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Kym Meyer, M.S., CCC-A

Director of Public School Partnerships, The Learning Center for the Deaf
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Kym Meyer is an educational audiologist and certified teacher. She is also a Ph.D. student in Special Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She has worked in a variety of environments,...Kym Meyer is an educational audiologist and certified teacher. She is also a Ph.D. student in Special Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She has worked in a variety of environments, including teaching at the Helen Keller National Center, and providing audiology services on the cochlear implant team at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has been at The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Massachusetts since 1994, in... Read More >

Laurel Rodewald

Foundation Programs Manager, Elizabeth Dole Foundation
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Laurel Rodewald serves as the Foundation Programs Manager for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, where she oversees the Foundation’s external relationships, including the National Coalition, the Impact Councils, the Innovation Grants Program,...Laurel Rodewald serves as the Foundation Programs Manager for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, where she oversees the Foundation’s external relationships, including the National Coalition, the Impact Councils, the Innovation Grants Program, and the Dole Caregiver Fellows. Laurel interned for the Foundation during the summer of 2014, where she assisted in writing and compiling a grant proposal for the Foundation. She has since interned for a political consulting firm, her university’s study... Read More >

Lise Hamlin

Director of Public Policy, HLAA
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Lise Hamlin joined the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) national staff as director of public policy in April 2008. Lise, who has a hearing loss herself, has worked as...Lise Hamlin joined the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) national staff as director of public policy in April 2008. Lise, who has a hearing loss herself, has worked as an advocate for people with hearing loss for some 20 years. She currently represents HLAA on federal advisory committees, industry advisory groups, and consumer coalitions, including her current positions as the co-chair of the FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee and the... Read More >

Loretta Byrne, RN, MS, CCRP

Research Services Consultant, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Loretta Byrne is a research services consultant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the project manager for the national NCATS-funded platform, ResearchMatch.org. Previous to this role, Loretta served as a...Loretta Byrne is a research services consultant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the project manager for the national NCATS-funded platform, ResearchMatch.org. Previous to this role, Loretta served as a research nurse specialist, and recruited for and conducted clinical trials in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at VUMC for twelve years. Loretta began her career in nursing at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center and is also experienced in Med/Surg and... Read More >

Lukas Landegger, M.D., Ph.D.

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Lukas Landegger joined the Molecular Neuro-Otology and Biotechnology Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School (PI Konstantina Stankovic) in October 2013. After gaining clinical as well as research experience in various...Lukas Landegger joined the Molecular Neuro-Otology and Biotechnology Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School (PI Konstantina Stankovic) in October 2013. After gaining clinical as well as research experience in various countries (US, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Singapore, Australia), he received his medical degree from the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. He then served as a military doctor in the Austrian Armed Forces and soon thereafter started his residency in addition... Read More >

Lyndsey Nalu, Au.D., CCC-A

Owner, Adept Audiology, LLC
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A Michigan native, Lyndsey Nalu, Au.D., CCC-A received her bachelor of science degree from Western Michigan University and her doctor of audiology degree from ACAE accredited Central Michigan University. She completed...A Michigan native, Lyndsey Nalu, Au.D., CCC-A received her bachelor of science degree from Western Michigan University and her doctor of audiology degree from ACAE accredited Central Michigan University. She completed her clinical residency at Michigan Ear Institute where she trained alongside leading neurotologists and audiologists. Licensed by the Florida Board of Audiology, Dr. Nalu is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of... Read More >

Michael Douglas, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert AVT

Consumer Engagement Program Manager, MED-EL
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Michael is a speech-language pathologist and a certified auditory-verbal therapist. He received his BA in speech-language pathology in 1994 and an MA in 1996 from the University of North Texas....Michael is a speech-language pathologist and a certified auditory-verbal therapist. He received his BA in speech-language pathology in 1994 and an MA in 1996 from the University of North Texas. He received his certification in auditory-verbal therapy in 2002. He has focused his career on teaching children with hearing loss to listen and speak in various settings including early childhood programs, schools, hospitals, private practice, and cochlear implant centers. He... Read More >

Michael Harvey, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Clinical psychologist
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Michael A. Harvey, Ph.D. provides training and consultation on mental health issues having to do with hearing loss, including consultation and training for audiologists regarding motivational interviewing and the psychological aspects...Michael A. Harvey, Ph.D. provides training and consultation on mental health issues having to do with hearing loss, including consultation and training for audiologists regarding motivational interviewing and the psychological aspects of patient care. As a clinical psychologist, he has a private practice in Framingham, Massachusetts and was a consultant faculty at Salus University, where he taught online courses relating to the psychosocial aspects of hearing loss. He writes regularly for Hearing... Read More >

Nancy Macklin

Director of External Affairs & Events, HLAA

Nancy Macklin worked for the organization from 1992-1998 and returned in 2008 to plan the annual HLAA Conventions. In her current role Nancy is excited to explore partnerships and funding...Nancy Macklin worked for the organization from 1992-1998 and returned in 2008 to plan the annual HLAA Conventions. In her current role Nancy is excited to explore partnerships and funding opportunities that strengthen the organization while helping to achieve our strategic plan. Nancy’s goal is to make HLAA a household name. In her free time, Nancy enjoys baking and spending time with her three boys. Read More >

Niaz Siasi

Meeting Planner, Hearing Loss Association of America
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Niaz joined the HLAA staff in the fall of 2016 as Meeting Planner. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor of arts degree in communications,...Niaz joined the HLAA staff in the fall of 2016 as Meeting Planner. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor of arts degree in communications, with a concentration on public relations. Read More >