2020 Convention Program Committee

Mark DeRuiter, Co-Chair for Audiology

Edie R. Hapner, Co-Chair for Speech-Language Pathology

Acquired Cognitive Communication Disorders

  • Michelle S. Bourgeois, Topic Chair
  • Michael de Riesthal, Topic Chair
  • Jennifer Barry
  • Petrea Cornwell
  • Natalie Covington
  • Sarah Diehl
  • Natalie Douglas
  • Ilana Feld
  • Valarie Fleming
  • Kathryn Hardin
  • Melissa Johnson
  • Mary Kennedy
  • Sarah Key-DeLyria
  • Becky Khayum
  • Alyssa Lanzi
  • Erin Mattingly
  • Emily Morrow
  • Erline Nakano
  • Katy O'Brien
  • Jamie Reilly
  • Yvonne Rogalski
  • JoAnn Silkes
  • McKay Sohlberg
  • Leanne Togher
  • Lyn Turkstra
  • Gina Youmans

Audiology Dispensing and Business Management

  • Wayne A. Foster, Topic Chair
  • Marwa Abdrabbou
  • Becky Braun
  • Lisa Fox-Thomas
  • Tressa Jennings
  • Tracie Rice
  • Benjamin Russell

Audiology Implantables

  • René Gifford, Topic Chair
  • Julie Arenberg
  • Keri Colio
  • Elizabeth Kolberg
  • Sara Misurelli
  • Kristin Uhler
  • Sarah Warren

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Janet Dodd, Topic Chair
  • Carole Zangari, Topic Chair
  • Laura Ball
  • Michele Boruta
  • Kris Brock
  • Lauren S. Enders
  • Lori Geist
  • Joan Lipman Green
  • Michelle Gutmann
  • Elizabeth K. Hanson
  • Nancy Harrington
  • Kathryn Helland
  • Christine Holyfield
  • Deanna Hughes
  • Rajinder Koul
  • Rachael Langley
  • Wendy Quach
  • Eric Sanders
  • Jill Senner
  • Amanda Simmons
  • Michelle Therrien
  • Margaret Vento-Wilson
  • Kristy Weissling
  • Sarah Whyte
  • Rebecca Willer

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Lisa Chattler, Topic Chair
  • Kathryn Drager, Topic Chair
  • Susan Abrams
  • Ashwaq Alzamel
  • Lisa Audet
  • Leah Beekman
  • Katie Bernadkin
  • Teresa Cardon
  • Jennifer Casteix
  • Carrie Chouinard
  • Kaitlyn Clarke
  • Belinda Daughrity
  • Elizabeth Delsandro
  • Laura DeThorne
  • Danai Kasambira Fannin
  • Lizbeth Finestack
  • Jessie Ginsburg
  • Jordan Girola
  • Teresa Girolamo
  • Rosemarie Griffin
  • Yvana Hernandez
  • Lynne Hewitt
  • Lynn Koegel
  • Adriana Lavi
  • Georgina Lynch
  • Mercedes Mendoza
  • Avinash Mishra
  • Kristin Muller
  • Kimberly Murza
  • Alaine Ocampo
  • Lori Ortiz
  • Laura Richardson
  • Sheryl Rosin
  • Kami Rowland
  • Siva Priya Santhanam
  • Karyn Searcy
  • Hye Kyeung Seung
  • Jessica Stewart
  • Suma Suswaram
  • Heather Thompson
  • Megan Tobin
  • Joseph Vera
  • Jana Waller
  • Diane Williams
  • Cynthia Wineinger
  • Vicki Young

Business and Practice Management SLP

  • Robin L. Edge, Topic Chair
  • Sandra A. Schwartz, Topic Chair
  • Wyndi Capeci
  • Steven Jara
  • Meagan Kane Benjamin
  • Kyndall Knight
  • Leann Schouten
  • Bethany Walker
  • Carolyn Wiles Higdon

Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders

  • Kelly Nett Cordero, Topic Chair
  • Adriane Baylis
  • Catherine Crowley
  • Scott Dailey
  • Lynn Fox
  • Janet Gooch
  • Katelyn Kotlarek
  • Kari Lien
  • Alison Scheer-Cohen
  • Jessica Williams

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

  • Pui Fong Kan, Topic Chair
  • Betty Yu, Topic Chair
  • Henry Angulo
  • Evangeline Begay
  • Stanley Carson Seelye
  • Li-Rong Cheng
  • Hsinhuei (Sheen) Chiou
  • Molly Filippini
  • Sandra Gaskell
  • Samantha Ghali
  • Shirley Huang
  • Aya Khalil
  • Reem Khamis-Dakwar
  • Ann Kochupurackal
  • Henriette W. Langdon
  • Silvia Martinez
  • Pamela Norton
  • Giselle Núñez
  • Giang Pham
  • Sonja Pruitt-Lord
  • Reyhaneh Rajabzadeh
  • Gregory C. Robinson
  • Jonathan Robinson Anthony
  • Sulare (Telford) Rose
  • Manal Sabri
  • Maryam Salehomoum
  • Stacey Sangtian
  • Lauren Seeley
  • Shameka Stanford
  • Anusha Sundarrajan

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Across the Lifespan

  • Meryl Kaufman, Topic Chair
  • Claire Kane Miller, Topic Chair
  • Diana Aey
  • Denise Barringer
  • Julie Blair
  • Lynne Brady Wagner
  • Laura Brooks
  • Katia Bruno
  • Kathlene Cazatto
  • Edgar Vincent Clark
  • Jim Coyle
  • Amy Delaney
  • Pamela Dodrill
  • Tessa Goldsmith
  • Memorie Gosa
  • Jordan Hazelwood
  • Barbara Jacobson
  • Lisa Kelchner
  • Marnie Kershner
  • Jennifer Kizner
  • Jennifer Maybee
  • Emily Mayfield
  • Jill Merrow
  • Lori Burkhead Morgan
  • Ashley O'Neill
  • Theresa Richard
  • Luis Riquelme
  • Donna Scarborough
  • Carol Stach
  • Catherine (Casey) Sullivan
  • Megan Urban
  • Kelly Weir
  • Chelsea Woodard

Fluency

  • Laura Plexico, Topic Chair
  • Richard Arenas
  • Janet Bielby
  • Michael Boyle
  • Anthony Buhr
  • Geoffry Coalson
  • Christopher Constantino
  • Robyn Croft
  • Derek Daniels
  • Rodney Gabel
  • Hope Gerlach
  • Katie Gore
  • Daniel Hudock
  • Eric Jackson
  • Lawrence Molt
  • Scott Palasik
  • Naomi Rogers
  • Jayanthi Sasisekaran
  • Kathleen Scaler Scott
  • Rita D. Thurman
  • Seth Tichenor
  • Stacy Wagovich
  • Scott Yaruss

Global Issues and Practices

  • Martine Elie, Topic Chair
  • Yaser Al-Sabi
  • Katherine R. Brady
  • Sandy Dorsey
  • Ianthe Dunn-Murad
  • Dawn Ellis
  • Fernanda Dreux M. Fernandes
  • Saifya Ferryman
  • Kimberly Green
  • Jessica Jocelyn
  • Keisha Lindsay
  • Lesley Olswang
  • Ilias Papathansiou
  • Linda Rosa Lugo
  • Jason Thomas
  • Gloria Jean Weddington
  • Dorian Wilkerson

Health Literacy and Outcomes

  • Tena McNamara, Topic Chair
  • Laura Purcell Verdun, Topic Chair
  • Samuel R. Atcherson
  • Valerie E. Boyer
  • Dawna Duff
  • Maria Claudia Franca
  • Jennifer Gilligan
  • Amber Heape
  • Rebecca Kelly-Campbell
  • Renee Kinder
  • Monique T. Mills
  • Jennifer Oshita
  • Hua Ou
  • Jayanti Ray

Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus - Assessment and Intervention: Adult

  • Kathleen M. Cienkowski, Topic Chair
  • Brittney                Carlson
  • Jacqueline DiFrancesco
  • Gregory Mannarelli
  • Nicole Marrone
  • Kelly Reavis
  • Kristal Riska
  • Melissa Schenley
  • Sherri Smith

Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus - Assessment and Intervention: Pediatric

  • Jennifer P. Taylor, Topic Chair
  • Natalie Benafield
  • Aubrey Ellis
  • Suzanne Kimball
  • Kevin Kock
  • Melanie Morris

Hearing, Tinnitus, and Vestibular Science

  • Kathy Vander Werff, Topic Chair
  • Faith Akin
  • Chris Clinard
  • Viji Easwar
  • Ashley Flagge
  • Adrienne Graves
  • Marcia Hay McCutcheon
  • Melissa Papesh

Issues in Head/Neck Cancer

  • Heather Starmer, Topic Chair
  • Carly Barbon
  • Barbara Ebersole
  • Christina Hoang
  • Tamar Kotz
  • Kristen Linnemeyer
  • Donna Lundy
  • Holly McMillan
  • Barbara Messing
  • Andrew Palmer
  • Kelly Salmon
  • Breanne Thornton
  • Theresa Yao

Language and Learning in School-Age Individuals

  • Emily Hamuka, Topic Chair
  • Kathy L. Shapley, Topic Chair
  • Ashley Alexander
  • Jennifer Blake
  • Kyle Brouwer
  • Ivan Campos
  • Matthew Carter
  • Karalee Cole
  • Amy Constanza Smith
  • Alicia Davis
  • Dana Eckles
  • Lisa Fitton
  • Karen Garrido Nag
  • Laura Green
  • Kyomi Gregory
  • Kristi Hendrickson
  • Alice Henton
  • Sarai Holbrook
  • Katherine Krings
  • Michelle Lenhart
  • Jennifer Lundine
  • Mike Maykish
  • Mary Mitchell
  • Kimberly Murphy
  • Diane Ogiela
  • Lori Osborn
  • Gabriella Reynolds
  • Julie Schneider
  • Trisha Self
  • Amy Shollenbarger
  • Connie Summers
  • Jennifer Tate
  • Rhonda Walker
  • Connie Williams
  • Darrin Woolpert

Language Disorders in Adults

  • Sarah E. Wallace, Topic Chair
  • Stephen M. Wilson, Topic Chair
  • Areej Aseeri
  • Lauren Bislick
  • Rebecca Bulgarelli
  • Rob Cavanaugh
  • Melinda Corwin
  • Gayle DeDe
  • Suma Devanga
  • Melissa Duff
  • William Evans
  • Mackenzie Fama
  • Sandy Glista
  • Tamar Gollan
  • Elizabeth Hoover
  • Will Hula
  • Joanne Kinney
  • Kelly Knollman-Porter
  • Jaime Lee
  • Jennifer Mack
  • Miechelle McKelvey
  • Aimee Mooney
  • Jennifer Mozeiko
  • Maria L. Munoz
  • Marjorie Nicholas
  • Cathy Off
  • Mary Purdy
  • Emily Rogalski
  • Jane Roitsch
  • Chaleece Sandberg
  • Tom Sather
  • Meghan Savage
  • Victoria (Tori) Scharp
  • Sarah Schneck
  • Kimberly Smith
  • Sarah Villard
  • Kristy Weissling
  • Lauryn Zipse

