Hearing Wellness Organization Board of Directors
President - Margaret M. (Peg) Sass-Simon MA CCC-A
Peg Simon spent the first part of her career working with a group of Ear, Nose and Throat surgeons. Her diagnostic and hearing instrument experience with the doctors helped round out the education she received after attaining her masters degree in Audiology from Central Michigan University in 1985. Feeling a need to find a better business solution to help all people with hearing loss, Peg established the Hearing Wellness Center in 2004. Inspired by the founders of Hearing Wellness Organization, her business brought the "Loop America" initiative to her local area. Since then, the Hearing Wellness Center has looped over forty buildings in the community.
Industry Advocate - Terry Simon
Terry Simon received his Industrial Engineering Degree from Michigan State University and worked his way through the engineering discipline into product and business development. He is credited with developing 35 product lines that gross over $100,000,000 in sales every year. Terry has nine patents and one software copyright in his name and has launched three successful companies. He is the creator of the induction loops systems manufactured by inLOOP and coauthor of the Commercial Induction Loop Training program provided by Hearing Wellness Organization.
Personal Mission Statement - When I was introduced to hearing loops I was awed by the value these simple devices provided to people that were hard of hearing. What started as a volunteer project to provide better hearing in our community has become a rewarding business. I am blessed to make a living helping people hear better.
Industry Advocate - John P. Gongalski
An award winning soccer career in high school provided John a scholarship to Trinity International University of Chicago where he studied Business Management. In his seven years at FedEx he has worked in many capacities, completed the Management Training program and received numerous awards in areas of service, safety and leadership. John has assisted in numerous location restructures and participated in route design and development. In addition to what he has learned about logistics, teamwork and management in his career, he has been involved in developing and branding an internet based product line in his spare time. John is the Community Advocate serving on the Board of Directors for Hearing Wellness Organization
Personal Mission Statement - I've recently been introduced to the loop industry, and have quickly become passionate about serving a great cause. I am excited to spread awareness to the nation, provide hearing assistance, and ultimately help people achieve the quality of life they deserve. I have ten years of experience serving the community through the local church in areas of music, missions, youth ministries and homeless ministries. My family had a large part in developing awareness of care services in West Michigan for people with special needs, and also owned and operated several adult foster care homes for over 20 years. Growing up in that atmosphere has taught me a lot about life, and the importance of serving the community, especially those with impairments and disabilities. I believe Hearing Wellness Organization will do great things for West Michigan and beyond. I am blessed to be a part of this movement.
Industry Advocate - Scott w. Peyton
Scott Peyton is a 15 year veteran in the Army Corps of Engineers. During this time he built, advised, and facilitated major construction projects and techniques throughout Europe and the United States. He holds a Masters degree in Business from Webster University, and several undergraduate degrees from Drury College. Scott has worked as the Executive Director of a local deaf and hard of hearing non-profit service organization and is proficient in the design and installation of induction loop systems. He has spent thousands of hours facilitating training sessions in topics ranging from psychodynamics to advanced project management.
Community Advocate - Frank P. Marczak, Ed.D
Community Advocate - Kristi Crowe
Providing Infinite Solutions to the Hearing Industry
Loop Retail Sales
In The News:
Jan 14, 2010
A Champion For The Hard Of Hearing - People Magazine
Sertomans In The Loop! -
Sertoma Quarterly Publication
September 01, 2010
Hearing Aids Get In The Loop - AARP Bulletin
July 02, 2010
Looping America -