Ms Gertrude Buttigieg, is a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist and holds a Masters degree in Health Services Management. On a voluntary basis has served on the committee of the Association of Speech Language Pathologists since 1995. She served as Secretary between 1995-2005, when she was elected President and 10 years later she relinquished to post and has since occupied position as Vice-President for ASLP. In 2007 she was elected Honorary Secretary of the Malta Health Network and serves on the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development, representating the sectors of Health and Elderly. Gertrude has represented ASLP as council member of the Malta Federation of Professional Associations since 2000 and served as Hon Secretary to MFPA since 2006. Ms Buttigieg has been serving as council member on the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector since 2014 and was representative for the sectors of Health and Elderly in the Civil Society Committee of MCESD since 2012. Ms Buttigieg has participated in several conferences sharing her professional background and experience in the voluntary sector.