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LSHA 2023 Annual Convention

June 16-17, 2023  |  Crowne Plaze Executive Center  | Baton Rouge

Please join us on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge for our annual convention! We can't wait to see you IN-PERSON again! 

Convention Hotel Info

We offer you to stay at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center under LSHA’s contracted room block, open to check-in from Thursday, June 15, 2023, until Sunday, June 17, 2023.

Standard room rates are $108.00 plus tax.

Reservations may be made through the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge’s website or by calling the hotel directly at 225-925-2244. The Group Discount Code is SLH.

Room accommodations must be made by May 16, 2023.


One of the best parts of Convention is recognizing outstanding professionals in the Speech-Language-Hearing industry across our state. We are also thrilled to award two scholarships to an undergraduate and graduate student.

A full listing of LSHA Awards can be found under the Awards Section at the top of the page, or click here.

To nominate a student for a scholarship and a professional for an Award, please click HERE!


Call for papers for the 2023 LSHA Annual Convention is NOW OPEN!  We are currently accepting submissions on all topics relating to speech-language pathology and audiology, ethics, and supervision.  To submit a presentation, please complete the following form:

We have many Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities, too! 



Each July marks a changing of the guard on our Board of Directors. We are so excited to welcome several new Board members.

President: Hillary Cooper

President-Elect: Lezlee Vincent

Past President: Jodie Fornadley Marino

Secretary: Tiera Hillman

Treasurer: Liz Nguyen

Director of University Services: TBD

Director of Healthcare Services: Heather Barber

Director of School Services: Renee Nugier

Director for Audiological Services: Abby Tribou, Au.D., CCC-A

Director at Large- Publication Chair: Kayla Hill

Director at Large- SEAL: Caprice Lee

Director at Large- STAR: Dawn Guice

Director at Large:  Jodie Fornadley Marino

CE Administrator: Meredith Mclain

Student Member: Kelsey Verdin

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We have been asked by numerous individuals how they can go about donating to our Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships. Firstly, THANK YOU! Your contributions are greatly appreciated by these worthy students.

You have two ways to donate: You may send your contribution via PayPal (our account name is, or you may log into our website and click on your name displayed at the top right hand corner-- this will take you to your Account Settings. Click on the Donations button (grey, center of the screen) and hit record donation.  Fill in the form, click save, and we can send you an invoice. As always, if you encounter issues, please email us!

What is the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association?

The Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a state affiliate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association-the national professional association for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

Our vision is to to be the unifying force for speech-language pathologists and audiologists to make effective communication-- a human right-- accessible and achievable for all in the state of Louisiana.

Become a member

Becoming a member of LSHA provides a myriad of benefits, including: Discounted prices to LSHA Convention & CE Events; Complimentary processing of ASHA CEU Participant Forms; Informative Newsletters; and Legislative Advocacy. Join today!

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LSHA) is to:

1. Serve individuals in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.

2. Advocate for services provided to individuals with speech, language and hearing needs.

3. Establish and promote professional development and high ethical and professional standards.

4. Provide programs and services that meet members' needs.

Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association

P.O. Box 83132 |  Baton Rouge, LA  |  70884 |

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