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The Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology plays a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia, and the community.  The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Two members are licensed speech-language pathologists, two members are licensed audiologists, one member is a licensed medical doctor, and two members are laypersons. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced.

Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Members

Barbara Gaunt-Jaehne, Au.D., Chair
Audiologist
Term: 12/1/05 to 10/31/09

Elena Pizarro-Zeigler, Au.D.
Audiologist
Term: 12/04/03 through 10/31/06

Barry Pendry, Ph.D.
Speech-Language Pathologist
Term: 12/07/09 through 10/31/10 

Peter Johnson, Vice Chair
Speech-Language Pathologist
Term: 12/07/09 through 10/31/12

Physician Member

K. Paul Boyev, M.D.
Physician
Term: 12/01/05 through 10/31/13

Consumer Members

Vacant - Consumer Member

Vacant - Consumer Member

Since this Board serves as a "quasi-judicial" entity on licensure issues, contact with the members may cause the members to be recused from administrative proceedings. Staff will direct inquiries, when appropriate to the full Board for review. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced. Members are selected by the Governors Office.

All correspondence and inquiries should be directed to the:

Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3256

Board Staff
Anthony Jusevitch, Executive Director, responsible for legislative and budget matters and Board Policy

Christy Robinson, Program Operations Administrator, responsible for agendas, staff supervisor and administrative issues

Rose Burney, Regulatory Specialist II, responsible for processing Speech-Language Pathologist/Audiologist assistant and provisional applications

Constance Williams, Regulatory Specialist I, responsible for processing Speech-Language Pathologist/Audiologist active applications

Organizational Structure of the Board
The Department of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the Board. The Board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. Unless filling a vacancy, members of the Board generally serve two four-year terms. Despite the expiration of a term, Board members can continue to serve until they have been either replaced or reappointed or serve the maximum of ten years as governed by s. 457.103, F.S. To learn more about becoming a member of the Board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com.