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Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers


& Speech-Language Pathologists

Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers & Speech-Language Pathologists



Welcome to the Maryland State Board of Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists web site.   The sections listed on the menu provide information on items of interest to consumers, applicants and licensees.   After you have reviewed these sections, if you have not found the answers you need, please contact the Board by phone, fax or e-mail.

Meetings of the Board are held at 4:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at DHMH on Patterson Avenue. Please note that the Board does not meet in the months of August or December.  All interested parties are welcome to attend the meeting. Please contact the Board office for meeting room and directions.

Board's Mission


The mission of the Board is to enhance the quality of the hearing and speech health care provided to the citizens of Maryland by ensuring qualified and  competent audiologists, hearing aid dispensers and speech-language pathologists are licensed to practice in the State of Maryland.

Important Information


Board Offices Closed

Board offices are closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 for the Thanksgiving holiday and Friday, November 27, 2015 for the American Indian Heritage Day.  The Board offices will reopen on Monday, November 30, 2015.

Requesting Verification Letters

For more information regarding requesting a verification letter to be sent to another licensing board or employer please click here.

Hearing Aid Sales and Third-Party Providers

For important information to all licensees regarding third party sellers of hearing aids please click here.

Board Meeting Dates
The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month except August and December.  Board meetings are held at 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland.  Continuing education credit can be earned by licensees by attending the open session of Board meetings.
Ocassionally, Board meetings are cancelled - please call the Board at 410-764-4725 to ensure that the meeting is being held.  Whenever possible notice of a cancellation of a Board meeting will be posted to this homepage.
Upcoming Board meeting dates are:
January 21, 2016
February 18, 2016
March 17, 2016
Board Staff
Christopher J. Kelter, Executive Director
Anthony DeFranco, AAG, Board Counsel
Zoann C. Mouzone, Administrative Specialist
Yolanda B. Campbell, Office Secretary 


Office of Governor


Contact Us

Board of AUD/HAD/SLP
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland  21215
Phone:  410-764-4725
Fax:  410-358-0273




Board Members

  • Ronald Kaplan, Au.D. (AUD), Chair
  • C. Kirk Payne (HAD), Co-Chair
  • John Sloan, M.Ed. CCC-SLP (SLP), Treasurer
  • Lisa Melody, SLP (SLP)
  • Joan Dawson, Ph.D., SLP (SLP)
  • Stacey Samuels Cole, Au.D. (AUD)
  • Charlotte Godfrey, Au.D. (AUD)
  • Billie Jo O'Donovan (HAD)
  • George Sheckells (HAD)
  • Scott D. London, M.D.
  • Victor Da Costa, M.D.
  • John Rouse, Consumer
  • Ellen Stein, Consumer



PIA Requests

  • Public Information Act Contact:

    Christopher J. Kelter, M.P.A.,
    Executive Director
    Maryland Board of Examiners for
    AUD HAD and SLP
    4201 Patterson Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21215