I represent the Hearing Loss Association of America, Michigan State Association (HLAA-MI).
I was born with bilateral, sensorineural hearing loss, thus the motivation to belong to the HLAA. I joined HLAA in 2010 and started attending a local chapter. Two years later, I became president of that chapter and still run it today. Within the HLAA-MI, I am involved in the Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) program, the advocacy committee, the annual meeting planning committee and chapter development. I’m also treasurer for the South East Michigan Walk4Hearing.
My career has been as an electronics technician and electrical engineering. I graduated from RETS Electronics Schools and then from the University of Michigan with a BSEEE degree. Since retiring, I completed a peer mentoring in hearing loss program from Gallaudet University. I’m also on the City of Westland’s Disability Concerns Committee.