Missouri RiteCare is well represented among the many Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists in the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association community but even more so in 2019! Jacob Gutshall, MHS, CCC-SLP, Director of the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic at Maryville University, is the current President of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association and leading the charge for advocacy for children in Missouri with communication challenges. Jacob, is a 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia Masters of Health Sciences program – where he made the decision to become a pediatric therapist during his practicum experience at the Scottish Rite Robert G. Combs Language Preschool. Jacob then went to work for the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic straight out of Graduate School and has been serving the RiteCare mission ever since! Jacob exemplifies the Scottish Rite Mission to “help children communicate” and works to reach the at-risk and underserved children in the Valley of St. Louis as well as the State level.
“Being involved in the mission of the RiteCare has allowed me to grow professionally as we strive to improve the lives of children with communication disorders. But at the same time, while observing the men and women on our Walker Scottish Rite Clinic board, I’ve received informal training on what can be accomplished through servant leadership and collaborative service. A girl with disabilities said it well, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller
For more information about Missouri RiteCare and the programs operating in your Valley, please visit www.moritecare.org to contact Jacob directly or the Clinic Director in your Valley.