The Voices Gala of Summer 2018 Awards Dinner

The Voices Gala of Summer 2018 Awards Dinner, sponsored by the Voice Foundation of Philadelphia held their annual event at the Westin Hotel on Friday June, 1, 2018.

Karen Hepp, Lauren Johnson flank world renowed Dr. Robert Sataloff at the Summer of Voices Gala

The Voice Foundation is the world’s oldest organization dedicated to voice medicine, science and education and welcomes doctors from around the world to a week long symposium, and celebration at the Voice Gala where they honor extraordinary doctors and their patients who share the mission of promoting voice wellness. This year’s honorees included Simon Estes, Cicely Tyson, Walter Williams, Lauren Johnson & Karen Hepp with a special recognition to George Shirley the first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Sten Ternstrom, Lisa Popeil and Martha Howe

Broadway star Ric Ryder and Marcelo Saldías is a Chilean Speech and Language Pathologist specialized in voice therapy and voice training.

Leslie Martin, renowned opera singer, Dr. Cate Madill, Speech Pathologist, Voice Therapist and Voice Researcher, Director Voicecraft International,and Laura Crocco, Research student at The University of Sydney, using science to improve 1 to 1 music training

Carolyn, Lucie and Alain Munier

Maestro George Shirley , American operatic tenor, and was the first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, Carolyn Sebron, Mezzo Soprano, Dr. Linda M Carroll, speech-language pathologist and voice trainer and Dr. William Riley, world-renowned voice trainer, an award-winning classical singer

he Mission of The Voice Foundation is to enhance knowledge, care and training of the voice through educational programs; to publish material for voice care professionals, the public and professional voice users; and to support and fund voice research.

The legendary entertainer David Powell and the legendary newscaster Karen Hepp, Fox 29



Sue and Walt Hunter, Walt, who retired from CBSPhilly in 2016,  is on the Board of the Voice Foundation.

Dahlia M. Sataloff, MD Surgeon. Chair, Department of Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital Professor of Clinical Surgery, and Nancy Solomon

Caroline McKinnon, Dr. Brian McKinnon and Stephanie Miller

During the program various doctors would entertain the guests

Lauren Johnson and Karen Hepp thank the Voice Foundation for honoring them. Each having had voice issues, and getting treated by Dr. Santaloff, while sharing their stories with their viewers.

After dinner, and the awards program – there was dancing. It’s always a fun night, we’re so fortunate to have such a distinguished organization right here in Philadelphia.