Hearing Speech + Deaf Center (HSDC) employs approximately 30 professionals and an additional 32 contract interpreters. Clinical staff are licensed by the State of Ohio. Interpreters have certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and/or National Association of the Deaf. Staff is given financial support and is encouraged to attend continuing education to keep their skills current and to develop new areas of expertise. In addition, staff have presented at state and national meetings on various topics in their area of practice. In-house training takes place routinely at staff meetings on a multitude of topics, from legal interpreting to customer service. HSDC provides training in current technology and best practices as well.

Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists also serve as supervisors for graduate students in the field who are obtaining externship experiences and supervised clinical hours, a requirement for certification. Seasoned interpreters are paired with newer staff to provide mentorship and guidance. As a premier training facility we offer positions for both Au.D. Externships and Speech-Language Pathology Fellows. Interested candidates should contact the Program Managers.

J.B. Boothe
Chief Executive Officer

J.B. Boothe has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University. She is an experienced healthcare executive offering over twenty-four years of leadership success. JB has history of achievement in bringing companies to financial stability through strong customer service, team building, creative problem solving, strategic planning and fiscal responsibility. She enjoys spending time with her family, leading the music team at her church and playing tennis with her son.

Audiology Department

Clinical Audiologist

Kerry Havens earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Sciences at The Ohio State University. She earned a Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) at the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Havens currently sees patients at the West Chester location and enjoy helping hearing impaired adults with varying degrees of physical and/or mental abilities. When not at the office, Kerry most enjoy time outdoors with her husband and two children.

Licensed Audiology Aide

Ian Martin received his bachelor of arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Iona College in New York.

Clinical Audiologist

Anne Rolfert obtained her master’s degree in Audiology from Miami University in December 1997. She provides audiological services to adults, including hearing assessments, hearing aid consultations, hearing aid fittings and service, and assistive listening devices. When Anne is not busy at work, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and enjoying time with her family.

Licensed Audiology Assistant

Sally Stroud is a graduate of the University of Alabama and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communicative disorders. She is a licensed hearing instrument specialist and a licensed audiology aide. In her spare time, Sally enjoys exploring Cincinnati, spending time with family and friends, and watching Alabama football.

Clinical Audiologist

Jan Warner has a master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh and her certification through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She works mainly with adults, but has experience working with school aged children. Her expertise is in hearing aid fitting, assistive listening devices and classroom amplification devices. Jan has worked in the field for more than 30 years and continues to learn new things every day. She enjoys enabling others to improve their communication with family and friends.

Speech and Occupational Therapy Department

Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow

Sydney Ciganik completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Kentucky in 2019 and her Masters of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Cincinnati in 2021. Sydney has a specific interest in pediatric language and incorporating literacy skills into treatment. In her free time, she enjoys taking walks, attending sporting events, and going to the movies (for the popcorn). 

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Haley Jarrell completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati in 2017 and her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Syracuse University in 2019. Haley has a specific interest in treatment and assessment of pragmatic skills, childhood apraxia of speech, and fluency disorders. She is passionate about Speech-Language Pathology because the field requires a life-long learner mentality and critical thinking skills; but above all, she values helping individuals communicate effectively. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar, exploring outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Megan Walsh is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist at Hearing Speech and Deaf Center. Megan has a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Cincinnati. She has experience working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a public school district, coordination experience in pre-literacy research, and mentoring roles in her field. Megan works with families and patients ranging from age 18 months to 85+ years to overcome challenges with speech, language, fluency, voice, and swallowing disorders. In her free time, Megan enjoys playing trivia and board games, singing karaoke, and spending time with her kitten, Ash. Megan was selected the 2019 Hearing Speech + Deaf Center Employee of the Year.

Occupational Therapist

Alison Yeggy has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University. Her Master of Arts is in Occupational Therapy from Shawnee State University. Alison’s areas of expertise include occupational therapy for children and adults. In her free time, Alison enjoys outdoor adventures, eating ice cream, and snuggling with her Chihuahua, Peaches.

Community Services for the Deaf (CSD)





Interpreting Coordinator

Interpreting Coordinator



Tahnya McCloud has an Associate Degree in Social Work from Cincinnati State College.  She is a former correctional officer who not only worked in correctional facilities, but also in schools which allowed her to meet the needs of individuals of all ages.  Tahnya is passionate about sign language and serves on the sign language ministry at her church. She aspires to become a certified sign language interpreter.  She enjoys spending time with her daughter, family, and friends and servicing the Deaf Community.

Deaf Advocate/Program Coordinator 

Coming soon

CSD Program Manager

Elizabeth Whelpdale has bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology and master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wright State University. She has 12 years of rehabilitation counseling experience and 18 years of community advocacy experience. Beth has worked with many people in the medical, educational, and vocational fields. In her spare time, she loves to do anything DIY (Do It Yourself).


West Chester Office Manager 

Tarri Baker Fisher has worked for the Hearing Speech + Deaf Center for more than 30 years. She enjoys her role of Office Manager at the West Chester location, bringing together patients and clinicians. In her spare time, Tarri enjoys being with her extended family.

Main Office Manager

Roxanna Howard has worked at the organization for six years as the Office Manager at our main location in Clifton.




Eastgate Office Manager

Tessa Moore serves as Office Manager at our Eastgate location.  Tessa brings three years of medical office experience to this position and an Associate’s Degree from UC in Healthcare Management.

Katie’s House Office Manager

Amanda Revercomb will join our staff at Katie’s House as Office Manager. We are thrilled to have her with us.

Director of Development and Marketing 

Steve Wesselkamper holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati (B.S.) and Xavier University (MBA) and comes to Hearing Speech + Deaf Center from the financial services industry. Steve’s nonprofit volunteer activities cultivated a passion to empower individuals to reach their potential. Steve has five adult children, including a son with hearing loss. He lives with his wife, Cynthia, in the Anderson-area.