Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Foundation Mission

The Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation is committed to supporting students advancing the scholarship and study of communication science and disorders for the benefit of persons with communication impairments in Missouri.


The Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is governed by the Board of Trustees:

  • Jacob Gutshall, Chair
  • Julie Hoffmann, Treasurer
  • Carlotta Kimble, Recorder
  • Beth McKerlie
  • Shirley Patterson
  • Jennifer Stevenson
  • Jane Webb
  • Jamie Burkett, Ex-officio MSHA CPT
  • Lynette Cowherd, Ex-officio MSHA board

The Foundation is affiliated with the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association (“MSHA”)


The Foundation funds the following programs:

  • Leadership Academy
  • Quest for the Cup
  • Minority Student Leadership Program
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Award
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
  • Outstanding Graduate Technical Session Award
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Technical Session Award
  • Outstanding Cultural Competence Research Award
Fundraising and Events

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which relies on support from the public to accomplish its mission. Foundation support can come from many sources, including:

Contact the Foundation

For more information about programs or to offer support of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, please email moslhfdn@gmail.com or call MSHA Central Office at 888-729-6742 to be connected to a Trustee.