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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 >

Shari Eberts

Shari Eberts

Shari Eberts is a nationally recognized hearing health advocate, author and speaker. She is the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, a blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and...Shari Eberts is a nationally recognized hearing health advocate, author and speaker. She is the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, a blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues. She serves on the Board of Directors of Hearing Loss Association of... 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 >

Stu Nunnery

Entertainer
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Stu Nunnery is a graduate of Princeton University. He has studied piano, voice, acting, improvisation and public speaking in New York, Philadelphia and Providence, RI. Stu is a member of...Stu Nunnery is a graduate of Princeton University. He has studied piano, voice, acting, improvisation and public speaking in New York, Philadelphia and Providence, RI. Stu is a member of the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss and for his activism in the hearing loss population, Stu is a Phonak “hEARo” and a “HearStrong Champion.” 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 >

Suzy Rosen Singleton

Chief, Disability Rights Office, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
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Suzy Rosen Singleton, a native user of American Sign Language, is the Chief of the Disability Rights Office of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC.  Since 2016,...Suzy Rosen Singleton, a native user of American Sign Language, is the Chief of the Disability Rights Office of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC.  Since 2016, she oversees rulemaking proceedings and stakeholder activities to ensure accessible emergency communications, modern communication technologies, and video programming for millions of individuals with disabilities.  Since 1992, her disability policy expertise involved work as a litigator for the California Center for... 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 >

Teresa Goddard

Sensory Team Lead-JAN, Job Accommodation Network, West Virginia University

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...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... Read More >