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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.


Rachel Aghara, PhD, CCC-SLP

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


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

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


Leila Denna, M.S., CCC-SLP

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


Suzannah M. Campbell

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

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

Martha Testa, Ph.D. CCC/SLP

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

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

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

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465 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 421, Waltham, MA 02452

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