These New Members are to be added to our Membership Roster.
After they are on the new roster, they are removed from this list.
The list is updated once a month, usually after the 20th

Last Rosters posted – 11/20/21

01/09/22 – 5

Wayne Meagher from Stratfor, ON. Wayne was born in 1963, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and is currently undecided on a voice. Wayne noted the following in the application submission: Truck driver/ owner operator. Currently enjoying reading the life experiences of fellow Laryngectomees. wgktrucking@gmail.com

Ben Nyierenda from Johannesburg, ZA. Ben was born in 1962, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Ben noted the following in the application submission: Freight Company director, I have been struggling to talk using my voice prosthesis. My SLP suspects that my voice prosthesis was placed a bit low to allow proper use of HME. I tend to lose air as I try to speak. She thinks a lot of my air is going to my stomach instead of going up to my mouth. Need help on how to correct this as it’s frustrating my speech. Maybe a voice prosthesis that is facing more upward to direct air towards my mouth? nyirenda76@gmail.com

Nigel Green from Haute-de-Seine FR. Nigel was born in 1952, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2020 and uses Esophageal to speak. Nigel noted the following in the application submission: Retired language teacher,
Advice. nigel_green@hotmail.fr

Stephen Meadows from East Ilsley, UK. Stephen was born in 1973, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Stephen noted the following in the application submission: Landscape Gardener, My SALT team said it would be good to join. stephen.meadows88@gmail.com

Julie Snowman from Lynchburg, VA. Julie was born in 1966, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2020 and is currently has no voice. julietsnowman@gmail.com 

01/02.22 – 3

Ramona Sullivan (Caregiver) from Corbeil, ON. Ramona is caregiver for her husband “Doug Sullivan” whose information follows. ramonasullivan1959@gmail.com

Doug Sullivan from Corbeil, ON. Doug was born in 1959, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. dougsullivan59@gmail.com

Ann DeMarco (SLP) from Flemington, NJ. Ann practices as a SLP at Hunterdon Medical Center. Ann noted the following in the application submission: Hi, I am an experienced SLP in Central NJ. Looking for resources and help for a new laryngectomee. ademarco@hhsnj.org

12/26/21 – 1

Bob Robbins from Olivehurst, CA. Bob was born in 1952, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Bob noted the following in the application submission: My SLP recommended this group. Had total Laryngectomy in October 2021. Trying to learn my new normal and overcoming certain roadblocks along the way. bobofsac2008@yahoo.com

12/05/21 – 3

Erik Russell from Woodburn, IN. Erik was born in 1968, I tripped up a flight of stairs in August 1988 and severed both vocal cords while crushing my larynx. Since then, I’ve had 15 surgeries to correct the issue with my voice, only to have it get softer and softer until I can barely talk above a whisper. I’d like to try an electro larynx to see if it will increase the volume of my voice without having to use a phone app to type what I want to say and have it spoken for me. Thanks. Enjoy your journey through life, may God richly bless you and live life loud. elrussell5199@gmail.com

Jon Zieber from Lafayette, IN. Jon was born in 1968, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2012 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. zebra126@aol.com

Tim Jones from Roanoke, VA. Tim was born in 1956, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and is currently undecided on a voice.  Tim noted the following in the application submission: Bing search. Just trying to learn about what’s in my future and to use as a resource when questions arise. tcjonz@gmail.com

12/19/21 – 2

Aashna Singh (SLP) from Seattle, WA. Aashna is a SLP Masters Graduate Student at the University of Washington. asingh76@uw.edu

Arin Ludy (SLP) from Gainesville, FL. Arin practices as a SLP at UF Health Shane’s Gainesville, FL. arinludy@gmail.com

12/12/21 – 1

Lisa Pastore (SLP) from New York, NY. Lisa works as a SLP at a private business in Bronx NY. lisa.pastoreslp@yahoo.com

11/28/21 – 1

Brenda Smith from Gladstone, IL. Brenda was born in 1962, Will be undergoing laryngectomy surgery next month and is currently undecided on a voice. Brenda noted the following in the application submission: Next month they are taking my voice box out due to cancer and I’m scared to death. This site was in my booklet i received from the hospital. brendainjun@hotmail.com