Board of Directors

AZ Hands & Voices established its first board in the summer of 2007. We are currently accepting applications for both professionals and parents of children with a hearing loss. Please download and return the Board Application if you are interested in joining us.

Pamela Garnett – President – GBYS Parent Guide

  • Parent

Cynthia Elliott
Cynthia Elliot – Vice President

  • Parent

Kelly Nolan – Secretary

  • Parent

Najwa Ghattas
Najwa Ghattas – Executive Director – Guide By Your Side Coordinator

  • Parent; BS Accounting, Post-Bac Elementary Education

Carla Zimmerman
Carla Zimmerman

  • Professional; M.N.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd – Speech-Language Pathologist/Listening & Spoken Language Specialist, Zimmerman Speech Therapy, Inc.

Lisa Pettit – GBYS Parent Guide

  • Parent

Lylis Olsen

  • Professional; MS, MPH, CCC-A  – Arizona Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Coordinator and Manager of Hear for Kids program through Arizona EAR Foundation

Cynthia Elliott

  • Parent; BA Child Development, MA Educational Psychology, AZ Teaching Certifications: Intellectually Handicapped, Emotional Disability, and Early Childhood Special Education

Heather Laine

  • Professional; Principal of Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Megan Graham-Killian

  • Parent; D/HH adult

Ruchi Bhargava
Ruchi Bhargava

  • Professional; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Jacqueline Busen

  • Professional: Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA – Audiologist – Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University

Dominique Colunga – GBYS Parent Guide

  • Parent