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The agency is governed by five board members. The board members are residents of the state and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
The board members consist of three licensed speech-language pathologists or audiologists, provided that at least one of the three shall be a licensed speech-language pathologist and least one a licensed audiologist; one otolaryngologist who is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and one lay member.
The board is established in order to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare, and to protect the public from being misled by incompetent, unscrupulous and unqualified persons, it is necessary to provide regulatory authority over persons offering speech-language pathology and audiology services to the public.
Tracy Grammer, M.S., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Tracy Grammer is a speech-language pathologist with twenty three years of experience working with adults experiencing a variety of cognitive-communication disorders to include cognitive dysfunction, aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and apraxia secondary to cerebral vascular accident, traumatic brain injury, glossectomy, laryngectomy, tracheostomy, and ventilator dependency. She is employed at OU Medical Center as a speech-language pathologist for the Trauma Team and Department of Otolaryngology. Ms. Grammer is a faculty member of the OUHSC College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology and OUHSC College of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is currently serving her second term as the Chair of the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. She was elected to the 2015 - 2017 Advisory Council of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Ms. Grammer served five years as the president of the Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma and as the 2005 – 2008 Oklahoma Legislative Councilor to the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Ms. Grammer is a past president of the Oklahoma Academy of Medical Speech Language Pathologists and a two time past president of the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association. She is the Director and founder of Camp Sunrise, an outdoor retreat for adult survivors of traumatic brain injury, which began in 2000. Ms. Grammer was elected Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association in 2014. She was awarded the 2012 OU Medical Trauma Angel Award, the 2010 Honors of the Association for the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association, the 2005 and 2007 HCA Frist Humanitarian Awards as well as the 2001 Gwen Casey Award for Outstanding Clinical Service by the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association. She holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.
Susan C. McHugh, M.ED., CCC-SLP
New Board Member
Susan McHugh is our new Speech-Language Pathology board member. She is replacing Dr. Cheryl Giddens on August 15, 2014. Mrs. McHugh will serve as Secretary for the Board and her term will end on
Susan McHugh is currently employed by Edmond Public Schools as the Coordinator and Consultant for the school district’s staff of 39 Speech/Language Pathologists. She has enjoyed a 26 year career in a variety of school settings working with students, families and faculties. Over the years, she has also contracted in adult rehabilitation settings and served private clients. In addition, she has been active in Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association serving as president and currently Membership Co-Chair. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma and her Master of Education in Speech/Language Pathology from Central State University.
Congratulations to our new Board member!