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Leadership

Our Leadership Team

Portrait of Erin Lamb

Erin Lamb, Ph.D., M.S., CCC/SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist who holds a Ph.D. in educational public policy, allowing her to use evidence from the fields of economics, sociology, education, and political science to serve Gateway.

Erin received both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in speech-language pathology from Loyola College in Maryland and her doctorate from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. While serving as a clinical faculty member at her alma mater, Erin managed inter-professional teams, coordinated programs, and established relationships with community partners and charitable foundations.

Erin worked in special education schools, early intervention settings, and in acute care pediatric settings (including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). She was a clinical faculty member at both Loyola University Maryland and Towson University. While working as a university clinical faculty member, she supervised a diverse caseload that included non-verbal toddlers with autism and middle school students with language and literacy challenges. She was recruited to write articles for the ASHA Leader and the ASHA Leader Blog. She has also published articles in scholarly journals. Erin taught 400-600 level coursework related to speech and language typical and atypical/delayed development.

Erin was a previous member of Executive Committee for the State Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers in Maryland and is a current member of the Advisory Board for North Bend Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore City. Erin is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In January 2017, she became a Professional Member of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) of speech-language pathology, which recognized her as a leader in inter-professional healthcare. The NAP works as an “interdisciplinary force to influence national health policy, legislation, and promote quality healthcare through cooperative advocacy, practice, education, and research”.

Erin has been recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, a prestigious award that celebrates exceptional women who have distinguished themselves professionally and as leaders in their communities, all while demonstrating a commitment to mentoring others. She was honored with this distinction in 2018 and then again in 2023. Additionally, Erin has also been acknowledged as one of the Top 10 Leaders in Diversity by the Baltimore Business Journal in 2019, a testament to her outstanding leadership skills and dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Portrait of Emilie Aguilar

In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Emilie oversees Human Resources; Information Technology; Facilities; the Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Occupational Therapy Clinic and many other day-to-day and strategic operations at Gateway.

Prior to joining the team at Gateway, she worked for almost 15 years as the Director of Program Operations for the Speech-Language Hearing Sciences Department at Loyola University Maryland managing accreditation, participating in strategic planning, recruiting and managing admission applications, supporting students, overseeing department budget and grants, maintaining facility contracts, and serving as a liaison across many University departments.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Mary Washington and a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from the Notre Dame of Maryland University. She also completed a leadership development program called Leadership Essentials through Loyola University.

Emilie is passionate about staff engagement, fostering a culture of support and communication, and optimizing processes for organizations.

Portrait of Dave Coyne

In his role as Language Access and Inclusion Director, Dave manages development, outreach, and advocacy for Gateway’s interpreting and sign language education programs.

Prior to joining Gateway, Dave worked in various roles supporting best practices in the interpreting field, mainly as an interpreter educator with a focus on interpreting skill development topics related to power, privilege, and oppression.  His most recent position was as an assistant professor at the University of Louisville.

His 16 years of teaching experience and his work as an ASL interpreter and conference presenter have furthered his research interests: social justice, allyship, and leadership topics in the interpreting field. Specifically, he is interested in the promotion of critical thinking, community-building, and principles of social justice that can re-establish, maintain and strengthen connections between interpreters and those who work with them.

Dave holds a doctorate in Urban Education Leadership from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Siena Heights University, and he completed an ASL Interpreter Training Program at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

Portrait of Dana Reinhardt

Gateway School, founded in 1957, is a nonpublic special education program that provides an evidence-based, language-rich curriculum to students with communication challenges.

Gateway executive director Erin Stauder states: “Dana’s breadth of experience and passion for data-driven and evidence-based practice will help propel Gateway’s educational programs forward as we build and integrate our early learning initiatives.”

Ms. Reinhardt began her career as an elementary school educator and built on that experience as a consultant and advocate. She joined Loyola University Maryland in 2007 and while there, worked as clinical faculty, professional development coordinator, and director of literacy programs at both the Loyola Clinical Centers and at the School of Education during her ten-year tenure.

Most recently, Ms. Reinhardt served as a director and data analyst at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. There, she designed and implemented assessment and accreditation programs within the school and represented Johns Hopkins by participating in several local and national organizations and accrediting agencies. Personally, she is a passionate advocate for children with special needs and language-based disorders. When asked about her new position, she states “I’m looking forward to advancing the great work Gateway Maryland and Gateway School have done to positively impact the lives of students, clients, families, and community.”

Ms. Reinhardt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Gettysburg College and a Master of Education with a concentration in literacy from the Loyola University of Maryland. She has advanced professional teaching certifications in elementary education, special education, early childhood education, and as a reading specialist. She resides in Baltimore County with her husband and three daughters.

Board of Directors

Officers

President
Paul Madden, Esq.

Vice President
Jay B. Turakhia

Treasurer
Ted Szczepaniak

Secretary
Michelle Goddard

Miriam Alexander, M.D., MPH
LifeBridge Health

Daniel Bailey
Penza Bailey Architects a
Studio of Prime AE Group

Corinne Bell
Teacher – retired

Mike Best
BestCare

Cindy Carson
WebMD

Chanel Duncan
NASA/Vision4STEM

Lauren Hamilton Edwards
School of Public Policy, University
of Maryland, Baltimore County

Michelle Goddard, PhD
Defense Information Systems Agency

Shrikant Iyer
Constellation

Joe Koons
LifeBridge Health

Dave Luvison
Loyola University Maryland

Paul Madden, Esq.
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Jonathan M. Pearlstein, CRPC
Pearlstein & Associates, a financial
advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, LLC

Paul Rao
Speech-Language Pathologist – retired

Lisa Shifren
Shifren Photography

Christina Snyder
Jacob William Advisory

Ted Szczepaniak
Insperity

Rodney Toulson
Restorative Practices

Jay B. Turakhia
Truist

Ashley Webb
Brown Advisory

Roy Varghese
Microsoft: Director of Azure HPC and AI Solutions

Bernie Zaworski
Mutual of America Financial Group

President’s Advisory Council

Nancy Colson Alperstein
Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Assoc.

Peter Bosworth
Bosworth Properties

Howard Hessan, M.D.
St. Agnes Hospital

Gail M. Liss, Ed.D.
Community Volunteer

Theodore R. Ochs
Community Volunteer

Miriam Zadek
Community Volunteer