National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Executive Council

Charge

NSSLHA is an independent 501(c)(3) association for students interested in the professions of audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech, language, and hearing sciences. NSSLHA is governed by an Executive Council composed of 10 student leaders. In addition to students, the council includes on ASHA member who serves as a National Advisor and also sits on the ASHA Board of Directors for a 3-year term.

Composition

The Executive Council of NSSLHA shall consist of the following 10 graduate student members, plus a National Advisor as a nonvoting member:

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • Vice President for Finance
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Vice President for Student State Officers—Audiology
  • Vice President for Student State Officers—Speech-Language Pathology
  • Vice President for Audiology Programming
  • Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Programming
  • Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy
  • Vice President for Planning

Members

  • Katie Schramm, President
  • Teigan Beck, President Elect
  • Tatiana Windley, Vice President for Finance
  • Sally Wilson, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • JJ Whicker, Vice President for Student State Officers—Audiology
  • Margaret Pierce, Vice President for Student State Officers—Speech-Language Pathology
  • Erica Gardner, Vice President for Audiology Programming
  • Sarah Sadler, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Programming
  • Michelle D'Mello, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy
  • Charlotte Miller, Vice President for Planning
  • Sonja Pruitt-Lord, National Advisor

Term

2 years; years run from July 1-June 30

Commitments/Obligations

  • Executive Council members spend approximately 10 hours a month on NSSLHA business.
  • They currently attend two in-person meetings (spring, fall).
  • Executive Council members serve as non-voting members on ASHA Committees.
  • Executive Council members are mentored by their respective ASHA Board of Director members.

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

  • Full- or part-time undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students in the discipline of CSD (including audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech, language, and hearing sciences).
  • Members may not hold the Certificates of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA.
  • Members may hold other professional certifications in another association as long as they are in good standing in a CSD program.

Staff Liaison

Tracy White (twhite@asha.org)