2017 Board of Governors

The ABA is governed by a Board comprised of eight audiologists elected by ABA certificants, one Public Representative, the ABA Certification Manager, and one audiologist appointed by the allied American Academy of Audiology, who both serve the Board in an ex officio, non-voting capacity.

Board of Governors

ABA Board of Governors Meet in Reston, Virginia, for their 2016 Annual Board Meeting

From left: Virginia Ramachandran, Jenne Tunnell, Deborah Hayes, Robert Traynor (Chair), Meagan Lewis, Ed Harless, Dennis Van Vliet, Shelley Moats, Donna Gassie, Angela Pond.


  • Robert (Bob) M. Traynor, EdD, MBA — Chair (Bio)Robert (Bob) M. Traynor
  • Board Certified in Audiology
  • Audiology Associates of Greeley, Inc.
  • 4675 West 20th Street Road, Unit A
  • Greeley, CO
  • traynordr@gmail.com
  • Jennifer (Jenne) Tunnell, AuD — Vice Chair (Bio)Jennifer (Jenne) Tunnell
  • Board Certified in Audiology, PASC
  • Mayo Clinic Health System, Audiology Direct
  • Mankato, MN
  • tunnell.jennifer@mayo.edu
  • Meagan P. Lewis, AuD — Immediate Past Chair (Bio)Meagan P. Lewis, AuD
  • Board Certified in Audiology, CISC
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • melewis@wakehealth.edu
Edwin Harless
Deborah Hayes, PhD
  • Angela S. Pond, AuD (Bio)Angela Pond
  • Board Certified in Audiology
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Portland, OR
  • hearwell@mac.com


Dennis Van Vliet




  • Natalie Rogers
  • Certification Manager
  • American Board of Audiology®
  • Reston, VA
  • 1.800.881.5410 (toll free)
  • nrogers@audiology.org
Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD


Student Academy of Audiology Liaison


Joshua Huppert
  • Doctor of Audiology Student
  • Pacific University
  • Forest Grove, OR


CLOSED: American Board of Audiology Seeks Candidates for 2018 Leadership Positions

This is your opportunity to help lead the American Board of Audiology – an independent credentialing organization dedicated to advancing the profession of audiology. By participating in this process, you will positively impact the future of your profession and ABA.

Open Board of Governor Positions

Two (2) positions – Three-year term commencing January 1, 2018


If you are an ABA certificant in good standing -- Board Certified in Audiology or Specialty Certified (Cochlear Implants or Pediatric Audiology) – for at least two years as of May 2, 2017, the Nominations Committee strongly encourages submitting a self-nomination, or if you know of a qualified individual with leadership potential, feel free to forward to the ABA their information so that we may invite them to complete a 2018 Application for the ABA Board of Governors.

Step 1 — Complete the Application for the ABA Board of Governors

Step 2 — Forward your completed application, typed in MS Word format, and a current curriculum vitae / resume, to Meagan Lewis, AuD, CISC, Immediate Past Chair, ABA Board of Governors, melewis@wakehealth.edu.

Selection Timetable

May 2, 2017 - Nominations open for 2018 ABA Board of Governors

May 19 - Deadline to submit applications

May 30 - Slate of officers and directors ratified by ABA Board of Governors

July 31 - August 14 - Slate presented to current ABA certificants for voting

October 2- New 2018 ABA Board of Governors announced