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Chicago Clinicians

Speech-Language Pathologists

Abby Bowman

Abby Bowman’s primary clinical interests lie in the areas of adult dysphagia evaluation and management in the acute inpatient setting. Additionally, Abby has an interest in treating patients with acquired neurogenic speech, language, and cognitive-communication disorders. She recently completed her Clinical Fellowship at Northwestern University in the acute setting.

MS, Speech Language & Learning, Northwestern University
BS, Speech Pathology & Audiology, Miami University (Ohio)

Carolyn G. Lisowski

Carolyn G. Lisowski’s primary clinical interests are in acute inpatient care, focusing on dysphagia and acquired neurogenic disorders of communication and cognition. In addition to clinical practice, Carolyn is also passionate about improving clinical education within speech-language pathology, with a particular emphasis on the transition from classroom to clinical practice.

SLPD, Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
MS, Speech Language & Learning, Northwestern University
BA, Linguistics, Stanford University

Shauna Czarnik

Shauna Czarnik’s primary clinical interests lie in the areas of dysphasia and acquired neurogenic disorders of motor speech, language, and cognition. Shauna enjoys working with a wide range of populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, particularly within the acute care medical setting.

MS, Northwestern University – Speech, Language, and Learning
BS, University of Illinois – Speech and Hearing Science

Sarah Irvine
Sarah Irvine

Sarah Irvine’s primary clinical interests lie in the areas of dysphagia as well as acquired neurogenic disorders of language, cognition, and motor speech. She enjoys working with adult populations in the acute inpatient setting. She recently completed her Clinical Fellowship at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center before joining the Northwestern team.

MS, Speech-Language Pathology, Rush University
BS, Speech-Pathology & Audiology, Miami University (Ohio)

Jonelyn Langenstein

Jonelyn Langenstein is a speech-language pathologist and lecturer with specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of voice, swallowing, head and neck cancer rehabilitation, and upper airway disorders. She completed her fellowship at the Emory Voice Center and later joined the team at the Voice & Swallowing Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist, she worked professionally as an opera singer which has greatly informed her evaluation and treatment of voice disorders, especially pertaining to professional voice.

MS, Communicative Disorders – San Francisco State University
MM, Vocal Performance – New England Conservatory of Music
BA, Vocal Performance & Arts Administration – Whitworth University
BCS-S, Board Certification in Swallowing  and Swallowing Disorders

Kristin Larsen
Assistant Director of the Voice, Speech, Language Service and Swallowing Center

Kristin Larsen has more than 20 years’ experience treating adults with dysphagia and with acquired neurogenic disorders of language, cognition, and motor-speech in both the acute care and outpatient settings. She specializes in evaluation and treatment of adults with complex swallowing disorders, including head and neck cancer rehabilitation, and in treating communication difficulties related to progressive neurologic disease.

MA, Speech Pathology, Northwestern University
BS, Speech Pathology, Northwestern University

Kirstyn Sunday

Kirstyn Sunday is an assistant clinical professor. Upon earning a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida, Kirstyn completed her Clinical Fellowship and began her career at the University of Wisconsin Voice & Swallow Clinic. Her clinical interests lie in the areas of adult dysphagia evaluation and management. She provides care to a variety of patient populations in the inpatient setting, with a particular interest in voice and swallow rehabilitation within the head and neck cancer population.

MA, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida

Natalie Tomerlin

Natalie Tomerlin, MS, CCC-SLP, is an outpatient speech-language pathologist within the Head and Neck Surgery Multidisciplinary Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. She earned her Master of Science degree at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She then completed her clinical fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She remained on clinical staff for several years and gained extensive experience in the management of patients with head and neck cancer. She specializes in dysphagia evaluation and intervention for patients who undergo surgery or radiation therapy to the head and neck region. Furthermore, she is passionate about communication and swallowing rehabilitation following total laryngectomy.

MS, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
BA, Communication Studies and Disorders, Communication Studies – Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Sharon Veis

Sharon’s primary clinical interested lie in the areas of swallowing and swallowing disorders, infant feeding and neurogenic communication.

MA, Speech Pathology, Northwestern University
BS, Speech Pathology, Northwestern University

 

Staff

Trinklette “Candy” Stokes
Administrative Assistant

Candy brings more than 30 years of experience in administrative work within Northwestern University and has been with the CSD department since 2000. She is dedicated to ensuring high levels of patient satisfaction and keeps the Chicago campus clinic running smoothly.
A.A. Robert Morris College