Member-at-Large Nominee Video
Each nominee was asked the following question: Please comment on how the Academy’s objectives proactively position audiology for a successful future AND how will you personally contribute to achieving that vision.
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Why are you interested in serving on the Academy board?
I have an established track record of taking every opportunity afforded me and making the most of it. I have been committed to service as a core value since early in my college career and view service to the community, including our profession, as a way to ensure that the future is bright for those that follow us. I enjoy challenging myself and engaging in professional endeavors. My best professional choices and leadership experiences include volunteering for new opportunities such as newly formed clinical teaching labs at the University of Pittsburgh, piloting an auditory processing disorder (APD) program while at the VA during my externship, accepting the chair position for the Learning Modules Committee for the AAA 2022 annual conference, and volunteering to lead our department’s adult APD program.
I believe that our profession has a long and remarkable future ahead of us if we choose to adapt to an ever-changing hearing healthcare landscape and commit to positioning ourselves as the foremost experts in hearing and balance healthcare. I intend to be a part of that future by being an active, participating member of our professional organization and by adding my unique perspective and experience to all my professional endeavors. If selected to serve on the board, I am committed to participating enthusiastically and continuing to develop the leadership skills required to be an effective leader within the Academy.
Virginia (Ginny) Milne, AuD, is a senior clinical audiologist at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. She manages UPMC’s adult Auditory Processing Clinic and coordinates UPMC audiology’s relationships with third party payers including credentialing.
In her role with the University of Pittsburgh, she teaches a graduate-level amplification lab course, guest lectures in several courses on auditory processing diagnosis and management and precepts students in direct patient care.
Dr. Milne completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and communication disorders from Case Western Reserve University, her clinical doctorate at the Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium (NOAC), and her externship at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center.
She is an active volunteer with the Academy and has served on the membership committee, resume review subcommittee, programming committee as Learning Modules chair in 2022 and on various programming sub committees. She was a member of the 2022 Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference class. She has published and presented locally and nationally on topics including amplification, clinical education, auditory processing, and post-secondary transition.
In addition, Dr. Milne has been a long-standing national volunteer with Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed community service fraternity, particularly in the area of membership recruitment and retention. She has nine years of board experience with a local non-profit that raises money for local families in crisis, which puts her in a position to be a thoughtful contributor right away if elected to the Academy Board of Directors. Her roles in clinical practice, education, billing/reimbursement, and our professional organization provide her with a broad perspective that is an outstanding quality in a board member.