American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

International Issues Board

Liaisons with the Vice President for Planning

Board Charge

Develop, monitor, and recommend Association policies and actions related to international issues, and facilitate ASHA's strategic planning and engagement with speech, language, and hearing organizations worldwide to promote scientific and resource exchange to improve the science and practice of the professions. This charge involves establishing relationships with speech, language, and hearing organizations around the world and identifying issues of importance both to members in the United States and its territories and those living outside of the United States.


Individuals who represent the global diversity, knowledge and experience in the varied regions of the globe and includes 10 members with at least two audiologists, two international affiliates or two members living outside of the United States or its territories, and one student member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.


  • Rebecca O. Weaver, Chair
  • Edie Hapner, Board Liaison
  • Sneha V. Bharadwaj
  • Catherine J. Crowley
  • Fernanda Dreux
  • Tanya M. Gallagher
  • Samantha J. Kleindienst
  • Maurice I. Mendel
  • Ilias Papathanasiou
  • Brian B. Shulman
  • Hatun Zengin-Bolatkale

Staff Liaison

Lemmietta McNeilly, ex officio

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