American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Multicultural Issues Board

Liaisons with the Vice President for Planning

Board Charge

Facilitate the ability of all ASHA members and certificate holders to enhance human communication by providing culturally competent services and to provide leadership, guidance, and strategic planning in reviewing, recommending, and developing ASHA policies, procedures, and programs that are responsive to cultural and linguistic influences, particularly those impacting historically underserved and underrepresented populations. These populations include but are not limited to individuals identified by race, ethnicity, culture, language, dialect, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, and/or ability.


  • Irene Torres, Chair
  • Edie Hapner, Board Liaison
  • Rosa A. Abreu
  • Alejandro E. Brice
  • Nathan A. Cornish
  • William M. Gillispie
  • Mona R. Griffer
  • Li S. Hsieh
  • Nancy P. Lewis
  • Lisa Abbott Moore
  • Lisa Moureasun
  • Ronella Rosenberg, NSSLHA
  • Priya Sudarsanam
  • Yumi Sumida

Staff Liaison

Karen Beverly-Ducker, ex officio

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