Sandra L. Turek Award

Do you know an ArSHA member, who has followed in the example established by Sandra Turek, M.S., CCC-A, and who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the professions of audiology or speech-language pathology?

Need some info about Sandra?

Sandra was the Assistant Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. While at the VA, she steadfastly advocated for the needs of military men and women. Sandra and her co-chair, Patsy Talamante, M.S, CCC-SLP led the effort to establish and require licensure for AuDs and SLPs in Arizona. In doing so, Sandra and Patsy were instrumental in bringing together the various stakeholders to further the professions. Sandra worked tirelessly for state licensure even though, at the time, she was exempt from state licensure law. After licensure was accomplished, Sandra served on the first licensure advisory committee and continued to serve the professions as a mentor, preceptor and leader through her work at the VA, ArSHA and ASHA until her retirement. Sandra was dedicated to the betterment of the professions and to safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Yes, you know someone? Then check out the new “Sandra L. Turek Award for Outstanding Leadership”. For more information, read more here.