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Board of Directors

CAPCSD leadership consists of a dynamic and energetic team who help propel the organization to achieve its vision and mission. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about CAPCSD do not hesitate to contact us.

Michael Bamdad

George Washington University
Immediate Past-President

Michael J. Bamdad has focused his clinical and research activities on patients with traumatic brain injuries and their families for over 30 years.  He has been published and speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of executive functioning deficits and pragmatic disorders.  He is currently working as the Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

JoAnne Cascia

Kean University
Secretary

Maya Clark

Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus
VP of Organizational Advancement

Maya Reynolds Clark, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, CDE® has focused her career on multicultural issues that impact communicative interactions as well as encounters in education and healthcare.  Her primary teaching, clinical, and scholarship interests include: Cultural, linguistic and socio-economic factors in communication and cognition, Implicit Bias, Compassion Fatigue in health professions, Health disparities, and Social cognitive theory. She also serves as a national consultant and trainer in the areas of leadership, diversity, communication, and social engagement.

Mark DeRuiter

University of Pittsburgh
VP of Online Professional Development

Ashley Harkrider

University of Tennessee
Treasurer

Shubha Kashinath

California State University - East Bay
VP of Research and Academic Affairs

Kevin McNamara

Southern Connecticut State University
VP of Clinical Education

Kevin M. McNamara, M.A., CCC-SLP, is clinical director emeritus in the Department of Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University. Across his career, he has supported children and adults with a wide variety of communication needs, served as a clinical educator and director, and engaged in research and presented on the topic of clinical education. He served on the 2016 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training, and more recently as Chair of the CAPCSD Clinical Educator Resources Committee. He was named an ASHA Fellow in 2019 due, in part, to his work in advancing best practices in clinical education and supervision.  


Tricia Montgomery

Florida State University
VP of Professional Development

Tricia Montgomery is a faculty member at Florida State University. She serves as the Director of Clinical Education and the Director of the FSU Speech & Hearing Clinic. She also serves as the VP for Professional Development for the Council for Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Jennifer Simpson

Purdue University
President-Elect

Jennifer Simpson is a Clinical Professor and Associate Head int he Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University.  Currently, she serves as CAPCSD President-Elect.  

Jennifer Taylor

University of Memphis
President

Jennifer P. Taylor, AuD, currently serves as the Director of Clinical Services in Audiology at the University of Memphis; Clinical Associate Professor; the HIPAA Privacy Officer for the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center; and the Audiologist for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for Developmental Disabilities LEND Grant. Dr. Taylor has been at the University of Memphis since 2003 when she joined the faculty. She is an active volunteer in the Memphis community and in the profession. Dr. Taylor works with pediatrics and their families. Her primary area is in pediatric diagnostics, difficult to test populations, and auditory processing disorders. She currently teaches in clinical experiences, professional development and billing and practice management.

Rachel Theodore

University of Connecticut
VP of Admissions
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