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Eleni Christou-Franklin, M.B.A.
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.
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 over 10 years, with an interest in communication across the lifespan and multicultural populations. Kimberly earned her undergraduate degree 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. 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 is an adjunct lecturer for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UH.
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.
Amanda graduated from the University of Houston in May of 2017. Her major was Human Development and Family Studies, with a minor in Communication Science and Disorders. She enjoys working with young children and adults in the community. Amanda completed her internship at HARC this past summer. Through volunteer work and her internship here at HARC, Amanda discovered she enjoyed being around a rehabilitative setting, and hopes to continue her education in the field.
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.