January 2022 – December 2024
President – Ranjini Mohan
Ranjini Mohan is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University in the Dept. of Communication Disorders. Her research interests include understanding the neural bases of cognition and language in typically aging adults and those with neurogenic diseases. She has clinical experience working with adults in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient settings, both in the U.S. and in India. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President (Public Relations) – Shriya Basu
Dr. Shriya Basu, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor at California State University-Long Beach, CA. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota with dual focus majoring in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Cognitive Sciences. Her research interests include Fluency, Language and Cognition. Her past and current research projects are aimed at understanding the Multi-dimensional model of Stuttering: more specifically the effects of Attention, Executive Function and Working Memory on Linguistic Variables in children and adults who stutter. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Vice President (Professional Development) – Anusha Sundarrajan
Dr. Sundarrajan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences at San Francisco State University, California. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in India. She earned her Ph.D. in Speech Language Pathology and a minor in Gerontology at Purdue University in 2016. Her research interests center around understanding the physiology of aging voice using aerodynamic and acoustic measures. She is specifically interested in understanding how the healthy young and old larynx responds to the effects of unhealthy, and excessive use of the laryngeal mechanism. She has extensive clinical experience working with children with developmental disabilities in schools and private practices both in the U.S. and in India.
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Secretary – Puja Goel
Puja Goel, MA, CCC-SLP, PNAP, (she/her/hers) is a multilingual school-based speech language pathologist (SLP) who has worked for the Chicago Public Schools and currently works in New Mexico as a supervising SLP. Puja recently completed her administrative licensure in the state of NM which allows her to work as an administrator in schools. Puja is a member of ASHA, CASE and appointed to NAP. Puja is predominantly school based, but has worked across all settings: early intervention, private practice, acute care, skilled nursing facilities and outpatient settings. She completed the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Leadership Development Program and Minority Student Leadership Program and served on the Multicultural Issues Board.
Puja graduated from Northwestern University for her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Smith College for her Bachelor’s Degree in Government. She earned a certification in Assistive Technology from University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently pursuing a terminal degree in educational leadership. Puja is a first-generation South Asian born in the United States. Puja can be contacted via email: email@example.com.
Past President/AIC Advisory Board: Advisor
(January 2019-December 2021)
Prabhu Eswaran is an ASHA certified school-based speech-language pathologist in Los Angeles, California. He has over fifteen years of clinical experience in working with the early childhood and school-aged population. His areas of interest include child language disorders, communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations and technology in special education. He is actively involved in various community activities and camps relating to communication disorders in the Southern California region. He has served in the caucus board under various capacities since 2013. Prabhu can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reethee Madona Antony, PhD, CCC-SLP is the Chief Editor of ASHA KIRAN. She is an Assistant Professor in the department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University, Pennsylvania. She is an alumnus of Sri Ramachandra University and completed her doctoral program at the Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY). Her areas of interests include neurogenic communication disorders, neural encoding of speech sounds using cortical evoked potentials, non-native speech perception, and multilingualism.
Suma Suswaram (she/her), M.S. is the Associated Editor of ASHA KIRAN. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas. Her research focus on understanding the effects of culture on early communication skills in children with and without disabilities. Suma’s second line of research focus on pre-professional training in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Apart from research, she also advocates for equity and inclusion in higher education at local (university), national (professional organization), and international (India). She is also a fluent multilingual who speaks five Indian languages and English.
Ramesh Kaipa, Ph.D., joined the SACA editorial team in 2021. Currently, Dr. Kaipa is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder at Oklahoma State University – Stillwater. His research focuses on designing evidence-based treatment for people with motor-based speech disorders.
Madhu Sundarrajan, PhD, CCC-SLP joined the SACA editorial team in 2021. Dr. Sundarrajan earned her bachelor of information technology from University of Delhi. She earned her master of science in communication sciences and disorders and doctor of philosophy from The University of Texas at Dallas. Currently Dr. Sundarrajan works as an assistant professor at the University of Pacific.