Iowa State Contact Information

Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA)
c/o Diversified Management Services 
6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact: Melissa Primus
Phone: 515-282-8192
E-mail: isha@isha.org

State Regulatory Agencies

Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Hearing Aid Dispenser Licensing

Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building 
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Contact: Venus Vendoures-Walsh 
Phone: 515-281-0254 
Fax: 515-281-3121
E-mail: venus.vendoures-walsh@idph.iowa.gov  

School-Based Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Certification/Licensing

Board of Educational Examiners
Iowa Department of Education
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: 515-281-5294
Fax: 515-242-5988

Contact: Dr. Anne Lebo, Executive Director
Phone: 515-281-5849 
E-mail: ann.lebo@iowa.gov

Early Intervention Requirements for Practice

Early Access
Iowa Department of Education  
400 E. 14th Street 
Des Moines, IA 50319

Contact: Cindy Weigel
Phone: 515-281-8634
Fax: 515-242-5988
E-mail: cindy.weigel@iowa.gov

Special Education Contacts

Special Education
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146

Contact: Brad Niebling, Chief, Bureau of Learner Strategies & Supports
Phone: 515-281-5735
Fax: 515-326-2147      
E-mail: brad.niebling@iowa.com 

Hearing Screening Contacts

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Contact: Tammy O'Hollearn
Phone: 515-242-5639
E-mail: tammy.ohollearn@idph.iowa.gov

ASHA Corporate Partners