Meet SHMS' 2009 Many Are One Honoree
On May 29, 2009, Seton Hall University and The School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS)
honored Katherine F. Gallagher '75/ M.A.E. '77 at the 2009 Many Are One Alumni Awards Gala held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jersey City, NJ.
Gallagher was presented with a Many Are One Alumni Service Award for her accomplishments in the healthcare field and her commitment to the treatment of communication disorders. Having 30 years of experience in the field, she has worked with diverse populations, including children with developmental disabilities ranging from mild to the most severe to difficult to diagnosis, and hearing impaired children and adults.
Initially, Gallagher's interest in making a difference in the world of the hearing impaired was inspired by a deaf sibling. She has since made a lifelong commitment to the treatment of individuals and their families challenged by communication disorders.
As director of The Community Speech-Language and Learning Center, Gallagher leads a multidisciplinary team in completing assessments, diagnosis and individualized treatment plans. Her creativity has enabled her to develop and engineer the use of voice activated equipment which provides direct stimulation to deaf infants.
Gallagher enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with newly certified professionals and has worked at the university level and consulted with academic institutions in the development of their programs. Her supportiveness extends beyond the sharing of her vast expertise to the fiscal support needed for fundraising efforts.
Gallagher earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in speech pathology from Seton Hall and resides with her husband and family on the East End of Long Island.
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