Kenyatta Scott is a member of CHAT’s Associate Board as of February 2022. Given her firsthand experiences as a woman of color in the City of Chicago, providing speech therapy services for the disenfranchised, in marginalized communities, and understanding the importance of imagery and access within the field of speech therapy for minorities, Kenyatta was drawn to CHAT’s values of equitable practices, education, and social justice.
Kenyatta previously worked as an SLPA on the West Side of Chicago. She is also the author of The Violet Book Series, a widely recognized children’s book series that highlights moral stories and fatherhood in communities of children of color. Kenyatta understands how important it is for a child to see themselves positively portrayed, reflected, and supported by the community and others.
Kenyatta graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago with a B.A. in Sociology, from Adler University with an M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and completed a Post-Graduate Fellowship at Yale University in Child Development and Early Childhood Education. Kenyatta was also formally invited and inducted into D2F 40 Under 40, an organization in Chicago that publicly recognizes the accomplishments of high performing African American women. She has been featured as a “Voice of Change” in the City of Chicago by Fox 32 News.