36th Annual Convention 
March 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

 ILA 2013-2014 Committees

Committee membership is open to active members

The Purpose of the Association is to advance the practice, teaching, and research of listening throughout the world.

The purpose of the Association will be accomplished in the following ways:

           1.  The Association will establish a network of professionals committed to promoting the study and development of effective listening.

           2.  Members will exchange information by sharing teaching objectives, learning activities, promotional methods, materials and additional professional experiences.

           3.  Members are encouraged to pursue listening research as listening affects humanity on multiple levels of economic, educational, racial, cultural, and international relations.

           4.  Members will pursue management strategies and efforts promoting effective listening in government and business.


The Vision of the Association is to be the international leader of listening practices, teaching and research.

Nan Johnson-Curiskis, Chair
Michael Murphy
Harvey Weiss

Barbara Nixon, Chair
Tuula-Riitta Väikoski, Chair-Elect
Graham Bodie
Chris Gearhart
Laura Janusik

Margarete Imhof, Chair
Shaughan Keaton, Web Editor
Erica Lamm, Listening Education
Gayle Pohl, Listening Post
Molly Stoltz
Pamela Cooper
Andrea Vicker

Local Arrangements 2014
First VP, Chair (Pamela Cooper)
Philip Tirpak, Chair-Elect
Melissa Beall
Chris Bond
Nan Johnson-Curiskis
Nadine Marsnik
Manny Steil
Harvey Weiss

Site Selection 2015
Phil Tirpak, Chair
Trevor Hannum
Bronia Holmes
Corine Jansen
Terri Redpath

Chris Bond, Chair
Graham Bodie
Teruko Akita
Kay Lindahl
Edie Cole
Kelly Brion

Program Planning Committee
First VP, Chair (Pam Cooper)
Research chair
Education chair
Healthcare chair
Business chair

Membership Committee
Second VP, Chair

Financial Review Committee
First VP Elect, and Secretary, Co-Chairs

(Phil Tirpak and Kae VanEngen)
Melissa Beall

Bylaws Revision Committee
First VP Elect, and Secretary, Co-Chairs
(Phil Tirpak and Kae VanEngen)

Public Relations Committee

Member-at-Large #1
(Michael Z Murphy)

Special Projects Committee
Member-at-Large #2
(Melissa Beall)
Andrea Vickery, Chair
Chris Bond
Judi Brownell
Sheila Bentley
Graham Bodie
Jerry Catt-Oliason
Carol Christy
Magaret Fitch-Houser
James Floyd
Chris Gearhart
Dick Halley
Margarete Imhof
Laura Janusik
Joseph Jenkins
Shaughan Keaton
Avi Kluger
Bill Mickelson
Michelle Pence
Mike Purdy
Helen Ralson
Charles Roberts
Tiffany Shroeder
Tuula-Riita Valikoski
Teija Waaramaaa
Andy Wolvin
Debra Worthington

Helen Ralston, Chair
Amber M. Alsop
Alan Ehrlich
Carole Grau
Don R. Swanson
J. Jacob Jenkins
Judi Brownell
Sardool Singh
Sheila C. Bentley

Education (Chair needed)
Sardool Singh
Tom E. Wirkus
Vincenne Waxwood
Teruko Akita
Judi Brownell
Nancy Paist-Riches
Peter deLisser

Global Outreach Committee
Member-at-Large #3
(Michelle Pence)

CLP Committee
Donna Schiess, Chair

Dick Halley
Susan Timm
Lori Joubert
Theresa Caldwell
Teruko Akita

The chairs of the Standing Committees appointed by the President are: Archives, Awards, Business, Education, Healthcare, Local Arrangements, Certified Listening Professional, Research, and Site Selection

Dr. Nanette Johnson-Curiskis
 Executive Director, International Listening Association 
Box 164, Belle Plaine MN 56011 USA
Phone and TEXT: 1.952.594.5697 
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