IACD Advisory Board

The IACD Advisory Board members represent diverse perspectives and professional disciplines and include parents and professionals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Amber Joy Martin

Amber Joy Martin, Ph.D.

Early Language Development Specialist, Hunter College, NYC

Serena Butler

Serena Butler, CCC-SLP

Delaware School for the Deaf, Iona University Alumni


Dana Selznick, MA, M.Ed.

Director, Educational Specialist, Center for Hearing and Communication, NYC

Cindy Chau

Cindy Chau

Parent Advocate

Jennifer Nola

Jennifer Nola, LCSW-R

Social Worker, Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf

Jessica Hoffman

Jessica Hoffman, Au.D., CCC-A

Audiologist, Westchester Medical Center

Sonya Simmons-McKnight

Sonya Simmons-McKnight

Parent Advocate

Jodi Falk

Jodi Falk

Executive Director, St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, NYC

Marjorie Brickley

Marjorie Brickley

Infancy Institute Co-Director, Infant & Family Development & Early Intervention, Bank Street College of Education

Cori Wagner

Cori Wagner, MA, BCBA

CEO, The ABLEities Foundation

Maria Hartman

Maria Hartman, Ph.D.

Program Director, Deaf Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Elaine Gale

Elaine Gale

Associate Professor, Hunter College, CUNY Programs in Deaf & Hard of Hearing Teaching Preparation

Matthew Ricker

Matthew Ricker

Iona University Alumni, City School District of New Rochelle

Blair Richlin


Speech-Language Pathologist, The Ear Institute, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Eizabeth Pettiti

Elizabeth Pettiti, SLPD, CCC-SLP

COO, The ABLEities Foundation

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin, MA, M.Ed.

Parent Advocate, Adjunct American Sign Language Instructor, Teacher of the Deaf

Jody Prysock

Jody Prysock, MS

CI Healthcare Interpreter/Trainer

Ada Santiago

Ada Santiago, MA

Early Childhood Educator, St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf