Board of Directors 2012 Resolutions and Motions
The following resolutions and motions have been considered by the Board of Directors. As action is taken, this page will be updated.
Resolved, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association establish a working group to develop the Scope of Practice for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants; and further
Resolved, That the composition of the working group include ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists with specific knowledge and experience in working with support personnel in clinical practice in schools, health care, or private practice; and further
Resolved, That the following individuals recommended by the vice president for speech-language pathology practices be appointed to the working group:
Resolved, That the following two individuals recommended by the ASHA Board of Ethics be appointed to work on the ethics portions of this document:
- Diane Eger, PhD (email@example.com; dually certified and a current member of the Board of Ethics)
- Mary Jo Schill (firstname.lastname@example.org; SLP and a former member of the Board of Ethics); and further
Resolved, That ASHA’s National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP) undertake evidence-based systematic reviews on the following topics in 2012: the effectiveness of SLP treatment for infants and toddlers with or at risk for an autism spectrum disorder, and the effectiveness of hearing screening in school-age populations.
Resolved, That ASHA will become an organizational partner with the World Parkinson Coalition to support the 2013 international World Parkinson Congress (WPC). As an organizational partner, ASHA will be recognized on the WPC website and in printed materials. In exchange, ASHA will promote the WPC to members using appropriate and available communication vehicles, including the online communities, relevant electronic newsletters, social media outlets, and the ASHA web site.
Resolved, That the ASHA Board of Directors (BOD) appoint a Subcommittee on Specialty Recognition charged to:
- reconcile the decisions made by the BOD following review of the financial models presented in 2010 with the recommendations of the CCSR presented to the BOD in 2011,with consideration given to addressing the return on investment for ASHA, clinical specialists, Specialty Boards, and the consumer;
- reconcile the differing perspectives regarding the core standards for transitioning to a specialty certification program;
- reconcile differences in specialty boards’ input on practice analysis recommendations; and further
Resolved, That the subcommittee determine the process, costs, and timeframe for conducting a practice analysis for one specialty area as a model for the BOD to review; and further
Resolved, That the subcommittee review the above outcomes in the context of ASHA’s Strategic Pathway and Envisioned Future; and further
Resolved, That the subcommittee be composed of the vice presidents for standards and ethics in audiology and in speech-language pathology, the president-elect, the chair of the SLP advisory council, the chair of the CFCC, the chair of the CCSR, the director of certification (exofficio to the CCSR & CFCC), the director of accreditation, the director of academic affairs and research education, and the CSO for audiology; and further
Resolved, That the subcommittee report to the BOD by July 31, 2012.
Resolved, That Article XVI of the current ASHA Bylaws be amended to read as follows (underlined text to be added, strike through text indicates deletion):
Article XVI — Amendments
These Bylaws may be amended by the following procedures:
16.1. By the Board of Directors by two-thirds vote of its members, except that any amendment involving a matter reserved to members under Section 3.3 shall, after the required Board of Directors approval, be submitted to members for vote and shall require for adoption a two-thirds vote of those members of the Association voting within 21 days from the mailing or electronic posting of the ballot.
16.2. By written petition by 2% of the members of the Association based on the last annual count adopted by the Board by a two-thirds vote, except that any amendment involving a matter reserved to the members under Section 3.3 shall, after the required approval of the Board of Directors, be submitted to the members as prescribed in Section 16.1.
16.3. By a simple majority vote of its members, the Board of Directors may make editorial changes so long as they do not change substance or meaning. Such changes shall include (a) changing the placement of one or more sentences; (b) the numbering of articles or sections; (c) changing approved terminology in order to make it uniform or consistent. and (d) punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, details of style, and other purely editorial matters. These changes shall take effect upon such action, and shall be followed by proper publication to the Membership.
Resolved, That the position of National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) National Advisor serve ex officio (by virtue of the position) as a full voting member of the ASHA Board of Directors; and further
Resolved, That Section 4.2 of the ASHA Bylaws be modified as follows to include the NSSLHA National Advisor as a member of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors shall consist of 17 members as follows:
- President, who shall serve as Chair of the Board of Directors and coordinate the functions of the Board of Directors, and who shall automatically become Immediate Past President at the end of his or her term as President.
- President-Elect, who shall serve as Chair of the Board of Directors in the absence of the President and who shall automatically become President at the end of his or her term as President-Elect
- Immediate Past President
- Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology
- Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology
- Vice President for Audiology Practice
- Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice
- Vice President for Finance
- Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy
- Vice President for Planning
- Vice President for Science and Research
- Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Audiology
- Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology
- Chair of the Audiology Advisory Council
- Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council
- National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) National Advisor
- Executive Director of the Association, who shall serve as a nonvoting member
The President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, the Vice Presidents, and Chairs shall perform such duties and have such other authority and powers as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe, or as the President may from time to time delegate.
Resolved,That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association change the title of the Executive Director of the Association to Chief Executive Officer.
Resolved, That the requirements for International Affiliates be modified in two ways: (1) reduce the annual fees rate from $130 (plus a $40 new application processing fee) to $75.00 (plus a $15 application processing fee) for new affiliates; and further
Resolved, That the eligibility requirements for International Affiliates be changed from a master's degree to the credential or degree required to practice in the country in which the person resides; and further
Resolved, That for persons residing in countries without either a specified credential or the requirement for a degree to practice in audiology or speech-language pathology, documentation must be provided indicating that he or she has worked as a professional practitioner in audiology or speech-language pathology for a minimum of 3 years, accompanied by a letter of support from the minister of health or a person of authority in the country verifying the person's functioning in this capacity. These applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of ASHA's International Issues Board.
Resolved, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association approve and publish the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing’s Supplement to the JCIH 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Intervention Following Confirmation That a Child Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Resolved, That the 2012 annual report of ASHA’s membership in and affiliations with other organizations be approved; and further
Resolved, That continued affiliation with the following organizations be approved:
- Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
- American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
- American Council on Education
- American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee
- American Medical Association Relative Value Update Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee
- American National Standards Institute
- Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
- CARF (The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission)
- Coalition for Patients’ Rights
- Coalition on Personnel Issues in Special Education and Related Services
- Committee for Education Funding (CEF)
- Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
- Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration
- Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)
- Council for Higher Education Accreditation
- Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD)
- Council of Graduate Schools
- Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA)
- Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies (DSHPSHWA)
- Educational Audiology Association (EAA)
- Fair Access Coalition on Testing (FACT)
- Habilitation Benefits Coalition (HAB Coalition)
- Hearing International
- IDEA Partnership
- International Association for Continuing Education and Training
- International Association for Exhibitions and Events
- International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
- Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)
- Institute of International Education
- International Society of Audiology
- National Alliance of Pupil Services Organizations
- National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (Associate Membership)
- National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
- National Center for Birth Defects and Other Developmental Disabilities, External Partners Group
- National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics
- National Consortium on Health Science Education
- National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- National Council on Aging, Inc.
- National Easter Seal Society
- National Hearing Conservation Association
- National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
- National Universal Design for Learning Task Force
- Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
- Patient Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA)
- Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement
- Rehabilitation and Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
- Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America
- The Joint Commission
- TriAlliance of Health and Rehabilitation Professionals
- Washington Rehabilitation Caucus
- World Parkinson Coalition
Resolved,That ASHA establish an expert panel charged with developing a protocol for instrumental assessment of vocal function in the areas of endoscopic imaging, acoustic, and aerodynamic procedures; and further
Resolved, That the expert panel comprise up to eight voice professionals, including scientists with expertise in voice measurements and speech-language pathologists who specialize in the assessment and treatment of voice disorders. Expert panel members could include affiliates of Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders; other ASHA members or international affiliates; and experts from related professions; and further
Resolved, That the protocol for assessment of vocal function be peer reviewed, be revised based on peer review, be posted on the ASHA website, and be disseminated to promote widespread use; and further
Resolved, That the availability of the protocol be announced in a variety of communication vehicles (e.g., The ASHA Leader, ASHA Online Community: Special Interest Group 3: Voice and Voice Disorders, Perspectives).
