BOARD OF TRUSTEES
James F. Porcello, President
Nick P. Ulrich, Vice President
to New Staff Dennis E. Caldwell, Secretary
Jennifer L. Coy, Treasurer
Pamela Myers, Executive Director O P E N I N G A WO R L D O F C O M M U N I C A T I O N
Laura Jordan – Laura is speech-language pathologist and a recent graduate Gregory T. Fretti THSC CHARITY EVENT
of the University of Toledo where she completed both her undergraduate and Kevin E. Joyce
Tolani Kashiwamo AV
E THIS Occupational
graduate studies. She is currently completing her Clinical Fellowship Year at the Dr. Janet Kryzminski Celebrity Wait Night
Center. She enjoys reading, skiing, and spending time with family and friends. MON Therapy Thrives
Clare K. Smith D AY
at Stixx Asia Bistro
Stacy Archambeau – Stacy Archambeau is a speech-language pathologist James Szymanski For years THSC has had a part-time
and received her undergraduate and graduate degree from Miami University in
This special evening is sure to be one
23 occupational therapist providing services
Ohio. When she is not busy with her work schedule, she is busy planning her for its off-site contract. Full time
June 4, 2004 wedding and building a new home. STAFF of fun, family, friends, great food and
Neal Pike, Director of Finance occupational therapy was added two
Kim McIntosh, Administrative Assistant great service! E THIS
years ago providing in-house individual
Carrie Fruth – Carrie joined our support staff in March of this year. Carrie
does most of the appointment scheduling. She makes sure all pertinent information Audiology How it works?... treatment and co-treatment with a
Karen Moellman, Audiology Manager speech-language pathologist.
has been received from doctors offices and insurance companies. Carrie also Sheryl Doggett, Audiologist The Center will recruit “celebrities” to become “waiters” for the night. We
manages our speech therapy wait list. Carrie has two daughters and 1 grandson. Jane Kovacs, Audiologist ask our celebrity waiters to invite family members, colleagues, and friends
Bill Moses, Audiologist Our Occupational Therapy staff has
She enjoys yard work, spending time with family, and doing crafts. to purchase a ticket (which goes to the restaurant to cover food and professional accompanied THSC’s Executive Director
Hearwatch staff costs) and become a dinner guest at his/her table for the evening. Stixx
Connie Schenk, Audiology Technician on some physician meetings to introduce
Tammy Mishka – Tammy is the newest member to our support staff team. Ray Stanley, Audiology Technician Asia Bistro, located at 5839 Monroe Street in Sylvania, is planning an and/or explain to area doctors and
As the main receptionist for the center, Tammy answers the telephone, meets awesome meal, showcasing a variety of its premier delectables from their
Occupational Therapy nursing staffs about THSC’s OT
and greets all the clients, takes insurance card copies and informs clinicians menu! The celebrity waiters will help the true professional staff pick up food
Farida Jamali, Occupational Therapist program. These meetings have been very
when clients are ready to be seen. Tammy enjoys spending time with her 4 year Kelly Kamann, Occupational Therapist and drink orders and then deliver them (without dropping them –hopefully!) well received and educational for all
old daughter Allison, as well as cake decorating, and of course, shopping. Speech-Language Pathology to their table of guests. For the great service the celebrity waiter has provided, parties involved.
Shelley Rogers, Speech Manager
Stacy Archambeau, Speech-Language Pathologist all the tips that are bestowed on them will be contributed to the Center!
Andrea Burns, Speech-Language Pathologist These tips are tax deductible. Stixx is helping us plan a fun evening for all.
Laura Jordan, Speech-Language Pathologist
Theresa Herman, Speech-Language Pathologist We will have many tables to fill, so please call if you are interested in reserving
Pam Weisenburger, Speech-Language Pathologist
Michele Wilson, Speech-Language Pathologist a place or two, or whole table – the entire community is welcome!
To enable individuals of all ages and backgrounds who have speech-language challenges
Peg Scalzo, Speech-Language Pathologist
Setting the Pace
or who are hearing impaired to function at their fullest potential. Carrie Fruth Call 419.241.6219, ask for Kim, and make reservations for one Toledo Hearing and Speech Center
Julie Kubicki may not have been a Pacesetter this
Tammy Mishka of our celebrity waiters’ tables!
