Sampada Shevde

Sampada Shevde has worked in Special Education since 1997 and worked in schools and training programs throughout India. She currently works as the Director of Perkins India based in Mumbai. Perkins India is an implementing arm of Perkins International, USA that works towards human resource development, material development and development of educational services in the […]

Diana Harbour

Diana is dual trained as a Speech and Language Therapist and Audiological Scientist and joined the Ear Foundation’s education and family team in 2005.Prior to that she worked on the Nottingham Cochlear Implant Programme. As education lead one of her primary roles at The Ear Foundation is developing and presenting courses, blended learning packages and […]

Cheryl L. Dickson

Cheryl L. Dickson is an international leader in Auditory-Verbal practice. A Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist , Cheryl has over 30 years of experience in the field of childhood hearing loss and teaching spoken language through listening.  She is a past President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language and has served as a […]

Chris Tabb

Chris Tabb is an Orientation and Mobility Specialist working to advance the independence of students and clients, provide training opportunities and knowledge exchange for professionals and families, and bring accessible information to the community. He is presently employed at Maryland School for the Blind as the Orientation and Mobility Supervisor. Chris has worked as an […]

Melissa Fanshawe

Melissa Fanshawe is a lecturer in the School of Education at University of Southern Queensland. She has twenty years’ experience within Queensland schools as a teacher, advisory teacher, Deputy and Principal. Melissa is a trained teacher for students with vision impairment, gaining her Masters at RIDBC. She is currently completing her PhD in the field […]

Jeffrey Guenzel

Jeffrey Guenzel is the Chief Executive Officer of the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL). Before joining ICDL, Jeffrey Guenzel held key leadership positions in government and the private sector. Jeffrey Guenzel has served as the executive director of two very successful not-for-profits and served as the Director of the Division of Child Behavioural […]

Dr Paula Pittman

Dr. Paula Pittman has been the director of SKI-HI Outreach at the SKI-HI Institute at Utah State University for 14 years and the director of the Deaf Mentor Outreach Project for 21 years. She has been a National Trainer for the SKI-HI and Deaf Mentor Outreach Projects for over 20 years. She was a creator […]

Dr Karen Wolffe

Karen Wolffe manages a private practice as a career counselor and consultant in Austin, Texas. Dr. Wolffe worked with the American Foundation for the Blind as Director of Professional Development and CareerConnect from 2000 to 2010. Prior to that, she was a faculty member in the Department of Special Education at the University of Texas […]

Cary Supalo

I am the president and founder of Independence Science: a small assistive technology and accessibility consulting firm based out of the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Indiana. My mission is to alter the societal paradigm of STEM education for students with disabilities by promoting hands-on science learning for all learners. We currently collaborate with […]

Phillip M. Gilley, Ph.D.

Dr Gilley brings over 15 years of professional research experience in the speech, language, and hearing sciences. Dr Gilley received a BS in Deaf Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999, a MS in Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2002, and a PhD in Behavioral and Brain Sciences […]