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Current Pool of Site Visitors

Accreditation Handbook—Chapter VII: Site Visitors


Updated January 3, 2022

The CAA conducts site visits to programs that have applied for candidacy, initial accreditation, or continued accreditation. The CAA’s site visitor pool includes academic faculty, clinical faculty, and practitioners; audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Site visit teams are comprised of 3 or 4 people and will include practitioners and representatives from accredited programs.

All active site visitors are listed below with their professional area noted in parentheses, i.e., (AUD) or (SLP), work affiliation, city and state.  Individuals who have had additional training to serve as a candidacy site visitor are noted with an asterisk (*).

Please note that there are no CAA site visitors at this time from the following states or territories: Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming 

Alabama

  • Allison Plumb (SLP), Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Arizona

  • Zarin Mehta (AUD), A.T. Stills University–Arizona School for Health Sciences, Mesa, Arizona
  • JoAnn Ridge (SLP), Self-employed, Chandler, Arizona

Arkansas

  • *Dee Lance (SLP), University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
  • Alice McKinney Henton (SLP), Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas
  • Nannette Nicholson (AUD), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Amy Shollenbarger (SLP), Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas 

California

  • Antoinette Bentley (SLP), John Swett Unified School District, Rodeo, California
  • Lisa Chattler (SLP), Pacific Coast Speech Services/The Stepping Stones Group, Seal Beach, California 
  • Cheryl Determan (SLP), Speech, Language, and Educational Associates (SLEA), Chatsworth, California 
  • *Lois Engelhardt (SLP), Private Practice, Camarillo, California
  • *Sophia Kanenwisher, (SLP), Kentfield Hospital, San Francisco & California State University, East Bay - Hayward, California
  • *John Kip Kelly (AUD), US Department of Veterans Affairs, Martinez, California
  • Cherysse Lanns (AUD), University of the Pacific, San Francisco, California 
  • *Charlotte Lopes (SLP), San Diego State University, San Diego, California
  • Wendy Meyer (SLP), Palmdale School District and Small Talk Therapy, Inc., Rosamond, California
  • Wendy Quach (SLP), San Jose State University, San Jose, California
  • *Robert Rimac (SLP), Palm Springs Unified School District, Palm Springs, California
  • Nancy Robinson (SLP), San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
  • Alison Scheer-Cohen (SLP), California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, California
  • *Kelly Tremmel-Howell (AUD), Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, Oakland, California

Colorado

  • *Tammy Frederickson (AUD), University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
  • Marie Jette (SLP), University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado
  • *Rhonda Johns (SLP), Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, Colorado

Connecticut

  • Mary Purdy (SLP) Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut 
  • Caitlin Zimyeski (SLP), CBS Therapy, Middlebury, Connecticut 

Delaware

  • Darryl Powe (SLP), Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown, Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware

District of Columbia

  • Angela Bradford (SLP), University of the District of Columbia, Washington, District of Columbia

Florida

  • Debra Knox (SLP), University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
  • Alyssa Needleman (AUD), Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Georgia

  • Tasha Carter (SLP), Fulton County Schools, Dunwoody, Georgia
  • *Debra Dwight (SLP), Speech First Therapy Services, Sharpsburg, Georgia
  • Dena Farmer (SLP), Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Kelly Shea-Miller (AUD), The Southeast Permanente Group, Atlanta, Georgia

Idaho

  • Jessi Hardy (SLP), Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation & Hospital, Boise, Idaho

Illinois

  • Steffany Chleboun (SLP), Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Jayne Jaskolski (SLP), Jayne Jaskolski Consulting, Chicago, Illinois
  • Jennifer Friberg (SLP), Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • *Gail Kempster (SLP), Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
  • *Earl Seaver (SLP), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
  • Rebecca Throneburg (SLP), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Indiana

  • *Vicki Hammen (SLP), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

Kansas

  • Douglas Parham (SLP), Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Kentucky

  • *Lauren Bland (SLP), Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 
  • Kellie Ellis (SLP), Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
  • Alan Smith (SLP), University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Sarah Ward (SLP), Progressive Health Rehabilitation, Morgantown, Kentucky

Louisiana

  • Paula Currie (SLP), Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana
  • Annette Hurley (AUD), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sandra Pruett-Hayes (SLP), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • *Glenn Waguespack (AUD), Audiological Services, Shreveport, Louisiana

Maryland

  • *Leah Bellinger (SLP), Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Rockville, Maryland
  • *Sharon Glennen (SLP), Towson University, Towson, Maryland
  • K. Terese Grimmett (SLP), KIPP DC, Camp Springs, Maryland 
  • Colleen Worthington (SLP), University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Michelle Mentis (SLP), Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 
  • *Ruby Miranda (SLP), Eastpointe Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jane Sackett (SLP), University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

Michigan

  • Yaojan [Ryan] Liu (AUD), Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan 
  • Marlene Chojnowski Salmon (SLP), Life Beyond Barriers, Rockford, Michigan
  • *Lizbeth Stevens (SLP), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

    Mississippi

    • Carolyn Wiles Higdon (SLP), University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi
    • Amy LeBert (SLP), University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    • William Mustain (AUD), University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
    • Stephen E. Oshrin (AUD), University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    • Kathy Shapley (SLP), Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi
    • *Kimberly Ward (AUD), University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    Missouri

