Charge Description

  • Promote inclusive practices and multicultural competencies in initiatives, programs, and other activities to increase diversity and representation of Academy membership.
  • Strengthen Academy leaders’ ability to promote the Academy and recruit colleagues.
  • Analyze member data to assess how to promote an inclusive, diverse member-driven environment that fosters member involvement and leads to professional success.
  • Provide periodic review of membership criteria and procedures and recommend changes that may be required.
  • Develop, maintain, and promote member recognition opportunities.
  • Develop, maintain, and promote membership longevity recognition program.
  • Foster member engagement across the organization to enhance the member experience.
  • Provide periodic review of member benefits and affinity programs to increase member value.
  • Create opportunities for increased networking and professional development of target member populations, including new professionals.


  • Jennifer Bobo, AuD
  • Henry Botzum, AuD
  • Sarah Hill, AuD
  • Melanie Lutz, AuD
  • Amanda McInroy, AuD
  • Jessica Messer, AuD
  • Sarah Sappington, AuD


The work of the Membership Engagement and Recognition Committee is overseen by the Membership Engagement and Leadership Development Council.



How to Apply

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