OUR AMERICORPS MEMBERS
Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member: Sarah Graves
Sarah Graves is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Master in Public Health. During her time as a student, she interned with the local public health department in the Infectious Disease Division, Emergency Preparedness Division, and Administrative Division. Additionally, Sarah co-founded a student organization called Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA), which is still going strong today.
As Outreach Coordinator, Sarah’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.
Fun Facts: Sarah recently moved down to Florida from Illinois with her partner of 5 years. If she wasn’t in the public health field, she’d be in the veterinary or animal rescue field because she’s very passionate about animal rights. She loves dogs and cats almost equally, but dogs are always her #1!
Intern: Miranda Bowen
Miranda is a graduate student at Jacksonville University pursuing a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology who claims Jacksonville as her hometown. Currently, she’s interning at JSHC under the guidance of Lynda Papale, CCC-SLP.
Since joining the JSHC team, Miranda has enjoyed gaining experience working with children in her first clinical practicum. She’s excited to interact with patients and their families to gain insight from her clinical educator. Throughout her time at JSHC, she hopes to learn evaluation and treatment techniques to provide effective care for patients.
Fun Facts: Miranda has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She enjoys playing with her dog and bowling.
Extern: Katie Bucchin
Katie is a graduate student originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania who’s pursuing a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Jacksonville University. Currently, she’s externing at JSHC under the guidance of Dorothy Bourgeois, CCC-SLP.
Before joining JSHC, she received a B.A. in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh. She has about 3 years of experience volunteering at a pediatric outpatient unit in her hometown, so she’s excited to learn how to evaluate and treat the pediatric population in her first clinical rotation at JSHC. She hopes to learn how to effectively assess patients using a variety of standardized testing measures, as well as learn how to implement numerous therapy approaches during fun and engaging activities.
Fun Fact: Katie competed at the Division II level on Pitt-Johnstown Women’s Soccer team for the first two years of undergrad.
Intern: Alexandra Russell
Alexandra is a graduate student originally from Jacksonville who’s pursuing a Master’s of Science in Florida State University’s Distance Learning Communication Science and Disorders program. Currently, she’s interning at JSHC under the guidance of Dorothy Bourgeois, CCC-SLP.
Alexandra’s really excited to be back working with the pediatric population and the diverse caseload at JSHC. She also appreciates JSHC’s collaboration among professionals and family-centered approach that enhances the therapeutic experience for the clients. During her internship, she hopes to refine her clinical skills by learning about a greater variety of diagnostic materials and treatment approaches.
Fun Facts: Alexandra’s favorite animal is a penguin. Last Spring Break, she and her fiancé were able to pet penguins at the Tampa Aquarium and it was amazing!
Intern: Jessica Tandlich
Jessica is a graduate student from Miami, Florida currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Jacksonville University. Currently, she’s interning at JSHC under the guidance of Christine Pearson, CCC-SLP.
Jessica’s very excited to work with the diverse populations that JSHC serves. While here, she hopes to learn skills to improve administering assessments, evaluations, and writing.
Fun Facts: Jessica used to be a competitive swimmer, and loves running, biking, and the beach. She also has an older brother who’s in medical school.