Welcome to the Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association!
Words of Welcome
2014-2015 President Andy McMillin
Welcome to the Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association website, a gathering place for OSHA members, SLPs, SLPAs, Audiologists, and other interested parties who would like to know more about events and issues surrounding our professions. As 2015 begins, OSHA is developing on a number of different fronts. We are pleased to be working with Court Street Consulting as our executive management services provider, with Jessica Carpenter acting as our Executive Director, and with Genoa Ingram working as our lobbyist. We are preparing for an active legislative session, with work on issues from universal licensure to the regulatory structure for Behavior Analysis services to the public funds available to support provision of Audiology services to children.
In addition, OSHA is happy to announce our first-ever PubNight event. These informal monthly gatherings will occur on the third Thursday of each month, starting on January 15, 2015. Please consider coming to a PubNight in Portland if you are in this part of the state, and if you would like to start a PubNight in your part of the state, we would love to support you! Finally, 2015 will see the introduction of an OSHA podcast, beginning with a series of interviews I conducted during a round-the-state tour at the end of last summer. Look for initial episodes in February.
And of course, please save the date for the OSHA conference: October 9-10, 2015 at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach in Portland. We’re planning a few new things this year, and we hope to break records for attendance. I will look forward to seeing you there.