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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

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!

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.

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Hillary Carlson, AuD CCC-A

Hillary is a doctor of audiology at St. Luke's Idaho Elks Hearing and Balance where she primarily works with pediatric patients and their families.  She also specializes in chochlear implants and other implantable devices for all ages. Hillary enjoys mentoring others and supervising graduate students in the clinical setting. Hillary also serves as the ISHA Legislative Audiology Representative and she is thrilled to advocate for our professions.


April Ward


Dr. Diane Ogiela Ph.D. CCC-SLP


Julie Dayley


Rochelle Rama 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

Amber Romriell

Mary VanDonsel

State Education Advocacy Leader for Idaho (SEAL)

 Susie Jones

Membership Chairs

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Legislative SLP Rep

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Hillary Carlson

Legislative AuD Rep

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Assistant Member Advisory Group (MAG)

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Lacy Hefley Handwerk

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

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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

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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

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