Enhancing quality in higher education through specialized and professional accreditation

ASPA Board of Directors (May 2015 - April 2016)

The Board of Directors includes the following representation: 

  1. one senior level executive or academic officer of an institution holding institutional or programmatic accreditation by at least one member accreditor;
  2. one academic member from programs or institutions accredited by a member;
  3. one practitioner member from among the professions represented by members;
  4. one member of the public whose vocation is outside the academic and accreditation communities;
  5. four senior level accreditation staff from member accrediting agencies, of which at least two are chief staff officers; and
  6. the Executive Director of ASPA, ex officio and nonvoting.

Chair and Accreditor

Laura Rasar King
Executive Director
Council on Education for Public Health

Vice-Chair and Accreditor

Tess Kirsch
Associate Director of Accreditation for Policy & Education
Council on Academic Accreditation for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Treasurer and Public Member

Earl Seaver
Managing Partner
Academy Solutions


Claire Dixon-Lee
Executive Director
Council on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education


Crystal Calarusse
Chief Accreditation Officer
Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration

Practitioner Member

Katie Lukovich
Certified Surgical First Assistant
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Academic Member

Barry Eckert
Dean and Professor, School of Health Professions
Long Island University

Academic Member

Elaine Molaison
Professor, Nutrition and Food Systems
University of Southern Mississippi

Executive Director

Joseph Vibert

Terms begin on May 1 and end on April 30.

(Page revised May 2015)