Speakers


Phallon Doss, AuD is a leader in the field of audiology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Woman’s University and received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of North Texas. She has extensive experience in a wide range of audiologic procedures, including diagnostic hearing examinations, hearing aid selection and fitting, and cochlear implant programming. Dr. Doss is credited as performing the first cochlear implant activation in Schertz, TX. She was named a San Antonio Business Journal 40 under 40 award winner in 2019, a Healthcare Hero in 2017, and has been featured in numerous national magazines.


Laura Gaeta, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University, Sacramento. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Ph.D. in Audiology in 2017. In 2013, Dr. Gaeta graduated from the University of Florida with a B.H.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a B.A. in Spanish.



Laurel Gregory, MA is Director of Training & Development at Entheos Audiology Cooperative, providing workshops, training and growth opportunities with a focus on culture building & employee engagement. Prior to Entheos, Laurel worked in the field of audiology for over 30 years as a private practice audiologist, research audiologist, Manager of Clinical Research (ReSound and Starkey), Director of Product Management (Starkey) and Chief Engagement Officer at Skafold Consulting. Laurel has presented on the topic of career and team engagement at several state and national conferences- including AAA and ADA, and at various Universities. 


Angela Loavenbruck, EdD has been in private practice since 1975. She has been an associate professor of audiology at Teachers College, Columbia University and served on numerous professional committees, including national audiology standards councils and ethical practice boards. She served two terms as president of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1997. The Academy of Doctors of Audiology awarded her the Joel Wernicke Award in 1994. Dr. Loavenbruck was president of the American Academy of Audiology in 2002 and received Honors of the Academy in 2019. The current Code of Ethics was developed during her presidency.

Paul Pessis, AuD is the owner and founder of North Shore Audio-Vestibular Lab in Highland Park, Illinois. He is a past president of AAA. In 2020, Paul was given the AAA Distinguished Honors of the Association Award. He has received the AAA Presidential Award three times. At the state level, Paul has been granted the Illinois Honors, as well as the Presidential Award. He is the co-RUG seat holder for Audiology. He is the U.S. representative at the hearing aid manufacturer led HIMSA meetings. In addition to being a clinical audiologist, Paul teaches the Art of Practice Management to Doctoral students at RUSH University.

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