Advisory Committee

MNH&V Advisory Committee Members


MNH&V Team

Anne Barlow, MNH&V Director

Brenda Hommerding, Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Manager

Callie Holmes, Southern MN Parent Guide

Elena Miranda, Lead Metro Parent Guide/Lead Statewide Cultural Parent Guide

Heidy Nazario, Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Guide Program Manager

Hannah Harriman, DHH Guide

Kelsey Woodward, DHH Guide/ASTra Advocate

Lee Vang, SE Asian Community Parent Guide

Leslie Carnegie-Hilde, Upper Northwestern MN Parent Guide/Event Coordinator

Marie Pank, Northeastern MN Parent Guide

Mary Stadelman, Metro Parent Guide

Nura Hersi, NE African Community Parent Guide

Shannon Hohrman, Lead Greater MN Parent Guide/Advocacy, Support, & Training (ASTra)

Coordinator/Northwestern MN Parent Guide

Shelby Geldon, DHH Guide

Sophia Barr, Administrative Assistant/DHH Guide

Suzanne Iwainat, Central MN Parent Guide

Yodit Amare, Metro Parent Guide


Community Stakeholders

Allison Mehlhorn, Parent

Andrea Riffe, Teacher of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDHH)

Anne Grace Donatucci, Director, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD)

Brandy Johanson-Sebera, Family Engagement Coordinator, Minnesota DeafBlind Project (MNDBP)

Calla Kevan, DHH Specialist, Minnesota Department of Human Services (MNDHS)

Danelle Gournaris, Collaborative Plan Program Director, Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind,

& Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH)

Emily Manson, Teacher of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDHH)

Emily Smith-Lundberg, Director, Deaf Mentor Family Services (DMFS) at LSS

Jesi Novak, Pediatric Audiologist, Children’s Minnesota

Jess Moen, Minnesota Statewide Specialist, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

Jordan Krentz, Pediatric Audiologist, Lions Children's Hearing and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic

Joyce Dressler, Parent/Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Kelsey Kirkpatrick, Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD)

Kitri Larson-Kyllo, Board Member, Cued Speech Association of Minnesota (CSAM)

Kristen Aeikens, PACER Advocate

Mary Cashman Bakken, Minnesota State Specialist: Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) DHH

Susan Outlaw, Executive Director, Metro Deaf School (MDS)