Eleni has specialized in non-profit management and development for over fifteen years across the United States. Eleni received her Master Business Administration from the Davies College of Business at University of Houston Downtown. She is a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and active in the Junior League of Houston. She sees first-hand the supportive environment that improves the overall quality of life for those with aphasia.
Frankie has been a speech-language pathologist for over 38 years, with experience in private practice, in-patient and out-patient hospitals/rehabilitation centers and, for many years, at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences in Lubbock. At TTUHSC, she was the clinical supervisor for the STAR program, a group for persons with aphasia. She relocated to Houston in 2013 to be closer to family. She is currently a clinical educator for the University of Houston's Speech and Hearing Clinic. Frankie helped develop HARC's first satellite program, HARC at UH Sunnyside located at the Sunnyside Multi-Service Center. She joined the main HARC campus in April, 2014.
Jackie's passion for helping people with aphasia started when she was one of the first volunteers at HARC in 2010. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and her master's degree from University of Houston. Since graduating, Jackie has worked in brain injury rehabilitation and continues to find particular interest in neurogenic disorders and aphasia recovery.
Kimberly has been a speech-language pathologist for 11 years, with an interest in communication across the lifespan and multicultural populations. She began her career in early childhood development and children’s therapy programs, and has most recently worked in adult acute care and inpatient/outpatient facilities. Kimberly’s undergraduate degree is from University of St. Thomas. Her master’s degree is from University of Houston, where she completed a graduate thesis examining differences in working memory of bilingual and monolingual adults.
Karla has focused on business marketing for over eleven years which include strategic planning and management, digital, media development and relations with brand recognition optimization. Karla received her Master in Business Administration from the Davies College of Business at the University of Houston-Downton. She serves as a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), received lifetime memberships to The National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Phi), and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Karla strongly believes in giving back, therefore, volunteers at The Beacon Homeless Shelter, Brighter Bites, and The Barbara Bush Literary Foundation. She aspires to bring further aphasia awareness to our great city of Houston and the world!
Aasiya graduated from the University of Houston in May of 2015. Her major was Advertising with a minor in Marketing. In addition to herinterests in research, analyzation, and seeing how information travels and affects people, Aasiya has always been driven by helping others. She is inspired by HARC’s mission to improve the health of people with aphasia by bettering their quality of life.
In addition to being a wonderful Certified Nursing Assistant, Paul has many other talents. He has a background in hotel management, culinary arts, and computer processing. "I really appreciate the fact that the small things make a big difference," he says.