Sherry Curtiss, a speech language pathologist at Nash Health Care, was awarded the Honors, one of the highest accolades given by the NC Speech, Hearing and Language Association (NCSHLA). The award was presented at the association's 2011 annual conference. The Honors is presented annually to one member who exhibits leadership and practices excellence.
NCSHLA promotes the professional practice of the speech, language and hearing sciences, advocates and serves as the voice of the profession, and works to enhance the lives of communicatively impaired citizens.
Curtiss served on the Legislative Council of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. (ASHA), and she has also volunteered extensively with the national and the NC branch of the organization since 1994. She is currently the President of the NC Association of Supervisors in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Originally from Kinston, Curtiss earned her bachelor’s degree in speech language pathology and audiology from UNC at Greensboro and her master’s degree in communication disorders from Appalachian State University. She is also one of three Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in North Carolina. She has worked as a speech language pathologist for 16 years.