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Nominees for Executive Council

*indicates nominee is unopposed

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT*:

Jenny York, MA, CCC-SLP, graduated from Oklahoma State University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program in 2008, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Speech Pathology program in 2010.  She has worked for INTEGRIS Health since 2010.  During the beginning of her career, she worked with a variety of pediatrics and adults in settings to include Inpatient Rehab, Acute Care, Outpatient Rehab, Skilled Nursing, Home Health, Hospice and a local school system.  Since 2013, she has worked at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Outpatient Rehabilitation.  In this setting, she evaluates and treats pediatrics and adults with a variety of complex medical diagnoses, communication and swallowing deficits.

2nd VICE PRESIDENT:

CANDIDATE A:
Michael Humphries graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in 2017 with a Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. While still in school, Michael completed a clinical externship rotation at Speech Pathway, and officially joined the Speech Pathway team in the summer of 2017. His specific areas of interest include Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD), Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Fluency (Stuttering), and School Age Speech/language disorders. In his free time, Michael enjoys volunteering in the community, playing disc golf, and riding dirtbikes.

CANDIDATE B:
Allie O'Hara
MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with Kaiser Rehabilitation Center in Tulsa, OK. She has diverse experience working with adults with neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders in various settings. Her experience includes a fellowship with the Boston VA Healthcare System and a position with the VA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center in San Antonio, Texas. Allie also has regional experience with St. John Medical Center, in Tulsa, OK, with a primary focus in the Neurotrama Intensive Care Unit and her current position with Kaiser Rehabilitation Center. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Tulsa. 

SECRETARY*:

Caitlyn Cloud is a speech-language pathologist and a certified dementia care specialist working in the Oklahoma City metro area in skilled nursing and in-patient rehabilitation settings. She received her undergraduate and graduate-level degrees from Oklahoma State University. Caitlyn is a former volunteer, scholarship recipient, and poster presenter for the association and is excited about being involved with OSHA in a new capacity. 

TREASURER*:

Allie Bartlett works at Baker Speech Clinic, a private practice in south Oklahoma City, specializing in pediatric communication and feeding disorders. She began her career as an SLP in Norman Public Schools before deciding to move to private practice following the birth of her daughter in 2013. She graduated from OUHSC with her master's of Speech-Language Pathology in 2010. She is the 2017 Honors & Awards Committee Chair for the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association having served, previously, as secretary. She also is involved with the Project Piece of Mind through Autism Oklahoma. Allie lives in Newcastle with her husband of nine years and 3-year-old daughter, Ivy. She remains very close to her family in Sterling, Oklahoma, where she was born and raised. 

COUNCILOR-AT-LARGE:

CANDIDATE A:
Arun Joshi, AuD, is a clinical audiologist at Hearts for Hearing in Oklahoma City where he works with both children and adults with hearing loss. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and clinical doctorate from the University of North Texas. His clinical interests include pediatric audiology and implantable hearing solutions. Arun is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He is currently active on the Oklahoma Speech-Language Hearing Association (OSHA) and serves on several committees within the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

CANDIDATE B:
Jessica Lathem, 
MA, CCC-SLP, earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2014. Since then, she has gained valuable experience working in both clinical and school settings. She previously earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Classics from the University of Alabama. As a licensed SLP in Oklahoma, Jessica has enjoyed working with a range of clients, from toddlers and teenagers to adults; however, she primarily has a heart for the pediatric population. Jessica spends her free time with her husband, black lab, and cocker spaniel. They watch a lot of Netflix and go on rides in their truck. Jessica is very honored and excited to have an opportunity to become a more involved member of OSHA and looks forward to working alongside other fantastic colleagues to learn, grow, and advocate for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in Oklahoma.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE*:

Colette Ellis, MEd, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a speech-language pathologist with more than 38 years of clinical experience, including Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and is an ADVANCED Level IV TalkTools trained therapist and lecturer. She is the owner of 29th Street Therapy Center, and the lead clinician for Grady Memorial Hospital, both in Chickasha. She received her Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Education in Speech-Language Pathology from UCO.