New Professionals Committee

New Professionals Committee


  • Develop or identify opportunities for new professionals to engage in organizational activities
  • Develop or identify professional opportunities for new professionals
  • Coordinate with other committees in the Academy to identify pathways and opportunities for leadership development and roles
  • Evaluate and benchmark trends that impact early career development; and
  • Include staff liaison and council chair in communications.


Chair: Samantha Ramirez, AuD
Ex-Officio Riley Debacker, AuD
Members: Jason Baker, AuD
  Skyler Barnes, AuD
  Rachel Bell, AuD
  Eric Bostwick, AuD
  Kaylee Davenport, AuD
  Olivia Dewald, AuD
  Andrey Taylor, AuD
  Jessica Vilendrer, AuD
  Emily Venskytis, AuD
Board Liaison: Lindsey Jorgensen, AuD, PhD
Staff Liaison: Rachael Sifuentes, MA


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