Advisory Board

The Board assisted the Chair of the SLP program in attaining its goals and strategic plan. The Board provided guidance to develop a signature graduate program in providing international leadership in research, excellence in education and clinical training, and service that advances the field and improves the lives of individuals with communication disorders. The purpose of the Board is to foster excellence in the development of the SLP Department. The Board will accomplish this by providing input on academic, clinical, and research issues. The Board functions in an advisory capacity to the Chair of the SLP department. The Board has no legislative, administrative, or programmatic authority and is advisory only.

The Advisory Board has the following primary functions:

  • Provide advice and counsel to the Chair on matters for which external advice is needed and/or recommended. This may include strategic planning, physical facilities, and potential service to the community.
  • Increase awareness and serve as advocates for the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Stony Brook University at the local, state, national, and international level.
  • Form an advocacy network for the department to enhance our reputation and potential resources.





Mary Bradley, Au.D.

Director of Speech, Language and Hearing
Stony Brook University Hospital

Jerry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer
Dean of Student Affairs &
Associate Professor
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sarah Cohen, PT, DPT

Administrator of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Center for Parkinson’s Disease

Kerri Elorriaga, M.A. CCC-SLP

Supervisor Stony Brook University Hospital

Elisa Huff, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Founder and Director of MSLP Program
St. Ambrose University

Marta Kazandjian M.A.,CCC-SLP BCS-S, FASHA

Director of Speech Language Pathology Services at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Lisa Knote, M.A. CCC-SLP

Per diem Speech-Language Pathologist St. Charles Rehabilitation; Adjunct St. Joseph’s College; P/T SLP Sayville SD

Patricia A. Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
University of Vermont

Garvin Romane, Ph.D. M.S.Ed. CCC-SLP

Freeport School District

Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education

Fred Sganga, M.P.H.

Executive Director Long Island State Veterans Home

Kamil Stefanowski, M.D.


Stony Brook University Hospital

Fredric Weinbaum, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital