About the Academy

 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. 

Bylaws

Academy Board of Directors

Officers

President
Teri Ouellette, M.S.Ed, LSLS Cert AVEd
Director of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis

President-Elect
Ellen L. Estes, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd
Curriculum & Instruction Specialist/Teacher, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Still Elementary School, Cobb County School District

Secretary/Treasurer
Ellen L. Estes, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd
Curriculum & Instruction Specialist/Teacher, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Still Elementary School, Cobb County School District

Immediate Past President
Lyn Robertson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita, Education Department
Denison University

Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 
Directors

Rollen Cooper, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd
Teacher of the Deaf, Child's Voice School

Andrew Kendrick, MSE, LSLS Cert. AVT
Global Rehabilitation Manager
Cochlear, Ltd.

Lee Rech, J.D.
Attorney

Emma Rushbrooke, B.A., Dip. Aud., M.Phil (Audiology), M.AudSA, LSLS Cert. AVT, R.N.C
Clinical Director of the Hear & Say Centre in Queensland, Australia
Co-chair of the AG Bell Academy certification committee

Jenna Voss, M.A., CED., LSLS Cert. AVEd
Ph.D., Candidate, NLCSD Fellow
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine

Meredith K. Sugar, Esq.
Attorney