Board of Ethics

Liaisons with the Vice Presidents for Standards and Ethics in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology


As a semi-autonomous body, formulate and, from time to time, amend the Code of Ethics containing the professional responsibilities by which members and certificate holders shall be bound; develop educational programs and materials on ethics for distribution to members and certificate holders, to academic programs, and to other agencies and associations; formulate and publish procedures that shall be used for the processing of alleged violations of the Code of Ethics, including a reasonable opportunity to be heard through counsel of one's own choosing; use its discretion to determine sanctions for violations, including revocation of membership and certification.


BOE is a 17 member body that meets in-person 3 times each year (Winter, Summer, and at ASHA Convention) and includes at least 6 Audiologists, 6 Speech-Language Pathologists, 2 Public Members, including 1 Chair and 1 Vice-chair who both vote, and requires that at least 4 of the 12 members are practitioners (current or within past 10 years) and at least 2 of the 4 practitioners have school-based experience. The BOE has one subcommittee, the Ethics Education Subcommittee.


  • Patricia Kriegisch Kondapi, CCC-SLP – Chair
  • Stacey Scherpf [formerly Matson], CCC-A – Vice Chair
  • Theresa H. Rodgers, CCC-SLP – EES Chair
  • Barbara H. Jacobson, CCC-SLP, Board Liaison – VP for Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Arlene E. Carney, CCC-A, Board Liaison – VP for Standards and Ethics in Audiology

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All members have 4 year, staggered terms.


Generally, the first 3 years are spent as adjudicators and the final year is served on the Ethics Education Subcommittee (EES).

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

Those appointed to the BOE are experienced both as ASHA certified professionals and volunteers. Practitioners are preferred. State licensing board experience is useful. In addition, new members are chosen in terms of suitability to engage in sensitive, confidential work dealing with a variety of ethical, legal and professional disciplinary matters.

Future Vacancies

Generally 4 vacancies per year.

Staff Liaison

Heather Bupp, Esq., ex officio (