Board of Directors

Region I Liaison

Leslie Van Winkle
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985450 Nebraska Medicine
Omaha, NE 68198
(402) 559-6460

Region II Liaison

Mitzi Ritzman
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Roskens Hall 512N
Lincoln, NE 68182
(402) 554-2203

Region III Liaison

Delanie Hudnall
Wiggles & Giggles Therapy for Kids
PO Box 1800
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 562-3341

Region IV Liaison

Jessica Thoene
Alpha Rehabilitation
920 East 56th St.
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 440-6999

Region V Liaison

Molly Walz
ESU #16
1221 W. 17th Street
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 530-9792

Region VI Liaison

Martha Douglas
Box Butte General Hospital
2101 Box Butte Ave
PO Box 810
Alliance, NE 69301
(308) 761-3372

News & Announcements

  • NSLHA's Schools-Based Issues Committee is working on behalf of members by developing SLI verification guidelines, telepractice guidelines, will be addressing workload/caseload issues, and met on December 12th with the Nebraska Department of Education to discuss continuing education requirements for SLPs wanting to work in Nebraska as well as universal licensure.

  • Utah State University is conducting a study to learn more about school psychologists’ and school-based audiologists’ and speech-language pathologists’ knowledge of ASD and confidence in providing school-based services with this population. If you work in a school setting, please complete this brief survey by mid-March. Participants will be entered in a separate drawing for the chance to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

  • Free onsite and distance continuing education conference for professionals.

  • Hear the State of the Association address from 2017-18 NSLHA President Marc Brennan.

  • NSLHA's vision is to be the leading voice and partner in promoting speech, language, hearing, balance, swallowing and related disorders in Nebraska, and to be an expert in advocating for the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders. Join or renew your membership today.

  • A major role that state associations play is as an advocacy organization. Associations monitor proposed legislation, identify bills that may have a positive or negative impact on the field of communication sciences and disorders and the individuals we serve, and develop advocacy agendas to address those bills. A large unified voice such as a state association can be key to successful advocacy.