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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.


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

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

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

Immediate Past President

Kelly Farquharson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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

MSHA Service History:

MSHA President, 2016-2017

Vice-President of Education and Planning, 2014-2016

V.P. Advocacy

Meredith Finnie, M.S., CCC-SLP

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


Thomas M. Mullen, M.A., SLP

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

MSHA Service History:
Treasurer, 2014-Present

Vice President Clinical Practice

Thelma Pierce , Ed.S., CCC-SLP

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

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

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

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465 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 421, Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-647-7031

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