Co-Founders and Co-Directors
Julie Raynor, M.A., CCC-SLP, has been a speech-language pathologist since 1986, working in a variety of settings. She currently is employed through Reeths-Puffer Public Schools in Muskegon, MI. Julie became interested in helping young people who stutter in 2007 when her young daughter woke up from a nap with a sudden and severe stutter. Since that time Julie has participated in numerous workshops and conferences dealing specifically with fluency. Julie has an extensive history of experience with summer camps first as an enthusiastic camper, camp staff member and volunteer for a variety of summer residential and day camp programs. Julie has been the recipient of multiple awards throughout her professional career including: Best Buy Teach Award, MEA Exceptional Person in Community Service, Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education, and National Life Group LifeChanger of the Year. Julie enjoys spending time with her two daughters who have been a part of Camp Shout Out since the beginning. She also enjoys running, reading and working in her garden.
Kristin A. Chmela, M.A., CCC-SLP BCS-F feels her passion and dedication in helping children who stutter for over thirty years stems from her own experiences growing up with stuttering. She is a certified fluency specialist, and is nationally and internationally recognized for her work with children. After collaborating with a special recreation organization and developing Camp Speak Up in the Chicago area, Kristin chose to evolve this hands-on treatment and training program within a recreational, overnight summer camp environment with colleague Julie Raynor. Kristin develops and facilitates the Training and Therapeutic Programs at Camp Shout Out. Along with her additional faculty and colleagues, she spearheads a hands-on experience supporting critical thinking and positive evolution of participants’ communication skills. Kristin spends most of her time serving clients at the Chmela Fluency Center in the Chicago suburbs. She collaborated extensively with the Stuttering Foundation on published videos for teachers, children who stutter, and parents, and is senior author of The School-Age Child Who Stutters: Working Effectively with Attitudes and Emotions. She co-authored with mentor June Campbell, Working With School-Age Children Who Stutter: Basic Principle Problem Solving, and has published several fluency products. Kristin provides consultations and workshops and was former Chair of the American Board of Fluency Disorders. She intensively studies yoga and mindfulness, and along with her husband Tom, enjoys spending time at her Michigan home, ballroom dancing, and visiting her two grown daughters.
June H. Campbell, M.A., CCC-SLP BCS-F, member of the initial cadre of Board Recognized Fluency Specialists, has devoted much of her career to providing services to individuals with fluency disorders and their families. She has been influential in developing differential evaluation and treatment procedures and in the training of graduate students and professionals. Ms. Campbell began her career as a school-based clinician, and continued as a lecturer and clinical supervisor for twenty-five years at Northwestern University, where she spearheaded the school-age stuttering program. She has presented at local, national, and international levels and currently works in private practice in Carmel, California. She co-founded and taught the initial two-week Specialist Workshop co-sponsored by The Stuttering Foundation and Northwestern University for eighteen years, co-authored Stuttering Therapy, Rationales and Procedures with Dr. Hugo Gregory, Diane Hill M.A. CCC-SLP and Carolyn Gregory, M.A. CCC-SLP and Working With School-Age Children Who Stutter: Basic Principle Problem Solving with Kristin Chmela, M.A. CCC-SLP BCS-F.
Tom Chmela, M.A., Ed., received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from Aurora College and his Masters of Education-Sports Administration from Eastern Illinois University. He taught Physical Education at Evanston Township High School for over thirty-three years, developing and implementing curriculum for Adaptive and Developmental Learning Programs, and instructing the Adventure Education Course, Junior Leadership and Senior Leader Programs. He holds a Certification in Adventure Education and has coached soccer for more than thirty-six years at the youth, high school, Elite Travel, and college levels. In addition to teaching, Tom has co-implemented workshops for children who stutter and their families incorporating a team building approach with his wife, Kristin.
Lynne Shields, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F recently retired as a professor in the Communication Disorders & Deaf Education department at Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Her work there included teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising in the clinic, and serving as the speech-language pathology graduate program director. She holds certification as a specialist in fluency disorders and served on the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Lynne lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband. She has four children and five grandchildren. Hobbies include gardening, reading, knitting and spoiling her grandchildren. She continues to work part time as a clinician with people who stutter.
Derek E. Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He received his master's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston (2002), and PhD in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University (2007). Derek has been a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist since 2002, and has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stuttering. He also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Fluency Disorders. Derek is a person who stutters, provides clinical services for people who stutter, and supervises graduate student training in stuttering through Wayne State University's Speech and Language Outpatient Clinic. He has participated in many self-help events, workshops, and clinical training programs for people who stutter. Derek's research focuses on public perceptions of people who stutter, identity construction and self-image, and psychosocial experiences, and he is widely published in these areas. His hobbies include creative writing (poetry), listening to 80s music, discussing 80s television shows, and listening to country music.
