2024 MSHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MSHA was founded in 1957 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1987. It is a member owned and managed volunteer organization with an Executive Board, nine Standing Committees and 11 Ad Hoc Committees. MSHA advocates for the professional interests of its members and the individuals they serve, as well as provides a forum for the exchange of professional information and ideas.
2024 MSHA President, Vacant
Shelby Midboe, Public Policy Chair
Shelby Damaskos, Secretary
Open Position, President-Elect
Please let us know if you are interested in serving in this position by emailing, MSHAPresident@gmail.com.
Sarah Floyd, Treasurer and Membership Coordinator
Sarah grew up in the small (but proud) community of Eureka, Montana before she moved to Missoula in 2015 to attend the University of Montana. She attended UM for all her postsecondary education, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2019 and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2022. Sarah completed a master’s thesis under the supervision of Julie Wolter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, examining which parent and child characteristics impacted a child’s likelihood of receiving speech-language therapy for developmental language disorder (DLD). At this time, Sarah is completing her clinical fellowship in the Butte Public Schools. Sarah is thrilled to be serving on the MSHA Board as the Treasurer. When she’s not working, you may find Sarah reading, knitting, watching a good movie, or spending time with her family (especially her husband and new baby).
Open Position, Audiology Member at Large
Barbara Doughty, MSHFoundation & Scholarship Representative
Chelsea Watercutter, Speech-Language Member at Large
Professional Setting Representative: Schools
Professional Setting Representative: Medical
Professional Setting Representative: Private Practice
Kim Ramsay, Professional Setting Representative: Birth to 3
Julie Vetter, ASHA/MSHA CEU Coordinator
Ginger Collins, University of Montana SLHOS Liaison
Ginger G. Collins is a Professor at the University of Montana and Program Director of the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences. Dr. Collins directs the Motivational Adolescent Research in Vocabulary and Expressive Literacy (MARVEL) Lab. She teaches graduate courses in Language Assessment and Intervention with School-Aged Children and Adolescents and Fluency Disorders and undergraduate courses in developmental language disorders. Dr. Collins co-supervises the UM chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Sophia Boughey, University of Montana, Student Representative
Lezlie Pearce Hopper, MSHA Foundation Liaison
2024 ASHA State-Based Advocacy Network Representatives
The State Education Advocacy Leaders (SEALs), State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMPs), and State Advocates for Reimbursement (STARs) are three critical networks that support ASHA’s ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of audiology and speech-language pathology. These networks comprise of ASHA member audiologists and speech-language pathologists—appointed by their state association president—who undertake the following roles and responsibilities:
1. Partner with ASHA staff, ASHA volunteer leaders, other ASHA members, and state association members on ASHA’s advocacy objectives and related efforts
2. Engage in direct advocacy with lawmakers, policymakers, and external partners
3. Serve as an information conduit between ASHA and state associations
4. Raise awareness about relevant public policy topics within the professions
Angela Conley, Co-SEAL ASHA State Education Advocacy Leaders
Angela Conley currently works in the school setting for the Helena Public Schools serving elementary age-students since graduating graduate school. She has been serving as a co-SEAL representing Montana since 2022.
Angela enjoys singing with the Helena Symphony Chorale, reading with her cats and hammocks.
Lisa Barber-Kilsdonk, Co-SEAL ASHA State Education Advocacy Leaders
Lisa Kilsdonk spends her days zooming across the prairies of Eastern Montana to deliver speech services to some of her favorite people in the world: children. Prior to earning her degree from the University of Montana as a speech language pathologist, Lisa worked as an English teacher, a preschool teacher, a curriculum editor, a freelance writer and a speech paraprofessional. Along the way, Lisa, and her husband Rod, raised four children, and are now enjoying their twelve amazing grandchildren. Lisa is employed by the Big Country Educational Cooperative and has been serving as a co-SEAL representing Montana since 2022.
Jennifer is licensed through the state of Montana Speech-Language and Audiology board and holds a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) She earned her bachelors degree in communication disorders from Northern Michigan University and masters degree from the Eastern Washington University. Professionally she started her career in 2009 and has worked in the schools, home, skilled nursing facility, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient clinics. She started her private practice in 2011 and provides collaborative family focused care to the Flathead and surrounding communities.
She has experience with a variety of disorders and specializes in feeding aversions/swallowing disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, hearing impairments, developmental delays, cognitive disorders, early childhood autism and assistive technology in relation to communication.
She works closely with a team of therapists including: physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietitians and specialists to form a tailored therapy program unique for each child.
In her free time, Jenni loves to be on the river, ski, and get out exploring with her two dogs and husband.
Kelsey Storm, Co-STAMP & STAR
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