ABOUT

Hear Indiana

WHAT WE DO

We believe kids with hearing loss can do anything. That’s why we partner with parents to make that dream a reality. For over fifty years, Hear Indiana has empowered and supported families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing through listening and spoken language services. Walking alongside Hoosier parents and children, we provide the information, education, advocacy, and hope you need to move your child from striving to thriving.

  • MISSION

  • VISION

  • HISTORY

To create equal opportunities for children with hearing loss through Listening and Spoken Language.

Deaf and hard of hearing children will achieve their aspirations and thrive in their communities.

During the Rubella epidemic that quadrupled the number of children born with hearing loss in the 1960s, ten families gathered together in Muncie, Indiana to lay the foundation that would become Hear Indiana. At that time, it was common practice that all children with hearing loss over 80dB were institutionalized. But, the founding members of Hear Indiana disagreed with that tenet and decided their children could—and would—benefit from mainstream education.

Since then, Hear Indiana has worked tirelessly to educate parents, lobby at the Statehouse, provide equal access to the latest and greatest therapies, advocate, and give thousands of children the opportunity to hear.

Hear Indiana
ELLYN MCCALL

ELLYN MCCALL

MA, LSLS Cert. AVT
Chief Executive Officer
ABBI DEFORD

ABBI DEFORD

HAAPI Administrator, Development Associate
LAUREN GOWDY

LAUREN GOWDY

AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA
Pediatric Audiologist, Student Coordinator
GABRIELLA SKORUPSKI

GABRIELLA SKORUPSKI

AuD, CCC-A
Pediatric Audiologist, HAAPI Administrator
KALEIGH CALISTO

KALEIGH CALISTO

MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Camp Co-Director
KELLY HULTMAN

KELLY HULTMAN

MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Dana Feiner

Dana Feiner

BS
Teacher of the Deaf, Development Associate
Brianna Rider

Brianna Rider

Clinical Support Specialist
JOANNA SICHTS

JOANNA SICHTS

Family Support + Advocacy Associate
KAYCIE KING

KAYCIE KING

MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
MADISON WILLIAMS

MADISON WILLIAMS

Audiology Assistant
ASHLEY HAMMER

ASHLEY HAMMER

Receptionist
MARRIAH MCKILLOP

MARRIAH MCKILLOP

Audiology Extern
GRANT KREVDA

GRANT KREVDA

Chair
1816 Public Affairs Group
Kevin Stitle

Kevin Stitle

Vice Chair
SKK Investments, LLC
Ivaan Shrestha

Ivaan Shrestha

Treasurer
Federal Home Loan Bank
Jessica Tooley

Jessica Tooley

Secretary
Connect Hearing
Heidi Neuburger

Heidi Neuburger

Board Member
Retired
MARIBETH MCKINZIE

MARIBETH MCKINZIE

Board Member
The Arc of Indiana
Moncerrat Alvarez

Moncerrat Alvarez

Board Member
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Lindsay Llewellyn

Lindsay Llewellyn

Board Member
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Wesley Jones

Wesley Jones

Board Member
City of Indianapolis
Ray Kennedy

Ray Kennedy

Board Member
Dr. Matthew Partain

Dr. Matthew Partain

Board Member
IU Health/Riley Children's Hospital
Brooklyn Lowery

Brooklyn Lowery

Board Member
Citibank
Hear Indiana

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

Hear Indiana is committed to handling all donations with the utmost integrity. A complete copy of our annual report is available for review.

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