Janet DesGeorges

Janet DesGeorges,
H&V Executive Director

Janet DesGeorges lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband Joe and is mom to three daughters, including Sara, who is hard of hearing. She is a co-founder and part of the national/international staff at Hands & Voices, serving as the Executive Director since September 2011, and the Outreach Director from 2005 – 2012. She was previously the Executive Director of the Flagship chapter of Hands & Voices in Colorado for almost 10 years. (Colorado Families for Hands & Voices)

Janet has presented to groups nationwide and internationally about the experiences of families as they journey through life with a child with deafness or hearing loss. Ms. DesGeorges is the author on the chapter for Family Support in the NCHAM e-Book, the co-author of a chapter on Educational Law for Deaf/hh students, and many other publications. She serves on the national faculty for the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) EHDI Learning Collaborative, as well as the Marion Downs Center Advisory, co-chairs the CDC Parent-to-Parent Committee, and chairs the NCHAM Parent Advisory Committee.  Ms. DesGeorges received a program certificate from the MCH Public Health Leadership Institute in 2011 at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  Her areas of interest include Leadership Development for parents who participate in systemic improvement; Deaf Education Reform and Improvement; Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Systems; Quality Improvement Methods; Transition periods in the lives of Deaf/HH children.

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