2013 Continuing Education Board (CEB)
Standing left to right: Pauline A. Mashima (chair), Sherri Lovelace Brooks, Amy L. Weiss, Renee Levinson (CE staff), Jo Ann Linseisen (CE staff), and Ellen Fagan (ex officio), Seated left to right: Ninevah W. Murray, Linda M. Carroll, Twhanna J. Green, Mona R. Ryan, and Mary U. Hooper. Not pictured: Candice J. Costa, Robert E. Novak (Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Audiology) and Jennifer B. Watson (Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language)
The CEB develops the policies and procedures of the ASHA Continuing Education (CE) program. It comprises 9 volunteer ASHA members and a monitoring vice president from the ASHA Board of Directors. The ASHA CE staff at the National Office implement the policies and procedures developed by the CEB. Seventeen ASHA CE staff directly support the CEB's work. The ASHA CE program:
- Promotes participation in CE by audiologists and speech-language pathologists
- Approves providers of CE courses
- Evaluates and registers CE courses offered by ASHA CE Providers
- Awards ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to participants in registered courses
- Issues official ASHA CE Registry transcripts
- Transmits ASHA CEU information to credentialing and licensing agencies
- Provides an Award for Continuing Education (ACE) as an incentive for participation in CE
- Maintains a computerized record keeping service through the ASHA CE Registry
Chair: Pauline Mashima, PhD, CCC-SLP
Pauline is Chief of the Speech Pathology Section at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu and on the affiliate graduate faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine. She is an ASHA Fellow who received an Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, and earned 17 Awards for Continuing Education from 1983 to 2010. She served as Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Telepractice in SLP (2009), and as a member of the Working Group on Telepractice (2003–2005), Continuing Education Board (2000-2002), Multicultural Issues Board (1992–1994), Coordinating Committee for the Vice President for Planning (1991), State of Hawaii Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology (1995–2002), and as President of the Hawaii Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1990–1991).
Linda M. Carroll, PhD, CCC-SLP
Linda Carroll is an internationally-recognized voice clinician with nearly 30 years experience working in hospital settings, academic settings, research centers, and private practice. She holds bachelor degrees in voice performance and in music education (University of Maine), and earned her MS, MPhil, and PhD in Speech and Language Pathology/Applied Speech Science from Columbia University. A frequent guest speaker at national and international conferences, as well as a mentor to many clinicians, she was also coordinator for The Voice Foundation Symposium on Care of the Professional Voice, and served as Director for the 2006 ASHA Pre-Conference on Laryngeal Imaging. Dr. Carroll is Program Chair for Voice, Speech and Alaryngeal Committee for the 2012 ASHA convention, and has served on the Steering Committee for the Special Interest Division (now Special Interest Group) for Voice. She maintains a private practice in voice/speech disorders in New York City, and serves as senior voice scientist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Candice Costa, AuD, CCC-A
Candice J. Costa received her Masters and Doctoral degrees from Northeastern University. She is currently a clinical audiologist at the Boston VA Healthcare System, where she also co-coordinates a successful Tinnitus Management Program. In 2011, she presented at a Tinnitus Symposium and is currently serving on a “Tinnitus Guidelines Task Force”. Prior to her position as a full-time clinician, she was both a research audiologist and a clinical instructor at Northeastern University. As a research audiologist her interests were temporal processing and temporal resolution. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate audiology courses. Dr. Costa served on ASHA’s Multicultural Issues Board from 2009–2012.
Twhanna Green, PhD, CCC-SLP
Twhanna J. Green is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who received her master's degree from the University of the District of Columbia, and her bachelor's and doctorate from Howard University. She holds speech-language pathology and administrator certifications in the state of Maryland. Her professional experience includes work in a variety of settings, such as early intervention programs, public/private/charter schools, private practice, home health, and university programs. She currently works for Calvert County Public Schools in Maryland, and continues to serve also as a consultant in speech-language development and disorders, early intervention, and special education.
