Our Team

Our staff members are specialists in the areas of auditory-verbal education, auditory-verbal therapy, audiology, early childhood and elementary education, early childhood/special education, speech-language pathology, and nonprofit administration.

Suzanne Quigley
Executive Director

Suzanne Quigley, PhD, CCC-A
Listen and Talk | Executive Director

What do you love most about working at Listen and Talk?

I love to witness the power of teamwork at Listen and Talk.

Teamwork between staff members, families, colleagues—and the awesome achievements that can occur when the right “ingredients” are in place for children and families.

What’s your educational/employment background?

I have over 25 years of experience in audiology, cochlear implants, and nonprofit administration. I have degrees from The George Washington University, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in hearing sciences from University of Washington. I have served as Executive Director of Listen and Talk since October 2007 and prior to that I served on the Listen and Talk Board of Directors for over 9 years.

Before coming to Listen and Talk, I was Director of Audiology and Director of Cochlear Implants at Virginia Mason Medical Center, and had the privilege to work as a clinical and assistant professor at the University of Washington focusing on areas of aural rehabilitation. I also enjoyed my work on the East Coast at the New York League for the Hard of Hearing and Tufts New England Medical Center.

What drew you to the field?

Music! I attended Juilliard during high school and was intent on pursuing music. After taking several survey courses, I tried to combine my interest in music with something in the healthcare field. I pursued the field of music therapy and read a lot of research on how music could be used in therapy with children. I transferred schools, enrolled in speech pathology/audiology program, and ended up enjoying the audiology classes better!

Tell our readers about some of your interests/hobbies outside Listen and Talk!

Travels with my family, cooking, reading, and hiking top the list!

If you could choose any living person to be your mentor, who would you pick?

Thich Nhat Hanh

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