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Gov. Deal appoints 3 with College ties to state board

Kristen B. Morales

December 1, 2017

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Three professionals connected with the University of Georgia College of Education were recently appointed or reappointed to the state's board overseeing licensure and regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

The eight members of the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to "protect the public, health, safety and welfare and to protect the public from being misled by incompetent, unscrupulous and unauthorized persons," according to state statute. New board member Alisa Norris Schultz (B.S.Ed. '90, M.Ed. '01) joins reappointed members Robin Pasquale Alverson (B.S.Ed. '80) and Holly S. Kaplan.

Alverson, a clinical audiologist in the practice of Dr. M. Edwin Davis, received her bachelor's degree in speech pathology and audiology from UGA . She also has a master's from Emory University and a doctoral degree from A.T. Still University. She lives in Fayetteville.

Kaplan, a clinical associate professor in the College's department of communication sciences and special education, is also a member of the UGA Program Review and Assessment Committee, the College's Scholarship Committee, the Georgia Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has a bachelor's degree from Bradley University, a master's from Gallaudet University and a doctoral degree from the University of Florida. She lives in Athens.

Schultz, a clinical associate professor in the College's department of communication sciences and special education, is also coordinator for the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, located in the College of Education, where she instructs graduate students and assists with clinic operations. She is certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, of which she a member, and is a member of the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also credentialed as a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner. She lives in Athens.

The board consists of one physician, three audiologists, three speech-language pathologists and a consumer member. Members meet quarterly to review applications for licensure and receive, investigate and adjudicate complaints against licensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists.