19th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 8-10, 2020 • Kansas City, MO

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3/11/2020  |   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   |  How to Run Your Program Like a Boss: Strategies and Tools for Effective Program Management   |  Chouteau B

How to Run Your Program Like a Boss: Strategies and Tools for Effective Program Management

The Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies (DSHPSHWA) will provide an instructional workshop to support EHDI staff and partners in managing, sustaining and improving EHDI system component programs. Participants will learn about grant reporting, using data for program improvement and stakeholder engagement, sustainability models, and creating quality contracts with clear deliverables. The target audience is EHDI program coordinators, as well as members of groups that are interested in receiving sub-grantee funding from EHDI programs (e.g., family-based organizations) or other grant funding to support the EHDI 1-3-6 goals and EHDI family support activities.

  • Identify components of a contract and plan for clear deliverables
  • Describe models of sustainability
  • Practice using EHDI data and communicating key messages for stakeholders and partners

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Brian Shakespeare (), Idaho Sound Beginnings, Brian.Shakespeare@dhw.idaho.gov;
Brian Shakespeare has worked for Idaho Sound Beginnings since 2011; starting as the Data Manager and being promoted as Program Coordinator in 2014. He received his Baccalaureate 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 receiving the Outstanding Organization of the Year Award from the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 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 two Boston Terriers to the park to play Frisbee golf.


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Carrie Overschmidt (), Children's Rehabilitation Service, carrie.overschmidt@rehab.alabama.gov;
Carrie Overschmidt, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA Dr. Carrie Overschmidt is the Statewide Audiology Program Specialist for Children’s Rehabilitation Service, a division of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. She currently leads an Audiology task force to improve early hearing detection and intervention in Alabama. Dr. Overschmidt serves on several committees, including the Alabama Department of Public Health Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory committee, the Council for Organizations Serving Deaf Alabamians(COSDA), and is the Audiology Quality Consortium representative for the national Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs for State Health and Welfare Agencies (DSHPSHWA). Dr. Overschmidt’s areas of expertise include pediatric audiology, hearing aids, and auditory evoked potentials. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.


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Karin Neidt (), Washington State Dept. Of Health, karin.neidt@doh.wa.gov;
Karin Neidt is the Washington State Early Hearing-loss Detection, Diagnosis, and Intervention (EHDDI) Coordinator, implementing and managing the newborn hearing screen follow-up and tracking/surveillance system. Karin previously worked for two years with the Department of Health Newborn Screening Program, consulting health care providers and families in the appropriate follow-up for infants with abnormal screening results. Karin received her Master in Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.


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• Receives Salary for Employment from HRSA.

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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.


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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 and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Nine East Network. She has a masters degree in Audiology and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Social Policy. Linda is currently the President Elect of DSHPSHWA, the ASHA STAR/Habilitative representative for Vermont and serves on the ASHA Medicaid Committee. 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.


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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 32 years of experience as a pediatric audiologist in hospital, private practice, ENT office and public school settings.


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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.


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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.


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Heather Morrow-Almeida (), Oregon Health Authority, heather.r.morrow-almeida@state.or.us;
Heather Morrow-Almeida works in the Maternal and Child Health Section of the Center for Prevention and Health Promotion of the Oregon Health Authority as a Systems and Policy Analyst. Her portfolio includes a variety of programs and projects related to child health - including work on healthy weight and development, child care health and safety, and serving as EHDI Coordinator. Prior to joining the Division of Public Health in Oregon, she completed the Public Health Prevention Service Fellowship with the CDC, during which she was assigned to Cowlitz County Health Department (CCHD) in Washington State for two years and spent a year in Atlanta working for the Division of TB Elimination and the Built Environment Team in the National Center for Environmental Health. Heather completed her Master in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in the Maternal and Child Health Department.


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Courtney Keane (), NH DHHS, Courtney.keane@dhhs.nh.gov;
Ms. Keane received her Master’s in Health Promotion and Education from the Walden University. She has been the Program Coordinator of the EHDI Program since February 2015, and is responsible for all aspects of the program and grant management. Prior to this position, she was the Childbirth Education Program Coordinator at Elliot Hospital from 2012-2015. She worked with various Obstetrician and Gynecological offices in promoting prenatal education for families. She also worked with Manchester Community Health Center, to develop a childbirth education program, through Elliot Hospital, for uninsured and/or low income expecting parents.


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


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Brandt Culpepper (), Georgia Department of Public Health , brandt.culpepper@dph.ga.gov;
Dr. Brandt Culpepper is the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program Team Lead at the Georgia Department of Public Health. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Georgia and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. She has more than 30 years of experience as an audiologist with interest in infant and pediatric audiology. She has worked in public health, clinical, medical, and academic environments. Dr. Culpepper has no financial interests in corporate organizations with products that may be relevant to presentation.


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