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Chelsea Conrad, AuD
President, Michigan Audiology Coalition

Those who know me best know that I’m fond of quoting the familiar saying, “Many hands make light work.” These words highlight where the Michigan Audiology Coalition stands as we look toward the future of our profession in Michigan. Despite our different practice settings, specialties, experiences, and backgrounds, we are all passionate about hearing healthcare and communication. Together, we have an opportunity to roll up our sleeves to shape who we are and, perhaps more importantly, who we will be.

I hope to highlight the value of membership to all licensed audiologists in the State of Michigan. With greater numbers, we can unite for a stronger impact when we want our voice to be heard. We currently represent only 20% of audiologists in the state. Consider the impact we might have if MAC represented a larger proportion of audiologists in shaping legislative policy, in public relations awareness, and beyond.

MAC has heard the voices of our membership indicating the desire to hire a lobbyist to advocate for our interests and to keep us informed of the ever changing landscape in Lansing. Now we need to make sure that we have the volunteers and donations to make this goal a sustainable reality. Our fundraising campaign has kicked off and brings us closer to hiring a lobbying firm to represent us. Consider a contribution of your time and financial support to help us establish relationships with legislators and other community leaders that will inform them and shape an audiology future that is safe and beneficial to our patients and to us as professionals.

It is an honor to serve as your president, and I am exceptionally grateful to the membership, volunteers, and the board members that contribute to MAC. I look forward to the year ahead and our work together! I’d love to hear from you about your ideas for the future and your willingness to contribute to the success MAC!

Chelsea Conrad, AuD
President, Michigan Audiology Coalition