SAA State Ambassador Program

SAA State Ambassador Program

About the Program
An SAA State Ambassador is a national SAA volunteer who serves as a leader for a state in which they are enrolled academically, in order to improve state and interstate communication between SAA chapters (if more than one exists) and the state's professional organization. The SAA State Ambassador will work closely with the Academy's State Leaders Network and other professional mentors, as appropriate. The goal is to have one SAA State Ambassador per state. 

How to Volunteer
Members interested in applying for the State Ambassador Program will need to fill out a separate application, available on the Audiology Community year-round. Step-by-step instructions are posted in the Volunteer Resources section of the Academy website for new volunteers and for returning volunteers in need of a refresher.

The volunteer term for SAA State Ambassadors follows the SAA Board of Directors term, July 1 - June 30.

Primary Responsibilities
In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the SAA volunteer expectations document, the SAA State Ambassador will:

  • Communicate monthly with SAA chapter representatives within the state and encourage collaboration and participation among chapters for local, state and national events;
  • Assist with the recruitment of new members and chapters by reaching out to undergraduate or graduate programs; and,
  • Communicate with professional leaders within your state.


2019-2020 SAA State Ambassador Contacts 

State SAA Ambassador State Mentor
Alabama Megan Tice Judy Huch, AuD
Arizona Madeline Dickson Lawrence Molt, PhD
California Lauren-Rose Nguyen Amit Gosalia, AuD
Colorado Rayna Yang Hanna Page, AuD
Florida Sarah Jones Devon Weist, AuD
Illinois Emily Waller  
Indiana   Lindsey Koble, AuD
Iowa Abigail Seagle Viral Tejani, PhD
Louisiana Ashley Dronet Courtney Stewart, AuD
Michigan Angela Lasecki Kate Marchelletta, AuD
Missouri Kathryn Vlietstra Jaime Lanois, AuD
New York Fina Young Kira Pozdnyakova, AuD
North Carolina Meredith Braza Philip Griffin, AuD
Ohio Paige Wullinger Kathryn Bachmann, PhD
Oklahoma Jessia Huddleston Debbie Early, AuD
Pennsylvania Taylor Chesnut Aaron Roman, AuD
Puerto Rico Francisco Reyes-Santiago Carmen Arroyo, AuD
South Dakota Martha Johnston  
Tennessee Kendall Carroll Brittany Day, AuD
Texas Mariana Castle Jennifer Bobo, AuD
Utah Monica Muncy Joe Dansie
Virginia Kaleigh Johnson Nina Buckley-Ess, AuD
Washington Anna Hutton Susan Anderson, AuD
Wisconsin Brianna Ralston Amy Hartman, AuD


State Updates
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Alabama North Carolina
California Ohio
Colorado Oklahoma
Florida Pennsylvania
Illinois Puerto Rico
Indiana South Dakota
Louisiana Tennessee
Michigan Texas
Missouri Washington
New Jersey Wisconsin
New York  

Have ideas for the program or interested in getting involved? Please email the SAA State Ambassador Program Co-Chairs, Adrienne Ammirati and Nicole Greenwalt