LEADERSHIP

The team at HHF is comprised of senior business leaders, world-renowned scientists, and top quality doctors who are committed to delivering a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus. Meet our team below or learn how you can join our team.

board of directors

The Board of Directors of Hearing Health Foundation is responsible for the leadership and governance of the organization, ensuring financial health and stability in order to achieve the mission. The Board works with in partnership with the CEO to set the strategic direction of the organization, while the CEO has primary oversight of day-to-day operations.
If interested in joining the board, please contact careers@hhf.org.

 
 
COL. JOHN T. DILLARD, U.S. ARMY (RET.) - CHAIR  Senior Lecturer, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

COL. JOHN T. DILLARD, U.S. ARMY (RET.) - CHAIR

Senior Lecturer, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

ELIZABETH KEITHLEY, PH.D. - CHAIR EMERITA  Professor Emerita, Dept. of Surgery and Otolaryngology University of California at San Diego

ELIZABETH KEITHLEY, PH.D. - CHAIR EMERITA

Professor Emerita, Dept. of Surgery and Otolaryngology
University of California at San Diego

PAUL E. ORLIN - VICE CHAIR  Principal, Amici Capital LLC

PAUL E. ORLIN - VICE CHAIR

Principal, Amici Capital LLC

ROBERT BOUCAI -TREASURER  Principal, Newbrook Capital Advisors LP

ROBERT BOUCAI -TREASURER

Principal, Newbrook Capital Advisors LP

MICHAEL NOLAN - SECRETARY  Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

MICHAEL NOLAN - SECRETARY

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

 
 
 
SOPHIA BOCCARD  Digital Marketing Strategist

SOPHIA BOCCARD

Digital Marketing Strategist

JUDY R. DUBNO, PH.D.  Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

JUDY R. DUBNO, PH.D.

Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

RUTH ANNE EATOCK, PH.D.  Prof. of Neurobiology, Dean, Office of Faculty Affairs, Basic Sciences Division University of Chicago

RUTH ANNE EATOCK, PH.D.

Prof. of Neurobiology, Dean, Office of Faculty Affairs, Basic Sciences Division University of Chicago

JASON FRANK  Vice President/Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JASON FRANK

Vice President/Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 
 
ROGER M. HARRIS  Founder & Partner Licra Capital LLC

ROGER M. HARRIS

Founder & Partner
Licra Capital LLC

DAVID S. HAYNES, M.D., FACS –MEDICAL DIRECTOR  Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery and Hearing & Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University Otology Group

DAVID S. HAYNES, M.D., FACS –MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery and Hearing & Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University Otology Group

ANIL K. LALWANI, M.D. – HEAD, COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC TRUSTEES  Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Division of Otology, Neurology & Skull Base Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Director, Columbia Cochlear Implant Program

ANIL K. LALWANI, M.D. – HEAD, COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC TRUSTEES

Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Division of Otology, Neurology & Skull Base Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Director, Columbia Cochlear Implant Program

ROBERT V. SHANNON, PH.D.  Research Professor of Otolaryngology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

ROBERT V. SHANNON, PH.D.

Research Professor of Otolaryngology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

 
 

OUR STAFF

HHF's staff stewards your donations in the most efficient and effective manner. Our staff members are dedicated to providing top notch support so that HHF can fund the highest quality hearing and balance research.

TIMOTHY HIGDON Chief Executive Officer  thigdon@hhf.org

TIMOTHY HIGDON
Chief Executive Officer
thigdon@hhf.org

NOEMI DISLA Director of Finance, Operations and Administration  ndisla@hhf.org

NOEMI DISLA
Director of Finance, Operations and Administration
ndisla@hhf.org

CHRISTOPHER GEISSLER, PH.D. Director of Program and Research Support  cgeissler@hhf.org

CHRISTOPHER GEISSLER, PH.D.
Director of Program and Research Support
cgeissler@hhf.org

MADELEINE JAWORSKI  Finance and Operations Assistant  mjaworski@hhf.org

MADELEINE JAWORSKI
Finance and Operations Assistant
mjaworski@hhf.org

LAUREN MCGRATH Director of Marketing & Communications  lmcgrath@hhf.org

LAUREN MCGRATH
Director of Marketing & Communications
lmcgrath@hhf.org

GINA RUSSO Development Associate  grusso@hhf.org

GINA RUSSO
Development Associate
grusso@hhf.org


HEARING HEALTH MAGAZINE STAFF

Yishane Lee
Editor

Robin Kidder
Art Director

Amy Gross
Senior Editor


Honorary board

HHF's Honorary Board includes leaders in research and medical fields, actors, journalists, and business leaders. Honorary Board members have a strong connection and loyalty to our mission.

Patricia Denner Cayne, Ph.D.
Educational Psychologist and Language Pathologist

Armand P. D'Amato, Esq.
Managing Member
Park Strategies, LLC

Kassie and Jim DePaiva
Actors

George A. Gates, M.D.
Retired Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine

Rebecca Ginzburg
COO
Junto Capital Management LP

Richard Miyamoto, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
Indiana University School of Medicine

Lee and Bob Woodruff
Journalists


scientific advisory board

Lisa Goodrich, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Neurobiology

David Ornitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University
Alumni Endowed Professor, Department of Developmental Biology Developmental, Biology Program

David Pauls, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Psychiatry
Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit
Center for Human Genetic Research

Edwin Rubel, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Department of Otolaryngology, at the Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, and the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center at University of Washington

Deepak Srivastava, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Biophysics
President, Gladstone Institutes
Director, Roddenberry Stem Cell Center

Doris Wu, Ph.D.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Chief, Section on Sensory Cell Regeneration and Development
Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Biology


council of scientific trustees

The governing body of our Emerging Research Grants program, the Council of Scientific Trustees (CST), comprises senior national researchers and physicians who review each application for scientific merit and program relevance.

Anil K. Lalwani, M.D., Head of Council of Scientific Trustees
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Director, Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
Director, Columbia Cochlear Implant Center
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Carey Balaban, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Jill B. Firszt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head-Neck Surgery
Director, Cochlear Implant and Hearing Loss Research Laboratory
Adjunct Faculty, Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine

David S. Haynes, M.D., FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery and Hearing and Speech Sciences
Neurotology Division/Fellowship Program/Cochlear Implant Program Director
Vanderbilt University

Matthew W. Kelley, Ph.D.
Chief, Section on Developmental Neuroscience
Chief, Laboratory of Cochlear Development
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health

Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology
Harvard Medical School
Director of Audiology Research and Senior Scientist
Eaton-Peabody Laboratories
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Ruth Litovsky, Ph.D.
Professor, Communicative Sciences and Disorders and Surgery/Otolaryngology
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Cynthia Morton, Ph.D.
Medical Geneticist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Yehoash Raphael, Ph.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
University of Michigan

Allen F. Ryan, Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery, Otolaryngology & Neurosciences
University of California, San Diego

Robert V. Shannon, Ph.D.
Research Professor
University of Southern California Biomedical Engineering

Peter S. Steyger, Ph.D.
Director, Translational Hearing Center
Creighton University School of Medicine

Jennifer Stone, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center
University of Washington

Daniel J. Tollin, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Colorado School of Medicine