The Advocacy Committee advocates for educational audiology and for EAA. The Committee helps members advocate and raise awareness of the contributions of audiologists in schools, develops materials to be used to advocate for educational audiology and EAA and develop affiliations with other related professional organizations that support EAA advocacy.
Cheryl DeConde Johnson, EdD, FAA
PO Box 918
Leadville, CO 80461
The Journal Committee publishes the Journal of Educational Audiology annually. The Committee recruits and maintains Journal associate editors, Solicits articles for the Journal, including publishing a Call for Papers, receives manuscripts for articles for the Journal from authors, provides for peer review of all articles submitted for the Journal, accepts/rejects articles for the Journal and collaborates with managing firm on coordination of advertising layout for the Journal by EAA staff.
The Newsletter Committee publishes an official publication (EAR). The Newsletter is published quarterly with timely information about the profession and the association. The Committee solicits information and articles for the Newsletter, works with Committee/Task Force Chairs, especially State Liaison Chair and Journal Editor to gather information for the Newsletter, receives information and articles and determine their appropriateness for inclusion in the Newsletter, edits information and articles for the Newsletter as needed, sends edited Newsletter articles to EAA staff for layout. EAA staff to provide camera-ready electronic version to printer and ensures printing and distribution of Newsletter to members.
Erin Donlin, AuD, CCC-A
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
The Membership Committee is to recruit new members, retain current members, review bylaws and make recommendations related to membership levels. They will recruit and maintain contact with state representatives. State Representatives will act as liaisons between membership at a local level and the membership committee.
The Research Grants & Scholarships Committee provides scholarships and grants to EAA members. The Committee develops and maintains a committee to serve as reviewers for grant submissions, develops and coordinates a review process for proposals, promotes research through Noel Matkin Award or the Gail Rosenberg Award, publishes announcements about the Noel Matkin and Doctoral Student Awards in the EAA newsletter at intervals thought the year, publicizes outcomes of compositions in the JEA or EAR, expands EAA membership by publishing a call for scholarships and awards in other journals or organizations, develops specific “call for proposals” to deal with focused initiatives and task forces when appropriate and develops new scholarship/award opportunities when appropriate, specifically relating to educational Audiology.
Charlean Raymond, MS, CCC-A
Rio Rancho Public Schools
3100 8th Ave
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Continuing Education Committee
The Continuing Education Committee plans and implements educational activities sponsored by EAA. The Committee identifies keynote/invited speakers with current and relevant information for the membership. Other professional development opportunities that may arise are also the responsibility of the Committee and may include EAAs sponsorship of a featured session at the AAA Convention, for example. The Committee provides members opportunities to share professional knowledge and experience with their peers.
Julie Verhoff, AuD, PhD, CCC-A
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
1131 North 35 Avenue, Suite 300
Hollywood, FL 33021
The Convention Committee oversees activities related to planning, implementing and evaluating the Summer Conference sponsored by EAA, such as determining the date, location, budget and registration fees, collaborating audiovisual services, menu, Conference facilities and handouts with EAA staff and Board of Directors. It is also the Committee’s responsibility to determine and secure invited and keynote speakers with input from the Board of Directors and membership to the extent possible. Developing, dispersing and collecting Call for Papers and creating the Conference schedule is tasked to the Committee, as well as interacting with EAA staff to set goals and timelines. The Committee sends confirmation letters, rejection letters and follow-up thank-you letters to Summer Conference presenters and submits newsletter articles promoting the Summer Conference.
Kimberly Ward, AuD, CCC-A
University of Southern Mississippi
28 Hickory Knoll
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
The Communications Committee manages EAA’s Internet presence through maintenance of website(s), social networking, and support of other electronic and web-based projects of the Association. The Committee works with the Association’s management firm to keep website(s) current and professionally relevant, monitors, maintains and builds the Association’s online presence through networking via email listserv, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and other internet-based channels, as well as supports the Board and other committees’ work through continued development of online and electronic sources of information (such as online continuing education and newsletter).
Jeffrey D. Cooper, AuD
76 CR 6500
Kirkland, New Mexico 87417
Professional Materials Committee
The Professional Materials Committee develops and identifies products that can be sold and/or distributed through EAA. The Committee conducts an annual review of products, makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for obtaining new products or deleting outdated products, determines which professional materials will be shipped to conventions and other professional events, monitors the website to keep the product section updated and professional and assists with the development of new products, educational handouts and other materials as needed by EAA members.
Robin Gaschler, MA, CCC-A
Multi-District Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program
1812 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, Missouri 64015