Language in Infants through Preschoolers

  • Julie Feuerstein, Topic Chair
  • Doanne Ward-Williams, Topic Chair
  • Rebecca Alper
  • Aliya Boone
  • Michelle D'Mello
  • Amy Echols
  • Nicole Gallagher
  • Kathryn Greenslade
  • Mona Griffer
  • Allison Hatcher
  • Monica Hudnall
  • Rochel Lazewnik
  • Leilani Melendrez
  • Natalie Mikkelson
  • Arnold Olszewski
  • Twyla Perryman
  • Emily Quinn
  • Carlene Reid
  • Amy Rodda
  • Jenny Sharpless
  • Carol Sheffner-Hammer
  • Audra Sterling
  • Pam Terrell
  • Jacqueline Towson
  • Uchenna Udobi
  • Ashley Wiley

Leadership and Professional Issues

  • Radhika Aravamudhan, Topic Chair
  • Marva Mount, Topic Chair
  • Susan Alimonti
  • Rupa Balachandran
  • Dana Battaglia
  • Lauren Bland
  • Lori Colletti
  • Hia Datta
  • Emily Diehm
  • Tony DiLollo
  • Lynn Flahive
  • Carol Fleming
  • Jill Glessner
  • Wendy D. Hanks
  • Annette Hurley
  • Michelle MacRoy-Higgins
  • Stephen Oshrin
  • Judith L. Page
  • Jenny Rajan
  • Barbara T. Schmidt
  • Ruth Stonestreet
  • Julie Stover
  • Christina Yeager Pelatti

Listening, Language and Speech in Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Kristina M. Blaiser, Topic Chair
  • Brittan Barker
  • Teigan Beck
  • Katie Brennan
  • Becky Clem
  • Ellie Cooper
  • Rachel Glade
  • Kristin Gravel
  • Susie Jones
  • Elaine Kim
  • Elizabeth Preston
  • Brandon Roppel
  • Beth Walker
  • Krystal Werfel
  • Chelsea Woodward

Literacy Assessment and Intervention

  • Ginger Collins, Topic Chair
  • Ashley Bourque Meaux, Topic Chair
  • Lauren Baron
  • Mindy Bridges
  • Barbara Ehren
  • Perry Flynn
  • SallyAnn Giess
  • Sandra Gillam
  • Shannon Hall-Mills
  • Jayne Jaskolski
  • Rouzana Komesidou
  • Nancy Kuhles
  • Susan Loveall
  • Minako May
  • Janet Norris
  • Abbie Olszewski
  • Sharon Parisi
  • Rachel Powell
  • Jennifer Schultz
  • Katie Squires
  • Danielle Thompson
  • Danielle Watson
  • Francine Wenhardt
  • Julie Wolter
  • Samantha Wood
  • Lyndsey Zurawski

Models of Academic and Clinical Education

  • Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni, Topic Chair
  • Cheryl Messick, Topic Chair
  • Frederick Britten
  • Mary Casper
  • Kate Cook
  • Nicole Corbin
  • Samantha Dalessio (Procaccini)
  • Carol Dudding
  • Jennifer Friberg
  • Sarah Ginsberg
  • Sharon Glennen
  • Lynette (Lyn) Goldberg
  • Lindsey Jorgensen
  • Susana Keller
  • Mikael D.Z. Kimelman
  • Jessica Kisenwether
  • Carol Koch
  • Anne Marie Kubat
  • Christine Matthews
  • John McCarthy
  • Anne Michalek
  • Juliana Miller
  • Elaine Mormer
  • Colleen O'Rourke
  • Towino Paramby
  • Adele S. Raade
  • Roy Shinn
  • Pamela Smith
  • Glen Tellis
  • John Tetnowski
  • Judith Vander Woude
  • Colleen F. Visconti

