Many thanks to all who attended our recent 2017 Annual Convention!  The event was held in Hunt Valley at the Embassy Suites.  Over 150 clinicians, 30 students and over 20 vendors enjoyed a day learning new information, networking with friends, and visiting vendor tables.  A date and location for the 2018 Convention will be finalized soon.

In addition, we have finalized plans for our 2017 Clinical Connections conference, which will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Westminster, Maryland.  Many thanks to the Maryland State Department of Education for their continued grant support which helps to fund this conference.  The conference will feature two sessions on IEPs, a hot topic with school clinicians.  For the first time, we will also offer an adult-topic workshop at the same time as the school-based conference.  We invite you to visit the home page of the website for full details on both of these offerings.

Stay tuned for MSHA webinars!  We are in the process of recruiting speakers to host short webinars throughout the year.  These webinars will offer additional CEU opportunities for you and your colleagues.

All of those activities wold not be possible without the many volunteers who keep MSHA running. First, the wonderful students who have helped out at our Conventions and many other behind the scenes activities that are essential to our ability to provide quality CEUs and networking opportunities. 

I would also like to offer thanks to the amazing MSHA Executive Board! Their contributions are vital to our ongoing efforts to promote the profession, protect the interests of the people we treat and our members, and keep the association current in the political environment that impacts us all.

Many people do not realize that each member of the Executive Board is a volunteer. They offer as much to MSHA as they do their full time employer. Many hours are spent advocating on behalf of current and future professionals and clients/patients/students. Without their continued efforts, thoughtfulness and energy, MSHA would cease to exist. I am grateful for each and everyone of them.

The Current MSHA Executive Board members are:

Kimberly Bell, Pediatric Services Director
Paul Evitts, University Relations Director
Barbara Miller, Continuing Eduation Director
Lisa Oriolo, Association Manager
Dawn Trotter and Diana Bennett, Legislative Directors

Please consider volunteering to help us do the important work needed for our professions!

Angela Mezzomo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP