ASHA State Education Advocacy Leaders (SEALs)

State Advocacy Networks - SEALsState Education Advocacy Leaders (SEALs) are appointed by ASHA recognized state speech-language hearing associations to advocate on education issues. These issues may include caseload/workload, salary supplements, and maintenance of personnel standards in school settings. SEALs can be speech-language pathologists or audiologists. The State Education Advocacy Leaders were established in 1999 under ASHA's Priorities. The mission of the SEALs network is to enhance and perpetuate the advocacy, leadership, and clinical management skills of school-based ASHA members at the state and local levels to influence administrative and public policy decisions that affect the delivery of speech-language pathology and audiology services in school settings.

Do you have an education issue in your state that needs to be addressed? Find your state's SEAL below and e-mail them your concerns.

For more information on SEALs activities in states contact Eileen Crowe, ASHA's Director for State Association Relations, by e-mail at [email protected].

Contact Information

Alabama
Taryn Hopper
[email protected]

Alaska
Laura Young Campbell
[email protected]

Arizona
Karen LaBrozzi
[email protected]

Arkansas
Carol Fleming
[email protected]

California
Holly Kaiser
[email protected]

Colorado
Lisa J. Gessini
[email protected]

Connecticut
Ellen Massucci
[email protected]

Delaware
Ruth Wolfe
[email protected]

District of Columbia
Teresita Foster
[email protected]

Florida
Laura Rogers
[email protected]

Lyndsey Pollack Zurawski
[email protected]

Georgia
Laura R Nichols
[email protected]

Hawaii
Vacant

Idaho
Pam Waldorf
[email protected]

Illinois
Karen Kockler
[email protected]

Indiana
Karyn Todor
[email protected]

Iowa
Mia Mueller Vannoy
[email protected]

Kansas
Caryn Gustin
[email protected]

Amy Kuhn
[email protected]

Judy Smith
[email protected]

Patricia Murphy
[email protected]

Kentucky
Christina Brock
[email protected]

Louisiana
Katie Abendroth
[email protected]

Maine
Vacant

Maryland
Lori Crum Sweely
[email protected]

Massachusetts
[email protected]

Michigan
Lori Tavtigian
[email protected]

Minnesota
Malka Key
[email protected]

Mississippi
Rachel Powelll
[email protected]

Missouri
Beth McKerlie
[email protected]

Montana
Janis Hayes-Strom
[email protected]

Nebraska
Theresa Mourey
[email protected]

Jessica Thoene
[email protected]

Nevada
Nancy Kuhles
[email protected]

Roberta Johnson
[email protected]

New Hampshire
No representative

New Jersey
Mary Faella
[email protected]

New Mexico
Shelly Kastler-Davis
[email protected]

New York
Karen McCrossen
[email protected]

North Carolina
Robin Blumberg
[email protected]

Wendy Lybrand
[email protected]

North Dakota
Linda Hoag
[email protected]

Ohio
Matt Hott
[email protected]

Oklahoma
Kathy Wheat
[email protected]

Oregon
Janet Wagner
[email protected]

Overseas
Kim Gardner-Pumah
[email protected]

Pennsylvania
Emily Katzaman
[email protected]

Rhode Island
Mary Jo Reidy
[email protected]

South Carolina
Gabi Hilliard
[email protected]

South Dakota
Julie Mairose
[email protected]

Tennessee
Paulette W. Gentry
[email protected]

Texas
Vicki M. Preer
[email protected]

Linda Keesee
[email protected]

Utah
Laurel Brown
[email protected]

Vermont
Michelle Davis 
[email protected]

Virginia
Jacquelyn Ragland
[email protected]

Washington
Elaine Brockway
[email protected]

Kate Krings
[email protected]

West Virginia
Lisa McKinney Jackson
[email protected]

Wisconsin
Dawn Merth-Johnson
[email protected]

Wyoming
Laura Nickerson
[email protected]

Jessica McKee
[email protected]

The contact information was current at the time it was submitted to ASHA by the network representative.

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