Julia Ellerston, MA, CCC-SLP
Julia Ellerston, MA, CCC-SLP is the newest member of our voice team. She completed her bachelor's degree, a double major in vocal music and communication disorders, and her master's degree in speech-language pathology at The University of Northern Iowa. She completed graduate research comparing effects of vocal function exercises and partial vocal tract occlusion exercises in asymptomatic college-age recreational singers. Recently, Julia was appointed an instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. Julia has lectured around her native state of Iowa on the subjects of voice and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) to various audiences. As a classically trained soprano, Julia has also performed in a variety of venues and locations, including Italy, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Margaret Baroody, MM
Margaret Baroody, MM, widely recognized for her work with injured voices, is also a highly respected singing teacher who maintains a busy private studio. Ms. Baroody has written frequently on the subject of singing, particularly with regard to the injured voice and vocal health. She is the author of over 25 published articles on voice. She is also a contributing author to numerous articles and books including Vocal Health and Pedagogy and Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care. Ms. Baroody has demonstrated her commitment to the vocal health and training of the professional voice community, with particular focus on public school teachers, by presenting lectures and numerous in-service programs.
Ms. Baroody is a professional mezzo-soprano with extensive performance experience in opera, oratorio and recital. She received her undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, her master of music from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and she was a four-year scholarship student at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
Michelle Horman, MA, CCC-SLP
Michelle Horman, MA, CCC-SLP, has been associated with PENTA since 1998 as a voice pathologist and singing voice specialist, and has recently been appointed an instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. She holds a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from the Catholic University of America and a master of arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a contributing author for chapters in Professional Voice: Science and Art of Clinical Care (R.T. Sataloff, MD, DMA) and the upcoming Voice Therapy Workbook (A. Behrman, J. Haskell, eds.), and has contributed to ASHA’s publication: Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders,. She was involved in research on Cepstral Peak Prominence, published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. She is also an actress who performs regionally. She is currently working on her teaching certification in the Fitzmaurice Voicework method.
Bridget Rose, MA, CCC-SLP
Bridget Rose, MA, CCC-SLP, is the newest speech pathologist to Philadelphia Ear Nose & Throat Associates.
Reinhardt Heuer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Reinhardt Heuer, PhD, CCC-SLP has been on the faculty of Temple University Graduate Program in speech-language pathology for many years. He joined our staff in 1989. He currently serves as Clinical Professor at Temple University and Thomas Jefferson University.