Handshakes

ISHA's Team and Plan

Committed to Idaho's Speech, Language, and Hearing Professionals

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Kris Brock
Ph.D., CCC-SLP


President

idaho.isha.president@gmail.com

Dr. Kris Brock is an Assistant Professor at Idaho State University in the Department of CSD. He has worked in early intervention and acute care prior to his current research and teaching position. Having this diverse experience allows him to understand the needs of all Idaho SLPs.

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Rachelle Ruffing
M.S., CCC-SLP


President-Elect

idaho.isha.presidentelect@gmail.com

Rachelle is a passionate SLP  and currently owns and operates Advanced Therapy Care, an outpatient clinic that offers Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Pediatric Physical Therapy to individuals in Mountain Home, Meridian and surrounding areas. Rachelle has served in previous years as the President of ISHA and is eager to get involved again. Rachelle has served as the Legislative Representative and is currently working on legislation for the Interstate Compact for Speech Therapists in Idaho.

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KIMBERLI SHANER M.S., CCC-SLP

Past President

idaho.isha.pastpresident@gmail.com

Dedicated, driven, optimistic, and organized. These are just a few of the ways board members describe this invaluable member of our team and your ISHA Past President for 2022.

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April Ward
AuD

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Alycia Cummings Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Josh Cline
M.S., CCC-SLP

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Heather Ybarlucea M.S., CCC-SLP

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NSSLHA Representative

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April Ward

State Advocate for Reimbursement (STAR) - Audiology

Amy Hardy

State Advocate for Reimbursement (STAR) -SLP

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Amber Romriell

State Education Advocacy Leader for Idaho (SEAL)

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Darcey Shallberg & Susie Jones

Membership Chairs

idaho.isha.membership@gmail.com

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Rachelle Ruffing

Legislative SLP Rep

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Legislative AuD-Rep

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Ellen Wandland

State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMP)

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Corrie Holmes

AuD ASHA Ambassador

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Kris Brock

SLP ASHA Ambassador

Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Business Plan

Your executive board was hard at work creating a strategic plan that addressed creating VALUE in ISHA, increasing membership, and focusing on legislative action. 

 

Goal 1: Increase Leadership Opportunities

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1.1 Increase number of subcommittees to address our broad scope
1.2 Increase number of members serving on subcommittees
1.3 Increase the number of ISU students on subcommittees

Goal 2: Increase Membership

Business Conference

2.1 Increase the number of members in the state
2.2 Increase number of ISHA convention attendees
2.3 Increase the number of 
hybrid CEU events
2.4 Increase the Speech Paths podcast listeners

Goal 3: Improved Planning 

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3.1 ISHA will meet 60+% of its planning goals

Goal 4: proactive Advocacy

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4.1 Establish relationships with key legislators in Idaho
4.2 Establish relationships with SBOE and Licensure Board