Board of Directors

2017 Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors

NSLHA President

Marc Brennan
Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 N. 30th St.
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 498-6553

NSLHA President-Elect

Staci Stoehr
5930 Vandervoort Drive #A
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 420-2099

NSLHA Past President
Shari DeVeney
Assistant Professor
Special Education and Communication Disorders
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Roskens Hall 512E
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2993

Vice President
Natalie Lenzen
Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 N. 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 498-6368

Vice President-Elect
Judy Harvey
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
One Barkley Memorial Center
PO Box 830738
Lincoln, NE 68583
(402) 472-2071

Newsletter Editor
Whitney Schneider-Cline
University of Nebraska at Kearney
905 W. 25th St.
COE B136
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8612

ASHA Advisory Council
Jan Moore
University of Nebraska at Kearney
2002 W 35th St.
P.O. Box 830738
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 865-8301

Steve Kinkead
11623 Arbor St.
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 334-6017

Region Representatives

Region I Representative
Julianne Svingen
Speech Therapy Services
16566 Valley Cir.
Omaha, NE 68130
(402) 871-6091

Region II Representative
Mitzi Ritzman
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Roskens Hall 512N
Lincoln, NE 68182
(402) 554-2203

Region III Representative
Michell Ruskamp

Columbus Wellness Center
3912 38th Street, Suite A
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 562-4488

Region IV Representative
Jessica Thoene

Alpha Rehabilitation
920 East 56th St.
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 440-6999

Region V Representative
Molly Walz
ESU #16
1221 W. 17th Street
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 530-9792

Region VI Representative
Martha Douglas

Box Butte General Hospital
2101 Box Butte Ave
PO Box 810
Alliance, NE 69301
(308) 761-3372

University of Nebraska at Omaha Speech-Language Pathology (UNO NSSLHA) Student Representative
Emalee Napier
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 984-4319

University of Nebraska at Lincoln Speech-Language Pathology (UNL NSSLHA) Student Representative
Megan Poppert
Geneva, NE 68361
(402) 366-3307

University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Student Academy of Audiology) Audiology Student Representative
Nicole Swanson
Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 472-7211

University of Nebraska at Kearney (KSSLHA) Student Representative
Amanda Evert
Kearney, NE 68845
(402) 380-5583

News & Announcements

  • The Fall Convention brings together audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students from around the state who are looking for the best products and services available for their schools, hospitals, universities and private practices. Sponsorships help enhance the visibility and recognition of your company or organization while supporting the speech-language-hearing profession. Exhibitors also have the opportunity to offer continuing education at their booths.

  • Receive a summary of the current issues that have been discussed with the individual Heritage Health Plans (Medicaid managed care), as well as general Medicaid updates. Legislative efforts for 2017 will also be reviewed. Time will be provided for audience members to present their issues and questions about Nebraska's implementation of Medicaid managed Care and share their stories/problems.

  • The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund (NSHLEF) is offering two $1,000 scholarships. Apply by June 30th.

  • Participate in Fluency Enhancing Tactile Speech for Those Who Stutter Study

    The Wheat Lab at The University of Mississippi is researching the use of a smartphone app that provides fluency enhancing tactile speech for those who stutter. During this clinical trial, we are providing a free app for either iOS or Android, such that we can measure the effects of pulsating tactile vibrations on stuttering frequency. This is an open clinical trial, and we can accept English speaking participants from all over the country; During these weekly sessions over video conference, participants will be asked to share with us their experiences with the app, as well as provide some speech samples. Contact to participate.

  • looking for currently practicing speech‐language pathologists who routinely assess cognitive skills to complete this 15-20 minute online survey. Results from this study will help researchers understand current cognitive assessment practices, define strengths and weaknesses of available assessments, and determine next steps for future assessment creation.