We are an extension of HLAA. In an effort to make hearing loss an issue of concern within our state, we promote the HLAA philosophy of self-help, while specifically addressing the issues of awareness, education, access and employment among people who are hard of hearing.

Executive Committee

  • President: Cynthia Stewart, Olympia
  • Vice President: Vacant
  • Secretary: Warren Weissman, Seattle
  • Treasurer: Bill Collision, Seattle
  • Past President: Warren Weissman, Seattle
  • Director of Advocacy: Cheri Perazzoli, Redmond
    (Trustee, National HLAA Board of Trustees)


  • Sandra Bunning, Renton
  • Kate Jantz-Koprivnik, Olympia
  • Glenda Philio, Renton
  • Karen Utter, Edmonds
  • Larry Wonnacott, Bellingham

Database Manager: Ed Belcher, Kenmore
Equipment Manager: John Allen, Port Orchard
Agency Liaison: Diana Thompson, Bellevue
Sound Waves Editor: Warren Weissman, Seattle
Webmaster: Cynthia Stewart, Olympia
Advisory Board Member: Dr. Kelly Tremblay, Seattle
(Professor, University of Washington and Trustee, National Board of Trustees of HLAA)

Are you interested in being a board member or working with HLAA-WA?

The Nominations Committee of the Washington State Association of HLAA seeks and assesses potential nominees to our Board of Trustees. Trustees are HLAA members who serve for three-year terms and commit to attending Board meetings, assigned committee meetings and selected outreach and advocacy events, requiring some local travel and the regular use of a computer and email.

Please consider applying for membership on our HLAA-WA Board. We also regularly seek volunteers to assist with outreach and advocacy activities, and we have leadership committees related to our various communications tools, fundraising activities and social events. Our Board and committees enable people with hearing loss to share experiences and knowledge with other people with hearing loss, combining enjoyable social interaction with productive learning experiences.

For more information or questions please contact info@hearingloss-wa.org

Thank you for your interest. Click here for our application for Board membership or to express your interest in working with us.

Best regards,
Warren Weissman