Committees

STANDING COMMITTEES:

Education and Ethics:

  1. to monitor research, public policy and legislative issues at the national level as they relate to pre-service education, research, and quality service delivery.
  2. to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with professional and consumer organizations, expanding and managing diverse CEU opportunities for USSAAC members.
  3. to coordinate educational offerings (webinars, twitter chats) and the provision of CEUs.

Members

  • Betsy Caporale
  • Richard Hurtig
  • Stephanie Meehan
  • Sharon Redmon
  • Wendy Quach

Publications and Information:

  1. to establish and maintain policies and procedures related to all USSAAC publications and media activities.
  2. to establish and maintain an active online presence for USSAAC through social media, publications/blog (Speak UP), and other information dissemination activities.
  3. to recommend and oversee USSAAC’s paid consultants who support USSAAC’s web presence.
  4. to increase awareness of USSAAC among diverse stakeholders concerned with issues involving people with CCN.

Members

  • Amy Goldman
  • Alison Pentland
  • Kevin Williams
  • Rachael Langley
  • Jill Senner

Membership:

  1. to retain and increase membership in USSAAC.
  2. to encourage membership and participation of family members and persons who use AAC.
  3. to increase awareness of USSAAC among organizations / agencies concerned with issues involving people with CCN.
  4. to communicate the value of USSAAC membership to diverse stakeholders.
  5. to assist Board and VP for People Who Use AAC and their family members to organize and implement activities undertaken during AAC Awareness Month.

Members

  • Beth Christensen
  • Wendy Quach
  • Chris Sawka
  • Mike Hipple
  • Amy Goldman
  • Sue Hipple
  • Shelly Lund
  • Lori Skibbe
  • Carson Covey
  • Sharon Mankey
  • Andrea Townsend
  • Nick Cerrato

AAC Awareness:

VP for People who use AAC and their families, Chair, Tina Moreno

  1. to compile public awareness information for dissemination
  2.  to organize and implement activities undertaken during AAC Awareness Month

Members

  • Jennifer Christiano
  • Beth Christensen
  • You Sun Chung
  • Thanh Diep
  • Lori Ann Geist
  • Scott & Ron Kuebler
  • Tracy Rackensberger
  • Patrick Regan
  • Krista Howard
  • Tyson Renze
  • Mateo Moreno

Advocacy and Public Policy:

  1. to monitor issues that impact people who use AAC and professionals that support them.
  2. to bring advocacy and policy concerns to Board for discussion and action.

Members

  • Lew Golinker
  • Jennifer Seale
  • Sarah Mueller
  • Eric Sanders
  • Mary Anne Lang

Nominations:

  1. to recommend members for leadership roles.
  2. to ensure elections occur as specified in Bylaws.

Members

  • Sarah Blackstone
  • Lisa Timms
  • Rose Sevcik

AD HOC COMMITTEE:

Development:

  1. to diversify sources of financial support for Amplifying AAC Voices
  2. to allocate dedicated funds for special projects including but not limited to AAC Speaker Connection, USSAAC Member Finder, and approved activities in response to Requests for Proposals
  • Members
  • Tami Altschuler
  • Sarah Blackstone
  • Chris Gibbons
  • Amy Goldman
  • Mike Hipple
  • India Ochs
  • Alison Pentland
  • Pat Politano
  • Harvey Pressman

Disaster Relief Committee:

Chair: Sarah Blackstone
Co-chair: Liz Begley

  1. to respond to national disasters on behalf of USSAAC members and people who use AAC while working collaboratively with other organizations.
  2. to develop information/materials to support ongoing disaster preparedness, response and relief efforts on behalf of people who use AAC, their families, and other AAC stakeholders.

Members:

  • Liz Begley
  • Sarah Blackstone
  • Miriam Boesch
  • Tina Caswell
  • Amy Goldman
  • Mara Hernandez
  • Sharon Mankey
  • Wendy Quach
  • Mariesa Rang
  • Amy Sonntag
  • Carole Zangari
  • Andrea Barton-Hulsey

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