Vote Diana Parafiniuk For ASHA SIG 18 Telepractice

Vote Diana Parafiniuk For ASHA SIG 18 Telepractice


Diana Parafiniuk Runs For ASHA’s Special Interest Group (SIG) 18: Telepractice

The E-Therapy team is thrilled to announce that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) selected E-Therapy’s founder, Diana Parafiniuk, as a candidate to run for a coordinating member position on the SIG 18 Telepractice Committee for the 2021-2023 term. We would like your support!Diana and E-Therapy are honored to receive this nomination and are excited to have the opportunity to support ASHA’s teletherapy initiatives. As a member of the E-Therapy community, we’d like to ask you to support Diana to be a leader within ASHA to advocate for you and all the SLPs working in, or having an interest in, teletherapy.SIG 18 members can support Diana by voting for her on the ASHA website. Members should have received an email from ASHA which includes a personalized link and an election passcode.Voting is open through June 24, 2020.

Innovator. Leader. Founder.

In case you do not know Diana Parafiniuk, we thought we would share her important background story, as you consider your options.In addition to her overall vision to ensure every child gets the therapy they need, as well as her “roll up her sleeves” type attitude and work ethic, Diana brings more than 20 years of experience, passion, and leadership to the SIG 18 Teletherapy role.As founder and CMO for E-Therapy, Diana has over 11 years of first-hand knowledge and experience in the teletherapy space building a pioneering and industry leading teletherapy company. In 2019, Diana was the recipient of the inaugural Women Achievers of Arizona award in recognition of her leadership in the online therapy field.Diana has expertise as a seasoned speech-language pathologist and practitioner, as well as, a myriad of hands-on leadership experience, when it comes to problem solving within the teletherapy service delivery model (which is so relevant and needed in our current climate).

“I would be so incredibly honored to serve on the ASHA SIG 18 Committee. If I am lucky enough to be elected, I will be an avid and committed advocate and team educator for SLPs and practitioners to ensure that their voices are heard and visions communicated through dedicated and attentive leadership.” — Diana Parafiniuk, E-Therapy Founder and CMO

Before Diana started E-Therapy, she was a busy speech-language pathologist working in the field directly with exceptional children throughout the state of Arizona. While driving hundreds of miles to rural schools, to reach children who needed services, she quickly identified the need for SLPs to deliver therapy in a more scalable and effective way than the traditional onsite delivery model.Out of this awareness emerged E-Therapy, a company committed to reaching many children in need of Related Services. Her vision was not just for speech therapy, but also for OT, PT, Counseling, Behavioral therapy, assessments, diagnostics, and much more.Today, along with the E-Therapy team that she has built, she delivers special education Related Services across the country. Using telelearning technology and tools, coupled with an expert team of therapists from around the U.S., E-Therapy has an extensive reach that provides therapy to under-served children, schools, and school districts in need.A true pioneer in the teletherapy space, Diana offers a collaborative, yet, determined style – she is committed to seeing results and works hard to make sure those results are achieved.When considering how to vote this year for ASHA’s SIG 18 Telepractice, we hope you consider E-Therapy’s, Diana Parafiniuk. She is an innovator, leader, and pioneer, and who will use her quiver of skills to forward the cause of ASHA and the goals of its thriving community and members.

Derek Vogel

Derek Vogel is a highly experienced and results-driven leader, currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of E-Therapy. With over 15 years of experience in executive leadership, he has a proven track record of driving business growth and success. He is skilled in business development, organizational strategy, and employee engagement and has a reputation for designing effective strategies that have consistently yielded significant increases in revenue and cost savings. He has successfully managed businesses ranging from $10M to $100M+ in annual revenue, and has experience in leading organizations through post-acquisition integration processes. Prior to joining E-Therapy, Derek was the President of AMN Healthcare’s Education Healthcare Staffing business, where he provided on-site and virtual solutions for students in need of therapy services. He is known for mentoring and developing his team members and inspiring a sense of pride and ownership in the collective success of the organization.