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Membership Committee

Membership Committee

Matthew Carter

Valdosta State University
Co-chair

Matt Carter, Ph.D, CCC-SLP is a Professor and the coordinator of the RiteCare Dyslexia Program at Valdosta State University. His academic and research focus is primarily directed toward literacy disorders throughout the lifespan. 

Maya Clark

University of St. Augustine
Monitoring Officer

Maya Reynolds Clark, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, CDE® has focused her career on multicultural issues that impact communicative interactions as well as encounters in education and healthcare.  Her primary teaching, clinical, and scholarship interests include: Cultural, linguistic and socio-economic factors in communication and cognition, Implicit Bias, Compassion Fatigue in health professions, Health disparities, and Social cognitive theory. She also serves as a national consultant and trainer in the areas of leadership, diversity, communication, and social engagement.

Elizabeth Eernisse

Concordia University Wisconsin
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Samantha Ghali

University of Kansas
Co-chair

Rachel Glade

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Rachel Glade is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, who completed her doctoral degree with an emphasis in Rehabilitation, Research, and Education. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas. She teaches courses and provides clinical supervision for graduate and undergraduate student clinicians in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. In 2018, was elected President-Elect of the ArkSHA and started her 3-year commitment in January of 2019. Rachel began serving as the Program Director for the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program in July of 2019 and began her term as the Director of the Honors Program for the College of Education and Health Professions in July of 2022. Additionally, Rachel is the proud mother of two little boys and is happily married to her husband Andrew.



Nia Johnson

Northeastern University

Chenell Loudermill

Purdue University

Chenell Loudermill, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Education in Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at Purdue University where she oversees and provides clinical education in speech-language pathology. She serves and the SLHS Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Fellow for Faculty Success and Empowerment. Chenell obtained her Master of Science and doctoral degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She has over twenty years of experience, thirteen of which were obtained working as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools before moving to higher education. Chenell has expertise in assessment and treatment of language-based literacy disorders such as dyslexia as well as treating individuals with social interaction and communication difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Other interests include leadership, administration and supervision in speech-language pathology, culturally responsive practices and pedagogy and interprofessional education and practice. Chenell teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in clinical practice and literacy. She also co-leads the Purdue Literacy Education and Practice Project (Purdue-LEaPP) and is the Project Director for an Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) personnel development program grant. Chenell is also a member of the National Black Association for Speech, Language and Hearing (NBALSH).

Vannesa Mueller

University of Texas at El Paso

Vannesa Mueller, Ph.D, CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso.  Her academic and research interests focus on augmentative and alternative communication from no-tech sign use and gestures to high-tech speech generating devices.  

Margaret Sudimack

A.T. Still University - Arizona School of Health Sciences - Speech-Language Pathology

Maggie Sudimack, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC, is the director of clinical education and an instructor in the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS). Sudimack received her master’s from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a fellowship specializing in autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental differences. She received her bachelor’s with honors as a double major in communicative disorders and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining ATSU, she began her career in Massachusetts in early intervention. Sudimack then worked in elementary and middle schools, private practice, and an outpatient pediatric hospital when she moved to Arizona. She served as clinic director and led a large team of occupational and speech therapists in a private practice.


She also is a volunteer with Feeding Matters and is a member of the executive board of the Arizona Speech-Language Hearing Association as the recording secretary. Sudimack is a certified lactation counselor (CLC) and is owner of Lactation & Language. She conducts home evaluations and visits in the East Valley for speech/language, feeding, and lactation. Her primary interests are in early language development, infant feeding, and pediatric feeding disorder.

Erica Williams

Arizona State University

Erica Williams, Ph.D., CCC-A, is a Clinical Professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. She is currently the Program Director and Clinical Placement Coordinator for the Doctor of Audiology Program. Dr. Williams teaches academic coursework in auditory/vestibular pathologies and diagnostics. She is a clinical educator in the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic, providing services primarily in adult diagnostics, vestibular evaluation, and amplification. She also participates in an annual hearing healthcare service trip to Guaymas, Mexico in conjunction with the Mesa West Rotary Club, and also provides volunteer services in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul. She is professionally active in national service opportunities as a member of the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) and the incoming 2023 Vice-Chair for Audiology. Additionally, Dr. Williams is a member of the CAPCSD Membership and Conference Planning Committees as well as starting her term as a CAA Site visitor. 


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