August 2016 Vicki Deal-Williams, chief staff officer for multicultural affairs at ASHA, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives’ Center for Association Leadership for a three-year term beginning Sept. 1. Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, professor in the School of Speech, Language and Hearing ... People
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The ASHA Leader, August 2016, Vol. 21, 20-23. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21082016.20
The ASHA Leader, August 2016, Vol. 21, 20-23. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21082016.20
Appointed
Vicki Deal-Williams, chief staff officer for multicultural affairs at ASHA, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives’ Center for Association Leadership for a three-year term beginning Sept. 1.
Awarded
Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, professor in the School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University and director of the university’s Confucius Institute, received the 2016 Women of Dedication Honor from the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary in April, recognizing her devotion to various educational and cultural programs in San Diego and her contributions to the community … Mary S. Parker, SLP at Hueytown Elementary in Alabama, was named the school’s 2015–2016 Teacher of the Year.
In the news
Jamie Desjardins, audiologist and assistant professor of speech-language pathology at the University of Texas at El Paso, was featured in the May issue of Harvard Men’s Health Watch, sharing results from her recent research that found hearing aids may improve brain function in people with hearing loss … SLPs Samantha Elandary, CEO of the Dallas-based Parkinson Voice Project (PVP), and Doreen Nicholas, clinic director at Eastern Washington University (EWU), were featured in an April 5 Spokesman-Review article and a May 6 FoxNews.com story about their work and involvement with PVP, which provides free speech-language services to patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease … SLP and EWU clinical educator Lindsay Williams was featured in an April segment on Fox 28’s “Good Day Spokane,” in which she also spoke about using PVP methods with students and patients … 2016 ASHA President Jaynee A. Handelsman, director of pediatric audiology at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in the University of Michigan Health System, wrote a May 18 post for the National Parent Teacher Association’s One Voice blog about how families can create a “digital diet” (while inclusive of augmentative and alternative communication devices) in honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month … Craig Selinger, SLP and owner of Brooklyn Letters, a private practice in New York City, was featured in an April 14 segment on NYC’s PIX 11 Morning News discussing apraxia of speech, including symptoms and interventions.
On the move
Robert F. Orlikoff, associate dean in the College of Education and Human Services and former chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Virginia University, has been named dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
Named
Leonard L. LaPointe, Francis Eppes Distinguished Professor at Florida State University, recently was named a historical consultant for executive producer Ridley Scott’s PBS series, “Mercy Street,” a medical-historical drama set during the Civil War. LaPointe verified and authenticated the possible role of 19th century neuroscientist Paul Broca’s influence on a physician/character in the show.
Retired
Mary S. Parker is retiring after 25 years as a public school SLP. Parker received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Montevallo and began her career at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in Alabama. She later worked as an off-campus graduate supervisor at Montevallo, Samford University and the University of Alabama, and recently was elected to serve on the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Parker retires from her position as SLP at Hueytown Elementary in Alabama, where she has worked for the past 24 years and was recently named Teacher of the Year. She plans a part-time private practice working with adults and children.
Deaths
Steven Leder, 64, on May 16, 2016, in New Haven, Connecticut. Leder earned his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College in 1974, his master’s from the University of Maryland in 1976 and his doctorate in speech-language pathology from the University of Connecticut in 1983. He served as the research SLP on the nation’s first single-channel cochlear implant project at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut, from 1983 to 1986. Leder then worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital before joining the Yale University School of Medicine faculty in 1991. He most recently served as professor of surgery at Yale, where he received many research awards. Leder was a prolific researcher in many areas, including dysphagia diagnostics and rehabilitation and voice. He wrote many books and chapters, served on the editorial board of the journal Dysphagia, and was the 2010–2011 president of the Dysphagia Research Society. An ASHA Fellow and active volunteer, he served on many ASHA committees, including convention programming and the Ad Hoc Committee for the Use of Specialized Medical Speech Devices.
Jean L. Anderson, 96, on June 8, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. Anderson earned her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology from Western Michigan University and her master’s and doctorate from Indiana University. She began her career working in public schools in Michigan and Indianapolis, later serving eight years in the Indiana Department of Education as the first state supervisor of speech and hearing programs. After completing her doctoral studies in 1968, she joined the faculty of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University, from which she retired as a full professor in 1987. Anderson was active in the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association and ASHA, was named an ASHA Fellow, and received the Honors of both associations. Before and after her retirement, Anderson led national conferences and workshops on the training of audiologists and SLPs, emphasizing the importance of clinical education and the supervisory process to the disciplines. Her leadership was foundational to the development of the Council of University Supervisors in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the precursor to ASHA Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision. Her research focused on the supervisory process; a seminal work, “The Supervisory Process in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology,” was published in 1980. From 1972 to 1981, Anderson received continuous leadership and personnel development funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support doctoral students who focused on clinical education and supervision.
Pam Marshalla, 61, on June 8, 2015, in Bothell, Washington, of leukemia. Marshalla received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois. After graduation, she worked as an SLP in the schools and for her alma mater before founding her first company, Innovative Concepts, Inc.—one of the first ASHA CEU providers—and serving as the company’s president for 15 years. She started her more recent company, Marshalla Speech and Language, in 1995. Marshalla received three ASHA awards for continuing education (1983, 1993 and 2013) and was one of the first SLPs to create video lectures for CEUs. She served on the advisory board of the Library of Speech-Language Pathology (now closed) for five years. Marshalla, who also founded the Oral Motor Institute with Diane Bahr in 2007 and served as board co-chair, was known for her many seminars and written works for clinicians, including research and 10 books on apraxia, oral-motor, thumbsucking, drooling and articulation intervention. Her latest textbook, “The Marshalla Guide,” will be published this year.
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