MGH Institute Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a nonprofit organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of human communication and related disabilities (Speech-Language Pathology). Graduate students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program have an active NSSLHA chapter.

logo says chapter in a blue banner over the words NSSLHA MGH Institute of Health Professions


Along with participating in community service projects the group is active in fundraising in order to reduce the cost for students attending the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention.

The annual ASHA Convention provides a place for professionals and students involved in speech-language pathology and related fields to present research, listen to speakers, and learn about new remediation techniques. By attending the convention, NSSLHA members gain more knowledge about communication disorders, and observe the leaders of our field.

Chapter Officers for 2022–2023

  • President: Lauren Whitman
  • Vice-President: Tori Sci
  • Secretary: Nicole Brunet
  • Treasurer: Jack Ligh
  • Social Chair: Erik Chiang
  • Regional and National Liaison: Emma Ganci
  • Professional Development Chair: James Sixkiller
  • Community Outreach Chair: Katie Saxon
  • Interprofessional Chair: Kate Stafford
  • Diversity and Advocacy Chair: Maria Mendoza
  • Faculty Advisors: Annie Holland and Sarah Friel


NSSLHA Chapter was awarded Gold Chapter Honors.