MSHA was founded in 1957 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1987. It is a member owned and managed volunteer organization with an Executive Board, nine Standing Committees and 11 Ad Hoc Committees. MSHA advocates for the professional interests of its members and the individuals they serve, as well as provides a forum for the exchange of professional information and ideas.


Shelby Midboe, President

Shelby Midboe is a 2013 graduate of the CSD program of The University of Montana, a member of the self-named the "BCE" (Best Cohort Ever).  She is in her seventh year as the SLP at Target Range School District in Missoula, and is two courses from her Supervisory Endorsement in Special Education. She works PRN for Innovative Rehabilitation in SNFs in the summer, and is glad to have the opportunity to practice with clients across the lifespan. She served many years as the chair of the MSHA Scholarship committee, and is a member of a group of school SLPs who are writing OPI guidelines for school speech therapists.  In her "spare time," she can be seen on deck coaching swimming for the Missoula YMCA swim team, or taking portraits, a professional hobby. She enjoys river recreation, camping, and cross country skiing as often as possible. She is married and has a son who is a Senior at Big Sky High School in Missoula, and a daughter who is a Junior at the University of Montana.

Emily Stafslien, Past-President

Emily Stafslien MS/CCC-SLP is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Currently, she works as a speech language pathologist at a variety of schools in Central Montana with the Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative (CMLRCC). Previous work experiences include SLP services in a sub-acute care brain injury unit and acute care, out-patient, home health and skilled nursing with a Central Montana critical access hospital. She is PROMPT trained as well as trained in assessments for Autism with the ADOS-2. She has training in Aquatic-Based Speech Therapy, PECS, Zones of Regulation, and TEACCH.  She has supervised students from the University of Montana CSD Master’s program as well as mentor new SLPs during their Clinical Fellowship Year. She has published articles on sex-based differences in communication after TBI. She welcomed her first baby this past summer and is excited to be President of MSHA this year!

Amy Glaspey, President-Elect

Amy Glaspey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is Professor in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences at the University of Montana in Missoula, MT.  She is passionate about research for speech sound disorders, particularly assessment. Dr. Glaspey has recently published the Glaspey Dynamic Assessment of Phonology, a nationally normed standardized test. She is director of the SPEAK lab (Speech, Phonology, Early Articulation and Knowledge lab). In addition to her work on dynamic assessment, she collaborates on cross-linguistic research of speech sound disorders with Andrea MacLeod at the University of Alberta. She studies the scholarship of teaching and learning for college students.  Dr. Glaspey’s courses include Phonological Development and Phonetics at the undergraduate level, and Articulation and Phonological Disorders at the graduate level. In addition, she provides clinical education in the DeWit RiteCare Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic with preschool and school-age children with speech sound disorder in the SPARK Clinic (Speech, Phonology, and Articulation Remediation for Kids).

Christina Hansen, Secretary & Treasurer

Christina Hansen earned her master's degree in speech-language pathology with an emphasis in bilingual and multicultural issues from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She then traded mosquitoes for mountains when moving to Montana, where she works for TinyEye Therapy Solutions. In 2018, she graduated from ASHA's Leadership Development Program, during which she collaborated with the district's English Language Learner Coordinator to formalize special education referral procedures for bilingual students. When not working, she can be found with her nose in good book, her hands an a ball of bread dough, or her feet on a trail in the back country. 

Crystal Dvorak, Audiology Member at Large

Crystal is an audiologist at Rehder Hearing Clinic in Billings.  She is a busy Mom of two girls and in the Army Reserves. She enjoys attending and being involved in theater productions, spending time with her husband, supporting her daughters in their activities (soccer, swimming, dance, etc.), and rallying behind her husband when he does Triathlons.

Bridget Loomis, Speech-Language Member at Large

Ashley Meaux, University of Montana CSD Liaison 

Shannon Roybal, CSD Student Representative

Jessica Reynolds, Public Policy

Barbara Doughty, Chair of Scholarship Committee

Marilyn Thaden, Region 1 Coordinator

Laurie Grisham, Region 2 Coordinator

NEED, Region 3 Coordinator

NEED, Region 4 Coordinator

NEED, Region 5 Coordinator

Ad Hoc Committees


Sally KlattSEAL ASHA State Education Advocacy Leaders

Carol Morse, STAMPS State Advocates for Medicare Policy & STARS State Advocates for Reimbursement 

NEED!!  Social Media/Website

Kitty Griffin, Public Relations

Lezlie Pearce Hopper, MSHA Foundation Liaison


Julie Vetter, ASHA/MSHA CEU Coordinator


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