Officers

2019 President

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 grades one and two at West Elementary. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Tourism from Black Hills State University in 1992 and in Communication Disorders from Northern State University in 1995. In 2014, she received a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Dakota. Londa enjoys working with students, parents, and teachers 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, explore the Black Hills in the UTV, and work on DIY projects. 

2020 President-Elect

Jennifer Schultz

Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP is an instructor for the online speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) program at Mitchell Technical Institute. Prior to teaching, Jennifer provided SLP services at Sioux Valley Hospital (Sanford Health) and educational SLP services for South Central Education Cooperative. Jennifer lives with her husband,  Loren, an elderly dog, and numerous cattle on a farm near Freeman, SD. Their two college-age sons come back from time to time for food and money. Jennifer previously served as SDSLHA president in the early 2000s. She has had the honor of serving as a topic chair for the 2017 and 2018 ASHA conventions and assisting with the development of ASHA certification for SLPAs. Jennifer published the Skill-Based Assessment of Core Communication Skills and has produced continuing education courses through Northern Speech Services and MedBridge. When not living the SLP high life, she enjoys travelling to warm locales and spending time with friends and family.

2018 Past-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! 

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.

Treasurer

Deb Flynn

Deb Flynn is a speech-language pathologist who divides her time between the Mitchell School District and the SLPA program at Mitchell Technical Institute. She enjoys the mix of training future SLPAs and providing clinical services. Deb has worked with clients across the lifespan in South Dakota, Montana, and Texas. She and her husband enjoy traveling and experiencing new adventures, and especially love traveling to spend time with their three children. 

Secretary

Danci Hoff

Danci Hoff, MA, CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is employed by Black Hills Special Services Cooperative. She provides services for Meade School District in Sturgis, SD to upper elementary students, as well as to students within self-contained and behavioral classrooms. She enjoys experiencing the vast diversity of students’ communication needs, and collaborating with professionals across a variety of disciplines to best serve students and their families. Danci originally grew up in Lemmon, SD before attending the University of South to obtain both her Bachelor’s (’15) and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2017. She dedicates as much of her spare time to being outside as possible – hiking, golfing, biking, camping, gardening, fishing, or exploring the beautiful Black Hills. If not outside, she’s likely to be found amongst her family and friends, or cutting out lamination.

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, daughter Quinnly, and their rescue dogs Sakira and Luke. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching the Minnesota Vikings, reading, traveling, and working on home projects.

 

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.

StAMP and STAR Rep.

Vanessa Anderson-Smith

Vanessa is a South Dakota native who attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls and received her masters degree from the University Of South Dakota in 2010. She owns Anderson-Smith Speech Therapy, LLC in Sioux Falls, SD.  Her certified trainings include TalkTools Oral Placement Therapy, Level 4 Certification ,PROMPT Bridging trained, feeding specific to Down syndrome, and planning and assessment of sensory motor feeding disorders. Vanessa has also done specialized training in Myofascial Release, Apraxia of Speech, Reflex Integration and Pediatric Dysphagia. In addition to these trainings Vanessa is also pursuing certification in Orofacial Myology (COM®️) and is one of 7 US TalkTools instructors. Vanessa is on the Board of Directors for Wonderfully Made, a Down syndrome family support organization. She lives in her hometown of Canton with her husband Ryan, their son Drake, 2 dogs, and one cat.

ASHA SLP Advisory Councilor

Heather Hewett

Heather Hewitt, M.S. CCC-SLP graduated from Augustana University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been a Speech-Language Pathologist at LifeScape since 2012. Her focus of services has been in augmentative and alternative communication and feeding/swallowing therapy with individuals with complex communication needs and autism. She has provided training in Aided Language Stimulation and has specialized in S.O.S. feeding therapy and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation. Heather is currently the South Dakota representative for the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s advisory council. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to her family cabin at a lake in Minnesota and being outside.

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 and adjunct faculty for the University of South Dakota.  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 golfing, fishing, and spending time with her husband Eric, baby boy Krayton and two dogs, Lander and Wrigley.   

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.