Committees & Duties
If you would like to join a committee or the board, please contact the current MSHA President Emily Stafslien @
Ad-Hoc Committee Chair and Duties:
Fall Convention: To plan a program for the annual Fall Convention.
Political Action: To study and evaluate all regulations, legislation, and recommendations which might affect the speech and hearing profession or program and to help prepare and support such regulations and recommendations as will be beneficial to the profession; secure the services of a lobbyist with Board approval and act as liaison between the lobbyist and the Board of Directors.
Public Relations: To raise public awareness of the profession by promoting speech/language pathologists as the field experts in the areas of communication disorders; develop and disseminate information about communication problems to the public and other professional organizations through activities such as Better Speech and Hearing Month, professional brochures, etc.
Membership and Publication:In conjunction with Administrative Assistant, process all applications for membership and exercise general supervision over matters related to membership, subject to reversal if necessary by majority vote of the Executive Committee; compile, edit and distribute the MSHA Communicator and MSHA Directory and other assigned official publications, in conjunction with Administrative Assistant.
Honors Committee: To receive and review recommendations for and to select persons to receive the honors of the Association; confer MSHA Awards to recipients at MSHA Annual Business luncheon.
Continuing Education Committee: To administer MSHA’s sponsorship of continuing education programs in conjunction with Administrative Assistant.