2017 KAA Elections

Submit your ballot by Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

President-Elect



Austin Black, Au.D.
Current responsibilities/duties:

Evaluating and treating those that have hearing loss. Providing empathetic and informative counseling on how to cope with and improve their lives despite their hearing impairments.

Past experience/employment:

I have worked within a variety of environments including hospitals, universities, commercial and private practice serving mostly adult, but also pediatric patients. My passion still is found within diagnostics, however, my more recent work settings focusing primarily on amplification has provided me with humbling experiences that will last a lifetime. We really do offer amazing life-changing services to our patients. I have been grateful to have been able to do what I can to help people and advocate for our profession.

Motivation for running and your goals if elected:

I intend to gather an official opinion on and response to the OTC issue in Kentucky. I would spearhead a movement to update and rewrite our licensure laws to protect our profession, but more importantly, to define who and what we are and how and why were are here to serve our public at large - that we are the professionals in charge of hearing health.

Liz Rogers, Au.D.
Current responsibilities/duties:

I am the current Treasurer for KAA. I review monthly financials and report on them at our monthly board meetings.

Past experience/employment:

I have been an audiologist for 5 years. I have worked in both a non-profit for for profit setting. I currently own a private practice in Corbin.

Motivation for running and your goals if elected:

As the current Treasurer for the Kentucky Academy of Audiology, I have been actively involved in the activities and initiatives that will impact every audiologist in Kentucky. These initiatives include pursuing single licensure for audiologists and establishing Medicaid reimbursements for private practices. I have become very passionate about helping these initiatives come to fruition. Additionally, it is my goal to increase membership and participation for KAA during my presidency. Our organization supports all audiologists in our state, and an increase in awareness and participation would help our initiatives significantly. During my presidency it is my hope that every audiologist knows how KAA supports our profession and wants to support KAA in return.

Treasurer



Kara Kratzer, Au.D., CCC/A, FAAA
Current responsibilities/duties:

Clinical Audiologist for a private practice serving all ages and working with diagnostics, amplification, cochlear implants, ABR, cerumen management, and limited balance assessments.

Past experience/employment:

My position at SEKY is my first Audiology position. I have been here for a little over a year. Prior to that I completed my Externship at Blue Grass Hearing Clinic and I graduated with my AuD from U of L in May of 2016. While at U of L I served 2 terms as the Graduate School Representative for the Student Academy of Audiology.

Motivation for running and your goals if elected:

I want to serve as treasure on the KAA board in order to become more involved and stay up to date with what is going on in our profession. I want to be an active voice in helping enact change that will benefit the profession of audiology and encourage communication between KAA members.

Member-at-Large



Devan Luckabaugh, Au.D.
Current responsibilities/duties:

Audiologist duties include diagnostic behavioral hearing testing and tympanometry for ages 6 months and older, VNG balance testing, and adult hearing aid services.

Past experience/employment:

Previous experience includes NHS follow-up ABR testing, Pediatric behavioral testing, tympanometry, OAE, and pediatric hearing aid services for birth to 21 years of age at CCSHCN in Louisville and Elizabethtown and at Heuser Hearing Institute.

Motivation for running and your goals if elected:

To become involved in KAA and to work towards increased member involvement and awareness on issues and related events in Kentucky.

To cast your vote, click here. Votes must be submitted by Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.