Lise Hamlin joined the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) national staff as director of public policy and state development in April 2008. Her former employers include the League for the Hard of Hearing in New York City (LHH) and the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC).
Ms. Hamlin is HLAA’s representative on the FCC’s re-chartered Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) and the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). She also represents HLAA on the ATIS Incubator Solutions Program 4 on Hearing Aid Compatibility with cell phones and on several coalitions working on issues impacting people with hearing loss, including the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA), the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Action Network (DHHCAN), the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) and the Hearing Aid Tax Credit Coalition. She has also served on the Access Board’s Passenger Vessel Emergency Alarms Advisory Committee, Montgomery County (MD) Senior Citizen Fire Safety Task Force, the E9-1-1 Stakeholders Council. She is an instructor for TDI’s Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN) and was a member of CEPIN’s team that drafted and delivered the course, “Emergency Responders and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community: Taking the First Steps to Disaster Preparedness.” She has presented that course and emergency preparedness talks around the country alerting consumers and professionals alike to the needs of people with hearing loss in an emergency. In addition, Ms. Hamlin has presented numerous presentations and workshops on issues related to access for people with hearing loss. She has authored several articles for HLAA and TDI on both emergency preparedness and on access issues for people with hearing loss.
Ms. Hamlin has been recognized with a national Oticon Focus on People award, a Spirit of SHHH award and the F. Michael Taff award from the Human Rights Commission of Rockville, MD.