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Eileen Gilroy, M.S., CCC-SLP, '84g

Occupation: Externship Coordinator/Clinical Educator, State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland

Reason for Membership in the CSD APG: I enjoy mentoring students in a field that I am passionate about



Megan Murray, M.S., CCC-SLP, '14

Occupation: Speech Language Pathologist at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury, MD.

Reason for Membership in the CSD APG: I want to share my knowledge and experiences to help students reach their futures goals. I am very proud to be a Penn Stater and to be able to give back to the Penn State community.



Communication Chair

Tanika Peart, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, ATP, '12, '14g

Speech-Language Pathologist, RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional

Reason for Membership in CSD APG: Penn State was such a big part of my life and has given me so many many amazing opportunities and experiences. I decided to be a member of this APG to help give back to a community that has shaped me into the speech-language pathologist and overall person I am today. I hope to connect with and enhance the experiences of students and alumni, so they can feel supported, prepared, and successful in their academic and professional endeavors.


Alaina Grissom, M.S., CCC-SLP

School-Based SLP at Paulette Elementary School in Maynardville, TN

PhD Student, UTHSC, Knoxville, TN

PSU Education: CSD 2016, 2018g


Reason for Membership in CSD APG: I contribute to the CSD APG to give back to the program that started my career and build connections with fellow alumni. 


Social/Professional Chair



Mentoring Chair

Valerie Singley, M.S., CCC-SLP, '94

Speech Language Pathologist/Owner at Reach Therapy Services, LLC


Reason for Membership in CSD APG:I have always enjoyed interacting with students and sharing information about my journey as a student and SLP.  I love to help students understand the graduate school process, importance of networking and real life experiences in the field.  I do not recall having the opportunity to connect with alumni as a student.  I am thrilled to be able to help students achieve Success With Honor because together, We Are!

At-Large Members

Gail Miterman, M.S., CCC-SLP

PSU Education: 1882


Reason for Membership in the CSD APG: When I started graduate school, I realized how well prepared I was in comparison to my peers from other schools.  I appreciate the education that I received at Penn State and want to support it and its students.  Working with PSU students allows me to give back to the University and continue the tradition of training exceptional speech language pathologists.


Madeleine Sova, MS CCC-SLP

Outpatient Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist at Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center in Lancaster, PA

PSU Education: BS CSD 2015


Reason for Membership in CSD APG:

To be able to connect with some other individuals who graduated from PSU, and be able to support and give back as an alum to current students. I’m so excited to give back to the program that helped me grow and become the SLP that I am today.


Lisa Krell MA CCC- SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist for Montgomery County (MD) Infant and Toddler Program. Member of Intake Diagnostic Team for East County Site.

PSU Education:Communication Disorders BS 1984

Master of Arts : George Washington University 1987


Reason for Membership in CSD APG: Penn State gave me an amazing foundation for graduate school and my career.  I wanted to support the next generation of SLP's. 


2nd Year Graduate Student Representative:

Rebecca Stroschein


1st Year Graduate Student Representative:



Faculty Liaison

Elise Lindquist '09

Instructor/Clinical Supervisor, Assistant Clinic Director, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Occupation: Instructor, Clinical Supervisor, and Externship Coordinator, Deparment of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University, University Park, PA