Wendy Williams year, but our in-house campaign
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totals for this year will most definitely
Strengthening Our Leadership We had 100% staff participation and
the staff pledged/donated $4097.12
THSC Welcomes New Board Members to this years' campaign! We exceeded
Barbaranne Benjamin – Barbaranne is an Associate Dean at the University our goal of $2500. This figure
of Toledo. Barbaranne is married, and her husband is a professor at UT. represents a 22% increase over last
Barbaranne enjoys reading and training dogs for obedience. year and a 57% increase over 2001.
3148 West Central Avenue Our group believes in the charitable
Westgate Meadows Kevin Joyce – Kevin is an Attorney/Management Consultant who brings mission of the United Way and its
Toledo, Ohio 43606 to the Center his expertise in strategic planning and human resources. Kevin
www.HearToledoSpeak.org agencies and this truly successful
is married and has two daughters. Kevin's hobbies are running, skiing, fly
campaign is proof of that.
fishing, and writing.
Congratulations to all!!
Tolani Kashimawo – Tolani is the Director of Development for Maumee
Valley Habitat for Hummanity. Tolani is married and has two children, a
son 7, and a daughter 4.
Janice Yoon – Janice is an Attorney at Marshall & Melhorn. Janice's interests
include traveling, drawing and languages (Janice speaks French, English,
Korean, and a little Japanese).
DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE POSITIVELY IMPACTING THANKS TO OUR GRANT FUNDERS
HEAR WE MOVED? That has been my OUR COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS
line for the past several weeks! Greetings The Center has received five grants this year totaling nearly $30,000.
from the new location of the Toledo
Annual Appeal 2003 GENERAL DONATIONS
Jeanne Reed Foundation-The Center received a grant of $2,500 for the Mr. Philip Amadio
Hearing and Speech Center! During 1 out of every 10 people are affected by a communication disorder. Chances
Speech/Occupational Therapy department for materials, equipment, and Mr. Richard Baker
September, we combined our two former are that one of these affected people are in your family, your school, or your
items for Augmentative Communications Solutions Center. The Jeanne Reed Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Layman
offices into one new location at 3148 W. workplace. It's good to know that there is a place where these individuals can
Foundation has been a long time supporter funding speech and audiology Jeanne Lesniewicz
Central Ave. in the Westgate Meadows get the help they need as most communication problems can be improved with Mr. & Mrs. William Mitchell
complex. We made the move to provide projects over the years.
appropriate intervention. Norplas Industries Inc.
easier access for our clients and to be Elsie and Harry Baumker Charitable Foundation, Inc.-The Center received Ms. Shelia Odesky
more cost-effective operationally. That place is Toledo Hearing and Speech Center! Ms. Janice Pope
a grant of $3000 to use toward the purchase of our two new audiometric
Toledo Hearing and Speech Center has been serving the communication needs testing sound booths. The Baumker Charitable Foundation has also been a Judge & Mrs. Francis Restivo
This year has flown by! We are projecting Dr. and Mrs. Charles Smith
of our greater community for more than 83 years. We only employ board- long time supporter funding many different audiology projects such as the Mr. & Mrs. Philip Williams
that we will exceed last year’s numbers certified and state licensed speech language pathologists, audiologists, and Assistive Listening Device Center and clinical/diagnostic equipment. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Willis
in the amount of service provided. We occupational therapists who provide top quality professional care. We have
have once again been blessed enough Sylvania Community Rotary Foundation- For the second year in a row, the
excellent diagnostic equipment that meets all regulatory and accrediting agency
to be able to fulfill our mission in the Rotarians have provided $300 in scholarships for our Summer Speech/OT
standards. The Center is voluntarily accredited by the Ohio Department of GIFTS IN KIND
community, which is to enable programs. Two children received help this summer from this gift. Mr. Richard Baker
Health and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
individuals of all ages and backgrounds SBC Foundation, the philanthropic arm of SBC Communications, Inc.- The Ms. Cynthia Rector
who have speech-language challenges or Our mission is to provide care for anyone who qualifies, regardless of their Ms. Barbara Binkley
Center was awarded a 2003 SBC Excelerator Grant of $10,000. These grants
who are hearing impaired to function at ability to pay for services. Our clients depend on us to be there to help them. Ms. Carol Borton
fund projects that build the technology infrastructure of nonprofits to increase Ms. Phyllis Brugger
their fullest potential. We are very grateful We need to depend on generous givers like you to help us fulfill our mission
organizational effectiveness and/or service delivery capability. The Center's Ms. Doris Coup
to all our community partners, especially in the community. Your gift to the Center could do any of the following.....
