Board of Directors
Carol Ann Raymond
President & Founding Board Member
Carol Ann Raymond, MBA, Ed.S., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Clinical Professor in the University of Georgia Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, where she also is the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic Director. With clinical experiences spanning more than 30 years in a variety of settings, her focus has been in medical administration and supervision with a clinical interest in dysphagia. She has been an active member of the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA), serving as GSHA President, Vice-President for Communication, and GSHA Division-President for Speech-Language Pathology, as well as chairing various other committees. She has also served as president and secretary for the Georgia Supervisory Network and chair and secretary for GSH-PAC. She currently is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
Establishing the GSHFoundation has been her long-time goal. She is honored to serve on the Board and to support professionals and students as they work to improve the quality of life for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders.
Secretary & Founding Board Member
Bonnie Schaude is a speech language pathologist with 20 years of experience working in adult and pediatric neurogenic cognitive, communication and swallowing disorders. She has received her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and a graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has presented at local, national and international conferences in the area of neurogenic speech and language disorders.
Her clinical experience ranges across the continuum of care including acute hospital settings, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient day treatment facilities. She assisted in developing a coma stimulation program and outpatient day treatment model of service while working in North Carolina at Wake Medical Center. While at the Shepherd Center, she developed group models of treatment in TBI rehabilitation, clinical competency models for cognitive communication skills, programmatic models for speech pathology in cognitive communication rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis and participated in the adaptation and piloting of the No Obstacles Program for the acquired brain injury. She participated in a 5 year federally funded grant from the National Institute of Health in the area of Long Term Recovery of Cognitive and Language Functions after Traumatic Brain Injury while at Emory University Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta. In addition, she participated in research at Shepherd Center in the area of telecommunication and cognitive prosthetics in acquired brain injury recovery. She is currently working at Shepherd Center with responsibilities in program development, clinical training, local,
national and international presentations as well as clinical treatment in the areas of swallowing, motor speech, voice, aphasia and cognitive communication disorders.
Treasurer & Founding Board Member
Sucheta Kamath, founder of Cerebral Matters, is a cognitive rehabilitation specialist with specific expertise in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with executive functioning deficits. She brings together current research in neuroscience, clinical expertise, and an appreciation for raising children and helping them become more self-sufficient learners.
Sucheta’s most recent adventure includes founding a new software company that will bring her innovation cognitive tools into the virtual world. This project centers around the development of a web-based brain training App designed to help learners in all walks of life to optimize their focus, organize their time, prioritize their actions, remember to remember, and learn about themselves in order to become proficient and independent. She will be launching it in Fall of 2017.
Sucheta was recently awarded the “Professional Achievement Award” by GSHA for outstanding professional achievement in speech-language pathology field. As a recent graduate of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2015 Sucheta is involved in many social justice initiatives in the Metro Atlanta area. Finally, Sucheta serves on many non-profit boards including International Dyslexia Association (GA), Georgia Speech-Language and Hearing Association, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation and Sanatan Mandir Atlanta.
Fundraising Chair & Founding Board Member
LaRae Brown has been a member of Georgia Speech Language Association and American Speech Language and Hearing Association since she was a student at the University of Georgia. She earned her master’s and Ed.S degrees in Speech Pathology from UGA. Her clinical practice has focused on adults and children with medically diagnosed speech/language disorders.
In 1971 LaRae was one of the first Georgia graduates to take a National Examination to receive the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA.
As a member of GSHA, she served on the ad hoc committee that wrote the Georgia licensing bill for speech/language and audiology. After the licensure bill was passed, LaRae served a three-year term on the first State Examining Board for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists.
In addition to serving a three-year term on this board, she has held many executive leadership roles in GSHA, including president in 1981 and vice president of clinical practice in 2011. LaRae was the first Georgia liaison with ASHA as State Education Advocacy Leader. Later she served as the Georgia liaison with ASHA as the State Reimbursement Advocacy Leader. For all her volunteer roles and service to the profession, she was awarded GSHA’s highest recognition, “Honors of the Association” in 2004.
LaRae is thankful for the opportunity to serve on this first GSHFoundation and further its mission of ensuring excellence in service to all Georgians with speech/language and related disorders.
The GSHFoundation is here to promote, develop and maintain philanthropic, scientific, and educational initiatives to improve the quality of life for individuals who experience speech, language, or hearing impairment and those who serve them!
At GSHFoundation, our commitment is to advance knowledge about the causes and treatment of speech, language and hearing problems in the state of Georgia.
We are committed to raising funds from individuals, corporations, and organizations to support research, graduate education, and carefully thought-out initiatives that engages our professional experts in innovation in the field of communication sciences and disorders.