Wendy Wegman, MA Ed
Tourette Association of America Education Specialist, Chair
Wendy Wegman is an Education Specialist for the Tourette Association of America. In this role, Wendy provides knowledge, awareness and understanding of Tourette syndrome by speaking with parents and school personnel around the country to help best meet the needs of students with Tourette syndrome. Additionally, she presents nationally at school districts and education conferences. Prior to joining the Association, Wendy was a classroom teacher for over twenty years. Her passion and love for serving the TS community stem from her son’s personal challenges and successes with Tourette syndrome. Wendy has a BA and an MA in Education from Mills College
Colleen R. Beaudoin, M. Ed.
Instructor of Mathematics,
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
Colleen Beaudoin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education from University of South Florida and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Tampa. She was a public high school math teacher for 17 years. Since leaving the classroom, she has provided professional development, instructional support, and mentoring to mathematics teachers across the state of Florida. She is currently a Lecturer II of Mathematics at The University of Tampa, where she also serves on the Accessibility Committee to help spread awareness and assist students with disabilities. Mrs. Beaudoin has three sons, one of whom has Tourette Syndrome. In addition to being a member of the Education Advisory Board, she is a local support group leader for families. Mrs. Beaudoin was elected to the Pasco County School Board in 2016 and is currently serving as Chairman.
Amanda Coffman, MS
Special Education Teacher
Kathleen Giordano, BS
Retired educator, Tourette Association of America education consultant
Kathy Giordano is currently a Tourette syndrome education consultant and was a Tourette Association’s Education Specialist from 2003-2019. She has a background in teaching Grade 7-12 English and was the Coordinator for The Tourette Education & Support program from 1995 to 2014 at The Advocacy Center in Rochester, NY. Additionally, Kathy owned and operated Tourette Plus, providing educational and behavioral consultant services to school districts and human service agencies from 1998-2003. For over thirty years, she has presented internationally regarding Tourette Syndrome, Functional Behavioral Assessments and positive/proactive behavioral management plans. Kathy has authored numerous resources for TAA, as well as co-authoring “A Family’s Quest for Rhythm”; “Treatment and Management of Youth with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder” and several CDC Education research articles.
Margery Henning, MS, OTR/L
Licensed Occupational Therapist
Brian Lane, MA Ed
Behavioral Support Administrator
Brian T. Lane is a public school administrator and educator with 25+ years of experience at all levels (Pre-K through Adult/College). He is currently a member of the Educational Advisory Board and the Diversity Advisory Board for the Tourette Association of America. Brian serves as the 7th Grade Team Leader and Choral/Theatre Director at Stonybrook Middle School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brian has previously been an Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, and Behavior Specialist for several years in Indiana and Florida. He is an award-winning choral music and theatre educator, clinician, certified vocal music adjudicator, guest conductor, performer, and organist with experience teaching choral music and theatre throughout Indiana and Florida.
Brian was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. He is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with a Master of Arts in Education specializing in Building Level Leadership and Supervision. He received a Master of Music in Choral Conducting and his Bachelor of Music Education specializing in Choral and General Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. In his free time, Brian serves a volunteer firefighter/EMT, enjoys playing golf, is an IHSAA Official in Basketball, Baseball, and Track/Cross Country, and is a former part-time police officer.
Pamela Malley, MA, CCC-SLP
Pamela Malley is a speech-language pathologist and the parent of a child with Tourette Syndrome. She has 29 years of professional experience and has served on the Education Advisory Board for the Tourette Syndrome Association since 2011. Pam has presented nationally, providing in-services for parents, educators, and speech pathologists on various topics related to improving social, academic, and communication skills in individuals with TS. In April 2014, the Tourette Syndrome Association honored her with the 2013 Distinguished Educator Award. Her past work experience includes teaching in the university setting and serving adults and children with communication disorders in the hospital and school settings.
Jen Stenger, PhD
Helene Walisever, PhD
Helene Walisever, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and member of the Tourette Association of America Education Advisory Board, as well as co-chair of the NY Hudson Valley Chapter of the Tourette Association of America. She and several of her children have Tourette and other learning differences