Speaker Disclosures

Presenter Name: Linda Hood, Ph.D. Presenter Bio: Linda J. Hood, PhD, Professor/Hearing Scientist at Vanderbilt University, focuses NIH-funded research on auditory physiology, neuropathy, genetics, and efferent function. Professor Hood works with NIH, HearingCRC-Australia, WHO-Geneva, and is Past President of national/international audiology organizations.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Speaker honorarium, AG Bell Association
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Shannon Sharma, M.S., CCC-SLP Presenter Bio: Shannon Sharma MS, CCC-SLP provides LSL therapy to toddler/school age children at DePaul School for Hearing and Speech and teletherapy through Global Teletherapy. Shannon recently completed training towards LSLS AVEd. Cert. with Hearing First.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, DePaul School for Hearing and Speech; Hourly wage, Global Teletherapy
Non-Financial: Board member, PA Chapter of AG Bell

Presenter Name: Pam Dawson, M.Ed. Presenter Bio: Pam Dawson, M.Ed is director of hear ME now, a LSL program in Maine. Pam serves on the board of OPTION, as facilitator of NCHAM TI Learning Community, previously on the 2017-2019 EHDI Meeting Committee.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Cathy Janelle, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVTPresenter Bio: Cathy Janelle is a LSLS Cert. AVT at hear ME now in Portland, Maine. She earned a BA in Communication Disorders from UMaine and an MS in Communication Disorders/Sciences from University of Oregon.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Alexandria Mestres, BAEd Presenter Bio: Alex Mestres holds degrees in Education of the Hearing Impaired and Elementary Education. Alex worked as an administrator, professional trainer, and consultant. She is also the educational specialist at the University Miami’s Children’s Hearing Program.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Jane Madell, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: Dr. Madell is a pediatric audiologist, SLP, and LSLS AVT. She has published 7 text books, numerous book chapters, and articles. She consults nationally and internationally on management of hearing loss in children.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D.Presenter Bio: Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of CSD at the College of Wooster (Ohio) and a member of the Professional Staff at the Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Ellen Rhoades, Ed.S., LSLS Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: International consultant-mentor-researcher-practitioner with 50 years experience; founded/established four AV programs; co-authored/edited 4 AV books; authored many book chapters & articles; serves as peer reviewer manuscripts for 6 professional journals.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Linda Daniel, M.S., M.A., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVTPresenter Bio: Co-authored “Video-Based Guide to AR: Enhancing LSL in Children and Adults”. Director of HEAR in Dallas; offering in-office and online AR, research, consulting, and professional training; 45 years experience.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Author, Video-Based Guide to AR: Enhancing LSL in Children and Adults, which may be used in the presentation
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Sherryl Eatmon, ME.d., CTD, LSLS Cert. AVTPresenter Bio: 34+ years experience as AV practitioner with APSEA; mentor & adjunct professor; member of Canadian Working Group on Childhood Hearing; contributed to both editions “Frequently Asked Questions about AVT”.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Teresa Caraway, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: Teresa H. Caraway, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, CEO of Hearing First, an educational endeavor of the Oberkotter Foundation, supports families and professionals on the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey through Awareness, Education and Community.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, Hearing First
Non-Financial: ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency in SLP; AG Bell Academy for LSL Language Certified LSLS AVT

Presenter Name: Elizabeth Gaffney, MED, LSLS Cert. AVEd Presenter Bio: Elizabeth is a LSLS Cert. AVEd. She co-authored Auditory Verbal Strategies to Build Listening and Spoken Language Skills. She is the Listening and Spoken Language Coordinator for All Ears! Listening and Language Center.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Lindsay Zombek, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVTPresenter Bio: Lindsay Zombek, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is Team Lead and Clinical Specialist with University Hospitals Case Medical Center CI Program (Cleveland, Ohio), providing aural-rehabilitation for children and adults with hearing loss and their families.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Uma Soman, PhD, LSLS Cert. AVEd Presenter Bio: Uma Soman is an educator of DHH children and LSLS mentor. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Professional Development at Listening Together. She works with professionals in India, US, and around the world.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, Employee of Carle Foundation Hospital
Non-Financial: Professional relationship, founder of non-profit organization Listening Together

