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ISHA's Team and Plan

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

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Mountain Lake Reflection
Rachelle Ruffing

Rachelle Ruffing M.S., CCC-SLP

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 recently assisted in legislation for the Interstate Compact for Speech Therapists in Idaho.


Amy Hardy


Amy is a clinical professor at Idaho State University.  Amy continues to serve ISHA as the ISHA STAR-State Advocate for Reimbursement SLP, and website manager.  Amy continues to serve the community and students in her supervisory role at ISU. She is excited to be re-elected into the role of presidency!

Darcey Shallberg

Darcey Shallberg M.S., CCC-SLP

Past President

Darcey is one of Idaho's most dedicated school clinicians.  She also recently completed a second masters in educational leadership.  Darcey serves on ISHA's membership committee and school based issues committee.  Darcey has been re-elected to fill in this role and ISHA is thankful for her work and her willingness to jump back in!


April Ward


Dr. Diane Ogiela Ph.D. CCC-SLP


Julie Dayley

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Heather Ybarlucea M.S., CCC-SLP

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NSSLHA Representative

Quiet Forest

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)


Darcey Shallberg & Susie Jones

Membership Chairs

Rachelle Ruffing

Rachelle Ruffing

Legislative SLP Rep



Legislative AuD-Rep

Darcey Shallberg
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Ellen Wandland

State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMP)

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Corrie Holmes

AuD ASHA Ambassador


Dr. 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

Networking Group

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

Book of French Laws

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

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