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.

    Tricia Cratty –  Vice President of Institutional Advancement

    Tricia Cratty leads a team of marketing, communications, and development professionals in sharing the Center’s life-changing stories to illustrate how the Center for Sight and Hearing is the regional leader in vision and hearing services. In addition to having served as the Director of Development and the Director of Marketing at Rock Valley College, Tricia served as the Vice President of a Marketing/Communications firm for fifteen years. She has produced numerous award-winning marketing campaigns and projects for a wide range of business to business and consumer products. She drove results for clients in a variety of industries including: healthcare, higher education, financial and legal services, aerospace, manufacturing, municipal, and not-for-profits.

    Tricia earned an Associate Degree from Rock Valley College, Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and spent a year studying abroad at Stirling University, Scotland. A lifelong resident of northern Illinois, Tricia has served on numerous boards and committees, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

    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.

    Dr. Jon Russell – Optometrist

    Jon Russell joined the Center for Sight and Hearing in 1994 as a Low Vision Optometrist. Prior to joining CSH, he practiced for 10 years in Macon, Missouri and then in Marengo, Illinois at the Vision Center. In addition to routine eye exams, he also provides complete eye care to difficult-to-test children and adults and travels to our satellite offices to accommodate low visions patients in northern Illinois. He and CSH strive to reduce barriers for individuals and their families to receive appropriate vision care by making exams and low vision aids accessible. Dr. Russell is an active member of the Marengo Lions and volunteers at St. Vincent of Paul. He earned his Doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1981.

    Dr. Cindy Cesar – Optometrist

    Cindy Cesar joined the Center for Sight and Hearing in 2019 as a bi-lingual Low Vision Optometrist. Prior to joining CSH, she completed field work in Peru, Nicaragua, Boston, MA, and Bethel, VT. Her work was focused on comprehensive eye exams and treatment of eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Bioscience and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA.

    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. 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

    Apart from being an audiologist, Dr. Steven Taddei is also an audio engineer and operates a recording studio in the Chicagoland area. His research findings related to wireless technologies and hearing aids have been presented at national conferences. Dr. Taddei applies his experience in acoustics, audio signal processing, and research to improve outcomes for hearing aid users. Since joining CSH in 2017, his focus is to increase hearing health awareness to minimize the risk of hearing damage from everyday activities. Dr. Taddei obtained his Doctor of Audiology from Northern Illinois University and his Bachelor of Arts in audio arts and acoustics from Columbia College Chicago.