AG Bell Board of Directors

AG Bell Board of Directors

Catharine McNally (VA)


Immediate Past Chair
Ted A. Meyer, M.D., Ph.D. (SC)

Ivette Cejas, Ph.D. (FL)

Robert J. Bush (PA)

Chief Executive Officer
Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE (DC)

Ken Levinson (CA)
Berta Burguera Arienza (UK)

Arlene Stredler Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (CO)
Ellen L. Estes, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd. (GA)
Howard. W. Francis, M.D., MBA (NC)
Susan Lenihan, Ph.D., CED (MO) Chair-elect
Sara Grosvenor (MD)
Emma Rushbrooke, B.A., DipAud, MAudSA, LSLS Cert. AVT (AUS)
John Stanton, J.D. (DC)

AG Bell Academy Board of Directors

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

Jenna M. Voss, Ph.D., CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd. 
Assistant Professor & Director, Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
Fontbonne University (MO) 

Sherri Vernelson, M.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Exceptional Children Division, NC Department of Public Instruction (NC)

Immediate Past Chair
Ellen L. Estes, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd
Curriculum & Instruction Specialist/Teacher, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Still Elementary School, Cobb County School District (GA)

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


Jane Madell, Ph.D., CCC A/SLP, FAAA, LSLS Cert. AVT.
Director, Pediatric Audiology Consulting (NY)

Catharine McNally (VA)

Maria Fernanda Hinojosa Valencia, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Director, AUREA (Mexico)


Sherri Fickenscher, MS, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Education Support Specialist, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (PA)

Ellen Thomas, MA, CCC, LSLS Cert. AVT
Senior Speech-Language Pathologist, University of Michigan Hearing Rehabilitation Center (MI)

Elizabeth Rosenzweig, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Auditory Verbal Therapy (NY)

Jayne Simpson Allen, ME, LSLS Cert. AVT (NZ)

Uma Soman, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Director of Professional Development, Listening Together, LLC (IL)

Meredith K. Sugar, J.D.
Attorney (OH)

Financial Statements

2018 Audits
990 Form

Reach Us

Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Tel: 202-337-5220
TTY: 202-337-5221
Fax: 202-337-8314


Our Mission

Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. 

We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.