Marion Downs Center

The MDC provides services, resources, and education to meet the needs of individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or communicatively challenged, their families, and the professionals who work with them. We provide excellent and state of the art services to all ages and all economic groups.

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Maeline Barnstable, KidScreen Program Director
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Maeline graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Science and holds a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston. Maeline has worked with individuals with speech-language and swallowing disorders as well as with preschool aged children with developmental delays. Maeline has also been a presenter for in service training for healthcare staff and the general public.

Krista Iannuzzi, Audiology Clinic Coordinator/Clinical Audiologist
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Krista has her clinical doctorate in Audiology and is currently the Audiology Clinic Coordinator at the Marion Downs Center. Originally from Reno, Nevada she attended the University if Nevada, Reno for her undergraduate studies in Speech Pathology and Audiology and received a Bachelor's of Science in 2010. She then attended the University of Colorado Boulder for her clinical doctorate in Audiology. She finished her coursework with a full year externship at the University of Colorado Hospital Audiology Clinic in 2014 where she was a LEND fellow and participated in Marion's Way Preschool. She was first exposed to audiology as a teenager and has since worked in the field. She is interested in aural rehabilitation and hearing technologies for all ages. She currently hosts monthly aural rehabilitation classes at the Marion Downs Center.

Sandra Abbott Gabbard, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2014

Dr. Gabbard has been providing a wide range of clinical audiologic services to individuals of all ages for over 30 years. She has published and presented extensively in the areas of newborn hearing screening, assessment procedures, and fitting and verification of hearing aids and FM systems. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver and adjunct faculty in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. She teaches and mentors graduate students and fellows as the Coordinator of a Pediatric Audiology LEND MCHB training grant which supports AuD students and post-doctoral audiologists to expand their expertise in pediatric audiology. She is a member of the Colorado Infant Hearing Advisory Board and is Past-President of the Colorado Academy of Audiology. As the founding President of the Marion Downs Foundation Board of Directors, Dr. Gabbard raised over $4 million to support programing and services for individuals of all ages who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Jill Wayne, Associate Director
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Jill Wayne is an ASHA certified audiologist and has worked at CHSL since 1979, holding her current title of Executive Director since 1993. Jill has a Master's degree in Audiology at California State University, Northridge and an AuD (clinical audiology doctorate) from Central Michigan University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of ASHA, and a member of the Colorado Academy of Audiology. She is a member and past president of the National Association of Speech and Hearing Centers and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the David Taylor Dance Theatre.


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