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Our Story

Enabling successful learners.

Who We Are

Listen and Talk is a nonprofit early development program that has been delivering life-changing results for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing for over 20 years.

Our goal is to provide each child with the skills needed to have meaningful relationships and learn by listening to the world around them. We coach each family and work with each child so they can reason, think independently and communicate their thoughts with intelligible speech without the need for an interpreter.

Listen and Talk students become self-advocates that know how to enter social situations and problem solve with confidence.

Our Listen and Talk “graduates”:

  • Enter their neighborhood school by kindergarten
  • Learn and compete side-by-side with hearing peers in regular classrooms
  • Converse and learn through spoken and written language
  • Reach their full language and learning potential and fully integrate into the wider community

By The Numbers

226
STUDENTS ENROLLED
22
YEARS OF SERVICE
42
SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTNERSHIPS
15
NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES COMMUNICATED

Our Team

Administration

Maura1

Maura Berndsen

Executive Director
JennyI

Jenny Ignacio

Program Director
Pam Yoshihara

Pam Yoshihara

Classroom Program Manager
Nichelle Brown

Nichelle Brown

Birth To Three Program Manager
Kim Hamren

Kim Hamren

Birth To Three Lead / LSL Mentor
Yoko Ishii

Yoko Ishii

Audiology Coordinator
Christine Teteak

Christine Teteak

Therapy Coordinator
Erik Kramer

Erik Kramer

Finance and Operations Director
Mike Woodman Development Director

Mike Woodman

Development Director
Reese Clark Marketing Director

Reese Clark

Marketing Director
Martina Farova Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Martina Farova

Office Manager and Bookkeeper
Amy Turner Events Coordinator

Amy Turner

Events Coordinator
Aimee P

Aimee Perrault

Administrative Assistant
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Katy Marshall

HR Director
Ali

Ali Kamenz

Grants & Research Coordinator

Birth to Three

Star Leonard-Fleckman

Star Leonard-Fleckman

Birth To Three Lead / LSL Mentor
Lindsay Jacobs

Lindsay Jacobs

Birth to Three Specialist
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Tara Ellis

Birth to Three Specialist
Kora Lisak

Kora Lisak

Birth to Three Specialist
Cass

Cassandra Parker

Birth to Three Specialist
Olivia Ponzetti

Olivia Ponzetti

Birth to Three Specialist
Shelby V

Shelby Vincent

Birth to Three Specialist
Mica Murray

Mica Murray

Spanish Interpreter / Administrative Assistant
Marybeth Fowler

Marybeth Fowler

Birth to Three Specialist
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Cole Bosas

Birth to Three Specialist

Classrooms

Brittany Scott

Brittany Scott

Teacher of the Deaf
Roxanne Chandler

Roxanne Chandler

Teacher of the Deaf
Brynne Powell

Brynne Powell

Teacher of the Deaf
Marisa Mitchell

Marisa Mitchell

Teacher of the Deaf
Ariele Matkov

Ariele Matkov

Teacher of the Deaf
Becky Turner

Becky Turner

Educational Assistant
Kristin Hill

Kristin Hill

Educational Assistant
Megan McCormick

Megan McCormick

Educational Assistant
Hannah Hicks Educational Assistant

Hannah Hicks

Educational Assistant
Genna Bagby-Wright

Genna Bagby-Wright

Educational Assistant
Heather

Heather Segars

1:1 Deaf/Blind EA
Anne Pfeil

Anne Pfeil

Art Instructor

Therapy

Kelli Koehan Speech Therapist

Kelli Koehnen

Speech-Language Pathologist
Kristin Wilson

Kristin Wilson

Speech-Language Pathologist

Audiology

Andrea

Andrea Kayyali

Audiology Technician
Robin Taft

Robin Taft

Audiology Assistant
Ashley Moore

Ashley Moore

Pediatric Audiologist