CASHA’s Distinguished Service Award


2016 Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Julie Hart, MS, CCC - SLP Julie Hart has been Coordinator of the TBI Medicaid Waiver

Program, Clinical Supervisor, and Adjunct Faculty Member

at the College of Saint Rose for more than ten years and has

20 years of experience working with individuals who have

neurogenic communication disorders. For the past five

years, Julie has been the Coordinator of services for

individuals who have traumatic brain injuries through

CSR’s TBI Waiver Program which assists individuals with a traumatic brain injury toward successful inclusion in the community and addresses speech-language-cognitivegoals within a group environment. Prior to joining the clinical staff at the College of Saint Rose, Julie worked at both Sunnyview and Albany Memorial Hospitals with individuals who had neurogenic communication disorders. One of Julie’s specialty areas was dysphagia. She is trained in EMG biofeedback, DPNS, Vital Stimulation Therapy, and FEES. Last year, Julie was chosen to be an invited speaker at the 2016 NYSSLHA convention in Saratoga and presented two poster presentations and one lecture at the ASHA convention in November. Julie has defied previously believed notions of limited neuroplasticity and has helped bring about meaningful change in communication for so many who believed this would not be possible. In addition, Julie has taught and inspired hundreds of students in functionally-based treatment of individuals with neurogenic communication disorders and given them a more hopeful perspective on the kinds of changes that they may one day facilitate in their clients. Julie was unable to attend the October award ceremony because she was giving a workshop in the Inaugural Ylvisaker Speaker Series in Winconsin., We later surprised Julie with her award plaque in the company of her colleagues, students, and clients at the College of Saint Rose. Congratuations, Julie Hart, on your well-deserved Distinguished Service Award! 


​​Nominating a CASHA Member for the Distinguished Service Award


Do you know a colleague and fellow CASHA member who you feel should receive CASHA’s Distinguished Service Award?


This award is presented annually to a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist CASHA member who has made outstanding contributions to the fields of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, to the communicatively impaired, or to professional organizations that serve these groups.


See the 2017 nomination form for the essential information needed for the nominating process. CASHA is posting this information in advance of the fall deadline in order to provide members with more time for collecting a candidate’s resume data. For your information, please refer to the list, Previous Distinguished Service Award Recipients.
An official call for nominations will be made in late spring, 2017, in the CASHA’s newsletter.


For questions, email the award chair at spoulette@nycap.rr.com with “CASHA DSA” in the subject line.

Nomination form


​Previous Recipients of CASHA’s Distinguished Service Award


Capital Area Speech Language and Hearing Association


1995 Arthur Leder
1996 Donna Ware
1997 Sue Morgan
1998 Mark Ylvisaker
1999 Diane Grabo
2000 Kim Lamparelli
2001 Ann Nobis
2002 Marilyn Frantsov
2003 Denise Senick-Pirri
2004 Debra Trees
2005 No Award Presented
2006 Peggy Morehouse
2007 Theresa Kovian
2008 Grace Cramer
2009  Amy Dunbar
2010 Susanne Poulette
2011 Anne Rowley
2012  Marcy Steinberg
2013  Luanne McKinlay
2014 Victoria Morrison
2014  Mary Stortini 
2015 No Award Presented
2016 Julie Hart


1967 Janet Kilpatrick
1968 Paul Boomsliter
1969 Sister Bennita
1970 Pauline Winkler
1971 Joseph Cavanaugh
1972 Jane Rycheck
1973 Margaret Holt
1974 Marietta Jacobsen
1975 Dora Reed
1981 Sister Charleen Bloom
1982 Rebecca Hodgekinson
1983 Susan Tangorre
1984 Jill Boehler
1985 Ann Beth Deily
1986 Hanna Strong
1987 David DeBonis
1988 Donna Shpikula Wayner
1989 Diane Skibinski
1990 Diane Yurkewicz
1991 Barbara Garbowitz
1992 Sister Charleen Bloom
1993 Sandra Clark
1994 Mary Ellen Rudolph