OSLHA Advocacy Recognition Award Nomination Criteria

The process for obtaining nominations for the Advocacy Recognition Award has begun. We are counting on you to nominate those Speech or Hearing students or professionals who go above and beyond their regular job duties to advocate for a patient, patient population or professional cause. Don't let their efforts go unrecognized! Approved nominations will be hilighted quarterly in our Communication Matters Newsletter and a single annual winner will be selected from approved nominations to receive formal recognition and an award plaque at our annual convention held in Columbus in March.

Our 2015 award recipient is Gregg Thornton, Esq., Executive Director of the Ohio Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board.  Gregg routinely attendas working committee meetings of the Universal Newborn Hearing Committee and the internet hearing aid sales committee in reference to HB 109 to keep abreast of potential changes in legislation.  He attends many political events on behalf of the Licensure Board and has testified on behalf of the board and licensees on a number of important legislative issues over the past 12 mionths.

Examples of Nomination-Worthy Efforts

Eligible Nominees must be:

  1. An SLP, Audiologist or SLP/Audiology student in Ohio
  2. An OSLHA Member in good standing
  3. In good standing with the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  4. Have demonstrated an incident where they went above and beyond their job to advocate for a patient or professional cause
  5. Able to demonstrate a positive outcome as a result of their advocacy effort(s)
NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!

NOMINATIONS
Please Submit Nominations in the following format:
NAME OF NOMINEE:
PROFESSION (SLP, AUD, STUDENT):
SCHOOL OR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT:
PHONE:
E-MAIL:
DESCRIPTION OF EFFORTS:
IDENTIFY THE POSITIVE OUTCOME:
INCLUDE A PHOTO OF THE NOMINEE (IF AVAILABLE) FOR USE IN OUR NEWSLETTER ARTICLE!
Name of Nominator:
Nominator Contact Information:

 
We encourage you to submit your nominations and supporting documentation at anytime of the year to:

OSLHA Director of Legislative Advocacy
OSLHAoffice@ohioslha.org