Bjorn This Way Inc.

A Public Charity

Mission and Vision

Voice, speech, and swallowing disorders impact the lives of millions of people. The mission of our public charity Bjorn This Way Inc. is to fund speech pathology services for people in need to empower them to communicate, socialize, and work. Our vision is for all people to participate in life as fully as possible.


Save the Date

Inaugural Fundraiser

September 30, 2022 | 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Help start a movement toward better access to Speech-Language Pathology care.
Commemorate the first anniversary of the Bjorn This Way Inc. public charity and improve someone’s communication and swallowing. This fundraiser will help people who need support with voice, speech, and swallowing.

What will your donation do?
  • Support one session of therapy and start changing a child’s speech (value $145.00)
  • Support four sessions of therapy and change a teacher’s voice (value $580.00)
  • Support an evaluation and four therapy sessions and change an adult’s swallowing (value $900.00)

A variety of singers and performers will entertain attendees. Donations to our 501(c)(3) public charity during the online fundraising event are tax-deductible.

This Event is Free to Attend. Donations Accepted.
Zoom Meeting ID: 817 5064 4033
Zoom Meeting Link:

About Bjorn

Bjorn endured much in his 23 years, especially trying to be understood with speech that was not always clear. Yet Bjorn’s patience, courage, and determination allowed him to define his own style of communication for expressing himself. He was always thoughtful with a sense of humor and to the point. He lit up when discussing cars and sports. He became savvy with his text-to-speech app. With speech therapy, Bjorn’s confidence and independence blossomed through the journey of learning how to better advocate for himself and his communication.

Bjorn’s legacy will give opportunities to others who need support for their communication in all facets of life.

Interested in Bjorn This Way Inc. Funding?

We may be able to offer financial assistance.

Express interest in funding for speech-language pathology services. To be eligible for funding, you must reside in California, Oregon, Washington, or Idaho. Submit your information to the form in the link below. Your personal data will be kept private and stored securely.

Directors & Officers

Profile Picture of Dr. Aaron Ziegler, SLP

Aaron Ziegler, PhD, CCC-SLP


Sven Burke, PhD

Vice President

Audrey May, BS expected 2023


Meryl Kaufman, MEd, CCC-SLP, BCS-S


Peter A Burke, PhD

Diane B Scott, PhD

Aaron N Pham, PharmD, BCOP

Profile Picture of Jennifer Gill, SLP

Jennifer Gill, MS, CCC-SLP

Bjorn This Way, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service. All contributions to the public charity are tax-deductible to the extent provided by US law.