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: Sophie Carleton
Sophie is an undergraduate student and Cutler Fellow at Ohio University pursuing a degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders, with plans to enter graduate school for Audiology. As a Cutler Fellow, she is part of a premier merit scholarship program for students who are driven to explore how they can use their skills and interests to make a positive impact in their community. Passionate about increasing accessibility for audiology services, she has traveled from her hometown of Reedsville, OH to Jacksonville learn more about JSHC’s mission.
Sophie’s excited to gain more experience with the diverse population here in Jacksonville, as she considers it much different from the communities she’s previously worked with in Ohio. She also finds the opportunity to experience firsthand on what she plans to do for the rest of her life amazing! She hopes to learn more about the day-to-day clinical life of the audiologists at JSHC, and more about the assessment and treatment for hearing loss.
Fun Facts: Sophie is from a very small area in southeastern Ohio where she lives with her dad, sister, 3 dogs, and 1 cat. The drive to the nearest restaurant and grocery store is nearly 30 minutes! She is also secretary of Ohio University’s National Student Speech, Language and Hearing Association.
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.