Dylan, is a speech-language pathologist with over 35 years of experience specializing in progressive geriatric communication disorders and also credentialed in nursing home administration. Her mother’s fight with Parkinson’s disease inspired and motivated Dylan to develop an innovative therapeutic approach culminating in the Aspen publication of “Reimbursable Geriatric Service Delivery, A Functional Maintenance Therapy System,” which became a best seller in her profession. And her husband’s long struggle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease resulted in, not only the award winning article, “Sharing the Load” published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), but also “Skunk Tales Trilogy,” published by Red Engine Press. Dylan also received national recognition from ASHA for her work with the government in the development of the quality and payment system currently used in long-term care. She sat on several community, professional and editorial boards throughout her career.
After her husband’s passing, and retirement from professional life, Dylan became a community leader, sitting on Parks and Recreation boards, improving the township’s park system, promoting green efforts and all the while, expanding her writing, intent on exposing a potential environmental predator—unconventional natural gas hydraulic fracturing and its infrastructure. Walking her talk, Dylan testifies at DEP, EPA and local governmental public hearings. She supports many environmental organizations and writes a monthly article under the heading “Good Green News,” for a local magazine.