AG Bell Board of Directors

2021-2025 Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors recently completed a thorough process to develop a strategic plan for AG Bell for 2020-2025. In addition to board members and staff, other stakeholders including several certified LSL Specialists, leaders of our state chapters, adults who are deaf and hard of hearing, parents, and international partners participated in the process. The goals and key objectives of the plan reflect the most pressing and vital needs of the children we serve across the globe and clarify our commitment to ensuring that they can learn to hear and talk.

Additionally, the board dedicated time to developing a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion that underlies the values inherent in the strategic plan.
We hope you will take time to review the plan and to consider how you can become part of AG Bell’s continuing success and move the organization closer to its goals. We welcome your participation and invite you to connect with us at opportunities@agbell.org.

Strategic Plan



AG Bell Board of Directors




Ken Levinson (California, USA)


Howard W. Francis, M.D., M.B.A. (North Carolina USA)

Immediate Past Chair
Susan Lenihan, Ph.D. (Missouri, USA)

Chair, AG Bell Academy
Ulrika Lofkvist, Ph.D., M.Sc., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd. (Sweden)

Ivette Cejas, Ph.D. (Florida, USA)

Robert J. Bush (Pennsylvania, USA)

Chief Executive Officer
Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE (Washington, DC, USA)


Mark Cronk (Texas, USA) 
Maria Fernanda Hinojosa Valencia, LSLS Cert. AVEd. (Mexico)
Lilian Flores-Beltran, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT (Mexico) 
Sara Grosvenor (Maryland, USA) 
Jane Madell, Ph.D., LSL Cert. AVT (New York) 
Maria Emilia de Melo, S-LP, Aud (C), CASLPO Reg., LSLS Cert. AVT (Canada)) 
John Stanton, J.D. (Washington, DC, USA)
Mike Stanton, CFP (Florida, USA) 
Karen Stein, MAEd., LSLS Cert. AVEd. (Missouri, USA) 
Arlene Stredler Brown, CCC-SLP (Colorado, USA) 
Meredith Sugar, Esq. (Ohio, USA)


AG Bell Academy Board of Directors


Ulrika Lovfkvist, Ph. D., LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Associate Professor, Uppsala University (Sweden), Department of Public Health & Caring Services

Ken Levinson, CPA (California, USA

Immediate Past Chair
Jenna M. Voss, Ph. D., CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Assistant Professor & Director of Deaf Education
Fontbonne University (Missouri, USA)

Elizabeth Rosenzweig, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Auditory Verbal Therapy (New York, USA)




Chief Executive Officer
Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, J.D., CFRE (Washington, DC, USA)


Pedro Bras da Silva, MS, SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT (Portugal)


Mariana Garcia del Corro de Helbig, MA, CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (Germany)


Yara Harb, LSLS Cert. AVT (Canada)


Maria Fernanda Hinojosa Valencia, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Director, AUREA (Mexico)


Jonathan J. Jolivette, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Clinical Supervisor, Columbia University, Teachers College
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women (New York, USA)


Jane Lignel Josvassen, Cand., Mag.Audiologopaed, LSLS Cert. AVT
Afdeling for ore-naese-halskirurgi og audiollogi, Center for Horelse og Balance (Denmark)


Tania Moya Azofeifa, M.A., LSLS Cert. AVT
(Costa Rica)


Jane Simpson Allen, DipT., Bed, Med, CF, LSLS Cert. AVT (Australia)

Uma Soman, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Director of Professional Development, Listening Together, LLC (Illinois, USA)


Sally Tannenbaum, M.A.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVT
(California, USA)




Reach Us

Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Tel: 202-337-5220
TTY: 202-337-5221


Our Mission

Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. 

We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.