Meet the Board

 

 

Karin Schmidt, BC-HIS

President

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

 



Bruce Campagna, BC-HIS, BSSW

Past President

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



 

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

   

 

 

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Treasurer

Clear Choice Hearing Aid Centers was established in May 2010 by Ryan Anderson. Mr. Anderson is a National Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. Ryan has over 17 years of experience in the hearing healthcare industry. Mr. Anderson's 4 office locations serve about 1,200 people. 

Clear Choice Hearing Aid Centers will continue to grow and dominant the hearing healthcare industry. Our number one goal is to help as many people as we can to hear better and to provide the best hearing aid technology in the industry.

Contact:  765.488.0859  |  earguyanderson@gmail.com

 

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Craig Fisher, BC-HIS

Secretary

Craig is co-owner of Miracle-Ear Franchises in northeastern Indiana.

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.

  

 

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

 

 



Chuck Smith

Board Member

Info to come.

Contact:  Info to come.  | 

 

 




Savana Neary

Lobbyist

Savannah Neary joined Market Street Group, Inc. as an associate in October 2019. With a primary focus on supporting clients in the health care industry, Savannah has represented clients before legislative committees, state regulatory bodies and executive branch agencies. Savannah also monitors state legislative and executive branch activities, analyzes bill data, and researches public policies on behalf of Short Strategies Group. Savannah began her career advocating for elderly Hoosiers with the Indiana Health Care Association/Indiana Center for Assisted Living (IHCA/INCAL). While at the Association, she gained extensive knowledge in health care policy. She started as an intern and eventually was promoted to Deputy Director of Legislative and Political Affairs. Even with health care as her focus, Savannah also has advocated on workforce and other issues involving the Indiana General Assembly. A graduate of Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Science in American Sign Language - English Interpreting.

Contact:  Info to come.  |

 

 

 

 


 

Michael Solari

Lobbyist

Michael Solari is the President of Market Street Group, Inc. He advocates for clients in activities including gaming, tourism, alcohol, insurance, rail and logistics, public safety, and financial institutions. Michael also consults with clients on procurement opportunities. Michael is very active in local and state politics—including a term as Chairman of the Marion County Election Board. He is a member of the Indy Chamber’s Business Advisory Committee (PAC Board), which is responsible for endorsing pro-business candidates and ballot referendums. Michael is on the Indianapolis City Market Corporation Board of Directors; he is serving his fourth term and is the Board’s Immediate-Past President. Elected by his peers, Michael also serves as president of the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana and a board member for the National Association of State Lobbyists. A graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a degree in Marketing and Economics, Michael is a parishioner at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Michael is also the proud father of a son, Roman.

Contact:  317.917.0800  |  michael@shortstrategy.com

 

 



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Amy Abney, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Amy Abney has been with Clear Choice Hearing Aid Centers since July 2014. She is a licensed hearing aid specialist in Indiana and Ohio. She also has a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Purdue University. Amy’s number one goal is to help as many people as she can to hear better and to provide the best hearing aid technology in the industry.

Contact:  765.488.0859  |  amymabney@gmail.com

 


 





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Doug McMillin, BC-HIS

 Audibel Factory Representative and National Trainer, Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences, Hearing Instrument Specialist since 1986.

Contact:  317.430.0978 |  doug@hearindiana.com