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New Gebbie Speech-Language Clinic Director Named
Kimberly Lamparelli, a 40-year veteran in the speech-language pathology field, joined the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department in The College of Arts and Sciences this semester. Lamparelli, the new Gebbie Speech-Language Clinic director, comes to SU from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, where she worked since 1992 in a variety of clinical and teaching positions.
As clinic director, Lamparelli will oversee the daily operations of the speech-language pathology clinic of the Gebbie Speech and Hearing Clinic, teach two courses and assign and supervise final extern placements. In addition to Lamparelli’s role in the Gebbie Speech-Language Clinic, she will also serve as assistant clinical professor of practice.
“I am thrilled to be part of such a prestigious program,” says Lamparelli. “The work the Gebbie Clinic staff has done on the SU campus and throughout the local community is unprecedented. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to help clients overcome unique speech and language challenges while also serving as a resource to students looking to pursue a career in this very rewarding field.”
While director of clinical services at the College of Saint Rose’s Joy S. Emery Educational and Clinical Services Center, which included the Pauline K. Winkler Speech-Language-Hearing Center, Lamparelli was responsible for developing and implementing procedures and policies to enable the Winkler Center to become a third-party provider. This move dramatically increased revenue as well as the variety of clients being seen in the clinic. Lamparelli also led the charge to re-establish the early intervention/preschool special education services program, where she increased full-time staff from two to seven positions.
“Kim brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this position, both of which will be extremely valuable to our clients and our students,” says Linda Milosky, chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. “It’s not every day you have the opportunity to recruit and hire somebody of Kim’s caliber, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have her here. We’re expecting great things from her.”
Lamparelli, a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, received a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida.