Assistive Technology Expo 2016 Speaker Bios

Joe Anthony

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Joe Anthony has been in Rehab Engineering since early 2011 and with SC Vocational Rehabilitation since August, 2014.  He has a bit of an eclectic career, beginning with a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Akron (really, a kangaroo as a mascot… in Ohio).  After college, he served in the USAF and USAF Reserves as a Developmental Engineer and Project Manager at the USAF Research Lab in Albuquerque, NM and Hill Air Force Base in Utah.  Also, he was an Environmental Engineer for the State of NC, managing public water supply regulations.

Pamela Banks, Junior Recreation Coordinator

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Pamela organizes USTA School Tennis programming. She also works with organizations, including after-school program providers, to help combat childhood obesity. Pamela also promotes the many available grants and resources our office has available for youth tennis programming.

Jennifer Bond

Jennifer Bond is the Coordinator for the Low Vision Clinic Program at the South Carolina Commission for the Blind.  Through this program, Ms. Bond works to provide services to enhance the residual vision and improve the quality of life for visually impaired residents of South Carolina.  Ms. Bond also serves as Counselor for the Prevention of Blindness Program working to provide quality vision care services to low income families.  Ms. Bond received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Columbia College, and her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina – Columbia.  Ms. Bond is currently a South Carolina Licensed Master Social Worker and an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.  Ms. Bond joined the SC Commission for the Blind in 2010.

Stephanie Bowman

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Stephanie Bowman, MA, LPC is the Founder and Director of Pathways Growth & Learning Center, LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, EAGALA certified, with over 12 years in the mental health field in working both in private practice and at Palmetto Health in their Behavioral Day Program leading groups and offering financial counseling to patients.

Stephanie graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in Business/ Accounting.  She first worked for International Paper Company and then later worked for Ernst & Young, one of the “Big 8” accounting firms. In 1992, her life headed down a new trail as she pursued her Masters in Counseling at Columbia International University.  Her desire was to offer Financial Counseling, which she does through her private practice in Columbia. 

Jordyn Brown

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Jordyn Brown is the Equipment Distribution and Outreach Specialist for the SC Equipment Distribution Program. She joined SCEDP in 2012 after graduating from Coastal Carolina University where she double majored in Business Management and Marketing. Jordyn has a passion for serving the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community and loves being able to meet new people while travelling the state for SCEDP.

Sam Creech

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Sam Creech is employed at Walton Options for Independent Living, Augusta, Georgia and N. Augusta, SC. As the Director of Information Technology, he provides trainings at a local, state and national level on technology solutions for specific individual and business needs, so that persons with all types of disabilities live and work as independently as possible. Sam uses a Dynavox V for communication. Sam Creech received his Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Computer Science, Education and Psychology from the University of SC, Aiken. He is a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional. He received certificates in Novell and UNIX from the Augusta Technical Institute: Augusta, GA and a certificate in AT from California State University. Currently, he is a graduate student at Nova Southeastern University obtaining a master of science in Education concentrating on Emotional and Cognitive Disabilities.

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Jeanette Cox

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Jeanette M. Cox, MS, CCC-SLP graduated with a MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University in 2008.  She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at Gateway Education Center in Greensboro, NC.  Since then, Jeanette has completed one year of private practice in Augusta, GA; three years in the public schools in Barnwell, SC and 2.5 years in private practice in Aiken, SC.  

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Gina Crosby-Quinatoa

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Gina Crosby-Quinatoa, M.S.P. is a senior clinical faculty instructor at the USC Speech & Hearing Research Center. As a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, she serves on the Cochlear Implant Team and co-coordinates the Auditory Verbal Emphasis Track.

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Michelle Dawson

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Michelle L.W. Dawson, MS CCC-SLP, works with Sprout Pediatrics.  She specializes in pediatric feeding disorders and speech/language acquisition with the medically fragile population.  She earned her BS in Speech Language Pathology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and her MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. 

