Board Member Bio

Daphne R. Washington, MA, CCC-SLP


Daphne Washington was appointed to the Board by Governor Bobby Jindal on November 21, 2014. Mrs. Washington was awarded her Bachelor’s degree from Henderson State University in 1988 and her Master’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1989.  Currently, she is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Professional in Residence at Louisiana Tech University serving as an instructor, clinical supervisor and manager of the augmentative communication program. Mrs. Washington is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), member of ASHA Special Interest Division 12 (AAC), and a Fellow of the Louisiana Speech-Language and Hearing Association (LSHA). She has worked in a variety of settings including university, public schools, early intervention, rehabilitation, assistive technology, skilled nursing facilities, and home health.  She has worked in the field of augmentative/alternative communication for the past 20 years. During this time, she has evaluated and provided follow-up services for children and adults. In addition, she has conducted trainings/courses for pre-professionals and professionals in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.