Sarah Penzell, M.A., CCC-SLP is a lecturer and clinical supervisor at Northwestern University. Prior to working at Northwestern, Sarah was a rehabilitation speech-language pathologist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan AbilityLab). Sarah’s primary clinical interests are in the areas of fluency and fluency disorders, acquired neurogenic communication disorders, and transgender voice and communication. At NU she teaches the course Adult Neuromotor Speech Disorders and regularly guest lectures in several other courses, including Fluency and Fluency Disorders. She is also pursuing clinical doctorate at NU. To help promote education about fluency and fluency disorders to speech-language pathologists, graduate students, clients, and the community, Sarah is involved with hosting and participating a wide variety of fluency events. She is a founding member of the Chicago Fluency Interest Group, which meets several times a year at Northwestern. She is proud to be a member of the Camp Shout Out family. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her daughters and exploring different styles of dance.
Laura Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP BCS-F has been a facilitator at CSO since 2014. She currently works as an SLP with the Madison Metropolitan School District and also provides fluency consultations and training for colleagues. In addition, Laura provides private therapy services for individuals of all ages with fluency disorders. Laura is an adjunct lecturer in Fluency Disorders at the University of Wisconsin/Madison graduate program and also taught the Fluency Disorders graduate class at the University of Wisconsin/Whitewater. Laura has been a speaker on Fluency Disorders at the ASHA national convention, the Ohio State Speech and Language convention and the Wisconsin State Speech and Language convention. She recently co-wrote an article about working with stuttering in the schools with Kristin Chmela for the publication Seminars in Speech and Language.
Jaime Michise, M.S., CCC-SLP has been a speech-language pathologist for the past eight years. She began her career at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she was a member of the fluency team. Presently, Jaime is an active candidate for her board certification as a fluency specialist. Recently, Jaime spent two years living and working in Nagoya, Japan. In addition to working with children and families in the international community, Jaime studied Japanese and was able to experience firsthand the challenges that can accompany communication difficulties. Jaime now lives in Frisco, Texas and is in the process of establishing a private practice working with people who stutter. Additionally, she continues to work with children and families internationally. Jaime has presented at international, national, state, and local conferences and has published on the topic of stuttering and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with friend and colleague, Scott Palasik. Jaime has been a part of Camp Shout Out since it started in 2011 and she is thankful to be involved in such a life-changing program! In her free time, Jaime enjoys running, yoga, and traveling with her husband, Kaz.
Steven Moates, SLP.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Education for the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He teaches courses in voice, resonance, and stuttering and has a strong interest in helping children with fluency disorders. Steve is an active candidate for his board certification in fluency disorders. He serves as a Regional Chapter Coordinator for the National Stuttering Association. Steve has been involved with Camp Shout Out for the past several years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his son Riley, fly fishing, and camping in the mountains.
Scott Palasik, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor at the University of Akron, where he teaches many courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, performs clinical supervision, and is the director of the Mindfulness ACT and Social Cognition of Stuttering Lab. Scott has been a Team Facilitator at Camp Shout Out for the past several years. As a person who stutters himself, Scott sees the value in creating a community of effective communicators that engage with each other in order to grow and evolve. Outside of Camp Shout Out, Scott presents around the country and world about how Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be used clinically with people who stutter as well as those with other communication disorders. He also is a documentary co-writer and creative collaborator for the film WHEN I STUTTER (2017) and a producer for the future documentary, SHOUT OUT about the Camp Shout Out program.
Erik X. Raj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who works with individuals who stutter. He is currently an assistant professor and clinical supervisor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, where he conducts research that focuses on exploring computer and Internet technologies and its implementation to stuttering therapy and the education of fluency disorders. Erik regularly presents national and international workshops demonstrating how speech-language pathologists can use technology to motivate and teach clients with various communication disorders. As a proud member of the Camp Shout Out family since 2016, he genuinely enjoys the opportunity to connect with and learn from all of the fantastic campers, speech-language pathologists, and volunteers. When he isn't dreaming about the magic that is Camp Shout Out, you can find him tinkering with computers, studying the Polish language, and spending quality time with his terrific wife, Natalie, and his awesome son, Robert.
Rob Reichhardt, M.A., CCC-SLP has been involved with Camp Shout Out for several years. The kids and entire Camp Shout Out family inspire Rob to continue to grow and improve both personally and professionally. Rob has worked at Cincinnati Children's hospital for more than 12 years and has served as leader of their Fluency Team several times. Recently, Rob accepted the role as Mentoring Council Coordinator within the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children's helping to oversee clinical training across a variety of specialty areas. He has presented on the diagnosis and treatment of stuttering at the Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan state conferences as well as at ASHA. Rob has also served as an active leader for the Fluency Friday program in Cincinnati for over 12 years. Fluency Friday is an annual therapeutic day program for children who stutter and their families. Rob lives with his dog and two cats in Cincinnati and enjoys exploring the wilderness, gardening, volunteering and working on a children's book series.
Ana Paula G. Mumy, MS, CCC-SLPis a trilingual speech-language pathologist and clinical assistant professor in the Speech-Language-Hearing department at the University of Kansas. She facilitates the clinical team in the Language Acquisition Preschool and the fluency team at the Schiefelbusch clinic. Ana Paula also teaches the graduate Fluency Disorders course at KU and leads an adult chapter of the National Stuttering Association. She has been a part of the CSO family since 2015. She is currently pursuing a clinical doctorate as well as board certification as a fluency specialist. Ana Paula enjoys singing, writing, and traveling with her husband and two awesome kids.