Board of Directors

The board of directors for the Aphasia Center of California includes both experts in the field of aphasia and those personally affected by aphasia. The Aphasia Center is committed to giving all program participants a “voice” in program planning, and service on the board is one way that we ensure ongoing feedback and input from those we serve.

Patricia Santanna

Caregiver – Aphasia Center of California
Billing Coordinator, Berkeley Research Group

Steven Fry

Software Engineer, GE Digital

Magdalena Brink

Senior Program Manager – McKesson Corporation

Betty Bugaj, DPT

Registered Physical Therapist,  Sutter Care at Home

Roberta J. Elman, Ph.D.

Executive Director – Aphasia Center of California

Mary Lew

Caregiver - Aphasia Center of California
Retired Coordinator - Reed Smith LLP

Patricia Terry Olson, MA, MPH

Stroke Survivor

Myrna Schwartz, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Former Director – Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute