EHDI Advisory Committee Information


Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Committee

The EHDI Advisory Committee collaborates with state and federal partners to achieve the guidelines of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening grant received by the Department from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

This committee is composed of stakeholders that reflect the comprehensive EHDI system, including health care professionals, parents/families of deaf or hard of hearing children, individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as various state program representatives. The objective of this committee is to provide advice to the grant recipient on potential mechanisms to achieve project goals, strategies, and objectives.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Committee Members

Erica Floyd Thomas

Agency for Health Care Administration

LaKera Reddick

Florida Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services, Early Steps Program

Gail Strassel

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

Stephanie Mourkakos

Hands and Voices (Florida Chapter)

Sarah Beard

Healthy Start

June Ann LeFors

Individual Representing the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Robert Fifer

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

Walter Niles

Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

Alexandra DeMolina

Parent Representative

Karen Flanagan

Parent Representative


Pediatric Champion

Jillian Gerstenberger

Screening Company (Mednax)

Teryl Camus

Winnie Palmer Hospital

Join us for a meeting

EHDI Advisory Council meetings are open to the public. Meeting notices will be announced once arranged by Florida Department of Health Newborn Screening | Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program.