Resolved, That the Committee on Honors create an award for special contributions in preschool–Grade 12 education settings designed to signify distinguished achievement and/or contributions in one or more of the following areas:
- Development of new and innovative therapeutic and /or service delivery models, materials, and products.
- Research and or publications. This includes professional collaboration with universities and/or colleagues within school systems; the nominee is a primary researcher having conducted and or reported on EBP activities in the school setting: the nominee has published a sufficient amount of writings in the areas of research, reports, books, chapters, or other documents that inform effective practice in school settings.
- Administrative (e.g., evidence-based program development, continuing education activities developed and opportunities provided, mentoring and/or supervision of ASHA Clinical Fellows, speech-language pathology or audiology students, or speech-language pathology assistants.
- Advocacy and outreach (e.g., legislative, licensing, participation on state/local committees that promote speech and hearing, health fairs, curriculum committees, health and education committees).
Resolved, That an Ad Hoc Committee on Committee, Board, and Council Structure Review be established and charged to conduct a review and evaluation of ASHA’s current committee, board, and council (e.g., Advisory Councils) structure and processes, including but not limited to, electing/appointing members and with consideration of the committee and board structure and processes of similar national organizations; and further
Resolved, That the Committee comprise seven members: two ASHA members (one audiologist and one speech-language pathologist) in the Volunteer Pool who have never been asked to serve; one past member of the Board of Directors, who will serve as chair; two current members of the Board of Directors; and one current and one past committee/board chair; and further
Resolved, That the Committee develop recommendations for enhancing ASHA’s committee, board, and council structure and processes and submit those recommendations to the Board of Directors by September 1, 2013.
Resolved, That an Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision be established for a period of one year charged to develop specific recommendations as to the knowledge and skills needed for training individuals to supervise five target groups including:
- Assistants or support personnel in speech-language pathology and audiology;
- Speech-language pathology and audiology students supervised by university-based clinical faculty;
- Speech-language pathology or audiology students supervised by community-based practicing clinicians in extern sites;
- Speech-language pathology Clinical Fellows;
- Speech-language pathologists/audiologists who are changing their primary clinical focus and need supervision or mentoring by credentialed colleagues; and further
Resolved, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision consist of eight members and that it include two members appointed by Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) who are affiliated with academic programs and six members appointed by ASHA to include one audiologist and one speech-language pathologist from a school setting where assistants are used, one audiologist and one speech-language pathologist from a medical setting where assistants are used, one affiliate of Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision, and one member of ASHA's Academic Affairs Board; a Chair to be selected from among the six ASHA appointees and a staff Ex Officio; and further
Resolved,That the Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology serve as the ASHA Board of Directors monitoring officer; and further
Resolved, That ASHA provide for the travel expenses of all appointees to the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision for their attendance at two face-to-face meetings held at the ASHA National Office (one meeting to be held in the 3rd quarter of 2012 and a 2nd meeting to be held in the 1st quarter of 2013 if needed).
Resolved,That Article XI of the current ASHA Bylaws be amended to read as follows (underlined text to be added):
Article XI— Honors and Fellowship
Fellowship is an award recognizing professional or scientific achievement and may be awarded to a member or an International Affiliate on approval by two-thirds of the vote of the Committee on Honors.
Resolved, That Article V – Advisory Councils; 5.2 Composition; 5.2.1. be modified to include, on the Audiology Advisory Council and on the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council, one member each who is an ASHA member living in one of the U.S. Territories (underlined text is either amended text or text to be added):
5.2.1.: Each Advisory Council will have 54 members: 1 from each of the 50 states, 1 from the District of Columbia, 1 from the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), 1 from members who reside outside the United States, and 1 who resides in a U.S. Territory and who is distinct from the member who resides outside the United States.
Resolved, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association contribute $10,000 for a Platinum Level Sponsorship in support of the 2013 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Golf Benefit.
