MISSION: Empower and support members through advocacy and education to improve the quality of and access to speech-language pathology and audiology services for all individuals.

VISIONNCSHLA will set the highest standards of ethical practice and quality of care for the individuals we serve.

From the President

Erica Altamirano, M.S., CCC-SLP


On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your interest in our organization! NCSHLA is blessed with high quality professionals who are dedicated and willing to volunteer their efforts towards the profession. Here at NCSHLA, we value advocacy, continuing education, and community. We are excited to host continuing education opportunities, including at our annual convention. We are here to support you, so please feel free to reach out to us! What can NCSHLA do for you today?


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Congratulations to NCSHLA Lobbyist, Ashley Perkinson, on being named one of North State Journal's top 25 lobbyists in North Carolina in 2021 out of over 750 registered lobbyists!

Ashley Perkinson represents both statewide and national organizations at the North Carolina General Assembly. She has grown her practice by always keeping her clients' interest and success as the focus of her work.

Ashley currently serves on the Board of the North Carolina Symphony and SAFEchild. She also formerly served as president of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Wake County, chair of the Distinguished Guests Committee of the Junior League of Raleigh's 2013 Inaugural Ball, and secretary of the Wake County Bar Association.  In 2011, Ashley was named by Triangle Business Journal as one of the Triangle's 40 Under 40.

Ashley is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and School of Law. Ashley enjoys providing government relations services to her clients. 


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