State Education Advocacy Leaders (SEAL)

The SEALs network exists to enhance and perpetuate the advocacy, leadership, and clinical management skills of school-based ASHA members at the state and local levels to influence administrative and public policy decisions that affect the delivery of speech-language pathology and audiology services in school settings.


Miranda McCarthy-Grice, MSP, CCC-SLP

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State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMPs) Network
ASHA's State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMP) network enhances and perpetuates the advocacy, leadership, and communication of ASHA members at the state level to influence administrative and public policy decisions that impact the Medicare coverage, reimbursement, and delivery of speech-language pathology services and audiology services.

Amber Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP

[email protected]

State Advocates for Reimbursement (STARs)  

The State Advocates for Reimbursement (STARs) are ASHA-member audiologists and speech-language pathologists who advocate locally with legislators, state insurance commissioners, health plans, unions, and employers on matters related to Medicaid and private health plan reimbursement.

Position Available. If interested, please submit an application.

South Carolina ASHA Advisory Council Member

The Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council is charged with identifying, discussing and ranking issues of concern to members and advising the Board of Directors on issues for consideration as the Association engages in strategic or forward thinking.

Each Advisory Council comprises 54 members—one from each state, the District of Columbia, International constituency, U.S. Territories and NSSLHA. Members of the Advisory Councils are elected by ASHA members in their state and profession.



Regina Lemmon-Bush, Ph.D, CCC-SLP