Resolved, That an Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision be established for a period of one year charged to develop specific recommendations as to the knowledge and skills needed for training individuals to supervise five target groups including
- assistants or support personnel in speech-language pathology and audiology,
- speech-language pathology and audiology students supervised by university-based clinical faculty,
- speech-language pathology or audiology students supervised by community-based practicing clinicians in extern sites,
- speech-language pathology Clinical Fellows,
- speech-language pathologists/audiologists who are changing their primary clinical focus and need supervision or mentoring by credentialed colleagues; and further
Resolved, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision consist of 11 members and that it include 2 members appointed by Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) who are affiliated with academic programs; 9 members appointed by ASHA to include 1 audiologist and 1 speech-language pathologist from a school setting where students may be trained and assistants are used, 1 audiologist and 1 speech-language pathologist from a medical setting where students may be trained and assistants are used, 1 affiliate of Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision, 1 member of ASHA's Academic Affairs Board; 1 member of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CFCC), 1 member of the Board of Ethics (BOE), 1 member who oversees clinical education at an academic institution, a Chair to be selected from among the 9 ASHA appointees, and a staff Ex Officio; and further
Resolved, That the Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology serve as the ASHA Board of Directors liaison to the Committee; and further
Resolved, That ASHA provide for the travel expenses of all appointees to the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision for their attendance at two face-to-face meetings held at the ASHA National Office (one meeting to be held in the 4th quarter of 2012 or 1st quarter of 2013 and a second meeting to be held in the 1st or 2nd quarter of 2013).
Resolved, That the report “Board of Directors Subcommittee on Clinical Specialty Recognition, July 2012” [PDF] be adopted and the following recommendations be accepted:
Establish a clinical specialty certification (CSC) program to replace the current clinical specialty recognition program.
The purposes of this program remain consistent with those articulated in the original resolution establishing the clinical specialization program (LC 22-94). That is, the proposed CSC program would provide: A mechanism by which (a) the public can identify those practitioners with specialized clinical education and experience and (b) practitioners can specify the nature of the clinical practice they provide (Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Specialty Recognition, 1994).
Administer the CSC program through the Council for Clinical Certification.
In the proposed CSC model the CFCC would administer the CSC program through its council and committee structure. However, unlike the current certification program for the Certificate of Clinical Competence, awarding of specialty certification would continue to be the responsibility of the ASHA recognized specialty boards. In addition, the establishment of Specialty Boards through petitions from interested groups would be the responsibility of the CFCC. (See Addendum A.) Specific roles and responsibilities of the CFCC and clinical specialty boards and petitioning groups are presented in Addenda B and C in the report, respectively.
In order to complete these responsibilities, the BOD would sunset the Council for Clinical Specialty Recognition and approve increasing the number of CFCC members from 18 to 21 members. It also is suggested that members of the CFCC meet annually with representatives of the Specialty Boards. The Attachment to this resolution includes financial models comparing costs to retain the current CCSR structure (with program enhancement) and costs associated with the adoption of the proposed CSC model.
Adopt the core standards for specialty areas in the CSC program delineated in Addendum E to the Report.
These recommended standards reflect the reconciliation of those standards recommended by the CCSR in its July 2011 report and feedback from the current clinical specialty boards, which include consideration of outcomes of surveys of current specialists conducted by these boards.
Implement the plan for completing practice analyses for each current (as well as future) clinical specialty board presented in financials in the report attachment.
In this plan, both CFCC and the Specialty Boards would be involved in the completion of the practice analyses, with ASHA assuming administrative and financial responsibility for these analyses. Completion of the practice analyses of current and future specialty areas would be staggered. All current clinical specialty boards would be involved in the orientations for the initial practice analysis pilot in one specialty area.
Create a transition team to develop a plan for transitioning from the current specialty recognition program to the CSC program.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the CSC program 5 to 8 years after the completion of the initial practice analysis.
Resolved, That the long-term investment policy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, dated May 2012, be approved.
Resolved, That the annual conditional ASHA contribution to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, currently set at an equivalent to 1% of ASHA membership dues, be increased to an annual percentage equivalent to a minimum of 1% and a maximum of 2% of ASHA membership dues.
