We are delighted to welcome new members to the ABA Board for three-year terms: Rebecca Lewis, Caryn McLellan, and Vienet Romero.
Alison Grimes, Joscelyn Martin, and Dennis Van Vliet recently completed their terms on the board, and we thank them for their years of dedication, expertise, and thoughtful contributions.
Jennifer Drohosky remains on the board as immediate past chair, and deserves acknowledgement for her steady stewardship as chair through the COVID-related upheaval of this past spring and summer.
Sandra Gabbard has assumed the position of chair-elect.
There have been some updates of note to the functionality of the ABA website. Applications for ABAC and PASC can now be completed online, and easily find a list of all active certifications and certificate holders.
With people spending more time at home this past spring, many of you took advantage of the opportunity to complete the ABA certificate training programs: Certificate Holder-Tinnitus Management (CH-TM) and Certificate Holder-Audiology Preceptor (CH-AP).
ABA is looking forward to a busy 2021, with another administration of the PASC exam expected in the spring and an update to the preceptor training, CH-AP, in the works. But most importantly, I am grateful to all of you for your continued commitment to education and excellence in audiology.
Cheryl Edwards, AuD, PASC, CH-AP
From November 2021 through August 2022, the ABA conducted a Pediatric Audiology Practice Analysis to guide an update the PASC exam blueprint. In October 2021, the ABA recruited a diverse volunteer panel of experts from throughout the US representing a variety of years in practice, practice roles and settings to ensure a comprehensive approach to…
ABA Certified credential holders from other states can seek and receive California licensure in a streamlined manner. During 2022 Sunset Review hearings, the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Economic Development Committee held joint Sunset Review oversight hearings to review many boards and bureaus under the Department of Consumer Affairs. Among the boards…
Welcome to New ABA Board Members! We are delighted to welcome new members to the ABA Board for three-year terms: Jackie Clark, PhD, Jillian Giangaspro, AuD, and Carrie Meyer, AuD. Amyn Amlani, PhD, Jennifer Martin, AuD, and Cheryl Edwards, AuD, recently completed their terms on the Board, and we thank them for their years of…