Tena L. McNamara, AuD, CCC-A/SLP


Tena McNamara, CCC-A/SLP, has served on boards in various capacities for four professional associations at the local, state, and national levels, which include the role of president for three of these organizations. She remains active in several of these related associations as a member of three distinct committees. Her service to ASHA includes two terms (6 years) on the Advisory Council, member of various ad hoc committees, reviewer for scholarships/awards, Convention Topic Chair, and Co-Chair for the 2021 Convention in Washington, D.C.

Her work experience has been diverse, ranging from medical to educational to academic. This includes employment in an academic setting for 25 years and as an educational audiologist for 27 years. Presently, she works as an audiologist for a private practice pediatric center. In addition, she is overseeing the development of a cultural and educational resource center for children, their families, and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.  

Dr. McNamara’s concentration is on aural habilitation/rehabilitation therapy, audiological assessment, literacy, and (central) auditory processing diagnostics/intervention. She is a Fellow of both ASHA and the Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association. Her passion for audiology and speech-language pathology runs deep, and she is devoted to the betterment of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology professions.

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