Oregon Speech Pathology Academy
Oregon Speech Pathology Academy


President: Lisa Stember, MS CCC-SLP received her Masters degree from University of WA in Seattle. For over 20years, Lisa has enjoyed working with adults with neurogenic disorders in all treatment settings, from acute care, skilled nursing, day treatment, and her favorite the home and community. The past 6 years, Lisa has worked at Kampfe Management services, a residential setting for adults living with acquired brain injury. At KMS, she supports residents in gaining independence in life and work skills, offers a weekly social communication group and supervises graduate students from both Pacific and Portland State University. She also has a small private practice with cognitive rehabilitate her specialty.


Vice President: Kathe Schwarz, MS CCC-SLP received her Master’s degree from University of Oregon, completing her program at Children’s Development and Rehabilitation Center(CDRC) in Portland. She worked for NWRESD in Washington County for over 28 years, with 22 of those years in the Early Childhood Special Education Program. During that time she enjoyed supervising graduate students in addition to working with children and families. Kathe retired from the ESD in June, 2014. She started a private practice, Speech & Play, LLC, with two other colleagues, in Spring 2013. The practice is located at the Center for Health and Performance. It includes working with children needing social communication development, which is a professional passion for the team. Kathe lives in Beaverton with her family.

Secretary: Kathy Kohama, MS CCC-SLP received her Master's Degree from CA State Univ. LA. She began working as an SLP for the LA Unified School District, a position she held for 9 yrs until relocating with her family to Oregon. After moving Kathy began a private practice, providing speech therapy for both children and adults. In September of 2001, she joined Lynn Krupa's private practice at Orenco Station and when Lynn retired Kathy continued the practice. She continues to provide speech and language therapy for both pediatric and geriatric populations. Kathy lives in Beaverton with her family.

Media Liaison / Marketing: Casey Watson, MS CCC-SLP was born and raised in Southern California. She received her masters degree from Portland State University in 2014. She currently works at Multnomah Early Childhood Program, where she enjoys collaborating with families and other professionals in the field. She is excited for her career as a speech language pathologist and can't wait to learn and experience all the profession has to offer.

Media Liaison / Marketing: Haylee Jenkins, MS CCC-SLP received her masters degree in 2014 from Portland State University. She now works at Multnomah Early Childhood Program with 3-5 year olds in a variety of early education settings. Collaborating with other professionals on a multi-disciplinary team is one of her favorite parts of her profession. An Oregon native, she also loves being able to work so close to where she was raised.

Treasurer: Greta Connelly, MS CCC-SLP

Student Ambassadors

Portland State University: Allysa Saayman is originally from the central coast of California but has lived in Oregon for the past 7 years. She is currently in her second year of graduate school at Portland State University and has thoroughly enjoyed her experience there. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a liaison between PSU and OSPA, and has enjoyed encouraging professional development among future SLPs at PSU. Allysa sees great value in attending monthly OSPA meetings and learning from local professionals in the area. 



Want to Become a Member?

Please sign up at our

next meeting.

Next Meeting: February 9th, 2017

Julie Allen OTR
will speak on: "The Visual System: An overview of vision function, conditions impacting vision, and supportive interventions"


Please join us at 6:00pm for  networking and socializing with other SLPs 


Presentation from 6:30-8:30pm



Legacy Good Samaritan

1040 NW 22nd  Ave.

Portland, OR 97210


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