Leadership Council

Leadership Council


  • Promote communications bi-directionally with committee chairs, staff, other councils, and board liaison.
  • Coordinate overarching goals with other committee chairs.
  • Participate in virtual and in-person committee interactions.
  • Support communications among committee chairs under the council.
  • Provide support to committee chairs to accomplish their charges.
  • Monitor charges and accomplishments of the committees under council.


Chair: Andrea Green, AuD
Member at Large:  Brian Filgor, ScD, Past-Chair
  Jessica Messersmith, PhD, Chair-Elect
SAA Representative: James DeBacker
Members: Patricia Gaffney, AuD, Honors and Awards Committee
  David Jedlicka, AuD, Membership Committee
  Kaitlyn Kennedy, AuD, New Professionals Committee
  Ashley Hughes, AuD, SAA Advisory Committee
  Bre Myers, AuD, Leadership Development Committee
Board Liaison: Frances Kuk, PhD
Staff Liaison: Rachael Sifuentes, MA