Presenter Name: Ahladhini Rao Dugar, M.E.D.Presenter Bio: Ahladhini Rao Dugar is an early interventionist working with DHH children. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Parent Empowerment at Listening Together. She provides family-centered tele-intervention to families in India and around the world.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT is a professor, clinician, author, & consultant. He is also a Founding Partner & CEO of the 3C Digital Media Network, an online learning & publishing platform.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Author royalties, Plural Publishing; Founding Partner & CEO, 3C Digital Media Network
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Kara Schvartz-Leyzac, AuD, PhD, CCC-A Presenter Bio: Kara Schvartz-Leyzac, AuD, PhD is an Assistant Professor & Cochlear Implant Program Director at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salaried employee, Medical University of South Carolina; Grant, National Institutes of Health; Speaker honorarium, AG Bell Association
Non-Financial: Volunteer Board or Committee Service, State of Michigan; Membership, LARA

Presenter Name: Sarah Radlinski, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: Sarah Radlinski, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT is a bilingual speech-language pathologist at the Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. Sarah also serves as the Latino Programming Director for the Georgia chapter of AG Bell.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Alliete Alfano, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVTPresenter Bio: Alliete Alfano, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and assistant professor at Florida International University. She also provides bilingual AV therapy at The Alfano Center in Miami.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, Florida International University; Co-Chair, AG Bell Global Virtual Symposium
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Carina Rodriguez, M.S.M.S., BASLPPresenter Bio: Carina serves as a Bilingual Educational Audiologist for Advanced Bionics, responsible for strategies to support Spanish-speaking implant recipients and professionals in the U.S. and providing educational, training and Research support in IBERIA.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Paid employee, Advanced Bionics LLC
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Elizabeth Rosenzweig, MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: Elizabeth Rosenzweig MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT is an Auditory Verbal Therapist in private practice and Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology at Stern College. You can find her at www.AuditoryVerbalTherapy.net.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, Yeshiva University; Ph.D. funding, National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities; Therapy, speaking, and consulting fees, www.AuditoryVerbalTherapy.net
Non-Financial: Board member, AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language; State chapter champion, American Cochlear Implant Alliance

Presenter Name: Rachel Glade, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVTPresenter Bio: Program director of Communication Sciences and Disorders program, University of Arkansas; president-elect for Arkansas Speech-Language Hearing Association; board member of Arkansas Hands and Voices; recently published Communication Disorders: Foundations

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, University of Arkansas
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Sherri Vernelson, M.A., LSLS Cert. AVEd Presenter Bio: Sherri works for the NC Department of Public Instruction. She oversees the state Consultants for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vision Impairment, and Deaf-blind, and early intervention services for children and families with hearing or vision loss.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, NC Department of Public Instruction; Salary and travel reimbursement, Radford University
Non-Financial: Member, AG Bell Academy Board; Co-Chair, AG Bell Academy Certification Committee

Presenter Name: Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEdPresenter Bio: Sherri works at Clarke Schools for Hearing & Speech/Pennsylvania as an Education Support Specialist. She mentors staff and is an administrator of Clarke’s preschool program. Sherri is a member of the AGBell Academy Board.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: Member, AG Bell Academy Board of Directors

Presenter Name: Lilian Flores-Beltran, SLP, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVTPresenter Bio: Dr. Flores has a Bachelor’s degree in audition and language, master’s degree in Educational Technology and a doctorate in Pedagogy. Professional of the year 2005 by AG Bell. Author of four books and co-author of “Cocleando” application.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Carrie Tamminga, MA, LSLS Cert. AVEdPresenter Bio: Carrie (Cat) Tamminga, MA, LSLS Cert AV`Ed is the Part C Coordinator in Minnesota. Prior she was the Lead Early Intervention Specialist at St Joseph Institute for the Deaf (SJID) and helped develop and maintain the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education (CDHHE) in Indiana.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Noel Kenely, BSc.(Hons), MA, LSLS. Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: Noel Kenely, BSc.(Hons), MA, LSLS. Cert. AVT works at Auditory Verbal UK as a senior AVT and leads the outreach programme to promote AV services with families and professionals across the UK. He has a special interest in working with families of children with complex needs.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Anita Grover Presenter Bio: Anita Grover is the Chief Executive of the charity Auditory Verbal UK. She is an experienced coach, mentor and consultant on cascading leadership in the UK health sector. Anita is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Institute of Digital and Dire

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Emma Burton, Cert.MRCSLT, LSLS CertAVTPresenter Bio: Emma Burton, Cert.MRCSLT, LSLS CertAVT is an Auditory Verbal Therapist at Auditory Verbal UK. She chairs the Auditory Verbal Clinical Excellence Network in the UK. She particularly enjoys thinking about humour and resilience in working with families

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Estelle Gerrett, B.Ed, AdvDipHI,CAES, LSLS CertAVTPresenter Bio: Estelle Gerrett, B.Ed, AdvDipHI,CAES,, LSLS CertAVT, is a Senior Auditory Verbal Therapist, Teacher of the Deaf and Family Support Lead at Auditory VerbalUK , with over 25 years of experience. She was previously Clinical lead at Hearing House in New Zeala

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Frances Clark, Cert.MRCSLT, PGCertSI, LSLS CertAVTPresenter Bio: Frances Clark, Cert.MRCSLT, PGCertSI, LSLS CertAVT, Clinical Lead at Auditory VerbalUK, is a therapist, mentor, trainer and presenter. She is a member of AGBELL global matters committee. She contributed to Estabrookes et al (2020) on cognition and AVT.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Louise Ashton, M.Com Path, MRCSLT, PGDip AVT, LSLS Cert AVTPresenter Bio: Louise Ashton (nee Honck) M.Com Path, MRCSLT, PGDip AVT, LSLS Cert AVT is a Senior Auditory Verbal Therapist and Training Lead at Auditory VerbalUK. Louise provides clinical supervision, mentoring, therapy to families, presents nationally and internationa

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Maria (Mila) Melo, S-LP, Aud(C), LSLS Cert AVT Presenter Bio: Maria Emilia (Mila) de Melo, S-LP, Aud(C), LSLS Cert. AVT, is the Lead S-LP within the Infant Hearing Program, Toronto Public Health, and is the AGBell Global Matters representative for Brazil and Canada

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: María Fernanda Hinojosa, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVTPresenter Bio: María Fernanda Hinojosa, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT provides auditory-verbal services in spanish speaking countries as Director of Aurea Lab. Member of the AGBell Academy Board and the Ling Consortium, collaborates with John Tracy Center.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: Consultant, John Tracy Clinic (JTC sells the Ling Speech Cards)

Presenter Name: Ulrika Löfkvist, PhD, MSc, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEdPresenter Bio: Ulrika Löfkvist, Associate professor, PhD, MSc, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd; University of Oslo, Norway & Karolinska Institute, Sweden, board member AGBell Academy.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Jayne Simpson-Allen, Dip.T., B Ed., M Ed., LSLS Cert. AVTPresenter Bio: Jayne is currently working as Program Leader for WorldWide and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist AVT at Hear and Say, and is the current Secretary and Certification Committee Member of the AG Bell Academy Board.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Lisa Davidson, PhD., CCC-A Presenter Bio: Lisa Davidson is an associate professor in the CID Research Department at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and the Coordinator of Audiology Outcomes at the CID Oral School for the Deaf.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Speaker honorarium, AG Bell Association
Non-Financial: Member, Knowledge Implementation in Pediatric Audiology (KIPA) working group sponsored by Oticon

