Evanston

Faculty

Molly Aceves

Molly Aceves
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Molly Aceves is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and learning disabilities specialist. Her primary areas of interest include the diagnosis and treatment of language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, receptive and expressive language disorders, and bilingual language development. She has experience across a variety of settings including the public-school system as well as both home-and clinic-based private practice.

BA, English/Spanish, Emory University
MA, Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
MA, Learning Disabilities, Northwestern University

Frances K. Block

Frances K. Block
Clinical Instructor, Senior Lecturer

Frances Block’s work focuses on school-based issues, programs, legislation, and service delivery.

MA, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University
BS, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University

Ariel Fruendt

Ariel Fruendt
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Fruendt has clinical interests in adult diagnostics, amplification, aural rehabilitation, and tinnitus management. She has experience in medical and private practice settings and enjoys working closely with patients to identify their hearing needs and optimize their treatment plans.

AuD, Northwestern University
BA, Psychology and Environmental Sciences, Northwestern University

Belma Hadziselimovic

Belma Hadziselimovic
Clinical Instructor, Senior Lecturer

Belma Hadziselimovic’s primary clinical interests lie in the area of acquired neurogenic disorders of language and cognition.

MS, Speech-Language Pathology, Columbia University
BA, Comparative Language Studies, Mt. Holyoke College

Tracy Hagan Winn, AuD, CCC-A
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Dr. Hagan has a wealth of experience in diagnostic audiology, hearing aid fitting and pediatric audiology. She takes special interest in listening to each patient to make a careful diagnosis and provide personalized treatment.

AuD, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
MA, Audiology and Speech Sciences, Michigan State University
BA, Telecommunications, Michigan State University

Karen Kinderman
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Karen's primary clinical interests lie in the areas of acquired neurogenic disorders of cognitive communication, language, and dysphagia.

MA, Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
BA, Sociology, Sonoma State University

Mindy Kobara-Mates
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Mindy specializes in the speech and aural habilitation of children with hearing loss using Auditory-Verbal methods, articulation disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and parent coaching. 

PhD, Northwestern University
MA, Northwestern University

Amy Levin
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Amy Levin specializes in Early Intervention, bilingual language development and intervention, working with diverse cultural and socioeconomic populations, and Autism Spectrum Disorders and related challenges to communication and interaction. She has worked across a variety of settings, including private practice, inpatient pediatric hospital, outpatient pediatric multidisciplinary clinics, urban Early Head Start centers, and home- and clinic-based early intervention.

MA, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University
MA, Bilingual/Multicultural Education, University of Arizona
Bilingual Elementary Education teaching certification, University of Arizona
BA, Modern Culture and Media/Semiotics, Brown University

Stephanie McCabe

Stephanie McCabe, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Instructor

Stephanie’s wide range of clinical experience includes work with both children and adults. Areas of interest include treatment focusing on pragmatics, executive function, articulation disorders, tongue thrust (orofacial myofunctional disorders). She also enjoys working with clients to target accent modification and professional speaking. In addition to being a speech-language pathologist, she is also a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM).

BA, University of Louisville
MS, University of Louisville

Meaghan Moriarty
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Meaghan's primary interests lie in the areas of feeding, fluency, monolingual and bilingual pediatric speech and language delays and disorders.  Throughout her career, Meaghan has worked in multiple settings consisting of private and public schools, clinics, outpatient pediatric hospitals, and home-based therapy with a variety of ages including birth-3, early childhood, elementary, and middle school.
MA, Northern Illinois University
BS, Marquette University

Diane Novak, AuD, CCC-A
Assistant Director,  Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Diane Novak has more than 22 years of experience in Audiology with a primary interest in evaluating and treating adults with hearing loss. She enjoys all areas of audiology with a special interest in client education and rehabilitation. She learned the power of education and rehabilitation while attending graduate school at Gallaudet University, where 95% of the undergraduates are deaf or hard-of- hearing. Experiencing deaf culture and having family members with hearing loss, Dr. Novak has firsthand experience with the art of communication and the importance of client/family education and rehabilitation.

AuD, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
MS, Gallaudet University

Sarah Penzell
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Sarah Penzell's primary clinical interests lie in the areas of acquired neurogenic communication disorders, fluency disorders, and accent modification.

MA, Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
BA, History and American Studies, Northwestern University

Jennifer Phelan, AuD, CCC-A
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Jennifer Phelan specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss in children. She has a particular interest in serving people with special needs. Jennifer’s previous experience includes working as the inpatient audiologist at a nationally recognized children’s hospital and completing the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

AuD, The Ohio State University
BA, University of Scranton

Megan Roberts, PhD, CCC-SLP
Jane Steiner Hoffman and Michael Hoffman Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Roberts specializes in early intervention for and assessment of children with language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders and pediatric hearing loss. She has worked across a variety of settings including home-based early intervention, an outpatient pediatric hospital, and an inclusive preschool for children with special needs. Dr. Roberts also directs Northwestern University’s Early Intervention Research Project, which studies how to maximize communication outcomes for young children with language delays.

