Board of Ethics Decisions The ASHA Board of Ethics has found the following speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics. The information below includes the version of the code, principles and rules violated. To verify the public ethics violation history of any individual with current or past ASHA certification, visit the ... ASHA News
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Board of Ethics Decisions
The ASHA Leader, April 2018, Vol. 23, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN6.23042018.64
The ASHA Leader, April 2018, Vol. 23, 64. doi:10.1044/leader.AN6.23042018.64
The ASHA Board of Ethics has found the following speech-language pathologists in violation of the association’s Code of Ethics. The information below includes the version of the code, principles and rules violated.
Laura Ritchie Taliaferro
Norfolk, Virginia
  • Rationale: Allowed unauthorized, unidentified and non-school personnel to view a video of a student as a component of a speech-language evaluation process, thereby violating the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

  • Code (2016): I, I-H, I-O, I-P, IV, IV-R.

  • Sanction: Suspension of membership and certification for six months, effective Jan. 5, 2018.

Rachel A. Yoder
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • Rationale: Admitted that she practiced speech-language pathology without a West Virginia license for 10 to 11 months during her clinical fellowship, resulting in professional discipline by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

  • Code (2010r): I, I-O, III, III-A, IV, IV-A, IV-C.

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Jan. 9, 2018.

Jinger E. Lough
Playa del Rey, California
  • Rationale: Professionally disciplined by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board with a stayed revocation and conditions including supervision and probation through April 2018.

  • Code (2010r): I, I-Q, IV, IV-A, IV-E.

  • Sanction: Censure, effective Jan. 9, 2018.

Leigh Anne Marcini
York, Pennsylvania
  • Rationale: Pled guilty in 2016 before the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, to a felony(s) involving rape and child pornography, and admitted to the creation and distribution of child pornography involving sex act(s) with a 2-year-old child.

  • Code (2016): I, IV-D, IV-E, IV-G, IV-H, IV-P, IV-R, IV-S, IV-T.

  • Sanction: Withholding of membership and certification for life, effective Jan. 12, 2018.

Rachel M. Foose
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
  • Rationale: Pled guilty but mentally ill in 2015 before the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County to endangering the welfare of her child, resulting in a sentence of five years’ probation.

  • Code (2016): IV, IV-D, IV-P, IV-R, IV-S.

  • Sanction: Revocation of membership and certification for four years, effective Jan. 12, 2018, and running concurrently with her court-ordered probation ending in 2021.

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