Presenter Name: Domitille Lochet, LSLS Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: Domitille es una logopeda trilingüe que ha ejercido en el Uhealth Ear Institute desde 2011. Forma parte de un equipo multidisciplinario participando en la evaluacion y seguimiento de niños y adultos con discapacidad auditiva.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Partial salary covered by U.S. Department of Education Grant to see children who have no medical insurance coverage
Non-Financial: Certified Member, ASHA; LSLS Certification, AG Bell Academy

Presenter Name: Tina Childress, Au.D., CCC-A Presenter Bio: Tina Childress, Au.D., CCC-A is an educational audiologist, late-deafened adult, fluent in ASL and bilateral cochlear implant recipient. She loves presenting about assistive technology, apps, advocacy and accessibility (especially live theater) and sharing information online.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Jennifer Boyd, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: Jennifer Bryngelson Boyd is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Hearts for Hearing where she provides therapy services, collaborative care with audiologists and ENT physicians, facilitates a Parent-Toddler program and serves as Employee and Student Development Manager.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Helen Carter, M.A., CCC-SLPPresenter Bio: Helen Carter is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Hearts for Hearing where she works on an interdisciplinary team. Helen is lead teacher in the preschool and organizes programs for children with hearing-loss birth through school-age.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Joanna Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVTPresenter Bio: Joanna T. Smith is cofounder and CEO/Executive Director at Hearts for Hearing. She frequently presents on the benefits of collaboration when providing care for families impacted by hearing loss.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Elaine Smolen, MAT, LSLS Cert. AVEd Presenter Bio: Elaine Smolen, MAT, LSLS Cert. AVEd, is a PhD candidate and adjunct faculty member at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has extensive experience in deaf education and currently provides consulting and professional mentoring services.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Ph.D. funded by National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Ivette Cejas, PhD Presenter Bio: Dr. Ivette Cejas is an Associate Professor and Director of Family Support Services at the University of Miami Ear Institute. She is a Licensed Psychologist in Florida and on the AG Bell Board of Directors.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, University of Miami; Research funding, NIDCD; Speaker honorarium, AAA; Research funding, Advanced Bionics; Consultant, Cochlear
Non-Financial: Member, AG Bell Board of Directors

Presenter Name: Michael Douglas, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert AVT Presenter Bio: Manager of Auditory Rehabilitation and Education – MED-EL

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, MED-EL
Non-Financial: Professional membership, AG Bell Association and ASHA

Presenter Name: Maria Hartman, PhDPresenter Bio: Maria Hartman is a Lecturer and Practicum Coordinator in the Program in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Teachers College, Columbia University. She teaches courses in language/literacy development, assessment and methods.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Audiology, The University of Akron. She is an international lecturer in pediatric and educational audiology and author of 17 books.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Sarah Carpenter, M.DEHSPresenter Bio: Sarah Carpenter, M.DEHS, received her Master’s degree from UTHSCSA. She has 11 years of teaching experience in early childhood at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children and is currently studying for her LSLS AVEd certification.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children. Some of the content shared has been implemented in my classroom or in parent meetings
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Lina Reiss, Ph.D. Presenter Bio: Dr. Reiss is an Associate Professor in the Oregon Hearing Research Center at Oregon Health and Science University. She has a severe-profound bilateral hearing loss and has worn hearing aids since early childhood.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Grants, Cochlear Limited; Speaker honorarium, AG Bell Association
Non-Financial: Volunteer, Oregon chapters of HLAA and AG Bell Association as well as schools and the OPTIONS conference

Presenter Name: Tamala Bradham, Ph.D., DHA, CCC-A Presenter Bio: Dr. Bradham is a pediatric audiologist. She has taught courses in audiology, speech & hearing sciences, and quality improvement. Her research interests include speech and language outcomes in children with hearing loss.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Contracted work and salary support, OPTIONS, Inc.
Non-Financial: Member, AG Bell Association

