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Bonnie Thorson Young, MA CCC-SLP – Vice President of Developmental Services

Bonnie Thorson Young, joined Centerstone in 1987 as a Developmental Specialist. A licensed speech-language pathologist, Young has dedicated her career to helping individuals reach their potential, both as a clinician and an administrator. She has volunteered on numerous community boards during her tenure with our agency and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Voices for Health. A strong advocate for individuals, she is well known in the early intervention community for her efforts to help introduce and pass legislation leading to the creation of First Steps, the Kentucky Early Intervention System.

Prior to joining Centerstone, Young worked in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville, was part-time faculty at U of L, and practiced as a speech-language pathologist in both Iowa and Kentucky.

An avid bicyclist, she also enjoys slalom skiing in the summer and cross country skiing any time snow flies in the Commonwealth. En route to making Louisville her home in 1981, Bonnie attended undergraduate school at the University of North Dakota and earned her graduate degree at the University of Northern Iowa.