National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities (NJC)

Contact Information for Member Organizations of the NJC

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At Large Representative

Bill T. Ogletree, PhD, CCC-SLP (Committee Chair)
Professor and Head
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Western Carolina University
3971 Little Savannah Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 
Phone: 828-227-3379 

AAIDD Representative 

Mary Ann Romski, PhD, CCC-SLP 
Department of Communication
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 5060 
Atlanta, GA 30203-5060
Phone: 404-413-5666 (office and lab)  

AOTA Representatives

Barbara E. Chandler, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Therapeutic Services and Design
371 Fall Run Lane
Winchester, VA 22602
Phone: 540-877-1694

Judith Schoonover, MEd, OTR/L, ATP
Loudoun County Public Schools
43711 Partlow Road
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: 571-252-2111
Fax: 703-771-6631

APTA Representative

Mari Therrien, PT, DSc
Physical Therapist & Researcher
Lil' Explorers Pediatric Therapy & Florida State University
201 W. Bloxham Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 814-234-6023

ASHA Representatives

Andrea Barton-Hulsey, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
School of Communication Science and Disorders
Florida State University
201 W. Bloxham Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-644-7285

Nicole L. Tripp, MS, CCC-SLP
Spring Branch Independent School District
Office of Special Education
2100 Shadowdale Drive
Houston, TX  77043
Phone: 832-452-7087

ASHA Staff/Ex Officio

Diane Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP 
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #350
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-296-5688
Fax: 301-296-8579

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) Representatives

Amy S. Goldman, CCC-SLP
Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center 
1440 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005-2001
Phone: 215-990-3931

Beth Mineo, PhD, CCC-SLP 
Director, Center for Disabilities Studies
Associate Professor, Human Development & School of Education 
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road, Room 123
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-1589

DCD (CEC) Representative

Susan Bruce, PhD
Boston College
210 Campion Hall
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3813
Phone: 617-552-4239

TASH Representatives

Ellin Siegel, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Special Education Department
318 Barkley Memorial Center
Lincoln, NE 68583
Phone: 402-472-9867
Fax: 402-472-7697

Karen Erickson, PhD
The Center for Literacy & Disability Studies University of North Carolina
321 S. Columbia Drive
Bondurant Hall, Suite 1100, CB 7335
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-966-8828
Fax: 919-843-3250

USSAAC Representative

Rose A. Sevcik, PhD
Department of Psychology
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 5010
Atlanta, GA 30302-5010
Phone: 404-413-6296