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Board of Directors

President

Lyndsey Zurawski, SLP-D, CCC-SLP
Wellington, Florida

As both a school-based speech-language pathologists and a small private practice owner, I feel that i Have diverse views of the field. I bring an objective view to address issues that pertain to SLPs working in a variety of settings. My goal is to work closely with the rest of the FLASHA board to address issues facing school-based SLPs through various task forces and mentoring programs. I also strive to provide exception service to the members of FLASHA, assisting to provide resources and information when needed, and to advocate for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists throughout the state.

 



 

Immediate Past President

Lisa Garrett, MS, CCC-SLP
Tampa, Florida

I have been involved with FLASHA conventions since I was in graduate school, attending my first FLASHA convention as a graduate student in 2005. I was drawn in by the entire event, the experience, and the connections. Janet Line recruited me to help with the exhibitor committee, and since then I knew I wanted to serve as a volunteer. I have been the Vice President for Convention (2012, 2013 and 2014), and have served in numerous other roles with the board as well as having the honor to serve as your president. 

 

 
 

President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer

Shannon Halls-Mills, PhD, CCC-SLP
Tallahassee, Florida

I am a native Floridian and have worked as an SLP primarily in education-based settings (eg., public schools, higher education, state department of education) as well as early childhood centers. In all aspects of my career I've worked with other SLP's and Audiologists. As an Academic Faculty member in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, at Florida State University I help train future SLP's and Audiologists. My courses, research and service activities focus on speech, language and literacy development and disorders in children and adolescents, educational policy and practices for students with disabilities, and school-based issues in speech-language pathology. I live in Tallahassee and enjoy advocating at the Capitol for our professions. I've been a FLASHA member for over 15 years and believe our profession needs a strong association to realize further advancement of our professions. It's an honor to serve on the board and work on behalf of Florida's SLP'sand Audiologists. 

 

 
 

Vice President for Convention

Timothy P. Kowalski, MA, CCC-SLP
Orlando, Florida

Tim has been an active FLASHA member since 1982 and previously served on the FLASHA board as VP for Professional Practices in Speech-Language Pathology. He regularly presents on topics related
to Asperger syndrome and social-pragmatics. It is his goal to use the
experiences acquired from these venues to enhance upcoming FLASHA CE activities.

 

 
 

Vice President for Professional Practices in Audiology

B. Judy Oremland, AuD, CCC-A
Coral Springs, Florida

Over my 30 plus years as a clinical and educational audiologist, my professional experiences include working in both the private and public sectors. I have had the privilege of gaining a multitude of experiences that have given me a substantial understanding of the needs of audiologists working in diverse locations. Presently, I work in the Broward County School System as an Educational Audiologist. In addition, I am an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University and teach future SLPs about the field of audiology. I am a preceptor for third year doctoral students attending the School of Audiology at NSU, thus exposing interns to the field of Educational Audiology. The past five years on the Executive Board has enlightened me with respect to speech and language concerns, and the importance for both professional groups to work together on many similar issues and concerns, including legislative matters and membership growth. As a board member, I stay committed to working on both these issues that affect audiologists in the State of Florida.

 

 
 

Vice President for Continuing Education

Sheryl Rosin, PhD, CCC-SLP
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

 Sheryl Rosin Ph.D.,CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and Certified Autism Specialist with 20 years experience in the field. Dr. Rosin has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to evidence-based practices in assessment and intervention for individuals with ASD. She is currently the program director for an international autism project with the Ministry of Education and the University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts. Dr. Rosin is the owner and director of Palm Beach Speech-Language Specialists, a Professional Education Instructor with Summit Professional Education, a PLAY Project Consultant, Supervisor, and Trainer, an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, an adjunct Research Fellow at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Vermont, the chair of the tele-practice committee and the VP for Continuing Education for the Florida Speech-Language Hearing Association. 

 

 
 

Vice President for Educational Services

Nicole M. Mancini, EdD, CCC-SLP
Boca Raton, Florida

Nicole Mancini is a Licensed School Psychologist and Licensed Florida Educator and has been working in the field of education for over 10 years. She has experience conducting neuropsychoeducational evaluations and diagnostic assessments, developing educational and behavioral plans for school-age children, as well as, serving as an educator and program coordinator in the public and private sectors. Nicole currently services the Weston and North Miami locations, conducting school neuropsychoeducational evaluations and working with children diagnosed with various developmental disabilities and learning challenges and their families.

