Briona Daugherty’s (MS-SLP ’22) speech-language pathology (SLP) path began on board a cruise ship. Daugherty graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in theatrical performance. She studied opera and musical theater, originally wanting to be a touring singer for Broadway-style shows. After spending time as a professional singer in Las Vegas and New York City, she began a career performing on cruise ships, including five years in China, Japan, Korea and Thailand. The longer she worked on cruise ships, the more she aided other vocalists in adjusting to life onboard. This included helping entertainment employees maintain their voices for more than two hours a night in a 2,000-seat theater. After witnessing Read more
Kim Broussard, OTD, OTR, MOT, MSW is an occupational therapist, researcher and educator focused on improving the lives of older adults. She began her career in 1997 as an occupational therapist working with older adults in a skilled nursing facility in Mesquite, TX. She then worked with older adults in a variety of settings such as acute hospitals, hospice, long-term care, pain management clinics, outpatient, psychiatric and home health.
Dr. Broussard completed her Doctor of Occupational Therapy in 2016 at Texas Woman’s University, where she developed a low vision toolkit for adapting the environment for older adults.
Dr. Broussard’s clinical and research interests center on older adults with low vision, balance, pain and psychosocial difficulties. Dr. Broussard’s teaching experience includes past roles as instructor of the process of occupational therapy and clinical applications of geriatrics. Dr. Broussard joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on the Dallas, TX campus as contributing faculty in 2021 and transitioned to core faculty in 2022.