2018 President

Julie Holiday

Julie Holiday is a Speech-Language Pathologist who works with Aegis Therapies.  She has been an SLP since May of 1996.  For 21 years she has helped people with their communication and swallowing difficulties.  Julie graduated from SDSU in 1994 with a BS in Communication Disorders and from Moorhead State University in 1996 with an MS in Speech-Language Pathology.  She has served on the Board in the past a few different times and loves every minute of it!  Julie is married to her husband, David and has 5 great kids, Morgan and Maddie (18 years), Kaelah (15 years), Hagan (11 years) and Maia (9 years).  They live in Sioux Falls and love it! 

2017 Past-President

Rachel Meester

Rachel is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with the American Speech and Hearing Association and is currently licensed in the states of South Dakota and Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and Special Education in 2010 from Augustana University. She then went on to earn her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Dakota in 2012. Rachel has worked for Integrated Therapy Services (ITS) since August of 2012 with a growing desire to assist patients with communication, cognitive, social, and swallowing deficits. It has also been her passion to be a speech therapy advocate and provide communities with knowledge about the field of speech pathology.  In 2013, she became the lead SLP and Director of Marketing/PR. Rachel currently lives in Sioux Falls, SD with her husband, Tom,  and their son, Tucker.   

2019 President-Elect

Londa DeRouchy

Londa DeRouchey, MA, CCC-SLP is employed by Black Hills Special Services Cooperative and works for the Spearfish School District serving students in kindergarten and grades six through twelve. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Tourism from Black Hills State University in1992 and in Communication Disorders from Northern State University in 1995. In 2014 she received a Master of Arts degree in Speech-LanguagePathology from the University of South Dakota. Londa enjoys being in the classroom and working with both teachers and students for optimal progress. Londa lives in Sturgis, SD with her husband and two children.They own a hotel in Sturgis, a farm in Hoven and love to camp, UTV, and work on DYI projects.

Vice-President - Speech Language Pathology

Tiffany Trask

Tiffany graduated with her Master's degree in 2012 from the University of South Dakota. She is currently employed by Rapid City Area Schools where she works with PreK-5th grade students in a low-income, culturally diverse school with a huge variety of speech and language needs. She also works in private practice with the Speech and Language Studio of the Black Hills and assisting clients in her hometown of Wall. Her free time is dedicated to being outside in any and every capacity (backpacking, stand-up paddling, biking, hiking, climbing, etc.), yoga, riding her trusty steed Pearl and continually learning new things. Tiffany is excited to be a part of the board and serve the great SLPs of our rural state.

Vice-President - Audiology 

Carly Hemmingson

Carly Hemmingson, Au.D., CCC-A earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications Disorders from Minnesota State University – Mankato, while playing tennis for the Mavericks. She went on to obtain her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of South Dakota in 2016. After graduating, Dr. Hemmingson helped expand the South Dakota School for the Deaf (SDSD) Audiology services by facilitating the start-up of the new SDSD – West River Clinic in Rapid City, SD.  She enjoys working at this not-for-profit pediatric clinic and providing audiologic services for children infancy through high school graduation, including diagnostic newborn hearing screening follow-up testing, with full ABR/ASSR capabilities. Dr. Hemmingson also provides cochlear implant/osseointegrated device contracting services outside of her position at SDSD. In her free time, she enjoys her pups, running, yoga, camping, music and exploring the Black Hills.


Stefanie Anderson



Sara Delaney

Sara graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with her MS in 2010. She worked for a private pediatric practice in Fargo, North Dakota for four years as a speech-language pathologist before moving to South Dakota last fall to work for Meade School District. She currently works within the elementary setting with a variety of speech and language disorders. Sara resides near Rapid City with her husband and her one-year old daughter, Kennadee. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, DIY projects, golfing, and watching Minnesota Vikings football! 

Newsletter Editor

Rebecca Harvey

Rebecca is a speech-language pathologist for South Central Educational Cooperative in Tyndall, SD. She currently provides services for children from birth through high school in the Menno and Scotland school districts. Rebecca graduated from the University of South Dakota with her B.A. in 2009 and her M.A. in 2011.  She resides in her hometown of Tabor, SD with her husband, Chris, and their rescue dogs Sakira and Luke. In her spare time she enjoys playing recreational sports, watching the Minnesota Vikings, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. 


Non-Voting Members

CEU Coordinator

Solveig Sperati Korte

Solveig Sperati Korte is originally from Wilmington, Delaware.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Religion from Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa and her M.A. in Speech-Language Patholgy from The Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio.  After a number of years in Nebraska, she has lived in Vermillion since 1992 and been an instructor at the University of South Dakota since 1995.  She has two adult daughters.


Position is open


ASHA SLP Advisory Councilor

Heather Hewett

ASHA Aud. Advisory Councilor

Kendra A. Baily

Kendra A. Baily, Au.D., CCC-A is an audiologist at Avera Medical Group Ear, Nose and Throat in Yankton, SD.  She earned her doctorate in Audiology from the University of South Dakota in May 2013, following the completion of her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders in 2009.  Dr. Baily serves patients of all ages, providing comprehensive hearing and vestibular evaluations, tinnitus evaluations and treatment, industrial hearing conservation, as well as the selection, fitting, and dispensing of hearing aids.  She provides outreach services to the Norfolk, O’Neill and Parkston communities. When not at work, Kendra keeps busy outdoors fishing, hunting, landscaping, and golfing. She also will be pretty busy this year planning her upcoming wedding for the Fall 2017.   

Membership Chair

Stephanie Ulmer

Stephanie is a speech-language pathologist working for South Central Educational Cooperative. She currently provides serves to the schools of Wagner, Andes Central, and Marty Preschool. Stephanie graduated from the University of South Dakota with her MA in 2011. Prior to going back to get her masters, Stephanie was a kindergarten teacher for two years. She currently resides in Tyndall, SD. In her spare time she enjoys playing various recreational sports, reading, camping, and boating. 

State Education Advocacy Leader

Brittany Kielhold

 Brittany is a speech-language pathologist who works for the Rapid City Area Schools along with providing PRN therapy for Aegis Therapies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Dakota in 2012 and then continued on to earn a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the same university in 2014. She currently resides in Rapid City, SD and enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and kayaking in her spare time.

Scholarship Chair

Kaycee Michael

Kaycee obtained her B.A. in Communication Disorders in 2012 from Augustana University. (Go Vikes!) She then graduated with her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014 from the University of South Dakota. Kaycee currently provides services for children ages 3-21 in the Rapid City Area Schools, while also having experience both in birth to three programs and in skilled nursing facilities. She has lived in Rapid City since 2014. In her spare time, Kaycee enjoys hiking and frolicking in the beautiful Black Hills with her friends and miniature Australian Shepherd, Huckleberry.