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Conference Faculty & Disclosures

32nd Annual NCSB Conference
September 26-28, 2019
Menger Hotel - San Antonio, Texas
Conference Faculty

Tammy H. Brown, M.A., CCC-A, Board Certified in Audiology

Tammy Brown is a licensed audiologist and Board President of the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, American-Speech-Language Hearing Association, and the Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board Professional Board member

Financial

     
No      


 

Donna R. Euben, Esq.

Donna R. Euben is Ethics and Counsel to the Board of Ethics at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has extensive experience providing advice on professional ethics; representing individuals in disciplinary hearings; and providing training on legal and ethical issues. Ms. Euben has practiced labor, employment, and higher education law for professional associations. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School (magna cum laude, Law Review Editor-in-Chief, NYS Bar Association Student Legal Ethics Award), and BA from Oberlin College. She is licensed to practice law in DC and NY.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Professional ASHA employee; ex-officio member of ASHA Board of Ethics

Financial

     
Yes American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Professional Salary


 

Amy S. Goldman, MS, CCC-SLP

Amy S. Goldman is past Chair and a current member of the PA Board of Examiners, NCSB Secretary, and Past President of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She currently is technical assistance specialist for the national Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training Center (AT3).

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) Professional Board of Directors

Financial

     
Yes National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) Professional Travel Reimbursement


 

Tracy Lynn Grammer, MS, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Tracy Grammar is an SLP with 28 years of experience. She is employed at OU Medical Center as a speech-language pathologist for the Department of Otolaryngology, faculty member of the OUHSC College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology and OUHSC College of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She currently serves as the lobbyist and Vice-Chair of the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Ms. Grammer is a member of the ASHA Board of Ethics and has served on the ASHA SLP Advisory Council and the Legislative Council. She has served two terms as the President of the Oklahoma Speech-Language & Hearing Association. She is a Board Member of the NCSB.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes Camp Sunrise Professional Director
Yes Oklahoma Speech-Language Hearing Association Professional Member, Committee Chair
Yes National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) Professional Board of Directors
Yes American-Speech-Language Hearing Association – Board of Ethics Professional ASHA Board of Ethics Member
Yes Central Oklahoma Camp and Conference Center Professional Member

Financial

     
Yes Atos Medical Professional Consulting Fee
Yes University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) College of Medicine – Dept. of Otolaryngology and OUHSC-College of Communication Sciences and Disorders Professional Salary, Consulting Fee, and Intellectual Property Rights
Yes Oklahoma University Medical Center Professional Salary


 

Cheryl R. Hawkinson, Esq.

Cheryl Hawkinson is an Assistant Attorney General with Dave Yost‘s Ohio Attorney General’s Office for 21 years. For the last seven years, she has been in the Health and Human Services Section. She has represented the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board for the last six years.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board Professional Board’s legal counsel

Financial

     
No      


 

Nahale Freeland Kalfas, Esq.

Nahale Freeland Kalfas is a solo-practitioner specializing in Administrative Law. She received her J.D from Duke University School of Law. For the past 9 years, she has been responsible for prosecutorial hearings, settlements, rulemaking and legislative matters as General Counsel for the NC Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) Professional Board of Directors Member
Yes North Carolina Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology licensure board Professional General Counsel
Yes Council of State Governments Professional Independent Contractor

Financial

     
No      


 

Matthew Lyon, Au.D.

Dr. Matt Lyon is a Board-Certified Audiologist who owns private practices in El Paso, Texas as well as Alamogordo and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Dr. Lyon has served in various governmental and audiology association capacities, including chair of the (Texas) State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and President of the Texas Academy of Audiology. He currently serves as the Governmental Liaison for the Texas Academy of Audiology.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes El Paso Hearing Aid & Audiology Center Professional President; I practice audiology and fit hearing aids for profit.
Yes Texas Academy of Audiology Professional and Political I advocate for the profession of audiology including reimbursement in the State of Texas

Financial

     
Yes National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) Professional Travel reimbursement


 

Patty Nesbitt

Patty Nesbitt is Executive Director for the WV Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and has been employed by the Board since August 2008.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes West Virginia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Professional Executive Director

Financial

     
No      


 

Todd R. Philbrick, CAE, CS

Todd Phibrick has served as ASHA’s Director of Certification and ex-officio to its Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology since 2014. Todd has over 15 years of experience working with healthcare certification associations and working with state licensure boards to improve patient safety.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes American Speech-Language-Hearing Association-AFCC Professional Ex-Officio of the CFCC

Financial

     
Yes American Speech-Language Hearing Association Professional Salary - employee


 

Kerri Philips, SLP.D.

