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

Jill Meltzer, AuD
Chair
Chicago, IL

LaGuinn Sherlock, AuD
Past Chair
Severn, MD

John Minnebo, MBA
Vice Chair
Philadelphia, PA

David Hadley, MBA
Treasurer
San Francisco, CA

Torryn P. Brazell, MS, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Washington, DC Metro

Shahrzad Cohen, AuD
Sherman Oaks, CA

Stelios Dokianakis, AuD
Holland, MI

Phillip Gander, PhD
Iowa City, IA

Bar-Giora Goldberg
San DIego, CA

Michael E. Hoffer, MD
Miami, FL

Gordon Mountford, CPA
South Pasadena, CA

Robert Travis Scott
Baton Rouge, LA

Robert Traynor, EdD, MA, MBA
Fort Collins, CO

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

Carey D. Balaban, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Shaowen Bao, PhD
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Christopher R. Cederroth, PhD
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweeden

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

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

Tricia Scaglione, AuD
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Roland Schaette, PhD
University College London
London, England

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

Jeremy G. Turner, PhD
Illinois College, Turner Scientific
Jacksonville, IL

Richard Tyler, PhD
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

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

ATA Headquarters

Torryn BRAZELL, CAE, CMP
Chief Executive Officer
Publisher,
Tinnitus Today Magazine

Margaret BROWN
Branding Specialist / Media Contact

Maury BYRNE
Accounting and Human Resources Specialist

Nick CARUSO
IT Operations

John COVERSTONE, AuD
Producer, Conversations in Tinnitus Podcasts
Writer,
Tinnitus Today

Mark FAGELSON, PhD
Editorial Advisory Panel, Tinnitus Today Magazine

Lindsay HARTMANN
Development Officer

James HENRY, PhD
Editor-at-Large, Tinnitus Today Magazine

Adam KRAMER
Webmaster

Joy ONOZUKA
Tinnitus Research and Communications Officer
Managing Editor,
Tinnitus Today Magazine
TinnAP Coordinator

Christina PALAIA
Copy Editor, Tinnitus Today Magazine

Marilyn RICHMOND, JD
Congressional Liaison

Daniel SPIVAK
Google Grants Specialist

Gail WHITELAW, PhD
Editorial Advisory Panel, Tinnitus Today Magazine

Kevin WILLMANN
Senior Manager, Membership

JML Design LLC
Digital Marketing 

McDonald Jacobs
Auditor and Accounting

Whiteford, Taylor Preston LLP
Legal Counsel

Patient Stories

There are as many experiences of tinnitus as there are people. Learn about the various ways people manage their condition and take back their lives.

Tinnitus Research

ATA is one of the only organizations worldwide funding tinnitus research. Learn about ATA's innovative Roadmap to a Cure, and recently-funded studies.

Treatment Options

Treatment Options

You have choices when it comes to tinnitus treatment. Learn about your options, including general wellness, sound therapy, behavioral therapies and more.