James Madison University

Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

NSSHLA Officers’ Contacts

Chapter Advisor: Susan Ingram ingramsb@jmu.edu

NSSLHA - 2012-2013 Executive Board


PHOTO: Jessie Ufferfilge

Jessie Ufferfilge: President

My name is Jessie Ufferfilge and I am a senior from Vernon, NJ. I am a CSD major with an EXED minor. I hope to pursue a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology to follow my dream of becoming a lifelong advocate for children and adults with communication disorders. When I am not in HHS, I am also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and a member services assistant at UREC. I have devoted a lot of my time these past four years to participating in Alternative Break trips and I encourage everyone to do atleast one! I am very excited about what my future holds. If you ever have any questions, feel free to contact me!!

PHOTO: Sofia Ganev

Sofia Ganev: Vice President

My name is Sofie Ganev, I am a senior in CSD and will be pursing a doctorate degree in Audiology after graduation in May 2013. My passion of hearing and speech sciences grows from my personal experiences with hearing loss. Waardenburg syndrome runs in my family; I have a partial hearing loss and my sister is deaf with a cochlear implant. She is my inspiration for my goal of becoming an audiologist as well as my gratification in all my fellow CSD peers who may also help serve the Deaf and hard of hearing community one day. When I'm not studying, I love to play tennis with my JMU Club Tennis team, and in the winter you'll find me at Massanutten skiing and snowboarding. I look forward to achieving my goals in the field of audiology and in NSSLHA. If you have any questions, come find us! GO DUKES!

PHOTO: Michelle Behrer

Michelle Behrer: Secretary

I'm Michelle Behrer I'm a Junior CSD Major Non-teaching special ed minor. I'm also an exec in Best Buddies and Maddy Night Live. I hope to become an SLP and work in a hospital setting with patients with swallowing disorders.

PHOTO: Erin Gatti

Erin Gatti: PR/ Fundraising

Erin is a Senior CSD major and Non- Teaching Exceptional Education minor from Bethesda, Maryland. She hopes to go to grad school to become a Speech Language Pathologist and work in a clinical setting.  She is also involved in the Club Swim Team as an executive member and actively participates in JMU’s Catholic Campus Ministry. Erin also co-led an Alternative Spring Break trip to the Dominican Republic last spring.

PHOTO: Destiny Anderson

Destiny Anderson: Treasurer

My name is Destiny Anderson. I’m from Richmond, VA. I am the oldest and the only girl of four children. I have three younger brothers who have my heart. I am a CSD major and I also have a minor in EXED. In the future I plan to be a Speech Language Pathologist. I want to work in the school system on a military base. Later in life I think I may change paths and work in a military rehabilitation center.

PHOTO: Jenna Alley

Jenna Alley: Student-Faculty Liason

My name is Jenna Alley, and I am presently a senior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Non- Teaching minor in Exceptional Education. I hope to further my studies in Graduate School for Speech Pathology. I am from Yardley, Pennsylvania and I hope to begin my career working with younger children, or in a clinical setting. I am also involved in Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, and love spending my time volunteering. Some of my hobbies include playing soccer, exercising, and relaxing with friends. I am looking forward to my senior year and am excited to meet the new members of NSSHLA!

PHOTO: Jenna Cunningham

Jenna Cunningham: Social Chair

I'm Jenna Cunningham aka NSSLHA's Social Chair! I’m a senior CSD Major with an EXED Non-Teaching minor. I'm a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and I've also gone on trips with Alternative Break Program to LA and International Student Volunteers to New Zealand. I'm from Bucks County, PA and I enjoy dancing, rapping, quoting movies, laughing, and eating at IHOP. I'm hoping to attend a Grad School next fall and pursuing my dream of becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist!