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We have openings: REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES, MEDICARE INTERMEDIARY AND CARRIER (MICS)

Budget Committee

Chairperson:Heather Yubarlucea (SLP),
Sarah Mosseau (AuD) and Dave Woods (SLP)

Purpose:  The purpose of the Budget Committee is to gather and organize information pertinent to formulation of a yearly budget by the Executive Board. 
Membership:  The membership of this Committee shall consist of the Treasurer who is the Chairperson, the Director of Audiology, the Director of Speech Pathology, and at the discretion of the Chair, additional members such as Past Treasurer. (9/2018) 
Term of Office:  shall be two (2) years.

Continuting Education Committee

Chairperson:Jennifer Hietala (SLP)

Purpose:  To promote continued professional growth on the part of ISHA members, by collecting, documenting, and disseminating information relevant to continuing education conducted throughout Idaho. 
Membership: The membership of this committee shall consist of a chairperson appointed by the President and approved by the Executive Board.

Convention Committee

Chairperson: Gabriel Bargen (AuD) and Karrie Hansen (SLP)

 

  

Purpose:  To plan, conduct and evaluate the annual statewide convention. 
Membership:  The membership of this committee shall consist of the President-Elect who is the Chairperson, the Local Arrangements Chairperson and other members as deemed necessary. 
Term of Office: shall be two (2) years for the President-Elect/Chairperson and it usually is for the other members as well. However, the Local Arrangements Chair typically serves a one (1) year term.

Honors and Awards Committee

Chairperson: Darcey Kennedy (SLP) and Sarah Mosseau (AuD)

Purpose:  To solicit nominations for special Association Honors & Awards as well as National Awards. 
Membership:  Immediate Past-President will Chair. The 
Director of Audiology will Co-Chair.

Legislative Committee

Current Co-Chairpersons: Erika Shakespeare (AuD) and Rachelle Ruffing (SLP)

Purpose: To investigate national, state, and local legislation, both current and pending, and make appropriate recommendations concerning their investigation to the Executive Board. To promote political awareness and action on behalf of ISHA and individual members.


Membership: The membership shall consist of 2 Co-Chairpersons appointed by the President and approved by the Executive Board. One Co-Chair shall represent medical settings and the other the educational/private settings.  The Co-Chairpersons shall seek participation on the committee from interested ISHA members who represent a variety of professional backgrounds and employment settings, (i.e., private practice, public schools, universities, hospitals, clinics, etc).

Term of Office:  shall be two (2) years.

Membership Committee

Karrie Pargman (AuD), Brenee Williams (SLP), Patty Unger (SLP)

Purpose: To conduct an annual membership drive.  To maintain a current file of all classes of members of ISHA by providing application data to ISHA's Administrative Assistant.  To encourage continued membership in ISHA by sending notifications to members who have been delinquent, encouraging continued support of and membership in ISHA. To identify voting members at the annual Business Meeting. To plan with the board ways to increase membership ie. social events


Membership:  The membership of this committee shall consist of a Chairperson appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board. The Secretary and Treasurer shall serve as ex-officio members.   Regional Representatives may also serve as ex-officio members.

Additional members may be appointed at the discretion of the Chair. Term of Office:  shall be two (2) years.

Public Information Network Committee

Susie Jones (SLP), Amy Hardy (SLP), and Jess Stich-Hennen (AuD)

Purpose: To promote public awareness of the role of speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the remediation of communicative disorders in a variety of settings. Update social media and website.


Membership:  The membership of this committee shall consist of a Chairperson appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board, and no fewer than two (2) members, as appointed by the Chair. Members of the committee may be selected on the basis of geographic considerations in an effort to maintain regularly scheduled meetings.

Term of Office:  shall be two (2) years.

Regional Representatives

Region 1 (North): Position Vacant
Region 2 (Southwest): Position Vacant
Region 3 (Southeast): Position Vacant

Purpose: To provide ISHA with a contact person for surveys and educational and legislative activities. May also be asked to assist membership committee in planning social events across the state.

State Advocacy for Reimbursement (STAR)

Chairperson: Tammy Emerson (SLP), Erika Shakespeare (AuD)

Purpose: To provide ISHA with a contact person who is willing to advocate locally  for consistent coverage and equitable health care reimbursement with legislators, state insurance commissioners, health plans, unions, and employers on matters related to private health plan reimbursement. STARS share advocacy skills and help create coverage and reimbursement strategies with the ASHA STAR Network, the ISHA executive board and ISHA members.


Term of Office: The President shall appoint an individual who is employed and collects reimbursement from private payers for speech language pathology or audiology services.

State Education Advocacy Leader for Idaho (SEAL)

Chairperson: Amy Zuroff (SLP)

Purpose: To enhance and perpetuate the advocacy, leadership, and clinical management skills of school-based ISHA members. To influence administrative and public policy decisions that impact the delivery of speech-language pathology and audiology services in school settings. To express concerns and ideas of school professionals to the Executive Board, ISHA, and to the SEALs network.  To link ISAH with ASHA’s national support and SEALs network for school- based speech-language pathologists and audiologists.  ISHA and the SEAL share many of the same commitments: forming a constructive partnership with the State Department of Education in order to maintain personnel standards requiring a Master’s degree, to recruit and retain fully qualified service providers in school settings throughout the state, and to facilitate such benefits as improved working conditions, more reasonable caseloads, professional leave and less paperwork. (9/00)


Membership:  The President shall appoint an individual who is employed in a public school setting to this position with the approval of the Executive Board.

Term of Office:  shall be two (2) years.

University and College Liaison

Chairperson: Karrie Hansen (SLP)

Purpose: To exchange professional training needs and information and to promote cooperation between institutions of higher learning and ISHA. To promote a closer relationship between ISHA and members working in colleges and universities.  To promote student membership in ISHA, as well as student participation in ISHA activities.


Membership:  The President shall appoint a faculty representative to this position with the approval of the Executive Board when the Chairperson of the Continuing Education Committee is not so employed.  Under these circumstances, this individual shall serve as a member of the Continuing Education Committee.  The NSSLHA/ISHA Student Representative shall serve as a member on this committee. (10/98)

Term of Office:  shall be two (2) years.

Web Editor/Web Master

Co-Chairpersons: Dorys DeLap (admin assistant) Amy Hardy (SLP)

To collect information (submitted from ISHA Committees and members) for posting to the website, editing it and preparing it for posting to ISHA web site. To maintain ISHA web site, to enhance communication of issues and events relevant to ISHA members.

Habilitation Advocacy Recruitment and Training

 Chairperson: Tammy Emerson(SLP) (STAR)

ASHA would like to partner with members throughout the United States to educate and advocate on the federally adopted definition of the phrase rehabilitation and habilitation and the inclusion of audiology and speech-language pathology services under the defined benefit category. The new federal definition provides an opportunity to advocate for expanded coverage of habilitation services that were previously denied.

To keep the momentum going during state implementation, we request that state associations appoint a habilitation advocacy point person within the state to receive additional information and resources from ASHA. That person could be a State Advocate for Reimbursement (STAR) representative or another individual willing to work on such an initiative. 

MEDICARE INTERMEDIARY AND CARRIER (MICS)

POSITION OPEN

Purpose: To provide ISHA with a contact person who is willing to advocate locally for administrative and public policy decisions that impact Medicare coverage and reimbursement for audiology and speech pathology services. MICS share advocacy skills and help create coverage and reimbursement strategies with the ASHA MICS Network, the ISHA executive board and ISHA members.


Term of Office: The President shall appoint an individual who is employed and collects information regarding reimbursement