NSSLHA Executive Council Meeting Report: November 19, 2016
fall 2016 NSSLHA Executive Council business meeting was called to order at 8:00
a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, by President Chelsea Walker. Executive
Council members in attendance were Katie Schramm, Tatiana Windley, Sally
Wilson, Madison Saunders, Margaret Pierce, Erica Gardner, Melanie Riland,
Garrett Nathan, Katrina Killian, and Kathy Shapley, NSSLHA's National Advisor.
President's Opening Remarks
President Walker welcomed the Executive Council and
opened the meeting promptly at 8:00 a.m.
National Office Updates
In addition to welcoming the
Council, NSSLHA Program Director Tracy White shared NSSLHA programming and
operational updates. The NSSLHA Program Manager position will be posted in
January, with the hope of hiring someone in Q1 of 2017. NSSLHA is still
exploring opportunities for non-dues revenue including list sales.
NSSLHA Experience Updates
Melanie Riland, NSSLHA's Vice
President for Programming—Speech-Language Pathology and Erica Gardner, NSSLHA's
Vice President for Programming—Audiology, this year's chairs for the NSSLHA
Experience, led a discussion to review the strengths and areas of improvement
for the NSSLHA Experience. They followed up the discussion with brainstorming
for next year's NSSLHA Experience and will be posting on the NSSLHA Community
site to solicit member ideas.
Discussion of Chapter Honors Programs
Chelsea Walker led a discussion
about the new requirements for NSSLHA Chapter Honors. The team will monitor the
chapter engagement in this opportunity and will revisit the topic in future
Executive Council meetings.
Reporting Out From Executive Council Members
Each Executive Council member provided updates about his or
her mentorship experiences with ASHA Board of Director members along with the
ASHA Committees on which they serve.
Meeting With 2017 ASHA Convention Co-Chairs
Anita Vereb, ASHA's audiology
Convention co-chair, and Mary Casper, ASHA's speech-language pathology Convention
co-chair, met with the Executive Council to get a student's perspective on this
year's Convention and to gather input on the 2017 Convention planning process.
The 2017 ASHA Convention will be held in Los Angeles, California on November
Meeting With ASHA Presidential Team
Jaynee Handlesman, ASHA's
President, Judy Page, ASHA's Past-President, Gail Richard, ASHA's
President-Elect, and Arlene Pietranton, ASHA's Chief Executive Officer, met
with the Executive Council to discuss NSSLHA's restructure and how the
organization has progressed over the year. Everyone in both organizations is
pleased with the progress NSSLHA has made this year.
The Executive Council engaged in a
budgetary discussion of discontinuing some operational activities and taking
those savings and developing more member benefits.
meeting was adjourned at noon.