National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Executive Council
NSSLHA is an independent 501c3 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 regional councilors and one student member-at-large, 10 student delegates, and one student delegate-at-large.
In addition to students, the council also consists of four ASHA members that serve in a consultant role. Consultants serve for a 3-year term and are selected through an interview process conducted by the NSSLHA Executive Council. These positions are the National Advisor, Editor, Consultant for Student Affairs, and Consultant for Educational Programming. The NSSLHA National Advisor serves in a dual capacity on the ASHA Board of Directors, and the NSSLHA Editor serves on the ASHA Publications Board. The Consultant for Educational Programming also represents NSSLHA on the Scientific and Professional Education Board.
ASHA members selected for a position on the council will work on committees that establish policy and develop programs to carry out the mission of the association. Each committee has oversight of NSSLHA's national programs—Student Advocacy Day, CSD Career Awareness, CICSD Mentoring Program, NSSLHA Day at the ASHA Convention, the NSSLHA Grants Program, NSSLHA Honors, NSSLHA Loves, and the NSSLHA Scholarship. The Council also has oversight of the association's annual operating budget.
Carlin Hageman, National Advisor
Julie Stierwalt, Editor
Marilyn Wark, Consultant for Educational Programming
Suzanne Thompson, Incoming Consultant for Educational Programming (term begins July 1, 2013)
Mitzi Ritzman, Incoming Consultant for Student Affairs (term begins July 1, 2013)
Dawn Dickerson, ex officio