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Early Childhood Committee

School Affairs Committee

Rehab/Clinical Issues Committee

Legislative Committee

Convention Volunteer

Convention Planning Team

MSHA Committees
We always welcome people who are interested in
helping MSHA become a better professional
organization for its members.

Honors Committee:
The Honors Committee is responsible for executing the awards process and recommending recipients of the Association Awards to the Executive Board.

Contact: Sharon Sowder, VP for Professional & Public Relations
Email:vpcsmsha@gmail.com

Membership and Recruitment Committee:
The duties of the Membership and Recruitment Committee are to recruit new members, provide input to the EB when planning new policies and programs to meet the needs of the membership, as well as expand and emphasize member benefits.

Contact: Sharon Sowder, VP for Professional & Public Relations
Email:vpcsmsha@gmail.com

Public Relations Committee:
The duties of the public relations committee shall consist of disseminating information about the Association’s activities to the general public; maintaining a flow of information to various news media; periodically writing informational articles for non-professional periodicals which are related to the professional aspects of the association; coordinating activities and providing information to the news media for May is Better Hearing and Speech Month; and planning an Association Reception at the annual ASHA Convention.

Contact: Sharon Sowder, VP for Professional & Public Relations
Email:vpcsmsha@gmail.com

Multicultural Concerns Committee:
The multicultural concerns committee was established to address the concerns raised by the minority membership of the Association. The committee functions to increase minority participation in the Association, to assist in the development of provision of quality services to minority populations, and to provide for inclusion of multicultural concerns in all Association services and programs.

Contact: Anna Campbell, VP for Clinical Services
Email: alcampbell@ucmo.edu

Audiology Affairs Committee:
The Audiology Affairs Committee is broad in its scope. Its purpose is to address the professional concerns of all MSHA audiologists and increase audiology input to the MSHA Board. The committee typically meets once during the annual MSHA Convention and communicate via e-mail during the year. Depending on the issues before the committee, members may be assigned information seeking tasks or projects. Committee members, depending on their location in the state, may be asked to attend meetings or concern to Missouri audiologists and report back to the committee.

Contact: Susan Roberts, VP for Audiology Services
Email: Serober01@gmail.com

Early Childhood Committee:
The Early Childhood Committee coordinates the annual Early Childhood Workshop. The other major focus of the Early Childhood Committee is working with phonology issues. An early childhood meeting is held in the spring at the annual MSHA Convention. If necessary, additional meetings are held in the summer and winter at a centralized location. Articles are submitted for the MSHA newsletter to inform the MSHA membership of activities and topics related to Early Childhood. Committee Chairs welcome all suggestions for addressing the continuing education needs of MSHA members working within Early Childhood settings and addressing concerns of MSHA members regarding Early Childhood topics.

Contact: Beth McKerlie, VP for School Services
Email: emckerli@nkcschools.org

School Services Committee:
The duties of the School Services Committee include addressing the continuing education needs of MSHA members working in the Public Schools; coordinating the Annual Issues and Answers workshop; disseminating information/interpretation regarding changes in DESE or ASHA regulations; addressing concerns of MSHA members re: caseload, ethics, certification, etc. in public schools.

Contact: Beth McKerlie, VP for School Services
Email: emckerli@nkcschools.org

Rehab/Clinical Issues Committee:
The duties of the Rehab/Clinical Issues Committee include addressing the continuing education needs of MSHA members working within Rehab/Clinical settings; disseminating information/interpretation regarding changes in ASHA regulations, licensing procedures, accrediting bodies (i.e., JCAHO or CARF), or third party payers; addressing concerns of MSHA members re: Rehab/Clinical Issues.

Contact: Anna Campbell, VP for Clinical Services
Email: alcampbell@ucmo.edu

Legislative Committee:
The duties of the Legislative Committee shall include disseminating information regarding state and federal legislative and regulatory issues concerning MSHA members.


Contact: Kim Stewart, VP for Legislative Affairs
Email: kkstewart@ucmo.edu

Convention Volunteer:
You will be responsible for directing session check-in, introducing the speakers, coordinating distribution of items for the session (if necessary) and ensuring the sessions run smoothly during the MSHA Annual Convention.

Contact: MSHA Central Office
Phone: 888-729-6742
Fax: 888-729-3489
Email: msha@showmemsha.org

Convention Planning Team:
The Convention Planning Team is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing the annual two and half day meeting of professionals from across the state.

Contact: MSHA Central Office
Phone: 888-729-6742
Fax: 888-729-3489
Email: msha@showmemsha.org

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