The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)’s chapter at Salus University welcomes a new executive board; Stevie Goldman ‘23SLP as president, Alyssa Dallmer ‘23SLP as vice president, Jess Kusters ‘23SLP as treasurer and Emily Steinslofer ‘23SLP as secretary.

The purpose of NSSLHA is to support students within the communication sciences and disorders professions as they prepare for their future careers. NSSLHA provides resources and tools for students to use for academic purposes as well as leadership positions so they have the opportunity to become more involved in the profession. The association has around 11,400 members and 340 chapters at colleges and universities across the country. 

3 members of last years executive board standing in front of shelves and boxes of books from their book drive last yearThe new board was welcomed with guidance from last year’s executive board. Former president, Madison Pisut ‘23SLP is excited to see the unique ideas he new board will present this academic year. “There are so many opportunities for community outreach and I’m excited to see what else they are able to do,” she said. “Last year we won the poster presentation at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) and I am excited to see the new ideas they present. We also did a supply drive to support those affected by the war in Ukraine.”

The new board is focused on fostering engagement and contributing to important community service initiatives. “As staff members, we want to participate in service opportunities with the goal of giving back to the community,” said Goldman. “We also hope to plan some fundraisers that are easy for students to participate in throughout the year.”

Last year, the previous executive board and chapter hosted an incredibly successful book drive that donated over 600 books to the Free Library of Philadelphia, as well as winning the poster presentation at PSHA, and a fun end-of-year party. The new executive board is looking forward to continuing the success of the chapter, finding innovative ways to contribute to the local and broader community and bringing their SLP cohort together outside of their hectic school schedules.