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 Chomyszak

Finance and Operations Director
Christine Teteak Therapy Coordinator

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

Birth to Three

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Tara Ellis

Birth to Three Lead Specialist
Roxanne Chander Teacher of the Deaf

Roxanne Chandler

Birth to Three Specialist
Kora Lisak

Kora Lisak

Birth to Three Specialist
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Olivia Ponzetti

Birth to Three Specialist
Shelby Vincent

Shelby Vincent

Birth to Three Specialist
Kristin Wilson

Kristin Wilson

Birth to Three Specialist
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Kim Hamren

Birth To Three Specialist
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Aimee Perrault

B-3 Admin Assistant
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Marybeth Fowler

Birth to Three Specialist
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Meghan Trocinski

Birth to Three Specialist

Classrooms

Teacher of the Deaf

Marisa Mitchell

Teacher of the Deaf
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Jenny Ignacio

Teacher of the Deaf
Ariele Matkov

Ariele Matkov

Teacher of the Deaf
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Margie Roe

Educational Assistant
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Emily Elmer

Educational Assistant
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Mary Spaulding

Teacher of the Deaf
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Matt Nutini

Educational Assistant
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Danielle Clarkson

Educational Assistant

Therapy

Christine Teteak Therapy Coordinator

Christine Teteak

Therapy Coordinator
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Sara Manning

Listening and Spoken Language Therapist

Audiology

Kristin Hill Educational Assistant

Kristin Hill

Educational Assistant
Audiology Technician

Andrea Kayyali

Audiology Technician