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 liability insurance company. In that role she oversaw business planning, budgets, audits, reporting, and administrative workflow.
After moving to the service delivery side of health care in 2002, Julie worked 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 help implement the Medical Speech-Language Pathology graduate program. Her initial responsibilities included oversight of program operations, as well as coordination of community-based practica and internships for M.S. students. In her current role as Director of Academic and Student Services she oversees advising and day to day operations for the department’s graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
Julie has served as the Membership Committee Chair for the Washington State Speech-Language Hearing Association (WSLHA) and has been the WSLHA Treasurer since 2013.