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 – 05/21/22

06/26/22 – 6

Kelly Kopec (Vendor) from New Berlin, WI. Kelly is with Atos Medical. kelly.kopec@atosmedical.com

Leonard Black from Clermont, FL. Leonard was born in 1953, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2020 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Leonard noted the following in the application submission: I found you when I attended the IAL conference in Charlotte. Prior to retiring and my laryngectomy, I was a Director in the New Jersey Department of Corrections where I operated the Department’s Correctional Industry program. During my career I was president of the National Correctional Industries Association which represented all those employed in Correctional Industries nationwide. This is a non-profit organization used to educate and promote correctional industries. As Director of New Jersey Correctional Industries (DEPTCOR) I managed a government agency that produced products in correctional facilities employing/training 1500 inmates annually. We had a civilian staff of 120 employees and sales of over 20 million when I retired in 2007. You are probably most familiar with license plates (which we made) but we also produced all inmate clothing, metal fabricated products, road/traffic signs, office furniture, and many more items. This position required strategic planning skills and management skills. I hope to be able to help this organization in any way I can. lenblack@yahoo.com

Carol Tennison from Wichita Falls, TX. Carol was born in 1969, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2022 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Carol noted the following in the application submission: I had my Laryngectomy at the beginning of June 2022. Found out about the WebWhispers from my speech therapist at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls Texas. Would like to learn about the loaner closet. Learn more information about electrolarynx. Post Laryngectomy and stoma care. bethtennison7@gmail.com

Dorrie Dunham from Geneva, NY. Dorrie was born in 1962, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2022 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Dorrie noted the following in the application submission: My speech therapist gave me your information. I am looking for information related to being a Laryngectomee and being in touch with the Laryngectomy community. I am a 60-year-old woman. I had my Laryngectomy on January 19th, 2022, and I am 2 months out of radiation. I teach culinary arts at a tech and career center and am also a food service director for a local school district. Our family includes 4 boys and 1 girl all grown up and 8 grandchildren. I hope to learn how to navigate life once again. dorriead62@gmail.com

Ross Bock from Langley, BC. Ross was born in 1943, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. Ross noted the following in the application submission: Trying to use hands free HME without blowing the adhesive plate. rossbock@hotmail.com

Donna Jock from Jamestown, NY. Donna was born in 1966, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2020 and is currently has no voice.  Donna noted the following in the application submission: Just want to learn everything I can. donnajock7@gmail.com  

06/12/22 – 1

Wilton Bannister from Fall River, MA. Wilton was born in 1964, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2019 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. wiltonbannister@gmail.com

06/05/22 – 4

Jay Jay Smith from Lilburn, GA. Jay Jay was born in 1981, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2022 and is currently undecided on a voice. Jay Jay noted the following in the application submission: I want to know how to cope as a Laryngectomee. How to use my natural voice again. What was the best course of action to survive? jayjaysmitherenez@gmail.com

Larry Snyder from Niceville, FL. Larry was born in 1964, and is a Larynx cancer patient. larry@yfab.net

John Scott from Lake Helen, FL. John was born in 1958, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2022 and is currently has no voice. John noted the following in the application submission: Care and practical instructions. jwscott3@hotmail.com

Katherine Hajek from Mooringsport, LA. Katherine was born in 1941, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2022 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. Katherine noted the following in the application submission: Atos medical told me to contact you for assistance. ladyboom001@yahoo.com   

05/29/22 – 3

William Tobin from Nakina, ON. William was born in 1955, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses a TEP prosthesis to speak. William noted the following in the application submission: Does the mucus production ever diminish or am I to deal with this forever. Had to get rid of my kayak for safety reasons. Adjust or die I guess. william_j_tobin@hotmail.com

James Waring from Yorktown, VA. James was born in 1952, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2021 and uses Electrolarynx to speak. james_waring@yahoo.com

Cecilee Torres (SLP) from Conway, SC. Cecilee is a SLP Graduate Clinician at Tidelands Heath Neurological Rhabitation. cptorres@email.sc.edu

05/22/22 – 1

Michael Christopoulos from Anavyssos GRC. Michael was born in 1965, underwent laryngectomy surgery in 2022 and is currently has no voice. Michael noted the following in the application submission: A support group to exchange ideas. reiki123gr@yahoo.com