With a fifth nominee withdrawing over the summer, ACSLPA has four candidates for four available 2023-2025 Council positions. Pursuant to ACSLPA’s Bylaws
(9.10.1 and 9.11.1), the Chair of ACSLPA’s Nominations Committee declared these four nominees to be elected by acclamation and an election will not be held in 2022.
Nancy Bassendowski, R.SLP
I am the coordinator of the SLPA program at Medicine Hat College (MHC). I have worked on interdisciplinary teams providing intervention as part of PUF, FSCD, and private therapy. I completed a three-year term as a board member for the MHC Child Care Society. I participated on the ACSLPA Support Personnel Guideline and Supervision Standard of Practice ah-hoc Committee. I serve as a member on the Therapist Assistant Program Advisory Committee.
Nicole Baumback, R.SLP
I’ve been a speech-language pathologist for 17 years. I’ve worked the entirety of my career in acute care as a clinical S-LP and most recently, as professional practice lead for S-LP at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospitals until November 2021. I continue to work at Stollery Children’s Hospital with a clinical focus in pediatric dysphagia in addition to fulfilling my role as current ACSLPA Council president which I began in September 2021. Over my 2 terms on Council, I’ve participated on several standing Council committees and working groups and participated in development workshops to enhance my board governance and chairing skills.
Kerry Campbell, R.SLP
I have practiced as an SLP for 22 years. I have worked in a variety of settings (i.e., early intervention, schools, homes, community), in both Canada and the USA. My area of specialty is service provision for autistic individuals and their families. More recently, I have transitioned into leadership roles, and I am the current Clinical Director for Centre for Autism Services Alberta in Calgary. I have worked passionately to identify service gaps for people with autism and their families and I oversee program implementation and development based on community need.
Sumari Erasmus, R.SLP
I am a speech-language pathologist at Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD). I have been working as a speech-language pathologist for the past 10 years.
Prior to joining FMPSD, I worked as an instructor at a post secondary institution abroad. During my time teaching at the post-secondary institution I held leadership roles in various departmental committees (e.g. continuous education, quality assurance, and ethics).
I hold a PhD in speech-language pathology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. My research focused on the learners in autism-specific schools and their families. I have published six journal articles in peer-reviewed international journals.