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Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Board of Speech Language Pathology
December 17, 2014
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jodi Cohen, of East Lansing, and the reappointment of Brit Austin, of Oxford, to the Michigan Board of Speech Language Pathology.
This 11-member board, housed in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, oversees the licensure and practice of speech-language pathologists.
"I am confident these individuals will use their diverse and extensive experiences to ensure appropriate oversight of Michigan's speech-language pathologists," Snyder said.
Cohen is owner of SLP Associates, Speech & Language Services, and is a speech- language pathologist with the Lansing School District. Cohen earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and audiology sciences, and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Michigan State University. She also holds a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She represents professionals and replaces Amanda Carlson.
Austin is a speech-language pathologist with Rainbow Rehabilitation. Austin earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in linguistics from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Michigan State University. She continues to represent professionals.
Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.