Minnesota Hands and Voices


Advisory Committee

MN Hands & Voices' Parent and Professional Advisory Committee


MN Hands & Voices is a member of Hands & Voices. In order to fulfill chapter requirements, MN Hands & Voices meets quarterly to accomplish the following:

  • Provide advice to MN Hands & Voices staff
  • Allow stakeholders and organizations to share information
  • Forge collaborations among community partners
  • Discuss important issues involving our youth who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • Create a unified community out of respect for the individual choices families make

Commitments Year-to-Date:

Melissa McNamer, Parent/Co-Chair

Marti Little, Parent/Co-Chair, Parent of Child with Unilateral Hearing Loss

Anna Grace Donatucci, Parent of Child who is Deaf

Deanna Rothbauer, Parent/Advocate , DeafBlind Tech. Project.

David Rosenthal, Director, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division

Deanne Curran, Parent/Parent Advocate, PACER

Janet Figueroa, Parent/Board Member, Cued Speech Assoc. MN

Mary Cashman-Bakken, Deaf/HH Specialist, MN Dept. of Ed.

Kathy Anderson, D/HH Teacher/EHDI Coord. under the Low Incidence Projects, MDE

Jessica Spratt, Audiologist, Lions Children's Hearing & ENT Clinic

Anna Paulson, Coordinator of Education Advancement & Partnerships, MCDHH

Mignon Miller, Speech Language Pathologist at Children's Hospital

Taylor Thomas, D/HH Teacher, District 917

Mary Ellen Bondhus, Parent of two children - MSAD and Mainstream

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