Advisory Board

Vint Cerf

Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President, Chief Internet Evangelist for Google

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. Cerf has held positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, Stanford University, UCLA and IBM. Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and was founding president of the Internet Society. He was appointed to the US National Science Board in 2013.

Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” he received the U.S. National Medal of Technology in 1997, the Marconi Fellowship in 1998 and the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004. In November 2005, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in April 2008 the Japan Prize and in March 2013, the Queen Elizabeth II Prize for Engineering.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and AAAS, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Computer History Museum and the National Academy of Engineering.

Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA and holds 21 honorary degrees from universities around the world.

April 11, 2013                                                                        


Erik K. Grimmelmann, Ph.D.

Vice Chairman and Executive Director, New York Technology Council 

Erik K. Grimmelmann is currently Vice Chairman and Executive Director of the New York Technology Council, a non-profit industry association whose mission is to support the growth of the New York Technology Industry.  Erik has over 30 years of experience in information technologies including 12 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories.  He has held executive positions at established companies including AT&T (where he served as Internet Strategist staring in 1991) and Dun & Bradstreet and the positions of CIO and CTO at a number of startups including one founded by IBM, Intel, and AT&T.

He has served as a White House technology advisor and on panels of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council and the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.  In addition he has served on the boards of numerous industry organizations including the National Information Infrastructure Testbed, the Information Industry Association, and the New York Software Industry Association.

Dr. Grimmelmann holds a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.S. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan.  He completed his post-doctoral study at Bell Labs and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  In addition he has completed executive education programs at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.

Associate Professor Dimity Dornan AM

PhD UQ, HonDUniv USQ, BSpThy, FSPAA, CpSp, LSLS Cert AVT


Dimity Dornan AM is a Speech Pathologist with over 45 years of experience, and the Founder and Executive Director of Hear and Say, which enables deaf children to listen and speak. Today Hear and Say provides services for nearly 600 children and families.

 Dimity has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship (1992), a Member of the Order of Australia (1998) and a Fellow of Speech Pathology Australia (1999). She has also received the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Award of Distinction for Services to Medicine (1999); Australian of the Year for Queensland (2003); Ernst & Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2005); and Suncorp Queenslander of the Year (2010); University of Queensland Alumni of the Year (2011) and most recently was awarded the Telstra Business Women’s Awards Business Woman of the Year for Queensland and White Pages Community and Government Award (2011).

 Dimity also gained her PhD in 2011 from the University of Queensland.  In the same year she received an Honorary Doctorate (Honoris Causa) from the University of Southern Queensland and was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor of the University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

She has also initiated and developed the Ling Consortium, an international consortium of professionals developing and delivering globally recognized University-based courses on listening and spoken language for children with hearing loss.

Dimity Dornan is the immediate past Chair of First Voice, the national voice for member organisations whose primary focus is the provision of listening and spoken language services in  Australia, and is Chair of the Professional Education and Training Committee of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health.

Tjidde Luhrs – Owner, Tjidde! custom inear monitors


Tjidde Luhrs is a specialist in custom in ear monitoring and hearing protection at Tjidde! custom inear monitors , headquartered in The Netherlands. Tjidde spent his childhood surrounded by hearing impaired family understands how hearing technology can impact quality of life. It was the only way to communicate with his mother, for instance. Later on he studied Singing and Piano at the Conservatory in The Netherlands.. Tjidde is also a musician who is very aware of the dangers of regular exposure to loud sounds. His professional expertise and personal life experience inspired him to join the the Advisory Board of Help Them Hear.

Dr. Ken Henry – Director, Professional Hearing and Dizziness Center; PhD.; CCC-A


Dr. Henry is director of Professional Hearing Services & The Dizziness and Balance Center. Professional Hearing Services is a multi-office audiology practice in Northern Virginia with a staff of eleven audiologists. The offices provide comprehensive hearing and vestibular evaluations on pediatric and adult patients.

Dr. Henry is also the supervising audiologist for the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital newborn hearing screening program. He has supervised the testing of over 100,000 newborns and infants in Northern Virginia.

He is clinical faculty for Gallaudet University and Salus University. He is also adjunct faculty at James Madison University and Towson University.

Dr. Henry is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech and Language Hearing Association and serves on several advisory boards including Help Them Hear.

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