18th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 3-5, 2019 • Chicago, IL

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3/06/2019  |   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   |  Grant Writing Workshop   |  London

Grant Writing Workshop

The Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies (DSHPSHWA) propose an instructional workshop designed to improve grant-writing skills. The target audience is state EHDI program coordinators, as well as members of groups that are interested in receiving sub-grantee funding from state EHDI programs or other grant funding to support the EHDI 1-3-6 goals and EHDI family support activities.

  • Identify components of an EHDI-related grant application
  • Identify strategies to create a high-scoring application
  • Complete activities to develop skills in preparing grant application components

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Presenters/Authors

Cathy Lester (), CCSHCN, cathy.lester@ky.gov;
Cathy graduated in 1985 with a BA in Biology. She taught high school biology and math for then moved to Child Welfare at Home of the Innocents for 6 years and then moved to DCBS in CPS Investigations. She worked in investigations, family court, adoptions, and with medically fragile foster children. She joined the EHDI program at the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs in September 2011. As the EHDI Health Program Administrator, she works within KY CHILD and CCSHCN’s database to ensure accuracy of data, assist families and providers with information and programming technical assistance. She has her Master’s degree in Social Work and 35 hours post Master’s work. She has also taught Research and Statistics at Kent School of Social Work and Social Work Practice at Spalding School of Social Work.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Marcia Fort (), NC DHHS, marcia.fort@dhhs.nc.gov;
Dr. Fort is the Genetics and Newborn Screening Unit Manager in the Children and Youth Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health and serves as the NC EHDI Coordinator. She has worked with the NC EHDI program since 2002. Dr. Fort has 30 years of experience as a pediatric audiologist in hospital, private practice, ENT office and public school settings.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Catherine Harbison (), Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, catherine.harbison@health.mo.gov;
RN, BSN

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Brian Shakespeare (), Idaho Sound Beginnings, Brian.Shakespeare@dhw.idaho.gov;
Brian Shakespeare has worked for Idaho Sound Beginnings since 2012; starting as the Data Manager and being promoted as Program Coordinator in 2014. He received his Bachelorette of Science in Psychology from Boise State University in 2009. Following graduation he worked with children with developmental disabilities for two years, eventually becoming a Certified Behavioral Interventionist. Brian’s major accomplishments with Idaho Sound Beginnings include overseeing data linkages between HiTrack, Idaho’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Information System, and the databases of both Idaho Vital Records and ITPKIDS, Idaho’s Part C database, as well as implementing process improvements in screening programs and audiology clinics across the state. Brian enjoys playing soccer, rock climbing, and taking his three dogs to the park to play Frisbee golf.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Linda Hazard (), Vermont Department of Health, linda.hazard@partner.vermont.gov;
Linda Hazard is the Program Director for the Vermont Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. She has a masters degree in Audiology and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Social Policy. Linda is currently the Past President of DSHPSHWA and is the ASHA STAR/Habilitative representative for Vermont. Prior to coming to VTEHDI Linda was the Director of Audiology and the Cochlear Implant Program for the University of Vermont Medical Center. Additionally she worked for Cochlear Americas in clinical research and Advanced Bionics in Education and Training.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Consulting fee for Consulting from Utah State University.   Receives Salary,Grants for Employment,Management position from HRSA and CDC.   Receives Salary,Grants for Employment,Management position from HRSA and CDC.   Receives Salary,Grants for Employment,Management position from HRSA and CDC.  

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Ginger Mullin (), Illinois Department of Public Health, ginger.mullin@illinois.gov;
Dr. Mullin has a bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a masters degree in Audiology from The University of Memphis. From 1996-1999 she worked for the Arkansas Department of Health specializing in pediatric diagnostics and amplification as well as infant hearing screening. In 1999, Ginger moved to Illinois where she specialized for six years as a pediatric audiologists performing electrophysiologic measures and pediatric hearing aid fittings. During that time she received her Au.D. from The University of Florida. Ginger has presented regionally and nationally in the areas of pediatrics and newborn hearing. Ginger has been the EHDI co-coordinator for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program since 2005. She is currently employed by the Illinois Department of Public Health . Ginger currently works closely with the UIC- Division of Specialized Care for Children to address screening, diagnosis and intervention issues.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Patricia Burk (), Oklahoma State Department of Health, PatriciaAB@health.ok.gov;
Patricia Burk, is the EHDI Coordinator for the Newborn Hearing Screening Program at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Patricia helps to promote early identification, diagnosis, and amplification of children with hearing loss throughout the State of Oklahoma. She also facilitates the Oklahoma Audiology Taskforce to address pediatric audiology initiatives across the state. Patricia holds a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Patricia is internationally certificated as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She has experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist working with children and adults who have hearing loss. Patricia is a Quality Improvement Advisor for the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management and currently serves on the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing as a representative for the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs of State Health and Welfare Agencies.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Kirsten Coverstone (), MN Dept. of Health, Kirsten.Coverstone@state.mn.us ;
Kirsten Coverstone is an audiologist with many years of service dedicated to early hearing detection and intervention. She grew up in southern Minnesota, earned her masters degree from the Univ. of Northern Iowa and her doctorate from Salus University. Kirsten has actively worked at the local state and national levels to promote universal newborn screening for hearing. As coordinator of the Lions Infant Hearing Program at the University of Minnesota she worked directly with hospitals to establish effective hearing screening programs and audiologists to confirm hearing loss. In addition, Kirsten implemented a statewide hearing instrument loaner program for infants and young children in Minnesota. She is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and their families as the MDH EHDI Screening Program Coordinator.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Bradley Hartmann-Bakken (), Wyoming Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, bradley.bakken@wyo.gov;
Dr. Hartman Bakken coordinates the late onset hearing loss screening system for birth to five population in the state of Wyoming. He has worked for the Wyoming EHDI Program since 2012 and is Co-Coordinator of the program. Dr. Hartman Bakken is a comparative animal physiologist and evolutionary biologist. Prior to his work for the Wyoming EHDI Program, Dr. Hartman Bakken was a research scientist at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Kansas State University, and Universidad de Chile. He received his doctorate in Zoology and Physiology from the University of Wyoming in 2008.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -

Nonfinancial -