Presenter Name: Ronda Rufsvold, Ph.D., LSLS Cert AVEdPresenter Bio: Ronda Rufsvold PhD, LSLS Cert AVEd, is a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing at the CCHAT Center in Sacramento CA. She is the project manager for the LSL-DR project with OPTION Inc.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salaried Employee, CCHAT Center
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Teri Ouellette, LSLS Cert AVEd Presenter Bio: Teri Ouellette, President of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, has degrees in Deaf Education and Special Education, and has taught in early intervention through elementary. She is past- President of the AG.Bell Academy Board

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Susan Sehgal, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVEdPresenter Bio: Susan Sehgal is the lead SLP at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf providing speech therapy to students in the preschool, and statewide LSL assessments through the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Bethany Colson, CCC-SLPPresenter Bio: Bethany Colson currently serves as the Executive Director for Indiana’s Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with an additional Master of Science degree in Deaf Education.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, State of Indiana
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Emma Rushbrooke, MPhil (Audiology), BA, DipAud, MAudSA, LSLS Cert AVT, RNC Presenter Bio: Emma is an Audiologist and LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, currently Clinical Director of Hear and Say, an Early Intervention program for children with hearing loss. Over 20 years’ experience working with children with hearing loss.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Jessica Balfour-Ogilvy, BAAppSci (Speech Pathology); LSLS Cert AVT; DipLM, CPSPPresenter Bio: Jessica has been working as a speech pathologist for over 30 years, the past 14 years exclusively at Hear and Say. She is currently the Clinical Manager, Listening and Spoken Language at Hear and Say.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Mary McGinnis, Cand Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT Presenter Bio: Mary McGinnis, the previous Director of the John Tracy Clinic Graduate Program, is currently faculty in two graduate programs (JTC and CSULA), mentors future LSLS candidates, and is a member of the Ling Consortium.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None
Non-Financial: Faculty member, John Tracy Clinic Graduate Program (JTC sells the Ling Speech Cards)

Presenter Name: Brianda Campero Calderón-Gutiérrez, BSc, SLP
Presenter Bio: Brianda Campero is a speech language pathologist at Aurea Lab in Mexico City. She provides therapy and guides families from different Spanish-speaking countries mainly through telepractice under the supervision of María Fernanda Hinojosa.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: None
Non-Financial: Consultant, John Tracy Clinic (JTC sells the Ling Speech Cards)

Presenter Name: Emilio Alonso-Mendoza
Presenter Bio: Emilio Alonso-Mendoza has served as AG Bell’s chief executive officer since 2014. He brings with him an extensive history in the nonprofit sector, assisting organizations such as the Catholic Community Foundation and Children’s Home Society of Florida raise their national profiles. Emilio holds a B.A. in journalism and J.D. from the University of Miami, as well as a professional certificate in fundraising (CFRE) from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is trilingual (Spanish, English, French) and serves as a board member for several human services and arts organizations.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Amy Donaldson Au.D., CCC-A
Presenter Bio: Presenter Bio: Amy Donaldson is an Audiologist and Professional Education Manager for Cochlear Americas. She received her Master’s Degree in Audiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her AuD from the University of Florida. She was privileged to begin her career as a pediatric audiologist and gain extensive clinical experience in implantable hearing devices at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and at the Manchester Cochlear Implant Programme in the United Kingdom. After working for several years as an Educational Audiologist and Technical Support Audiologist in the hearing aid industry, she returned to hearing implants and Cochlear in 2011.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, Cochlear Americas
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Christy Miller-Gardner Au.D., FAAA, CCC-A
Presenter Bio: Presenter Bio: Christy is an audiologist and is currently the Director of Peer to Peer Marketing at Cochlear. Christy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Master’s degree from Michigan State University, and clinical doctorate from Salus University. Christy began her career at The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center where she provided cochlear implant and rehabilitative services to a diverse patient population. Christy joined Cochlear in 2011 where she continues to bring her passion for raising hearing health awareness and the benefits of cochlear implantation.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, Cochlear Americas
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Mariana Helbig, M.A, CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Presenter Bio: Lda. Fonoaudiología – University of Buenos Aires. Master, Deaf Child Early Intervention / Deaf Teacher, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Tele-practice / Professional mentoring. Member of the Certification Committee of the AG Bell Academy. Co-Founder www.escucharsinlímites.com

