Mission: Advancing listening and talking through standards of excellence and international certification of professionals.
The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language (the Academy) is an independently governed, subsidiary corporation of The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Academy was established in 2005 and envisions a future where individuals and families will have qualified listening and spoken language professionals available in their immediate geographic area. The Academy is uniquely positioned to advance the revolutionary global opportunity for deaf or hard of hearing individuals to listen and talk via proven technologies and with guidance and education from certified professionals.
The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization.
Academy Board of Directors
Ellen L. Estes, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd
Teacher, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Still Elementary School, Cobb County School District (GA)
Emma Rushbrooke, B.A., DipAud, MAudSA, LSLS Cert. AVT
Clinical Director of the Hear & Say Centre (Australia)
Rollen M. Cooper, MS, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Director of Early Intervention, Teacher of the Deaf, Child’s Voice School (IL)
Immediate Past President
Teri Ouellette, M.S.Ed, LSLS Cert AVEd
Director, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis (IN)
Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Sherri Fickenscher MS, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Education Support Specialist, Early Intervention Educator
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Ulrika Lofkvist, Ph.D., M.Sc., LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Associate Professor, Oslo University (Norway), Department of Special Needs Education
Jane R. Madell, M.S. Ed., LSLS Cert AVEd.
Director, Pediatric Audiology Consulting (NY)
Ted Meyer, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Residency Director, Director, Cochlear Implant Program
Medical University of South Carolina (SC)
Leana “Lee” Rech, J.D.
Jenna Voss, Ph.D., CED., LSLS Cert. AVEd
Assistant Professor & Grant Mentor. Communication Disorders & Deaf Education
Ellen S. Thomas, M.A. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
University of Michigan Hearing Rehabilitation Center