Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Azra Ahmad Joins The Center for Hearing & Speech's Cause
Azra Ahmad has joined the board of directors at the Center for Hearing & Speech.
"Azra's speech pathology education and experience is a perfect fit for the Center and fills a void in our Board matrix,” said the Center’s Executive Director Rita Tintera. “She works directly, as an attorney, with the communities that the Center has as our target populations; the lower income less advantaged.”
In addition to having earned a master’s degree in speech/language pathology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, Ahmad has personal experience with communications disorders.
“My son stuttered when he was young and with intensive speech therapy he speaks fluently now,” she said. “I recognize the importance of early intervention and appreciate how vital communication is for the basic human interaction.”
Ahmad earned a law degree from St. Louis University School of Law. She is an attorney with Mid-America Law Practice LLC. She is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois and is a member of the Missouri Bar Association. She helped create the South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and Wealth Counsel.
In addition to working in a busy practice, she provides legal consults to members of a local civil rights group and has been involved with the Missouri Bar’s Read Across America program.