(Rockville, MD) Theresa H. Rodgers, MA, CCC-SLP, took office this month as the 2020 president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
In her term as ASHA’s president, Rodgers will work to advance the objectives of ASHA and its more than 200,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language
pathology support personnel; and students in communication sciences and disorders.
“I am honored to be ASHA’s President and welcome this remarkable opportunity to serve,” Rodgers said. “’I intend to bring my many years of professional experience to bear in ways that advance the interests of all ASHA members. I look forward to working
with them and strongly believe we can accomplish a great deal together.”
A speech-language pathologist (SLP) and consultant with 33 years of public school experience in a variety of roles, Rodgers often presents on the topics of ethics, advocacy, credentialing and standards, supervision, and utilization of support personnel.
She is a former president of the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as a former chair of the Louisiana licensure board. Rodgers also has served on other state and national councils, committees, and boards and has received several awards for her service. With ASHA, most recently she has been a member and chair
of ASHA’s Board of Ethics and vice president for government relations and public policy on ASHA’s Board of Directors.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in
preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.