Appointed National Director, Audiology and Speech Pathology Service
Dr. Rachel McArdle is appointed as the National Director, Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services, within the Office of Patient Care Services, for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Central Office in Washington, DC effective September 21, 2015
Dr. McArdle received her BA, MA, and PhD from USF. She has been employed by VA since 1996. Before assuming this position, she served as VHA's Associate Director for Clinical Rehabilitation and Restoration at the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence. She has served as chair of the field advisory committee for VHA Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, and held various leadership and management positions including her tenure as Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology Service at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. McArdle also serves as Director of the Audiology Research Lab, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.