Medicaid Committee

Liaisons with the Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy.


Assist the Governmental Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) Board and the GRPP cluster in determining current economic issues and developing goals as related to audiology and speech-language pathology services specifically covered and reimbursed by Medicaid.


Five members, at least one from audiology and SLP. One appointed from the School Finance Committee and one appointed by Health Care Economics Committee


  • Kimberly Wynell Ward, Chair
  • Kathy Boada, Board Liaison
  • Kelly Ball
  • Linda Hazard
  • Nancy Lovering
  • Lou Malerba
  • Julie Stover
  • Timothy Weise


3 year term


​Two in-person meetings annually including one at NO and one at ASHA Convention. 10 additional conference calls per year.

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

Knowledge and understanding of Medicaid, with specific understanding of Medicaid for children.

Staff Liaison

Laurie Alban Havens, ex officio (