ACI Alliance Committees

American Cochlear Implant Alliance was founded by volunteers and we are grateful to everyone who have donated their time, talent and services to the establishment of our organization. At the present, the following committees are active.

The organization is led by a Board of Directors, whose membership is located here: Annually we solicit nominations for the slate to the Board, which is then voted upon by the membership at the annual conference.

We encourage participation throughout our organization by individuals who have relevant cochlear implant experience including, but not limited to, those who are surgeons, audiologists, speech pathologists, educators, auditory therapists, psychologists, social workers, parents or adult recipients.

Board Nominations Committee

Camille Dunn PhD (Chair)
Colin Driscoll MD
Melissa Hall AuD
David Kelsall MD
Lindsay Zombek MS, LSLS Cert AVT

Research Committee

Michael Hoa MD (Chair)
Oliver Adunka MD
Hannah Eskridge MSP
John Dornhoffer MD
Camille Dunn PhD
Fred Telischi MD
Andrea Warner-Czyz PhD

Conferences Program Committee

Colin Drisoll MD (Co-chair)
Sarah Sydlowski AuD, PhD (Co-chair)
Matthew L. Bush MD, PhD
Matthew Carlson MD
Ivette Cejas PhD
Heather Grantham PhD
Ana H Kim MD
Kenneth H. Lee MD, PhD
Kara Leyzac AuD, PhD
Nancy K. Mellon MS
Aaron Moberly MD
Sarah Mowry MD
Lisa Park AuD
Sandra Prentiss PhD
Bridget Scott-Weich PhD
Holly Teagle AuD
Naama Tsach PhD

CI2020 Continuing Education Committee

Becky Clem MA, CCC-SLP
Melissa Hall AuD, MA SLP, CCC-A/SLP (Chair)
Nancy Young MD
Lindsay Zombek M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS CERT. AVT

CI2020 Student Scholarship Committee

Brandi Griffin AuD
Debbie Hatch AuD, CCC-A | Audiologist
Anita Jeyakumar MD, MS, FACS FAAP
Nate Page MD
Melissa H. Sweeney MS, CCC/SLP

CI2020 Student Poster Competition Judging

Debora Hatch AuD, CCC-A
Jacob B. Hunter MD (Chair)
Michael Hoa MD
Theodore McRackan MD
Aaron Moberly MD
Sarah Mowry MD
Meredith Ouellette MS, CCC-SLP
Lisa Park AuD, CCC-A
Jay T. Rubinstein MD
Melissa Sweeney MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Denise Thomas AuD
Naama Tsach PhD





The mission of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is to advance access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness.