The Children's Hearing Institute is proud to introduce the members of our newly established
Medical & Educational Advisory Board
. In 2017, CHI was invited to join the
Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities
) a worldwide network of only 260 organizations working to advance the rights of children with disabilities at a global, regional, and country levels. In order to be an effective and influential member of the GPcwd, the Institute created this Advisory Board consisting of esteemed professionals who represent programs of excellence in the hearing loss community.
"It is an honor and a privilege for our Institute to be associated with so many exemplary organizations and programs," said Melissa Willis, Executive Director of CHI. "This collaboration will increase awareness, resources and more importantly, help in creating new, innovative support programs to best meet the needs of children who are deaf and hard of hearing."
Members of the new Advisory Board will: 1) act as ambassadors of CHI and its mission while representing the organization at meetings requested by the
2) assist CHI in expanding its Educational Outreach Program by strategizing and identifying topics of interest, dynamic speakers, and cutting edge research in support of our ongoing conference schedule 3) work in conjunction with CHI's Executive Board in reviewing grant proposals and making recommendations to help support children with hearing loss.
The Board will be formally introduced at our
Benefit Cocktail Reception in the
Delegate's Dining Room
on May 10th. *For event information and to purchase tickets, please click
Please join us in congratulating our 2018 Inductees.
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