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.

Lisa Edwards
Executive Director

Lisa Edwards, EdD
Listen and Talk | Executive Director

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

The staff are strong and skilled professionals who are committed to helping each child and family that they serve.

I appreciate their willingness to help and support each other.

What is your educational/employment background?

In my two decades of nonprofit/public leadership I’ve transformed revenues at every organization I’ve led. I’ve built very productive new alliances and launched innovative programs serving communities, mainly in the areas of education and economic development, but also including leadership development, healthcare and wellness, and renewable energy.

I am honored to lead the very talented and dedicated staff of Listen and Talk, a nonprofit educational program that delivers life-changing results for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

The experience I bring to this role is long and varied, and has led to much-appreciated testimonials about my vision and energy, partnership-building skills, empowering management style, and inclination to “think outside the box.”

What drew you to the field?

I have extensive experience in K-12 and Higher Education and appreciate the service focus of non-profits. I have a passion for working in organizations that help children to grow and thrive.

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

I enjoy creative arts including sewing, knitting, interior decorating, and cooking. Outdoors, I love to hike, walk, and play tennis with family and friends.

If you had just 1 box for all of your stuff, what would you put in it?

My daughter’s baby photo books and her adoption papers.



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