Volunteer: Committees and Task Forces

Get involved, join our team of dedicated volunteers!

AHA, Inc. is very lucky to have such dedicated board members, faculty, and staff but it takes a community to be a leader in the industry. We wanted to share with you, how to connect with our key committees and task forces. We have included a list of the committee/task forces and their chairs. If you have ideas for feedback please feel free to contact these individuals. AHA, Inc. is a membership organization and these individuals are leading projects to develop or update tools for you, our members. Our community is made up of members who become volunteers.  We do require current membership, a letter of interest, and a resume which can be sent directly to the AHA, Inc. staff at: [email protected]



Program Committees & Task Forces With Chairs

Board Development/Nominations Committee - Nina Ekholm Fry, MSSC., CCCTP


Education Committee - Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCSMary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS

       Online Education Committee (Subcommittee of Education) - Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP, HPCS

       International Education Committee (Subcommittee of Education) - Gina Taylor, MS, OT, HPCS

Continuing Education Consultants (Subcommittee of Education) - Shannon Middleton, SLP; Glenn Cotton; Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS


Ethics, Advocacy & Reimbursement Committee - Laurie Schick, PT, HPCS


Finance Committee - Melanie Dominko-Richards, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS

Fund Development Committee (Subcommittee of the Finance Committee) - Lara Katz


Marketing & Social Media Committee - Kate Scotti, MS, CCC-SLP


Membership Committee - Sarah-Michelle Senécal, OT Reg (MB); M.O.T.

International Membership Committee (Subcommittee of Membership) Sarah Beasley; MSc, OT, HPSC


Professional Practice Committee - Jessica Perkins, MS, OTR/L

Code of Ethics Grievance Committee (Subcommittee of Professional Practice) Jane Burrows, DPT, HPCS

Research Committee (Subcommittee of Professional Practice) Samantha Hatfield, PT, DPT, HPCS

Visionary Planning Ad Hoc Committee - Nina Ekholm Fry, MSSC., CCCTP

Conference Committee (2021) - Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS & Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS