Bryn Bowles is proud to join the Integrative Reconnective Aphasia Team as a group facilitator. Bryn is a Registered Nurse and 2016 graduate of The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas (GO HOGS!)
Upon graduation, she was awarded a AACN residency in Critical Care at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 2018, she moved to Alaska to continue her career as an ICU nurse at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. There she earned her credentials as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), a specialty certification for nurses who care for critically ill patients.
In the summer of 2019, Bryn suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm while running in Anchorage, resulting in two massive brain hemorrhages, paralysis, apraxia of speech and aphasia. Bryn's recovery continues today. Bryn loves connecting and encouraging other Persons with Aphasia as well as advocating for intensive, comprehensive aphasia therapy for stroke and brain injury survivors.
Lindsay Giewont is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) currently providing services across various settings in the suburbs of Philadelphia – via teletherapy with IR Aphasia Therapy, in outpatient stroke and neuro rehab, and in early intervention. Prior to these roles, Lindsay worked at SRALab in Chicago for six years, where she served on the SLP Practice Council, Dysphagia Committee, and as a mentor for SLP students and newly hired team members. Lindsay received her master’s degree in SLP from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, and her bachelor’s degree in SLP/Audiology from Ithaca College in New York.
Lindsay is a registered telehealth provider in Florida. Per Florida guidelines we are required to provide access to their Department of Health. You can access the Florida Department of Health here: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/
Nathalie Halajian is a multilingual speech-language pathologist based in Los Angeles. She received her master’s degree in Communicative Disorders & Sciences from California State University, Northridge. Nathalie has gained clinical experience evaluating and treating adults with neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders at institutions including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center as well as the West LA VA Medical Center. She has a special interest in working with individuals with Aphasia and is thrilled to be a part of the Integrative Reconnective Aphasia Therapy team.
Nathalie is a registered telehealth provider in Florida. Per Florida guidelines we are required to provide access to their Department of Health. You can access the Florida Department of Health here: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/
Kiiya Shibata is a licensed speech-language pathologist with extensive experience in neurological and vocal communication disorders and differences. She completed her Master of Science in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University in 2015, and has worked across clinical settings with primarily adults. She is currently completing a PhD at Vanderbilt University where her research focuses on the intersection of laryngeal functioning and frontotemporal lobal degeneration. Her clinical passions include working with individuals with progressive neurological disorders, brain-based communication difficulties, facial palsy, and those struggling to find a voice that aligns with their identity.
Emily Boss is a speech-language pathologist working in New York City, specializing in the area of Aphasia and Apraxia treatment. Emily received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, primarily treating participants enrolled in a variety of clinical trials examining intensive Aphasia and Apraxia treatments. Additionally, she worked closely with their PIRATE team and provided Aphasia rehabilitation services within the context of the intensive program.
Emily is a registered telehealth provider in Florida. Per Florida guidelines we are required to provide access to their Department of Health. You can access the Florida Department of Health here: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/