    • Susan Fulton (AUD), Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 
    • Pamela Hart (SLP), Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri 
    • April Jardes (SLP), Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri 
    • Melissa Passe (SLP), Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

    Nebraska

    • Anne Anderson (SLP), Aegis Therapies, Omaha, Nebraska
    • Miechelle McKelvey (SLP), University of Nebraska Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska
    • *Jenise Straight (SLP), Educational Service Unit #9, Shickley, Nebraska

    New Jersey

    • JoAnne Cascia (SLP), Kean University of New Jersey, Morris, New Jersey
    • *Vikram Dayalu (SLP), Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
    • Janet Koehnke (AUD), Montclair State University, Bloomfield, New Jersey
    • *Jim Tsiamtsiouris (SLP), William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

    New York

    • Wendy Bower (SLP), SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York
    • Ianthe Dunn-Murad (AUD), Long Island AuD Consortium (Adelphi, Hofstra, St. Johns Universities), Garden City, New York
    • *Kate Franklin (SLP), New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
    • Patrizia Giordano (SLP), Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 
    • Elizabeth Ijalba (SLP), CUNY Queens College, Queens, New York
    • *Kathleen Kaiser (SLP), New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
    • Nicole Kolenda (SLP), CUNY Hunter College, New York, New York
    • Brett Martin (AUD), CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York
    • Lindsay Milgram (SLP), Teachers College/Columbia University, New York, New York
    • John Preece (AUD), CUNY Graduate Center/Hunter College, New York, New York
    • Deborah Senzer (AUD), Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
    • *Anne Marie Skvarla (SLP), Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
    • *Donald Vogel (AUD), CUNY Graduate Center/Hunter College, New York, New York
    • Patrick Walden (SLP), St. John’s University, Queens, New York

    North Carolina

    • *Judith Ann Blaine (SLP), Wake County Public Schools, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Lourdes Hawkins (SLP), Department of Defense Education Activity, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
    • Leigh Odom (SLP), Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina 

    North Dakota

    • *Leisa Harmon (SLP), Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota

    Ohio

    • *Nancy Creaghead (SLP), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • *Rosanne Douville (SLP), Miami Valley Regional Center, Dayton, Ohio
    • *Karen Lance (SLP), American Physical Rehabilitation Network (APRN), Wauseon, Ohio
    • Molly Schenker (SLP), Self/The Informed SLP, Stow, Ohio 
    • Colleen Visconti (SLP), Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio
    • *Carolyn Vogel (SLP), Sycamore Hospital, Mason, Ohio
    • Janice Wright (SLP), Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

    Oklahoma

    • Suzanne Kimball (AUD), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • Sherri Norton (SLP), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 
    • *Mona Ryan (SLP), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • John Tetnowski (SLP), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

    Oregon

    • Kristi Atkins (SLP),  Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon 
    • Helen Sharp (SLP), Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

    Pennsylvania

    • Radhika Aravamudhan (AUD), Salus University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
    • *Mark DeRuiter (AUD), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • *Randy Dubin (SLP), The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Cheryl Gunter (SLP), West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania 
    • Deborah John (AUD), Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
    • Ann Marie Kubat (SLP), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • Diane Williams (SLP), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

    South Carolina

    • *Martha GeDelle Sapough Crowe (SLP), Genesis Rehab Services, Pawley’s Island, South Carolina
    • Jean Neils-Strunjas (SLP), University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • Tanya Wilson (SLP), South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina 

    South Dakota

    • Shelly Grinde (SLP), University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

    Tennessee

    • Susan Amberg (AUD), Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Jennifer Taylor (AUD), University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Jennifer Wilson (SLP), University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Knoxville, Tennessee

    Texas

    • Dianna Altuna (SLP), Pediatric Plastic Surgery Institute, Dallas, Texas
    • Kresta Atkin (SLP), La Vernia Independent School District, La Vernia, Texas
    • Paula Chance (SLP), Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
    • Donald Fuller (SLP), University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas
    • J. David Garrett (SLP), Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • Jerrold Jackson (SLP), Roundtree Group, PLLC, Cedar Hill, Texas
    • Katandria Love Johnson (SLP), Children’s Medical Center of Dallas/K&K Services, Cedar Hill, Texas
    • Sue Ann Lee (SLP), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
    • Ashley Munoz Lopez (SLP), Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
    • Teri Mata-Pistokache (SLP), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Mission, Texas
    • Vanessa Mueller (SLP), The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 
    • Marilouise Nichols (SLP), Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 
    • Kerry Ormson (AUD), Private Practice, Amarillo, Texas 
    • Carolyn Perry (SLP), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 

    Utah

    • *Kim Corbin-Lewis (SLP), Utah State University, Logan, Utah

    Virginia

    • *LaVae Hoffman (SLP), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Lissa Power de-Fur (SLP), Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia

    Washington

    • Amy Rodda (SLP), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

    West Virginia

    • Jayne Brandel (SLP), West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

    About ASHA

    The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

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    About the CAA

    The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) accredits eligible clinical doctoral programs in audiology and master's degree programs in speech-language pathology. The CAA relies on a dedicated corps of volunteers serving as Council members and site visitors to accomplish the work of the accreditation program.

    Contact the CAA

    Questions and/or requests for information about accreditation or the CAA can be directed to:

    The Council on Academic Accreditation in
    Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    2200 Research Boulevard, #310
    Rockville, MD 20850

    800-498-2071

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