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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Maya Clark

Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus
Monitoring Officer

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.

Teresa Girolamo

University of Connecticut

Kyle Greene-Pendelton

Southern Connecticut State University

Kyle Greene-Pendelton is a speech-language pathologist who works full-time in an inner city public school setting in Connecticut. Kyle is also a part-time instructor at North Carolina A&T State University and previously worked at Southern Connecticut State University as a part-time clinical instructor and adjunct professor. Additionally, Kyle launched his private practice, Sankofa Speech & Language Services, LLC, in 2020. Kyle is a charter member of the Northeast affiliate of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH), currently serving as immediate past chair of the board of directors. Kyle is the CEO and founder of All of Us United (AOU), a social advocacy non-profit organization. Kyle has been conducting programs on the continent of Africa to bridge gaps in education since 2014, most recently establishing a community-based program for children with exceptional needs in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Kyle participated in ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP [c/o 2007]). Kyle holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University, is an alumnus of North Carolina A&T State University and is currently pursuing a doctorate of education at Johns Hopkins University. Kyle resides in Bloomfield, CT and is the father of school-aged twin boys and a younger daughter.

Danai Kasambira Fannin

North Carolina Central University
Co-Chair

Nidhi Mahendra

San Jose State University - SLP

Kerry Mandulak

Pacific University - SLP
Co-Chair

Kerry Mandulak is an associate professor at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. She teaches courses in Stuttering, Voice Disorders, and Cleft & Craniofacial Conditions at the graduate level, and Speech Science and Anatomy & Physiology at the undergraduate level. Her research is focused on feasibility and outcomes of holistic review for graduate admissions in CSD.  Kerry's current interests/hyperfocuses are being a novice birder, cheering on Oregon State University gymnastics, helping her son with his lacrosse game by being his training partner, continuing to work on her martial arts as a first degree black belt, doing lots of crafts with her other son, and trying to plan to visit all.of.the.places in Oregon and Washington with her partner David!


Kerry serves as co-chair of the DEI Committee, along with her incredible colleague Dr. Danai Fannin.  They serve as a resource to the Board and the committees, and consult with them regarding DEI issues and questions. 

Jean-Franco Rivera Pérez

Texas Christian University

Jean-Franco Rivera Pérez, PhD, CCC-SLP (he/him/his) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Texas Christian University. His academic interest and areas of expertise include bilingual acquisition and vocabulary. His area of research includes the use technology in therapy to promote access, opportunities, and advancement for linguistically oppressed communities to address the present clinician-child mismatch and racial/ethnic gap. Additional areas of research include topics on social justice.

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