Jennell C. Vick, Ph.D.
Jennell C. Vick, Ph.D., assumed the position of Executive Director in March of 2015. Dr. Vick comes CHSC from the Departments of Psychological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Vick is no stranger to CHSC. Over 20 years ago, she trained as a Speech Language Pathologist at CHSC and received her Master of Arts from Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Communication Sciences. For eight years, as a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Vick collaborated with one of the world’s top researchers in the area of speech production and cochlear implants. She then completed her doctorate at the University of Washington in Seattle and was in the inaugural class of Callier Postdoctoral Fellows at The University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She returned to Cleveland when she joined the faculty at CWRU in the Communication Sciences Program. Dr. Vick resides with her husband, Dr. Gregory Lee, and their two young daughters in Shaker Heights.
Hilary F. Beatrez
Director of Finance
Hilary F. Beatrez, CPA, has served as director of finance and administration of Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) since 1998. He is a certified public accountant with a specialization in nonprofit accounting, nonprofit taxation and information systems. Mr. Beatrez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from David N. Myers College (Cleveland, Ohio), graduating summa cum laude. Prior to his tenure with CHSC, Mr. Beatrez worked 24 years in the food service industry in various operations, marketing and accounting positions. Mr. Beatrez is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Beatrez has also served as corporate treasurer for an association of 40 churches in the Greater Cleveland area since 1996.
Michelle Foye, MA, CCC-SLP
Director of Speech Language and Learning Services
Michelle Foye, M.A., CCC-SLP has been an SLP at Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center since 2001. While working as an SLP at CHSC, Mrs. Foye was the Head Start and School contract coordinator. In 2015, Mrs. Foye was appointed Director of Speech Language & Learning Services. Mrs. Foye is an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist and is licensed by the Ohio Board and Ohio Department of Education. Mrs. Foye holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Ohio University and a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kent State University. Prior to coming to CHSC, Mrs. Foye worked as an SLP with children at Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Monterey County Office of Education. Mrs. Foye served for three years in the CWRU Motor Speech Lab as the Laboratory Manager. In this role, she managed a highly technical project, funded by The Hartwell Foundation, on the movement of the tongue during speech production in older children and adults. As part of this work, Ms. Foye was coauthor on three peer-reviewed podium presentations at national and international meetings and is co-author on three manuscripts submitted for publication. Mrs. Foye’s clinical interests are with preschool and school age children with speech, language, reading, and writing disorders.
Bridgid M. Whitford, Au.D, CCC-A
Director of Hearing Services
Bridgid Whitford Au D, CCC-A has been with Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center since 1993. She first came to CHSC as a clinical audiologist. In 2011, Dr. Whitford added management of the Regional Infant Program (RIHP) to her responsibilities and in 2015 she was appointed the Director of Hearing Services. In this role she is responsible for developing and managing programs and services within the Audiology and RIHP departments. Dr. Whitford oversees staff development, compliance regulation and strategic planning and implementation within the Hearing Services department. In addition, Dr. Whitford advocates on behalf of people with disabilities and works with local and state legislators to make positive changes for services and funding available to people with hearing loss.
Clinically, Dr. Whitford has treated patients of all ages but has a particular interest in pediatric and educational audiology. She is active participant in the State of Ohio Early Hearing loss Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program.
Dr. Whitford hold a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University, a Masters in Science in Audiology from Kent State and a Doctor of Audiology from AT Still University.
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