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NCHAM: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, Utah State University

Last Updated: 02/09/2017

National EHDI Resource Center: Technical Assistance Network

NCHAM has a National EHDI Technical Assistance Network with extensive experience implementing and operating successful EHDI programs. Members of the network are located in different regions of the country and can assist the State EHDI programs, AAP Chapter Champions, and other organizations to assist in implementing and improving all EHDI components (refer to map).

The support provided by the Network can be individualized based on the needs of the state. Most support is provided at no charge; however more extensive efforts such as requests for workshops would likely require charging additional fees.

Examples of support the Network provides include:

  • Supporting State Advisory Groups, such as serving on state EHDI advisory boards and attending meetings
  • Conducting needs assessments
  • Consulting with various stakeholders in the state
  • Disseminating current information
  • Making presentations at conferences
map of the United States EHDI Technical Assistance Network Region 1: Linda Hazard Region I: Linda Hazard Region II & III Kathryn Aveni Region II & III, Kathryn Aveni Region II & III, Kathryn Aveni Region II, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Region IV: Julie Beeler Region IV: Julie Beeler Region V: Elizabeth Seeliger Region V: Elizabeth Seeliger Region VI: Patti Martin Region VI: Patti Martin Region VII: Liz Abbey Region VII: Liz Abbey Region VIII: Terry Foust Region VIII: Terry Foust Region X: Erika Blanchard Region X: Erika Blanchard Region IXb: Parul Bhatia Region IXb: Parul Bhatia Region IXb: Parul Bhatia Region IXa: American Samoa, FSM, Marshall Islands, CNMI, Palau, Guam Region IXa: Angie Mister Early Intervention: Karen Clark eBook & JEHDI: Les Schmeltz Region IXa: Angie Mister

Areas I

Linda Hazard, Ed.D., CCC-A, FAAA

States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont


Area II

Kathryn P. Aveni, RNC, MPH

States: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands


Area III

Kathryn P. Aveni, RNC, MPH

States: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia


Area IV

Julie Beeler, MA, CCC-A/SLP

States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee


Area V

Elizabeth Seeliger, Au.D.

States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin


Area VI

Patti Martin, Ph.D., CCC-A

States: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas


Area VII

Liz Abbey, M.A., Audiologist

States: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska


Area VIII

Terry Foust, Au.D., CCC-A/ SLP, FAAA

States: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming


Area IXa

Angie Mister, Au.D., CCC-A

States: American Samoa, Federation of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau


Area IXb

Joy Murdock Kearns

States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada


Area X

Erika Blanchard, M.S., CCC-A

States: Idaho, Oregon, Washington


Early Intervention

Karen Clark, M.S., CCC-A


eBook & JEHDI

Les Schmeltz, Au.D., CCC-A


Network Coordinator

Karen Muñoz, Ed.D, CCC-A