2014 Continuing Education Board (CEB)
The CEB develops the policies and procedures of the ASHA Continuing Education (CE) program. It comprises nine volunteer ASHA members and two monitoring vice presidents from the ASHA Board of Directors who serve as liaisons. 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 that meet CEB standards
- 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 recordkeeping service through the ASHA CE Registry
Chair: 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 the text Resource Guide on Preschool Language Disorders (Thomson Learning) and the editor of the text Perspectives on Individual Differences Affecting Therapeutic Change in Communication Disorders (Psychology Press). She 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, 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.
Marcia Clark Adunka, AuD, CCC-A
Marcia Clark Adunka currently serves as the Director of Audiology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. A native of North Carolina, she attained her undergraduate degree at UNC Greensboro and subsequently received her audiology training at UNC Chapel Hill. After graduating, she joined UNC’s adult cochlear implant team and took her first leadership position when she became the clinical coordinator of the program. In this role, she was able to help grow the clinical volume and establish UNC as one of the premier cochlear implant centers in the nation. In 2006, Dr. Adunka completed her doctorate in audiology through the University of Florida, and in 2012, she became the director of audiology at UNC Hospitals. She continues to grow all aspects of the hospital's pediatric and adult audiology programs and has been a strong advocate for the integration of both academic and clinical practices of audiology.
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 was program chair for the 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.
Jennifer M. Fisher, MS, CCC-SLP
Jennifer received her Baccalaureate in 1998 from Harding University and a master's degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 2000. She spent 7 years working as a school-based speech-language pathologist. In 2007, she joined the faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Harding University where she currently serves as instructor, externship clinic director, and continuing education administrator. She teaches courses in normal speech and language development, phonetics, and speech sound disorders. Jennifer has served on the Arkansas Speech-Language Hearing Association Board as vice president of continuing education where the role included planning and coordinating the state-wide annual convention.
Richard M. Hogan, MBA, MS, CCC-A
Richard Hogan is the clinical audiologist at Ear Care and Skull Base Surgery, Inc, a neurotology practice in Chesterfield, Missouri. He has transformed his practice from one that focused mainly on diagnostics and hearing aid fittings for adult populations to one which now includes adult and pediatric diagnostics, auditory processing evaluations, educational consulting, and amplification dispensing. He has significant experience in medical centers, private practices, and otology-based medical practices. He has served as attending audiologist for the cleft palate and craniofacial disorders team at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Richard also directed a program focusing on auditory processing disorders and directed the hearing aid program at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center.
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 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.
Emi Isaki, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Emi Isaki is an assistant professor at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She obtained her MS degree at the University of Utah and PhD at the University of Arizona. She currently teaches graduate courses related to medical speech-language pathology and adult neurogenic disorders, guides student research, and supervises graduate students in the NAU Speech and Hearing Clinic. In the past, she has served on the ASHA Multicultural Issues Board. Her areas of research interest include mild traumatic brain injury/concussion with college athletes, pragmatic deficits in clients with chronic traumatic brain injury, multicultural issues in communication disorders, and community re-entry following neurogenic disorders.
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).