Submit a Nomination for a Special Interest Group Coordinating Committee

The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are accepting nominations for their 2025–2027 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 11:59 p.m., ET on March 25, 2024.

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.

The SIG CCs also ensure that the SIG operates within established programmatic guidelines [PDF].

CC Members are expected to actively contribute to the success of the SIG. They must 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: Some SIGs have specific expectations or responsibilities that CC members must follow. Look for those details in your SIG's Online Community.


January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2027

Eligibility Guidelines

Both the nominator and the nominee must be:

  • Members in good standing (i.e., current ASHA members with no current ethics violations in the last 5 years)
    • ASHA Members who joined SIGS as doctoral students are eligible to submit nominations.
  • Current affiliates of the SIG for which the nomination is being submitted.

ASHA Members can submit nominations for all SIGs with which they are affiliated. 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 25, 2024, 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 5 to accept their nominations.

Note: Nomination emails will come from Make sure you add as an approved sender so you don't miss the emails.

Nominee Bio Submission

Nominees will be asked to provide the following information by Friday, April 5:

  • Recent volunteer activities
  • Other service to the professions
  • Professional interests
  • A link to their ASHA Community profile

ASHA Community Profile Tips:

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

  • Determine what information is visible to others by changing the privacy settings on your ASHA Community Profile.

    • Select Members Only or Public so that affiliates of your SIG can view your profile.

Committee Review and Slate Selection

The respective SIG CC will review all valid nominations and 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 25, 2024.

Submit a Nomination

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