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

Ted Turesky, PhD
Vice Chair
Boston, MA

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

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 Headquarters

Jodi ASMUS
Communications & Compliance Specialist
jodi@ata.org

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

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

Maury BYRNE
Accounting Specialist
maury.byrne@ata.org

Naomi COSSACK
Operations Officer
naomi.cossack@ata.org

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

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

Deborah OUTLAW
Health Policy Advisor

Robert SWEETOW, PhD
Editor-at-Large, Tinnitus Today Magazine

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

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.