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Ronnie Adler

Director of Walk4Hearing, HLAA
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Ronnie Adler was part of the Walk4Hearing pilot program in 2006 by volunteering at the first PA Walk4Hearing, and joined the HLAA staff as the Director of Walk4Hearing at the end that...Ronnie Adler was part of the Walk4Hearing pilot program in 2006 by volunteering at the first PA Walk4Hearing, and joined the HLAA staff as the Director of Walk4Hearing at the end that same year. Ronnie has been an SHHH/HLAA member since 1988. Ronnie lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son and lovable dog named Macey. Ronnie loves to travel, cook and bake for social events, volunteer for Hebrew Association for the Deaf... Read More >

Samuel Trychin, Ph.D.

Psychologist
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Samuel Trychin, Ph.D. has served as the HLAA mental health/rehabilitation advisor for more than twenty years. He has worked with hundreds of people who have hearing loss and with their communication...Samuel Trychin, Ph.D. has served as the HLAA mental health/rehabilitation advisor for more than twenty years. He has worked with hundreds of people who have hearing loss and with their communication partners, has written numerous books, chapters, and articles on coping with hearing loss. Sam has a hearing loss resulting from military service. Dr. Trychin also has a private practice in which conducts on-line and self-study classes for people who have... Read More >

Sara Burdak, Au.D.

Chief Audiology Officer, Starkey Hearing Technologies
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Dr. Sara Burdak joined Starkey Hearing Technologies as an audiologist on the Hearing Research and Technology team in 1999. Over the last 20 years, she has worked to bring impactful...Dr. Sara Burdak joined Starkey Hearing Technologies as an audiologist on the Hearing Research and Technology team in 1999. Over the last 20 years, she has worked to bring impactful programs to their global customer base. In her current role as chief audiology officer, she is responsible for developing and aligning Starkey’s global audiology strategy as it relates to world-wide education and training programs, clinical research, the U.S. Department of... Read More >

Scott Smith

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Rincon Valley Fire District in Arizona
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For 20 years, Scott Smith has worked as an EMS for Rincon Valley Fire District in Arizona, as an EMT instructor for Coconino County Community College, and as a Captain and Paramedic...For 20 years, Scott Smith has worked as an EMS for Rincon Valley Fire District in Arizona, as an EMT instructor for Coconino County Community College, and as a Captain and Paramedic in Flagstaff, Arizona. Scott also has a degree as an electronics engineer, developing software for court reporting and captioning industries. Scott, working with his wife, Deanna Baker, provides assistance to the many CART reporters at the annual Convention of the... Read More >

Scott D. Smith

Captain/Paramedic, Rincon Valley Fire District

For 20 years, Scott Smith has worked as an EMS for Rincon Valley Fire District in Arizona, as an EMT instructor for Coconino County Community College, and as a Captain...For 20 years, Scott Smith has worked as an EMS for Rincon Valley Fire District in Arizona, as an EMT instructor for Coconino County Community College, and as a Captain and Paramedic in Flagstaff, Arizona. Scott also has a degree as an electronics engineer, developing software for court reporting and captioning industries. Scott, working with his wife, Deanna Baker, provides assistance to the many CART reporters at the annual Convention... Read More >

Shahrzad Cohen, Au.D., FAAA

Lead Audiologist and Founder, Hearing Loss Solutions
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Shahrzad Cohen Au.D., FAAA, is the lead audiologist and founder of Hearing Loss Solutions, an audiology clinic that strongly focuses on patients with tinnitus. She is board-certified and a fellow...Shahrzad Cohen Au.D., FAAA, is the lead audiologist and founder of Hearing Loss Solutions, an audiology clinic that strongly focuses on patients with tinnitus. She is board-certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Dr. Cohen is a member of the California Academy of Audiology and currently is serving on the advisory board of California Speech and Hearing Association, District 7,... Read More >

Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE

Executive Director, Academy of Doctors of Audiology
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Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE, is the executive director of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, a leading national association representing autonomous audiologists, who are committed to best business and clinical practices. Ms....Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE, is the executive director of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, a leading national association representing autonomous audiologists, who are committed to best business and clinical practices. Ms. Czuhajewski has two decades of non-profit leadership experience, with a focus on outreach and stakeholder relations. Ms. Czuhajewski holds a B.S. in Marketing Science from Sullivan University. Read More >

Steven Gordon

Coordinator for Civil Rights Enforcement, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia
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Assistant United States Attorney Steven Gordon has been with the Department of Justice since 1995 and has worked on a variety of legal matters over the years, including civil rights...Assistant United States Attorney Steven Gordon has been with the Department of Justice since 1995 and has worked on a variety of legal matters over the years, including civil rights investigations, health care cases, the Department of Justice’s civil racketeering case against the cigarette industry, and government contract litigation. Currently, Mr. Gordon is the Coordinator for Civil Rights Enforcement for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of... Read More >

Susanna Dussling

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Susanna knows adversity—she was born deaf, but lives in a hearing world. As a bilateral cochlear implant wearer, and former hearing aid user, she uses her experiences to teach us...Susanna knows adversity—she was born deaf, but lives in a hearing world. As a bilateral cochlear implant wearer, and former hearing aid user, she uses her experiences to teach us that, in spite of setbacks, it is possible to achieve success with a positive attitude. Susanna presents to groups, organizations, and corporations as a keynote speaker and trainer on the following topics: change, leadership, success, and hearing loss. She is also... Read More >

Teresa Goddard

Sensory Team Lead, Job Accommodation Network
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Teresa Goddard joined the JAN staff as a program assistant in March 2008 and joined the Motor Team as a consultant in August 2008. As she has now transitioned to JAN’s...Teresa Goddard joined the JAN staff as a program assistant in March 2008 and joined the Motor Team as a consultant in August 2008. As she has now transitioned to JAN’s sensory team, Teresa fields questions from employees and employers regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and assists in identifying accommodation solutions for employees with sensory impairments. Teresa’s professional experience includes work as an educational... Read More >