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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

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
Vice President of Administration 2015-2018
Vice President of Advocacy, 2019-2020
President, 2021-2022



President Elect

Martha Testa

Education:

B.S.Ed. Speech and Hearing Handicapped Education, State University of New York at Fredonia, 1975
M.A Speech Pathology, University of Tennessee, 1976
Ph.D., Law, Policy and Society, Northeastern University, 1994


Immediate Past 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

MSHA Service History:
President, 2019-2020

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


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

MSHA Service History:

Current Employment:
Consulting Clinician, Cotting Consulting



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

Katrina Woodward, MS/CCC-SLP, CDP

Education:
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
B.A. in Communication Disorders, minor Psychology, Southern Connecticut State University, 2000
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, Southern Connecticut State University, 2002

Current Employment:
SDX Dysphagia Experts, Vice President
FEES Specialist, Certified Dementia Practitioner



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


Vice President of Administration

Emmaleigh Loyer, M.S.


Education:B.S. in Neuroscience, Bates College, 2014
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2019

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
theoffice@mshahearsay.org

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