montana who was board-certified in fluency. Survivors include her husband, Richard Ecke; daughters, Johanna and Meredith; and brother, Kenneth Cervenka.
Jerilyn (Jeri) Logemann, 72, on June 19, 2014, in Evanston, Illinois. Logemann was ASHA president in 1994 and 2000, and a world-renowned researcher in speech-language pathology. After obtaining her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University, Logemann joined the Northwestern faculty and became one of the most influential leaders in her field. A prolific scholar, she contributed groundbreaking books, journal articles, workshops, conference presentations and seminars on the management of voice disorders, normal swallowing physiology, and the assessment and treatment of speech and swallowing in patients with head and neck cancer and those with neurological impairments. Logemann was the Ralph and Jean Sundin professor of communication sciences and disorders at Northwestern, and professor of otolaryngology and neurology at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where she directed the Voice, Speech and Language Service and Swallowing Center. A pioneer in the development of techniques for effective assessment and treatment of speech and swallowing disorders, she—with Hilda Fisher—developed the Fisher-Logemann Test of Articulation Competence, and she developed the modified barium swallow test. Regarded as the leading authority in swallowing disorders, Logemann received continuous research funding from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies for more than 30 years. Always concerned with improving speech-language pathology clinical service, Logemann formed the Clinical Sciences and Disorders Clinical Trials Research Group in 1995 to assist in the design and conduct of large-scale treatment studies of speech, language, learning, voice, swallowing, hearing and balance disorders. Logemann was a Fellow of ASHA and the Chicago Medical Society, and received ASHA Honors. She served Northwestern University as chair of the department, and twice as chair of the faculty. She is survived by her cousin, Ruth Fruland, of Sheridan, Illinois.
Marjorie Juanita Joines Rhoads, 82, on May 23, 2014. Rhoads was born in Belton, Kentucky, in 1931. After her marriage, Rhoads moved to Nashville, where she became the first married student to graduate from Nashville County Schools, after she met with school administrators and convinced them to change the law so that she could get her diploma. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology, and earned her master’s in speech pathology from Vanderbilt University. Rhoads worked as an SLP in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for 28 years. Survivors include her husband, Forrest N. Rhoads Sr.; son, F. Neil Rhoads Jr.; and daughter, Deborah Rhoads.
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