Who We Are
Ohio Valley Voices is an early intervention program located in Southwest Ohio that teaches children with hearing loss to listen and speak through the use of hearing aids and cochlear implants. We believe that every child has the right to communicate. By offering a data-driven curriculum in a nurturing, language-enriched setting, our team of specialists give children the tools to talk and reach their full potential.
A MOOG-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit, Ohio Valley Voices is one of the best programs of its kind in the country. We serve children who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth to eight years old. Our campus draws families from throughout the Cincinnati and Dayton region, across the United States, and around the world.
Simply put, OVV is more than a program—we are a family.
Ohio Valley Voices was formed in 1999 by three families who had children with cochlear implants. The program opened at its original location in 2000 and moved to its current Loveland, Ohio location in 2006. Since then, over 200 children have graduated from our program and gone on to attend mainstream elementary schools, high schools, and colleges across the United States.
Board Of Trustees
We are proud and grateful to have these esteemed community leaders, including relatives of past Ohio Valley Voices students, represented on our Board of Trustees.
Nancy Creaghead – President
Jon Westerman – Vice President
Michael Wolf – Treasurer
Sandra Mills – Secretary
Dr. Thomas Fischer
Dr. Robert Keith
V. Ruth Klette
The Governance Committee steers the Board of Trustees in its development of a strategic plan while also evaluating the Board’s effectiveness. The Governance Committee searches for, interviews, votes on, and onboards new candidates for the Board.
Members: Kathleen Lutz (Chair), Caloway Puckett, Colleen Swanson, and Jon Westerman.
The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing the overall planning of all financial matters at Ohio Valley Voices including investments, capital expenditures, budgets, and appropriations, and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees with respect thereto.
Members: Michael Wolf (Chair), John Caulfield, Sandra Mills, and Jon Westerman.
The Development Committee assists staff in developing a strategic plan for fundraising and marketing for Ohio Valley Voices and updates the Board of Trustees on the progress of the strategic plan. It sets fundraising and marketing goals, establishes strategies for successfully raising funds, recruits and assigns volunteers needed in the process, monitors the success of fundraising activities throughout the year, and requests Board assistance as needed.
Members: V. Ruth Klette (Chair), Dr. Thomas Fischer, Jody Johnson, Dr. Robert Keith, Andrew Sweeny, and Jack Wild.
Working under the direction of the Development Committee, the Marketing Committee provides oversight and guidance for all promotion and marketing strategies with the goal of increasing awareness of Ohio Valley Voices and its mission.
Members: Laura Carr, Jody Johnson, and Anjali Narayanan .
Building and Grounds Committee
The Building and Grounds Committee is responsible for determining all maintenance and security needs for the interior and exterior of the school property and coordinating with the Finance Committee to ensure these projects are budgeted.
Members: Jack Wild (Chair) and Caloway Puckett.
Fashion Show Committee
The Fashion Show Committee secures sponsorships, acquires silent auction items, performs various marketing and public relations tasks, handles guest registrations and check-ins, schedules and coordinates volunteers, and works with the boutique fashion vendors that participate in the event.
To become a member of the Fashion Show Committee, contact Development Coordinator Anne Neuville at email@example.com.
The Gala Committee secures sponsorships, acquires live and silent auction items, performs various marketing and public relations tasks, handles guest registrations and check-ins, schedules and coordinates volunteers, and decorates to create the perfect ambiance for the event.
To become a member of the Gala Committee, contact Development Coordinator Anne Neuville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole Ash – Learning Center Teacher
Katy Baron – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Discovery Center 1)
Alysia Becker – Family Center Teacher
Breanna McClendon – Family Center Aide / Extended Day Provider
Janice Bunton – Learning Center Teaching Assistant
Julie Bunton – Discovery Center 1 Teacher
Jessica Buttram – Discovery Center 2 Aide
Julie Carter – Discovery Center 2 Teacher
Natalie Craven – Clinic Office Manager
Ashley Domek – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Learning Center)
Michelle Ellis – Program Administrative Coordinator
Kaitlyn Gilfert – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Discovery Center 2)
Kristen Haught – Speech-Language Pathologist/Tester
Emily Johnson – Executive Administrator
Kaitlyn Kish – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Family Center)
Selina Kissell – Discovery Center 2 Aide
Katie Krekeler – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Family Center)
Ruth Lamphier – Administrative Assistant
Erin Lipps – Audiologist
Melissa Martin – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Discovery Center 1)
Molly Matthews – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Discovery Center 2)
Saira McMullen – Accounts Receivable and Billing Specialist
John Leo Muething – Assistant Director of Marketing and Development
Anne Neuville – Development Coordinator
Julie Paulson – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Discovery Center 1)
Leslie Raulie – Family Center Coordinator
Jill Rewerts – Discovery Center 1 Aide
Danielle Simmons – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Learning Center)
Megan Stercula – Learning Center Coordinator
Michael Sweeny – Development Assistant
Hannah Tully – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Discovery Center 2)
Rachel Wade – Audiologist
Kari Weinheimer – Listening and Spoken Language Provider (Learning Center)
Hali Zorb – Discovery Center 2 Coordinator