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Commissioner On Issues & Planning
Commissioner On Communication & Technology
Time & Place Committee
Local Arrangements Spring 2012
Local Arrangements Fall 2012
Paulette (“Willie” to old and dear friends) is a Speech Language
Pathologist with the Metro Nashville Public School, Nashville TN.
She has served as an itinerant SLP, Lead SLP, Consulting Special
Education Teacher and Autism Specialist for the district. She previously
worked as a clinical supervisor and language coordinator for Vanderbilt
University Bill Wilkerson Center, Nashville TN and as an SLP for
St. Paul Public School’s Autism Program, St. Paul MN. In her
private practice she works with preschoolers to adults with TBI,
stuttering and ASD. Paulette has been active in the Tennessee Association
of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists as the Public Schools
Chair, Member-At-Large, convention program co-chair, President Elect
and currently as President. Her two granddaughters, ReesAnne and
Kennedy live in Cumming, GA with their dad, Sean (son) and mom Teresa.
Her daughter, Codie, lives in Nashville, TN. She travels often,
back up north, to Minnesota to visit her nieces, nephews, great
nieces and nephews and her great-great niece. In her spare time
she very active in her church, volunteers and co chairs the annual
convention for the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee and is a leader
for Weight Watchers. You can find her at gym at 5:00 am reading
a good spy novel on the cardio machines or lifting weights. She
loves to travel, the theater, music and gather with good friends.
Her greatest loves are Gary, her husband and Ryder, her 2 year old
Rachel is a Program Professor and Clinical Supervisor in the Department of Speech, Language and Communication Disorders at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She received her doctorate degree from Howard University, master’s from University of Central Florida and her bachelor’s from the University of Florida. She enjoys advising and teaching the students in the master’s and doctoral programs. Her research areas of interests include child language, fluency and fluency disorders, and culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In addition, she is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Speech-Language Pathology. Also, she is a 2007 graduate of ASHA’s Leadership Development Program and has served on various ASHA committees. Currently, she serves as Treasurer and Multicultural Committee Chairperson for the Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA), Stuttering Specialist for the Stuttering Foundation of America (SFA), Chairperson of NSU’s Affiliate Chapter of NBASLH, and member of the Fischler School of Education and Human Services’ Office of Community Education and Diversity Affairs Advisory Council (OCEDA).
Molly is a speech language pathologist and has been a sole
proprietor for 20 years working
with children. She shares an office with a fabulous group of PTs,
OTs and SLPs. Molly lives in Eagle River, Alaska with her husband,
Steve, and all the remaining animals from when thegrown children,
Mike and Stephanie,moved out. She enjoys all things technological,
is an i-phone addict and a big fan of social media. Molly
enjoys exercising, chocolate, reading her Kindle and hiking the
beautiful Alaska mountains.
Seijra Toogood received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from James Madison University in 1998 and her Master of Education (M.Ed.) from University of Georgia in 2000. She has worked in the public school system for the past eleven years, serving elementary and middle school population in both Fairfax County and Prince William County Public Schools. Seijra has provided Speech/language services to children with severe Autism in a structured Applied Behavioral Analysis program as well as a variety of developmental disorders (Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, Multiple Disabilities, Developmental Delay, Syndenham’s Chorea, Brain Tumor and Learning Disabilities. She currently works in Fairfax County Public Schools and continues to provide early intervention therapy services to children through Infant and Toddler Connections of Prince William County in the home environment.
Tara, SCSHA Past President, is a Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Exceptional Needs. Tara is the owner and director of Crescent Child Development Services, LLC, where she and her staff provide Speech-Language Therapy, Behavioral Consulting and ABA Therapy for clients with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Tara's previous work experience includes fourteen years as an SLP and Preschool Autism Teacher in the public schools in addition to working PRN in private practice, home health, skilled nursing facilities and a local rehabilitation hospital. Tara lives in Mount Pleasant, SC, a suburb of Charleston, where she enjoys volunteer work that supports the autism community and is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Camp Good Times of Charleston, a local summer camp for children with ASD. She is a foodie with a great love of traveling, laughing with friends and enjoying the coastal community in which she lives.
Amber Heape (Chair)
Amber Heape, SCSHA President, is a graduate of Columbia College of South Carolina(bachelor’s degree) and the University of South Carolina (master’s degree). Amber is employed as Regional Clinical Specialist with United Rehab, a part of the UHS-Pruitt Corporation. As Regional Clinical Specialist, she develops clinical education and trainings, supports clinical programs in the 16 SC and Augusta GA facilities, audits and educates on appropriate documentation for reimbursement, and recently led a team of SLPs in writing the company Swallowing program. She has worked in geriatric rehab, acute hospital, outpatient rehab, and public school settings. Amber enjoys presenting at conferences and to groups on functional therapy in geriatric care. She and her husband, Brian, are most proud of their two daughters, Emily and Ellie. They reside in the small town of Branchville, South Carolina, Amber enjoys participating in her daughters' activities, scrapbooking, traveling, eating out, reading good books, and visiting her "happy place" (Disney World!)
Regina is a graduate of Columbia College of South Carolina (bachelor's
degree) and the University of South Carolina (master's
degree and Ph.D.).
Regina is employed as an Assistant Professor at South Carolina State
University in Orangeburg, South Carolina where she is actively engaged
in scholarship, research and service to the university as well as
the community. Regina's area of interests are childhood language
disorders and literacy. She has worked as a speech language
pathologist in various settings prior to enrollment in the doctoral
program. They include home health, hospital, private practice,
public school, nursing home, and university settings. She
has served the South Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association
(SCSHA) in various capacities; including, Vice President of Education
& Information, President Elect-Elect and President Elect.
She became the President for SCSHA in February of 2011.
Tracy Grammer (Chair)
Craven Management Associates, LLC
Robert Craven, Business Manager
Melissa Joseph, Account Manager
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