Elizabeth Chafcouloff, MS, CCC-SLP
Director, President and Founder of Speech Therapy Cambodia, Betsy and the Board of Directors operate this California nonprofit to benefit Cambodia. Ms. Chafcouloff has twelve years of experience treating adult and geriatric patients in skilled nursing facilities, hospital outpatient, and home care. She has been coming to Cambodia since 2013.
Alice E. Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chair of the Speech Council for Operation Smile International, Alice has provided Speech Therapy Services in Cambodia since 2002. Nineteen years ago, Dr. Smith adopted two Cambodian children with cleft/ lip palate, who are now thriving college students. Long a mentor for our organization, Dr. Smith remains our principal advisor, and serves on the board of directors of Speech Therapy Cambodia.
Laura Thornton, MS, CCC-SLP
Laura is one of our two pioneer clinical volunteers. She has made four trips to Cambodia. Laura received her degree from Northeastern University, and has worked with the adult and geriatric population in California skilled nursing facilities for eight years. She also works in the California public schools with the deaf and hard of hearing.
Susan E. Langmore, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Susan is Professor Emeritus of Otolaryngology and Clinical Professor Emeritus of Speech Language Hearing Science at Boston University. A clinician and major researcher for more than 30 years, she is best known as the developer of the FEES procedure for patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia. Dr. Langmore conducted FEES trainings for Cambodian medical professionals in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Stacey Arthur Silverman, MS, CCC-SLP
Stacey is an American speech-language pathologist who has experience in acute care and long-term acute care settings and specializes in dysphagia and FEES. Stacey volunteered for Speech Therapy Cambodia full time for a year from 2017 to 2018. She and her colleagues, Gerri Harris and Katherine Watson-Short upgraded the STC training system, materials and competencies (see also OUR TEAMS).
Janet Papenfuss, MS, CCC-SLP
Janet has been Supervisor of Speech Pathology, Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Healthcare, for 28 years. She has worked with both pediatric and adult neurogenic patients throughout her career. In 2013, Janet provided speech and swallowing services for one month in Haiti. Janet volunteered for STC in Cambodia in 2016.
Lisa Abbott Moore
Lisa has worked as a speech-language pathologist for over 25 years in both the United States and Canada. Her experience spans from infant to geriatric populations in a variety of settings. Lisa’s international reach includes Cambodia, Brazil, and teaching students in Guyana. Lisa specializes in incorporating the arts into therapy. Lisa lectured on child speech and language at University of Puthisastra in 2016.
Martin Hai Qiu, MSc SLT
Martin qualified as an SLP with a degree from Reading University, UK, in 2015. He has been primarily working with pediatric clients in schools and clinics. As an STC volunteer, Martin worked with the National Pediatric Hospital providing SLP training for local staff who treat children from low-income families. He is now a speech pathologist in China.
Katherine Watson Short, MSc SLT
Katherine qualified from University College London. She has worked with adult patients in the community and acute hospital settings, with a specialism in stroke and dysfluency. Katherine volunteered for Speech Therapy Cambodia for one year at Kossamak Hospital, Calmette Hospital and Khmer-Soviet Hospital from 2017 to 2018.
Stuart is a University of Redlands graduate and has been practicing Speech-Language Pathology since 1992. He founded Carolina Speech Pathology in 1996 to bring portable FEES services to patients’ bedsides. Creator of the NDŌʜᴅ High Definition endoscopy system for FEES, and founder of Altaravision, Inc., Stuart has donated Altaravision equipment to a Cambodian hospital and worked with Susan Langmore to train Cambodians in FEES in 2017.
Sarah Wallace, BSc SLT
Sarah has worked for 25 years as an SLT in the U.K., Singapore and the West Indies. She teaches FEES and advanced dysphagia and works at the University Hospital of South Manchester. She is an RCSLT advisor and chairs their Tracheostomy network. Sarah volunteered twice for STC, doing clinical supervision in 2017, and conducting a specialized course in Swallowing Management for Tracheostomy patients in 2019.
Clare Park, MSc SLT
Clare has worked over 25 years with adults with acquired neurological conditions in Canada, Singapore and in the UK. She has lectured at Metropolitan University in the UK, and has a Masters in Research. Now in private practice, she specializes in dysphagia, tracheostomy and voice. Clare volunteered as a clinical supervisor for STC in 2017 and in 2018.
Liz Gould, PGDip, Macmillian, SLT
Liz qualified in 2002 and works with adults with acquired neurological conditions in acute hospital settings, in the community, and in home care. She currently specializes in head and neck cancer. Her passion is treating patients with complex dysphagia and practicing FEES to guide her management. Liz volunteered in 2017 and was the lead author of an article about her experiences in Cambodia for the RCSLT Journal: Educating Cambodia in dysphagia and speech therapy.
Deborah Ha, MS, CCC-SLP
Deborah works in the acute setting with a focus on the neuro population. In 2015, she volunteered in Bhutan, mentoring physiotherapists. Clinical interests include AAC access, cognitive-communication assessment in the acute setting, and international health disparities. Deborah volunteered for STC in 2017 and carried with her a donated FEES system.
Becky is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist, graduated from City University, London in 2010. Since then, Becky has worked with pediatric clients in hospitals, schools and clinics in urban and remote communities of Australia. Becky worked in Cambodia for seven months in 2015-2016, and conducted a 7-week program in pediatric speech pathology at National Pediatric Hospital in 2016.
Sidrich is a Cambodian American with a B.A. in Communicative Disorders from Cal State Fullerton. He volunteered for Speech Therapy Cambodia in the summer of 2016, and looks to further the profession of SLP for Cambodians in the US and abroad.
Katie Hill, BSc SLT
Katie qualified from University College London in 2008 and has worked with both adult and pediatric patients in the UK and Australia since then. Katie is currently studying Graduate Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK. Katie volunteered for STC in 2015.
Anne Ver Hoef, MA, CCC-SLP
Anne has worked as a speech-language pathologist for over 30 years in Alaska, and has owned and worked in private practice for 28 years. She is also experienced in acute care, long-term care, and home health care. Anne currently works primarily with adults with cognitive, communicative, and swallowing disorders.