Previous to attending JFLAC, I was co-owner of Berks Hearing Professionals and an adjunct instructor at Salus University. Following my JFLAC experience, I transitioned from private practice to focus on academic education and research. In 2016, I completed my PhD and joined The Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) at Salus University as an assistant professor and clinical preceptor. Currently, I am an associate professor and I serve as the Assistant Dean of Foundations and Assessment for OCA. Within the university setting I serve as the Faculty Senate President. I am also involved in interprofessional education initiatives and recently received certification as a facilitator through the Texas IPE consortium. I was accepted into the National Academies of Practice in 2021 as a Fellow.
Volunteer Positions Since JFLAC
I have been an associate editor of Audiology Today’s since 2017. I also serve as a reviewer for The Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. I served on the AAA Leadership Development Committee from 2018-2022, and chaired the committee from 2019-2021. In 2022, I served as the Learning Modules/Mini Modules sub-committee chair for the 2023 Program Committee. I am currently the Program Chair of AAA’s 2024 national convention.
Impact of JFLAC
Attending JFLAC was a pivotal moment for me in my career trajectory. Being selected and attending it built my confidence and my circle of friends and colleagues. It increased my knowledge of how AAA functioned and what it’s impact on the profession has been and has the potential to be. It is hard to believe that I attended over a decade ago, and am happy that this program continues to recruit passionate audiologists and help train them to assume leadership positions within the academy and also their careers.