2022 Executive Board, Chairpersons and Committee Members

Executive Board

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Alejandra Carrillo

President

Meet Alejandra Carrillo, M.S., CCC-SLP. She first joined EPSHA in 2015 and has served in several roles. She is a bilingual-certified  SLP who works in pediatric settings since 2013. Her area of speciality include Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and bilingualism. Her primary area of practice is the public school were she holds the position of Assistive Technology Specialist. Alejandra presently represents her school district on the Region 19 SLP Network Board. Alejandra represents El Paso on the TSHA Public Schools Committee and TSHA Political Action Committee. She also represents Texas on the ASHA School Issues Advisory Board. In 2022, she will serving her third term as EPSHA President.

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Elise McLain Rodriguez

President-elect

Meet Elise McLain Rodriguez, MS, CCC-SLP. She joined the EPSHA Board in 2021 and has 2 years of experience in the school setting. She served as UTEP's NSSLHA Treasurer from 2019 to 2020, has previously held the Financial Advisory position and will be serving EPSHA as President Elect in 2022. 

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Dr. Patricia Lara

Vice President of Planning

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Cynthia Valenzuela

Vice President Member Engagement 

Meet Cynthia Valenzuela, MS, CCC-SLP. This is her first year as a member of the EPSHA Board. She will be serving as Vice President of Member Engagement. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2013. She has been a practicing as a speech pathologist for 9 years in various settings serving the pediatric population. Her primary area of practice is in the hospital setting in inpatient. She works in acute, PICU, and NICU. Her experience includes serving patients with various medical diagnoses in the area of dysphasia and cognitive deficits. Currently, she is working at the Hospitals of of Providence. 

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Yvette Rojas

Secretary

Meet Yvette Rojas, M.S., CCC-SLP. She first joined the EPSHA board in 2022. She is a bilingual certified SLP and has been practicing in the school setting for 15 years. She will serve EPSHA as secretary.

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Jessica Valles Huerta

Parlimentarian

Meet Jessica Valles, MS, CCC-SLP. She first joined the EPSHA board in 2019. She has been practicing in the acute and outpatient hospital setting with the Hospitals of Providence since 2016 where she began a post-Thyroidectomy Voice and Swallow program and also follows the MD Anderson Head and Neck Cancer protocol for patients with active cancers. Jessica has served TSHA as a student committee member, Financial Advisory Committee member and Communicologist Editor. She currently sits on the ASHA Financial Planning Board. In 2022, she will be serving EPSHA as Parliamentarian. 

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Bryanna Michel

Parlimentarian of Social Media

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Frankie Olivar

Finance, Accounts

Meet Frankie Olivar, MS, CCC-SLP. This is her  first year as a member of the EPSHA board. She will be serving as the Treasurer for this term. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2014. She has been a practicing speech pathologist for almost 8 years in various setting. Her experience includes servicing the geriatric population in both home health and in skilled nursing facilities. Currently, she is working in the schools, and continues to PRN for home health which includes supervising speech therapist assistants. 

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Katie Haycraft

Finance, Store

Meet Katie Haycraft, MA, CCC-SLP. She first joined the EPSHA board in 2022. She has been practicing in the acute and outpatient hospital setting with the Hospitals of Providence since 2019 specializing in pediatrics. Katie has perviously served as NMSU SLP Graduate School Organization President and Representative. In 2022, she will be serving EPSHA as Finance, Store.

Chairpersons

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Suzanne Crow

Scholarship and Awards Chairperson

Meet Suzanne Crow, MA, CCC-SLP. She first joined the EPSHA board in 2012 and recently rejoined in 2022. She has been a speech-language pathologist for going on 30 years, primarily in the school setting. Suzanne served as EPSHA President Elect, President and Past President. She has previously served as Chair for the TSHA Political Action Committee and Chair of the TSHA Texas Regional Association Coalition. She will be serving EPSHA as the Scholarship and Award Chair.

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Gloria Macias De France

CEU/Planning Chairperson

Meet Gloria Macias-DeFrance, M.A., CCC-SLP.  She first joined the EPSHA board in 2020.  She has been a bilingual-certified SLP in the El Paso, New Mexico and surrounding areas over the past 27 years.  She is currently practicing in the early intervention and pediatric outpatient rehab settings with Paso del Norte.  She volunteers on the El Paso Cleft Palate Team and intermittently on the Las Cruces Cleft Palate Team.  Gloria also serves on the board of Tu Mundo Es Mi Mundo where she is dedicated to raising awareness and educating the community, promoting solutions and support for families and people on the autism spectrum (ASD) and related conditions.  Gloria works pro bono at the University of Texas at El Paso's Voice Affirming Clinic/Lab for Transgender Persons.  She is the former First Vice President for EPSHA (2020 and 2021).  In 2022, she will be serving EPSHA as the CEU Planning Chair.

Committee Members

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Daniela Caruso

Social Committee Member

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Kelly Lambeth

Finance Committee Member

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Stephanie Escobar

Social Committee Member

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