Change & Impact Advisory Committee

Joseph Donaher, Ph.D., is the Academic and Research Program Director of the Center for Childhood Communication at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Donaher is an Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at The University of Pennsylvania. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Currently Dr. Donaher serves as treasurer on the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. His clinical and research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of school-age children who stutter and disfluency patterns secondary to neurological conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Kia Noelle Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is the Associate Director of the Arther M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research Satellite in Atlanta, Georgia through the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Johnson specializes in Fluency and Fluency Disorders with a focus on childhood stuttering. Her research is on the examination of speech disfluencies in culturally and linguistically diverse children. She presents and publishes her research, as well as professional development topics locally, nationally, and internationally. She serves on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Black Association for Speech, Language and Hearing.

Kristen M. Peifer is a seasoned marketing and communications strategist with over 25 years of experience. She has developed integrated public relations and marketing campaigns that have successfully launched and cultivated brands through strategic partnerships and community engagement. Her national and international media relations experience has successfully increased brand awareness and equity while building strong, positive reputations for clients. As Founder and CEO of LiftU Public Relations, she serves as advisor and publicist to high-profile celebrity clients, executives and corporations.

Enjoli M. Richardson, M.S., CCC-SLP is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Austin. Enjoli holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and state licensure with Texas. She is a member of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing. Her current clinical and research interests include exploring fluency disorders within culturally and linguistically diverse populations and the usefulness of counseling approaches in speech-language pathology.