Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association

Executive Council

MSHA's Executive Council is made up of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and faculty who practice in Massachusetts in a variety of settings. MSHA’s council and committees include both young and seasoned professionals.

MSHA welcomes volunteers! If you are interested in serving on the council or a committee, please contact us at or by phone at 781-647-7031.

PresidentRobert Melchionna M.S., CCC/SLP, BCS-S

Education: B.A. Psychology, College of the Holy Cross, 1992

M.S. Communication Disorders, Emerson College, 1997

Current Employment: (2018-Present) Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth, Plymouth, MA. Speech Language Pathologist

MSHA Service History:

Vice-President of Clinical Practice, 2015-2017

Immediate Past President: Kelly Farquharson, Ph.D., CCC/SLP

Education: B.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University, 2005
Ph.D., Speech Language Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012
Current Employment: (2014-Present) Assistant Professor, Emerson College, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

MSHA Service History:

MSHA President, 2016-2017

Vice-President of Education and Planning, 2014-2016

President Elect: OPEN

V.P. Advocacy: Lisa Moran, M.S. CCC/SLP

Education: B.S., Ithaca College, 2003
M.S., Ithaca College, 2005
Current Employment: Genesis Rehab Services @ Hunt Nursing and Retirement Home Evaluation and treatment of speech, language and swallowing disorders. Training staff and caregiver on disorders, plan of care and functional maintenance plans.
MSHA Service History:
Vice-President of Administration & Planning 2010-2014

Co-Chair Membership 2007-2009

V.P. Administration: Meredith Finnie, M.S., CCC/SLP

Education: B.S., Abilene Christian University, 2001
Current Employment: (2003- Present) EBS Healthcare; Regional Director/SLP
MSHA Service History:
School Affairs Co-Chair, 2009
Vice President Education and Planning, 2010-2011
President, 2013-2014

Treasurer and Secretary, 2011-2012

Secretary: Victoria Diamond, M.S., CCC/SLP

Education: B.A. Psychology and B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Vermont 2014, M.S. Communication Disorders, Emerson College 2016

Current Employment: (2016-Present) Thom Mystic Valley Early Intervention

Treasurer: Thomas M. Mullen, M.A., SLP

Education: B.S. in Speech, Audiology & Deaf Education, Boston University, 1974
M.A. in Education Technology, Emmanuel College 1998;
Current Student, C.A.G.S., Communication Disorders (anticipated 2014-2015) Elms College
Current Employment: (1984 - Present) Boston Public Schools; Speech-Language Pathologist, Sensory Hearing Specialist, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing - Retired
MSHA Service History
Treasurer, 2014-Present

Vice President Clinical Practice: Rachel G. Aghara, PhD, CCC/SLP

Education: B.S. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York at Geneseo, 1997; M.A. inCommunication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin, 2000; Ph.D. Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Current Employment: (2017-Present) Vidya Associates, LLC, North Andover, MA. Director; (2014-Present) Professional Center for Child Development, Andover, MA. Speech Language Pathologist

Vice President Education and Planning: Wendy Lybrand, MS, CCC-SLP
Education: B.S. in Education - Communication Disorders, University of Virginia, 1998; M.S,. in Speech Language Pathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
Current Employment: (2018 - Present) Boothby Therapy Services, Laconia, NH, Related Services Manager

Vice President Communications: Dayna Fisk, M.S., CF-SLP
Education: B.S. in Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst 2014 and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, Northeastern University 2016

Current Employment: Boston Public Schools

Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association
465 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 421, Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-647-7031
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