Awards & Recognition

Please join us in recognizing the following people for their great achievements this past year. For most awards, the deadline for submitting nominations for this year is Dec 15, 2018.

Laurie Sheehy, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

2018 Winner

Past Award Winners

Past Winners

2017 – Carolyn “Carney” Sotto

2016 – Patricia Fisher

2015 – Deb McGraw

2014 – Phyllis Breen, Janice Wright

2012 – Martha Coen-Cummings

2011 – Jo-Ann Prendeville

2009 – Ann Slone

2008 – Richard Kretschmer, Denise Wray

2007 – Nada Allender, Sandra Grether

2006 – Sheryl Back, Joan Kaderavek, Katrina Zeit

2004 – Barbara Conrad

2003 – Pamela Fisher, Paul Malott, Louise Van Vliet

2002 – Ginger O’Connor, Kenneth Ruder

 

Honors of the Association

About the Award

This award is the highest Honor of the Association.  This award is a one-time / life-time award that recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of Speech, Language and Hearing.

OSLHA recognizes up to two (2) recipients for the one-time/life-time award annually. Recipients of this award are recognized for distinguished and significant lifetime contributions to and leadership in the field of speech, language, and hearing through clinical practice, teaching, research, administration and/or legislative activity. Individuals must have practiced in the profession for a minimum of 10 years. The recipient shall be a current member in good standing who has already been awarded the OSLHA Fellow Award. An exception to the above would be: an in-state or out-of-state professional who is not an OSLHA member, but who the Association feels is worthy of Honors because the person has provided exceptional service to the professions of speech-language pathology and the clients we serve.

Deadline for Nominations:

December 15th annually

Nomination Requirements:

A Nomination for Honors must include a nomination from the form below and the requested support documents must include information from at least 3 of the 5 following areas:

  1. Research and/or publications contributing basic or applied knowledge of the profession,
  2. Teaching in Communication Sciences & Disorders,
  3. Clinical services to children/adults with communication disorders,
  4. Service to OSLHA and/or affiliates,
  5. Specific achievement within the profession

Shyla Miller, MA, CCC-SLP

2018 Winner

Terry Hollenkamp, MA, CCC-SLP

2018 Winner

Davy Weaver, MA, CCC-SLP

2018 Winner

Past Award Winners

2017 – Kathleen McDermott

2016 – Colleen Visconti, Terry Wiegel

2015 – Kathleen Hutchinson Marron, Christie Needham

2014 – Jan Middendorf

2013 – Tammy Brown , Donna Edwards, Laurie Sheehy, Stacy Williams

2012 – Sandra Grether

2011 – Carol Hofbauer, Laura Schrock

2010 – Deb McGraw, Lori Pakulski, Sara Wolosiansky, Janice Wright

2009 – Sally Disney, Katrina Zeit

2008 – Martha Coen-Cummings, Laura Kretschmer, Deanna Laurence, Carolyn (Carney) Sotto, Amy Thorpe

2007 – JoAnn Donohue, Lisa Kelchner, Charlotte Ruder

2006 – Bernard Henri, Joy Hyman, Carol McWilliams

2005 – Nancy Harris

2004 – Jo-Anne Prendeville

2003 – Ann Glaser, Ann Slone

2002 – Rosemary Feely Bailey

Fellow of the Association

About the Award

This award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding professional service and/or scientific achievement.  A nominee must have been an individual who has practiced in the profession for a minimum of 5 years. Fellowship may be given for a significant single contribution or for a series of contributions.  This award is a one-time / life-time award.

OSLHA awards up to four (4) Fellow recipients annually.  This award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding professional service and/or scientific achievement. A nominee must be an individual who has practiced in the profession for a minimum of 5 years. The recipient shall be a current OSLHA member in good standing. Fellowship may be given for a significant single contribution or for a series of contributions.

Deadline for Nominations:

December 15th annually

Nomination Requirements:

A Nomination for Fellow must include a nomination from the form below and the requested support documents may consist of information from any of the following areas:

  1. Innovative teaching techniques or innovative curriculum development,
  2. Innovative clinical techniques or clinical programs,
  3. Innovative supervisor techniques or supervisory programming,
  4. Outstanding contributor to literature or research,
  5. Service to OSLHA including service on committees, the Executive Board, Legislative Council, or in other significant areas,
  6.  Outstanding administrative abilities
Past Award Winners

2016 – Maria Sentelik

2015 – Sue Schmidlin

2014 – Diane Games

2013 – Pat Lindsey- Schwinn

2012 – Ann Kummer

2010 – Terry Wiegel

2009 – Donna Edwards, Sandra Grether

2007 – Martha Coen-Cummings, Susan Givler, Kristi Murphy

2002 – Tammy Brown, Jean Smith

Elwood Chaney Outstanding Clinician Award

About the Award

This award recognizes an individual’s significant accomplishments in the advancement of clinical practice and service in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.  The single nominee who will be receiving this award annually will also be chosen as the state of Ohio’s nominee for consideration for the Louis M. DiCarlo State Clinical Achievement Award selected by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHF) at the ASHA convention.

