President Elect

Kristen Davis, Au.D.Kristin Davis, Au.D.

Candidate: President-Elect

Current Position: Private Practice Owner/Audiologist- 3 locations in Upstate South Carolina

Education:

  • Au.D., Arizona School of Health Sciences (2003)
  • M.A., University of Memphis (1995)
  • B.S., University of South Carolina (1992)

Professional Activities/Honors:

  • Private Practice/Owner- Davis Audiology (2008-Present)
  • Board Member South Carolina Academy of Audiology (2010-2013)
  • President South Carolina Academy of Audiology (2012)
  • Fellow-Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • Director-at-large Academy of Doctors of Audiology (2019-Present)
  • Secretary- Board of Directors of Academy of Doctors of Audiology (2020)
  • Fellow-American Academy of Audiology
  • Member-South Carolina Academy of Audiology (2000-Present)
  • Founder-Upstate Hearing Meetup (2015-Present)
  • Presenter-ADA, AHAA, and Phonak Practice Development Conferences
  • Leadership Award-American Hearing Aid Associates Annual Convention (2015)
  • Craig W. Johnson Advocacy Award-Academy of Doctors of Audiology (co-awarded 2017)
  • Member-Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
  • Member-Greenville Chamber of Commerce
  • Member-Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Advisors- Greater Greer Chamber (2014-2017)
  • Director-Greater Greer Chamber Political Action Committee (2014-2018)
  • Fundraising Chair-Greater Greer Chamber PAC (2017-2018)
  • Board Member- Greenville Little Theatre (2016-Present)
  • Vice Chair- Greenville Little Theatre (2018)
  • Guardian-Upstate Honor Flight (2014, 2015)
  • Hear The World Red Bird Mission Trip, Beverly, KY (September 2011)
  • Jamaica Christian School For the Deaf Songs for Sound Mission Trip (June 2016)
  • Give Hope Global Haiti Mission Trip (February 2017)
  • Founder-Carolina Hearing Foundation (2018-Present)

Position Statement:

I am honored to be nominated for the President-Elect position on the ADA Board of Directors. If elected, I will commit to serving with the same driving passion I apply to my practice and other endeavors I have elected to engage in. I have been an avid supporter of ADA’s 18 x18, APCA, and now MAASA since its inception and will continue to be whether or not I am elected to this position. My professional career has encompassed experiences in nonprofits, hospitals, ENT offices, and, finally, private practice ownership since 2008. Being involved in ADA has been empowering for me as a private practice owner. I am aware there is fear and doubt among audiologists as to the future of the profession. I will strive to lead by example and empower younger audiologists and students to have a positive mindset regarding the future of our profession having weathered multiple disruptions since opening my private practice in 2008. It is time to evolve and take ownership of our profession! If we work together to advocate for our profession and for small business/private practice ownership, the future of Audiology is bright! I am not one to shy away from a challenge, and I firmly believe now more than ever MAASA is an achievable goal. I look forward to the passage of MAASA and focusing my time and resources on additional goals ADA’s membership decides are in the best interest of the future of Audiology. Whether elected or not, I am honored to be a member of ADA and serve on its Board. I am extremely proud of this organization and all of its members who don’t take no for an answer and instead choose to carve out and define the future for themselves!

Thank you for your consideration!