Meet the ATA staff
Michael Malusevic, Executive Director
Michael holds a B.S. in Accounting from Portland State University. He oversees all staff and program related areas at ATA, and works closely with the Board of Directors to help maintain ATA's focus on finding a cure for tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research. Since 2004 Mike has been keeping ATA in legal compliance, guiding staff and providing financial expertise for the organization. Before joining ATA, Mike was the accountant for the nonprofit Portland Rose Festival Association in Portland, Oregon.
I enjoy collaborating with our staff, board of directors, researchers, and donors as we move forward toward achieving ATA's mission of curing tinnitus. email@example.com
Jennifer Born, Director of Public Affairs, Tinnitus Today Editor
Jenn holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Hofstra University in New York. She joined the staff of ATA in 2006 and since then has headed the organization's efforts to persuade members of Congress and other policymakers to increase public funding for tinnitus research. She coordinates ATA's Action Alliance, a grassroots movement that enlists supporters to help raise money and tinnitus awareness. In concert with ATA's Board of Directors, she conducts outreach to national and global media outlets to raise awareness and garner support for ATA's mission to cure tinnitus. Additionally, Jenn is the editor of ATA's publication, Tinnitus Today. She has been published in several industry-specific publications including ADVANCE for Audiologists and CEC eContact and has written the tinnitus article appearing in the The Veterans Independent Budget for the past six years. She enjoys biking, hiking, camping and traveling the world with her husband Ken, as well as spending time with their Golden Retriever, Beau and their cats, Junior and Chico.
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice, lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth. ~ William Faulkner firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Fuller, Director of Support
Katie is a graduate from Oregon State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with an emphasis on Human Services. She joined the ATA staff in 2005 and manages ATA's Support Network which consists of support group leaders and individual help network volunteers. She assists with group start-ups, resources and materials, education and promotion of meetings and events. In addition, Katie also helps coordinate development and operational efforts including membership programs, fundraising campaigns and various special projects. She enjoys bowling, "attempting" to golf and spending time with her husband, daughter, family, friends and two dogs.
I enjoy working for an organization that is driven by energy and passion for its cause. email@example.com
Dion Gutkind, Donor Support
Dion joined ATA in 2012 and handles donation entries, data entry and other general accounting duties. She holds an extensive professional background in retail buying, management and business and customer service. While not at ATA, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her two active middle-schoolers and the family’s black Labrador retriever. She also volunteers extensively on the Board of Directors for Columbia Dance in Vancouver, Washington.
Far and away the best prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. ~ Theodore Roosevelt firstname.lastname@example.org
Cara James, Development Director
Cara brings over eight years of nonprofit management and marketing experience to ATA. After graduating with a B.A. in Communications and Graphic Design from California State University, Chico, she went on to found an international development nonprofit working in Southern Africa. As Development Director of ATA, Cara leads the organization’s fundraising efforts, ensuring it has adequate resources to fulfill its mission. Outside of the office, Cara enjoys traveling to sunny places (as often as possible), hiking along waterfalls, and creating block print art.
Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand. ~ Mother Teresa email@example.com
Sonja Jorgenson, Fulfillment Coordinator
Sonja joined ATA in 2012 and is in charge of ATA mailings, product shipments, and data entry. She works to make sure the distribution is fluid and flexible and orders are completed. Sonja received her Bachelors in Science in Art Practices in 2010 at Portland State University. When Sonja is not working to support the American Tinnitus Association's cause she is volunteering at local nonprofits, including Impact Northwest. She also enjoys crafting, pinning, reading, and spending time with her incredibly close family and very patient boyfriend.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. ~ Irish proverb firstname.lastname@example.org