Spotlight Saturday: Kathryn Shute, Senior Speech-Language Pathologist  - Hearing and Speech Agency

Spotlight Saturday: Kathryn Shute, Senior Speech-Language Pathologist

What drew you to HASA originally? Starting in graduate school, I became interested in working with people who stutter. I discovered the Center for Fluency Enhancement at HASA and knew I wanted to be part of the team. The fact that HASA is a non-profit and provides a range of services to all clients was an added bonus and made me feel even better about my decision to come here.

How long have you been affiliated with HASA and in what capacity? I have been a speech-language pathologist at HASA for almost 11 years.

What is your favorite memory with HASA? I have so many! Really anything that involves the staff coming together: the Bull and Shrimp Feast, the holiday parties, bowling nights, Across the Bay 10k. I always enjoying getting together with my colleagues.

What's the one thing you want people to know about HASA? HASA is filled with the most amazing people. Everyone who works here is dedicated to what he/she does. They care about the clients and students we serve and make that a priority. It is a wonderful environment to be in.

What are three words to describe HASA? Caring, Open, Dedicated

What is your favorite word? "Y'all" I'm from the south and it serves so many purposes!

What do you like most about HASA? My clients. They make me smile every day!

What have you gained from being affiliated with HASA? When I see the changes that people are able to make in their communication from the work that we do here, it makes me value what we do even more. I have gained an appreciation for the challenges people face on a day-to-day basis and how I may be a part of making a difference in those challenges, even if it is a small one.

Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us. I was a ski instructor for 7 years.

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