Board

Board of Directors

Sofia Roller, Au. D.
President (through 2021)

The Hearing Wellness Center, LLC

Sofia Roller, Au.D. received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University where she continued on to achieve her clinical doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.). She worked at a private practice for a few years before assisting with the opening of a new audiology clinic The Hearing Wellness Center, LLC where she currently cares for patients. She is a fellow member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She has previously served as the MAA convention chair (2018-2019) and MAA Member-at-Large, and currently serves as the president of the Maryland Academy of Audiology.

Deirdre Courtney, Au.D.
President Elect (through 2021)

Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA)

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 Audiology Associates, Inc., where she has been since 2018. Prior to working at Audiology Associates, Inc., Dr. Courtney worked for a commercial practice in Rockville, as well as an ENT practice located in Frederick and Hagerstown.

Corinne Richards, Au.D.
Past President (through 2021)

Audiology Associates, Inc.

Corinne Richards, Au.D. received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders 2003 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, and received her doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from Central Michigan University (CMU) in 2007. Dr. Richards currently works at Audiology Associates Inc. Prior to working for Audiology Associates, Inc, Dr. Richards worked for a non-profit clinic in Chicago, IL specializing in pediatrics and educational audiology. Dr. Richards has served as the MAA president and currently sits as the past president.

Gail Linn, Au.D.
Treasurer (through 2021)

Potomac Audiology

Gail Linn, Au.D. earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Northern Iowa. She has a certificate of clinical competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), where she served as Director of Private Practice and Industry for over three years. Dr. Linn currently works at Potomac Audiology. Dr. Linn has served as the treasurer for the MAA board since 2007.

Aimee Kaplan, Au.D.
Secretary (through 2021)

Audiology Associates, Inc.

Aimee Kaplan, Au.D. received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Towson University in 2004; where she went on to earn her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) degree in 2008. Dr. Kaplan has worked in the Audiology Associates, Inc.’s Timonium office since the office opened in 2009. Prior to working at Audiology Associates, Inc., Dr. Kaplan worked for a large ENT practice located in Towson. She currently holds the position of MAA secretary, and was MAA member-at-large from 2016-2019.

Leigh McCarthy, Au.D.
Member at Large (through 2021)

Chesapeake Audiology

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.

Katelyn Leitner, Au.D.
Member at Large (through 2021)

Hearing Assessment Center, LLC

Katelyn “Katie” Leitner, Au.D. earned her clinical doctorate degree (Au.D.) at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a clinical audiologist at a local private practice in the Perry Hall/Nottingham area. Dr. Leitner is also an off-campus supervisor for Towson University graduate audiology students. Dr. Leitner has served as a Member-at-Large for the MAA board since 2019.

Mikayla Abrams, Au.D.
Member at Large (through 2021)

Audiology Associates, Inc.

Mikayla Abrams, Au.D. received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree at the University of Maryland College Park. Dr. Abrams is currently an audiologist at Audiology Associates, Inc. Dr. Abrams has served as a Member-at-Large for the MAA board since 2019.

Melissa Segev, Au.D.
Member at Large (through 2022)

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.

Jennifer Kincaid, Au.D.
Member at Large (through 2022)

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.

Donna Pitts, Au.D.
Member at Large (through 2022)

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.

Non Board Positions

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.

Deirdre Courtney, Au.D.
Convention Chair (2021)

Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA)

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 Audiology Associates, Inc., where she has been since 2018. Prior to working at Audiology Associates, Inc., Dr. Courtney worked for a commercial practice in Rockville, as well as an ENT practice located in Frederick and Hagerstown.

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