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Candidates for Board of Directors

Wednesday, June 10, 2020  
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The following candidates are running for office on the 2020-2021 ballot. Please vote for only one person in each category. The deadline to vote is Friday, July 3, 2020.
 
Timothy Kuckuk, AuD, CCC-A, Clinical Audiologist, Alliance ENT and Hearing
At-Large Representative - Audiology

I graduated with my doctorate from UW-Madison after which I worked as a clinical audiologist for Prevea Health and currently work for Alliance ENT and Hearing Center. Alliance ENT is a small private practice where my main duties include hearing/balance evaluations, hearing aid service, and patient education. I collaborate daily with ENT for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation options. I also often communicate with other disciplines as well. Over the last two years, I promoted evidenced-based practices and influenced positive changes in my organizations to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. I worked hard to promote awareness of audiology by presenting at local organizations such as Rotary Club, health fairs, assisted living facilities, and for the Prevea Health administrative board. I consider myself a new professional and as such do not have extensive leadership experience.  I attended the previous two WSHA conferences and found the networking and educational experiences to be extremely valuable for me professionally. I realized the magnitude of what the organization was doing for audiologists in Wisconsin during my first WSHA conference. I thank all the volunteers for their hard work and look forward to the opportunity to serve WSHA as well.  My vision for WSHA is to continue to make positive changes for our practitioners, students, and most of all, our patients. This includes increasing awareness and education of the general public but especially those who are in a position to promote change, such as our legislators. This also includes reaching more audiologists within the state to strengthen our voices and increase support for our discipline.

 

Elizabeth Lipton, MS, CCC-SLP, Executive Director, National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders
At-Large Representative - Speech-Language Pathology

My qualifications including 5+ years practicing as a medical SLP in the acute, acute rehabilitation, and outpatient settings. In addition to my clinical experience, I currently work as the Executive Director for the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders, a non-profit patient advocacy organization that supports those impacted by dysphagia. I also founded a medical device company, creating a tool designed to measure and increase tongue strength and endurance in patients with swallowing disorders. I currently organize and host monthly Journal Clubs for medical SLPs where we review scholarly publications, share resources, and discuss challenging clinical cases. Strengths that I would bring to the WSHA Executive Board include experience in leadership, advocacy, entrepreneurship and outreach. I am a current WSHA Member and attended the most recent conference as an exhibitor. Having been involved with other state speech-language and hearing associations through my role with the non-profit organization, I’ve gained an understanding of ways in which leadership at the state level can best support my speech-language pathology peers across Wisconsin. Please find attached a copy of my resume. I appreciate your consideration; please let me know if I can provide any additional information.

 

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