khaley Katarina Haley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of adults with left hemisphere brain injury. Her greatest areas of interests include the perceptual, motor, and language mechanisms that influence speech production in aphasia and apraxia of speech; the development of quantitative speech assessment procedures for clinical applications; and the development of procedures and materials to support self-determination in people with aphasia. She teaches courses in aphasia, neurologic communication disorders, and research design.  Contact information: (919) 966-9460
ajacks Adam Jacks, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. He teaches courses in speech science and neuromotor speech disorders. His research focuses on understanding the link between neuropathology and behavioral manifestations of neurological speech disorders, investigating novel interventions for people with aphasia, and identifying factors associated with improved quality of life with aphasia. After receiving MS and PhD degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral neuroimaging at The Research Imaging Institute at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.  Contact information: (919) 966-9464
Williams Sharon Williams, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. She also holds an appointment as a research scientist with The Center on Aging and Diversity. Her research focuses on aging, family functioning and processes in caregiving families, and end of life communication within families and with health care providers. She received a BS and MS in Communication Disorders and a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies. She also completed a gerontology postdoctoral fellowship at The Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Contact information: (919) 966-9562
Harmon Tyson Harmon, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Ph.D. student and research assistant in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill interested in neurologic communication disorders. He is particularly interested in the assessment and treatment of aphasia. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies at UNC, he completed his clinical fellowship at a hospital in Texas and obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

Marcia Rodriguez, MSP, CCC-SLP, is a research speech-language pathologist (SLP) working with CARD. Marcia is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master’s degree in speech pathology and a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing handicapped education from SUNY Plattsburgh. She received certification as a Brain Injury Specialist and has over 25 years of experience working in physical rehabilitation with adolescents and adults. Her specialty experience includes traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological disorders, and dysphagia. Marcia is co-author of articles published on stroke and prevention of aspiration pneumonia and presented at ASHA national and state conventions. Previously she was Director of CARF-accredited Pediatric and Brain Injury Programs and Director of Speech Pathology at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital in Melbourne, Florida. Prior to joining CARD, she worked as an outpatient SLP at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in the Raleigh area. Marcia celebrates every step of recovery with her clients and incorporates “real life” techniques and computer technology into her treatment sessions. She works hand-in-hand with clients and their families providing education and positive support to meet individual goals. Contact information: (919) 525-1396

Roth Heidi Roth, M.D. M.A., is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology. She is board certified in neurology and in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. Her clinical and research interests include memory and sleep, diagnosis and treatment of language disorders and aphasia, and hemispheric asymmetries and sleep. She is a neurology consultant to the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders and co-investigator on research projects examining brain-behavior relationships. Contact information: (919) 966-8168
jwomack Jenny Womack, MA MS OTR/L SCDCM is an associate professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and has been a practicing clinician in neurorehabilitation for over 20 years. She has a particular interest in issues of community participation with a focus on community mobility and transportation issues. She is also a folklorist interested in performance communities. Jenny serves as occupational therapy consultant to the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders and has been a co-PI on the L!V Cards project. Contact information: (919) 843-4463
McCulloch Karen McCulloch, PhD, PT, NCS is clinical professor in the Division of Physical Therapy. Her clinical experience is with neuromuscular rehabilitation with survivors of stroke and brain injury, emphasizing return to community based activities. Her research background has included test development for balance and motor function, as well as intervention studies to improve motor skills for higher level mobility and upper extremity control to allow participation in life activities. She serves as a consultant to the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders and has been a co-investigator on the L!V Cards project