American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
July 29, 2010

OSERS Announces New Appointments

Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) announced that starting in mid-August, Ms. Sue Swenson will begin her duties as OSERS Deputy Assistant Secretary and Ms. Melody Musgrove will become the Director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Swenson, a Bethesda, MD resident, runs her own company which specializes in management, payment technologies, and social entrepreneurship to support people with disabilities and their families. Formerly, she was the Executive Director of the Arc of the United States and the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, as well as the Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities among other things.

Musgrove, a Mississippi resident, is currently the Director of Business Development with LRP Publications. Formerly, she was the State Director of Special Education in Mississippi, a due process hearing officer, an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Federal Programs, an Assistant Principal, and a special education teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

For more information on these appointments, contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, via e-mail at or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.

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