Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The 2021 Vice-President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is Heather Ferguson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP The mission of the Committee for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is to develop trainings, workshops, and help MSHA to become a more inclusive organization that embraces and champions diversity
♦Did you know there was group for LGBTQ Speech-Language Pathologists? L'GASP is a forum in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied SLPs and audiologists work on issues that concern their professional lives. For more information or to join L'GASP
♦Multicultural Constituency Groups
Multicultural constituency groups (MCCGs) are allied/related professional organizations that are independent of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Each MCCG focuses on an identified population and addresses the client/patient/professional/student perspective of that population. Through both individual and collective efforts, the MCCGs recruit professionals; promote cultural competence and improvement in the quality of speech, language, and hearing services; promote research and knowledge related to identification, diagnosis, and treatment; support students; advocate at the local, state, and national levels for consumers; encourage leadership and engagement in professional and related issues, provide professional support and networking opportunities; and disseminate information and resources. ASHA provides information on these organizations
here as a resource for members and/or the public. ASHA provides no financial support to these organizations.
♦Dr. Ida J. Stockman Achievement in Diversity & Infusion Award
MSHA has created a new award for individuals who make significant contributions to diversity and infusion within the fields of speech pathology, audiology and society. This prestigious award has been named the "Dr. Ida J. Stockman Achievement in Diversity & Infusion Award"
in honor of Dr. Stockman's contributions to diversity and infusion within the classroom, research laboratory, and clinical settings. Dr. Yvette Hyter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
was awarded the inaugural Dr. Ida J. Stockman Achievement in Diversity & Infusion Award
based on her significant research contributions in the area of diversity. The award was presented to Dr. Hyter at the MSHA Annual Conference on March 18, 2021.