State Education Advocacy Leaders (SEAL)

The SEALs network exists 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.


Mia Rosenberg, ClinScD, CCC-SLP
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State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMP) Network

ASHA's State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMP) network enhances and perpetuates the advocacy, leadership, and communication of ASHA members at the state level to influence administrative and public policy decisions that impact the Medicare coverage, reimbursement, and delivery of speech-language pathology services and audiology services.


Amber Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP           &        Taylor Dry

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State Advocates for Reimbursement (STARs)  

The State Advocates for Reimbursement (STARs) are ASHA-member audiologists and speech-language pathologists who advocate locally with legislators, state insurance commissioners, health plans, unions, and employers on matters related to Medicaid and private health plan reimbursement.

Lori-Ann Ferraro, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
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State Assistants Member Advisory Group (MAG) 

MAG Purpose: Discuss and examine how best to facilitate the utilization of assistants across the country (including support for ASHA’s Assistant Certification credential).  MAG members should be familiar with the education and supervision of assistants, or the issues surrounding these, as well as the regulation of assistants. Interested participants should be willing to serve for one year. Meetings will be quarterly via Zoom and will be held during the week during the day (East Coast time). Requires attendance at Assistant Advisory Council meetings and SCSHA quarterly board meetings.



Sekenyia Williams 
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South Carolina ASHA Committee of Ambassadors

These members Act as Ambassadors of ASHA by providing advocacy on and communication about the priorities of the Association to officials, constituents, peers, and the general public at the workplace, local, state, and national levels.

The Committee of Ambassadors is comprises 54 member audiologists and 54 member speech-language pathologists who represent each state; Washington, DC; International constituents (members who reside outside the United States); U.S. territories; and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA).


 Angela N. McLeod, Ph. D., CCC-SLP
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