Telephone/Email Support Listing

Use this listing to find a Telephone or Email Support volunteer. These volunteers are available by phone or email to provide non-medical support to tinnitus patients who need a listening ear.

Volunteers are listed alphabetically by state, but you are welcome to call volunteers outside of your geographic region, as well (except where notated). Please note that these are volunteers offering support. Such calls are not intended as a substitute for seeking professional assistance in managing tinnitus.

State City Volunteer Name Contact Info
Alabama Fairhope Harvey Joanning, Ph.D.

(251) 402-3886

(Alabama & Iowa Residents Only)

Alabama Madison Anita Epps (256) 656-1386


Wickenburg Bill Altland (541)499-7089
California Castro Valley Dennis Brody (510) 828-5240
California La Habra Barry S. Goldberg
California San Diego Loretta Marsh (858) 484-9267
California San Diego Eli Tyler (951) 505-9200
California San Leandro Carol Lee Brook (510) 895-5571
Connecticut East Norwalk Steven J. Mann (203) 650-9219
Delaware   Robert Lee (302)545-5465
District of Columbia Washington Sandra G. Pritzker (202) 686-4651
Florida Boca Raton Ali Danesh, Ph.D. (561) 297-2071
Florida Delray Beach Ira F. Breiter 631-741-2100
Florida Daytona Beach / Margaritaville Sal Gentile

(813) 503-1421

Florida Ft. Myers Tom Merrill (239) 823-3419
Florida Jupiter Murray Steinfeld, BC-HIS, ACA (561) 747-6339
Florida Key Largo Thomas D’Aiuto (813) 267-7650
Florida Orlando Jeff Bassett (352)-221-5669
Florida The Villages Art Winterfield (813) 469-0165
Georgia Watkinsville Robin B. Hardin, M.A., LIC-A, FAAA (706) 310-7115
Illinois Bloomington Sadie Brommer ---
Illinois Bull Valley Michael Gallery (815) 527-5505
Indiana Holton Georgiann K. Maloney (812) 756-1731
Iowa   Harvey Joanning, Ph.D.

(251) 402-3886

(Alabama & Iowa Residents Only)

Kentucky Radcliff Barbara S. McQueary (270) 351-6715
Maine Bucksport Randy Ferguson (207)322-0936 
Maryland Silver Spring Shirley Rosenhaft (301) 438-2034
Massachusetts Jamaica Plain Linda M. Hastie (617) 524-2329
Massachusetts Newton Craig Forman (617) 527-3779
Massachusetts Topsfield Ronald Derfel (978) 774-5080
Michigan Marcellus Beth Muehlhausen
Michigan Oscoda John Rhodes (989) 739-1138 (please leave message)
Michigan South Lyon Dorothy Blair (248) 491-0254
Michigan South Lyon Patricia J. Gutzeit (248) 437-4769
Michigan Southfield Jack Berman (248) 352-1646
Minnesota White Bear Lake Ann Reese


Nevada Las Vegas Jean L. Younker (702) 217-7227
New Hampshire Claremont Shirley Baldasaro (603) 287-8094
New Hampshire Stoddard John R. Washuta (603) 446-7077
(603) 209-5763
New Jersey Colonia Jim O’Keefe (732) 382-2333
New Jersey Lawrenceville Wilma Ruskin (609) 510-9039
New Jersey Sussex/Morris Co. Elizabeth Kobe (973) 293-8876
New Mexico Albuquerque Myrna M. Calkins (505) 268-8754
New York Baldwin Anthony Mennella (516)379-2534 (Eastern Time Zone Callers Only)
New York Binghamton Wendy Spickerman
New York Columbiaville George Malchow (518) 828-9628
(518) 821-3345
New York East Meadow Jeanne Herring (516) 731-1574
New York Flushing Shelley Mae Oliva ---
New York Howard Beach Donna Cadigan
No calls after 9:00 PM EST please.
(718) 641-8250
New York Monroe Harriet B. Jacobster, Au.D. (845) 395-0300
New York Schenectady El Hiscox (518) 952-7565
New York South Glen Falls Nicole Hoffman (518) 793-2422
North Carolina Winston-Salem Dustin Godwin
Ohio Columbus Thomas Bonasera (614) 227-4263
Ohio Dublin Brian Kier (724) 472-7822
Ohio Kirtland Larry Maurer (440) 256-8023
Oregon Portland Marsha Johnson, Au.D. (503) 234-1221
Pennsylvania Archbald Kathleen Munley munleyk(at)msn(dot)com


Boothwyn  Angela Mociak ---
Pennsylvania Delco Ken Kistler kennethwkistler(at)gmail(dot)com
Pennsylvania Erie Jim Nies (814) 866-5484
Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Edward D. Kozelnicky (610) 797-7251
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Gail B. Brenner, Au.D. (215) 413-0800
Pennsylvania Wayne Christopher March (610) 240-0295
Texas Annetta David Barber
Texas Austin Mashhood Nielsen
Texas College Station Sam Urso (979) 324-4594
Texas Dallas Judith Walsh ---
Texas Ft. Worth Kirk Dennis
Texas Ft. Worth Brian Whaley (817) 793-6948
Texas Garland Eddie Morales (972) 864-8300
Texas Houston Scott C. Mitchell, J.D. (713) 827-7500
Texas Odessa Michael O’Malley, O.D. ---
Virginia Herndon Carl Varner (703) 324-5435
Virginia Richmond Mike Rose ---
Washington Seattle Danny Zucker (206) 963-2695
West Virginia Wheeling Brandon S. Lichtman, Au.D. (304) 243-7879

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