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 CCC-A*

Clinical Director, 
Cochlear Implant Program
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Otolaryngology- 
Head and Neck Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina


Secretary --
Jan Larky, MA *

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


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

Amy McConkey Robbins, MS,

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 System


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 Otolaryngology
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami Ear Institute




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

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

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.