Leigh McCarthy, Au.D. has been a practicing audiologist since 2001. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, her Masters of Audiology from the University of Tennessee and her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Florida. Dr. McCarthy currently works at Chesapeake Audiology. Dr. McCarthy has served as a Member-at-Large for the MAA board since 2019.
Audiology Associates, Inc.
Jennifer Kincaid, Au.D. earned her Bachelor of Sciences degree and Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Audiology from James Madison University. Dr. Kincaid practiced audiology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and Hearing HealthCare, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland, prior to joining Audiology Associates, Inc. in 2016. She joined the Maryland Academy of Audiology Board of Directors as a Member at Large in 2016 and was re-elected to the position in 2019.
Deirdre Courtney, Au.D. received her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Towson University in 2010; where she went on to earn her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) degree in 2014. Dr. Courtney currently works at Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA). Prior to working at HASA, Dr. Courtney worked at Audiology Associates, Inc., a commercial practice in Rockville, as well as an ENT practice located in Frederick and Hagerstown.
Clarity Audiology and Hearing Solutions
Katelyn “Katie” Leitner, Au.D. earned her clinical doctorate degree (Au.D.) at the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked in independent private practices for over 8 years and currently is employed at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions in Ellicott City. Dr. Leitner previously served as a Member-at-Large before becoming Treasurer in 2021.
Loyola University MD
Dr. Donna Pitts is a past President of MAA and has served as chair of the convention committee four times. She is an associate professor at Loyola University Maryland and enjoys doing research in recreational noise exposure and auditory processing disorders.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Roni E. Dinkes, AuD, earned her doctorate in audiology from Arizona State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Audiology/Speech Pathology and audiology from Ithaca College. Dr. Dinkes started at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in 1997. She is trained in the field of audiology with a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (C.C.C.-A.) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She offers professional audiological services, including comprehensive audiological evaluation, hearing aid selection and issuance, and aural rehabilitation for clients: 10 months through geriatrics. Currently, Dr. Dinkes is part of the Vasculitis Center and Jerome L. Greene Sjögren’s Syndrome Center at Johns Hopkins. She is the Maryland State Cohort for the Audiology Project.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Allison McGrath, Au.D. received her undergraduate degree and clinic doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from James Madison University. Dr. McGrath is a pediatric audiologist with the Johns Hopkins Division of Audiology in Baltimore and Lutherville-Timonium, where she has been employed since 2016. Dr. McGrath also acts as an off-campus supervisor for rotating Au.D. students. She has a certificate of clinical competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), where she currently serves as the Maryland audiology member on the Committee of Ambassadors.
Allegany Hearing & Balance
Chrissy Lemley, Au.D is a graduate of West Virginia University’s Au.D program. Dr. Lemley served as the lead audiologist in an ENT practice in Bridgeport, West Virginia for three years before working at Allegany Hearing and Balance (AHB), a private practice in Western MD. She is currently a co-owner of the practice, which has 2 locations and 7 providers. Dr. Lemley has served on several committees with ADA including the Early Career Professional Committee (served as chair from 2018-2020). Chrissy is also a preceptor and adjunct assistant professor for West Virginia University where she has taught a vestibular evaluation and management lab and an audiology business management course.
Audiology Associates Inc.
Melissa Segev, Au.D. received her undergraduate degree from Towson University and her clinical doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Segev is the co-owner of Audiology Associates Inc. and is a Maryland native who grew up in Baltimore. She has been on the board of the Maryland Academy of Audiology since 2008 serving as president, convention chair, and currently is a member at large.
Audiology Associates, Inc.
Niki Razeghi, Au.D. received both her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014 and 2018. She has experience working in a hospital setting and in private practice. She currently works at Audiology Associates and services patients in the DC office on New Mexico Avenue. In addition to being a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Dr. Razeghi is an American Board of Audiology (ABA) certified audiologist and has a certificate of clinical competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D. earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and her Doctor of Audiology degree from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. After graduation, Alicia joined the hearing aid and cochlear implant teams at Mayo Clinic before moving back to Maryland and opening her own private practice, Designer Audiology, LLC. Dr. Spoor is currently the Advocacy Chair for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and Past-President of ADA and MAA.