Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office Address: 161 HHS
My career as a Speech-Language Pathologist began at All Children’s Hospital in Florida, where I started and led the Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Team while providing services for in and outpatient pediatrics. I moved to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital so I could work with both children and adults on an inpatient basis, and there served as a member of the Aphasia Team. I then started working in the public school system and was the AAC and medical liaison for students returning to school from medical placements, while also providing speech and language services for students Kindergarten through high school. The position I held prior to coming to WCU was in Phoenix, Arizona, where I was the Manager of Speech/Language Services and the AAC Unit for the Department of Developmental Disabilities for the State of Arizona. Although my career emphasis has been with service provision for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, I enjoy all aspects of speech-language pathology and working with all ages.
My childhood was primarily spent in Slidell, Louisiana. I am a proud graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters and our dog, reading, and watching college football. Geaux Tigers! Having moved from Arizona, I am looking forward to watching WCU sports, rain, and cooler weather! Go Cats!