Motor Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan

  • Rene L. Utianski, Topic Chair
  • Defne Abur
  • Becky Baas
  • Katherine (Katie) Brown
  • Jon Brumberg
  • Julie Case
  • Kathryn (Kate) Connaghan
  • Claire Cordella
  • Kimberly Farinella
  • Lynda Feenaughty
  • Kaylee Genzel
  • Jordan Green
  • Maria Grigos
  • Katarina Haley
  • Erika Levy
  • Julie Liss
  • Patricia McCabe
  • Antje Mefferd
  • Ignatius Nip
  • Diana Petroi
  • Carole Roth
  • Nancy Solomon
  • Kristie Spencer
  • Cara Stepp
  • Julie Stierwalt
  • Kaila Stipancic
  • Edy Strand

Neuroaudiology/Central Auditory Processing

  • Teri James Bellis, Topic Chair
  • Angela Loucks Alexander
  • Cydney Fox
  • Tina Stoody
  • Desiree Van Thai Su
  • Deborah Ross Swain

Speech and Language Science

  • Kaitlin Lansford, Topic Chair
  • Alison Behrman
  • Stephanie Borrie
  • Adam Buchwald
  • Erin Bush
  • Virginia Dubasik
  • Mandy Hampton Wray
  • Megan Hirsch
  • Anthony Koutsoftas
  • Boji Pak Wing Lam
  • Megan MacPherson
  • Toby Macrae
  • Liz Madden
  • Richard Morris
  • Douglas Parham
  • Catherine Theys
  • Sana Tibi
  • Bridget Walsh
  • Camille Wynn

Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Normal Hearing

  • Kathryn Cabbage, Topic Chair
  • Francoise Brousseau-Lapre
  • Hyunju Chung
  • Shari DeVeney
  • Kelly Farquharson
  • Amy Glaspey
  • Amy Graham
  • Elaine Hitchcock
  • Jill Hoover
  • Breanna Krueger
  • Jonathan Preston
  • Elizabeth Roepke
  • Anna Sosa
  • Michelle Swartz
  • Jennifer Zuk

Supervision and Precepting

  • Melissa Passe, Topic Chair
  • Ahmed Al-Salhi
  • Ilene Elmlinger
  • Mary Sue Fino-Szumski
  • Dorothy Gaspart
  • Melanie Hudson
  • Lindsay Knobelauch
  • Kelsey Leighton
  • Beth McKerlie
  • Kristen Nahrstedt
  • Charlotte Rubin
  • Gina Tillard
  • Marilyn Wark
  • Barbara Zucker

Telepractice and Technology

  • Joneen Lowman, Topic Chair
  • Tracy Ball
  • Jessica Barton
  • Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker
  • Nathan Cornish-Riley
  • Hannah Douglass
  • Elizabeth Grillo
  • Taina Jimenez Lopez
  • Karin Koukeyan
  • Victoria Schaub

Voice and Upper Airway Disorders Across the Lifespan

  • Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, Topic Chair
  • Josie Alston
  • Fatma Esen Aydınlı
  • Diana Becker
  • Christina Dastolfo-Hromack
  • Christine Estes
  • Ali Fanucchi
  • Amanda Gillespie
  • Chaya Guntupalli Nanjundeswaran
  • Leah Helou
  • Cecilia Jimenez
  • Mami Kaneko
  • Melda Kunduk
  • Ali Lewandowski
  • Heather Robinson
  • Douglas Roth
  • Robin Samlan
  • Cara Sauders
  • Sarah Schneider
  • Adrianna Shembel
  • Miriam van Mersbergen
  • Lisa Vinney
  • Erin Walsh

Local State/Host Representatives

  • Amelia Coultas
  • Linda K. Pippert

About ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Bringing together approximately 15,000 attendees, the annual Convention offers more than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA continuing education credit covering the latest research, clinical skills, and techniques in communication sciences and disorders.

Contact Us

For inquiries about the ASHA Convention: convention@asha.org

The ASHA Action Center welcomes questions and requests for information from members and non-members.

Available 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
Monday–Friday

Members: 800-498-2071
Non-Member: 800-638-8255

Connect With Us