2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Brittney Sprouse, Au.D.

Brittney Sprouse, Au.D., is a pediatric audiologist at The University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Sprouse received her Doctorate in Audiology from the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium (University of Akron) in 2009. Dr. Sprouse’ s clinical interests include diagnostic evaluations; electrophysiology; amplification, including hearing aids, osseointegrated devices, and assistive listening technology; ototoxicity monitoring; early intervention; outreach and education. She is actively involved on the state and national level in Audiology through her service on committees and boards. 

Past President: Liz Tusler Meyer, Au.D.

Liz Tusler Meyer, Au.D. is a private practice audiologist in Deerfield Illinois.  She received her doctorate from Northern Illinois University.  Dr. Meyer is actively involved with governmental affairs related to audiology on a state and national level.  While President of ILAA, she was involved in the restructuring and modernization of the organization.  She currently serves on the board as the Past President. 

President Elect:

Heather Rudisill Kamath, Au.D., CCC-A

Heather Rudisill Kamath, Au.D. developed and leads the vestibular program at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. She has coauthored publications in the area of Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials and co-authored a chapter in the Balance Function Assessment and Management textbook (Plural First Edition). Dr. Kamath was involved in research earlier in her career and in more recent years has focused on the clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders, and provision on hearing aid services to Veterans, Active Duty and their dependents at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Dr. Kamath received her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and her doctorate from Northwestern University. She serves on the Board of Directors as the President-Elect and was the past VP of Membership.

VP of Finance: Eric Seper, Au.D.

Eric Seper is a clinical audiologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Seper received his Doctor of Audiology degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His clinical interests include adult diagnostics, cochlear implants, vestibular assessment, and electrophysiology. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Dr. Seper was a research audiologist at the Widex Office of Research in Clinical Amplification. Dr. Seper has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed hearing aid research articles published in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.

VP of Communication:

Darrin Worthington, Au.D.

Dr Worthington has been a member of the Audiology team the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center since its inauguration in 2010, and with the North Chicago VA Medical Center from 2008-2010. He is a clinical audiologist and manages the hospital’s TeleAudiology Program. He was an invited speaker at many conferences speaking specifically on the topic of the teleaudiology and telepractice. Prior to his work in government service,  Dr. Worthington worked as a research assistant at Northwestern University recording otoacoustic emissions (sounds an ear produces). His clinical interests include hearing aid technology, aural rehabilitation, advanced vestibular diagnostics, and clinical-based research. Dr. Worthington received his B.S in Hearing Speech and Language Sciences with a minor in Music and Psychology from Ohio University in 2004 and his Doctorate in Audiology from Northwestern University in 2007.

VP of Education:

Antony Joseph, Au.D.

Research specializing in hearing loss prevention, hearing protection, and epidemiology, Dr. Antony Joseph is an Assistant Professor of Audiology at Illinois State University (ISU) in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. He received his AuD from Central Michigan University and PhD at Michigan State University, emphasizing Experimental Audiology and Epidemiology, becoming the first audiologist in the world with double-doctorate clinical-science credentials in Audiology (AuD-PhD). A licensed practitioner for over 30 years, Dr. Joseph is a National Academies of Practice Distinguished Scholar and Fellow. He is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and a Professional Supervisor by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and a 24-year active duty retired Naval Officer who served as Clinic Director for one of the US Navy’s largest outpatient centers, overseas as a Director of Public Health (Japan), and deployed in support of the Operation Enduring Freedom Campaign as a Medical Director. Dr. Joseph served as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Academy of Audiology and Chair of the American Board of Audiology and is VP of Education for the Illinois Academy of Audiology. Besides teaching and research, he is a clinical supervisor at ISU in the Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic and leads the campus Occupational Hearing Conservation Program.

Director of Membership:

Ann Reget, A.u.D.

Dr. Reget has over 20 years’ experience in audiological diagnostics and hearing aid service and delivery.  

She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from William Paterson College in New Jersey, Masters of Arts in Audiology from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and Doctor of Audiology from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Arizona.

As a self-motivated professional, Dr. Reget provides excellent patient care and clinical expertise to patients of all ages with hearing loss.  She has a special interest in new hearing aid technology and aural rehabilitation to help patients achieve their best hearing possible.

Government Affairs:

David Groesch, Au.D. 

Member-at-Large:

Jaclyn McFadden, Au.D.

Dr. Jaclyn McFadden is an Illinois licensed audiologist and currently works at Central Illinois Hearing, a private practice in both Springfield and Jacksonville, Illinois. She graduated with her Bachelor’s and Doctorate degrees from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. She is an active fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Dr. McFadden also serves as an educational audiologist for surrounding school districts in several counties in central Illinois. Dr. McFadden’s primary focus is patient care and improving each patient’s individual hearing needs. Her special interests include amplification, central auditory processing disorders, and diagnostics.

Member-at-Large:

Samantha Dixon, Au.D.

Samantha Dixon, Au.D., is the lead audiologist at Chicago ENT. She obtained her Bachelor's degree at Florida State University and went on to earn her Doctorate in Audiology at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Her doctoral thesis involving fast rate electrocochleography and auditory brainstem response using continuous loop averaging deconvolution (CLAD) was published in the Ear and Hearing Journal in 2016. Dr. Dixon’s clinical interests within the field include hearing diagnostics, electrophysiology, and amplification, including hearing aids and osseointegrated devices.

Member-at-Large:

Bronwyn Milliken, A.u.D.

Bronwyn Milliken currently works at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center in Park Ridge. She graduated in 2017 with her doctorate in audiology from Rush University. Her areas of expertise include diagnostics, adult amplification, and hearing protection.  She is currently serving on the ILAA board as a Member-at-Large.

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