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: None
Non-Financial: Member, AG Bell Certification Committee

Presenter Name: Marcella Garido, LSLS Cert. AVT
Presenter Bio: Bachelor of Phonoaudiology UBA; LSLS Cert. AVT; Hanen Certified Therapist; Professor University of Salvador; CIANTAL Director; President of the Cochlear Latin America Rehabilitation Board

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Carmen Abascal, M.A. en Educación de Sordos
Presenter Bio: Psychologist and speech therapist specializing in deafness, director of AG Bell International with more than 30 years of experience caring for children with deafness and their families; has published articles and teaches courses and conferences.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, AG Bell International
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Barbara Hecht, Ph.D.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Hecht is the Director of the Boston Campus for Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. Dr. Hecht has had an accomplished career as an educator, professor, advocate, and innovator in distance learning.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Non-Financial: Member, OPTION schools which owns LSL-DR data

Presenter Name: Lori Hambrick, Au.D., CCC-A
Presenter Bio: Lori Hambrick, Au.D., CCC-A, is a Principal Education and Training Specialist in the Education the Training Department at Advanced Bionics. Dr. Hambrick joined the Education and Training Department at Advanced Bionics in 2007. During her time at AB, Dr. Hambrick has trained on cochlear implant technology and patient management both nationally and internationally. Before joining Advanced Bionics, she worked at Methodist University Hospital providing a range of audiologic services to both pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Hambrick received her degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and The University of Memphis.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, Advanced Bionics
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Allison Soll, Au.D., CCC-A
Presenter Bio: Allison Soll is a Pediatric Specialist for Oticon, Inc., serving the needs of hearing care professionals who provide hearing healthcare to infants and children in clinical and school settings. She brings clinical experience in pediatric audiology from New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center and Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in New York City. Allison earned a B.S. in Communications Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University and a Doctor of Audiology from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, Oticon Inc.
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Olga Corral, Lda. en Pedagogía
Presenter Bio: Presenter Bio: Olga Corral, titled in Special Education and Pedagogy. Specialized in Deaf Education at Smith College and Clarke School. Since 2011 she works as an early care therapist at AG Bell International in Madrid.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, AG Bell International
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Consuelo López, Lda. en FonoaudiologíaPresenter Bio: Consuelo López is a speech therapist, an expert in audiology from the University of Salamanca. He obtained the title of Master in Speech Therapy Intervention from the Complutense University of Madrid. She is currently a therapist at AG Bell International

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, AG Bell International
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Leire Martin, Lda. en Psicolgia
Presenter Bio: Leire Martín has a degree in psychology. He obtained a scholarship from the Clave Association that allowed him to train in Audiology and AVT. A therapist since 2016 at AG Bell International Madrid, carrying out its certification process.
Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, AG Bell International
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: María Ruíz, Gda. en Logopedia, Lda. en Psicopedagogía
Presenter Bio: María Ruiz-Montes has been working as an early care therapist at AG Bell International for 8 years. In 2011 she was awarded a scholarship by Oír es Clave to take a master’s degree in early care in hearing impairment at Fontbonne University

