February 2011 Awarded: Kate Gottfred received an Alumni Merit Award from the North-western University Alumni Association, presented to outstanding alumni who have distinguished themselves in their particular professions or fields of endeavor. Gottfred, who received a master’s degree and a doctorate from Northwestern’s School of Communication, has been an active ASHA volunteer ... People
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The ASHA Leader, February 2011, Vol. 16, 36-37. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.16022011.36
The ASHA Leader, February 2011, Vol. 16, 36-37. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.16022011.36
Awarded: Kate Gottfred received an Alumni Merit Award from the North-western University Alumni Association, presented to outstanding alumni who have distinguished themselves in their particular professions or fields of endeavor. Gottfred, who received a master’s degree and a doctorate from Northwestern’s School of Communication, has been an active ASHA volunteer for 30 years, serving as 2008 ASHA president and named an ASHA Fellow in 1989. Gottfred is president of the Chicago-based nonprofit Leap Learning Systems, which offers programs that increase communication skills and self-confidence in thousands of under-served students across the city. Gottfred founded the nonprofit in 1988 after volunteering with children in the Cabrini Green housing project. Gottfred received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement and the Illinois Clinical Achievement Award. She is a board member of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation and an executive board member of the Chicago International Charter School Foundation.
Named: Susan Boswell, assistant managing editor of The ASHA Leader, is the new director of communications and marketing for the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Washington, D.C. An ASHA staff member for 13 years, Boswell earned Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives and received two awards from Association Media and Publishing for her work on the Leader. She received a cochlear implant in 2002.
In the News: Lauren Enloe, a clinician with Greenville Ear, Nose and Throat, was featured in a Dec. 14 article on “holiday hoarseness” posted on wltx.com, the website of a CBS-affiliated television station in Columbia, S.C. In the article Enloe offered tips for vocal hygiene and addressed treatment for hoarseness, which may be more prevalent around the holidays because of increased voice use, elevated stress, and dry air.
Deaths
Robert William “Blake” Blakeley, 86, on Dec. 14, 2010, of congestive heart failure. Blakely earned a master’s degree at the University of Oregon and a doctorate in speech-language pathology at the University of Michigan. He headed the Speech & Hearing Clinic and Craniofacial Disorders Program at the University of Oregon Medical School for 43 years and served 20 years on Kaiser’s Craniofacial Disorders Team, A recipient of ASHA Honors, Blakeley was president of the Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association and a section of the National Cleft Palate Association. As a volunteer, Blakeley served children with cleft lip and palate in Costa Rica, Canada, Russia, China, and Peru. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughter, Britany, and two grandsons.
Heather Turner Burdinie, 56, on Sept. 7, 2010. Burdinie received her master’s degree from Northwestern University and was a bilingual speech-language pathologist with the Chicago public schools, contributing to a bilingual speech assessment protocol. She also worked with a number of hospitals and nursing homes in the Chicago area. Burdinie was the regional director of speech-language pathology for First Rehab, supervising SLPs in four southern states from her home in Hilton Head, S.C. She was a member of Sertoma Club and the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Survivors include her husband, Carl, and two children, Jordan and Krista.
William H. Canfield, 90, on Sept. 27, 2010. Canfield received an under-graduate degree in dramatic arts from Northwestern University before joining the Navy during World War II. Following his service he lived in New York City, where he worked in theatre and television. He earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology—and later a doctorate—at Columbia University and taught there prior to his tenured appointment to Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., where he taught for 25 years. He was recruited by famed minister and public speaker Norman Vincent Peale to hold weekend retreats for ministers and students of the ministry to increase their comfort and spontaneity in sermon delivery. He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Canfield Story.
Anthony B. DeFeo, 62, of cancer on Sept. 21, 2010, at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. DeFeo received his MA and PhD at Northwestern University. He joined the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona in 1981 and served as clinic director for the next 27 years. For more than a quarter of a century, DeFeo’s clinical and research activities centered on identification, evaluation, and treatment of pediatric communication disorders, especially those related to syndromic and other atypical clinical presentations. He also was involved in developing several evidence-based treatment programs for all ages in the department’s several clinics. A master clinician and a master teacher, he received the 1991 Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Arizona College of Science. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, and son, Aaron.
Joan M. Frichtl, 74, of cancer on Aug. 17, 2010, in Glenview, III. She received a BS degree in communication disorders from Marquette University, and a master’s degree from Governors State University. Frichtl provided special education, speech-language, and assistive technology services to students and clients with traumatic brain injury in Illinois, Indiana, and Arizona for more than 30 years. She was a speech-language and assistive technology administrator for the Leyden Township Cooperative in Franklin Park, III., served as an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona, and provided assistive technology services in the public schools. Frichtl also presented workshops at local and state meetings on augmentative and alternative communication. Frichtl is survived by three children, Mary, Kathleen, and Joseph; five grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Starrs.
Gail Gegg Rosenberg, 62, of cancer on Dec. 5, 2010, in Florida. Well-known for her early work in classroom acoustics, classroom amplification, auditory processing disorders, and educational audiology, Rosenberg left the schools after many years, to work in industry. As director of special needs education at Interactive Solutions, Rosenberg coordinated training education for the company’s communication device for individuals with hearing impairment or special needs. She most recently worked with LightSpeed to further the development and use of classroom amplification. Rosenberg received her master’s degree in audiology from the University of South Florida. She was active in the Educational Audiology Association, serving as president and newsletter editor; and in the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, serving as president, vice president, and chair of many committees. At ASHA she served on the Academic Affairs Board, Audiology Coordinating Committee, Council on Standards in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, working groups (on central auditory processing and audiology in the schools), and Legislative Council. Survivors include her husband, Bernard; her father, Vincent; and six brothers: Larry, Jim, Mike, Steve, Dale, and Bryan.
Anna Fay Vaughn-Cooke, 63, on Oct. 20, 2010, in Washington, D.C. A linguistics scholar and university administrator, Vaughn-Cooke made influential contributions to the study of African American dialects, and was an influential contributor to the national debate on the language diversity of African Americans. Early in her career, she collaborated with Ida J. Stockman to conduct one of the first long-term studies of how African American children acquire their language-development skills. Their seminal study—conducted in homes where researchers played with children, visited with parents, and recorded the children’s spoken language—helped differentiate language differences from language disorders. Vaughn-Cooke received a master’s in speech-language pathology from the University of Maryland, and master’s and doctoral degrees in linguistics from Georgetown University. She spent much of her career affiliated with the University of the District of Columbia, where she chaired the languages and communication disorders department. She served in administrative posts at Florida A&M and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and was associate provost of Florida A&M University since 2008. An ASHA Fellow, Vaughn-Cooke was a Fulbright scholar at the National University of Benin in West Africa. Survivors include her husband Denys; two children, Anika Vaughn-Cooke and Hamilton Vaughn-Cooke; two brothers; three sisters; and two grandsons.
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