Our Vision

We are a thriving community of professionals empowering those in the field to practice at the highest levels of excellence.

Our Mission

Supporting and empowering the speech and hearing community through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

Our History

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

Organizational Structure

Learn more about how OSLHA is structured and the committees we have in place for organizing our association activities and events.

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OUR LEADERSHIP

OSLHA Board of Directors

Functions

  1. 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.
  2. Serve as the Financial Advisory Council for the Association.
  3. Participate in the development of the annual budget, and oversee Association contracts.
  4. Select and employ the Executive Director, determine the terms of the staff contracts and oversee the management of the business office.
  5. Implement policies established by the Board.
  6. Oversee member needs and direct the Association processes to meet those needs.
Davida Weaver, M.A., CCC-SLP

Davida Weaver, M.A., CCC-SLP

President

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.

Erin Sizemore, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Erin Sizemore, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Vice-President / President-Elect

Erin Redle Sizemore is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Mount St. Joseph University’s Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings for over 20 years, and her clinical practice and research have primarily focused on young children and their families. Erin has been involved with the OSLHA Student Leadership Program for several years and is a former convention co-chair. 

 

Kelly Johns, M.A., CCC-SLP

Kelly Johns, M.A., CCC-SLP

Past President

 

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.

 

 

Michelle Fritz, M.A. CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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.

Taylor Kae Hahn, M.A. CCC-SLP

Taylor Kae Hahn, M.A. CCC-SLP

Director of Membership

Taylor Kae Hahn is a speech-language pathologist and owner of Maumee Bay Mobile Speech Services, an adult-based private practice serving northwest Ohio. She is also an endoscopist specializing in dysphagia and voice diagnostics. Taylor Kae has been practicing since 2017 with focus on the medical aspects of our field. She participated with OSLHA while attending the University of Toledo and is excited to serve the SLPs and SLPs-2-be in our communities.

Amy Tepper, Ed.D. CCC-SLP

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.

Emily Weidig, M.A. CCC-SLP

Emily Weidig, M.A. CCC-SLP

Director of Technology

 

Emily Weidig is a Speech-Language Pathologist at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s in Cleveland. She is a Cleveland, Ohio native and enjoys spending her free time baking or reading. Emily served on the OSLHA Social Media Committee 2021-2022.

 

 

 

Samantha English, M.A., CCC-SLP

Samantha English, M.A., CCC-SLP

Co-Director of Univ. Affairs / Clinical Education

Samantha English is a proud graduate of the University of Toledo. She is a pediatric SLP serving in the schools in the Toledo area. She has a passion for students with complex communication needs who utilize technology to communicate with others! In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time outside with her husband and daughter.

Taylor Kae Hahn, M.A. CCC-SLP

Taylor Kae Hahn, M.A. CCC-SLP

Co-Director of Univ. Affairs / Clinical Education (Non-Voting)

Taylor Kae Hahn is a speech-language pathologist and owner of Maumee Bay Mobile Speech Services, an adult-based private practice serving northwest Ohio. She is also an endoscopist specializing in dysphagia and voice diagnostics. Taylor Kae has been practicing since 2017 with focus on the medical aspects of our field. She participated with OSLHA while attending the University of Toledo and is excited to serve the SLPs and SLPs-2-be in our communities.

Past Presidents

 

2022:           Kelly Johns

2021:           Katie Bochi

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

 

Become a Member!

Join our Membership Community Today!

  • Full Membership (Speech & Audiology Professionals): $99
  • Associate Membership (Allied Professions, Consumers, Clinical Fellows): $50
  • 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.