AG Bell Board of Directors

AG Bell Board of Directors


Susan Lenihan, Ph.D. (Missouri, USA)

Immediate Past Chair
Catharine McNally (Virginia, USA)

Ivette Cejas, Ph.D. (Florida, USA)

Robert J. Bush (Pennsylvania, USA)

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

Berta Burguera Arienza (United Kingdom) 
Howard. W. Francis, M.D., MBA (North Carolina, USA) 
Sara Grosvenor (Maryland, USA)
Ken Levinson (California, USA) 
John Stanton, J.D. (Washington, DC, USA)
Arlene Stredler Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (Colorado, USA)
Jenna M. Voss Ph.D., CED. LSLS Cert. AVEd. (Missouri, USA)
J. Paul Sommer (Pennsylvania, USA)


AG Bell Academy Board of Directors


Jenna M. Voss, Ph. D., CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Assistant Professor & Director of Deaf Education
Fontbonne University (Missouri, USA)

Ulrika Lovfkvist, Ph. D., LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Associate Professor, Uppsala University (Sweden), Department of Public Health & Caring Services

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


Meredith K. Sugar, J.D.
Attorney (Ohio, USA)


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

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



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


Mariana Garcia del Corro de Helbig, MA, CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (Germany)


Susan Lenihan, PH. D.
Professor and Director of Deaf Education
Fontbonne University (Missouri, USA)


Maria Emilia de Melo, S-LP, Aud (C), CASLPO Reg., LSLS Cert. AVT
Lead Speech-Language Pathologist for the Infant Hearing Program, Public Health (Toronto, Canada)


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


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


Karen Stein, MAEd., LSLS Cert AVEd.
Deaf Education (Missouri, USA)


Sherri Vernelson, M. Ed., LSLS Cert. AVEd. (North Carolina, USA)



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.