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Lary’s Speakeasy Facebook Group

Over 4,000 members – The largest laryngectomy Facebook group in the world
Providing Hope for the Future by Supporting and Educating Each Other, our Families and the Medical Community serving the larygectomee community.
Private group – Open to all laryngectomees, their caregivers/relatives, physicians, and SLPs
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Larys.speakeasy

Lary’s Virtual Speakeasy

Monthly Zoom meeting of Laryngectomees, caregivers, and SLPs
1st Wednesday of every month
6:00PM EST / 5:00PM CST / 4:00PM MST / 3:00PM PST
Meeting ID: 827 8528 2103
Passcode: 337481
Contact: Steve Cooper
email: Steven.Cooper@Larysspeakeasy.org
Zoom link: http://bit.ly/3S436oj

(Listed alphabetically by U.S. state, by country outside U.S.)

ALABAMA

  • Montgomery: The Montgomery Laryngectomee Association.
    Registered member club contact: Pat Morgan 334-272-2900

ARIZONA

  • Gilbert: SPOHNC group at Banner MD Anderson, every 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • Phoenix: Desert Voices of Mayo, Phoenix AZ
    Contact: David Hughes
    24130 South Sunbrook Drive Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
    Phone: 480.802.9779
    email: daveannehughes@wbhsi.net
    Meeting Information: Mayo Clinic Hospital
    5777 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054
    Noon 3rd Wednesday monthly
    Inquire at front desk on meeting room.
  • Tucson: Nu-Voice Club of Southern Arizona.
    Contact: Paul Sikora 520-603-9686 email: pjs3_2000@yahoo.com

ARKANSAS 

  • Little Rock: Lost Chord Club of Central Arkansas
    Contact: Carl Ray
    109 Arapaho Place, Jacksonville AR 72077
    Phone: 501.982.1687
    Alternate Contact: Lisette Black
    Phone: 501.676.6307
    Meeting Information:
    American Cancer Society
    901 North University
    Little Rock, AR 72207

    Call as Needed

CALIFORNIA

  • Huntington Beach: Orange County Lost Chord Club
    Contact: Geoff Merriday, President
    (714) 801-4017
    18685 Main Street, Ste 101-326, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    email: oclcc.email@andno_lary
    Zoom meetings every Monday at 11:00 AM PST. Live meeting on the first Monday of the month (except on holidays) starting at 10:00 AM with SLP Irene Hennessy followed normal meeting (also on Zoom)
  • Duarte: City of Hope- Voices of Hope Laryngectomy Group,
    Contact: Kelly Hansen at kehansen@coh.org
  • Los Angeles: NuVoices, Los Angeles In Partnership with the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology in the Keck School of Medicine
    Contact:Marilou Percival, President
    email:Luluemerald867@gmail.com
    Contact: Brenda Capobres Villegas, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Keck Medicine of USC
    1450 San Pablo Street, Suite 5100
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    Phone: 323.442.7432
    email: Brenda.Villegas@med.usc.edu
    Meeting Information:
    Website:
    https://www.nuvoicesla.org/
    When: Meets the 2nd Saturday of every month, 10 am to noon
    Where: Silver Conference Room, Keck Hospital of USC,
    1500 San Pablo St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
  • Redding: Vibra Hospital of Northern California
    Contact: Shanti Chapman 530-245-4128
    email: schapman@vhnorcal.com
  • Sacramento: 49er Lost Chord Club
    Contact: Michael Hayden
    Phone: 916.220.0207
    email: mlh.hayden51@yahoo.com
    Meeting Information:  UC Davis Med Center
    7th Floor Conference Room
    2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
    1st Thursday, Monthly, 1:00 P.M.
  • San Francisco: Inactive/Available
  • Santa Ana: Orange County Lost Cord Club,
    American Cancer Society Ste. 100, 1940 E. Deere St
    Contact: Ron Langseth 714-454-0911,
    email: rlangset@att.net

COLORADO

  • Westminster: Laryngectomee Club of Metro Denver, St. Anthony Hosp.
    Contact: Harvey Thoutt 303-419-3078
    email: harvey@thouttandsons.com​

CONNECTICUT

  • Norwich: Tri County New Voice Club,
    W.W. Backus Hospital, Medical Office Building Conference Room, 330 Washington St.
    (Serving Washington County, RI, as well as Windham & New London Counties in CT) meets 2:00-4:00 PM 3rd Sunday
    Contact: Carl A. Strand Jr., 860-536-6844
    email: cstrandjr@gmail.com​

