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Active Ad Hoc Committees

Ad Hoc Committee on the Committee of Ambassadors 

Charge: Develop the charge, composition, policies, and procedures that will form a Committee of Ambassadors (CoA). 


  • 10 Members
  • Chair
  • 2 current or past AAC members
  • 2 current or past SLPAC members
  • 2 current or past GAPPB members
  • ASHA Association Governance Operations Director
  • ASHA Government Affairs and Public Policy Director
  • ASHA Public Relations Director 


  • Perry Flynn, Chair
  • Charles Bishop
  • Thomas (Tommy) Evans
  • Barbara Goodson
  • Nancy Kuhles
  • Doanne Ward-Williams
  • Daniel Williams 

Term: September 30, 2020 

BOD Liaison(s): President-Elect

Staff Liaison: Andrea Falzarano (

Ad Hoc Committee to Provide Technical Assistance to the Ministry Of Public Health (MPH) Of Ecuador to Educate Service Providers on Communication Disorders

Charge: Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Public Health (MPH) of Ecuador as part of the ASHA/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration by developing train-the-trainer workshops and providing professional development courses for service providers on communication disorders. Ad Hoc Committee will meet electronically and will perform the following tasks:

  1. Make recommendations and oversee the implementation of the work plan developed jointly with the MPH of Ecuador.
  2. Recruit volunteers (audiologists and speech-language pathologists) to assist with train-the-trainer workshops.
  3. Recruit volunteers (audiologists and speech-language pathologists) to provide professional development courses.
  4. Assist with identifying experts (audiologists and speech-language pathologists) for academic exchanges.
  5. Assist with development of campaign awareness for the general public.

Composition: 5 members  who are bilingual English/Spanish with international expertise and training experience in resource-limited countries to be appointed by the CoC: 1 chair, 1 member from the International Issues Board, 3 members; a staff ex officio; and ASHA's vice president for planning serving as the BOD liaison.


  • Brenda K. Gorman, Chair
  • Jose G. Centeno
  • Lisa M. Domby
  • W. Antonio Le Baron
  • Elaine Schochat

Term: 11/22/2019-10/31/2020

BOD Liaison(s): Vice President for Planning

Staff Liaison: Lily Waterston (, Director, International Programs 

Ad Hoc Committee to Develop Guidance for Members and Students Engaging Globally in Clinical, Scholarly, and Other Professional Activities

Charge: To develop guidance for members and students for engaging globally in clinical, scholarly, and other professional activities.

Composition: 7 members (at least 2 will be audiologists) appointed by CoC: 1 chair; 2 members from the International Issues Board; 1 member from the Special Interest Group 17 (Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders); 2 current or former members of the Board of Ethics; 1 member of the Multicultural Issues Board; 1 member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association; a staff ex officio; and ASHA’s vice president for planning and vice president for standards and ethics in audiology (serving as BOD liaisons)


  • Brooke Hallowell, Chair
  • Traci Flynn
  • Yvette Hyter
  • Jennifer Watson
  • Charissa Lansing
  • Ishara Ramkissoon
  • Philip Combiths

Term: 8/21/2019-12/31/2019

BOD Liaison(s): Vice President for Planning; Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Audiology

Staff Liaison: Monica Sampson (, Director, SLP Health Care Services

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