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Mary Beth Clark, MS/CCC

Mary Beth Clark is a speech-language pathologist who has worked for more than 15 years in the area of Communicative Disorders and Rehabilitation. She is currently working as a Supervisor in speech language pathology at Luther Midelfort, Mayo Health System in Eau Claire, WI. Her primary clinical interests are aphasia and traumatic brain injury. She is focused on assisting individuals and families achieve meaningful functional outcomes within their rehabilitation. She has collaborated with numerous individuals and families to provide volunteer program opportunities for people living with aphasia. She is co-developer of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group in Eau Claire, WI and is the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp director.

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Audrey Holland, Ph.D., CCC/SLP, BC/NCD, is the Regents’ Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. She has served on the Advisory Council for the US National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH). She is currently a member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities, US Department of Veterans’ Affairs. She is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Communication Disorders, and a recipient of the Honors of the American Speech, Language, & Hearing Association. She received the Clinical Achievement Award from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, as well as the Professional Achievement Award from the Council of Graduate Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

She has published over 145 research articles, book chapters, and reviews, in addition to editing three books and developing the test of functional commumnication known as CADL (recently revised as CADL-2 with Davida Fromm and Carol Frattalli).

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Dr. Kristine Lundgren is a speech-language pathologist who has worked for many years in the field of communicative disorders and rehabilitation. Dr. Lundgren received her Sc.D. degree in Communication Disorders from Boston University, where she also received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders. Dr. Lundgren served as the Administrative/Clinical Director of the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). She is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology (SLP) at BUSM and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Further, she has received NIH funding for her stoke and traumatic brain injury treatment studies. Dr. Lundgren also serves as both a Board member on the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association and as an active member of the American Stroke Association?s Northeast Rehabilitation and Recovery Committee.

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Maura English Silverman, MS, CCC/SLP, recently founded CommuniCoach to provide individualized programming, mentoring and training in the areas of Brain Injury, Stroke and other Neurogenic Communication Disorders with adults. In addition to this private practice, Maura is founder/senior advisor and serves as Executive Director of the Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited, a nonprofit organization committed to providing life participation solutions for aphasia, training for families and the community. TAP Unlimited serves over 200 families impacted by aphasia in the Triangle and beyond.

Maura began her career in speech-language pathology in the acute care and rehabilitative settings. In her 24 years of experience in treating neurogenic communication disorders, Maura has had opportunities to work in model rehabilitation programs, medical centers and University Programs, including North Shore University Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Shepherd Center, and Duke University Medical Center. She has developed and taught courses at Hofstra University and currently collaborates with university programs in North Carolina, providing graduate student training in the area of Aphasia management. Maura credits her functional and individualized training philosophy to the work of the LPAA Project Group, her mentors in the field of aphasia and the committed patients and families who refuse to give up on Aphasia recovery and optimal quality of life.

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ANITA HALPER, MA, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is currently Senior Education Program Manager in the RIC Academy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). She is also Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.. Prior to her current position at RIC, she was Director of Communicative Disorders for 36 years and in this role developed a program of national renown that has served as a model for other rehabilitation facilities.

Ms. Halper has clinical expertise in the area of aphasia and cognitive-communication disorders resulting from right hemisphere damage and traumatic brain injury. She has served as author, co-author, editor and co-editor of numerous books, journal articles and book chapters in these areas including two manuals of treatment materials for the aphasias (Treatment Materials for Oral Expression and Written Expression and Treatment materials for Auditory Comprehension and Reading Comprehension). She has also conducted research in the areas of functional communication in adults with aphasia, right hemisphere lesions and dysphagia management.

Ms. Halper has trained more than 500 physicians and Medical Residents about communication and swallowing disorders and the role of the speech-language
pathologist in the care of persons with these disorders. In her current position, she continues to educate individuals from all rehabilitation disciplines.

Ms. Halper received the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association, the Associations highest award, in November 2002.

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Janet Whitney, Ph.D., is a speech pathologist, living in Cleveland, Ohio. She retired last year from the Miami, Florida VA Medical Center. She received her master’s degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.

Her research and clinical interests have always been in neurologically-based communication disorders. She currently has a private practice and does some private consulting.

She is also having fun in two new volunteer jobs: teaching ESL (English as a second language) in the Cleveland Schools program for refugees from conflict zones around the world and as a Volunteer Legal Guardian.

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