Mary Hooper, MS, CCC_SLP, BRS-S
Mary has been a speech-language pathologist for 34 years, earning an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1977 and a graduate degree in Communicative Disorders two years later from the University of New Mexico. In 2012 she became a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing. She currently works for Presbyterian Healthcare System in Albuquerque, NM in NICU, PICU, ICU, and skilled nursing units, as well as performing outpatient Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies three afternoons a week. Mary has been active in the New Mexico State Speech-Language and Hearing Association, NMSHA, holding several offices on the Board including: Secretary (1992–1994), President-Elect (1994–1995), President (1995–96), and Past-President (1996–1997). Mary served from 1998–2007 as an elected representative from New Mexico on the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Legislative Council. She was elected as the Interim Chair for 2008 of the ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council and served on the ASHA Board of Directors in the newly structured governance plan.
Sherri Lovelace Brooks, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Sherri (Lovelace) Brooks has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1997. She received her baccalaureate and master's degrees from Arkansas State University (ASU) and her doctorate from the University of Kentucky. In 2001, she joined the faculty in the Department of Communication Disorders at ASU while continuing to manage a thriving clinical practice. Sherri has numerous presentations to forums on state and national levels, publications in refereed journals, and a book chapter in Laura Justice's Clinical Approaches to Emergent Literacy Intervention. She currently serves as advisor to the ASU chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and is an executive board member of the National Black Association for Speech Language and Hearing. She is also the owner of Speech Pathology Associates of Northeast Arkansas, Inc., a provider of itinerant speech therapy services to school-age children.
Ninevah Wood Murray, CCC-SLP
Ninevah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In November 2011, she retired after more than 30 years in the field of speech-language pathology during which time her work experience included various settings such as health care, administration, university clinical education, and public schools. Ninevah also served as the events coordinator for the North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association (2002–2007), and was primarily responsible for planning and implementing state-wide conventions and conferences sponsored by the association. She was a member of the task force to develop the North Carolina Speech-Language Assistants registration exam (1998). Currently, Ninevah serves as the NCSHLA CE Content Consultant. Opportunities for service to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) have included serving on a task force to revise the ASHA Scope of Practice for Speech-Language Pathology (2000) and the Steering Committee for Special Interest Group 16, School-Based Issues (2002–2004). She served on the ASHA Legislative Council (1999–2007) and the Committee on Nominations and Elections (2005–2006).
Mona Ryan, CCC-SLP
Mona received her master's degree in speech pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). She has more than 18 years of experience in school-based services, working primarily with preschool and elementary students. She worked in 2004 as a speech-language consultant to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Mona has been a clinical educator/assistant professor at OUHSC since 2005. She teaches undergraduate coursework and supervises graduate diagnostics assignments. Her special areas of interest are auditory processing disorders and speech-language pathology assistants. Mona was president of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2006) and received the Honors of the Association from OSHA (2004). She currently serves as the governmental regulations chair. Mona participated in the ASHA leadership development program in 2008.
Amy L. Weiss, PhD, CCC-SLP
Amy is a professor in the department of communicative disorders at the University of Rhode Island and serves as the Graduate Coordinator of their master of science in speech pathology program. She teaches courses in language disorders of young children and school-age children, phonological disorders, fluency disorders, and multicultural issues. An NIH grant recipient, Amy is also a board-recognized Specialist in Child Language (ASHA), the author of one text, Resource Guide on Preschool Language Disorders (Thomson Learning), and the editor of another, Perspectives on Individual Differences Affecting Therapeutic Change in Communication Disorders (Psychology Press), has authored or co-authored more than a dozen book chapters, and 35 journal articles. She served as the chairperson of the Board of Division Coordinators for ASHA's Special Interest Division (now SIGs) program (2008–2010), coordinator of SIG 1, Language Learning and Education (2005–2007), a member of ASHA's Scientific and Professional Education Board committee, and a frequent topic coordinator for ASHA's annual Convention. Amy has also served as the secretary of the International Fluency Association since 2006. Her career experiences in the clinic have included direction of a language-based preschool classroom, providing hospital-based services, and the clinical training of hundreds of graduate students at Purdue University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Iowa, prior to her employment at the University of Rhode Island. Amy was named an ASHA Fellow in 2007.