NCSHLA Committee Leaders

Membership Chair
Jessica Raby
Granite Falls
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Jessica Raby is a nationally certified and NC licensed SLP. She completed her BA in CSD from NC State University in 2002 and her MA in CSD from Appalachian State University in 2004. She worked as an SLP for Burke County Schools and Caldwell County Schools for 9 years, and 6 years as Clinical Coordinator/Instructor of the SLP-Assistant program at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute (CCC&TI). She recently accepted the position as Director/Instructor of the SLP-Assistant program at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute. Jessica was among the first trained in North Carolina on Response to Intervention (RtI), and she was a co-presenter on RtI at the North Carolina Exceptional Children’s Conference in 2006. She served on the Quality Enhancement Leadership Team at CCC&TI beginning in 2014 which led to successful reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Jessica currently serves as chair of the SLP-Assistant Program Advisory Board, is a member of the North Carolina Association of Supervisor’s in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and serves on the Autism Education Foundation. While Jessica recognizes the impact she has been able to make on the lives of preschool and school-age children with communication disorders, she now finds tremendous joy in teaching and sharing her knowledge of the field with future SLP-Assistants. Jessica is married and has two children. She spends much of their spare time at Sunset Beach, NC.

Convention Committee Vice Chair
Patty Brown
Morrisville
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Communique Editor - SLP
Robin Jones
Concord
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Robin Jones received her B. A. in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina and her M. A. in speech pathology and audiology from South Carolina State University. Ms. Jones is a speech-language pathologist for Cabarrus County Schools. She has worked with school-aged children for 12 years and enjoys providing speech language services to adolescents in middle and high school.

Professional Affairs
Cynthia Roberts-Flynt
Greenville
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Cynthia Roberts Flynt, MS CCC-SLP has 32 years of experience in the profession in schools, hospitals and private practice with both CRF Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. and Venture Rehabilitation Group, Inc. She was instrumental in facilitating the creation of the Independent Practitioner Program in North Carolina which allowed speech language pathologists to independently bill Medicaid for speech language therapy services. She served as a Speech Language Pathology consultant to the N. C. Division of Medical Assistance for many years. She received the NCSHLA Honors of the Association award in 2015 for her service to the association. She is currently the CEO and President of Venture Rehabilitation Group and is Chairperson of the NCSHLA Professional Affairs Committee.

Finance
Wayne A. Foster, PhD, CCC-Sp/A
Brown Summit
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Wayne was dually certified in speech/language pathology and audiology in 1980 after graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1979. Over the years Wayne has had experience in hearing aid fitting and dispensing, cochlear implants, (central) auditory processing evaluation and therapy, auditory habilitation/rehabilitation, inter-operative ABR monitoring, and neonatal intensive care hearing testing. After serving on the very last two years of the Legislative Council, Wayne transitioned to the Audiology Advisory Council and was subsequently elected for another term.