Submit a Nomination for a Special Interest Group Coordinating Committee

The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are accepting nominations for their 2024–2026 Coordinating Committee (CC) elected vacancies. CC members, with the exception of the appointed Editor and Professional Development Manager, are elected by a plurality vote of the affiliates in the respective SIG.

Nominate yourself or another qualified affiliate to be considered for an upcoming vacancy by March 27, 2023.

Submit a Nomination

Volunteer Responsibilities

The SIG CCs lead the SIGs and their activities—such as overseeing the development of Perspectives content, coordinating SIG-developed continuing education opportunities, and contributing to policy and advocacy matters—and ensuring that they operate within established programmatic guidelines [PDF]. CC Members are expected to actively contribute to the success of the SIG and follow the roles and responsibilities specified by the Board of Special Interest Group Coordinators (BSIGC) including the following:

  • Serve at least a 3-year term.
  • Serve in a leadership role.
  • Become familiar with ASHA and SIG volunteer leader resources.
  • Attend CC meetings.
  • Contribute as an active participant in committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Maintain regular communication with fellow CC members.
  • Advocate for the SIGs and the professions.
  • Spend at least 5 hours a month on CC work.

See the Volunteer Leaders section of the SIG Volunteer Handbook [PDF], pages 21-28, for more information about CC member roles and responsibilities.

Note: There may also be SIG-specific expectations or responsibilities; that information will be provided by the CCs via their respective online affiliate communities.


  • The term nominated for is from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2026.
  • Both the nominator and the nominee must be members in good standing (i.e., current ASHA members with no current ethics violations) and current affiliates of the SIG for which the nomination is being submitted.
    • ASHA Members (including those who joined SIGs as doctoral students) are eligible to submit nominations for the CC of all SIGs with which they are affiliated. However, individuals can only run for and serve on one SIG CC at a time.
    • ASHA International Affiliates, ASHA Assistants, and NSSLHA Students are not eligible to nominate, vote, or hold office.

Nomination Process

Nomination Submissions

Names of potential candidates must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m., ET, Monday, March 27, 2023, to be eligible for consideration.

  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
  • If you are eligible to nominate for multiple SIG CCs, a separate nomination form must be submitted for each SIG.

Tip: Use the ASHA Community to search for colleagues within your SIG.

Nominee Notifications

Individuals nominated by the date above will be contacted and given until Friday, April 7, to accept their nominations.

Note: Nomination emails will come from; to ensure you receive the notificaitons, add as an approved sender.

Nominee Bio Submission

Nominees will be asked to provide additional information about their volunteer activities and service to the professions, as well a link to their ASHA Community profiles by Friday, April 7th.

ASHA Community profile tips:

  • Make sure your profile is complete and current with information you would like to share with colleagues (education, work history, photo, etc.).

  • You can determine what information is visible to others by changing the privacy settings on your ASHA Community Profile; items must be set to Members Only or Public for affiliates to view them.

Committee Review and Slate Selection

The respective SIG CC will review all valid nominations (see guidelines above) to determine the slate of candidates for the election.

Additional process information is available in the SIG Volunteer Handbook [PDF] (see Appendix G. SIG Nomination and Election Process, pages 67-69).


Please send questions regarding SIG Coordinating Committee nominations to

Deadline: Nominations must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m., ET, Monday, March 27, 2023.

Submit a Nomination

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