American Cochlear Implant Alliance
Donna Sorkin is executive of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, a national organization devoted to expanding access to cochlear implantation. She has had a long career in advocacy for people with hearing loss at for-profit and non-profit entities. She was previously executive director of two organizations: Hearing Loss Association of America and AG Bell Association. Ms. Sorkin served for 11 years as Vice President, Consumer Affairs at Cochlear Americas where she led public policy and other initiatives aimed at the broad life needs of cochlear implant users including insurance, (re)habilitation, and educational needs of children with cochlear implants. She has served on federal, corporate and university boards including the U.S. Access Board (as a Presidential appointee) and the National Institute on Deafness, NIH Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Gallaudet University. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Saturday, March 30
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM