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

Welcome to Alaska Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

Connecting the Alaskan Communication Community

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for more information about the 2021 AKSHA Convention!

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, Andrea Toth 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: Andrea Toth, (2021-2022)

2. President Elect/Past President (alternating years): Amy Hogue, Past President (2021)

3. Secretary: Anna Spilker (2020-2021)

4. Treasurer: Shea Kohman (2021-2022)

ASHA Committee of Ambassadors – Appointed by ASHA

1. Nancy Lovering, SLP (2019-2021)

2. Goldie Pappan Hall, AUD (2021-2024)

COMMITTEE CHAIRS – Appointed by AKSHA E-board

1. Advocacy Chair: Amy Hogue

2. Communications Chair: Maya Dunham

3. Continuing Education (CE): 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 Glen

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: Kathie Morgan

SI-Ethics & Regulations: Laura Young-Campbell

SI-Healthcare: Chelsea File

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: 

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

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