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Hillary Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP

Hillary started her career in speech-language pathology at an outpatient private practice in Leesville, Louisiana, which served active-duty soldiers, their dependents, and military retirees.  The wide range of experience she gained in that position served her well when she moved to Ruston to marry her soulmate.  She has since worked in long-term care facilities, acute care, and home health.  In 2016, Hillary decided that she wanted to change the status quo of dysphagia treatment in North Louisiana, so she started her outpatient private practice and then created North Louisiana Swallow Solutions in 2017 to be the premier mobile FEES provider in the region.  In 2019, Hillary co-founded Dysphagia Outreach Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide meaningful assistance to individuals affected by dysphagia. In 2021, Hillary joined the Louisiana Speech-Language Hearing Association Board of Directors and is the current Immediate Past President. Hillary is the 2024-2026 Treasurer for the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP). She is also pursuing her Ed.D. in Learning and Organizational Change at Baylor University.  Hillary enjoys teaching and traveling around the country in her free time, providing high-quality lectures to medical speech-language pathologists.