National Cued Speech Association

Board of Directors

The NCSA is run by a membership-elected board comprising officers, directors, and regional representatives. Board members serve a three-year term in each position, and may not exceed two terms in any one position. Please feel free contact any of them for more information about Cued Speech or the NCSA, as well as information about local support in your area.


  • President:   Anne Huffman
  • 1st Vice President:   Ben Lachman
  • 2nd Vice President:   Penny Hakim
  • Treasurer:   Suhad Keblawi
  • Secretary:   Claire Klossner
  • Public Relations:   Rob McIntosh
  • Community Engagement Officer:   Amy Crumrine


  • Academic Advisory Chair:   Dr. Polly Earl
  • Camps / Affiliates:   Nicole Dugan
  • Government Liaison:   Jill Keblawi
  • Marketing:   Charles Musser
  • Organizations Liaison:   Dr. Kelly Crain
  • Outreach:   Suhad Keblawi
  • Representatives:   Angela Laptewicz

Regional Representatives

  • Capital
    (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC):  
    Rachel McAnallen and Maureen Bellamy

    Rachel can be contacted at:   Maureen can be contacted at:  
  • Great Lakes
    (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin):  
    Nicole Frye
  • Gulf Coast
    (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama):  
    John Veazey
  • Mid-Atlantic
    (Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee):  
    Andy Payonk
  • Midwest
    (Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri):  

  • New England
    (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont):  
    Suzanne Flint
  • Northeast
    (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio):  

  • Rocky Mountain
    (Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming):  
    Holly Steinke
  • South
    (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands):  
    Lisa Gavin
  • Southwest
    (Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona):  
    Hannah Mann
  • Upper Plains
    (Montana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota):  
    Kitri Kyllo
  • West
    (California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington):  
    Sara Sizemore and Vance Deatherage

    Sarah can be contacted at:   Vance can be contacted at:  


  • Executive Director:   Sarina Roffe (New York)
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  • Cue for You Transliterating Services - CLT Services
  • Help families in need for Cued Speech camps by donating to the Deaf Children's Literacy Project
  • iBooks - Cued Speech
  • Nuby, Inc - High Quality, Chemical Free Baby Products
  • Deaf Childrens Literacy Project champions literacy and phonetics for families of deaf and hard of hearing children
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