Dr Hapner, co-developer of PhoRTE Voice Therapy, has been a practicing clinician for over 40 years. She earned a PhD in speech and hearing science from Vanderbilt University in 2003. Dr Hapner was appointed the George W. Barber Jr Foundation Endowed Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She serves as the Co-Director of the UAB Voice Center and the Division Chief of Speech and Hearing in the Department of Otolaryngology at UAB. Dr Hapner is well known internationally for publications and presentations in care of the voice. She championed the voice centric Clinical Fellowship at Emory University in 2004 and has trained over 20 consecutive clinical fellows in voice and upper airway. Dr Hapner is actively involved with the American Speech Language and Hearing Association as a prior Board of Directors Vice President, SIG 3 Coordinating Committee member and Coordinator, and the Co-Chair of the ASHA Annual Convention 2020 and 2022.