Contact Information for Member Organizations of the National Joint Committee

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

At Large Representative

Bill T. Ogletree, PhD, CCC-SLP (Committee Chair)
Catherine Brewer Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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

Judith Schoonover, MEd, OTR/L, ATP, FOTA
Independent Consultant
5110 Rosabelle Beach Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: 703-727-8337

AOTA Staff/Ex Officio

Varleisha D. Gibbs PhD, OTD, OTR/L
Vice President, Practice Engagement and Capacity Building
American Occupational Therapy Association
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone: 240-752-1187

APTA Representative

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

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
Speak for Yourself, LLC
2180 North Loop West, Suite 160
Houston, TX 77018

ASHA Staff/Ex Officio

Diane Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP
Director, Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #350
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-296-5688

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) Representative

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

DCD (CEC) Representative

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

TASH Representative

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

USSAAC Representatives

Amy S. Goldman, CCC-SLP
c/o 219 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-990-3931

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

ASHA Corporate Partners