We are a thriving community of professionals empowering those in the field to practice at the highest levels of excellence.
Supporting and empowering the speech and hearing community through advocacy, education, and collaboration.
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.
Our Guiding Principles
- Advance Speech & Hearing Technology
- Initiate & Promote Statewide Advocacy Efforts
- Facilitate Networking Opportunities
- Support Ongoing Professional Education
- Foster a Strong Membership Community
- Promote Responsible Financial Stewardship
- Expand Communication Opportunities for All
- Celebrate Professional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
OSLHA Board of Directors
- Act for the Association and make organizational policy decisions within policies prescribed by the By-Laws and Procedures. Decisions are reported at regularly scheduled Board meetings.
- Serve as the Financial Advisory Council for the Association.
- Participate in the development of the annual budget, and oversee Association contracts.
- Select and employ the Executive Director, determine the terms of the staff contracts and oversee the management of the business office.
- Implement policies established by the Board.
- Oversee member needs and direct the Association processes to meet those needs.
Kelly Johns, M.A., CCC-SLP
Kelly Johns is an SLP and supervisor of inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation at Promedica Total Rehab Pediatrics in Toledo. She has been an OSLHA member since 2011.
Davida Weaver, M.A., CCC-SLP
Vice President / President-Elect
Davida Weaver is currently the Director of Clinical Services at Columbus Speech & Hearing Center. She is a cross-functional clinical educator, management professional and clinician offering over 35 years of professional services in a variety of work settings. She is a recent recipient of Ohio’s Excellence in Education Award and the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fellows Award (2018). She enjoys going on adventures with her husband and walking 5 little dogs in her neighborhood.
Katie Bochi, M.A., CCC-SLP
Katie Bochi is a full time NICU Speech-Language Pathologist at Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital and an active steering committee member of Wood County Plays, an all-inclusive playground initiative. She has been a member of OSLHA since 2013 and lives in the greater Toledo area with her husband and two rescue dogs.
Michelle Fritz, M.A. CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Director of Education
Michelle Fritz is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinical Rehab Manager at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. She has been a practicing SLP since 2004 and received her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in 2016. Her areas of interest include dysphagia management, ethics in dysphagia management, and clinical education.
Amy Larocca, M.A. CCC-SLP
Director of Membership
Amy Larocca is the owner and lead SLP at Polaris Speech and Neurological Rehabilitation private practice. She has 15 years of clinical and administrative experience in multiple medical settings and a passion for working with adults with speech, language, cognition, and swallowing disorders. She lives outside of Cleveland with her husband and two children.
Amy Tepper, Ed.D. CCC-SLP
Directory of Advocacy
Amy Tepper is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Baldwin Wallace University. Her interests include the process of clinical skills facilitation, equitable access to resources and supports among the vulnerable and underserved, transformative/innovative educational programming, and mitigating potentially disabling barriers across contexts. She has been a member of OSLHA since 2018.
Amy Vaughn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director of Business Development
Amy Vaughn is an associate professor in the Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Baldwin Wallace University. She has been an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist for over 25 years. Her interests include adult neurogenics, clinical education, transgender voice, and interprofessional education. She has been a member of OSLHA since 1995.
Erin Stefancin Taylor, M.A. CCC-SLP
Director of Technology
Erin Taylor is a graduate of OSU for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She’s currently an SLP at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Erin enjoys cooking and taking walks with her dog, Brady.
Samantha English, M.A., CCC-SLP
Co-Director of University Affairs / Clinical Education
Samantha English is a proud graduate of the University of Toledo. She is a pediatric SLP for Northwest Ohio Speech and serves a caseload of students who have complex communication needs from preschool until they complete their vocational training, and every stage in between. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time outside with her husband and daughter.
Jenn Glassman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CHES
Co-Director of University Affairs / Clinical Education
Jenn Glassman, serves as an assistant professor at The University of Toledo in the School of Intervention and Wellness and has been with university since 2007. While there, she has served in a large variety of capacities and is currently the faculty advisor to UToledo’s NSSLHA Chapter.
2020: Carol Hofbauer
2019: Laurie Sheehy
2018: Maggie Kettler
2017: Michele Kramer
2016: Donna Edwards
2015: Davida “Davy” Weaver
2014: Carolyn “Carney” Sotto
2013: Sandra Combs
2012: Michelle Burnett
2011: Janice Wright
2010: Colleen Visconti
2009: Laura Schrock
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
1999: Martha Coen-Cummings
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
1989: Sandra Haack
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
1979: Dallas Horvath
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
1969: Paul Ptacek
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
1949: Virginia Sanderson
1948: A. C. LaFollette
1947: J. Gerber Drushal
1946: John Montgomery
1945: Ruth Becky Irwin
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Join our Membership Community Today!
- Full Membership (Speech & Audiology Professionals): $75
- Associate Membership (Allied Partners / Consumers / Clinical Fellows): $45
- Student Membership (Full-time CSD Students): $25
- Life Memberships Available to Lifetime Membership Participants
Benefits: Members receive significant discounts off OSLHA CE activities, member-exclusive online CE programming and accessibility to exceptionally priced professional liability insurance coverage, ALL Included in an annual membership. All memberships expire on June 30th.