Board of Directors:
Kathy Dowd, AuD
Dr. Kathy Dowd, AuD received her undergraduate degree in French Education from Spalding University, Masters in Audiology from University of Louisville and Clinical Doctorate from Salus University. Her background in Audiology over the past 39 years is varied: educational audiology at local and state levels, as well as private practice in ENT and proprietary clinics. For the past five years, Dr. Dowd has worked to raise the awareness of chronic disease and ototoxic medications causing hearing loss by instructing diabetes educators, optometrists and audiologists nationally about this silent unmet medical need. In April 2016 her advocacy efforts moved the Centers for Disease Control to consider a recommendation for hearing testing to the patient guide: Take Charge of Your Diabetes. Dr. Dowd is heading the advocacy and collaboration of Audiology organizations in setting clinical guidelines for patient care in the area of chronic and infectious diseases.
Joanne Rinnker, CDE
Joanne Rinker is a Master’s level dietitian. She has her BS and MS in Human Nutrition from West Virginia University. Joanne has been a Registered Dietitian and certified diabetes educator for almost 20 years. Currently Joanne is the AADE Director of Practice and Content Development. In this role, she works with member professionals as the liaison to the Professional Practice Committee (PPC). The PPC revises and writes Position Statements and Practice Documents in support of the profession. Additionally, Joanne leads the Favorably Reviewed initiatives, is the staff liaison for the AADE Annual Meeting Planning Committee and is the staff content expert.
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 served on the AADE Board of Directors 2015-2017 and became an AADE Spokesperson in January of 2016.
Victor Bray, PhD
Victor Hugo Bray, Jr., PhD is an Associate Professor and former dean (2009 – 2016) of the Osborne College of Audiology, which is one of the four graduate-level colleges of Salus University. Prior to accepting his appointment as dean, Dr. Bray held the positions of Director of Clinical Research for ReSound Corporation, developing advanced analog signal processing hearing aids, and later Vice President and Chief Audiology Officer for Sonic Innovations, developing advanced digital signal processing hearing aids. While at Sonic Innovations, his roles included Vice President for Quality Systems, which included global Auditory Research, global Regulatory Affairs (ISO 9000) and USA Quality Assurance. While at Salus University, he continued his research in product development as Vice President and Chief Audiology Officer of OtoKinetics.
Dr. Bray was a co-founder, treasurer, and three-time president of the Scott Haug Foundation. Dr. Bray is the founding and current chair of the Audiology Academy of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and the treasurer-elect (2017-2019) for NAP. He is leading an Audiology Project team in writing a white paper on Diabetic Ear Disease.
Rachel A. Magann Faivre, Au.D., COHC
Dr. Rachel A. Magann Faivre is an Audiologist and Adult Clinic Director at Hearts for Hearing in Oklahoma City. She earned her B.S. in Zoology at the University of Oklahoma, her Doctorate in Audiology at Northern Illinois University, and completed her clinical fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She is on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. An Oklahoma native, Dr. Magann Faivre’s areas of interest clinically are adult hearing technology, tinnitus and other sound sensitivities treatment, hearing protection, and business operations.
She has a passion for being active in state and national audiology organizations, particularly concerning advocacy, patients’ rights issues, and teaching student leadership. She empathizes with patients when discussing hearing loss and is dedicated to creating a positive and integrative hearing healthcare experience so her patients leave informed and confident.
Jackie Clark, PhD
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.
Website and Social Media Team:
Jennifer D. Sherwood, AuD, CCC-A
Website and Facebook
Laura Pratesi, AuD, CCC-A, Board Certified in Audiology
Instagram and Twitter
Noel Crosby, AuD,
TAP Cohort Coordinator, Facebook Groups
State Cohort Leaders:
Alabama: Marsha Kluesing, AuD, CCC-A
Alaska: Emily E. McMahan, AuD, Board Certified in Audiology, CH-TM, CH-AP
California: Eleanor Wilson, AuD
Florida: Kelly Murphy, AuD, CCC-A, Board Certified in Audiology
Idaho: Christine Pickup, AuD, CCC-A
Illinois: Maria Morrison, AuD
Kentucky: Elizabeth Rogers, AuD, CCC-A
South Carolina: Todd Gibson, AuD
Texas: Chris Araj, AuD, Board Certified in Audiology
United Kingdom: Anna Pugh, Hearing Therapist Audiologist