The Hearing and Speech Agency of Baltimore (HASA)
During the past year, Erin Stauder led the agency to build strategic partnerships with key leaders across the city, working to raise awareness and develop programs to increase access to care for people with communications disorders.
Now, HASA works closely with Baltimore HEARS and head and neck physician Frank Lin of Johns Hopkins University to build a new care model for individuals with hearing loss from the community. It is a shift from medical-based care to community-based care. And this past fall, Stauder’s team answered a request by the YMCA of Central Maryland and screened more than 500 children in three weeks to identify early or at-risk cases.