GSHA Committees

Members are the lifeblood of GSHA! We value member input and engagement and diversity when building our volunteer base to better serve and represent our community of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Volunteering on a GSHA committee requires a commitment to the assigned project or activity. We are always seeking new talent to add to our committees. To participate on a GSHA Committee, you must be a member. If you're interested in joining a committee, please contact the committee chair and fill out the form below.

Committee

Description

Committee Chair(s)

Communications Committee

develops and distributes communications to members;
takes photographs for use on the website or print publications;
updates the public access website pages

Rebekah Barr doublerbarr@gmail.com
Continuing Education Committee plans and coordinates continuing education workshops throughout the state;
publicizes programs via GSHA web site, magazine, and mailings to the membership
Sharon Sokolik sharonsokolik@gmail.com
Lauren Zimet zimet@earlyinsights.com
Convention Committee oversees planning and implementation of all activities related to the annual convention, including registration, program activities, membership meetings, exhibits, and social events

Kara Jones Kajonesslp@gmail.com
Sarah Rapillard sarahwrapillard@gmail.com

Healthcare & Private Practice Committee provides liaison related to matters of community professional concern regarding the practice of Speech-Language Pathology in committee-related settings; assists the membership liaison with local, state, national healthcare, university, and related professional organizations; oversees issues related  to reimbursement for speech­ language pathology in committee-related practice settings. Mavis Ivy mavisdivy@gmail.com
Higher Education Committee

collaborates with other state and national agencies as well as other committees regarding legislatives issues related to higher education; partners with student representative to lead the student forum and student recognition activities at the convention

Crystal Randolph (Valdosta) crandolph@valdosta.edu
Membership Committee develops programs for membership recruitment and retention;
promotes public awareness of speech, language, and hearing disorders and their prevention.
Nina Santus, PhD nmsantus@gmail.com
Vitoria Brekenden vbrickenden@howardschool.org
Public Relations Committee develops ways to increase public awareness of communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders and their prevention;
assists consumers who contact the association regarding these disorders;
works in conjunction with the communications committee
Lauren Reinkemeyer laurenreinkemeyer@gmail.com
Schools Committee provides liaison related to matters of community professional concern regarding the practice of Speech-Language Pathology in committee-related settings; assists the membership in liaison with local, state, and national educational organizations and related professional organizations; oversees issues related to reimbursement for speech-language pathology services in committee-related settings. Lindsey Hendrix lindseysuzannehendrix@gmail.com
Student Affairs Committee serves as a liaison between NSSLHA & GSHA;
works with the membership, convention, and continuing education committees to recruit and retain student membership and to encourage student participation at the convention and other events

Shelbie Deaton sd2483@stu.armstrong.edu