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, Au.D. 
Severn, MD

Randy E. Phillips
Vice Chair
Chicago, IL

Scott C. Mitchell, J.D., C.P.A.
Houston, TX

Gary P. Reul, Ed.D.
Issaquah, WA

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

Col. John T. Dillard USA (Ret.) 
Carmel, CA

Daniel J. Fink, M.D. 
Beverly Hills, CA

Michael E. Hoffer, M.D.
Miami, FL

Jeannie Karlovitz, Au.D.
Downington, PA

Thomas J. Lobl, Ph.D.
Valenicia, CA

Bryan Pollard
Marlboro, MA

Joseph Trevisani, MBA
New York, NY

Ted Turesky, Ph.D.
Boston, MA

Jinsheng Zhang, Ph.D.
Detroit, MI

William Shatner
Honorary Director
Los Angeles, CA

Scientific Advisory Committee

Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., FACS
University of Miami Health System
Miami, FL

Shaowen Bao, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Susan M. Bowyer, Ph.D.
Henry Ford Health Systems
Detroit, MI

Dirk De Ridder, Ph.D.
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand

Marc Fagelson, Ph.D.
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

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

Elisabeth Maria Knipper-Breer, Ph.D.
University of Tubingen
Tubingen, Germany

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

Larry E. Roberts, Ph.D.
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario; Canada

Maria Rubio, Ph.D., M.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Jeremy G. Turner, Ph.D.
Illinois College, OtoScience Labs
Jacksonville, IL

Roland Schaette, Ph.D.
UCL Ear Institute, University College London
London, England

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

Athanasios Tzounopulos, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Pim Van Dijk, Ph.D.
University Medical Center Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

Fan Gang-Zeng, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Jinsheng Zhang, Ph.D.
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

ATA Office Headquarters

Communications & Compliance Specialist

  • 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

  • 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.

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
Tinnitus Today Magazine

  • 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.

Manager, Member Services

  • For assistance about your ATA membership and to provide contact information updates; answers about becoming an ATA member: Individual Membership, Gold and Silver Professional Provider Memberships.

On Demand Accounting & HR Services

Accounting Specialist

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

Human Resources Specialist

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

Grants Specialist

  • First point of contact for Foundations and other funding organizations to alert ATA of grant opportunities to fund critical patient community initiatives.

Consulting Editor, Tinnitus Today Magazine

  • 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.

Currently Seeking Audiologists trained in Tinnitus Management

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.