WHO ARE THE S.I.S.T.A.S OF MIDDLE GA?
S.I.S.T.A.s (Sisters in Speech Therapy & Audiology) of Middle Georgia, a non-profit organization, is a community comprised of minority women currently practicing or studying in the field of Speech Pathology and/or Audiology. These amazing women are assessing, treating, educating, and conducting trailblazing research in Georgia to help make a difference in the lives of individuals with deficits, diseases or disorders that affect speech, language, hearing, cognition, voice, fluency, swallowing and pragmatics (social skills).
S.I.S.T.A.s (Sisters in Speech Therapy & Audiology) are making a significant impact in a multitude of settings, including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities, colleges and universities, sub-acute centers, home health agencies, private practices and clinics, as well as in corporate America.
But to whom much is given, much is required! S.I.S.T.A.s (Sisters in Speech Therapy & Audiology) believe it is our responsibility to:
INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE and pass the torch to other young minority women seeking to make a difference in the lives of others who have communication deficits and disorders.
SUPPORT and CELEBRATE our S.I.S.T.A.s who are impacting the lives of their students, patients and clients every day.
To us, RECRUITMENT and RETENTION of these bright and talented women in our field go hand in hand.
That's what the S.I.S.T.A.s of Middle Georgia is all about!
A group of close-knit, African-American female SLPs thought it necessary to form a more strategic and formal alliance to pour into younger minority professionals and increase awareness to their amazing career. Thus, they decided to follow in the visionary footsteps of the National S.I.S.T.A.s organization founded by Big Sista, Juliet Bradford. The S.I.S.T.A.s of Middle Georgia was organized in May of 2020. Founding members of the S.I.S.T.A.s of Middle Georgia Chapter are as follows:
Dr. Mable Anderson, CCC-SLP
Cassandra Frazier, CCC-SLP
Sharon Hodges, SLP
Cassandra Kelly, CCC-SLP
Sanjenetta Lewis, CCC-SLP
Adele Mathews, SLP
Sherie McGee, CCC-SLP
Demetria Philips, CCC-SLP
Robin Roper, CCC-SLP
Dr. Tiffany Scandrett, CCC-SLP
Kendall Scott, CCC-SLP
Beverly Sinclair, CCC-SLP
Zanthia Sutton, CCC-SLP
Rhonda Wright, CCC-SLP