Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Lori Dial Lori Dial, M.S., CCC-SLP, is beginning her 28th year as a speech-language pathologist. She has worked in public and private schools, early intervention, private outpatient clinics, private contracting, and higher education. While most of her career has been spent treating pediatric clients in Arkansas, the ages of her clients have crossed the lifespan, with one year spent in Texas treating adults with disabilities. The most rewarding outcome of her work has been time spent with the clients and their families collaborating with other colleagues to seek out the best solutions for them all. She is passionate about working with families to not only improve the abilities of the child or young adult but to improve the interactions in their homes and communities as well. Partners seems like the best place to make that happen!
Tiffany Lepard Tiffany Lepard is a board-certified genetic counselor at Partners for Inclusive Communities. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Genetic Counseling at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Tiffany is an experienced educator with over 15 years of providing genetic education to a variety of audiences. Tiffany became passionate about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders when two of her children received the diagnosis. She is dedicated to providing services and support to children and families with this disorder and is a founding member of the Specialty Diagnostic Resource center.
Natalie Welcher Natalie Welcher is an Arkansas native (Go Hogs!) and a licensed speech-language pathologist. Under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Cleveland at the University of Central Arkansas, Natalie was introduced to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). She has committed much of her work to identifying, educating, and treating children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her passions outside of work include watching sports, enjoying great food, and traveling.
Leslie Whitfield Leslie Whitefield, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with experience in primary care, hospital medicine, critical care, foster care, school-based health, and telemedicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Henderson State University, and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and is licensed in Arkansas and Texas. Leslie enjoys watching sports (especially her kids), traveling, and reading in her spare time.