Spotlight Saturday, Amanda Adams, Board Member  - Hearing and Speech Agency

Spotlight Saturday, Amanda Adams, Board Member

What drew you to HASA originally? A good friend and colleague of mine, Tom Huber, introduced me to HASA.

How long have you been affiliated with HASA and in what capacity? I have served on the HASA board for the past three months.

What is your favorite memory with HASA? My favorite memory with HASA is watching the kids come to school in the morning. Watching their faces light up as the teachers and staff greet them at the door warms my heart.

What's the one thing you want people to know about HASA? Think about how important language is in our daily lives and how difficult it would be to function if one were deaf or hard of hearing or had a speech-language disability.  HASA is a place and a resource serving the needs of children and adults with communication challenges. They are the “go to” resident experts partnering with companies and individuals to best serve our community. 

What are three words to describe HASA? Experienced, Committed, Visionary

What is your favorite word? Empathy

What do you like most about HASA? I love how HASA is able to keep the whole child/person in mind with the therapies they provide. They understand the journey to achieve the personalized goals and have the patience and commitment to help their patients succeed. 

What have you gained from being affiliated with HASA? I have enjoyed working and getting to know the Executive Director, Erin Stauder.  She is a visionary for this organization; she is impressive. Her leadership skills and outreach in the community in the time she has served as Executive Director are impressive. I know she is going to do great things at HASA and I am proud to have the opportunity to work with her. 

Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us. As a child, I suffered from verbal aphasia and attended a school dedicated to children with learning disabilities in elementary school.  Because of the dedication of the speech language pathologists, I was able to overcome this disability to go on to college at University of Georgia and pursue a career as a Treasury Management Advisor in Banking. 

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