American Cochlear Implant Alliance
Board of Directors

The Board of Directors exercises all corporate powers and manages the business and affairs of the Alliance. They establish program priorities central to its core mission of sponsoring research, increasing awareness and improving access to cochlear implants through advocacy while providing oversight of all activities carried out in support of its mission.


  Colin Driscoll, MD *
  Professor and Chair,
  Department of Otolaryngology-
  Head and Neck Surgery
  Mayo Clinic (MN)


*denotes Executive
Committee member


  Vice Chair --
  Meredith Holcomb, AuD*
  Clinical Director, Cochlear
  Implant Program Clinical
  Assistant Professor,
  Department of Otolaryngology-
  Head and Neck Surgery
  Medical University of South


  Secretary --
  Jan Larky, MA *
  Stanford Ear Institute
  Director, Cochlear Implant
  Stanford Health Care

  Treasurer --
  Oliver Adunka, MD*
  Professor and Director
  Otology, Neurotology and
  Cranial Base Surgery
  Department of Otolaryngology-
  Head and Neck Surgery
  Ohio State University/Nationwide
  Children’s Hospital


  John Dornhoffer, MD
  Professor and Chairman
  Samuel D. McGill Chair in
  Otolaryngology Research
  Director of Otology and
  University of Arkansas for
  Medical Sciences/Arkansas
  Children’s Hospital


  Amy McConkey Robbins,          MS, LSLS Cert. AVT
Speech-Language Pathologist
  Communication Consulting
  Services (IN)

  Camille Dunn, PhD
  Director of Cochlear Implants
  Department of Otolaryngology 
  Head and Neck Surgery
  University of Iowa



  Andrew G. Shuman, MD
  Assistant Professor
  Department of Otolaryngology 
  Head and Neck Surgery
  University of Michigan Health


  Melissa J.W. Hall, AuD
  Clinical Assistant Professor
  Speech and Hearing Center
  Department of Speech,
  Language and Hearing                Sciences
  University of Florida Health

  Fred Telischi, MD
  CI 2019 Pediatric Co-Chair
  Chairman, Department of
  Miller School of Medicine
  University of Miami Ear



  David S. Haynes, MD, FACS
  Chair, Membership Committee
  Professor of Otolaryngology,
  Neurosurgery, and Hearing &
  Speech Sciences
  Cochlear Implant Program
  Vanderbilt University Medical


  Andrea Warner-Czyz, PhD
  Assistant Professor
  University of Texas at Dallas
  Callier Center for                        Communication Disorders


  David Kelsall, MD
  Medical Director, Rocky
  Mountain Ear Center PC
  Center for Hearing/Colorado
  Neurological Institute

  Donna L. Sorkin, M.A.
  Ex Officio Board Member
  Executive Director

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.