OUR AMERICORPS MEMBERS

Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member: Stephen Lu 

Stephen Lu is a recent graduate of Florida State University, where he received a B.S. in Biological Science and a Minor in Chemistry. Currently, he is seeking to continue his education by pursuing post-baccalaureate studies in Biochemistry at Florida Atlantic University.

As Outreach Coordinator, Stephen’s primary responsibilities comprise of building partnerships between JSHC and social service organizations, community leaders, and the medical community in Jacksonville. Outside of these duties, he also serves as an information and education liaison to primary care service providers in Jacksonville.

Originally from Delray Beach, Stephen holds a strong conviction for serving his community and would love to further these pursuits beyond his local area of service. During his time at JSHC, he intends to garner a more profound understanding of the American health care system, and strives to gain firsthand experience and training in serving underserved populations. Through these experiences, he hopes to become a more capable and compassionate future leader and provider in the healthcare field.

Fun Facts: Stephen likes to play chess online and enjoys watching movies. Some of his favorite movies include Gattaca, The Godfather Trilogy, Dances with Wolves, and Alien.

Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member: Hannah Youngworth 

Hannah Youngworth is a recent graduate of Westminster College with a B.A. in Spanish. She is originally from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

As Outreach Coordinator, Hannah’s primary responsibilities comprise of building partnerships between the JSHC and social service organizations, community leaders, and the medical community in Jacksonville. Outside of these duties, she also serves as an information and education liaison to primary care providers throughout the community.

While serving at JSHC, Hannah is very excited to serve with AmeriCorps and learn more about hearing & speech intervention to help people get the care they need. Following her service year, Hannah hopes to pursue a Master’s in Social Work.

Fun Facts: Hannah’s second language is Spanish! She also lived in Salamanca, Spain for 4 months during her study abroad semester.

OUR INTERNS/EXTERNS

Intern: Elizabeth Briggs 

Elizabeth is a graduate student at State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY)  studying Speech-Language Pathology.

During her time at JSHC, Elizabeth will be interning under the guidance of Brittany Mitrick, CCC-SLP. Originally from Castletown, New York, she is excited to learn how to work with young kids in the Florida population. She also hopes to learn what the process of speech therapy is typically like in the real-world. Following her graduation in the spring, Elizabeth hopes to continue working in Florida.

Fun Fact: Elizabeth is currently learning French!
 

Intern: Beth Moss

Beth is a graduate student from Los Alamos, New Mexico. She is currently studying at Nova Southeastern University to receive a Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology and plans to graduate in summer 2020.

During her time at JSHC, Beth will be interning under the guidance Lynda Papale, CCC-SLP and Christine Pearson, CCC-SLP. She is excited to gain experience working with JSHC’s diverse patient populations of varying age ranges.

Fun Fact: Beth is a twin!

Extern: Kyle Langfitt

Kyle is a graduate student at Gallaudet University pursuing a Doctorate of Audiology with plans to graduate in 2020.

During his time at JSHC, Kyle will be externing under the guidance of Dr. Evonne Long, AuD. Kyle is exited to be working at a non-profit healthcare center that will allow him to interact with a population that he might not in any other setting. Kyle’s main interests in audiology include the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss in children, particularly in the realm of cochlear implantation. While at JSHC, Kyle also hopes to learn more about the intricacies surrounding the significantly greater risk of language deprivation in families of lower-socioeconomic status so that he can serve them better as a Doctor of Audiology.

Fun Fact: Kyle is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Volleyball is Kyle’s favorite sport to play and watch.