DELAWARE

  • NEWARK: Blue Hen Speak Easy Laryngectomy Club
    Contact: Pete Sullivan (Christina Hospital)
    Address: 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd Newark, DE 19718-6001
    Phone: 302.623.4026
    Meeting Information:
    Helen F Graham Cancer Center
    4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd Newark, DE
    12:00 – 1:00 PM 3rd Thursday, Monthly (302.428.6999)

FLORIDA

  • Cocoa Beach: Space Coast Nu Voice Club 
    Contact: Robert Smiley
    Address: 6405 Dallas Avenue Port St. John, FL 32927
    Cell: 321.536.0831
    email: rjsmiley1940@att.net
    Meeting Information: Holmes Regional Medical Center Melbourn, FL3:00 PM as needed (Please Call or email)
  • Coral Springs: The Outspoken of South Florida
    Contact: Demetrio Mediavilla
    email: dmediavilla1@gmail.com
    Meets the third Wednesday of each month
  • Daytona Beach: Nu Voice Club of Daytona Beach
    Contact: Jack Thomas
    email: jthomas316@cfl.RR.com
    Gloria Singleton email: gloglo.69@att.net
    Margaret Beck email: magoo1259@gmail.com. 
  • Fort Lauderdale: New Voice Club of S. Florida
    Contact: Mike R. 954-319-1555
    email: smile24@comcast.net
  • Fort Lauderdale: New Voice Club of South Florida
    Contact: Earl Mogk 954-319-1555
    email earlmogk@ymail.com
  • Fort Myers: Southwest Florida Laryngectomy Club
    Contact: Marek Paw
    email: marek.paw@atosmedical.com
    Meets every other month
  • Ocala: Nu Voice club of Ocala
    Contact Alfonso Gonzalez 352-553-5256
    email: agon475@gmail.com
  • Orlando: New Voice Club of Orlando at UF Health Cancer Center
    Contact: Linda Stachowiak 321-841-8726
  • Orlando: Sunshine State Lary Club
    Contact: Linda Stachowiak
    email: Linda.Stachowiak@orlandohealth.com
    Meets last Wednesday of each month
  • Tampa: Chatterbox 
    Contact: Erin Guidera 813-745-8449
    email: erin.guidera@moffitt.org
    Meets monthly August-May, the second Monday of the month 1:30-3 pm at Moffitt Cancer Center 

GEORGIA

  • Atlanta: New Voices ATL
    Contact: jenna.hall@emoryhealthcare.org
    Emory Winship Midtown
    5th floor conference room
    36 Linden Avenue NE
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    Meets the last Thursday of the month
  • Atlanta: The Greater Atlanta Voice Masters
    Contact: Janice Hayes 404-259-5897 
    email Jhaze1071@aol.com
    Meets first Monday of every month from 5-6 pm at
    WellStar Kennestone Outpatient Rehabilitation Center 100 Lacy Street NW Building 200, Marietta Ga 30060 This group also provides a GoToMeeting video and audio conference link for the meetings to include people from all over the state of Georgia that may not be able to attend in person.

​IOWA

  • Clinton: Mercy Medical Center Conference Room C
    Contact: henrekim@mercyhealth.com
    563-244-358
  • Des Moines: Chatter Box Lost Chord Club of Central Iowa
    Contact: Melinda 575-266-6805
    email marvinv@aol.com

ILLINOIS

  • Belleville: NuVoice club of Southern Illinois, Memorial Hospital
    Contact: Gwen Haake, SLP
    618-767-3936
    email: gwen.haake@bjc.org
  • Chicago: Available
  • Chicago: Voices of Mercy at Mercy Hospital
    Contact: Nina Shahin 312-567-5558
    email: nshahin@mercychicago.org
  • Chicago: Living with Head & Neck Cancer
    Contact: Jayme Cappa 773-296-7988
    email: jayme.cappa@advocatehealth.com
  • Downers Grove: Bastian Voice Group
    Contact: Dan Konz 630-515-9738
    email: youmeinc@comcast.net
  • Maywood: Loyola Voice Group, Loyola University
    Contact: Sarah Kramer 708-216-3773
    email: sakramer@iumc.edu

