Date ArticleType
5/2/2016 Member News
Guilford, Heller, added to Board of Local Nonprofit


Voices of Hope for Aphasia
2901 1st Avenue North, Suite 101
St. Petersburg, FL 33713  

Contact: Jackie Hinckley  
(727) 249-1953

St. Petersburg, FL, Tuesday, May 3, 2016: Voices of Hope for Aphasia is proud to announce the addition of two new talented members to their Board of Directors. The nonprofit, headquartered in St. Petersburg, provides innovative programs and support to people living with communication disorders, including aphasia, due to stroke or other neurological condition.

Dr. Arthur Guilford is Regional Chancellor Emeritus from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee after retiring after 40 years of service to USF. Dr. Guilford began his career as a Speech-Language Pathologist with an extensive publication history concerning individuals with neurological communication disorders.

Dr. Bill Heller is currently Dean of the College of Education at USF St. Petersburg and Director of the Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership and Civic Engagement at USF St. Petersburg. He served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2006-2010 representing House District 52. He has long been a supporter of numerous charities and initiatives serving others in the St. Petersburg area.

“We are thrilled and honored to have these pillars of our community become part of our organization,” said Dr. Jackie Hinckley, Executive Director. “Both of these gentleman will make an important and strong contribution to our Board and the accomplishment of our mission”, added Ken Bado, President of the Board.


Voices of Hope for Aphasia ( is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in St. Petersburg, FL, that provides group and community programs for people with aphasia. The 2 million people in the United States who are living with aphasia experience the loss of the ability to understand, speak, read, or write. Individuals with aphasia have intact intelligence and are mentally competent, but have trouble finding the words they need to express themselves. The condition is similar to living in a country where you don’t speak the language.

For more information, go to: or call 727-249-1953.