Committee on Leadership Cultivation
Liaisons with the Immediate Past President
Oversee leadership development efforts, cultivate future BOD leaders, and provide broad strategic coordination of all leadership development efforts to ensure a strong pipeline of diverse, talented, qualified, and willing candidates for all committees, boards, and councils.
8 members plus the chair, all members, including chair, have voting rights. 4 audiologists and 4 SLPs, appointed by Committee on Committees. 6 members come from CNE—members just finishing their 2-year terms, 1 early career professional (younger than 30 years old or has less than 5 years experience in the professions), and 1 member who is a graduate of ASHA’s Leadership Development Program or the Association’s Minority Student Leadership Program. The Chair is a former BOD member and is appointed by the CoC. All terms are staggered 2 year terms.
The BOD liaison to the CLC is the Immediate Past President of the BOD.
- Donna F. Smiley, Chair
- Elise Davis-McFarland, BOD Liaison
- David I. Alexander
- Natalie J. Benafield
- Wren S. Newman
- Stephanie O'Silas
- Jennifer Simpson
- Christina Yeager Pelatti
- Teffany Rebecca Ventura (NSSLHA Representative)
- 2 meetings annually (January and Committee Day at the ASHA Convention)
- Attendance at the Leadership Reception at Convention
- 2–4 conference calls per year
Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences
Prior service on the Committee on Nominations and Elections for six positions, a graduate of ASHA's Leadership Development Program or Minority Student Leadership Program for one position and an Early Career Professional (30 years of age or younger or less than 5 years in the profession) for another position.
Andrea Falzarano (email@example.com)