Julie Dalessio, M.S., CCC-SLP
Julie spent the first part of her career working in the health care and professional liability insurance fields. Starting out in marketing and communications, she finished her time in the private sector as Operations Manager for a healthcare insurance company. In that role she oversaw business planning, budgets, audits, reporting, and administrative workflow.
After obtaining her M.S. degree in 2002, Julie moved to the service delivery side of health care, working as a speech-language pathologist across multiple clinical settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and sub-acute rehabilitation. Her specific clinical interests include family/communication partner intervention for chronic aphasia, as well as communication and swallowing interventions for patients with head and neck cancer. She received certification in FEES® for dysphagia assessment. Julie is ASHA certified and licensed to practice as a speech-language-pathologist in the state of Washington.
Julie joined the faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2006 to develop and implement the clinical fieldwork component of the M.S. program in Medical Speech-Language Pathology. Her initial responsibilities included oversight of program operations, coordination of community-based practica and internships for M.S. students, and clinical supervision. In 2010 she transitioned into a dual role as an instructor and Director of Academic and Student Services, overseeing advising and day to day operations for all of the department’s graduate and undergraduate degree programs. She also helped develop and will be launching the new M.S. program in Educational Speech-Language Pathology in 2020.
Julie has served as the Membership Committee Chair for the Washington State Speech-Language Hearing Association (WSLHA) and was the WSLHA Treasurer from 2013 - 2016.