SCSHA Student Advisory Council (SAC)

Meet the Council

 Ja’Nee Abraham, Columbia College

 Ja’Nee Abraham is an undergraduate junior majoring in Speech Language Pathology at Columbia College. Ja’Nee obtained her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Allied health in 2019.  Her goal is to be able to provide the ability to be heard and enhance the voice of children who may not feel seen because they communicate differently. Her passion is in language, believing that it is not always what you say but how you say it. She spends her free time traveling with her family, cooking, trying new restaurants, and shopping. Her goal is to graduate from the program and pursue her master’s degree to become an SLP. She wants to work with Pre-School and School-aged children.


Abigail Brandt, Bob Jones University

Abigail Brandt is a first-year graduate student in the Master's of Speech Language Pathology Program at Bob Jones University. Abigail graduated with her bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Bob Jones University in 2018. She has since been working as an SLP-A and has experience working with clients in school, clinic, and telehealth settings. Abigail is continuing to work as the clinic manager at a speech therapy clinic in Greenville, South Carolina as she completes her master's degree.



 Candice Cole Columbia College 

 Candice Cole is a junior in the Speech-Language Pathology program at Columbia College. She is passionate about advocacy and communication sciences and disorders. Becoming an advocate for children with autism and other communication disorders was driven by experience with her son, who is autistic. She enjoys cooking, exploring downtown Waxhaw, NC, and spending time with her family. Her interests include working with school-age children with communication disorders and pursuing a master's degree to become a speech-language pathologist. Candice is excited to be a part of the Student Advisory Council for SCSHA and eager to learn and grow alongside her peers. 



Kayleigh Payne Bob Jones University

Kayleigh Payne is a senior Communication Disorders major at Bob Jones University. She plans to attend graduate school in Fall of 2024. Her special interests include feeding/swallowing, head/neck cancer rehabilitation, and working with patients with intellectual disabilities. She has experience in research and wellness education along with various experiences in clinic, school, and child development settings. She currently serves as Vice President of the Bob Jones University Health Sciences  Association (HSA) and plans to serve as HSA President during the Spring 2024 semester. 


Amy Roesch Medical University of South Carolina

Amy Roesch is a first-year Speech-Language Pathology graduate student at the Medical University of South Carolina from Orlando, Florida. She graduated in May of 2023 from the University of Florida with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minor in Disabilities in Society. Amy is currently a Student Ambassador for the College of Health Professions, graduate research assistant, and national NSSLHA member.


Allie Taylor, Medical University of South Carolina

Allie Taylor is a first-year Speech-Language Pathology graduate student at the Medical University of South Carolina. The New Jersey native graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Iona University in May 2023. Her path is driven by a passion for helping children and adults with disabilities in their swallowing and communication needs. She enjoys being a buddy for players in the Charleston Miracle League, spending time with friends and family, reading on the beach, and running.


Tayler Tyson, South Carolina State University

Tayler Tyson is an undergraduate senior majoring in speech pathology and audiology at South Carolina State University. In addition to being a dean’s list student, she is also a member of the Emily E. Clyburn Honors college, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., President of NSSHLA, and a Student Orientation Leader. After graduating, Tayler plans on attending graduate school to obtain a master’s degree and future plans include becoming a travel speech pathologist and eventually owning my own clinic.


The purpose of the SCSHA Student Advisory Council (SAC) is to provide the SCSHA Executive Board with bi-annual written feedback about SCSHA professional development, leadership opportunities, and programming for undergraduate and graduate students.

Nominations must be submitted by Program/Department Chairs by August 1st.  Each Program/Department Chair will nominate two students who meet the SAC membership requirements listed above.  Membership on the SCSHA SAC will begin Sept 1st and end August 31st of each calendar year.   Members will be required to serve at least 1 term and will be required to attend 2 meetings annually as well as the SCSHA Convention. SAC members will have the opportunity to apply for the following leadership positions:  SAC Chair, SAC Vice Chair and SAC Secretary.