Congratulations to Bridgeway Academy’s Directors, Abigail S. David and Erin K. Nealy, selected for inclusion in the 2013 class of Business First’s 40 Under 40. This group of young professional’s selected through a competitive application process, is recognized for their commitment to, and involvement in, the Columbus community.
Erin K. Nealy, MT-BC (right)
Erin K. Nealy, MT-BC, Bridgeway Academy Co-Founder and Co-Director is a board certified music therapist and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy from the University of Dayton, where she was trained in voice, piano, guitar and flute.
Erin’s clinical experiences include extensive treatment of children with Autism Spectrum disorder as well as individual and group work with children ages 0 – 19 years in typical and special education settings, with physical and developmental disabilities; adults in psychiatric treatment facilities; and older adults in community and skilled nursing care facilities. She has served in settings such as the Children’s Medical Center (Dayton, OH) and Fairfax Count y Public Schools (Farifax, VA).
Erin has presented on Autism, Music Therapy, Special Education and variety of other topics at various locations around the central Ohio area. She has also worked with several different school districts as a clinician and consultant before founding Helping Hands Center for Special Needs, now Bridgeway Academy.
Abigail S. David, M.S. CCC/SLP (left)
Abigail S. David, M.S. CCC/SLP, Bridgeway Academy and Co-Director has been employed in the State of Ohio as a Speech language Pathologist since 1998. She has extensive experiences treating children with Autism in the areas of speech and language development with a focus on social/pragmatic language skills, receptive and expressive language development and articulation.
Abby worked for the Wisconsin Early Autism program as a lead therapist from 1994 – 1998 while completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education and Speech Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Abby worked in the public schools as a Speech Language Pathologist for students from pre-K to 5th grade who had fluency issues, voice disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Abby has also had a wide range of experience working in private practice with children from 10-months to 12 years old with a range of disabilities. She enjoys incorporating oral motor, sensory integration, augmentative communication, picture boards, sign language, play therapy and high energy and enthusiasm to best meet the needs of her clients.
Bridgeway Academy Board of Trustees
Effective January 1, 2018
Bridgeway Academy’s Board of Director’s recently approved a Strategic Plan for January 2017 – January 2020, detailing the main strategic goals for the organization for the next three years. Click here to see a copy of the Strategic Plan.
William Root, Resch, Root & Philipps, LLCB
Robert Shenton, Plante Moran
Chris Henry, JPMorgan Chase
Treasurer, Chair, Finance Committee
Kourtni Hatton, United Way of Central Ohio
Rose Lawyer, Huntington
Chair, Governance Committee
Lina Attaie, Nationwide
Matthew Huffman, Liberty Township Administrator
Dave Moffatt, Prentke Romich (Board of Directors)
Dan Mushalko, WCBE 90.5 FM
Rick Schostek, Honda North America, Inc.
Bridgeway Academy is always looking for qualified corporate and community members to join our Board of Directors. If you are interested in learning more about Board membership, please contact Erin Nealy at firstname.lastname@example.org