INDIANA

  • Indianapolis: Hoosier Anamilo Club
    Contact: Tom Wilson 317-358-2120
    email: twilson5000@yahoo.com
  • Fort Wayne: Total Laryngectomy Support Group, Lutheran Health Network
    Contact: Melisa Phone: 260-435-6143
  • South Bend: Michiana NuTones and SPHONC Support Group.
    Meets 3rd Sunday of each month (except January and February) from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm at RiverBend Cancer Services. 3516 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46615
    Contact: Amy Jobst 574-287-4197
    email: ajobst@riverbendcancerservices.org

KANSAS

  • Kansas City: Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, University of Kansas Cancer Center
    Contact: Bill Whitaker 913-588-0000
    email: Whitaker@everestkc.net

KENTUCKY

  • Lexington: Blue Grass Lost Chord Club
    Contact: Johnny Lawson 859-234-4108
    email: johnny-lawson@att.net

LOUISIANA

  • Lafayette: Laryngectomy Support Group
    Hosted by Ochsner University Hospital and Clinic
    2390 West Congress Street
    Lafayette, La 70506
    Contact Speech Department for details at (337) 261-6710
  • New Orleans: Lary Group, Tulane Medical Center
    Contact: Paula Diannitto CCC-SLP 504-988-4066
    email: Paula.Diannitto@HCAhealthcare.com
  • Shreveport: Laryngectomee Support Group, University Health, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, 1405 Kings Hwy.
    Contact: Stacie Odom, MCD, CCC/SLP, 318-626-2129 ​

MARYLAND

  • Baltimore:
    Lost Chord Club of Maryland
    Contact: Steve Cooper
    Phone: 301.775.7175
    email: steven.cooper@larysspeakeasy.org
    OR
    Herb Simon
    Phone: 301.588.2352
    email: h457@aol.com
  • Monthly Club Zoom Meetings are at 11:30 AM (Eastern), every second Wednesday of each month.
    Everyone is welcome to join – Please email us for the zoom link or to be added to our monthly newsletter email list.
    We are also available to meet in person with any new patients, family members, Speech-Language Pathologists and hospitals or other medical professionals, either pre or post surgery.
  • Gambrills:
    Southern Maryland Nu-Voice Club
    Contact: Steve Cooper
    Phone: 301.775.7175
    email: steven.cooper@larysspeakeasy.org
    OR
    Herb Simon
    Phone: 301.588.2352
    email: h457@aol.com
    Monthly Club Zoom Meetings are at 11:30 AM (Eastern), every second Wednesday of each month.
    Everyone is welcome to join – Please email us for the zoom link or to be added to our monthly newsletter email list.
    We are also available to meet in person with any new patients, family members, Speech-Language Pathologists and hospitals or other medical professionals, either pre or post surgery.
  • ​La Plata: Randall W. King New Voice Club of La Plata
    Contact: Steve Cooper
    Phone: 301.775.7175
    Email: steven.cooper@larysspeakeasy.org
    OR
    Herb Simon
    Phone: 301.588.2352
    email: h457@aol.com
    Monthly Club Zoom Meetings are at 11:30 AM (Eastern), every second Wednesday of each month.
    Everyone is welcome to join – Please email us for the zoom link or to be added to our monthly newsletter email list.
    We are also available to meet in person with any new patients, family members, Speech-Language Pathologists and hospitals or other medical professionals, either pre or post surgery.
  • Silver Spring: Laryngectomee Club of Montgomery County
    Contact: Steve Cooper
    Phone: 301.775.7175
    Email: steven.cooper@larysspeakeasy.org
    OR
    Herb Simon
    Phone: 301-588-2352
    email: h457@aol.com
    Monthly Club Zoom Meetings are at 11:30 AM (Eastern), every second Wednesday of each month.
    Everyone is welcome to join – Please email us for the zoom link or to be added to our monthly newsletter email list.
    We are also available to meet in person with any new patients, family members, Speech-Language Pathologists and hospitals or other medical professionals, either pre or post surgery.

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Boston: Boston Medical Center Voice Club,
    Contact: Jessica Pisenga,
    email: jessica.pisenga@bmc.org

MICHIGAN

  • Shelby Township: Head & Neck Group,
    Contact : Michelle Wilson,
    email: Imperialgirl1958@yahoo.com

MISSOURI

  • Columbia: Mid-Missouri Laryngectomy Group
    Contact: Corey sullic625@yahoo.com
    or
    Tori sissont@health.missouri.edu
  • Joplin: Tri-State Nu Voice Club
    Contact: Betty Labigang 918-533-1369
    email krazygran@dishmail.net.
  • St. Louis: Nu Voice Club of Greater St. Louis
    Contact: Don Ries 314-781-9006
    email: nuvoicestl@gmail.com

