Alaska <br>  Speech-Language-Hearing <br>         Association

Welcome to Alaska Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

Connecting the Alaskan Communication Community

Upcoming events

We are looking for members who would be willing to share their expertise for 1-2 hour virtual sessions for our virtual event. Please apply under the convention tab.

AKSHA's Vision: A state that values the ability to effectively communicate through access to high quality speech-language and hearing services for all Alaskans.

AKSHA's Mission: Empowering our members through innovative professional development, advocacy, leadership, and networking to pursue excellence in services for the benefit of individuals experiencing speech-language-hearing disorders and all Alaskans.

For information, please contact E-Board President, Amy Hogue via email at


P.O. Box 111993

Anchorage, Alaska 99511


AKSHA is operated by volunteers from the membership. More than 170 AKSHA members reside across the state. The AKSHA Executive Board (E-Board) consists of 4 officers, 2 ASHA Advisory Councilors and 8 Committee Chairs. Below is a list of the current E-Board and subcommittee members.

OFFICERS – Elected by AKSHA membership

1. President: Amy Hogue, (2018-2020)

2. President Elect/Past President (alternating years): Andrea Toth, President Elect (2020)

3. Secretary: Anna Spilker (2020-2021)

4. Treasurer: Molly Thompson (2019-2020)

ASHA Advisory Councilors – Elected by ASHA membership

1. Nancy Lovering, SLP (2019-2021)

2. Goldie Pappan Hall, AUD (2018-2020)

COMMITTEE CHAIRS – Appointed by AKSHA E-board

1. Advocacy Chair: Mary Dooher

2. Communications Chair: Maya Dunham

3. Continuing Education (CE): Andrea Toth and Teresa Moore

4. Membership Chair: Valerie Schmitz

5. Nominations/Awards/Scholarships (NAS) Chair: Rhonda Neill

6. Special Interests (SI) Audiology co-Chair: Goldie Pappan

7. Special Interests (SI) SLP co-Chair: OPEN


Advocacy-STAR: Nancy Lovering

Advocacy-STAMP: Anne Ver Hoef

Advocacy-SEAL: Monica Glan

CE-ASHA CEU Administrator for AKSHA: Monica Glen

Continuing Education Committee:

Patty Welling, Nichole Chilson, Anne Ver Hoef, Laura Young-Campbell, Darlene Batchelder

Communications-VOICE Editor: Kathy Morgan

SI-Ethics & Regulations: Laura Young-Campbell

SI-Healthcare: OPEN

SI-Private Practice: Anne Ver Hoef

SI-Public Schools: Laura Young-Campbell, Karen Stafford, Pam Christianson

SI-Rural Networking: Cynthia Detrow

SI-SLPAs: Lynn Devlin

SI-SLP & AUD Students: Ellen Brigham, Peggy Spencer

SI-Grad Student Council: Selah Rees

Committees and subcommittees need and welcome new members. Contact Nominations/Awards/Scholarship Committee Chair at for more information!

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