TEAM

Natalie Douglas

Natalie Douglas is Lead Collaborator at Practical Implementation Collaborative and an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Central Michigan University. She completed her B.S. and M.A. degrees at Ohio University and after a decade of clinical practice as a speech-language pathologist in hospital and long-term care environments, her Ph.D. at the University of South Florida.

Her work aims to advance best, person-centered practices in communication and quality of life interventions for people with dementia, aphasia and other acquired communication disorders in adults. She additionally aims to empower local healthcare and educational teams to support best practices, quality improvement initiatives and person-centered care through applying principles of implementation science.

Current Students

Ali Cataldo

Undergraduate Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ashley Lubers

Ph.D. Candidate at Western Michigan University

Delainey Smyth

Graduate Student in

Speech-Language Pathology

Ellen Wegner

Undergraduate Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Emily Fabus

Undergraduate Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Jeff James

Undergraduate Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Kendra Peffers

Undergraduate Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Kiara Coolin

Graduate Student in

Speech-Language Pathology

Lauren Levengood

Audiology Doctoral Student

Nick Malendowski

Undergraduate Honors Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Taitum Male

Undergraduate Honors Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Alumni

Amanda Troyna

Graduate Student in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Michigan University 

Tiniyja Burney

Graduate Student in Speech-Language Pathology at the Ohio State University

Vanessa Burshnic

Ph.D., CCC-SLP