Leadership

ATA is governed by a Board of Directors, and advised by a Scientific Advisory Committee, each composed of leading patient advocates and stakeholders in the tinnitus and hearing health fields.

Support Tinnitus Research

ATA’s research program is wholly funded by our members — tinnitus patients just like you. Donate to ATA and help us find a cure.

The ATA offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. To reach any of the staff via email, use the email addresses below. To reach the staff by phone, or to leave a message for staff, please call us during office hours at (800) 634-8978. Click here to visit staff directory.

Board of Directors

LaGuinn Sherlock, AuD
Chair
Severn, MD

Randy E. Phillips
Vice Chair
Chicago, IL

Scott C. Mitchell, JD, CPA
Secretary
Houston, TX

Gary P. Reul, EdD
Treasurer
Issaquah, WA

Torryn P. Brazell, MS, CAE
Executive Director (Ex-officio)
Washington, DC Metro

David Hadley, MBA
San Francisco, CA

Michael E. Hoffer, MD
Miami, FL

David Hopkins, DO
Edmond, OK

Jeannie Karlovitz, AuD
Downington, PA

Thomas J. Lobl, PhD
Valenicia, CA

Jill Meltzer, AuD
Chicago, IL

John Minnebo, MBA
Philadelphia, PA

Joseph Trevisani, MBA
New York, NY

Ted Turesky, PhD
Boston, MA

Melissa Wikoff, AuD
Atlanta, GA

Ron Zagel
Grand Rapids. MI

Jinsheng Zhang, PhD
Detroit, MI

William Shatner
Honorary Director
Los Angeles, CA

Scientific Advisory Committee

Michael E. Hoffer, MD, FACS
Chair
University of Miami Health System
Miami, FL

Shaowen Bao, PhD
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Susan M. Bowyer, PhD
Henry Ford Health Systems
Detroit, MI

Marc Fagelson, PhD
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Fatima T. Husain, PhD
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

Mark S. Mennemeier, PhD
University of Arkansas School for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Larry E. Roberts, PhD
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario; Canada

Maria Rubio, PhD, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Jeremy G. Turner, PhD
Illinois College, OtoScience Labs
Jacksonville, IL

Roland Schaette, PhD
UCL Ear Institute, University College London
London, England

Grant D. Searchfield, PhD
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Athanasios Tzounopulos, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Pim Van Dijk, PhD
University Medical Center Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

Fan Gang-Zeng, PhD
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

ATA Office Headquarters

Jodi ASMUS
Communications & Compliance Specialist
jodi@ata.org

  • For assistance with ATA's state charity offices maintenance obligations, and answers to questions about supporting ATA through Amazon Smile.

Jennifer BORN
Scientific Research Coordinator & Programmatic Advisor
jennifer@ata.org 

  • For questions/assistance related to tinnitus research, ATA-funded research, applying for an ATA research grant; locating or starting a tinnitus support group in your area or any other programmatic-related questions.

Torryn BRAZELL, MS, CAE, CMP
Executive Director
Publisher,
Tinnitus Today Magazine
torryn.brazell@ata.org

  • For assistance with major planned giving, endowments, the Tinnitus Advisors program, and answers to questions regarding governance, committees, and fiscal management. First point of contact for companies, sponsors and partners to brand and market their opportunities with the ATA, including advertising in Tinnitus Today magazine, and sponsoring a Conversations in Tinnitus Podcast.

On Demand Accounting & HR Services
Ron COSSACK

Accounting Specialist
ron.cossack@ata.org

  • Responsible for accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting, and regulatory compliance.

Naomi COSSACK
Human Resources Specialist
naomi.cossack@ata.org

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates ATA’s various human resource management activities.

Joy ONOZUKA
Consulting Editor, Tinnitus Today Magazine
joy.onozuka@ata.org

  • To offer stories from those living with tinnitus, from the first stages to habituation, which could be featured in ATA's magazine, Tinnitus Today.

Deborah OUTLAW
Health Policy Advisor

  • Directs and advises ATA on health policy initiatives, with an emphasis on increasing funding for tinnitus research. Works with allied stakeholder groups and federal agencies to garner support for ATA's broader advocacy and awareness mission and core purpose.

Kevin WILLMANN
Senior Manager of Member Services
k.willmann@ata.org

  • Oversees the management of ATA's relationships with professional healthcare members and individual members. Forward questions about how to become a member, provide contact information updates, receive help in setting up monthly giving, and obtain information about ATA's Tinnitus Today magazine. 

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Patient Stories

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Tinnitus Research

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Treatment Options

Treatment Options

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