Advisory Board

When forming GO SSLP, the founders saw a need for a leadership structure that would allow the organization to work seamlessly while maintaining the flexibility to allow for changes based on the needs of the membership. As a result, a model of leadership by an Advisory Board was chosen.

The GO SSLP Advisory Board is responsible for oversight of the association's business and does so by meeting six times per year. 

All GO SSLP members are welcome to attend Advisory Board meetings and your active participation is encouraged. 


OrganizationLeadership Team

Patti Howard - *President
Donna Fox- *Vice President

Susan Kirkland  - *Past President
Kimberly Jones - *Finance Chair


Regional Representatives

Tammy Sutton - *East GA, East Central GA

Mary Sisk - *Northwest GA, North Central GA
Rebecca Wilson - *Southeast GA, Coastal GA
Rebecca Murphy - *West Central GA, West GA
Vacant - *Southwest GA, South Central GA, South GA
Vacant - *Northeast GA, North GA
Darla Spire- *Metro Atlanta Region
Shannon Hammonds - *Metro South, Middle GA


Committee Chairs

if you are interested in volunteering with GO SSLP, please click any of the names below to contact the appropriate committee member.

Ruth Callahan - *Continuing Education Chair
Michelle Carter - Continuing Education Co-Chair 
Carol Lafayette - ASHA CE Administrator 
Tyler Warner- Volunteer Chair
Christa Stapp - *Membership Chair
Joy Vivian - Membership Co-Chair
Ruth Callahan - *Recruitment & Retention Chair
Vicky Carter - *Advocacy Chair

Mary Sisk - Communications/Website Chair
Betty Nelson - Nominations Chair
Marilyn Griffin - Historian
Ellen Weber - Co-Historian

Best Practices Committee Chairs attend Advisory Board meetings as needed.

*Denotes a Voting member of the Advisory Board


 Roles and Responsibilities

RR Communications/Website (June, 2019)
RR Regional Representatives (June, 2019)
RR Recruitment and Retention Chair (June, 2019) 
RR Past President (June, 2019)
RR Nominations (June, 2019)
RR Membership Chair (June, 2019)
RR Legislative (June, 2019)
RR Historian (June, 2019)
RR Treasurer (June, 2019)
RR Continuing Education Chair (June, 2019)
RR Vice President (June, 2019)
RR President (June, 2019)