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.
Intern: Sarah Jenkins
Originally from Pembroke Pines, FL, Sarah is a graduate student at Jacksonville University pursuing an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology.
During her time at JSHC, Sarah will be interning under the guidance of Dot Bourgeois, CCC-SLP. While interning, Sarah hopes to learn new ways to assess and determine different communication disorders through the speech-language evaluation process.
Fun Facts: Sarah was adopted when she was 6 years old. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and going to the beach. Her favorite color is purple.
Intern: Kurt Muellner
Originally from St. Augustine, FL, Kurt is a doctoral student at the University of Florida pursuing an AuD.
During his time at JSHC, he will be interning under the guidance of Dr. Fenja Mattson. Kurt enjoys seeing patients with a variety of needs, as these interactions provide him with a broad clinical background. His clinical interests are focused on hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Fun Fact: Kurt enjoys all things associated with the ocean or playing in or on the water.
Intern: Carly Nicodemi
Originally from Fort Myers, FL, Carly is a graduate student at Jacksonville University pursuing an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to her studies at JU, she received a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Minor in American Sign Language from the University of South Florida.
During her time at JSHC, Carly will be interning under the guidance of Lynda Papale, CCC-SLP. With 2 years of previous experience working in the school system, she is excited to work along Ms. Papale and learn what it’s like in a clinical setting. She also looks forward to learning a variety of treatment and therapy methods.
Fun Facts: During her free time, Carly enjoys cooking and trying new recipes from a variety of cultures. She also finds joy in running, kickboxing, and weight training.
Intern: Brianna Powe
Originally from Mayo, FL, Brianna is a student at the University of North Florida pursuing a B.S. in Health, with a concentration in Public Health.
During her time at JSHC, Brianna will be interning under the guidance of Director of Operations Chandra Manning. Brianna is especially excited to learn about JSHC’s community outreach projects and hopes to learn more about speech therapy throughout her internship.
Fun Facts: Brianna is very good at baking. In high school, she made and sold adjustable bracelets.