The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) Board of Directors announced that it has elected Dr Jill Meltzer as Chair and John Minnebo as Vice Chair for two-year terms. Based in the DC-metro area, the ATA is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of the approximately 25 million people in the United States who live with tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Many of the people seeking help are veterans, as tinnitus and hearing loss are the leading service-connected disability for US veterans.
“I am honored to be elected as Chair of the ATA Board, and I look forward to continuing to work with a great group of audiologists, business professionals, and others who are deeply committed to better understanding the causes of tinnitus,” said Meltzer. “Dr LaGuinn Sherlock was an amazing Board Chair, and the entire organization thanks her for her many contributions and her continued support.”
John Minnebo added, “I am honored to have the opportunity to act as Vice Chair for the ATA Board. I have been impressed with my fellow Board members and the researchers and healthcare providers who bring compassion and commitment to their service in support of ATA’s mission to find a cure for tinnitus. Many Board members connect with patients on a daily basis or are involved in leading hearing-related research, so they bring deep expertise to our quest to find answers to the complex question presented by tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia.”
Dr Jill Meltzer is an audiologist who has been involved in tinnitus-related research and therapy for more than 30 years. She earned her Doctor of Audiology from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology (now Salus University), a Master of Arts in Teaching from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Denver.
John M. Minnebo is an advisor to business start-ups and adjunct professor at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn. Minnebo earned his Master of Business Administration in International Management from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management and his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Bachelor of Business Administration from the European University. Minnebo was with DuPont for 27 years, working both in Europe and the United States.
Images: North Shore Audio-Vestibular Lab