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Awards & Grants Committee
Distributes allocated funds from the endowment through awards, grants, and special projects.
Chair: Liam Joynt 

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee
Brainstorms how VASTA defines “diversity,” and initiatives and activities towards that goal. 
Chair: Erin Washington
EDI Director: Cynthia Santos-DeCure

Financial Oversight Committee
Designed to oversee VASTA's financial path and planning.
Chair: Betty Moulton

Interdisciplinary Engagement Committee
A bridge between our voice and speech community and the rest of the world.  We seek to engage with other professional organizations in an effort to continually expand VASTA’s visibility.
Chair: Colton Weiss

Membership Connections Committee (MCC)
Help members take full advantage of their membership by keeping them connected to the services, benefits, resources, and opportunities available through VASTA.
Email Correspondent: Joe Hetterly

Interest Groups:

Dedicated to the needs and interests of freelancers who specialize in providing professional voice, speech, and text coaching services to people, productions, and organizations within the arts and entertainment industries.
Chair: Amy Stoller

Represents those who specialize in providing professional voice and speech coaching services to those within business/es or corporate environments.
Chairs: Thea May & Cliff Miller

Committed to engaging in an ongoing inquiry into how we can do better as teachers, trainers, coaches and therapists; how to best foster the learning of students and clients; and how to inspire and facilitate VASTA member efforts to do the same.
Chair: Ann Marie Pollard


ATHE Planning 
Planning VASTA's presence at the annual Association of Theater in Higher Education conference.
Conference Planner: Stacey Cabaj

VASTA Conference Planning 
Planning VASTA's annual conference.
Board Liaison: Micha Espinosa

The Tech Team
Oversees VASTA's website and internet services.
Tech Director: Kendra Kingsbury

The VASTA Voice Editorial Staff 
Edits and produces VASTA's quarterly newsletter, "The VASTA Voice."
Editor: Ann Marie Pollard

The VSR Editorial Board
Edits and produces VASTA's scholarly journal, the Voice and Speech Review (VSR)
Editor-in-Chief: Rockford Sansom


Early Career Leadership Initiative
Designed to benefit newer members, early in their career, by having them attend a year of board meetings, and select committees to learn the inner workings of the organization.
Representatives: Sarah Nichols & Sammi Grant

Identity Cabaret Initiative
It is a platform for identity and expression for our members at the conference.
EDI Director: Cynthia DeCure

Mentorship Initiative
Open up avenues of mentorship and peer support to all of our members.
Chair: Ursula Meyer

Questions about anything on this page? Email the MCC Committee.