Board of Directors
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Wendy Liang, MS, CCC-SLP
Corinne Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP
Avery is an undergraduate in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences program at Boston University. Her ever expanding list of clinical interests includes dysphagia, AAC, speech sound disorders, and exploring the relationship between speech pathology and cancer. She is excited to be part of the Burgundy & White team, and is looking forward to helping create and promote resources for people affected by head and neck cancer.
Sonya is second year graduate student pursuing her Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders at Texas State University with a concentration in Neurogenic, Voice, and Swallowing disorders. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Murray State University. She is a U.S. Army Veteran who enjoys the great outdoors, spending time with her family, and learning more about this inspirational career field. Her goal is to pursue a career in speech language pathology that allows her to help patients on their journey and spread awareness about communication and swallowing disorders, education, and resources to support recovery.
Nisha Kassam is a junior studying Speech Pathology at Boston University, specializing in Deaf Studies and Spanish. She plans on going to graduate school and becoming a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Her experience focuses on understanding disabilities and healthcare, creating a passion for learning more about and improving healthcare disparities. She shares her passion for healthcare and politics as a writer and editor for the Boston Political Review. Kassam also was a research assistant at the Boston Medical Center, developing new AAC devices. She currently interns at Constant Therapy Health as a clinical content creator for a speech therapy app.
Kelly is a freshman in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Science program at Boston University. When she is not studying, she enjoys baking, gardening, and reading. Her goal is to pursue a career in speech language pathology in a hospital or school setting and is excited to contribute to the Burgundy & White team!
Laveena is a freshman at Syracuse University majoring in policy studies with a minor in Italian. She is passionate about helping others in need and hopes to run her own nonprofit organization one day. She is thrilled to be working with Burgundy & White and believes in the mission to educate, provide resources, and raise awareness for the head and neck cancer community.