grant was given to support improving service through optimizing internet Mr. Howard Crowe
the United Way of Greater Toledo. They • Help a child receive a speech language or hearing evaluation in memoriam of Mr. Melvin Crowe
provide much needed financial support • Assist an elderly person who lives alone to secure a hearing aid or assistive Ms. Jackie Cunningham
to ensure that we carry out our mission. The Nonprofit Resource Center through Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.- Mr. Gary Dindal
listening device so they can remain in their own home Ms. Donna Dunbar
Please make sure that your workplace is provided the Center with a grant of $4,000 for the purpose of board
• Help a child to receive speech or occupational therapy in an individual or Ms. Jamie Fearing
running a campaign. It is not too late to development. The Center’s Board of Trustees will be receiving training
donate or make a pledge. All United Way
group setting Mr. Roger D. Gross
specifically in the areas of board membership, recruitment and fundraising. through Randa Shousher’s office
affiliated agencies will benefit from your • Assist a person in obtaining help through a community health fair or
education class Ms. Correne Hofer
support. Mr. Ernest Love
• Help anyone, regardless of age, receive a hearing test Mr. Roger Latta
Please remember, we are here to serve in memoriam to Denelda Latta
you! We have Master's prepared, board
We thank our past and longtime supporters for their generous gifts. We
encourage your continued support as well as welcoming new community A Lasting Legacy Mr. Alan Maseman
in memoriam to his parents
certified, and state licensed clinicians partners to our cause. For your convenience, we’ve enclosed a remittance
ready to care for you. We have two state- The Power of Planned Giving Mr. Gary Mallett
envelope. Mr. William McKenna
of-the-art audiometric testing sound There are many ways to bestow gifts on organizations or programs while Ms. Mary Molnar
booths to provide the most accurate Please help us to impact lives in our community – and on their behalf – we honoring your legacy, that of a loved one, or an area of special personal interest. Mrs. Lisa Morgan-Connin
hearing test possible. We accept most thank you! Check us out on the web at www.HearToledoSpeak.org Planned gifts provide a contribution to the non-profit organization you select in memoriam to her mother
insurance plans, and offer competitive Mr. John Purnell
as well as income creation and certain tax advantages for you and your family. St. Joseph Parish
prices for all our services. When you To establish a planned gift naming Toledo Hearing & Speech Center as the Ms. Laurie Sauceda and family
utilize our agency, you give back to the recipient, please contact us at 419-241-6219. We would love to meet with you Allen and Joanne Simmons
community, and that is a win-win and your financial advisor/attorney to facilitate your wishes as to how your gift UlrichPinciotti Design Group
situation for all of us!
Speech Spotlight will impact others. Ms. Ruth Walters
Stop in and visit us at our new location. The Summer 2003 Speech/OT Programs were attended by
We’d love to take you on a tour. As more than 30 children. According to clinicians, the children
Audiology Department News
always, you can stay up to date on THSC
achieved many of their goals. The weekly themes for the Volunteers
happenings by visiting our web site at
groups were well received by the children. The parents overall
www.HearToledoSpeak.org. We have two new audiometric testing booths in our audiology department. Our
evaluation of the groups were extremely positive. Many
requested to be contacted again for next summer. new office has also allowed us to design in audiology treatment rooms, specifically
designed for hearing aid fittings, assistive listening device demonstrations, and
Our Clinicians have been providing screenings to the children repair stations. We are always looking for volunteers!
who attend area preschools. If your child attends a preschool If you have a few hours to share and
Pamela Myers and you have not been contacted about speech and hearing Our audiologists have also been busy screening children at Head Start. Before want to make a difference in our
Executive Director screenings, please check with the preschool’s supervisor and they are through, they will have screened more than 1,000 children! The community, call Kim at 419.241.6219.
ask that they consider having Toledo Hearing and Speech audiologists also have been out at many area preschools providing speech
and hearing screenings to those children as well. We’ll put you to work!
Center come on site to screen the kids.