Ethics Committee

The purpose of the PAVA Ethics Committee is to oversee and maintain adherence to the PAVA Code of Ethics and hear and resolve any alleged violations of the Code of Ethics. Members are appointed by the chair. The committee meets as needed to revise/ create documents or address complaints related to the mandate of the committee.

Contact the Ethics Committee: ethics@pavavocology.org

About Marina Gilman, Chair of Ethics Committee:

Marina Gilman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University, Master of Music degree from Ithaca College, and a Masters of Art in Communication Disorders from Northwestern University. She graduated from the Montreal Feldenkrais Training in 1996. She was recently become a PAVA-Recognized Vocologist.

She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, singing teacher, performer, and licensed speech pathologist with specialization in voice. She has taught voice at Cornell University, Syracuse University, and in the Theater School at DePaul University Chicago. Marina has also taught at the School at the Steppenwolf Theater Company summer program. In her capacity as a licensed speech pathologist Marina has worked at major medical voice centers in Chicago and recently retired from working as part of the interdisciplinary team at the Emory Voice Center, Department of Otolaryngology, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her interest in the somatic aspects of voice training began with her personal struggle with body tension. Over the years she has worked to bring the Feldenkrais work into her clinical, academic, and studio teaching. Marina Gilman’s performing career includes recitals as well as leading operatic roles with regional opera companies. She has published research on voice in medical voice journals and is the author of Body and Voice: Somatic Re-education, available through Plural Publishing.


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