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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


Victoria Diamond, M.S., CCC-SLP

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


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

Rachel G. Aghara, PhD, CCC-SLP

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

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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