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Supporter Spotlight – The David J. Joseph Company

By Ohio Valley Voices | Jun 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Founded in Cincinnati in 1885, The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ) is America’s most trusted full-service scrap recycling company. Built the old-fashioned way through hard work, good business sense, and loyal customer relationships, it operates trading offices and scrap yards—as well as U Pull and Pay, a self-serve used auto part store—throughout the United States. […]

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Staff Spotlight – Carey Ratliff, Program Director

By Ohio Valley Voices | Jun 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

For OVV Program Director Carey Ratliff, working in deaf education is a calling. Carey grew up in a small town about an hour north of Pittsburgh. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education from the University of Indiana Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in Deaf Education from the University of San Diego’s John Tracy […]

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From Maria’s Desk – May 2021

By Ohio Valley Voices | May 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dear Ohio Valley Voices Friends and Family, May marks the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. In just a few weeks’ time, on Thursday, May 27th, eight children will graduate from our program while the rest will commence summer break. I couldn’t be prouder of our graduates. Together, these young superstars—Phoenix, Liam, Jace, Preston, Chase, […]

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Student Spotlight – Cecilia Wilhelmy

By Ohio Valley Voices | May 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

As most high school seniors get ready to move to a new city or state for college in the fall, Ohio Valley Voices alumni Cecilia Wilhelmy prepares for an even grander adventure: she’ll be moving to Spain. There, amidst ancient Moorish ruins and modern marvels like Antoni Gaudi’s Basilica de la Sagrada de Familia, she’ll […]

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Staff Spotlight – Michelle Ellis, Program Administrative Coordinator

By Ohio Valley Voices | May 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Born and raised in Amelia, Michelle Ellis first applied to a teaching position at Ohio Valley Voices in 2018. Reminiscing about her initial visit to OVV, Michelle says, “I knew the moment I stepped into a classroom that it was where I was meant to be.” Michelle sets the scene: “During my first tour of […]

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Supporter Spotlight – Dr. Thomas Fischer

By Ohio Valley Voices | May 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dr. Thomas Fischer knows firsthand the pain, confusion, and fear felt by parents of children with hearing loss. Born in Dayton but raised in Cincinnati, Tom graduated from St. Xavier High School and Xavier University before attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After completing a residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and […]

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From Maria’s Desk – April 2021

By Ohio Valley Voices | Apr 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dear Ohio Valley Voices Friends and Family, Spring is in full bloom and wow does it feel good! I think I speak for everyone when I say the previous winter—indeed, the entire previous year—has been exceptionally difficult, making the coming of spring all the more satisfying. There is a palpable feeling of optimism in the […]

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Staff Spotlight – Rachel Wade, Audiologist

By Ohio Valley Voices | Apr 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Rachel Wade was introduced to the world of speech and hearing science at an early age—her mother is a speech-language pathologist—but it wasn’t until studying the ear as an undergraduate at Ohio State University that she really fell in love with the field. “I thought the ear was so fascinating and unique that it really […]

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Supporter Spotlight – Filippo Passerini

By Ohio Valley Voices | Apr 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Filippo Passerini first heard about Ohio Valley Voices through a colleague at Procter & Gamble. Upon meeting Maria and touring the campus, he knew he wanted to lend his support to the organization. “I lost my hearing and have a cochlear implant,” he explains, “so OVV’s mission is close to my heart.” Despite his own […]

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