Board of Directors

Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP

Vice President for Planning

Edie R. Hapner,
			 PhD, CCC-SLP

Edie R. Hapner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine and the Director of Speech Language Pathology at the Emory Voice Center, Atlanta. Dr Hapner has authored or co-authored over 33 peer-reviewed manuscripts and four book chapters. She is the author of Implementation and Training of FEES, a DVD training program, and the Co-Editor of Voice Therapy Clinical Case Studies, 4th Edition.

Dr. Hapner served on the Coordinating Committee of Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders, for 7 years. She served as both the Coordinator and Associate Coordinator of SIG 3 during her tenure. She was the Chair of the SIG 3 Reimbursement Committee between 2006 and 2009 served as a member of the Member Advisory Group (MAG) to ASHA's Health Economics & Advocacy Team. Dr. Hapner was an ASHA appointed member of the National Advisory Committee to the Educational Testing Service. She served as the ASHA appointed member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology's committee for the development of evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of dysphonia. She served as an ASHA site visitor through the Council on Academic Accreditation. She was the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Vice President for Convention Planning and was a member of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Convention Committee. Dr Hapner received an honors award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in 2013 and remains an engaged member of the AAOHNS.

Dr. Hapner cherishes three very special awards: GSHA's Clinician of the Year; The University of Missouri's Education Program Alumnae of the Year; and the Clinical Scholar's designation of the AAOHNS. Her passion is her work with A Voice For Hope, a nonprofit organization whose mission is the prevention of head and neck cancer through early identification screening programs. She is the coordinator for multiple large-scale community-based free head and neck cancer screenings at sporting events, specifically NASCAR events around the county.

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