Detail-oriented Public Health Professional exhibiting excellent communication, problem solving and strategic planning skills. Passionate about helping others.
11 years working in Public Health
Excellent communication skills
Interdisciplinary Committee Member
Ph.D. Educational Level
Family and children's programs knowledge
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Grant writing expertise
Data collection and analysis
Inter-governmental and legislative relations
Exceptional organizational skills
Superb writer and editor
Creative problem solver
Introduced the first curriculum-based early intervention program for deaf and hard of hearing children in Columbus.
Established annual reporting protocol for 120 local health departments for compliance with Ohio's legislation, Universal Hearing Screening for Newborns and Infants.
Successfully transitioned 150 pediatric audiologists from paper reporting to electronic reporting through a series of statewide trainings and quality improvement strategies.
Developed a report to pull select hospital hearing screening results (birthrate of 140,000 per year) from IPHIS and list them by hospital and baby name/birthdate for monitoring and providing targeted technical assistance.
Ohio Department of HealthColumbus, OhioPublic Health Audiologist
Quality improvement advisor with experience in evaluation, lien methodology, grant writing and measured development Presenter at National, State and Local levels
Internal Grant Review Board member
Family and Child Advocate
Serve on community committees and boards
Plan, develop, implement and evaluate program activities to ensure compliance with professional recommendations, legislative requirements and best practices related to hearing evaluations of newborns.
Develop educational materials, training modules, guidance documents, and fact sheets for health care professionals, infant and toddler service providers, and parents.
Research specialist for the National Institute for Children's Health Quality Improvement Plan learning collaborative
Developed goals, activities and logic models for successfully funded grants through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grants
Compiled and analyzed data for quality assurance/quality improvement initiatives
Developed training materials, newsletters, legislative reports, program materials and website text
Affiliated Audiology and Speech PathologyColumbus, OhioAudiologist and Early Intervention Specialist
Contract clinical audiologist; performed diagnostic evaluations in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
Responsible for the Newborn Hearing Screening Program at an area hospital
Report writing and communicating results to parents, patients and professionals.
Developed individualized and group auditory and language based lessons for infants, children and teens with hearing loss Participated in IEP meetings
Trained, supervised and assessed audiologists during Early Intervention practicum
Created parent-education materials and developed literacy programs
Authored and co-authored presentations and newspaper articles Organized parent-activities and outreach projects
Received grant funding for a Columbus-based summer camp program for deaf and hard of hearing pre-school children.
The Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OhioClinical Supervisor; Adjunct Instructor
Staff audiologist and Clinical Supervisor at the Nisonger Center.
Coordinated the Infant Hearing Screening Program at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and provided data leading to the passage of legislation for a statewide program
Trained, supervised and evaluated Audiology and Speech Language Pathology graduate and post-graduate students.
Wrote grant proposals for program equipment and personnel costs that were successfully funded.
Developed and directed a summer camp program for pre-school children diagnosed with hearing loss.
Counseled families about communication options for their children and understanding the stages of grief.
The Ohio State UniversityDoctor of Philosophy: Speech and Hearing SciencesSpeech and Hearing Sciences
The Ohio State UniversityMaster of Arts: Speech and Hearing SciencesSpeech and Hearing Sciences
The University of MiamiBachelor of Arts: PsychologyPsychology
Certificate of Clinical Competence - Audiology
Licensed by the Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Member
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Medical Advisory Committee, Member Ohio Center for Deaf Blind Education, Past Board Member
Ohio Hands and Voices, Past Board Member
Grant writing, Policy Development, Quality assurance/Quality Improvement, Research, Microsoft Office Suite, Technical assistance