January Chapter Meeting! Wednesday, January 10th, 2017 1:30 PM Our guest speaker will be Katie Figueroa, Engagement Manager with Cochlear Americas. Katie will be talking about the Cochlear Americas’ Nucleus7 System and other up to date news on Cochlear implants. Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University… Read more »
National Chapter and Membership CoordinatorCarla Beyer-Smolin as been a part of HLAA since 1990s working in both the chapter and membership departments. During Carla’s time with HLAA in previous years she coordinated the Children’s Workshops for our conventions. She developed and managed "Heroes for Hearing Loss," a mentoring program for children with hearing loss. Carla has also helped created some key publications. She wrote the “ADA Begins with You” column in our then hard-copy publication, "SHHH News," that went to chapters.
She also created and published the "SHHH Ventures" newsletter that went to young adults with hearing loss. Taking a leave from the organization to raise her family and is now back with the HLAA family. She looks forward to connecting and working with our membership and strengthening our chapter network to help make a difference for people living with hearing loss and their families. Carla met her husband, Mark, through the SHHH Young Adults Group. They live in Maryland and have two children, a son in college and a teen-age daughter.