WSLHA Leadership

If you are interested in being a Committee Chair or participating on a Committee, please email the Committee Chair or the President.

2019 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT
Paul Diaz
Highline Public Schools

PAST-PRESIDENT
Ashleigh Solak
St Luke's Rehabilitation Center

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Open

SECRETARY
Judith Bernier
Summit Pacific Rehab

EDUCATIONAL SLP
Kate Krings
UW SPHSC

CLINICAL SLP
Nichie Lessard 
Valley Medical Cente

MEMBER AT LARGE
Patty Banas

TREASURER
Courtney Smiley
Smiley Speech Therapy, LLC

WSLHA Office
2150 N. 107th St. Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98133
P: 206-209-5270
F: 206-367-8777
[email protected]

Standing Committees of the Association

Committee Chairs

Clinical Practice Committee: Nichie Lessard

Communications Committee: Lesli Cleveland

Continuing Education Committee: Lisa Van Horne

Education/Schools Practice Committee: Denise Permen

Honors & Awards Committee: 

Membership Committee: Bethany Davis

Nominations Committee: Robbie Jackson

Bylaws, Standards, Ethics & Advocacy Committee: Robbie Jackson

Administrators and Liaisons

Continuing Education: Patty Banas

Lobbyist: Melissa Johnson 

Bylaws, Standards, Ethics & Advocacy: Robbie Jackson 

State Advocates for Mediare Policy (STAMP): Nicola Cram

State Educational Advocacy Leader (SEAL): Kate Krings

State Advocate for Reimbursement (STAR): Victor Moses

WSLHA Rep to the Admissions & Professional Conduct Advisory Committee: Julie McNeal 

WA Educ Staff Assoc Council (WESAC):

WA State Special Education Coalition (WSSEC): Mary Ellen Talley

ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council: 

ASHA Audiology Advisory Council: Barbara Peregoy