During May graduation exercises at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University), John Coverstone, AuD, pictured at right, received the Audiology Foundation of America (AFA) Professional Leadership Award. This award honors a graduating AuD student.

Professional Leadership Award winners are chosen based on their positive attitude and strong work ethic throughout their Au.D. program, their involvement in professional activities to promote the profession and patient care, and their dedication to public service.

Dr. Coverstone i s president and CEO of Sentient Health Solutions, Inc, a New Brighton, Minn, group founded to provide audiological consulting services in healthcare. He was recognized for his dedication to the audiology profession and consumer care through his political and legislative work in Minnesota, and nationally, and his commitment to service in professional audiology organizations.

The AFA is an educational foundation whose mission is to empower audiologists to be independent and autonomous practitioners by supporting their educational preparation, professional practice and leadership development.

Source: Audiology Foundation of America