James Madison University

Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

NSSHLA Officers’ Contacts

Chapter Advisor: Linda Freeman (freemalm@jmu.edu)

If you would like to join JMU’s chapter of NSSLHA, email nsslha.dukes.jmu@gmail.com for more information. Our local chapter dues are $20.00 for the year or $15.00 per semester. If you are a National NSSLHA member, local dues are $5.00 for the year with proof of national membership. For a list of meeting dates, please go to https://beinvolved.jmu.edu/organization/nsslha.

NSSLHA - 2018-2019 Executive Board


PHOTO: Jordan Pyle

Jordan Pyle: President

My name is Jordan Pyle and I’m from Culpeper, Virginia. I’m a senior CSD major with minors in Chronic Illness and Exceptional Education.  I hope to attend graduate school to get my masters in Speech Language Pathology. Outside of school I enjoy running, hiking, and kayaking. This summer I interned at the New England Center for Children and worked with kids with autism. After gaining this experience I hope to work with children with autism after I obtain my degree. I’m really excited to serve as President this year!

PHOTO: Rachel Pellegrino

Rachel Pellegrino: Vice President

My name is Rachel Pellegrino and I’m a Junior from Bel Air, Maryland. I’m a CSD major with a minor in Exceptional Education in hopes to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. As of now, I would love to work in the field with children. Besides NSSLHA, I’m apart of University Program Board and Make-a-Wish here at JMU. I’m very excited to serve as the Vice President of NSSLHA this year!

PHOTO: Kayleigh Johnson

Kaleigh Johnson: Events Secretary

My name is Kaleigh Johnson and I’m a junior from Stafford, Virginia. I’m majoring in CSD and minoring in Exceptional Education, and am planning on pursuing graduate school to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. My hope is to work within the adult population, specifically with neurogenic disorders like Parkinson’s. I also serve as the Audiology Student State Officer from Virginia for National NSSLHA. Outside of NSSLHA I am involved in the sorority Alpha Phi and I volunteer at the Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham! I can’t wait for things to get up and running within our chapter, and I’m excited to serve as the events secretary!

PHOTO: Lauren Fellows

Lauren Fellows: Recording Secretary

My name is Lauren Fellows and I am from Long Island, New York. I am currently a junior pursuing a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Special Education. After graduation, I plan to pursue a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. I believe that I would like to work in an elementary school or do early intervention. I’m also a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a volunteer at the ARC of Harrisonburg, and a big sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters. I love working with children and enjoy giving back to the community by volunteering. I am looking forward to my position as recording secretary and am excited to see what this year has in store for NSSLHA!

PHOTO: Rebekah Jones

Rebekah Jones: Treasurer

Hi! I’m Rebekah Jones and I am a junior CSD major with an Exceptional Education (Non-Teaching) minor from Dinwiddie, VA. After graduation, I plan to get my Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I am interested in working with pediatrics, whether that be in a school or in a medical setting! I work as a Madison Advising Peer in the Pre-Professional Health office. I am also a member of the Madison Honors Leadership Council and am very involved in the Harrisonburg/JMU community through the council. I look forward to serving as Treasurer!

PHOTO: Cameron Mondschein

Cameron Mondschein: Public Relations

My name is Cameron Mondschein and I am a Junior CSD major with a minor in Exceptional Education from Fairfax, Virginia. I have wanted to be a Speech-Language Pathologist since I was 10 years old when my younger cousin was born Deaf and received services. Although I am still exploring this amazing field, I know I want to work somewhere in pediatric speech and language, especially helping children with disabilities. Besides NSSLHA, I love taking UREC classes, cooking, and I am a third-year member on the JMU Dukettes Dance Team. I am excited to serve as your Public Relations Chair this year!

PHOTO: Maddy Biggins

Kelly Fabricatore: Student-Faculty Liason

My name is Kelly Fabricatore and I am a senior from Toms River, New Jersey. I am a CSD major with an Exceptional Education minor, pursuing a career in Speech-Language Pathology. I would love to work in a specialized setting for children and adults with disabilities, especially the Down Syndrome population. Besides NSSLHA, I am also involved in the Tri Sigma sorority on campus and outside of JMU I volunteer at Camp Pals. I am excited to be a part of NSSLHA as your student-faculty liaison this year! 

PHOTO:Jordan Pyle

Carolyn DeCredico: Service Chair

My name is Carolyn DeCredico and I am a Senior from Richmond, VA. I am a CSD major with a minor in Chronic Illness, and am pursuing a career in Speech Language Pathology. I would love to work in a medical setting with any variety of age populations. When I'm not on campus you can find me outside exploring the Shenandoah and Harrisonburg. I am excited to be a part of NSSLHA as your Service Chair this year! 

PHOTO: Rachel Pellegrino

Christine Mullen: Fund Raising Chair

My name is Christine Mullen, I grew up in Madison County, Virginia- a small town 30 miles north of Charlottesville! I am a senior CSD major with a minor in Exceptional Education. In the future, I hope to attend graduate school to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. In addition to NSSLHA, I am member of Helping Hands, Boarderline, and I am in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Outside of JMU I am a swim coach and swim instructor for one of the swim teams I grew up swimming on! In my free time, I enjoy skiing, water skiing, hiking, going to concerts, and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to my senior year and I am excited to be part of NSSLHA as the fundraising chair.