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, AG Bell International
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Madisen Breunig, B.S.
Presenter Bio: Madisen recently graduated from Fontbonne University’s Speech-Language Pathology graduate program. She was also a scholar on OSERS Grant H325K170008, which focused on interdisciplinary training of SLPs and Teachers of the Deaf for early intervention.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Brenda Zapata, M.A., CCC-SLP
Presenter Bio: Brenda Zapata is a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, Mrs. Zapata has six years experience as a certified teacher of the deaf.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Cilmara Levy, CCCSLP/A
Presenter Bio: Audiologist and LSL Undergraduate Doctor of Health Science. Professor of Undergraduate and Postgraduate in educational audiology and audiology therapist clinic.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Sandra Sutherland, MA, PhD, CED, ATP
Presenter Bio: Dr Sutherland served DHH children for 30 years as an itinerant teacher and consultant. She is an advocate for the underserved. Her much-needed book offers both direct and consultative itinerant models with helpful supporting visuals.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Deborrah Johnston, M.A., Au.D, CCC-A, FAAA
Presenter Bio: Deborrah Johnston is a pediatric audiologist with expertise in cochlear implants and educational audiology. Her current role is Director of Outreach and Audiology Manager at DePaul School for Hearing and Speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Shannon Sharma, MS, CCC-SLP
Presenter Bio: Shannon Sharma, MS, CCC-SLP provides LSL therapy to toddler/school age children at DePaul School for Hearing and Speech and teletherapy through Global Teletherapy. Shannon recently completed training towards LSLS AVEd. Cert. with Hearing First.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
Non-Financial: Board Member, PA Chapter of AG Bell

Presenter Name: Stacey Lim, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A
Presenter Bio: Stacey R. Lim, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A is an Associate Professor of Audiology at Central Michigan University. She specializes in aural rehabilitation and cochlear implants. She has profound sensorineural, congenital bilateral hearing loss. Stacey R. Lim, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A is an Associate Professor of Audiology at Central Michigan University. She specializes in aural rehabilitation and cochlear implants. She has profound sensorineural, congenital bilateral hearing loss.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, Central Michigan University
Non-Financial: Past President, MI Chapter of AG Bell

Presenter Name: Rebecca Claridge, B SpThy, MSPAA, CPSP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Presenter Bio: Rebecca Claridge has worked in the field of cochlear implantation since the late 1980s. She began working with MED-EL in 2015 producing the popular MED-EL lesson kits and since 2017 providing clinical education globally.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Salary, MED-EL
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Diana Angelica Rodriguez Beltran
Presenter Bio: I am a speech therapist graduated from the National University of Colombia with 5 years of experience in children with a cochlear implant. I have taken courses in AVT and have a diploma in educational inclusion.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure: Financial: None
Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Wendy M. Zdobinkski, M.A., CCC-SLP

Presenter Bio: Wendy M. Zdobinski, M.A., CCC-SLP, attended University of Pittsburgh. Currently at DePaul School, previously serviced the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities at the Western PA School for the Deaf, The Learning Center in Framingham, MA, and The Horace Mann School in Boston, MA.  Wendy has been an SLP for over 20 years working with children and adults in schools, private practice, nursing homes, hospitals and home health.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None

Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Jasmine Simmons, B.A.

Presenter Bio: Jasmine Simmons, B.A. is currently a fourth-year extern at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She will receive her doctorate in Audiology in May 2020. Jasmine has profound sensorineural, congenital bilateral hearing loss.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None

Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: M. Dawn Nelson, Ph.D., CCC-A

Presenter Bio: M. Dawn Nelson, Ph.D, CCC-A is an Associate Professor of Audiology at Central Michigan University. She specializes in electrophysiology and vestibular assessment.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None

Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Madyson Hund, Au.D., CCC-A

Presenter Bio: Madyson Hund, Au.D., CCC-A recently obtained her Doctorate in Audiology from Central Michigan University. She is currently a pediatric audiologist at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in Jacksonville, Florida.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None

Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Michael Eskenazi, Ph.D.

Presenter Bio: Michael A. Eskenazi, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stetson University. He is a psycholinguist who studies word identification processes during reading and individual differences in these process.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None

Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Ye Wang, Ph.D.

Presenter Bio: Ye Wang is an associate professor and the director for Education of the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing (EDHH) Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: None

Non-Financial: None

Presenter Name: Magdalena Santolalla

Presenter Bio: Magdalena Santolalla, psychologist and speech therapist. Master in Disability from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Coordinator of the team of professionals at the AG Bell International Early Care Center. Experience in clinical child psychology and other developmental disorders in addition to hearing impairment

Presenter Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Salary, AG Bell International

Non-Financial: None

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