MISSISSIPPI

  • Jackson: University of Mississippi Laryngectomy Club
    Contact: LaQuisha Burks 601-984-5160
    email: LBurks2@umc.edu

NEW JERSEY

  • Princeton: Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
    Third Wednesday of each month 12pm-1:30pm
    Contact: Amy Heffern, SLP, 888-897-8979

NEW MEXICO

  • Albuquerque: The New Mexico Laryngectomee Association (NMLA)
    University of New Mexico Health Sciences, 2211 Lomas Blvd NE, Speech Pathology Department
    Carol Romero-Clark, CCC-SLP, Paul Leos M.S., CCC-SLP, Lindsay Sears M.S., CCC-SLP
    Contact: Carol Romero-Clark, CCC-SLP
    505-272-2455
    email: caromero@salud.unm.edu

NEW YORK

  • Bensonhurst: Brooklyn Laryngectomy Support Club
    Contact: Yolanda Kinsella 917-519-6445
    email: Kinsellay2@aol.com
  • Buffalo: Church of the Nativity
    Contact: Carl Depalma 716-652-3606
    email: cjdepalma@yahoo.com
  • East Syracuse: Oasis Learning Center SPOHNC H & N Group
    Contact: 315-464-5819
  • Manhattan: New Voice Club of New York
    Contact: Jay Hauben
    Email: hauben@columbia.edu
  • Utica: St, Elizabeth Medical Center
    Contact: Julie Talerico 315-801-3475

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Charlotte: Greater Charlotte Chatterboxes.
    Carolinas Rehabilitation 1100 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28207
    Contact: Della Franklin 980-442-3207
  • Greensboro: Western Piedmont Speak Easy
    Contact: Bruce Sherrill 704-640-8393
  • Albemarle: Metrolina Laryngectomee Support Group at Stanly Memorial Hospital Private Dining Room. Third Sunday of each month.
    Contact: Wade Hampton 704-474-7626
  • Raleigh: Duke University Med. Center Contact: Hilary 919-681-9778

OHIO

  • Cincinnati: UC Health Otolaryngology
    Contact: Amanda Morgan 513-584-0354
    email: amanda.morgan@ucphysicians.com
    This meeting has 2 locations so they go back and forth each month.
  • Cleveland: Cleveland Lost Chord Club East
    Contact: Linda Hinske 216-526-5792
    email: panda13805@aol.com
  • Dayton: The Blaine Block Institute for Voice Laryngectomy Support Group
    Contact: Jennifer R Reitz MS CCC SLP 937-496-2622
    email: jreitz@soents.com
  • Dayton: Western Ohio Oral Head & Neck Cancer Support
    Contact: Hank email: wohnc@earthlink.net
    Meets 2nd Monday of each month except July at Elizabeth Place 6:30 p.m.
  • Fairview: Cleveland Lost Chord Club at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center Fairview Hosp.- Moll Pavilion Contact Gwen Paull: 216-476-7241
  • Youngstown: Mahoning Valley New Voice Club
    Contact: Donna Hendricks 300-726-8855

OREGON

  • Portland: NEW VOICE CLUB
    Contact: Peter Meuleveld
    email: pm4714lm@comcast.net

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Elkins Park: Speakeasy of Greater Philadelphia
    Contact Amy Lustig at: 215-460-1150
    email: RestorativeSpeech@gmail.com ​

RHODE ISLAND

  • Norwich CT: Tri County New Voice Club,
    W.W. Backus Hospital, Medical Office Building Conference Room, 330 Washington St.
    (Serving Washington County, RI, as well as Windham & New London Counties in CT) 2:00-4:00 PM 3rd Sunday
    Contact: Carl A. Strand Jr., 860-536-6844
    email: cstrandjr@gmail.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Columbia: Columbia Lost Chord Club at Lizard Thicket
    Contact: Erica Taylor 803-434-6591
    email: Erica.Miller@palmettohealth.org

