Board of Directors
I am an Army veteran and a homeschool mom. I previously supported military families with children with disabilities through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) advisory board and Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Because I am a disabled Army veteran and a mother of a child with significant disabilities and complex communication needs, I am passionate about helping others with any disability. ImpAACt Voices was founded to encourage and support the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) community. I reside in Northern Virginia with my husband and daughter and hold a degree in General Studies from Central Texas College.
I have been using AAC for 42 years. I feel I have been advocating for that long too and I will continue to be an advocate! I was given my first AAC device when I was six years old. It opened up doors for me to be mainstreamed, which opened doors for me to go on to college. I have a degree in kinesiology and a minor in business from Hope College. I have a Masters of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary. Over the last fifteen years, I have been trying to help the AAC community develop a voice, improve support, and help move the promise of living life to the fullest forward! This is why I am excited to join ImpAACt Voices. They have a clear vision and mission, and I am excited to add to it, so that ImpAACt Voices can move the needle forward in many different areas of AAC.
I am a U.S. Army Officer retiree and parent of a child with significant disabilities and complex communication needs. I currently work as a risk and financial advisor at an accounting and consulting firm and previously worked as a chief of staff project manager at a financial bank holding company. I have an MBA in accounting and finance from the Florida Institute of Technology.