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NAFDA Adds Katz and Meltzner to Already Dynamic Advisory Board


Dr. Jack Katz (SUNY-Buffalo) and Ron Meltzner (President/CEO- Widex Corp.) have joined the Advisory Board for the National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology (NAFDA). The Advisory Board, which consists of corporate leaders, educators, and professionals in Audiology, 'has been extremely helpful in the organization and immediate success of NAFDA,' says NAFDA's Matthew Rumsey, Committee Officer for Organizations.

Katz and Meltzner are two of nineteen NAFDA Advisory Board Members. Others on the team include: Lucille Beck (VA, Washington,DC)), Michael Cannizzarro (President/CEO, Beltone), Gerald Church (CMU), David Cunningham (Louisville), Barry Freeman (Nova Southeastern), James Hall, III (Vanderbilt), Earl Harford (Starkey), Karen Johnson (Louisville), Victoria Keetay (Ball State), Patricia Kricos (Florida), Robert Manning (ADA), Richard Nodar (ASHA), George Osborne (AFA), Yvonne Sininger (AAA), Brad Stach (Nova Scotia), Ian Windmill (Louisville) and John Zei (Prsident/CEO, Siemens).

There will be nearly 600 Au.D. students enrolled in the Fall 1999 with nearly 161 graduates in May, 2000. Members of the NAFDA Advisory Board attended and presented at the founding Officers' meeting in Louisville, Kentucky this past January and at the AAA Convention in Miami Beach, Florida in April.

These Advisory Board Members have been instrumental in the development of By-laws, in the understanding of national Audiology issues pertaining to the Au.D., and in the overall positive exposure of NAFDA. NAFDA is the first-ever national association organized solely for the purpose of supporting and promoting Audiology and Audiology students. The members of NAFDA represent the future of Audiology and many on the Advisory Board have been instrumental in the movement to the Doctor of Audiology degree as the entry level degree for our healthcare profession.

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