Officers & Members

Officers

Mary Chizuk Don Bataille

Mary Chizuk, RN, MS Ed

HL2 Co-Chair

Don Bataille,

HL2 Co-Chair

Mary Chizuk is a nurse at the VA Rochester Outpatient Clinic (ROPC), US Department of Veterans Affairs. She has worked closely with NCDHR for several years. Mary is also a member of the Rochester Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Don Bataille is an Architect and Principal of Bataille Architecture & Planning. He is also owner of Hearing Loops Unlimited, providing assistive listening systems to commercial and residential clients. Don is a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLSS) and is a past HLAA Board of Director President. Don has been active with NCDHR since early 2000.

Members

Paul Caccimise Elise DePapp Peter Fackler

Paul Caccamise

Community Member

Elise DePapp

Leadership Team

Peter Fackler

Community Member

Bess Herbert Andrew Howard. David Koon

Bess Herbert

Community Member

Andrew Howard

Community Member

David Koon

Leadership Team

Barb Law Susan Miller Marlene Sutlif

Barb Law

Community Member

Susan Miller

Community Member

Marlene Sutlif

Community Member

  Timothy Whitcher  
 

Timothy Whitcher

Community Member

 

Opportunities

Deaf Strong Hospital 2015

Actors needed!

 

Seeking Deaf persons age 18 and up interested in participating in Deaf Strong Hospital, an all-day activity for first-year medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry that will teach them what it feels like to be Deaf in a hearing hospital.

DSH 2014 group pic

This is a role-reversal exercise, which means all of the doctors, receptionists, and pharmacists are Deaf and only communicate in ASL. The medical students will become patients and will have to learn how to communicate with Deaf doctors and nurses to get the health care they need. This fun and exciting event will take place at the University of Rochester Medical Center on August 28, 2015 from 8:30 to 3:30pm.

You will be paid about $50 for your participation. Free lunch and a t-shirt will also be provided to all participants.

Interested? Contact

Ian Deandrea-Lazarus

Email: ian_deandrealazarus@urmc.rochester.edu