About the Academy

 Mission: Advancing listening and talking through standards of excellence and international certification of professionals.

The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language (the Academy) is an independently governed, subsidiary corporation of The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Academy was established in 2005 and envisions a future where individuals and families will have qualified listening and spoken language professionals available in their immediate geographic area. The Academy is uniquely positioned to advance the revolutionary global opportunity for deaf or hard of hearing individuals to listen and talk via proven technologies and with guidance and education from certified professionals.

The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. 

Bylaws

Academy Board of Directors

Officers

President
Ellen L. Estes, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd
Teacher, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Still Elementary School, Cobb County School District (GA)

President-Elect
Emma Rushbrooke, B.A., DipAud, MAudSA, LSLS Cert. AVT
Clinical Director of the Hear & Say Centre (Australia)

Secretary/Treasurer
Rollen M. Cooper, MS, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Director of Early Intervention, Teacher of the Deaf, Child’s Voice School (IL)

Immediate Past President
Teri Ouellette, M.S.Ed, LSLS Cert AVEd
Director, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis (IN)

Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 
Directors

Sherri Fickenscher MS, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Education Support Specialist, Early Intervention Educator
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech

Ulrika Lofkvist, Ph.D., M.Sc., LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Associate Professor, Oslo University (Norway), Department of Special Needs Education

Jane R. Madell, M.S. Ed., LSLS Cert AVEd.
Director, Pediatric Audiology Consulting (NY)

Ted Meyer, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Residency Director, Director, Cochlear Implant Program
Medical University of South Carolina (SC)

Leana “Lee” Rech, J.D.
Attorney (TX)

Jenna Voss, Ph.D., CED., LSLS Cert. AVEd
Assistant Professor & Grant Mentor. Communication Disorders & Deaf Education
Fontbonne University

Ellen S. Thomas, M.A. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Speech-Language Pathologist
University of Michigan Hearing Rehabilitation Center