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

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Maura Berndsen

Executive Director
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Maria Chomyzak

Finance and Operations Director
Nichelle Brown

Nichelle Brown

Birth To Three Program Manager
Yoko Ishii

Yoko Ishii

Audiology Coordinator
Christine Teteak

Christine Teteak

Therapy Coordinator
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Mona Oster

Education Manager
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

Birth to Three

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Tara Ellis

Birth to Three Lead Specialist
Roxanne Chandler

Roxanne Chandler

Birth to Three Specialist
Star Leonard-Fleckman

Star Leonard-Fleckman

Birth To Three Lead / LSL Mentor
Lindsay Jacobs

Lindsay Jacobs

Birth to Three Specialist
Kora Lisak

Kora Lisak

Birth to Three Specialist
Olivia Ponzetti

Olivia Ponzetti

Birth to Three Specialist
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Shelby Vincent

Birth to Three Specialist
Kristin Wilson

Kristin Wilson

Birth to Three Specialist
Kim Hamren

Kim Hamren

Birth To Three Specialist
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Aimee Perrault

B-3 Admin Assistant
Marybeth Fowler

Marybeth Fowler

Birth to Three Specialist

Classrooms

Marisa Mitchell

Marisa Mitchell

Teacher of the Deaf
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Jenny Ignacio

Teacher of the Deaf
Ariele Matkov

Ariele Matkov

Teacher of the Deaf
Hannah Hicks Educational Assistant

Hannah Holloway

Educational Assistant
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Margie Roe

Educational Assistant
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Emily Elmer

Educational Assistant

Therapy

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Tad Miller

Listening and Spoken Language Therapist

Audiology

Kristin Hill

Kristin Hill

Educational Assistant
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Andrea Kayyali

Audiology Technician
Robin Taft

Robin Taft

Audiology Assistant