Julie Kobak, MA, CCC-SLP received her B.S. and M.A. at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She has been a certified and licensed speech language pathologist for 19 years and was formerly employed as Vice President of Clinical Education at Passy-Muir, Inc. She has worked with tracheostomized and ventilator dependent patients at both pediatric and adult rehabilitation hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation. As a clinical educator, she has provided numerous lectures and inservices on the topic of tracheostomy and Passy-Muir® Speaking Valves at hospitals and conferences nationally and internatinally. Julie has also worked as a clinical supervisor and educational supervisory liaison at Kent State University.

Disclosure:
Financial - Julie Kobak was employed by Passy-Muir and received a salary at the time the course was recorded.
Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.