Deadline for Nominations:

December 15th annually

Nomination Requirements:

Nominees must be OSLHA Active or Life members in good standing. Nominees are not limited to any particular type of clinical achievement or activity, however, their achievement or activity must have taken place within the last 6 years.

A Nomination for the Elwood Chaney Award must include a nomination from the form below and the requested support documents must include information from at least three areas below:

  1. Membership and involvement in a local or state organization,
  2. Achievement with a single client or group of clients,
  3. A specific clinical service or training program,
  4. A specific achievement in a state or local organization or government agency activity,
  5. A specific accomplishment in clinical teaching, research or administration,
  6. Innovative contributions to work setting

Submissions should identify the a.) year(s) of recent, specific achievement(s), b.) significance/impact of those activities and c.) advanced knowledge in the area of clinical practice.

Ann Spice

2018 Winner

Jonathan M Wangi

2018 Winner

Past Award Winners

2017 – Grace Speaks

2016 – Janice Wright

2015 – Lisa Audet

2014 – Rodney Gabel

2013 – Nancy Bailey

2012 – Ann Kummer

2010 – Terry Wiegel

2009 – Donna Edwards, Sandra Grether

2007 – Martha Coen-Cummings, Susan Givler, Kristi Murphy

2002 – Tammy Brown, Jean Smith

Nancy Bailey Award of Appreciation

About the Award

This award is presented to individuals, agencies, businesses, or organizations in recognition of significant contributions that have enhanced OSLHA’s ability to serve its membership or to enrich the lives of the communicatively impaired.  This award may recognize a member or non-member for dedication in either a broad or focused area of service.  This award is in the form of a plaque that is presented during the Business/Awards Luncheon ceremony held at our annual convention.  The Award of Appreciation was established in 2001 and first awarded in 2002.  It was renamed in 2013 in honor of long-serving and passionately dedicated OSLHA Executive Director, Nancy Bailey, who retired in late 2013.

This award is presented to up to three (3) individuals, agencies, businesses, or organizations in recognition of significant contributions that have enhanced OSLHA’s ability to serve its membership or to enrich the lives of the communicatively impaired. This award may recognize a member or non-member for dedication in either a broad or focused area of service.

Our 2017 award recipient was Grace Speaks, a non-profit founded by Dr. Todd and Nicole Leslie.  This organization was founded based on a personal need to pursue affordable speech therapy for their daughter, Grace.  Funding is secured through charitable contributions and fundraising events and has expanded to provide affordable speech therapy for numerous families with children who have special needs. Through a collaborative effort with Bowling Green State University, services can be offered to clientele, at the Grace Speaks facility, by graduate students who use this opportunity to expand their clinical knowledge and skills, making it a win-win situation for everyone!

Deadline for Nominations:

December 15th annually

Nomination Requirements:

A Nomination for the Award of Appreciation must include a nomination from the form below and the requested support documents should contain the following information:

  1. Contributions to OSLHA’s ability to serve its membership or to enrich the lives of the communicatively impaired must be considered significant;
  2. Contribution can be demonstrated as a single, significant event or may be considered significant because of a series of events or longstanding contributions.

UC NSSLHA Chapter

2018 Winner

Past Award Winners

2017 – Dora Murphy

2015 – Gregg Thornton, Esq.

2012 – Dr. Elliott Zinner

Advocacy Recognition Award

About the Award

This award recognizes 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 highlighted 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.

Deadline for Nominations:

Nominations are accepted year-round

Nomination Requirements:

A Nomination for the Advocacy Recognition Award must include a nomination from the form below and the requested support documents should validate the nominees eligibility and contributions as follows:

  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)

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  • Associate Membership (Allied Professionals/Consumers, Clinical Fellows): $40
  • Student Membership: $20

 

Benefits: Members receive significant discounts off the OSLHA Convention as well as access to exclusive online continuing education programming and accessibility to reasonably priced professional liability insurance coverage, ALL Included in an annual membership. All memberships expire on June 30th.