Jaspa is led by a board of volunteers who are experienced, certified speech language Pathologists with varying expertise and work in diverse settings. They have been elected by Membership and work towards the improvement of the lives of slps and people with speech, Language and swallowing disorders.
Corina Espejo, M.S. CCC-SLP
President and Membership Directory Secretary
Corina works in the public schools as a SLP evaluator serving students with varying Exceptionalities as well as their families and other professionals in the field (e.G., Teachers, Administrators, School Psychologists, OTs, PTs, Audiologists, etc.). She graduated from Adelphi University in Garden City, ny with a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Minor in Psychology. She is passionate about interprofessional collaboration, compassionate And competent supervision, the MTSS/RTl process, and active listening skills. Corina joined our JASPA Bboard to learn how to improve her leadership skills in the field and to Help make our SLP community in Jacksonville fun and effective. She has been a presenter for ASHA, JASPA, and the Duval County Public Schools as well as awarded the 2020 Jaspa Mentor of the year and 2022 JASPA Honor of the Association Award. Corina notes she is a “foodie” who enjoys trying new places to eat wherever she goes, is Enjoying the adventures and challenges of having her first child, loves live music, and would Mosh or crowd surf given the opportunity.
Lorraine Carey, M.S. CCC-SLP
Lorraine, also goes by “Carey,” is a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist and Private Practice Owner. She is a native of Jacksonville, Florida having graduated from Fletcher Senior High. She Obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in Communication Disorders, and Graduate degrees from Texas Woman’s Wniversity in communication disorders And from Boston University in elementary education. With over 15 years of therapy experience, She enjoys working with young children and believes child based therapy engages children and Creates relationships that support the therapy process. As a passionate traveler, lorraine lived In 7 different cities in 8 years and has traveled to over 10 countries internationally. Additionally she serves the community as a vice president of a local middle school ptsa board. In her free Time, she enjoys cross stitching, roller blading, and salsa dancing.
Brittany Chancey, M.S. CCC-SLP
Brittany is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and from Jacksonville University with her master’s in speech-language pathology. She has worked in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing and a local public school system. Brittany currently works in the home health setting and at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. In addition, she opened up her own private practice, seeing children with speech, language, and reading impairments. When she isn’t working, Brittany enjoys traveling, paddleboarding, DIY projects, and baking. She has a spoiled dog and two cats that think everything is about them. Brittany serves as the recording and corresponding secretary for JASPA.
Anna Dean, M.S. CCC-SLP
Recording Secretary and Past President
Anna is an SLP evaluator in the public schools, working with students in PK through high school, with expertise in childhood language disorders, early intervention, social communication disorders, speech sound disorders, clinical education, and supervision. Anna joined the JASPA board to meet other professionals in the area and learn from local colleagues. As past president, she hopes to continue to contribute and support the JASPA board where there is a need. She would love to see JASPA continue to provide great continuing education, networking opportunities, and charitable events while it grows and modernizes its practices. Anna was awarded the 2020 JASPA Honors of the Association and the 2022 JASPA Distinguished Service Award. She has grown up in Jax and loves plants, art, and music.
William Murdoch, M.S. CCC-SLP
Vice President of Continuing Education and Bylaws Chair
Will works in outpatient and inpatient medical facilities. He hopes SLPs all around Jacksonville will join JASPA for social and educational enrichment. Will was awarded the JASPA Mentor of the Year in 2015 and 2020. He has expertise in aphasia, apraxia, augmentative alternative communication, cognitive communication disorders, dementia, dysarthria, laryngectomy, speech sound disorders, swallowing disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Will finds he has an awesome wife who will soon join our SLP community and has two amazing children he is proud to be the father of. He enjoys running to help keep sane and notes he thinks it’s working. The one word he works to ensure JASPA embodies is “informative.”
Britta Fortson, M.A. CCC-SLP
ASHA Affairs Director
Britta is a graduate of Florida State University (BS) and the University of Central Florida (MA). She has worked with children and the aging population for over 25 years as a speech-language pathologist. She spent most of her career in skilled nursing and sub-acute rehabilitation facilities. Britta has also worked as an Assistant Rehabilitation Director for over ten years at two different rehabilitation facilities. In addition, she has worked as an evaluator for Duval County Public Schools. She is currently the Clinical Assistant Professor at Jacksonville University and loves working with community partners to find placements for the next generation of speech pathologists. Britta is a marathon runner and is currently working on the world marathon events. She is also pursuing her Ph.D. at Walden University.
