SAA State Ambassador Program

SAA State Ambassador Program

About the Task Force
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
A general call for SAA volunteers, excepting SAA Board of Director positions, will be made on March 15, 2019. During this time, please visit the Audiology Community and complete the application for 2019-2020 SAA Volunteer. Members interested in applying for the State Ambassador Program Task Force will need to fill out a separate application, also available on the Community. 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. Applications will be accepted until June 1.

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.

2018-2019 SAA State Ambassador Contacts

State SAA Ambassador State Mentor
Alabama Robert Melton Larry Molt, PhD
California Lauren-Rose Nguyen Amit Gosalia, AuD
Colorado Haley Mctee Hanna Page, AuD
Florida Sarah Jones Chrisi Sanchez, AuD
Illinois Jennifer Hwang David Groesch, AuD
Indiana Alexis Holt Lindsey Koble, AuD
Louisiana Aleksandra (Ola) Luba Courtney Stewart, AuD
Michigan Samantha Kesteloot-Carlton Kate Marchelletta, AuD
Missouri Haley Nichols Larry Mazzeo, AuD
New Jersey William Stoll Maryrose, McInerney, PhD
New York Adrienne Ammirati Barbara Weinstein, PhD
North Carolina Stephanie Noble Philip Griffin, AuD
Ohio Bethany Wysocki Gail Whitelaw, PhD
Oklahoma Kortney Bush Anna Jilla, AuD
Pennsylvania Jenna Loffredo Aaron Roman, AuD
Puerto Rico Francisco Reyes-Santiago Carmen Arroyo Torre, AuD
South Dakota Dakotah Taylor Todd Decker, AuD
Tennessee Sarah Alfieri Brittany Day, AuD
Texas Ashley Brown Jennifer Bobo, AuD
Washington Anna Hutton Susan Anderson, AuD
Wisconsin Brianna Ralston Amy Hartman, AuD

State Updates

Click on the state name below and view the most recent newsletter for that state!

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 Task Force Chair, Nicole Greenwalt.