Mary Lee Casper, MA, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, FNAP, is employed as a corporate rehabilitation consultant with HCR ManorCare. In her 32 years in the profession, Ms. Casper has been employed in a variety of health care settings, focusing clinically on swallowing disorders in the geriatric population and communication intervention for individuals with dementia. She is a contributing faculty member at the University of Saint Augustine for the Health Sciences. She is a published author and an invited speaker on clinical, regulatory, ethical, and reimbursement topics in local, state, national, and international venues.
A dedicated ASHA volunteer, Ms. Casper served as coordinator of ASHA’s Special Interest Group 15 (Gerontology) from 2008 to 2013 and was a member of the Board of SIG Coordinators (BSIGC). She was the BSIGC representative to the Specialty Recognition Board. She has demonstrated her broad perspective on the audiology and speech-language pathology professions through her service to the ASHA Convention as Swallowing Program topic chair (2013 and 2014); Business, Management, Ethics, and Professional Issues topic chair (2015 and 2016); and co-chair of Interprofessional Practice and Education (2019). Ms. Casper was the SLP co-chair for the ASHA Convention in 2017. She is currently chair of ASHA’s Scientific and Professional Education Board (SPEB). She was named a Fellow of ASHA in 2018.
Ms. Casper represents the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association as the State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMP) liaison. Previously, she held leadership roles in the Ohio and Indiana state associations.
Ms. Casper is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP), a professional organization focused on interprofessional practice and education and serves as the 2020–2022 chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Academy. She also co-chairs the NAP Forum Abstracts subcommittee and is continuing education lead on the Professional Development committee. She is a member of the American Society on Aging and the Dysphagia Research Society.