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President

Megan Murray, M.S., CCC-SLP,  '14

Occupation: Speech Language Pathologist at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury, MD. 

Reason for Membership in the CSD APG: I want to share my knowledge and experiences to help students reach their futures goals. I am very proud to be a Penn Stater and to be able to give back to the Penn State community. 

Email: meganmurray4139@gmail.com

President-Elect

Vacant

Past-President

Ashleigh Marrella '14, '16g

Occupation: School-Based SLP at Wilson Southern and West Middle Schools in Reading, PA

Reason for Membership in the CSD APG: I want to give back to the University that has given me more than words can describe.  I also want to help the current students flourish in their future endeavors.

Email: ashleigh.marrella@gmail.com

Communication Chair

Tanika Peart, '12, '14g 

Email: tcpeart@gmail.com

At-Large Members

Alaina Eck, M.S., CCC-SLP '16, '18g

Occupation: School-Based SLP at Paulette Elementary School in Maynardville, TN

Reason for Membership in the CSD APG: I contribute to the CSD APG to give back to the program that started my career and build connections with fellow alumni. 

Email: aeck94@gmail.com

Eileen Gilroy, M.S., CCC-SLP, '84g

Occupation: Externship Coordinator/Clinical Educator, State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland

Reason for Membership in the CSD APG: I enjoy mentoring students in a field that I am passionate about

Email: eileen.gilroy@cortland.edu

Jessica Fabry, M.S., CCC-SLP/L, '98

Occupation: Speech Language Pathologist at the Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, PA

Reason for Membership in the CSD APG: I chose to give back to Penn State’s CSD program because it is a great program, giving students the foundational skills needed to be a speech language pathologist.  I also wanted to help the current CSD students to achieve their goals and guide them into this rewarding field. 

Email: pennstjess@gmail.com 

Gail Miterman, M.S., CCC-SLP, '82

Occupation: Speech Language Pathologist at Millburn Integrated Preschool and South Mountain Elementary School in Milburn, New Jersey

Reason for Membership in the CSD APG: When I started graduate school, I realized how well prepared I was in comparison to my peers from other schools.  I appreciate the education that I received at Penn State and want to support it and its students.  Working with PSU students allows me give back to the University and continue the tradition of training exceptional speech language pathologists.

Email: gpmit@optonline.net

Faculty Liaison

Elise Lindquist '09

Occupation: Instructor, Clinical Supervisor, and Externship Coordinator, Deparment of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Email: emv5013@psu.edu