Illinois Honors of the Association Awarded to John Consalvi of HealthPRO® Heritage
HealthPRO® Heritage, one of the largest independently owned therapy providers in the country, is proud to announce that John Consalvi, its Clinical VP of Pediatric and School-Based Services has received Honors of the Association from the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The award – also the highest honor bestowed on a member by the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association – recognizes active participation in and significant contributions to the professions of speech-language pathology or audiology.
“This is a great honor and I’m pleased to be selected for the award,” said Consalvi. “My life’s work has been focused on the advancement of bilingual speech-language pathology services. It’s humbling to be recognized for my efforts over the years in support of the Association’s mission.”
Consalvi was selected by the ISHA Honors Committee. The award was presented at the annual conference luncheon on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Rosemont.
John was honored previously by ISHA in 2004 when he received the “Significant Contributions to People in Illinois with Communication Disorders Award”. He has been nominated for various contributions to the state of Illinois over his 20+ year career. His passion and impact has greatly helped not only the students of Illinois, but also students across the country.
About HealthPRO® Heritage
HealthPRO® Heritage is a diversified national provider of therapy care management and consulting services across the spectrum of care. The Company operates in 30+ states, employs more than 8,000 therapists, and has earned a reputation for innovation, compliance, and sophisticated use of technology to optimize patient and business level outcomes.
About John Consalvi
Consalvi completed his Master of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science and Communication Disorders from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He founded Bilingual Therapies Inc., which he grew from a small private practice speech-language pathology agency into a nationwide staffing company. The company was ultimately acquired by a Fortune 1000 publicly traded company. Consalvi then founded Lingua Health LLC, serving as CEO for before merging with HealthPRO® Heritage. Consalvi now creates and manages a nationwide allied health professional clinical onboarding, professional development, and mentorship program for HealthPRO® Heritage.
Consalvi launched the first national speech-language pathology agency for bilingual SLPs, providing services to clients who might not otherwise receive them. He also created the first international speech-language pathology conference, published materials for clinicians serving multilingual clients, and trained and supported hundreds of bilingual SLPs over his career.
Consalvi has also worked behind the scenes to engage researchers, practitioners, and the public to the benefits of bilingual therapeutic intervention. His videos and training modules have supported Spanish language acquisition for striving emergent bilingual speech pathologists and he has worked with school districts to expand their pool of employees to deliver quality services. Consalvi supporting students who are pursuing studies in speech-language pathology. He has been a strong advocate for the provision of high-quality services for culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and his efforts have had a positive impact on children and professionals nationwide.