Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee

Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee

Heather J. Driscoll, Chair

Corinne M. Stewart

Karen Cannon-Janettas

Lauren A. Wilber

Janet Olson

Carrie Kerr

Paula Hamilton

Kim Pritikin

Roger Reeter

Maggie Block

Alyssa Furman

Kate Koval (Student Member)

This committee works with members of the speech-language pathology and audiology professions in Illinois to advocate on behalf of the clients in need of services. Included in these efforts are working with legislators and lobbyists to establish and uphold the licensure act, monitor impending legislation that impacts the professions and clients, and communicate potential and actual changes to regulations that will impact the areas of speech-language pathology and audiology. 

Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee 2022-2023 Committee Goals


  1. Focus Area: Professional Development/Continuing Education:  Best practices by providing innovative professional development opportunities.  We are working on recruiting a Billing & Reimbursement contact for AUD.
  2. Focus Area: Advocacy:  Maintain advocacy efforts to support professionals and consumers. 
  3. Focus Area – Communication:  Committee members will engage with membership to increase legislative awareness via Legislative Pairing Project and at least 1 other event annually. 
  4. Focus Area - Membership Recruitment and Retention:  Committee chairperson will provide a welcome email to new committee members each fall with a brief history of the group, review of goals, expectations, etc.


  1. Increase participation and membership in ISHA.
  2. Increase number of e-blasts and resources.
  3. Increase advocacy by holding one virtual advocacy day per year and by having legislative pairing participants contact their legislators at least 2 times per year.
  4. Increase member awareness by submitting at least one newsletter article quarterly.
  5. Increase communication with ISHA committees by communicating regulatory issues at least 2 times per year.
  6. Increase communication to membership by publishing responses to questions to social media or the newsletter at least annually.
  7. Increase membership by recruiting at least one new member annually.