Graduate Student Association - Communication Disorders and Sciences - Speech Departmental Club (GSA-CDS-Speech)

All graduate students in the CDS speech-language pathology program are automatically members of GSA-CDS-Speech and are encouraged to join our NSSLHA chapter.

Academic events, volunteer opportunities, and social events are offered throughout the semester. Active members can expect to connect professionally with people in the CDS community, including students and faculty/staff. Events include: The Moving Day Walk for Parkinson’s Disease, Friendsgiving Potluck, Annual Teddy Bear Clinic, Annual UB CDS Conference, and the Graduation Party.

Graduate students can receive benefits offered by GSA, inclduing conference funding towards ASHA, discount movie/sports tickets, and more! Check out for more graduate benefits.

NSSLHA members receive ASHA member benefits including opportunities for NSSLHA scholarships, career support and access to ASHA journals.

If you have any questions about GSA-CDS-Speech/NSSLHA or would like to be more involved and become an officer, you can contact the officers of GSA-CDS-Speech at their personal email accounts listed below.

2020-2021 / 2021-2022 GSA Officers

  • President: Andrea Mancuso
  • Vice President: Alessia Mangoni (22-23 President)
  • Secretary: Mackenzie Allen
  • Treasurer: Grace Galvin, Olivia Rizzo
  • Fundraising Chair: Alyson Baumann, Savannah Moynihan
  • Service Chair:  Emma Spronk
  • Social Chair: Lauren Kenworthy
  • Fundraising Chair: Savannah Moynihan
  • Senators: 20/21: Nicole Feeley, Nicole Dubill, Gursharan Badh
  • 21/22: Jannat Salim, Katy Kearny , Raghad Azzam, Kimberly Wong 
  • Social Media: Katlyn Heverly 
  • Faculty Liason: Erin O'Brien Wilson (, Laura Roberts (

NSSLHA- UB National Student Speech Language & Hearing Association

For the second consecutive year, the UB NSSLHA Chapter has been awarded the NSSLHA Chapter Gold Honors. UB's Chapter is among less than 70 chapters to be awarded nationally that demonstrate an outstanding effort to support National NSSLHA’s mission to inspire, empower, and support students in CDS. They have sought to unite undergraduate (SASH) and graduate (GSA) efforts to participate in professional service, advocacy, and educational events at UB and in Buffalo. Congratulations for all their hard work!


UB NSSLHA Earns Gold Honor Award Second Year In Row