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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. SEALs can be audiologists or speech-language pathologists (SLPs). 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.

Are you interested in starting a campaign? SEALs Regional Champions work with school-based audiologists and SLPs to promote the valuable contributions you make in the schools!

For more information on SEALs activities in states contact Eileen Crowe, ASHA's Director for State Association Relations, by e-mail at ECrowe@asha.org.

Contact Information

Alabama
Anna Leigh Moncreif

Alaska
Monica Glen

Arizona
Kelli Gladieux

Arkansas
Lauren Rogers
Kami Rowland

California
Amalia Hernandez

Colorado
Stacy Campbell

Connecticut
Shannon Darak

Delaware
Patty Pfeifer

District of Columbia
Terese Grimmett

Florida
Lyndsey Pollack Zurawski

Georgia
Laura R Nichols

Jill Barton

Hawaii
Tanya M Sasaoka
Melissa Friscia

Idaho
Amber Romriell

Illinois
Karen Kockler

Indiana
Keegan Koehlinger-Wolf

Iowa
Danica Schroeder

Kansas
Klaire Brumbaugh

Kentucky
Lacey Back-Lane

Louisiana
Shanna Caprice Lee

Maine
Meg Jackins

Maryland
Meredith Adams

Massachusetts
Briana O'Neill
Linda Wyatt

Michigan
Courtney Halbower

Minnesota
Amy Lopez

Mississippi
Melanie Clyatt

Missouri
Angie Demoss
Patricia Jones

Montana
Sally Klatt

Nebraska
Theresa Mourey
Jessica Thoene

Nevada
Nancy Kuhles
Karen Klopfer
Wendy Bailes

New Hampshire
Andrea Parker

New Jersey
Melissa Eldred

New Mexico
Karen Shirley

New York
Karen McCrossen

North Carolina
Sarah Walker

North Dakota
(Vacant)

Ohio
Michelle Trotta
Jack Weber

Oklahoma
Nicole Power

Oregon
Wendy Gunter

Overseas
Kim Gardner-Pumah

Pennsylvania
Hope Warner

Rhode Island
Mary Jo Reidy

South Carolina
Miranda Grice

South Dakota
Jessica Schneider

Tennessee
Jamie Seek

Texas
Whitney Dittman  

Utah
Tyler Christopulos

Vermont
Margaret Overman

Virginia
Amber Handon

Washington
Katie Christensen

West Virginia
Lisa McKinney Jackson

Wisconsin
Dawn Merth-Johnson
Roxanne Pilger

Wyoming
(Vacant)

SEALs Regional Champions

Midwestern Region – Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin
Dawn Merth-Johnson

Northern Region – Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Ohio, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Hope Warner

Southern Region – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Shanna Caprice Lee

Western Region – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Melissa Friscia 

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

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