Tip #4: Deaf and hard of hearing children who receive early intervention services have been found to have better language outcomes up to age five.

Board of Trustees

Member Board

Most Rev. David A. Zubik, DD
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Michael A. Latusek, EdD
Secretary of Education, Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Sr. Catherine Meinert, SC
Provincial Superior, Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

Board of Trustees

Carol J. Cusick Riley, Esq., Board President
The Hillman Company, Retired

Catherine Palmer, PhD, Board Vice President
Department of Otolaryngology, UPMC Eye & Ear Institute

Pam Billet, Board Secretary
Inkwell Communications

Kimberlee A. Gillespie, Treasurer
Ernst & Young, LLP

Sonja Austin
PNC Bank

Dan Berry
Federated Investors

Matthew J. Burlando
kWantera, Inc.

Dr. David H. Chi
Dept. of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Bridget Chufo, PhD
Dr. Chufo’s Weightloss and Wellness Center

Joseph Cieply
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Bonnie Cindrich

Pamela Dickinson
Dept. of Audiology & Communications Disorders
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Verona L. Griffin
PHEAA, Retired

Dr. Frederick F. Guzik

Dr. Barry E. Hirsch
UPMC Eye & Ear Institute

Ted Kerr
Touchstone Capital

Laura Penrod Kronk
Touchstone Capital

Charles L. Potter, Jr., Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

Jerry Starr
Janney, Montgomery, Scott, LLC

Trustees Emeriti

Dr. Donald B. Kamerer

Arthur J. Rooney, Jr.

Dolores Warwick

Executive Director

Ruth G. Auld, EdD


Tip #1: Singing provides a good sense of rhythm, and the tone helps children with hearing loss recognize the melody in speech.