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.

Myrna Schwartz, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Former Director – Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

Steven Fry

Contract Software Engineer

Betty Bugaj, DPT

Registered Physical Therapist – Sutter Care at Home

Prudence Ashley

Speech-Language Pathologist – Private Practice

Roberta J. Elman, Ph.D.

Executive Director – Aphasia Center of California

Grace Harvey, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist – California licensed

Mike Ravera

Retired – Chevron

Stroke Survivor

Gail Staba, M.S.

Retired, Senior Program Officer – National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Oona Ziegler

Director, Global Partnerships – Cprime