Resolved, That Article VIII-Professional Standards and Ethics; 8.1, Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology be modified to include specialty certification (previously specialty recognition) programs (underlined text is either amended text or text to be added):
8.1.: The Association, by action of the Board of Directors, shall establish and maintain a program of clinical certification and advanced clinical specialty certification. The Association shall establish the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC), which shall: define the standards for clinical certification
and specialty certification and apply those standards in the certification of individuals; and define the standards for clinical specialty certification. The CFCC will accept, process, and rule on applications submitted for the creation of a Specialty Board and will monitor each Specialty Board in the implementation of mechanisms to verify compliance with the specific clinical specialty certification requirements. Members of the CFCC shall be appointed following policies established by the CFCC. The CFCC shall have final authority to establish and revise the standards and processes for: clinical certification of speech-language pathologists and audiologists, and clinical specialty certification programs, for support personnel and recognition programs for support personnel; and to suspend or withdraw clinical certification of speech-language pathologists and audiologists in cases where clinical certification was granted on the basis of inaccurate information or where the individuals fail to comply with the clinical certification maintenance requirements. Subject to the application of established appeal procedures, all decisions of the CFCC including those above, as well as initial denial, suspension, withdrawal, or reinstatement of clinical certification, shall be final.
Resolved, That the Board of Directors approve the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's 2013 Public Policy Agenda.
Resolved, That ASHA sponsor the Collaborating Across Borders IV (CAB IV) conference at the Gold $10,000 sponsor level.
Resolved, That ASHA establish a formal organizational affiliation with the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc. (NAAHP).
Resolved, That the Board of Directors renew the recognition of the following speech-language-hearing associations through December 31, 2017:
- South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
- Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Vermont Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc.
- Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia
- Washington Speech and Hearing Association
- West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc.
- Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association, Inc.
- Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Resolved, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association become a member of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education and pay the annual membership fee of $15,000.
Resolved, That the proposed revisions of the five Issues in Ethics statements — Clinical Practice by Certificate Holders in the Profession in Which They Are Not Certified (2012), Responsibilities of Individuals who Mentor Clinical Fellows in SLP (2012), Confidentiality (2012), Ethical Issues Related to Clinical Services Provided by Students and Clinical Fellows (2012), and Use of Graduate Degrees by Members and Certificate Holders (2012) — be approved; and further,
Resolved, That the five revised Issues in Ethics statements be posted on the ASHA website and be made available in hard copy upon request from the ASHA Action Center and that availability of the Issues in Ethics statements be announced in The ASHA Leader.
Resolved, That an Ad Hoc Working Group on the Feasibility of Standards for the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology be established.
Resolved, That the charge of the Working Group be to (a) explore and determine the cost and resources needed to establish standards for the clinical doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology and (b) explore and model potential costs and resources needed to establish a standards evaluation program (including a possible accreditation program) for speech-language pathology post–entry level clinical doctorate programs.
Resolved, That the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Feasibility of Standards for the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology comprise 6 voting members, one ASHA Board liaison, and one staff Ex Officio including
- two current or former speech-language pathology members of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) with experience in standards setting programs;
- two speech-language pathology members of the Academic Affairs Board (AAB);
- two speech-language pathology Board members of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD; e.g., CAPCSD Vice President for Standards and Credentials, CAPCSD liaison to the AAB);
- the ASHA Board of Directors liaison to the CAA and AAB (i.e., ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology);
- one Staff Ex Officio.
Resolved, That the Working Group be established in 2013 and report its findings to the ASHA Board of Directors by the end of the 2nd quarter of 2014. The working group will hold no more than two face-to-face meetings and will hold conference calls as needed.
Resolved, That ASHA promise a contribution of $400,000 in 2012 to its consumer affiliate, the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (NAHSA). Starting in 2013, this contribution would support projects, programs, and activities that aim at consumers and feature the communications professions and/or communications professionals, and/or areas of interest to both. The allocation of this contribution would be in keeping with the ASHA strategic pathway.
Resolved, That this contribution is conditional upon ASHA’s 2012 consolidated net income being adequate to make such a contribution.
