President Elect

Rachel A. Magann Faivre, Au.D.Rachel A. Magann Faivre, Au.D.

Candidate: President-Elect

Current Position: Transition period from clinic director to owner of ASH Audiology

Education:

  • Au.D., Northern Illinois University
  • B.S. Zoology, University of Oklahoma

Professional Activities/Honors:

  • ADA Board Treasurer & Director-at-Large (2018-Present)
  • The Audiology Project (TAP) Board Director-at-Large (2019-Present)
  • Adult Clinic Director, Hearts for Hearing, Oklahoma (2014-2020)
  • The Mine Entrepreneur & Social Impact Fellowship (2019-2020)
  • Audiology Externship Program, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota (2013-2014)
  • ADA Advocacy Committee, Fly-in Attendee, and MAASA Supporter (2013-Present)
  • ADA Mentor to Student Members (2015-Present)
  • ADA Student Advocacy Chair (2013-2014)
  • AAA Learning Modules and BEST Committees (2016-2017)
  • SAA Student Advocacy Committee (2012)
  • SAA Advocacy Chair, Northern Illinois University (2010-2013)
  • Hearing Loop Research Presentation, International Hearing Loop Conference, England (2013)
  • Brazil Heart of Hearing Mission Trip, Northern Illinois University (2012)
  • Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist, CAOHC (2012-2017)
  • Audigy Group Student Business and Leadership Program (2014)
  • Fellow, Academy of Doctors of Audiology (2014-Present)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Audiology (2014-Present)

Honors:

  • ADA’s Student Business Plan Competition Winner (2013)
  • ADA’s Student Advocacy Award (2014)
  • Best Audiologist, The Oklahoman Reader’s Choice Winner (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Bronze Mayo Quality Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2013

Position Statement:

I feel honored to be considered for President-Elect of ADA, an organization that motivates and supports audiologists to be autonomous professionals in any setting. Running a business has been my passion from the beginning, and that dream has become a reality as I embark now on my own business ownership ventures. My career unexpectedly began by working in a non-profit clinic where I was able to utilize my business acumen in non-traditional ways. As the Director of Hearts for Hearing’s Adult Clinic, in a five year period I oversaw a sevenfold increase in revenue growing from $300K to $3 million this past year, a sixfold increase in patients served, a team of two grow to thirteen, and one clinic expand to five. I feel especially appreciative that ADA supports and values all of its members, even those outside of the typical private practice setting.

As an audiologist, I have been involved at many levels within various audiology associations, manufacturers and buying groups, and student and patient organizations. I believe communication and collaboration with all audiologists and our partners, when possible, is key in order to achieve common initiatives and goals. With my passion for working within these groups, I believe I will be an effective facilitator in discussions regarding important issues, including: passage of legislation, inclusion and diversity, navigating the future of OTC, changes in reimbursement coverage, protecting autonomy, shaping telehealth and licensure compacts, addressing disparities with student debt, salaries (entry-level compensation), and educational standards.

With the everchanging landscape of professional issues, I believe my ability to adapt and find creative solutions to our audiology concerns will help move ADA’s strategic plan forward. Many hands make light work, and together, with our diverse backgrounds and experiences, we can drive powerful and lasting change. ADA has always led the pack with grace and vision. Its dedicated board and exceptional members are the best team anyone could ask for, and I feel blessed to be a part of it.

Thank you for your consideration.