Nancy Swigert

Nancy Swigert, M.A.,CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Nancy Swigert earned her Master’s degree in 1978 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing. She was the Director of Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Care at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY, a 385-bed acute care facility, accredited by Joint Commission as a Gold Plus Performance Stroke Center. Additionally, she was the Coordinator for ASHA’s Special Interest Division 13, which encompasses swallowing and swallowing disorders. The Division has over 5400 affiliates. She also was the chair of the Healthcare Economics Committee, and was a president of the ASHA Foundation as well as ASHA President in 1998. She served as chair of the Specialty Board for Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders from 2012-2014. Her areas of interest are swallowing in adults and pediatrics, motor speech, and coding and reimbursement. She also served as a member of the adjunct faculty for the University of Kentucky and Nova Southeastern University.