Hear Alberta Team

Hear Alberta Team

The staff of Hear Alberta are a knowledgeable, approachable team dedicated to education, problem-solving and client service.

Alison Stutz, Chief Executive Officer

Alison has worked with non-profit organizations for over 25 years and brings a wealth of experience in both strategic leadership and operational management.  Alison has a proven record as a leader and brings excellent experience in community-based programs, social enterprise, resource development, community engagement, communications and most importantly for the Board, strategic alliances.  Alison understands the critical importance of communication and collaboration within our communities and is committed to establishing positive working relationships and partnerships with service providing agencies, funders, allied organizations, and other community groups.

Kathy Harrison, Accessibility Services Manager

Kathy originally joined Deaf and Hear Alberta on a maternity cover-off in July of 2011.  Deaf & Hear Alberta was very fortunate to have her stay on a permanent basis.

Kathy is the face and the voice of Deaf and Hear Alberta, greeting clients as they come in and solving problems for equipment users.  Prior to coming to Deaf & Hear Alberta, Kathy worked in customer service, and so brings her extensive set of customer service skills with her.

Kathy is learning American Sign Language so as to be able to communicate at least the basics with the Deaf community.

Sharron Nixon, Hearing Services Manager

Sharron has resided in Calgary since she was a young girl.  Sharron has two wonderful children – her daughter is living in Sydney, Australia, and her son is in Calgary and happily still home for a little longer.  She also has 2 dogs – a mature Shitzu, and a young beagle.  Needless to say, the house is never dull!

Sharron worked at Diabetes Canada for 10 years, working mostly in the residential door to door campaign position. She has also worked on some fun events, such as third-party fundraisers and a ball tournament.  Sharron has involved many volunteers over the years and finds them to be a joy to work with.

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