Dr. Kerri Philips is Professor/Program Director at Louisiana Tech University as well as adjunct instructor at Nova Southeastern. She currently serves at the NCSB President and is a member of the Interstate Compact Advisory Group. Dr. Phillips was has served multiple terms on the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes Louisiana Tech University Professional Employee
Yes Nova Southeastern Univ. Professional Employee
Yes Council of State Governments – Interstate Compact Professional Advisory Member

Financial

     
Yes National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) Professional Travel expenses reimbursed per NCSB policy


 

Kathy R. Pruner, MBA

Kathy Pruner is a Client Relations Director at ETS (Princeton, NJ). Kathy has worked at ETS since 1997 and supported ASHA, state Audiology/ SLP licensing boards, university Audiology/SLP preparation programs and candidates with Praxis testing for 8 years. Kathy has an MBA from LaSalle University and a BS from Penn State.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
No      

Financial

     
No      


 

James R. Puente, MS, MJ, CAE

Jim Puente was appointed Director, Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) in 2009. This position is dedicated to the goals of the Compact’s governing body, the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA). Puente is charged with managing the operations and implementation of the NLC and the Commission strategic plan.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
       

Financial

     
       


 

Jayme Pultro, Au.D.

Dr. Jayme Pultro is an assistant professor and clinic director at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Prior to teaching in the doctor of audiology program, she founded and ran a multi-office private practice for twenty-six years in central Arkansas.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) Professional Board of Directors Member

Financial

     
No      


 

Theresa H. Rodgers, MA, CCC-SLP, L-SLP, EdS (LD)

Theresa H. Rodgers, is ASHA's President Elect, an ASHFoundation Board Trustee, an SLP and special education consultant. Named an ASHA Fellow in 2009, she has served as president of CSAP, NCSB, and LSHA. Theresa is a former member of the Louisiana licensure board and chaired the ASHA Board of Ethics.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes American-Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Professional Member; 2019 President-Elect; Former Member and Chair (2017) of the Board of Ethics
Yes Louisiana Licensure Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Professional Former Board Member
Yes National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) Professional Former President and member of the Board of Directors

Financial

     
Yes National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) Professional Waiver of registration; travel expenses reimbursed per NCSB policy


 

Ayn W. Stehr, Esq.

Ayn Stehr is an attorney in private practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has represented the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for over twenty-five years. Ayn is a registered Louisiana lobbyist having represented local government, professional associations and non-profits. She is a member of the Judicial Education Faculty of the Louisiana Supreme Court providing training to Louisiana’s judiciary on domestic and dating violence.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
No
     

Financial

     
No
     


 

Gregg B. Thornton, Esq.

Gregg Thornton is the Executive Director of the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board. He is an affiliate member with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Academy of Audiology, International Hearing Society, and is on the Board of Directors with NCSB.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board Professional Executive Director
Yes National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB) Professional Board of Directors and President-Elect
Yes American-Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Professional Affiliate member
Yes American Academy of Audiology Professional Affiliate member
Yes International Hearing Society Professional Affiliate member
Yes Council of State Governments Professional Licensure Compact Advisory Group for SLP and AUD
Yes Federation of Association of Regulatory Boards (FARB) Professional Member
Yes Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) Professional Member

Financial

     
Yes Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board Professional Salary – reimbursement of all travel expenses for NCSB Conference


 

Glenn M. Waguespack, MS, CCC-A

Glenn Waguespack is a private practice audiologist and ASHA Fellow, is former President of NCSB, a former chair of the Continuing Education Board, former chair of the Council on Academic Accreditation, and former Vice-Chair of the Council for Clinical Certification. Having served five years on the Board of Ethics, he co-presents sessions in ethics resolution at the annual NCSB training and was a co-presenter for the ASHA Webinar on the revised Code of Ethics.

Disclosures

Nonfinancial Name of Company, Entity Type of Relationship Nature of the Relationship
Yes Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA) Professional Appointed Board Member

Financial

     
Yes Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA) Professional Expenses paid by LBESPA


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