Bio: Paul Rao received his BA in Philosophy from St. Vincent College, his MA in Speech Pathology from Catholic University, and his PhD in Hearing & Speech from the University of Maryland. Rao retired as VP of Operations and Compliance at National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington DC in 2014. He has served as a Rehab imitation Consultant since his retirement. Dr. Rao was elected President of The American Speech Language Hearing Association in 2011. Rao is the Immediate Past Chair of The Board of The Children’s Guild. He has served as a Visiting Professor at both Loyola College and Gallaudet University.