Elizabeth became interested in working with laryngectomees in graduate school and furthered this pursuit during her clinical training at The Cleveland Clinic. She was an Adjunct Instructor at Cleveland State University. She has worked with several major metropolitan hospitals and engaged in private practice with local ENT physicians. Elizabeth initiated and developed alaryngeal speech instruction programs during these affiliations. She assisted local Lost Chord Clubs with laryngectomee speech rehabilitation. Elizabeth has been on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Laryngectomees and is listed as an Instructor of Alaryngeal Speech in the IAL Directory. She has served on the TLA Board and faculty for over 25 years. As a speech-language pathologist Elizabeth presented at the state, national and international levels including the National Cancer Voice Institute of Mexico City. She holds a B.A. and a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.