American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) is composed of 18 members identified below, including at least 11 individuals from CAA-accredited programs, 5 clinical practitioners who are employed full-time in non-academic settings, and 1 public member. This composition includes 10 members who represent the profession of speech-language pathology and 7 members who represent the profession of audiology.

2015 Roster

Member Term of Office
Sue T. Hale, MCD, CCC-SLP
(Chair)
Academic-SLP
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
2013–2016

Joan Besing, PhD, CCC-A
Academic-Audiology
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, New Jersey

2012–2015

Shelly Chabon, PhD, CCC-SLP
Academic-SLP
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon

2015–2018

Derick Deweber, MS, CCC-SLP
Practitioner-SLP
HCR ManorCare
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2014–2017
Linda Dye, AuD, CCC-A
Practitioner-Audiology
North Coastal Consortium for Special Education, San Diego County Office of Education
San Diego, California
2015–2018
Jennifer Friberg, EdD, CCC-SLP, BRS-CL
Academic-SLP
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois
2015-2018

Joanne Greathouse, EdS, RT (R), FASRT, FAERS
Public Member
Sun City, Arizona

2013–2016
Sarah Hallowitz, AuD, CCC-A
Practitioner-Audiology
Phoenix VA Healthcare System
Phoenix, Arizona
2014–2017
Robert E. Hanyak, AuD, CCC-A
Academic-Audiology
University of the Pacific
Stockton, California
2012–2015

Carolyn Wiles Higdon, EdD, CCC-SLP
Academic-SLP
University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

2015-2018
Annette Hurley, PhD, CCC-A
Academic-Audiology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
2014–2017
Katandria Love Johnson, DrPH, MS, MA, CCC-SLP
Practitioner-SLP
K&K Services, Inc./Children's Medical Center of Dallas/Cook
Children's Health Care System
Cedar Hill, Texas
2015–2018

Mikael Kimelman, PhD, CCC-SLP
(Chair-Elect)
Academic-SLP
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2013–2016

Maryrose McInerney, PhD, CCC-A
(Vice Chair for Audiology)
Academic-Audiology
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, New Jersey

2013–2016

Susan Moore, JD, MA, CCC-SLP
Academic-SLP
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

2013–2016

Mary Lou Poole, MS, CCC-SLP
Academic-SLP
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

2011–2015

John Preece, PhD, CCC-A
Academic-Audiology
Hunter College and City University of New York–The Graduate Center
New York, New York

2012–2015
Robert Rimac, PhD, CCC-SLP
(Vice-Chair for Speech-Language Pathology)
Practitioner-SLP
Palm Springs Unified School District
Palm Springs, California
2012–2015

Ex Officios and BOD Liaisons

Member Term of Office
Patrima L. Tice
CAA Ex Officio
Director of Accreditation
ASHA
 

Melissa Passe
CAA Ex Officio (CFCC Chair)
Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri

2014–2015

Barbara Cone
Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology
(ASHA Board of Directors Liaison)
university of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

2014–2016

Shari Robertson
Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology
(ASHA Board of Directors Liaison)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania

2013–2015

National Office Staff

Sue Flesher
CAA Recorder
Associate Director for Accreditation Services
ASHA

Saba Ahmed
Accreditation Program Coordinator
ASHA

Tess Kirsch
Associate Director of Accreditation for Policy and Education
ASHA

Kelly Velasquez
Associate Director of Accreditation for Research and Quality Management
ASHA

Megan Woods
Manager of Accreditation Systems
ASHA

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