Ethical Practices Committee

Ethical Practices Committee


  • The Ethical Practices Committee's primary role is to educate and increase member awareness of the Academy's Code of Ethics and the practical application of the code, rules, and advisory opinions;
  • Periodically review and update the Code of Ethics to which members are bound and produce advisory opinions clarifying ethics principles and rules. (Changes to the Code of Ethics, policies and procedures, and advisory opinions must be approved by the Academy Board of Directors prior to implementation and publication.)
  • Formulate, review, update, and publicize policies and procedures for the review of complaints
  • Review public and member complaints alleging unethical behavior by members. Resolve and determine appropriate disciplinary action (decisions are subject to appeal to the Academy Board); and,
  • Include staff liaison and council chair in communications.


Chair: Melissa Ferrello, AuD
Members: Ashley Andrew, AuD
  Victor Bray, PhD
  Lynn Cook, AuD
  Sarah Crow, AuD
  Alison Grimes, AuD
  Joseph Montano, EdD
  Alecia Manning, AuD
  Michelle Tejada, AuD
  Babette Verbsky, PhD
Board Liaison: Devon Weist, AuD
Staff Liaison: Andrew Stafford


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