Sarah McKay

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Sara McKay’s career began as a Special Education teacher through BOCES and as a CSE Chairperson in a rural district in upstate NY. Through her career she has also had the privilege of being a Title I reading teacher, third grade general education teacher, elementary principal, college instructor, and director of accessibility services at a community college. Sara has been with the SC Education Department’s Office of Special Education Services since August 2015 as an Assistive Technology Specialist.

Joe Moore

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Ten years after becoming an amputee, Joe Moore left a law career to share his love of an active outdoor recreation lifestyle with others. In 2011, Joe began a journey of training, education and exploration to become an adaptive sports and recreation industry leader. In 2013, Joe joined the staff of the American Canoe Association (ACA) to help redevelop its adaptive paddling program and to lead the organization’s education and outreach efforts. In 2014, Joe designed and implemented the inaugural ACA Adaptive Paddling Summit. In February 2015, Joe founded Adaptive Expeditions.  Adaptive Expeditions is an interactive nonprofit designed to empower individuals with physical disabilities with skills and confidence to maintain active, independent lifestyles.  Adaptive Expeditions leads local adaptive recreation programs in Charleston, SC and teaches adaptive recreation industry best practices around the country. 

Christy Rew

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Christy J. Rew is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with two graduate degrees in Speech Pathology and Special Education, respectively.  She owns and operates Hoofprint Equine Assisted Therapy, LLC located in Blythewood, SC.  She specializes in the use of hippotherapy as a treatment strategy to serve children and adults with communication, swallowing, cognitive, learning, and neurological deficits. With equine-related certifications to include: Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist, Christy is able to apply her clinical knowledge and horse expertise to accommodate a wide range of client needs. Christy wishes to share her passion and experience in the rapidly expanding field of equine-assisted therapy to educate medical providers, consumers, their families and caregivers about this alternative treatment option.

Cara Senterfiet

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Cara Senterfiet  is the Executive Director at the SC Office and Parent Education Specialist. She is a National Board Certified Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  She has taught students who are deaf and hard of hearing for 20 years in a variety of educational settings, as well as serving as an administrator at the district level for a Midlands’ Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program.  Unable to accept the status quo with regard to intervention and education of students with a hearing loss, she co-founded the first affiliate office of Beginnings for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in South Carolina to focus on proactive intervention and parent education and empowerment.

Tina Moss Sparks

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Tina Sparks currently serves as a Teacher of Visually Impaired Students for Cherokee County Schools.  She is certified in the areas of Elementary Ed., EMD, LD and Vision.  Tina formerly taught self-contained, multi-categorical class for grades 5-8.  She has served as TVI since 2002.  Tina serves students between the ages of 3-21 in a wide variety of educational placements.

Jennifer Stoudemire

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Jennifer has been an avid horse person from the start.  She started with formal Hunt Seat lessons at age five and started competing at age six.  At age fourteen Jennifer entered the world of Dressage and actively competed in Dressage.  Jennifer is a past member of the University of South Carolina Varsity Equestrian Team.  Competing in Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure and Reining divisions at the Open level.  She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Sociology. Currently she owns a Friesian Sport horse and continues to train in the art of Dressage.  She has been teaching riding lessons and training horses for over 20 years.    Jennifer is a registered certified riding instructor with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, a certified  Special Olympics Equestrian Coach and has her Bronze medal rider award with the United States Dressage Federation.  She has been the Program Director & Head Riding Instructor for Dream Riders therapeutic horseback riding program for 17 years.

Madalina Tudora

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Madalina Tudora is an Assistive Technology Specialist for the SC Department of Education. She supports school districts in building capacity for assistive technology by providing guidance, resources and training for local assistive technology teams in SC. She also conducts workshops for teachers, therapists, administrators, and parents on various assistive technology topics. Her undergraduate degree is in Special Education, and her graduate degree is in Psychology. She is nationally certified as an Assistive Technology Professional through RESNA.

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