Meet the Executive

Executive
Beth Anne Emmink

Beth Anne Emmink

Vice Chairperson

Beth Anne completed her Masters of Health Science in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Toronto in 2004. Beth Anne spent the first 14 years of her career working for a private clinic in Barrie, Ontario. During her 14 years in Barrie, Beth Anne worked with both children and adults in their homes, at school, and also in the long-term care setting. Beth Anne passionately pursued the areas of motor speech disorders, acquired brain injury, dysphagia, and degenerative disorders.

In 2018, Beth Anne accepted a position with NLESD and relocated her family to Marystown in order to be closer to home. Beth Anne became active with the NLTA SLP SIC in 2020-2021 and began the position of vice chair for CASLP-NL in September 2022.

Ashley Rossiter

Ashley Rossiter

Chair

Ashley is a Speech-Language Pathologist and certified Auditory Verbal Therapist. She works full time at the Janeway Children’s Hospital with the provincial cochlear implant team. She also runs a successful private clinic. Ashley has dedicated a tremendous amount of time to her role as Secretary since taking on the position in 2019.

Mihaela Fost

Mihaela Fost

Member at Large

Mihaela is an Audiologist employed with Western Health in Corner Brook since 1993.  She completed a Bachelor of Science degree (Biology) in 1990 and Masters of Science in Human Communication Disorders (Audiology) in 1993 at Dalhousie University.

Mihaela is a past-president of NLASLPA as well as volunteer on the Public Relations committee with NLASLPA. This is her first term serving as member at large with CASLP-NL.

Outside of her work life Mihaela enjoys hiking, camping, birdwatching and many other outdoor activities.She is the mother of two adult sons and two beautiful cats.

Allison Robbins

Allison Robbins

Council Representative

Allison Robbins received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from Memorial University (2017) and a Master of Science degree in Audiological Sciences from University College London in London, England(2019). Allison is employed as a registered audiologist with Eastern Health at the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. John's, NL. Allison dedicates her time to many professional associations, such as SAC and NLASLPA, and currently serves as co-chair of the NLASLPA conference planning committee, as well as a member of the education committee.

Outside of audiology, Allison is an experienced dance instructor and performer and holds her associate diploma in tap dance from the International Society of Teachers of Dance (2017). She teaches tap, jazz, ballet and pre-school dance and also serves as a member of the Dance Teachers' Association of NL. She has been a dance company member of TaDa!'s production of "Our Divas Do Christmas" since 2014.

This is her first term serving as council representative of CASLP-NL.

councilrep@caslpnl.ca

Anneliese Ellis

Anneliese Ellis

Secretary

Anneliese has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre for the last 19 years.  She has completed a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature (1998) and Master of Speech-Language Pathology (2000), both at the University of Alberta.  She has worked on the Northern Peninsula and in Labrador, making her a pretty lucky person.

She has served on the NLASLPA Executive for several terns as treasurer and has volunteered with other non-profit organizations.  This will be her first term with CASLP-NL.

In her spare time, she enjoys camping with her family, hiking, and pretending to be a drummer in the comfort of her own home.

Devon Taaffe

Devon Taaffe

Treasurer

Devon Taaffe is a clinical audiologist originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Devon graduated from Dalhousie University in 2011 with his masters in Audiology. He is a clinical educator for Dalhousie and Western University MSc Audiology programs. His graduate work in the area of cochlear gene therapy was published in the Journal “Gene Therapy” in 2011. His professional interests include adult amplification, tinnitus management, cortical reorganization, neuro-plasticity and student mentorship. He currently holds the position of hearing centre manager at the Costco Wholesale Hearing Centre in St. John’s, NL.

in his personal life, Devon is an avid outdoors person who enjoys camping, exploring, and adventuring with his spouse and two sons. He is also a keen sports enthusiast and animal lover with a dog and cat at home. He is new to the board and is starting his first term as treasurer in 2023.