Empowering Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Speech-Language and Hearing scientists to unlock communication for individuals with communication disorders.
Empowering our members by providing opportunities for professional development, advocacy, and leadership development necessary to foster excellence in the services provided to individuals with communication and related disorders.
Founded in 1945, the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA) is a professional association representing speech-language pathologists and audiologists throughout Ohio. OSLHA is recognized by the national American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) as the official professional organization for Ohio. OSLHA members provide services for the evaluation and rehabilitation of communicative disorders. Members work in a variety of settings including: clinics, health care facilities, hospitals, private practice, schools, and universities. Members must abide by the OSLHA Code of Ethics.
a) to represent the professional interests of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in Ohio;
b) to advocate for service recipients by promoting quality prevention and intervention programs and educational opportunities for those with disorders of human communication;
c) to promote the highest standards of preparation and practice in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology;
d) to promote professional growth and unity;
e) to promote public awareness and influence public opinion concerning the professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and the needs of the communicatively handicapped;
f) to foster the adoption and practice of ethical principles in the field of communication disorders;
g) to encourage basic scientific research of processes of human communication and disseminate the results; and
h) to encourage the interchange of information, affiliation, and cooperation with other professional and service organizations concerned with human communication and its disorders.
- Act for the Association and make organizational policy decisions within policies prescribed by the By-Laws and Procedures. Decisions are reported at Legislative Council meetings.
- Serve as the Financial Advisory Council for the Association with the Treasurer acting as Chair.
- Participate in the development of the annual budget, monitor and review Association contracts.
- Select and employ the Association Manager, determine the terms of the staff contracts and oversee the management of the business office.
- Implement policies established by Legislative Council.
- Oversee member needs and direct the Legislative Council in processes to meet those needs.
Maggie Kettler, Au.D.
Maggie Kettler, AuD is a Clinical Manager and Audiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She specializes in diagnostics and treatment of children from birth to 21 years of age.
Laurie Sheehy, M.Ed.
Laurie is a Senior SLP at The University of Toledo Medical Center and Adjunct Graduate Faculty at The University of Toledo. She has been an OSLHA member since 2000.
Michele Kramer, M.A
Michele is a Therapy Quality Assurance Specialist and Life Care Services. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio and is board certified in Healthcare Compliance and is a RAC-CT. She has been a member of OSLHA since 1994.
Christie Needham, M.A.
Christie works at Baldwin Wallace University where she is the Director of Clinical Education. She lives in Bedford, Ohio.
Laura Schrock, M.S.
Laura is a Lecturer and Clinical Instructor at Bowling Green State University and has been a member of OSLHA since 1986. Laura enjoys kayaking, sailing, reading, and spending time at her family’s lake house.
- Act under the leadership of the Executive Council to implement the policies prescribed by the By-Laws and Procedures as reported by the Executive Council at Legislative Council meetings.
- Participate in carrying out the identified procedural duties provided in accordance with the annual budget.
- Serve as liaisons to the membership, communicating needs and participating in procedural and annual goal activities related to meeting those needs.
Emily Berry, M.A
VP of Membership Engagement
Carol Hofbauer, M.S.
VP of Council Leadership
Carol Hofbauer is the Vice President of Rehab Services at Laurel Health Care Company, a chain of nursing and rehab facilities in 5 states. Carol has been a member of OSLHA since 1979.
Colleen Visconti, Ph.D
VP of Continuing Education
Colleen Visconti is the Dean of Health Sciences, Professor and Program Director of the Speech-Language Pathology program at Baldwin Wallace University. She lives in Bay Village, Ohio and has been a member of OSLHA since 1995.
Ann Biehle, M.S.
VP of Awards & Recognitions
Ann works for OhioHealth and Mount Carmel Healthcare systems working with adults in the inpatient and outpatient settings. She lives in Dublin, OH and has been a member of OSLHA since 2012.
Terri Hollenkamp, M.A.
VP of Legislation & Advocacy
Terri Hollenkamp is a Speech-Language Pathologist who owns and operates companies specializing in rehabilitation services. She lives in Cincinnati and has been a member of OSLHA since 1985.
Shyla Miller, M.A.
