Our global team consists of volunteers, expert clinicians and researchers, purpose-driven staff members, and students who share a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of as many people as we can.

Liam Alteneder

Marketing and Digital Media Strategist

Marshonntri Austin

Assistant Director of Administrative Management, Atlanta

Courtney Byrd

Founding and Executive Director

Andrea Chee

Assistant Director of Clinical Research

Geoffrey A. Coalson

Associate Director of Grant and Research Development

Edward G. Conture

Senior Director for Grants and Research

Robyn Croft

Assistant Director of Global Research

Elizabeth Hampton

Director of Clinical Research

Caitlin Franchini

SLP Clinical Research Associate

Lauren Henchey

Associate Director of Clinical Advancement

Kia Noelle Johnson

Director, Atlanta Satellite

Santa LeSure

Program Manager

Lindsay Lowy

Assistant Director of Clinical Research

Nadia Maldonado-Smith

Associate Director of Operations

Laura McKnight

Director of Development and External Relations

John Paiz

Assistant Director of Administrative Management, Austin

Daniel Reese

Assistant Director of Clinical Research

Juliet Walker

Educational Media Specialist

Ariah Watson

SLP Clinical Research Associate

Danielle Werle

Associate Director of Educational and Professional Development

Jack Rodriguez

SLP Clinical Fellow

Blank Center Students
Amanda Ortiz-Alvarez

Ph.D. Student

Enjoli Richardson

Ph.D. Student

JoLynn Riojas

Ph.D. Student

Megan Young

Ph.D. Student, ABD

Global Ambassadors
Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Professional Golfer

Shaquille O’Neal

Former NBA Player, Sports Analyst, Actor

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