Kathy Dowd, AuD
Kathy Dowd, AuD
Dr. Angela Morris is the current President of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and is Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology. She has served on various committees with both ADA and the American Academy of Audiology(AAA). She is a Past President of the Kentucky Academy of Audiology (KAA)and was the Conference Director for KAA for 10 years. Dr. Morris was appointed to the Kentucky Board of SLP and Audiology and served for many years with her last year as Chair. She was elected by her community as a Corbin Independent School Board member and served for eight years with the last serving as Vice-Chair. Dr. Morris owned her private practice, Southeast Kentucky Audiology for 14 years and has recently moved with her family to Illinois.
Dr. Morris is extremely interested in the Audiology Project as one of her children is a Type I diabetic. She also sees the value for the Audiology profession, in many ways, by the work that the Audiology Project hopes to accomplish. She is honored to be a part of this endeavor.
Dr. Jackie Clark is a Clinical Professor at University of Texas Dallas and Adjunct Research Scholar at U of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). She is Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology, and licensed (and actively engaged) to provide clinical services to adults and children at her Private Practice and at The Callier Center in Dallas. She is currently the President-Elect of the American Academy of Audiology; Past President of Texas Academy of Audiology, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health, and Chair of the International Society of Audiology Humanitarian Committee. Courses she teaches at UT Dallas include: Diagnostic Audiology; Pediatric Audiology; Clinical Audiology; Professional Issues in Audiology and Providing Humanitarian Services in Developing Countries. Dr. Clark has authored many peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and lectured in many parts of the world. She is also the Managing Editor of The International Journal of Audiology.
Joanne Rinker is a Master’s level dietitian. She has her BS and MS in Human Nutrition from West Virginia University. In April 2017, Ms Rinker was appointed Director of Practice and Content Development for American Association of Diabetes Educators. Before this new position, Joanne worked as the Senior Director for Community Health Improvement for Population Health Improvement Partners. There she worked to increase community coalitions and assists them in identifying sustainable evidence based strategies to reach the Healthy North Carolina 2020 goals and objectives. Her main focus is diabetes, healthy eating and active living.
Rinker started her Public Health career with the North Carolina Diabetes Prevention and Control Program in May 2007 until July 2013. During those six years, she worked on the implementation and facilitation of the North Carolina Diabetes Education Recognition Program. As the program coordinator, Joanne was instrumental in building the largest American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited site in the nation.
In 2012, Joanne was named the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) 2013 Diabetes Educator of the Year and used that opportunity to spread the word about the relationship between diabetes, hearing loss and depression. She serves on the AADE Board of Directors 2015-2017 and became an AADE Spokesperson in January of 2016.