EBS National Director, Melanie Hudson, Elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Speech-Language Pathology

We would like to take this time to congratulate EBS National Director and ASHA Fellow, Melanie Hudson, M.A., CCC-SLP, on her election as a 2019 Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP)!

A Distinguished Practitioner, Scholar, or Policy Fellow within NAP is a very high honor that acknowledges outstanding achievements. Melanie is a recognized leader in the profession, and colleagues in other Academies of NAP recognize her ability to help establish and lead the new Academy in the days to come.  

Melanie was invited to join NAP in Pentagon City, VA for its Annual Meeting & Forum and formal induction ceremony on March 9, 2019. Induction of new Fellows took place at a black-tie Gala Banquet on March 9, 2019, where the distinctive NAP medallion is awarded.

To learn more about the process and primary responsibilities of a Distinguished Fellow, please visit the NAP website: https://napractice.org/Membership/Nominate-Apply 

Full biography:

Melanie W. Hudson, M.A. CCC-SLP is the National Director at EBS Healthcare. She is an ASHA Fellow, and a 2019 Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP). She has over 30 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in public schools, private practice and university settings. She served on the ASHA Board of Directors from2016-2018 as Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council, and on ASHA’s Board of Ethics. She also served on ASHA’s Board of Special Interest Group Coordinators as the Coordinator for Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision, the 2013 Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision, and the 2018 Ad Hoc Committee for Governance Review. She is co-editor and chapter author for the 4th edition of “Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology,” (Lubinski & Hudson; Delmar, Cengage Learning, 2013; Plural Publishing, 2018), and chapter author of “The Clinical Education and Supervisory Process in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology,” (McCrea & Brasseur, Slack, Inc., 2019). She is a former President of the Georgia Speech-Language and Hearing Association and received their Honors of the Association, and the Hull Leadership Award. She currently serves on the Georgia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Melanie presents nationally on a variety of topics related to professional issues including supervision, ethics, and service delivery in the school-based setting.