“Who are we? We are parents of ASL signers, cued speech users, parents of kids with cochlear implants, and people who have common interests connected through the community of deafness.
Nobby Ledoux – President
Lives in Kensington with his wife Abby. He’s also a deaf dad of a 3.5-year old daughter, Elise. They both wear hearing aids! The Ledoux family uses the Bi-Bi approach for communication — ASL voice off, or spoken. Nobby was born profoundly deaf, but was late-diagnosed at 3 years old. As he often says… “been there done that”. Nobby feels that he should be there as a role model to show other Deaf/HH kids that you can do whatever you put your mind to!
Meredith Pool – Vice President
Lives in Exeter with her husband Jason. They have teenage twin sons who are hard of hearing. Both wear very colorful hearing aids and are eager to share their experience! They mostly use spoken language to communicate with supplemental sign. Meredith is an Occupational Therapist who works in Early Supports and Services. She’s had the joy of working with many children who are Deaf/HH. She brings both a professional and personal viewpoint to the Hands and Voices community. Her favorite role is attending Hands and Voices events and connecting with new families.
Ashley Conley – Secretary
Lives in Merrimack with her husband, Mike and son, Myles. Myles is 9 years old and is hard of hearing. He wears hearing aids and uses spoken language for communication. We found out Myles was hard of hearing when he was 4 ½ years old as part of an annual physical. Ashley works in an acute care hospital and is excited to be on the board for New Hampshire Hands & Voices. She found a lot of support in other parents when they were navigating the many options and education plans and hopes to provide support to other families.
Pam Lovejoy – Board Member
Pam Lovejoy is a board member of New Hampshire Hands & Voices. She has a Master’s degree in Deaf Education and Early Childhood Education from Gallaudet University. She works at Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, coordinating the Education and Resource Center which provides services for families and their children who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind statewide. She strongly believes in the mission of Hands & Voices, supporting all families regardless of their communication choices.
“Deafness isn’t the opposite of hearing, it’s a silence full of sound.”
PO Box 4
Stratham, NH USA 03885