VP of Resource Development
Shyla Miller is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She specializes in speech sound disorders, resonance disorders, cleft lip/palate, and evaluations for culturally and linguistically diverse families. She has been an OSLHA member since 2006.
Chip Hahn, Au.D.
Audiology Practice Representative
Chip Hahn is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Audiology Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH.
Dana Tingley, M.S.
Health Care Practice Representative
Dana works with Healthpro Heritage as an SLP and Regional Vice President. She lives in Tipp City and has been a member of OSLHA for 2 years.
Evelyn Hoglund, Ph.D.
DD Practice Representative
Evelyn Hoglund teaches in the Speech and Hearing Science department at Ohio State University. She has been involved with people with disabilities since junior high school in various capacities. Evelyn has lived in Ohio since 1991.
Jacqueline Wolosiansky, M.A.
Private Practice/Non-Profit Practice Representative
Jacqueline works at Community Speech Services, a private practice in Green, Ohio. She is a Speech-Language Pathologist focusing primarily on acute care and outpatient services. She is pursuing board certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and is a Vitalstim provider. She is married with two young daughters.
Julianne Sommer, M.A.
Schools Practice Representative
Julianne works for Trotwood-Madison City Schools as a School Speech-Language Therapist. She has been with Trotwood working in the elementary grades for 5 years. She lives in Kettering, OH and has been a member of OSLHA since 2013.
Nadine Whiteman, M.A.
Supervision Practice Representative
Nadine is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinical Supervisor with Ohio State University. She has been a member of OSLHA since 1991.
Katie Bochi, M.A.
University & Student Affairs Practice Representative
Katie Bochi works at ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the NICU and pediatric home care. She has been a member of OSLHA since 2013.
Youkyung Bae, Ph.D.
CLD Practice Representative
Youkyung Bae is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State University. Her research interests lie in anatomic, physiologic, and acoustic aspects of speech production, with special emphasis on the velopharyngeal mechanism.
Diana Martin, M.S.
Telehealth Practice Representative
Diana Martin is the owner of Martin Speech-Language and Literacy, LLC and specializes in providing teletherapy Speech-Language Pathology services for children. She lives in Bowling Green, Ohio.
2016: Donna Edwards
2015: Davida “Davy” Weaver
2014: Carolyn “Carney” Sotto
2013: Sandra Combs
2012: Michelle Burnett
2011: Janice Wright
2010: Colleen Visconti
2008: Jo-Anne Prendeville
2007: Katrina Zeit Purcell
2006: Amy Thorpe Wiley
2005: Sandra Grether
2004: Sheryl Back
2003: Kenneth Ruder
2002: Dorothea Wise
2001: Linda Petrosino
2000: Joy Hyman-Goldberg
1998: Diane Games
1997: Ginger O’Connor
1996: Dianne Karnes
1995: Nancy Creaghead
1994: Bernard Henri
1993: Margaret Roberts
1992: Sally Disney
1991: Patricia Skinner
1990: Karyn Bobkoff Katz
1988: Kathy Kelly Ohlrich
1987: Joann Huprich
1986: Carole Donnelly
1985: Jane Warner
1984: Peggy Fitzmaurice
1983: Bonnie Gregory
1982: Carol Kamara
1981: Carol Leslie
1980: Richard Nodar
1978: Dale DeGirolamo
1977: Allyn Taylor
1976: Kathleen Podoba-Lind
1975: Ann Glaser
1974: George Fichter
1973: Jane Cochran
1972: Joseph Millin
1971: Jerry Johnson
1970: Melvin Hyman
1968: Robert Valyo
1967: William Weidner
1964-66: Robert Stimpert
1963: George Herman
1962: Thomas Anderson
1959-61: Loraine Wilson
1958: Dorothy Kester
1957: Loraine Wilson
1954-56: Claude Kantner
1953: Mary Quirk
1952: Ruth Becky Irwin
1951: Warren Gardner
1950: Adeline McClelland
1948: A. C. LaFollette
1947: J. Gerber Drushal
1946: John Montgomery
1945: Ruth Becky Irwin
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- Full Membership (Speech & Audiology Professionals): $70
- Associate Membership (Allied Professions, Consumers, Clinical Fellows): $40
- Student Membership: $20
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