The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Announces the Appointment of Joni Y. Alberg to its Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 1, 2012 – The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing announces the appointment of Joni Y. Alberg, M.S., Ph.D., to its board of directors for the 2012–2015 term.
Alberg is the executive director of BEGINNINGS For Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc., based out of Raleigh, N.C. Alberg provides direction for the statewide implementation of BEGINNINGS’ mission to provide emotional, informational and technical support to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, parents with hearing loss of children with typical hearing, and the professionals serving those families. She is a long time member of AG Bell, most recently serving on its Public Affairs Council.
I am honored to be asked to serve on the AG Bell board,” Alberg said. “I hope that I can contribute the same level of support and guidance to AG Bell that I have to BEGINNINGS and all the families we serve in North Carolina.”
Alberg has served in a variety of roles throughout her career, including as a research scientist for the Research Triangle Institute, educator in Wake County Public Schools, administrator for the NC Department of Public Instruction and entrepreneur with J. Alberg Designs, Inc. With BEGINNINGS, Alberg was the driving force behind advocacy efforts to pass the hearing aid insurance mandate in North Carolina which law took effect in 2011. She received bachelor and master’s degrees in special education from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in special education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About the AG Bell Association
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive. With chapters located in the United States and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking! Visit www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org.