Audiology Team

Lurie Children’s Audiology team consists of AudiologistsCoordinatorsHearing Aid Dispenser and Clinical Assistants who provide state-of-the-art audiological services to diagnose, treat and habilitate children with hearing loss using evidence-based practices.

Manager

Lisa Weber AuD, CCC-A

Manager, Department of Audiology

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Salus University; Master of Arts, Audiology, Indiana University; Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, hearing aidscochlear implant candidate and post-operative assessment and cochlear implant programming

Locations: Main HospitalWestchester

Clinical Coordinators

Joy Ringger, AuD, CCC-A

Clinical Coordinator, Diagnostic Audiology

Education: Doctor of Audiology, A.T. Still University - Arizona School of Health Sciences; Master of Arts, Audiology, University of Illinois; Bachelor of Science, Speech and Hearing, University of Illinois

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main HospitalWestchester

Denise Thomas, AuD, CCC-A

Clinical Coordinator, Cochlear Implant Program

Education: Doctor of Audiology, University of Wisconsin; Master of Science, Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin; Bachelor of Science, Communicative Disorders and Education, University of Wisconsin

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, hearing aidscochlear implant candidate and post-operative assessment and cochlear implant programming

Locations: Main HospitalNorthbrook

Audiologists

Zoë Boxer, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, University of Colorado; Bachelor of Arts, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Location: Main Hospital, Lincoln Park

Kathleen Masterson Colella, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Purdue University; Bachelor of Science, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University 

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main HospitalWestchester

Patrick Conaway, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician II

Education: Doctor of Audiology, A.T. Still University - Arizona School of Health Sciences; Bachelor of Arts, Communication Disorders, San Jose State University

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main HospitalWestchester

Kristen Cortese, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Rush University Medical Center; Bachelor of Science, Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main HospitalLincoln Park

Sue Demari, MA, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Master of Arts, Audiology, University of Illinois; Bachelor of Science, Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, amplification (hearing aids)

Locations: New LenoxWestchester

Cara M. Donahue, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, University of Memphis; Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices), cochlear implant candidate and post-operative assessment, and cochlear implant programming

Locations: Main HospitalNorthbrook

Katherine Farnsworth, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Rush University Medical Center; Bachelor of Arts, Communication Sciences and Disorders and Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, University of Iowa

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices), cochlear implant candidate and post-operative assessment, and cochlear implant programming

Locations: Main HospitalWestchester

Rita M. Garrido, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Northeastern University; Bachelor of Science, Communication Disorders, Emerson College

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations including: electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main Hospital, Skokie

Tanya Goralczyk, MS, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Master of Science, Audiology,  Rush University; Bachelor of Science, Communicative Disorders and Music, Valparaiso University

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations and amplification (hearing aids

Locations: Lake ForestNorthbrook

Kimberly Holden, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Spanish, University of Notre Dame

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main HospitalLincoln Park

Colleen Ittner, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician II

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Illinois State University; Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Iowa

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations including: electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices), cochlear implant candidate and post-operative assessment and cochlear implant programming

Locations: Main HospitalWestchester

Alison Olivo, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Bachelor of Science, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations including: electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Lake Forest, Northbrook, Skokie

Nancy Otwell, MS, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician II

Education: Master of Science, Audiology, Rush University; Bachelor of Arts, Merchandising Retail Sales, Central Michigan University

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids)

Locations: Main HospitalNorthbrook

Nicole Pain, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Northwestern University; Bachelor of Arts, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Saint Louis University

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main Hospital, Skokie

Susan Reynolds, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Vanderbilt University; Bachelor of Science, Communication Disorders, Central Michigan University

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main HospitalNorthbrook

Rebecca Salt, MA, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician II

Education: Master of Arts, Audiological Sciences, Michigan State University; Bachelor of Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Purdue University

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main HospitalWestchester

Carrie B. Sanders, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician II

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Rush University; Bachelor of Special Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Georgia

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main HospitalLake Forest

Hayley E. Schultz, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine; Bachelor of Arts, Communication Sciences and Disorders, The College of Wooster

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main Hospital

Beth Tournis, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician III

Education: Doctor of Audiology, Salus University; Master of Arts, Audiology, Northwestern University; Bachelor of Arts, Speech-Language Pathology Audiology, The University of Southern Mississippi

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, hearing aidscochlear implant candidate and post-operative assessment and cochlear implant programming

Locations: Main HospitalNew LenoxWestchester

Emily M. Wilson, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, University of Wisconsin--Madison; Bachelor of Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin--Madison

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures

Locations: Main Hospital, Skokie

Suzanne Wright, AuD, CCC-A

Pediatric Audiologist, Clinician I

Education: Doctor of Audiology, University of North Texas; Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Baylor University

Specialty Areas: Diagnostic evaluations, including electrophysiological measures and amplification (hearing aids and bone conduction devices)

Locations: Main Hospital, Lincoln Park

Support Staff

Coordinators - Audiology Services

Katie MacWilliams

Location: Main Hospital

Shavonne Robertson

Location: Westchester

Emily Speight, BA

Cochlear Implant Team

Location: Main Hospital

Hearing Instrument Dispenser 

Whitney Bergsohn, BS

Location: Main Hospital

Clinical Assistants

Carly Abate, MS

Locations: Main HospitalLincoln Park

Rachel Diaz

Location: Northbrook 

Codi Furjanic

Location: New Lenox

Haily Gualandri, BS

Location: Main Hospital

Diane Kapustka, BA

Locations: Lake ForestNorthbrook

Tammy Pieranunzi

Location: Westchester

Lissette Portales

Locations: Main HospitalLincoln Park

Amber Yelenosky, BA