Executive Committee

 

 
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Jaime A.B. Wilson, PhD

PRESIDENT

Dr. Wilson received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT and completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Wilson resides in Olympia, WA with his wife (a registered nurse who is also deaf) and three children.

Jaime A.B. Wilson is a licensed neuropsychologist in full-time private practice inside and outside of Washington State. Wilson Clinical Services, PLLC. provides an array of psychological health care services to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and blind individuals across the State of Washington. Born with a profound hearing loss, Dr. Wilson grew up wearing bilateral hearing aids and primarily communicated using spoken language, although he is also an American Sign Language user. To learn more about Dr. Wilson, click here.


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Kyle DeCarlo, MPP

VICE PRESIDENT

Kyle DeCarlo is a TED Global Fellow and Managing Founder of the Deaf Health Initiative.The Deaf Health Initiative (DHI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization bringing together organizations, policy makers, and world renown researchers to address social and health issues which negatively impact the global Deaf community. He is a recent graduate of the Dept. Health Policy & Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he studied public policy.  Deaf since birth, Kyle communicates through combination of sign language and spoken English.


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Sarah Hein, MS, BSN, RN

SECRETARY

Sarah Hein graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2015 with her BSN. She is currently a registered nurse at Henry Ford Health System in the Metro Detroit area. She currently is attending the University of Michigan for the family nurse practitioner program. Her other career goals include working in emergency/trauma medication, training to be a flight nurse and going on medical mission trips. She recently set up a local nonprofit organization, along with other Deaf medical professionals, to encourage deaf and hard of hearing students to pursue medical and science degrees and promote good health in the Deaf community.

Previously, she attended the University of Michigan, where she was awarded a bachelor’s in Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Sciences. While attending Loyola University of Chicago, she earned a Masters in Neuroscience.

Ms. Hein has a severe-profound hearing loss and wears bilateral hearing aids. Sarah utilizes American Sign Language and is proud to be part of Deaf culture. She hopes to help tear down some of the obstacles and barriers that are preventing Deaf/HOH people from receiving adequate healthcare. She believes that AMPHL is a rewarding organization and hopes that more people reach out to AMPHL for networking and/or help in their careers.


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Keiko Kamiya, BSc

Treasurer

Having grown up in a Japanese-Mexican household, Keiko Kamiya communicates orally in Spanish, Japanese and English. She was born with a severe-profound hearing loss and has been wearing bilateral hearing aids since age 5. Keiko graduated from California State University of Northridge, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. After working in various industries, she decided to pursue nursing and completed her Pre-Nursing program at Portland State University. Her medical field of interest is cardiology, where she obtained her National Certification in EKG. Keiko volunteered at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, working in several departments such as chemotherapy, dietetics, and post-surgery to assist and facilitate translation between medical staff and patients.

As a strong advocate for raising hearing loss awareness and accessibility, Ms. Kamiya became a board member of the Hearing Loss Association of America and served in the Outreach Committee as Treasurer for the organization. She attended the HLAA Annual Convention in Rhode Island 2012 and became inspired when she heard about the expansion of looping systems. She was driven to obtain her Advanced Hearing Loop System certifications, trained with major companies such as Contacta and ListenTech, and has professionally installed many permanent and temporary loop systems in senior retirement centers, entertainment venues, residences and other facilities. To this day, Keiko works as a Creative Director for HotEerz that market assistive listening devices. She recently published an article in “The Hearing Loss Californian” to educate public awareness of looping technology. In order to further promote the expansion of loop systems, she looped several comedic venues to attract both young and old, to hear and laugh again. She hopes that with the looping technology, she can provide better accessibility for people, thereby eliminating the social stigma of hearing loss.

Keiko currently resides in San Bernardino, CA. In her spare time she enjoys charcoal drawing, embossed foil arts, outdoors activities, music, and traveling. She is innately curious in many things and strives to be a constant learner in all aspects.