Kelly Root
M.Sc., S-LP(C)

Director

Assistant Professor (Professional) and Coordinator of Clinical Education
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University

Montreal, Quebec

Believing in a synergetic and interprofessional approach, Kelly’s work with people with complex acquired communication disorders and dysphagia, and her work mentoring student clinicians from coast to coast, is collaborative and empowerment focused. She looks forward to working with SAC members to unify and strengthen their voice, increase accountability, and advocate for communication health as a basic human right. Having worked and lived across Canada in both official languages and volunteered with the Canadian accrediting body of S-LP and Audiology programs, Kelly brings a pan Canadian perspective to the board. In her current role of Assistant Professor (Professional) and Coordinator of Clinical Education at The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University, Kelly has taken on leadership roles at the school, faculty, and national level – gaining experience in the area of governance and development of policies and procedures.

Prior to joining McGill, Kelly practiced as an S-LP at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. Additionally, she volunteered with newcomers to Canada to improve access to employment. She has travelled internationally partnering with communities developing S-LP services. Kelly is passionate about equity and access to healthcare and education and will bring this passion to her work on the board.

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