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Expert in Inclusive Branding and Universal Design

Expert ID: 736765 Virginia, USA

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Expert has been a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) for over ten years, using her expertise as the CEO and Founder of a company that focuses on inclusive impact branding to ensure People with Disabilities are included and making meaningful connections with brands. Expert's company is an inclusive digital agency supporting business marketing departments in the following areas: inclusive and accessible social media training and advising and creative projects.

Expert was awarded LinkedIn Top Voices: Equity in the Workplace established one of the first resource websites for students interested in Speech-Language Pathology (www.futureslps.com), which has received recognition worldwide, owner of one of the largest SLP resources groups on LinkedIn with over 17,000 members. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, USA Gymnastics, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), MarketWatch, PopSugar, Association of University Centers on Disability, and Kennedy Center. Expert has developed inclusive gymnastics programs, reading literacy programs, and is an author. Her creativity, leadership, and diverse skill set are evident as an advisor to companies and organizations ranging from digital speech therapy, gymnastics, international reading literacy initiatives, culinary industry technology platform, and many more.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2010 Degree: MS Subject: Speech Language Pathology Institution: Loyola University Maryland
Year: 2003 Degree: BA Subject: Speech Language Pathology/Audiology Institution: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2021 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO and Founder Department:
Responsibilities:
Helping build or rebuild brands marketing strategies with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) embedded. Ensuring people with disabilities are included and making meaningful connections to brands.

-Inclusive and Accessible Social Media and Storytelling
-Creative Strategy
-Community Workshops
-Speaking Engagements/Consulting
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Advisor Department:
Responsibilities:
- Researching and providing tailored guidance to successfully integrate disability inclusion initiatives by offering research-based solutions.
- Project management
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to 2021 Employer: Grit and Flow Title: Consultant Department:
Responsibilities:
- Researching and providing tailored guidance to successfully integrate disability inclusion initiatives by offering research-based solutions.
- Creating presentations and training materials to guide disability inclusion
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to 2019 Employer: AmplioSpeech Title: Talent Acquisition Manager/Consultant Department:
Responsibilities:
-Developed new business with Private SLP Clinics and K-12 schools that were in need of Speech Therapy Services.
-Worked closely with affiliates following up until closing and served as back-office support for any affiliate-related requirements.
-Assisted in developing and submitting proposals in response to School District RFPs
-Planned and implemented a growth strategy to develop new markets and expand the business.
-Brand development and business development to generate new relationships with school districts and organizations
-Made Cold Calls to Potential Leads
-Organized and Managed Leads using CRM
-Interviewed candidates, developed consistent interview process, made hiring decisions, generated offers, onboarded new staff
-Directly managed Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathologist, Assistants
-Trained Staff on AmplioSpeech's award-winning platform

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
Issuing authority: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Issued Mar 2012-No Expiration Date

Virginia Department of Health Professions
Speech Language Pathologist License (Virginia)
Issuing authority: Virginia Department of Health Professions
Nov 2017-No Expiration Date

Maryland Department of Health
Speech Language Pathologist License (Maryland)
Issuing authority: Maryland Department of Health
Issued Aug 2012-No Expiration Date

Florida Health
Speech Language Pathologist License (Florida)
Issuing authority: Florida Health
Issued Mar 2012-No Expiration Date
Awards / Recognition
LinkedIn Top Voices: Equity in the Workplace
honor issuer: LinkedIn

The Best Speech Pathology Websites and Blogs
honor issuer: Kidmunicate Pediatric Speech Therapy LLC

Kidmunicate Top 75 Speech Pathology Websites
honor issuer: Kidmunicate Pediatric Speech Therapy LLC

SLPs Online: Resources and Recognition
honor issuer: Vocovision

Best 100 Sites for Speech Pathologists Nomination
honor issuer: Onlinespeechpathologyprograms.net

Best Student Blog Award Nomination
honor issuer: PediaStaff

Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists
Publications and Patents Summary
One article posted in Fast Company - discussing disabilities in DEI initiatives.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Torrance Branch
Topic: “Digital Divide or Digital Empowerment”

Women in Technology International (WITI)
Topic: "Entrepreneurs: Having a Social Impact"

University of Memphis
Topic: "Inclusive and Accessible Social Media"

Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium
Topic: "Engaging Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Virtual Programs"

American Society of Safety Professionals and the Ergonomics Practice
Topic: "Cross Collaboration Across Industries for Inclusive Design: How to make an impact for people with disabilities"

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