Erin Stauder, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP
CEO / Executive Director
Erin Stauder, 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 HASA. 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."
In 2018, Erin was named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Daily Record and was featured in Baltimore's Child as a Mom on the Move. In 2019, she was named one of the Top 10 Leaders in Diversity by the Baltimore Business Journal.
Dave Coyne, ED.D., MS
Language Access and Inclusion Director
In his role as Language Access and Inclusion Director, Dave manages development, outreach, and advocacy for HASA’s interpreting and sign language education programs.
Prior to joining HASA, 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.
External Relations Director
Olga Polites, CCC-SLP
Director, Speech-Language Pathology and Hearing Health Services
Olga Polites graduated from Loyola College in Maryland and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology. She then earned her Master's Degree in Speech Pathology from Loyola College and subsequently began her career working for the Baltimore City Public School System. In 1983 Olga joined the staff at HASA.
Olga began as a speech-language pathologist in Gateway School, and she then transferred to the Clinical Services Program where she worked at The Scottish Rite Childhood Speech & Language Center. Since then, she was promoted to Director, Speech-Language Pathology and Hearing Health Services and is responsible for all audiology, speech-language pathology, and occupational therapy services.
Olga and her staff have developed the following programs: The Center for Fluency Enhancement, The Listening and Spoken Language Program, Maryland Keys to Communication, The Parent Resource Center for parents of children newly identified with hearing loss and the Cochlear Implant Lending Library for professionals working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Dana Reinhardt, M.ED.