Marlene B. Salas-Provance, PhD, MHA, CCC-SLP
Marlene B. Salas-Provance, PhD, MHA, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is professor and Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She received ASHA's Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs and ASHA's Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions in International Achievement. She is past Coordinator of ASHA's Special Interest Group 14, Communication Disorders and Sciences in CLD Populations; past President of the Hispanic Caucus; was a founding steering committee member and coordinator of ASHA's Special Interest Group 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders; and past member of ASHA's Multicultural Issues Board. Dr. Salas-Provance is President and CEO of Bilingual Advantage, Inc., a medical interpreter training company. She developed and taught graduate courses on Multicultural Issues and Interpreter Skills for the SLP. She has traveled worldwide with a medical team serving children with cleft palate developing sustainable services in Lima, Peru.