Member Spotlight


September 2019

Congratulations to Françoise Brosseau-Lapré - ISHA's September Member of the Month!


Françoise received her Bachelor’s degree from McGill University, in Psychology (there are no undergraduate SLHS degrees in Canada) in 2000, graduated from there with her Master’s in 2002, then pursued her PhD. Françoise is an Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. Her favorite population/disorder to treat is “working with preschoolers with speech sound disorders. I am particularly interested in understanding how children with and without speech sound disorders perceive speech produced by others and by themselves, and how their ability to detect speech errors impacts their ability to produce speech accurately.” Françoise has been a member of the Indiana Speech-Language Hearing Association since 2013. She says, “I love research! I also enjoy teaching both students in my lab and future SLP students in the classroom. “


Françoise’s favorite benefit of being an ISHA member:  “I appreciate ISHA’s commitment to advocacy and informing members of legislative action that can impact our profession.”  She would encourage other professionals in the state to join ISHA, stating “There is strength in numbers! As the membership of the association grows, the better we can advocate for individuals with communication disorders and for our profession.


Thank you Françoise for being an ISHA Member!

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August 2019


Congratulations to Naomi Gurevich, ISHA's August Member of the Month! 


She is also the creator of our new logo!  


Naomi Gurevich, PhD, CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor of CSD at Purdue University Fort Wayne. She works primarily with adult neurogenic clinical populations and has research interests in linguistics and language disorders. Her field experience as an SLP was in healthcare. Naomi has lived in 6 countries, has a fraternal twin sister who is an artist, and English is her third language. Naomi took the “scenic route” to the field of CSD and has four graduate degrees (MA in teaching, MA in linguistics, clinical MA in SLP, and a PhD in theoretical phonology). In addition to working as a TA, Naomi paid her way through graduate schools by building websites. She has always been infatuated with logos and prefers simple designs with high contrast but meaningful colors. The logo she submitted for ISHA implements the Indiana state flag colors, and a clean, simple shape that would stand out at any size, including as a web-browser bookmark icon (favicon). Naomi joined ISHA in 2018 and could not think of a better welcome to the association. She is thankful to all those who participated in selecting the logo.


Thank you Naomi for being an ISHA Member!

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July 2019



Congratulations to Susan Rockafellow, our July Member of the Month!


Susan received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her Master’s of Speech- Language Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. She has practiced for 48 years. Susan works PRN for Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. Her favorite population/disorder to treat is dysphagia. Susan has “spent many years working with insurance to get coverage for Speech/Language/ Dysphagia treatment.” She has been a member of the Indiana Speech-Language Hearing Association for 40 years and has achieved lifetime membership status. 


Susan’s favorite benefit of being an ISHLA member: “Opportunity to network with wonderful and talented people, many of whom have become lifelong friends.” She encourages all Indiana SLPs and AUDs to join ISHA to: “Connect with other knowledgeable professionals, access less expensive and good continuing education and give back to the field by sharing knowledge with others.”


Thank you, Susan, for being an ISHA Member!

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May 2019

Congratulations to Kathleen Heiny, our May Member of the Month!


Kathleen received her Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in 2000 and continued her Master’s of Speech-Language Pathology education there graduating in 2002. Kathleen works for Riverside Intermediate School with Hamilton Southeastern School District in Fishers. Her favorite population is 5th and 6th graders. She states: “I love being able to observe my 5th and 6th graders develop better communication/social skills and ultimately friendship skills by scaffolding listening, conversational, problem solving, and team-working skills. It is rewarding teaching such important life skills. I also love seeing students that are non-verbal communicate with their speaking devices/ipad because we all deserve a voice and deserve to be heard.” Kathleen has been a member of the Indiana Speech-Language Hearing Association since 2002.


Kathleen’s favorite benefit of being an ISHLA member: “I love that ISHA provides updated information regarding our profession, current legislative information, and allows us to grow in current, hot topics in our profession by attending the annual Conventions.” She encourages others to join ISHLA because “There is power in numbers. The more members [we have], the better we can advocate for our profession at the state level and for the people who benefit from our services. “


Thank you Kathleen for being an ISHA Member!

April 2019

Congratulations to Sheryl Klasnick, our April Member of the Month!


Sheryl received her Bachelor’s degree from Loyola College in Maryland in 1998 and continued her Master’s of Speech- Language Pathology education there graduating in 2000. Sheryl works for the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. Her favorite population/disorder to treat is “dysphagia. From initial evaluation through treatment, I love working with patients on improving their swallow function. The ability to provide daily therapy on the rehab unit helps me to establish rapport with not only the patient, but their caregivers with education and training on swallow safety. It is such a rewarding profession. My favorite part of this profession is the flexibility it offers. I was a traveling speech-language pathologist for 8 years and worked in a variety of settings which allowed me to broaden my experiences. Being at the VA, I can combine my passion for working with the adult and geriatric population within the medical setting. I have the humbling privilege each day to serve our nation’s veterans.”


Sheryl has been a member of the Indiana Speech-Language Hearing Association since 2013.

Sheryl’s favorite benefit of being an ISHLA member: “I enjoy attending our annual convention. It is a great opportunity for professional development and to hear colleagues present on evidenced-based practices and current research in our field. I would encourage others to join ISHA because ISHA strives to increase public awareness of our profession and advocates for legislation in support of those individuals we serve.”


Thank you Sheryl for being an ISHA Member!

March 2019

Congratulations to Lindsey Zurawski, our March Member of the Month!


Lindsey received her Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in 2006 and continued her Master’s of Speech- Language Pathology education there graduating in 2008. Lindsey works for Lifespan Therapy at Harbour Manor, a skilled nursing facility. She also works at the transitional care unit at Riverview Health in Noblesville. Her favorite population is “working as a medical SLP with adults and geriatrics.  I love helping my patients communicate and swallow safely.  I am passionate about patient and family education.  I love helping families understand their loved one’s communication as it relates to dementia and other communication disorders. I enjoy working with my patients who have dysphagia as we work towards the goal of enjoying eating and swallowing again safely. ” Lindsey has been a member of the Indiana Speech-Language Hearing Association since 2010.


Lindsey’s favorite benefit of being an ISHLA member: “I always look forward to and enjoy our annual convention.  It is such a great time to reconnect with past mentors, professors, classmates, and colleagues.  I appreciate the time our ISHA officers take to keep me up to date on all the legislative information and how they work to give SLPs a voice at the state level. I like the way ISHA keeps me connected to the profession and allows me to have a voice in the laws that impact our field. I would encourage every SLP in Indiana to join ISHA to give our profession a voice at the legislative level and to help us to continue to provide great services to our patients, clients and students.”


Thank you Lindsey for being an ISHA Member!

February 2019

Congratulations to Meredith Canter, our February Member of the Month!


Meredith received her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and was part of the first graduating class from St. Mary’s Master’s Program for Speech-Language Pathology in 2017. Meredith enjoys working at Geist Elementary where she services K-4th grade on her caseload. She stated that her favorite population is “The little ones in grades K-1 with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Meredith has been a member of the Indiana Speech-Language Hearing Association since graduating in 2017. Her favorite benefit of being an ISHA member: “I love getting all the emails with information about things going on in the state that influences our profession.”


Thank you, Meredith, for being an ISHA Member!

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