Ad Hoc Marketing Committee
· Promotes the interests of USHA, which shall include (but is not limited to) soliciting contributions and donations, soliciting sponsors for the newsletter, the membership directory, and other related USHA publications.
ASHA CEU Coordinator
Oversees USHA’s program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Serves as the sole liaison between USHA and the ASHA Continuing Education Board.
Serves as an ex-officio member of the Program Committee and the Professional Development Committee to assist with the planning and implementation of Continuing Education (CE) activities to meet all ASHA Continuing Education Board guidelines and requirements.
Prepares and submits all required forms and documentation to ASHA for each USHA sponsored continuing education activity, including Cooperative Offerings and Independent Studies.
Provides and collects the participant forms at the CE activities, answers CE questions, and submits participant forms with the Activity Report Form to ASHA following each activity.
ASHA Advisory Council Members (Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology)
· The Audiology Advisory Council and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council are charged with identifying, discussing, and ranking issues of concern to members and advising the Board of Directors on issues for consideration as the Association engages in strategic or forward thinking.
· Each Advisory Council is comprised of 53 members from each state, the District of Columbia, International constituency, and NSSLHA. Members of the Advisory Councils are elected by ASHA members in their state and profession.
Sandra Gillam (Speech-Language Pathology)
Stephanie McVicar (Audiology)
Legislative Matters Committee
**Opening for committee members. If you are interested, contact USHA Jeffery Larsen
· Educates members of the Legislature regarding general and specific issues of concern to the speech-language-hearing profession.
· Monitors and addresses legislation which impacts the speech-language-hearing profession throughout the year.
· Attends public hearings related to issues concerning the speech-language-hearing profession and, if necessary, arranges to have a speaker at these hearings to represent USHA.
· Serves as a liaison to other allied health and educational agencies to support legislation that is mutually beneficial.
· Maintains contact with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Board (DOPL) for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, and stays aware of any licensing issues that require legislative change.
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Long Range Planning Committee
· Presents an Annual Report at the Fall Business meeting.
· Develops, updates, and monitors a 5-year plan, which includes goals from each committee.
Membership & Recruitment Committee
*Opening for committee members*
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· Receives and processes all applications for membership.
· Helps recruit new members.
· Publishes an annual directory of the membership.
· Provides nominees to the membership for Second President-Elect, and for choosing recipients for the Kleffner, DiCarlo, and Van Hattum Awards, USHA Outstanding Contribution and Friend of the Association Awards.
· The Past President chairs the committee. The committee is made up of four members, elected at the Spring General Business Meeting and serve for a period of one year.
Professional Development Committee
**Opening for committee members.
· Pursues avenues in which professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology may engage in
continuing education for professional growth.
· Promotes professional development of members by encouraging collaboration in professional areas such as supervision, specialty certification, public school, private practice, and clinic issues.
Professional Matters Committee
· Develops and presents to the members, suggestions for implementing policies and practices concerned with issues affecting the speech-language pathologists and audiologists in all employment settings.
· Acts as professional grievance committee empowered to hear grievances as a body and makes recommendations to the Governing Board.
· Hears matters of professional interest regarding relationships, ethics, conduct, standards, and the well-being of USHA.
Marilyn Price-Larson (ad hoc member)
Patricia Anderson (DOPL)
· Works to promote continued educational opportunities to individuals serving the needs of those with communication impairments, coordinate education with other state agencies and
professionals, and collaborate in training efforts to address the varied needs and interests of the USHA members.
· Plans and provides programs for the annual spring conference, including arranging topics,
speakers, and event planning.
Ex officio members:
Kamie Gilchrist, CEU Administrator
Walter Cox, Treasurer
Public Relations Committee
· Initiates, facilitates, and coordinates communication and public relations efforts within the membership of USHA and between USHA and the community.
· Maintains contacts and shares information with persons and organizations interested in the disorders of speech, language, and hearing.
· Speaks and acts regarding matters of corporation policy and professional concern.
· Publishes and distributes The Communicator, the newsletter of USHA, which is designed for the dissemination and exchange of information related to association news and business, professional growth and achievements of association members, and professional knowledge and educational opportunities. The Communicator is published four times per year.
· Assists the webmaster with the USHA website, and other information pertaining to the interest of USHA.
· Ensures that such publications representing USHA have been approved in principle, general content, and doctrine.
State Education Advocacy Leader
· Serves in the capacity of ad hoc member on the Professional Matters Committee of the State Association. The SEAL does not carry a vote on the state executive board in regards to policymaking or professional issues.
· Acts as an advocate for the delivery of speech-language pathology and audiology services in the school settings.You may refer to the ASHA SEALS manual for additional information.
**Opening for committee members. If you are interested, contact USHA Sarah Cox
· Performs day-to-day site maintenance on the website, sets organization standards for design, performs
navigation and browser compatibility, and performs quality-control for third party content.
· Helps moderate discussion boards.
· Answers general questions of members and others who contact USHA through the website.
· Disseminates professional questions to appropriate Executive Board Committees.