Maureen Mall – President

    As president of the Center for Sight & Hearing, Maureen Mall leads the team of specialized experts to fulfill the Center’s mission and strategic goals through her extensive background in business development, healthcare, and nonprofit management. Maureen is a member of the Rockford Noon Lions, the District 1-D Cabinet, and serves on the Adult Low Vision Committee with the Lions of Illinois Foundation.  In addition, she belongs to VisionServe Alliance, a national leadership coalition for organizations who serve the blind, and has held various board and volunteer positions in the community.

    Maureen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Beloit College in Wisconsin and a Master of Science in Law from Champlain College in Vermont. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society and a Lions of Illinois Foundation Fellow.

    Anthony Mirabile – Director of Information Technology

    Anthony Mirabile joined the Center for Sight & Hearing in 1997 as an Assistive Technology Specialist to provide technology assessments & computer and portable device training. His transition into Information Technology Director brought forth the need to evolve and embrace the digital age. Anthony’s passion for technology manifested into managing CSH’s IT infrastructure. Today CSH embodies a well-established ecosystem of technology, including electronic records management, up-to-date security measures across all platforms, and a web & social media strategy.

    Sean Johnson – Vision Rehabilitation Specialist

    Sean Johnson joined the Center for Sight & Hearing as our Vision Rehabilitation Specialist in August of 2019. He teaches patients who are blind, have low vision or who are losing their sight how to navigate safely through their homes and communities, helping them overcome fear, gain confidence and lead active and full lives. He specializes in Orientation and Mobility Training (white cane), which is required for obtaining a leader dog. He also provides training in assistive technology (magnifiers, smart phones), home modifications, and life skills.

    Sean graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Blind Rehabilitation.

    Dr. David Powell – VP of Professional Services & Audiologist

    David Powell, a native of Belvidere, is the Vice President of Professional Services and an Audiologist at the Center for Sight & Hearing. Prior to joining CSH in 2006, he practiced audiology for over 11 years throughout the Chicagoland area. Dr. Powell was awarded the Champion for Children award in 2009 by the Division of Specialized Care for Children and the Outstanding Audiologist Award from the Illinois Department of Human Services in 2011. He and CSH strive to make hearing healthcare accessible by reducing barriers, such as cost and availability for individuals and their families. In doing so, he helped CSH to become one of the first satellite offices in the country to provide cochlear implant mapping services. Dr. Powell is an active member of the Roscoe Lions Club.

    Dr. Powell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Psychology from the University of Iowa-Iowa City, a Master of Arts in Audiology Degree from Louisiana State University, and his Doctor of Audiology from Salus University.

    Dr. Sarah Filer – Audiologist

    Dr. Sarah Filer has been an audiologist at the Center for Sight & Hearing since 2011. She performs hearing exams, hearing aid evaluations and fittings for all ages, however, she has a special interest in pediatric audiology partially due to the wide range of diagnoses in hearing loss of children.

    Dr. Filer earned her Doctorate of Audiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her Bachelor of Science and Education at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, with a minor in music. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Illinois Academy of Audiology.

    Dr. Steve Taddei – Audiologist

    Dr. Steven Taddei is an audiologist and audio engineer, running a recording studio in the Chicagoland area. He applies his experience in acoustics, audio signal processing, and research to improve outcomes for hearing aid users. Since joining CSH in 2017, he focuses on increased hearing health awareness to minimize the risk of hearing damage from everyday activities.

    Dr. Taddei’s research findings related to wireless technologies and hearing aids have been presented at national conferences. He obtained his Doctor of Audiology from Northern Illinois University and his Bachelor of Arts in Audio Arts and Acoustics from Columbia College Chicago.

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