The purpose of the ADA Student Academy of Doctors of Audiology (SADA) is to serve the varied needs and concerns of student and emerging graduated members of ADA. SADA will collaborate with the ADA Board of Directors, ADA committees and others to develop educational resources and programming for students, participate in advocacy initiatives to advance student interests, and disseminate relevant information to students.
In accordance with the guidelines established for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, SADA will be supported by the SADA Council. The Council will be comprised of a minimum of nine (9) ADA Student Members, who will serve for a one-year term, and who may be eligible for re-appointment. SADA Council Members are expected to attend monthly Council meetings via teleconference (every attempt will be made to schedule them at a time convenient to all) , to participate in Council projects by providing insight and expertise, and to support the mission and objectives of ADA and its student members. Note: We do recognize that university requirements and student obligations may prevent participation, particularly at certain times during the year.
Chapter Council Members
Kate Witham, President
Kate is a third year Au.D. student at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. with an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University. Kate served as the Membership Relations Chair in the past and is thrilled to serve as the SADA president this year. Their interests include Deafness, special populations, and amplification. Kate values access to language, and they have a passion for progress. Their side passion is politics. In their free time, Kate enjoys keeping up with current events and participating in activism opportunities.
Kayla Dub, Vice President
Kayla is currently a third-year student at the University of Florida. In her free time she loves to travel, bake, and play beach volleyball. ADA invests in their students and has given her numerous opportunities that she is grateful for. Thus, she would like to give back to this organization by serving as SADA Board Fundraising Chair for the 2018-2019 year!
Kaley Babich, Advocacy Chair
Kaley holds the Advocacy Chair position on the Student Academy of Doctors of Audiology for the second year in a row and is a fourth-year audiology doctoral student at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She is passionate about advocating for the future of audiology as an autonomous, doctoring profession and improving patient’s awareness of and access to hearing and balance care. She is dedicated to enhancing her role as a leader in the profession of audiology to help make this a reality for our field. Ms. Babich joined the Academy of Doctors of Audiology as she feels strongly that their goals for the profession align seamlessly with hers.
Holly Botzum, Education Chair
Holly is a third-year student as the University of Memphis. She received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in music from the University of Northern Iowa, and Ohio University, respectively. Her path to audiology included working for top tech companies Best Buy and Verizon. Holly’s interests include the geriatric population, hearing technology, musician’s hearing management, and balance disorders. Her goal as a future audiologist is to help better the lives of people facing hearing and balance difficulties, while also helping to impact the future landscape of audiology.
Anne Marie Misey, Communications Chair
Anne Marie is a third year Au.D. student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After joining SADA only a year ago, she loved how welcoming SADA was to her and how easy it was to become involved within the organization. After writing for the communications committee, she felt ready to step up and further her work in this role as the chair. After all, isn’t communication what Audiology is all about? Anne Marie’s goal as a future Audiologist is to help those in the aging process communicate with their loved ones.
Noah Mostafa, Fundraising Chair
Glen Elms, Membership Relations Chair