VSHA Members to Meet with Vermont Congressional and House Delegates
Each state has Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Advisory Council members who are charged with identifying, discussing and ranking issues of concern to members and advising the ASHA Board of Directors on strategic issues.
Vermont’s elected representatives to the ASHA Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Advisory Council are Susan Kimmerly, EdD, CCC-SLP (speech language pathology) and Stacy Jordan, MA, CCC-A (audiology). Susan and Stacy are currently serving a 3-year term from January 2015 to December 2017.
Susan and Stacy are preparing to attend this year's ASHA Advisory Council Meetings from March 12-15. They are also scheduling visits with our Congressman and Senators for March 13, 2015 to discuss current federal issues in the professions. Read more about ASHA's Legislative briefs and their Public Policy Agenda: http://www.asha.org/Advocacy/Issue-Briefs/
VSHA members are welcome to contact Susan or Stacy if they have particular perspectives they would like to share:
The Council members provide information to the Board of Directors (BOD) and recommendations for determining possible future programs and services to be developed and/or supported by the Association's resources. Council members attend monthly meetings and are subscribed to Advisory Council Web-based discussion forums and group email lists to assist them in fulfilling their charge
Each Advisory Council comprises 54 members—one from each state, the District of Columbia, International constituency, U.S. Territories and NSSLHA. Members of the Advisory Councils are elected by ASHA members in their state and profession.
Source - this information adapted from ASHA Advisory Council webpage and related links: