Angela Shoup, PhD
Angela Shoup, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where she also serves as Director of the Division of Communicative and Vestibular Disorders. Dr. Shoup received her PhD in Human Development and Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1994. Dr. Shoup has published articles and textbook chapters on audiologic procedures and implantable hearing aids. She has been an invited speaker and presented research findings at national and international meetings. She served as President of the Texas Academy of Audiology and Chair of the Ethical Practices Committee for the American Academy of Audiology. Her research interests include implementation of universal newborn hearing screening programs, developmental issues in audition, auditory electrophysiology, diagnostic assessment for auditory and vestibular disorders, hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Angela and her husband Brett have one daughter, Zodie.
Francis Kuk, PhD
Francis Kuk, PhD, received his PhD in Audiology from the University of Iowa. He has assumed staff and faculty positions at the University of Iowa and University of Illinois-Chicago respectively. Dr. Kuk is currently the VP of Audiology at Widex USA and has written and presented extensively in the area of hearing aid technology and fittings. He also serves as the editorial consultant for various professional journals.
Bopanna Ballachanda, PhD
Bopanna Ballachanda, PhD, currently serves as the executive director
and owner of Premier Hearing Center,
with 16 audiology and balance
centers in New Mexico, Texas, and
Arizona. He earned his bachelor of
science from the All India Institute of
Speech and Hearing in Mysore, and
his master’s and doctoral degrees
from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Prior to starting his private practice, Dr. Ballachanda held academic
positions at Purdue University as an
assistant professor of audiology and
at the University of New Mexico as
the associate professor of audiology
and surgery. He has written three
books and several research and
clinic articles. He was on the board of
directors of the American Academy
of Audiology from 2007 to 2010 and
served as board liaison to several
committees. He is board certified in
audiology by the American Board of
James A. (Jim) Beauchamp, AuD
James A. (Jim) Beauchamp, AuD, is an educational audiologist employed by Tulare (California) County Office of Education. In charge of the Hearing and Speech Center, he provides the full range of clinical and rehabilitative audiology services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students including the fitting and adjustment of hearing aids and FM systems. Dr. Beauchamp consults with public school nurses concerning student hearing health care, and he works with teachers and administrative personnel concerning appropriate classroom acoustics and educational needs of hearing impaired students. He is board certified in audiology by the American Board of Audiology (ABA) and has served in various leadership roles in the California Academy of Audiology and Educational Audiology Association. He also provided leadership on the ABA Board of Governors, where he served as Board Chair in 2009; he currently serves as chair of the ABA Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification Task Force.
M. Patrick Feeney, PhD
M. Patrick Feeney, PhD,
works at the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) National
Center for Rehabilitative Auditory
Research (NCRAR) at the Portland
VA Medical Center. He conducts
research at the center on assessment
of the peripheral auditory system
and adult hearing screening. He is
a past president (2008–2009) and
board member (2006–2010) of the
American Academy of Audiology and
was program chair of AudiologyNOW!
2006. Prior to joining the NCRAR, he
was the chief of audiology in the
Department of Otolaryngology, Head
and Neck Surgery, at the University of
Washington (2002–2011). He is board
certified in audiology by the American Board of Audiology (ABA).
Pamela Fiebig, AuD
Pamela Fiebig, AuD,
is supervisor of audiology clinical service
Northwestern University Department of Otolaryngology in Chicago, IL. Her current
clinical work is on cochlear implants,
and she has assisted in data gathering for many clinical trials. She has
been associated with Northwestern
University for many years, most
recently as a senior lecturer in the
Department of Otolaryngology.
She received her bachelor’s degree
at Michigan State University, her
master’s degree at Northwestern
University, and her AuD from
the George S. Osborne College of
Audiology at Salus University. She is a
founding member and past president
of the Illinois Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Fiebig lives weekdays in downtown
Chicago and weekends in southwest
Michigan with her husband and two
Maine Coon cats.
Karen Glay, AuD
Karen Glay, AuD, is a private practice audiologist in Lake Barrington, Illinois and owner of Suburban Hearing Services since 1989. Her practice focuses on diagnostics and dispensing for both adult and pediatric patients. She received her BS in Communication Disorders from Marquette University, a MA in Audiology from Northern Illinois University, and her AuD from the George S. Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University. She is a founding member and Past-President of the Illinois Academy of Audiology and remains active on several committees. She also served as chair of the American Academy of Audiology State Leaders Network (State Leaders Subcommittee) and member of the Academy's Government Relations Committee.
Alison Grimes, AuD
Alison Grimes, AuD,
is the head of
the Audiology Clinic at UCLA Medical
Center, and an assistant clinical professor in head and neck surgery. Dr.
Grimes’s background spans 30 years
in audiology, and includes periods of
research (primarily in hearing aids,
and pediatrics and in hearing function in aging/demented individuals).
She has spent most of her career in
the nonprofit world, most recently as
director of audiology at Providence
Speech and Hearing Center in Orange,
CA. In addition to being a former
Academy board member (1999–2002)
and president of the Academy
(2007–2008), Dr. Grimes has served on
the Executive Board of the American
Auditory Society, has served on the
California State Speech Language
Pathology and Audiology Board since
2000, and she is board certified in
audiology by the American Board of Audiology (ABA).
Michael Mallahan, AuD
Michael Mallahan, AuD, is the director of the Hearing & Balance Lab in Mill Creek, Washington and has been in private practice since 1995. He is regionally recognized for expertise in providing assessment and direction for rehabilitative care for patients with balance disorders. He received his undergraduate and graduate education at Western Washington University and his AuD from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. His greatest joy is serving children in Guatemala, leading medical mission teams through the Healing the Children organization. Mike and his wife Laura have three sons.
Joscelyn Martin, AuD
Joscelyn Martin, AuD, is an Instructor in Audiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the newborn hearing screening coordinator and works with adult and pediatric patients in the diagnostic and hearing aid clinics. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University, master’s degree at Northwestern University, and Doctor of Audiology degree at Central Michigan University. Dr. Martin has served as President of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology, has volunteered for several American Academy of Audiology committees, and was selected to participate in the Academy’s 2010 Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference. She has also been a member of the Newborn Hearing Screening and Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology advisory councils to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Eugene (Gene) McHugh, EdD
Eugene (Gene) McHugh has been in solo private practice and has been the owner of Colorado Springs Audiology providing audiology, hearing aid dispensing, and industrial audiology services since 1985. His practice is located in a professional building he owns and shares with his wife(dentist) Dr. Mary Purinsh. He received his MA in Audiology in 1976 from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and EdD in Special Education with emphasis in audiology from UNC in 1985. Between degrees he worked for Siemens (1976-1980) and Westone Labs (1980-1982). He was a charter board member of the Colorado Academy of Audiology and has participated in a variety of committee positions at the state level. He enjoys singing and musical arranging with various groups from classical to rock and roll, including the American Academy of Audiology Chorus.
Jill Preminger, PhD
Jill Preminger, PhD, received her master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Wisconsin and her PhD in Audiology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently an associate professor in the Program of Audiology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Preminger’s research interests are in adult rehabilitative audiology. She is interested in measuring the efficacy of group audiologic rehabilitation programs, the role of spouses in the rehabilitation process, and in documenting the audiologic rehabilitation experience for people with hearing loss and their communication partners. She is a past president of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, a past faculty member for the Ida Institute, and has served on and chaired several AudiologyNOW! committees. She also currently sits on the Advisory Committee for the Student Academy of Audiology.
Hilary Rosenstrauch, AuD
Hilary Rosenstrauch, AuD, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts in Audiology and Hearing Science from Northwestern University, and Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida. Prior to joining HearFlorida in 2010, Dr. Rosenstrauch was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Rush University and held a position as a research audiologist at GN ReSound. She has been a clinical educator and AuD student advocate; she served as National Advisor to NAFDA, and was the Rush University NAFDA chapter advisor for six years. Currently, she is a member of the Rush University AuD Advisory Board. Dr. Rosenstrauch is a proud participant of 2010 Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference and presently serves on the AAA Professional Standards and Practices Committee.
Elizabeth Thompson, AuD
Elizabeth Thompson, AuD,
product manager at Phonak LLC in
Warrenville, IL. She joined Phonak in
2008 as the Northeast Government
Services Territory Sales Manager. Prior
to joining Phonak, she served as a clinical audiologist with specific focus on
the diagnosis and treatment of adults,
hearing aid outcome research, and
clinical education of AuD students at
Indiana University. She received her
undergraduate and graduate degrees
from Indiana University and her
doctor of audiology degree from Salus
University. Dr. Thompson was selected
to participate in the 2010 Jerger Future
Leaders of Audiology Conference, and she has served on various
state and national committees.
Deborah L. Carlson, PhD
Deborah L. (Deb) Carlson, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Audiology & Speech Pathology and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Dr. Carlson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and holds masters degrees in Audiology and in Rehabilitation Administration, as well as a PhD from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Dr. Carlson is the immediate Past President of the American Academy of Audiology and served as a Member-at-Large on the Board from 2008-2011. She is a founding member and Past President of the Texas Academy of Audiology and has served on a number of boards and committees related to state licensure, certification, accreditation, scientific and professional issues, coding and reimbursement, membership, and early identification.
Her special interests in audiology include electrophysiology, amplification, implantable devices, central auditory processing, and newborn hearing screening. She enjoys travel, time with family and friends, and a healthy lifestyle.
Cheryl Kreider Carey, CAE
Having served on staff of the American Academy of Audiology since 1999, Cheryl Kreider Carey was named the executive director of the Academy (and the AAA Foundation) in October 2007. Carey, who holds the CAE (Certified Association Executive), developed initiatives co-branding the Foundation with the Academy resulting in growth of the Foundation's philanthropic endeavors.
Known as an innovator, she developed the Academy's Turn it to the Left® public awareness campaign, focusing on noise-induced hearing loss prevention that debuted in the summer of 2007. While the Academy headquarters is based in Reston, VA, Carey spearheaded the initiative to purchase property in Washington, DC, that led to opening the Academy's Capitol Hill office. She oversaw the formation of the Student Academy of Audiology in 2009, now a division of the Academy. Additional initiatives implemented during her tenure include the Future Leaders in Audiology Conference, the Academy Research Conference, and National Audiology Awareness Month/National Protect Your Hearing Month.
With a degree in Secondary Education, Carey began her career as an educator. Her quest for learning and intrigue of effective leadership make her a lifelong learner as she leads. Her passions include promoting the profession of audiology in the eyes of the public, assisting volunteers in forming strategic partnerships, supporting the development of the volunteer-staff team, and developing and supporting national office staff. She is an enthusiastic sports fan as well.