 

 
 

Vice President for Professional Practices in Speech-Language Pathology

Mario Landera, SLPD, BCS-S
Miami, Florida

Mario A. Landera, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Landera specializes in the evaluation and treatment of voice and oropharyngeal swallowing disorders, as well as head and neck cancer speech and swallowing restoration. He is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches graduate courses on voice and swallowing disorders. Dr. Landera has been involved with FLASHA since he was a graduate student over 10 years ago where he was a student liaison. Since then, he has continued to serve on several committees (membership and multicultural) and has previously held the position of Vice Present for Continuing Education (2013-2015).

 

 
 

Vice President for Communications

Kimberly Bloom, MS, CCC-SLP
Davie, Florida

Kimberly Bloom attended the University of Central Florida, UCF in Orlando, FL, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Communicative Disorders. She continued and earned her Masters of Science in Speech- Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University Speech Program in Davie, Florida. Ms. Bloom has supervised and worked with children in need of Speech and Language Therapy, in this same location, as its leading Autism Therapist, Supervisor, and “Speech Therapist” in Davie, with over 20 years of experience and expertise in Pediatric Speech Pathology.

 

 
 

Vice President for Governmental Education

Charlene A. Westman, MA, CCC-SLP
Naples, Florida

Charlene Westman is owner of Building Blocks, Inc., a private practice in Naples, FL that provides Occupational and Speech-language therapies to children.  She has been a FLASHA member since she was enrolled at the University of Florida in the mid 1980’s.  She has served on various committees through the years.  In 2008, she joined the Medicaid task force and began to recognize the need and the benefit of advocating for our clients to representatives of state government, as well as Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration and various private insurance companies.  Recently, providers have needed flexibility and more importantly knowledge on how to best serve our clients and continue our very valuable services.  I’m proud to be a speech-language pathologist and a FLASHA member.  There is strength in numbers, and our voices need to be heard! 

 

 
 

Vice President for Membership Serivces

Donna Polelle, PhD, CCC-SLP
Sarasota, Florida

Dr. Polelle served as Chair of the FLASHA Task Force on Telepractice: Legislation and Practice during 2014-2016 and was ambassador for the FLASHA Green ACTion committee representing 6 Florida counties in 2014-2015. As Vice President for Membership Services, she is dedicated to engaging FLASHA members and increasing satisfaction with the benefits offered by membership in FLASHA.

Dr. Polelle is a passionate teacher and advocate for persons with communication disorders. Her clinical interests include adult neurogenic communication disorders, swallowing disorders, and use of assistive technology in rehabilitation of language, reading, and writing in adults with aphasia after stroke.

She received a doctoral degree in special education from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Governors State University. After 20+ years in clinical and management positions in healthcare settings, she currently is a faculty member in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South-Florida Sarasota-Manatee and serves as advisor to the USFSM NSSLHA chapter.

 

 
 

Executive Director

William Campbell Pd.D.

Orlando, Florida

Dr. Campbell serves as the Executive Director for FLASHA, providing consistent operational leadership and management functions to the association. With nearly 20 years of experience working with associations and educational organizations, he has a unique perspective on how things work. He began his career as a public-school educator, before working with the Just Read, Florida! project, assisting working with district personnel to achieve language and reading fluency for students in grades K-3 and 6-12 while managing grant program operations. After his work with Just Read, Florida!, Dr. Campbell began a career with multiple non-profit and trade association groups, where he found his true calling working with associations and non-profit organizations to achieve strategic goals. As owner and CEO of Paradigm AMC (FLASHA's management company), he works with FLASHA and other trade associations to ensure organization success and member satisfaction.

Dr. Campbell holds undergraduate degrees in both English and Behavioral Science, as well as a Master's in Non-Profit Administration. He recently was conferred with his Doctorate in Public Policy with specific focus in working with 501c(3) and 501(c)6 organizations. He is an active member of The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, and is a published author and speaker regarding association management trends.


Email: william@paradigmamc.com