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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.


President

Rachel Aghara, PhD, CCC-SLP

Education:
B.S. Communicative Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York at Geneseo, 1997; M.A. Communication 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


President Elect

Meredith Finnie, M.S., CCC-SLP

Education:
B.S., Abilene Christian University, 2001

M.S., Communication Disorders, Abilene Christian University, 2003

MSHA Service History:
School Affairs Co-Chair, 2009
Vice President Education and Planning, 2010-2011
Treasurer and Secretary, 2011-2012

President, 2013-2014

Past President, 2014-2015



Immediate Past President

Robert Melchionna M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Education:
B.A. Psychology, College of the Holy Cross, 1992
M.S. Communication Disorders, Emerson College, 1997

MSHA Service History:
President, 2018-2020
Vice-President of Clinical Practice, 2015-2017


Treasurer

Leila Denna, M.S., CCC-SLP

Education:
B.A. in Communication, UMass Amherst, 2008
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2016



Secretary

Suzannah M. Campbell

Education:
B.S. Communication Disorders, College of Saint Rose, 1998
M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, Northeastern University, 2000
C.A.G.S. Special Education Administration, American International College, 2018


Vice President Clinical Practice

Thelma Pierce , Ed.S., CCC-SLP

Education:
B.S – Communications Disorders – Suffolk University / (Cross registered at Emerson College) 1975
M.Ed. – Reading – Suffolk University, 1977
CAGS – Speech and Language Pathology, Northeastern University, 1986
Ed.S.- Education Specialist, NOVA Southeastern, 2017




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


Vice President Communications

Dayna Fisk, M.S., CCC-SLP

Education:
B.S. in Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst 2014
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, Northeastern University 2016

Vision Statement

The Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association will be recognized as an authority and resource in the fields of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology by legislative bodies, related professional associations and consumers.

Mailing Address

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

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