Jackie Hinckley Ph.D, CCC-SLP
Executive Director: Dr. Jackie Hinckley has over 25 years of experience directing clinical and research programs that specialize in the treatment of aphasia and related neurologic communication disorders. In addition to serving as Executive Director, she is Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida.
Co-Founder and Care-giver Liaison: Kathy has been Mike’s constant support since his stroke in 2009. She and Mike co-founded Voices of Hope for Aphasia to help others in their situation. Previously, Kathy developed a successful real estate business.
Program Assistant: Brooke Owen graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She will be attending the University of South Florida starting in the fall of 2016 to pursue a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is also a registered Behavior Technician for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Cyndee Bowen, MS CCC-SLP
Program Coordinator: Cyndee Williams Bowen, a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), is Program Site Coordinator and STARS Program Coordinator for Voices of Hope for Aphasia, Inc. She is also owner of Bowen Speech-Language Therapy, LLC, a private SLP practice in Clearwater, Florida. Her clinical focus is outpatient rehabilitation, primarily for people with communication and swallowing disorders due to stroke or acquired brain injury. Cyndee holds multiple Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) conferred by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She currently serves on the Telepractice Committee of the Florida Speech and Hearing Association (FLASHA).
Program Assistant: Dylan graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in August of 2016 and joined the Voices of Hope staff in October. When not working with Voices of Hope, Dylan performs on stage and film as an actor, steadily building a career in the arts.
Alice graduated from the University of South Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She works full-time as an academic advisor but hopes to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology in the near future. She truly enjoys time spent with the members of Voices of Hope for Aphasia.
Alex Brice Ph.D, CCC-SLP
Dr. Alex Brice is a professor in the College of Education at USFSP, and a speech-language pathologist. He continues to be a great supporter of Voices of Hope for Aphasia. Dr. Brice advocates for our organization, has presented at our conference with his wife, Roanne, and leads a weekly session of seated karate for our members.
Walter Schlomann, president of Heritage Media Group, is an award-winning filmmaker who is passionate about recording and preserving family stories for future generations. He created Life-Stories Sharing, a program that incorporates videos and storytelling as a way to engage participants and facilitate conversation. He absolutely loves the time spent at Voices of Hope for Aphasia.
Lynne Giuliano, M.A. CCC-SLP
Lynne Giuliano has been volunteering with Voices of Hope for Aphasia for over 3 years. She has been inducted into the City of St. Petersburg’s Senior Hall of Fame for all of her volunteer work for Voices of Hope for Aphasia, St. Anthony’s Hospital, and the Lealman Asian Family Center.
Linda is a native Floridian and retired (temporarily) Registered Nurse. She enjoys singing, acting, dancing, reading and boating, and loves spending time with her 4 granddaughters. Being involved with Voices of Hope For Aphasia is an additional Blessing!