PhD, Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University
MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emerson College
BA, Spanish/Economics, University of Rochester

Judith O. Roman
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Judy Roman is a specialist in child language disorders, working with school age, preschool, and early interention populations. She is also certified in neuro-developmental treatment. She is one of three Board Recognized Specialists in Child Language working in Illinois.

MA, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University
BS, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University

Jordan Sadler
Clinical Faculty, Lecturer

Jordan specializes in working with children and families affected by language delay and disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, social pragmatic challenges, and other difficulties related to communication and interaction. Jordan has experience in using technology to aid social communication challenges and co-created the FlummoxVision app. She has worked in home- and clinic-based private practice, and public and private schools. Jordan travels nationally to present workshops on topics related to her areas of specialty. 

MS, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Emerson College 
BA,  Sociology/Human Services & Women’s Studies, Macalester College 

Pamela Souza, PhD, CCC-A
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Souza specializes in selection and fitting of hearing aids and other assistive listening devices. She has worked with patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric populations, and in a range of medical facilities, including the Veteran's Administration. She directs the Northwestern University Hearing Aid Laboratory, where she studies how to improve hearing aids and customize them for each patient. She has a special interest in working with older adults and with adults who have severe hearing loss.

PhD, Audiology, Syracuse University
MS, Audiology, Syracuse University
BS, Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts

Frank W. Van Santen
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Frank Van Santen specializes in psychoeducational evaluations and treatment of children with learning disabilities. His areas of interest include diagnostic assessment, remediation, assistive technology, and special education services.

PhD, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University
MA, Learning Disabilities, Northwestern University
MA, Psychology, Indiana State University
BS, Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

Nathan Waller
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Nathan Waller's primary clinical interests lie in the area of voice and voice disorders as well as in the area of acquired neurogenic communication disorders.

MA - Speech-Language Pathology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MM - Masters in Music (Voice), Appalachian State University
BM - Music Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Aaron Wilkins
Clinical Instructor, Lecturer

Aaron Wilkins’ primary clinical interest is in the area of acquired neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia (swallowing disorders).

MS, Speech Pathology, Saint Xavier University
BA, Speech and Language Pathology, Elmhurst College


Staff

Denise Boggs Eisenhauer
Director of Speech, Language, and Learning Services

Denise Boggs Eisenhauer is a certified speech-language pathologist with a background in pediatric speech and language disorders. Denise worked clinically for over 18 years in both academic and hospital settings before transitioning toward healthcare enterprise management and healthcare business operations. Denise’s special interests include organizational behavior, leading strategic change, and service operations.

MBA, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
MS, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Louisville School of Medicine
BA, Speech and Hearing Science, University of Iowa

Pauline Norton
Practice Manager

Pauline joined the Center in the role of Practice Manager in January, 2016. Pauline brings a wealth of specialty practice management experience after having worked in both Academic Medical Centers and Corporate Healthcare over the past 20 years. Pauline’s area of focus is in delivering the best client experience, identifying growth opportunities, financial management and team building.

MS, Management National Louis University, Evanston IL
BS, Business Administration, Accounting, Davenport University, Grand Rapids MI

Noelle Afolabi
Administrative Assistant

Noelle joined NUCASLL in 2017.  She has over 15 years of specialty practice insurance billing, revenue management, and patient service experience with five of those years also focused on how practice management and EMR software can create a better relationship between patient and practice.

MFA, Creative Writing, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies
BA, Anthropology and Creative Writing, Eastern Michigan University

Josephine Bodeker
Administrative Assistant, Insurance and Revenue Cycle

Josie joined NUCASLL in 2016. Josie comes to NUCASLL with over 10 years of experience in revenue cycle and insurance support in rehabilitative services. 

BA in Biology from Loyala University Chicago

Laura Glick
Administrative Assistant

Laura joined NU CASLL in 2016. Her focus is in providing client satisfaction and working to improve internal processes to better the client experience. She hopes to be able to apply these skills and interests in a career in law in the future.

BA, Political Science, Beloit College

Lucy Weatherly
Financial Assistant

Lucy joined NUCASLL in the role of Financial Assistant in July 2017. Lucy brings a variety of experience to the team having worked in healthcare for over 20+years on both the insurance company side and provider side. Her vast experience allows Lucy to be a true advocate to our patients while providing them peace of mind financially. Lucy's special interest is in helping others while continuing to grow professionally.

 

Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning
Northwestern University
2315 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-3165
nucasll@northwestern.edu