Meet the Board

 


Michael Schantz, BC-HIS

President

Michael has been a member of the International Hearing Society since 1989. He is board certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Michael has lived his entire life in the Linton, Indiana area. He attended Indiana State University and has been in the hearing healthcare field for more than 30 years. Michael has also owned his own practice in Linton, Indiana for 28 years. He is a member of the Starkey Hearing Alliance.

Contact:  812.847.4034  |  mike@hearingaidservices.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki Fisher, BC-HIS

Past President

Vicki has been a Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist for 14 years. She is a member of Indiana Hearing Aid Alliance, is currently serving as Past President of IHAA and helps administer the practical exam for aspiring Hearing Instrument Specialists in Indiana. She a member of the International Hearing Society and is Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Vicki owns and manages Miracle-Ear offices in northern Indiana. She resides in Warsaw, Indiana with her husband Craig and is an avid beekeeper.

Contact:  574.269.6236  |  betterhearingcare11@gmail.com

  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Bowman, ACA, BC-HIS

Treasurer

Jane has been involved in the hearing healthcare profession since 1982. She is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, member of the Indiana Hearing Aid Alliance, member of the International Hearing Society, is Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences, is certified with the American Conference of Audioprosthology, board member of Mid-America Conference on Hearing, a member of The Starkey Hearing Alliance and Hearing Angel with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. She is the Past President and Past Executive Director of the Indiana Hearing Aid Alliance, currently holding the Treasurers’ position. She has dedicated her life in providing quality hearing health care to those experiencing communication difficulties caused by hearing loss. Jane owns her practice and has locations in Columbus and Martinsville, Indiana.

Contact:  812.379.4327  |  jbowmanhearingservice@hotmail.com

 

   

 

 

 

 


Craig Fisher

Secretary

Bio coming soon.

Contact:  574.527.3169  |  cfisher0702@gmail.com

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Susan Waite, BC-HIS

IHS Territory Governor

 

Susan Waite has been involved in the hearing healthcare profession for 23 years. She has been a member of the International Hearing Society since 1994 and is the IHS Governor for the Central East Territory. Susan is also a past president of the Michigan Alliance of Hearing Care Professionals. She began her career as a receptionist for Beltone Hearing Aid Center in Jackson, Michigan. Soon after, she started training under audiologist Roger Smith and began her career as a hearing instrument specialist. Susan Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. She and her husband, Tim, have owned their own Beltone practice since 1996.

  

  

 

 


Karin Schmidt, BC-HIS

Board Member

Karin has been a member of the International Hearing Society since 2007. She is Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Karin attended Vincennes University and Indiana State University. She has been in the hearing health care field for more than 10 years and has owned her own practice since 2013. Karin is also a member of the Starkey Hearing Alliance.

Contact:  812.882.2075  |  kschmidt.1167@yahoo.com

 

 



Michele Bennington

Board Member

Michele was born and raised in Northeast Indiana and currently resides in Leo, Indiana. She has been in the hearing industry for 5+ years. She is a licensed hearing instrument provider currently working with Miracle-Ear in Northeast Indiana. She is a proud member of IHAA and IHS.

Contact:  260.443.6626  |  benningtonmichele@yahoo.com

 

 


 

 


David J. Keenan

Vice President

Having worked in both traditional and big box hearing centers, David Keenan reached the conclusion that he could help more people "hear again" if he ran his own operation. After studying consumer and technology trends, he developed a new, low-overhead business model that focused on patients and practitioners, while doing away with corporate overhead. Partnering with licensed dispensers, they have opened offices in Indiana and Michigan and intend to continue expanding when the right partners are found. Originally from New Hampshire, David earned his degree from Keene State College. He was elected to the Marlborough NH School Board and served as Treasurer of SAU 29. Keenan has held several management positions in Sales and Marketing and served as Executive Director for both regional and national business associations.

Contact:  574.387.4215  |  info@affordablehearingstore.com

   

 

 


Bruce Campagna, BC-HIS, BSSW

Board Member

Bruce Campagna has been a member of the International Hearing Society for 27 years and has been Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences since 1988 and has been a member of the Indiana Hearing Aid Alliance since 1999. Bruce credits his interest in helping people with hearing loss to his college experience at Rochester Institute of Technology, which is an NTID (National Technical Institute for the Deaf) campus. Graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work, Bruce became accustomed to hearing loss and hearing aids while at RIT because all of his classes had sign language interpreters and many hearing impaired students lived in the dorms. This exposure to hearing aids and how they helped those with hearing loss inspired Bruce to join Miracle-Ear in 1984. Moving to Newburgh, IN from Herkimer, NY in1988, Bruce opened the first Miracle-Ear office in Evansville, IN and is now a Franchisee with 12 Full Time offices in SW Indiana, W. Kentucky and S. Illinois. He now resides in Santa Claus, Indiana with his wife LuAnn.

Contact:  812.480.5302   |  earhelper@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Frank T. Short

Lobbyist

Frank T. Short is President and Majority Owner of Short Strategy Group, Inc. With over 25 years of lobbying experience, he has devoted his practice to several key issues including retail, commerce, insurance, state government, and gaming. His clients have included state agencies, local government units, trade associations, Indiana corporations, public utilities, multinational companies, and gaming organizations. His career is distinguished by his extensive experience as an entrepreneur, manager, negotiator, elected public official, and advocate for numerous nonprofit and civic organizations.

Contact:  317.917.0800  |  frank@shortstrategy.com

 


 

 

Michael J. Solari

Michael Solari is the Vice President and an equity partner of Short Strategy Group, Inc. His expertise in legislative lobbying and advocacy at the state level has earned him a reputation as one of the most trusted voices in the Indiana Statehouse. He advocates on behalf of clients in industries that include public safety, insurance, finance, tourism, automotive services, gaming, and alcohol. He also consults with clients who want to do business with the State of Indiana and local governments around the state.

Contact:  317.917.0800  |  michael@shortstrategy.com