Medicaid Committee

Liaisons with the Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy


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


Seven members, at least one from audiology and SLP.


  • Peyton Stephens, Chair
  • Deborah Ross Swain (Board Liaison)
  • Joseph Pillion
  • Miguelina Zapata
  • Miriam Stafford
  • Alexa Herbers
  • Brittney Pierson
  • Sarah James


3 year term


​Two in-person meetings annually including one at the ASHA National Office and one at the ASHA Convention. Ten additional conference calls per year.

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

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

Staff Liaison

Caroline Bergner, ex officio (

ASHA Corporate Partners