We are proud to announce EBS Director, Melanie Hudson, will be joining the ASHA Board Of Directors!
Melanie W. Hudson, 2016 chair of the ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (SLPAC), will join the Board on Jan. 1, 2016.
Hudson is a director of EBS Healthcare, a management, training, and consulting company providing services to clients age 0 to 21. In addition to over 30 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, Hudson has been employed with EBS Healthcare for 12+ years. She also became an ASHA Fellow in November of 2013, one of the highest honors presented to Speech-Language Pathologists. According to ASHA, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, this award recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to a member who has shown outstanding contribution to the professions-contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one’s community or state. Our profession has thousands of members who fulfill their responsibilities competently and well, but only a small percentage have, by virtue of the quality and amount of their contributions, distinguished themselves sufficiently to warrant recognition by election to Fellow in ASHA.
Hudson’s ASHA Fellow award was in recognition for her contributions in mentorship and training. EBS is dedicated to both new and experienced therapists in the areas of professional growth and continuing education for all disciplines. It is through this support and commitment to ongoing learning that EBS Team Members have been able to make a difference in the lives of children and families nationwide.
Hudson received her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and master’s degree from George Washington University. She has worked in public schools and private practice in Virginia, and was an externship clinical supervisor and guest lecturer for several Washington, D.C.-area universities. Hudson served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgia State University and provides training in clinical supervision for universities across the country.
She has been a member of the SLPAC since 2012, and served as coordinator of ASHA Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision, and on the Board of Ethics. She is also a past president of the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA).
Hudson, an ASHA Fellow, received GSHA Honors and honorary alumna status from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University-Northridge.