TENNESSEE

  • Bristol: Tri-Cities Nu voice club at Wellmont Bristol Reg. Med. Center
    Contact: Wendi Gibson 423-383-5511
    email: wendigibsonslp@gmail.com
  • Germantown: Speech Our Way
    Contact: Tricia Harris email: Pharris@westclinic.com
    or
    Sherry Martin smm090701@bellsouth.net
  • Knoxville: UTHSC Knoxville Laryngectomy Group
    contact: Kim Almand, M.S., CCC-SLP
    email: kalmand@uthsc.edu
    Monthly meetings take place at the UT Conference Center, Knoxville, TN
  • Maryville: Lost Chord Club of Maryville
    Contact: Heather Tipton 865-977-4729
    email: Hrtipton@bmnet.com
  • Nashville: Head & Neck Group At Gilda’s Club 1707 Division
    Contact: 615-329-1124
    Meets on 4th Monday of every month
  • Nashville: NASHVILLE NEW VOICE CLUB VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER.
    The meetings are led by an SLP, and we meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday @ 1:30pm at the Vanderbilt Voice Center:
    1215 21st Ave S., 7th FloorSouth Tower, Ste 7302
    Nashville, TN 37232
    Contact: 615-574-5471
    email: Daniella.dellisanti@vumc.org

TEXAS

  • Austin: New Voice Club of Austin
    Contact: Frank Brick
    email: fbrick@Austin.rr.com
  • Corpus Christi: Coastal Bend Speak EZ
    Contact: Jennifer 361-881-3515
    email: jennifer.galysh@christushealth.org
  • Dallas: Baylor New Voice Club, Sammons Cancer Center
    Contact: Brad Smith
    email: Bgsmith@bswrehab.com
  • Fort Worth: North Texas Laryngectomy Society
    Contact: Katrina Jensen at 817-920-0484
    email: info@practicalslp.com
  • Houston: Houston Lost Chord Club at ACS
    Contact: Jody Reeves 832-289-7326
    email: jreeves725k@yahoo.com
  • Houston: American Cancer Society
    Contact Jody Reeves Allen 361-235-1941
  • Plano: Dallas Lost Cord Club
    Contact: Sally North 972-465-0460
    email: sally.north@att.net (Not currently active)
  • San Angelo: Texas Laryngectomee Association www.texastla.com
  • San Antonio: SPOHNC meeting at Oncology San Antonio
    Contact: Lisa Compton 210-616-9922
    email: Lisa.Compton@OncologySA.com

VIRGINIA

  • Northern Virginia (DMV, DC, Quantico, Woodbridge, I-95 corridor): Lary’s Speakeasy.
    Contact: Joe Wasserman, President (Text) 505-459-0843
    email: larysspeakeasy2020@gmail.com
    Free Emergency Supplies Available Immediately
  • Glen Allen: Greater Richmond New Voice Club
    Contact: Jenny or Preston
    email: richmondnewvoiceclub@gmail.com
  • Newport News: Peninsula Lost Chord Club
    Contact: Tom O 757-898-6067
    email tolsavicky@cox.net
  • Roanoke: Roanoke Lary Club
    Contact: wmagdycz@hotmail.com
    or
    wpmagdycz@carilionclinic.org
  • Virginia Beach: Tidewater Lost Chord Club
    Contact: Helen G. 757-487-2624
    email: agrath3004@aol.com

WASHINGTON

  • Kennewick: Southeastern Washington Laryngectomee Club
    Contact: Susan Bruemmer
    Address: 377 Westmoreland Dr Richland, WA 99354
    Phone: 509.375.1103
    email: sbruemmer3@gmail.com
  • Seattle: Seattle New Voice Club and Laryngectomee Support Group
    Contact: Ron Mattoon
    Address: Burien, WA 98166
    Phone: 206.824.1141
    email: t23rider@comcast.net
    Meeting Information:
    Highline Cancer Center-Franciscan Highline Hospital
    16233 Sylvester Rd SW Burien , WA 98166
    Meets 1st Tuesday every month from 11 AM until 1 PM

West Virginia

  • Parkersburg: Voices of the Ohio Valley at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital
    Contact: Linda McCauley 304-424-2313
    email: lmccauley@ccmh.orglmccauley@ccmh.org

WISCONSIN

  • Waterford: New Voice Club of Southeast WI
    Contact: Deb Cassity
    Email: newvoiceclubsewi@yahoo.com
    262-441-8250
    We meet the second Tuesday of the month from 1:00-3:00 
    Waterford Public Library
    101 N River St
    Waterford WI 53185

UNITED STATES, NATIONWIDE

AUSTRALIA

  • Kings Meadows, lton Tasmainia: Ians Laryngectomy Club
    email iangeoff1@optusnet.com.au

CANADA

  • Lasalle, Ontario: Lost Voices Chapter
    Contact: Michael Ouelette email: pmo@mnsi.net

U.K

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