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.


CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS


  Meredith Holcomb, AuD*
  Director of Cochlear Implants
  Assistant Professor
  University of Miami

 


*denotes Executive
Committee member
FY2018-2019

OFFICERS

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

  Secretary --
  Jan Larky, AuD*
  Stanford Ear Institute
  Director, Cochlear Implant
  Program
  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



BOARD OF DIRECTORS


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

 


  Amy Lynn Birath, AuD
  Pediatric Audiologist/Speech-
  Language Pathologist
  Coordinator of Speech-
  Language Pathology
  The Moog Center for
  Deaf Education



  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
  System


 



  Melissa J. W. Hall, MA, AuD
  Audiologist
  Speech-Language Pathologist
  University of Florida Health


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

 

 

  Dr. Kevin D. Brown MD, PhD
 
Associate Professor
  Chief, Division of Otology &
  Neurotology
  Medical Director Children’s
  Cochlear Implant Center
  Department of Otolaryngology
  Head and Neck Surgery and
  Neurosurgery
  University of North Carolina
  School of Medicine

 


  Andrea Warner-Czyz, PhD
  Associate 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



Legal Counsel
Steven R. Rech, Partner
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

 
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.