CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

LBESPA is calling for nominations for four (4) members to the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

The positions available are for three-year terms and include:

  1. Two practicing Audiologists, one of whom must be licensed to dispense hearing aids. One position is newly created and will take effect as soon as the appointment is made by the Governor. The second position will be vacant beginning January 1, 2018.
  2. Two practicing Speech-Language Pathologists, one of whom shall be currently employed in a public school setting. The positions will be vacant beginning January 30, 2018.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS

  • Be a resident of the state of Louisiana
  • Hold a valid Louisiana license in the area of service (Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Have been engaged in providing service, or in teaching, or in research in audiology or speech-language pathology for at least five years prior to appointment

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT LBESPA

There are typically six regular meetings per year, but additional special meetings may be called as needed. Travel expenses are paid, but there is no reimbursement for time. Term of office is for three years.

A list of all qualified nominees will be submitted to the Governor by LBESPA. The governor will appoint the board members. Terms begin upon appointment by the Governor and are subject to Senate confirmation.

If you meet eligibility requirements and wish to be a nominee, please complete the nomination form and include all information requested so your application can be properly processed. You must also mail a notarized statement listing and verifying professional experience.

NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY LBESPA BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 AND NOTARIZED STATEMENTS SENT TO:

Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Attn: Jolie Jones, Executive Director
37283 Swamp Road, Suite 3B
Prairieville, LA 70769

If you have any questions you may e-mail Jolie Jones, Executive Director at jjones@lbespa.org.

Please describe your interest in service on the licensure board and your qualifications for services (e.g. professional experience, services to professional organizations, awards, etc.). This description will be provided to the Governor as written, in addition to your name, title/affiliation, and degree information. The maximum length is 175 words. Content will be edited if maximum length is exceeded.

By typing your name above, you are signing this nomination electronically. You agree that your electronic signature is a legal equivalent of your manual agreement on this nomination.