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. If you are interested in joining us, you may complete an online application.

  • Blake Treu – PresidentParent; J.D., BS Accounting
  • Cynthia Elliot – Vice PresidentParent; MA Educational Psychology, BA Child Development, AZ Teaching Certifications: Intellectually Handicapped, Emotional Disability, and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Kelly Nolan – SecretaryParent
  • Najwa Ghattas – Co-Executive Director – Guide By Your Side CoordinatorParent; BS Accounting, Post-Bac Elementary Education
  • Heidi Klomhaus – Co-Executive DirectorParent; BA Interdisciplinary Studies-Public Administration, AAS Sign Language Interpreting, Deaf Studies Certificate
  • Lisa Pettit – GBYS Parent GuideParent
  • Ruchi BhargavaProfessional; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Jacqueline BusenProfessional; Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA – Audiologist – Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University
  • Lindsay De Hoyos – Parent; Arizona Association of the Deaf (AZAD) Central Regional Representative