About us

Who we are       

Executive Committee

The Aphasia United Executive Committee is comprised of:

  • Linda Worrall
  • Nina Simmons-Mackie
  • Ellayne Ganzfried
  • Sarah Wallace
  • Miranda Rose

Advisory Committee

  • Anastasia Raymer, United States of America
  • Anthony Pak Hin Kong, United States of America / Hong Kong
  • Anu Klippi, Finland
  • Aura Kagan, Canada
  • Brooke Hallowell, United States of America
  • Christos Salis, United Kingdom
  • Clare McCann, New Zealand
  • Deborah Hersh, Australia
  • Emma Castle, New Zealand
  • Eun Jin, United States of America/ South Korea
  • Emma Ormerod, United Kingdom
  • Fabiane Hirsch, United States of America
  • Gloriajean Wallace, United States of America
  • Hope Kim, South Korea
  • İlknur Maviş, Turkey
  • Ilias Papathanasiou, Greece
  • Jackie Hinckley, United States of America
  • Jackie Stark, Austria
  • Joanie Scott, United Kingdom
  • Katerina Hilari, United Kingdom
  • Keith Lincoln, Sweden
  • Laura Murray, United States of America
  • Madeline Pritchard, United Kingdom
  • Marian Brady, United Kingdom
  • Mariko Yoshino, Japan
  • Mieke van de Sandt, The Netherlands
  • Monica Sampson, United States of America
  • Nicole Campbell, United Kingdom
  • Pam Enderby, United Kingdom
  • Roger Brown, New Zealand
  • Ruth Patterson, Canada
  • Sarah Northcott, United Kingdom
  • Sarah Scott, United Kingdom
  • Silvia Rubio-Bruno, Argentina
  • Simon Horton, United Kingdom
  • Subhash Bhatnagar, United States of America/ India
  • Tami Howe, Canada
  • Karianne Berg, Norway
  • Reem Alyahya , Saudi Arabia


The idea for Aphasia United was conceived at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2011. The need for an overarching aphasia organisation grew from the realisation that there was a lack of integrated international strategy for the advancement of aphasia science and services. Aphasia United was developed to drive change by uniting the global aphasia community through a strategic plan and shared vision.


What we do

Best Practice Recommendations

Aphasia United has developed Best Practice Recommendations for healthcare and community services involving people with aphasia.



International Summits

The first Aphasia United Summit was held in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday 11th October 2012. Summits are held every two years.

The next Aphasia United Summit will be held in Aveiro Portugal on 4th September 2018.