Clinical Instructor Natalie Benafield, AuD, CCC-A, has been elected by her peers as ASHA’s incoming Audiology Advisory Council Vice Chair.
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language and hearing scientists, support personnel, and students. ASHA governance includes two bodies that report to the Board of Directors, the Audiology Advisory Council and the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council.
The councils are charged with identifying, discussing and ranking issues of concern to members and advising the Board of Directors on issues for consideration as the Association engages in strategic or forward thinking. Each advisory council is comprised of 54 members — one from each state, the District of Columbia, International constituency, U.S. Territories and NSSLHA. Members of the Advisory Councils are elected by ASHA members in their state and profession and each Advisory Council elects a Chair and Vice-Chair to serve a yearly term.