College establishes Communication Sciences and Disorders Advisory Board

October 12, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Faculty in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities and the Department of Otolaryngology, Head-Neck Surgery at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine have established a Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Advisory Board to advise the CSD program at Penn State Harrisburg and contribute to needs in the community for awareness of speech-language pathology, audiology, and autism services.

The board, which will hold its first joint meeting in the spring of 2022 and meet with faculty and students in CSD at Penn State Harrisburg, was established by Russell Kirkscey, assistant professor of English and technical and professional writing; Jeffrey Beck, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities; and three partners from Penn State’s College of Medicine and Penn State Health: Dr. David Goldenberg, chair of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery; Marie Kurtz, manager of speech language pathology; and Jill McClelland, manager of audiology.

Members of the board include:

  • Laura M. Bitner, speech-language pathologist at Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU)
  • Sheri Brunelli, manager of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Penn Medicine/Lancaster General
  • Erin Buckwalter, speech/language pathologist III at Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health and vice president of the Pennsylvania Speech Hearing Association
  • Sandra Byrnes, speech-language pathologist at Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health
  • Erin Cover, speech language therapist at Lower Dauphin High School
  • Erin Edwards, clinical coordinator (Autism Life) in the Department of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Kelsey Fanelli, speech pathologist at Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Janet Foor, executive director of Vista School (Hershey, Harrisburg)
  • Dr. John P. Gniady, chief of the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head-Neck Surgery Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Heidi Haas, speech language pathologist at Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU)
  • Megan Kane-Mangol, speech-language pathologist and owner of Harmony in Motion Speech & Physical Therapy
  • Jill McClelland, audiologist/manager in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head-Neck Surgery at Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Shana Montgomery, educational consultant at Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU)
  • Ann Panchik, speech-language pathologist, South Hanover Elementary School
  • Nicole Rego, interventions hearing instructor at Aspirations LLC
  • Beth Shaw, executive director of student support services at Milton Hershey School
  • Kelly Shenk, speech-language pathologist at Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Scott Westrick, speech-language pathologist at UPMC-Carlisle
Last Updated October 12, 2021