Jonette Owen, Au.D.

Ram Nileshwar, Au.D.
Director- at- Large (two positions open)
Rachel Magann Faivre, Au.D.
Jonette Owen, Au.D.
Timothy C. Steele, Ph.D.

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Assistant Dean, Practice and Assessment of Audiologic Medicine
Assistant Professor, Salus University (July 2014 – Present)

Candidate: Director-At-Large

Doctor of Audiology, PCO School of Audiology, Elkins Park, PA (November 2003)
Master of Science in Audiology, Towson State University, Towson, MD (January 1986)
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology/Audiology, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD (May 1983)

Professional Activities/Honors:
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language and Hearing: Chair-Board of Examiners in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Academy of Doctors of Audiology:
    Board of Director 12/2016-present
    Student Mentoring Committee 2014 - present
  • ALPHA UPSILON DELTA- Audiology Honor Society
  • National Academies of Practice- Distinguished Fellow
  • 2017-Present National Academies of Practice
  • 2015- Present Philadelphia Higher Education Assessment Leaders
  • 2012- Present Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology
  • 2012- Present Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • 1987- Present American Academy of Audiology, Fellow

Position Statement:
Should I be elected as a Director-at-Large to the ADA Board of Directors, I will provide insight as a private practice owner, clinician and educator. As a former private practice owner, I can relate to the daily business challenges of keeping a practice operational. As a clinician, achieving the balance of the patient’s needs and desires while serving as the health care provider comes with challenges of its own. As eductor, my interaction with Au.D. students ranges from providing clinical knowledge to directing each student on their unique clinical education path. My diverse background addresses all these importatnt elements as they relate to audiology and uniquely qualify me to represent multiple aspects of the profession as it is practiced today. In each of these areas, my desire to improve the quality of life for audiologists, patients and students remains very strong.

My interaction with young professionals has shown me that they are embracing the changes to the profession landscape. These young audiologists are already positioning themselves, by thinking outside the (big) box, to developing alternate means of providing the patient care services they are uniquely qualified to perform as audiologists. It will be up to the future generations of audiologists to keep the ADA’s work of today moving forward to meet the healthcare needs of tomorrow. ADA is the professional organization that is dedicated to private practice and must be cultivating relationships with these students and young professionals that will result in ADA being their first choice of an audiology organization with which to become associated.

Training programs provide the educational components necessary for students to achieve competence. Professional organizations must provide leadership and mentoring beyond the walls of the educational institution. If elected, I will lead a member initiative focused on increased engagement with educational institutions. This can be by way of offering time to speak to the student organization about the important work that ADA is involved in for the future of the profession or by hosting students for clinical rotations in practice settings, showing first hand the importance of professional autonomy.