Meet the Team

It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a small army to run Virginia Hands & Voices! The Board of Directors is comprised of parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children as well as professionals in the field. Below are the four current officers of our organization: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer. There are many more volunteers running our events, communications, fundraising, etc., and we are always looking for people willing to lend their time and talent. Don't you want to be part of what makes this organization great?  

Terese 'Teri' Urban



Parent of a deaf child

Montpelier, Virginia




Jackie Einsig


Vice Chair

Parent of a unilateral deaf child

Richmond, Virginia

Halley Coyne



Parent of a hard of hearing child

Alexandria, Virginia




Gianina Thornton



Parent of two deaf children

Henrico, Virginia



Valerie Abbott


Marketing & Communications

Parent of a hard of hearing teen

Henrico, Virginia

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