Resolved, That the following individuals be appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (NAHSA) for the following terms:
Marty Rome 2013–2015
Ariana Kelly 2013–2015
Resolved, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) make a contribution of $10,000 to support the ongoing development of the Speech Pathology Best Intervention and Treatment Efficacy database, speechBITE™, sponsored by Speech Pathology Australia at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Resolved, That ASHA implement the new funding model for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) approved in BOD 21-2012 starting with year 2014 with a conditional promise of an additional 1% of estimated 2013 membership dues to the ASHFoundation, which will bring the 2014 promise to 2% of estimated 2013 membership dues to the ASHFoundation for 2014; and further
Resolved,That the additional maximum of 1% contribution is conditional upon ASHA’s 2012 consolidated net income being adequate to make such a contribution.
*Note: Accounting rule SFAS 116 stipulates that charitable contributions are to be recorded in the financial records in the year the commitment is made. This is so whether the funds are actually provided in that year or in the future.
Moved, That ASHA appoint 1 representative to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)’s clinical practice guideline development working group on ‘Tympanostomy Tubes in Children’
Moved, That member Melody Harrison be appointed to represent ASHA on the workgroup.
Moved, that the ASHA Board of Directors appoint Lesley B. Olswang to serve as trustee, with the first full term beginning January 2012 and ending December 31, 2014.
Moved, That the Board of Directors approve the revisions to the Guidelines and Procedures for Recognition of State Associations document.
Moved, that Gregg Altobella is appointed as a member to the Political Action Committee for a term of 2013-2016, and
Moved, that Alison Lemke is selected as first alternate to the Political Action Committee for a term of 2013-2016.
Moved, the Board of Directors approve Christine Ann Dollaghan to receive Honors of the Association for 2012.
Moved, the Board of Directors approve Donna Geffner to receive Honors of the Association for 2012.
Moved, the Board of Directors approve Roy A. Koenigsknecht to receive Honors of the Association for 2012.
Moved, the Board of Directors approve Susan E. Langmore to receive Honors of the Association for 2012.
Moved, the Board of Directors approve JoAnne Robbins to receive Honors of the Association for 2012.
Moved, the Board of Directors approve Connie Tompkins to receive Honors of the Association for 2012.
Moved, the Board of Directors approve Richard H. Wilson to receive Honors of the Association for 2012.
Moved, That the Board of Directors appoint the following members to fill vacancies on the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Councils for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015.
- David Jardine – Maine
- Vic Gladstone – Maryland
- Margot Beckerman – Michigan
- William Mustain – Mississippi
- Marc Brennan – Nebraska
- Susan R. Lloyd – Nevada
- Janet Koehnke – New Jersey
- Robert G. Ivey – New Mexico
- Terry Sullivan – New York
- Doreen Oyadomari – Alabama
- Nina Straitman – Delaware
- Denise Hokamura – Hawaii
- Linda Louko – Iowa
Moved, to approve Seleria Williams for the vacant speech-language pathology practitioner position on the CAA for a term to commence January 1, 2013 and end December 31, 2016.
Moved, That the following individuals be approved as co-chairs for the 2014 Convention Program Committee for the ASHA Convention to be held in Orlando in 2014:
- Lynn Williams, Speech-Language Pathology
- Jaynee Handelsman, Audiology
Moved, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) enter into a joint collaboration effort with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), referred to in this proposal as the ASHA-PAHO Project to achieve the international aspects related to ASHA’s strategic pathway at a cost not to exceed $30,000 in 2013.
Moved to acknowledge and accept the Clinical Doctorate Report in SLP as submitted by the Academic Affairs Board.
Moved to acknowledge and accept the Healthcare Summit Feedback Report as submitted by the Healthcare Summit Planning Committee.
Moved to approve the ASHA 2013 Proposed Budget.
Moved, That the Board of Directors approve the revisions to the Policy Section of the Committee on Nominations and Elections Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Moved, That the Board of Directors approve the revisions to the Policy Section of the Committee on Honors Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Moved, That the BOD approve using the proceeds from the ongoing sale of townhomes at 10810 Rockville Pike to pay down the outstanding SunTrust loans that were used to purchase the property and build the ASHA NO office at 2200 Research Boulevard.
Moved, That the BOD approve the Health Care Landscape Summit BOD Subcommittee recommendations.