Academy Board of Directors

October 1, 2023-September 30, 2024

Bopanna Ballachanda, PhD, ABA Certified

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Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD

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Tish Gaffney, AuD, Learning Labs, Grand Rounds, and Mini Module Subcommittee

Patricia Gaffney, AuD, CH-AP

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Meagan Bachmann, AuD, MHL, ABA Certified, CISC, CH-AP

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Saunja Burt

Saunja T. Burt, AuD, MBA

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Lt Col Kwame Curtis, AuD, CPS/A

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Ursula Findlen, PhD, ABA Certified

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Wafaa Kaf, MBBCh, MSc, PhD

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Kaitlyn Kennedy, AuD, ABA Certified

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Nichole Kingham

Nichole Kingham, AuD

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Lachelle Lazarus, AuD

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Chizuko Tamaki

Chizuko Tamaki, AuD, PhD

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Patrick Gallagher, MBA

Patrick E. Gallagher, MBA

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Janna Hines Orr

Janna Hines Orr

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Academy Board of Directors Information and Past Leadership

Board Meeting Dates and Overview


January 20, 2022

March 1, 2022

March 29, 2022 (In-Person at AAA 2022 in St. Louis, MO)

June 7, 2022

July 17-19, 2022

August 30, 2022

October 6-8, 2022 (Reston, VA)

December 6, 2022


January 19, 2023

March 7, 2023

April 18, 2023 (Seattle, WA)

June 6, 2023

July 20-22, 2023 (Reston, VA)

August 29, 2023


Guidelines for Academy Leadership Travel to State and Other Meetings

The American Academy of Audiology is delighted by your interest in hosting a representative from the Academy’s at your future event or meeting. As the event host, you agree to cover the cost associated with travel to and from the event. We are sensitive to non-profit organizations with limited funds and may be able to help defray expenses by finding a local representative. All interested parties should complete the Speaking Request Form. Additionally, travel expenses covered by the host include:

  • Round-trip airfare, coach
  • Ground transportation to and from the event
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Event registration, if applicable