Our Staff 2017-12-03T01:25:51+00:00

The Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, the only non-profit agency of its kind on Vancouver Island, provides leadership, innovative solutions and services through engaging and educating communities, strengthening families, and fighting isolation.

Our staff includes audiologists, interpreters, sign language experts, speech-reading professionals and more. We work together to help bridge communication gaps, improve hearing health and connect individuals with meaningful employment opportunities.

Our Team

VICTORIA

Denise Robertson
Denise RobertsonExecutive Director
Denise Robertson joined IDHHC as Executive Director in June 2012 with a background of 20 years program and fund development on Vancouver Island.
Leslee Scott
Leslee ScottManager of Community Services
Leslee Scott came to IDHHC as Manager of Community Services in 2015 from Kelowna where she worked for 20 years as Rehabilitation Counselor.  She has worked with Deaf and hard of hearing persons in various roles since 1980.
Susanne Harnden
Susanne HarndenCommunity Outreach
Susanne Harnden joined IDHHC as a Community Outreach Worker in May 2011 and is very involved with Deaf Community in Victoria.
Chandra McAllister
Chandra McAllisterEmployment Services
Chandra McAllister started with IDHHC 2 years ago and comes with 16 + years of employment services and health and wellness experience.
Ruth Wilson
Ruth WilsonEmployment Services
Ruth Wilson started with IDHHC 5 years ago and worked the previous 20 years in the Employment Program and Services field, as well as being a Community Volunteer in all areas of non-profit for over 30 years.
Dr. Donald MacAskill, AuD
Dr. Donald MacAskill, AuDAudiologist
Dr. Donald MacAskill is a registered Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Practitioner with over 28 years of Audiology experience working with the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.  He has worked for IDHHC for two and a half years.
Szilvia Korda
Szilvia KordaCommunications Associate
Szilvia Korda joined the team as Communications Associate in June 2016 and has over 20 years of experience as a Communication Health Assistant and is a member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada.  In 2016 she became a certified Speech Reading instructor and facilitates Speech Reading Level 1 and Drop-In classes.
Leah LaRocke
Leah LaRockeInterpreting Coordinator
Leah LaRocke worked at IDHHC in 1997 and returned in January 2017 coordinating interpreting services.  Leah, growing up with a Deaf father, has an exceptional understanding of Deaf culture and the importance of clear, fluid communication.  
Karen Ma
Karen MaAudiologist
Karen Ma, M.Sc., RAUD – joined IDHHC as an Audiologist in October 2017, and is excited to work with everyone in hearing healthcare.

Our Team

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Alex Walker
Alex WalkerCounseling and Social Services
Alexandria Walker has a M.Ed. in Counseling, and is an active AVLIC/WAVLI member.  She has worked for most of her professional life in social services and has been with IDHHC for over 20 years.
Roxanne Beatty
Roxanne BeattyAdministrative & Hearing Health Services Assistant
Roxanne Beatty joined IDHHC as Administrative and Hearing Health Services Assistant in July 2007 bringing 19 years of customer service and administrative assistant experience, and currently provides sound expertise in technical aids.
Janet McDonald
Janet McDonaldEmployment Services
Janet McDonald joined the Employment Services team in May of 2016 with over 7 years in the Employment Services field, B.A. in Psychology and Life Coaching and Career Development training.

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