Patricia Harrison, M.S. CCC-SLP
CE Broker Director and Honors Chair
Tricia has been a member of JASPA since 1992. She has served on the board as a secretary, vice-president, and president. She graduated from Loyola College, Maryland in 1977 and has served clients of all ages ranging from preemies to 104 years old. She has practiced in a variety of settings, including public schools (Baltimore City, Broward County, Clay County), private schools, hospitals, nursing homes, homebound students, and home health care. At Hollywood Memorial Hospital (the pediatric division later named Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital), together with a team of an occupational therapist and a physical therapist, Tricia created “PEIP,” the Prevention Early Intervention Program. This included working with children in NICU and PICU. Interventions included reducing stimulation, feeding therapy, range of motion therapy, and massage therapy. This program was extended to outpatient services. In addition, Tricia performed ABR hearing tests on all newborn babies in the nursery (tests were interpreted by an audiologist). After moving to Jacksonville and being a mother of three, including a newborn, she worked PRN in multiple settings, including Orange Park Medical Center and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2004, she became incorporated and began her private practice. She saw clients in her office and also serviced students in private schools. Although she has reached retirement age, Tricia says she loves her work too much to stop. She continues to work part-time doing evaluations and therapy in her office only, specializing in pediatrics with special interests in feeding, disfluency, and autism. Tricia enjoys traveling, sailing, theater, pickleball, and spending time with her 1-year-old and 3-year-old grandsons.
K. Bailey Stone
Online Presence Manager
Bailey is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor’s in Communication Science and Disorders and from Valdosta State University with her master’s in Education with a concentration in Communication Science and Disorders. She works with the adult population and has experience in skilled nursing, subacute, and home health settings. Bailey currently works in the home health setting for Brooks Rehabilitation. When she isn’t working, Bailey enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, crafting/DIY projects, and spending time outdoors. She has a 5-year-old Rottweiler who she loves very much and keeps her busy. Bailey serves as the Online Presence Manager, coordinating our website, social media, and online presence for JASPA.
Carly Traversa, M.S. CCC-SLP
Special Events Chair
Carly Traversa is a seasoned speech-language pathologist with wide-ranging expertise that covers private practice, education, and assisted living settings, serving clients from children to adults. She is proficient in articulation/phonology disorders, language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and more. As a private practice owner, Carly excels in administering assessments, creating tailored treatment plans, and conducting virtual and in-person therapy sessions while maintaining clear communication with families. Her extensive experience also includes roles at a rehabilitation clinic and in the public schools. Carly Traversa holds a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Jacksonville University and is an active member of professional associations like ASHA, JASPA, and FLASHA.
Board Members at Large
Adele E. Stewart, M.A., M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Adele originally joined JASPA to be part of a local professional SLP network with the added benefits of receiving continuing education. Later, she joined the JASPA board to support the group and wanted to help ensure that JASPA would continue to grow and thrive as an organization. Adele has received various awards, including the 2019 JASPA Bobby Cherry Award and the 2013 School District of Clay County Award of Excellence. She is currently a retired SLP with 39 years of public school service in various areas of Exceptional Student Education (1974-2013). She loves our profession and has remained interested in learning about all areas of practice, whether or not it is an area of practice for her. She states, “You never know when you might need to know something, as was the case in the last few years of my mom’s life. The courses on dysphagia came in handy! I became really good at pureeing healthy and tasty food.”
Adele recently lost her mom (age 102) to whom she dedicated the past several years as a caregiver throughout the isolating COVID pandemic. Over the last several years, this journey with her mom and the facility she lived in exposed her to various types of dementia and the challenges of providing appropriate care and understanding to the individuals suffering from it. She became a more empathetic and competent caregiver, advocate, and SLP through the experience. On a happy note, she now has time to catch up with old friends and travel more to see her younger set of grandchildren in Gainesville (2 1/2 and 6). She has 5 other grandchildren in CA who now span the ages of 9-20. She enjoys the time she now has to plant some flowers and perhaps play in the kitchen concocting gluten-free and dairy-free recipes.