Meet our 2021 Inner Circle Advisory Board

We’re so excited to announce our new 2021 Inner Circle Advisory Board, who represent a variety of practice sizes and backgrounds. They will be essential in developing new initiatives and helping us expand our exclusive Inner Circle programs and services. They will also be available to you as key influencers for all Inner Circle topics.

The 2021 Inner Circle Advisory Board Members are:

Katie Bessent
Denton Hearing Health Care

Fun fact
I love to read. My goal is to read 35 books in 2021.
Business tip
Adapt and innovate to make your practice stand out from others
Phone
(940) 387-0550
Email
katie.bessent@gmail.com

Megan Gerhart
ENT & Allergy of Delaware

Fun fact
My husband was born and raised in Paris, and we are having fun raising our two children in a bilingual, bicultural household.
Business tip
Be tolerant with yourself and build upon the lessons you learned in 2020.
Phone
(302) 998-0300
Email
mgerhart@entad.org

Darcy Henrikson
M.O.S.A. Audiology Services & Hearing Aid Centers

Fun fact
I have a 10-year-old Golden Retriever and love to knit and crochet.
Business tip
Focus on individual patient care
Phone
(734) 718-9526
Email
dhenrikson@mosaaudiology.com

Robert Jester
Jesters Hearing Aid Center Inc.

Fun fact
I have six grandchildren. I’m also an avid fisherman and enjoy spending time relaxing by my koi pond.
Business tip
Make 2021 a better year than 2020!
Phone
(909) 226-1486
Email
jestershearing@verizon.net

Gary Johnson
Advanced Hearing Group

Fun fact
I started playing ice hockey in my mid 30’s as result of my oldest son’s interest in the game while living in the desert.
Business tip
The culture of the office is more important than almost anything else. If you have the buy-in and loyalty from your staff, your patients will enjoy the experience at the office even if the outcomes are not exactly what they want. If your employees know you have their backs and best interest, they will treat your business as if it is their own.
Phone
(203) 232-1636
Email
gary@advancedhearinggroup.com

Elizabeth Pickett
Premier Medical Group

Fun fact
I like to bake!
Business tip
Be creative!
Phone
(251) 470-8874
Email
epickett@premiermedicalgrp.com

Marie Ryan
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center

Fun fact
My favorite area of audiology is working with the elderly, specifically in the nursing homes. This doesn’t seem to be too common!
Business tip
Be flexible! What you may have planned for may not be possible!
Phone
(716) 885-8318
Email
mryan@askbhsc.org

Amy Suhumskie
Lakeside Allergy ENT

Fun fact
I have 5 cats we adopted after fostering them. We are called “foster fails” since we couldn’t let them go once we fell in love!
Business tip
Focus on patient-centric care and behavior.
Phone
(972) 771-5443
Email
amys@lakesideallergyent.com

Kira VonBlon
Northside ENT

Fun fact
I have a zoo at my house: 2 dogs, 3 cats, 18 rabbits, 1 mouse, and we rent a llama.
Business tip
Use Phonak’s free database mailers to touch your database throughout the year. Free advertising!
Phone
(317) 705-2702
Email
kvonblon@northsideent.com

We would also like to thank the 2020 Advisory Board members who helped to shape so many of our current programs.