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Meet Our Audiologist and Office team

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Dr. Rosario Saad, Clinical Director

Rosario Saad joined our practice in June 2021 as our incoming clinical director.

She has been a clinical audiologist for 18 years throughout metro Philadelphia, PA and Ft. Worth, TX, specializing in adult diagnostics, hearing aids and vestibular disorders within ENT and private practice.

Dr. Saad graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Audiology from the College of New Jersey and completed her Doctorate of Audiology in 2006 from the University of Florida.

Dr. Saad is a third generation hearing healthcare provider that has a patient centered approach to her services. Her primary desire is to provide her patients with a better quality of life through improved hearing and communication.

When Dr. Saad isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the shore and trying new recipes.

Melissa Dwornick, HIS

Melissa Dwornick joined Associates in Hearing HealthCare in the summer of 2003 as a patient care coordinator. She has been involved in many aspects of the practice over the years and in the fall of 2011 entered the Hearing Instrument Specialist program at Burlington County College. She graduated in the fall of 2014 and is now working full time as a hearing aid dispenser.

Ms. Dwornick enjoys working with both children and adults and is very interested in assistive technology. She is frequently invited to community groups and health fairs to speak about the signs, prevention and treatment options of hearing loss as well as hearing aids and assistive technology.

Taylor Chesnet, AuD

Taylor Chesnet joined Associates in Hearing Healthcare in 2020 as a fourth year extern. Prior to joining the practice, she worked in a variety of settings throughout Pennsylvania including private practices, university clinics, and ENT offices. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences at the University of Connecticut and will receive her Doctorate of Audiology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in May 2021.

Taylor’s primary interests include diagnostics, hearing aids, and cochlear implants for the adult and the elderly population. She loves having the opportunity to make a positive impact on her patient’s lives through better hearing. When Taylor is not working, you can find her reading, fishing, or hiking with her two dogs. She currently resides in Philadelphia with her family.

Taylor Zavodnick, AuD, CCC-A

Taylor received her Doctor of Audiology degree in May 2021 from Salus University. Her undergraduate degree was completed at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2016 with a minor in Deaf Studies. Taylor completed her fourth-year externship at Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute in Jacksonville, Florida where she worked with adults providing hearing healthcare services such as hearing exams, vestibular evaluations, working with cochlear implants, and more. When she is not working, Taylor loves to spend time with her family and friends, cuddle her dogs, attend Philadelphia Eagles games, and watch Disney movies.

Christina Keyser, AuD

Christina received her Doctor of Audiology degree in May 2021 from Northeast Ohio Audiology Consortium (NOAC).  She completed her undergraduate degree at West Chester University of Pennsylvania receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2016. Christina completed her externship at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation in Edison, NJ. During her externship, she worked with both adults and pediatrics providing a variety of hearing healthcare services. She particularly enjoys completing audiologic evaluations and providing hearing aid services. Outside of work, Christina enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and reading.

Marla Durand, AuD

Marla Durand joined Associates in Hearing Healthcare in 2021. Previously, Dr. Durand worked at an ENT practice in North Jersey where she specialized in pediatric through geriatric diagnostics, hearing aids, and vestibular disorders. She completed her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and received her Doctorate of Audiology from Montclair State University.

Dr. Durand attends numerous conferences and workshops to remain up to date on current evidence-based research and technological advancements. Her various clinical rotations have given her valued experience working with patients of all populations and age groups, aiding them through diagnostic testing, rehabilitation and counselling. She has special interest in fitting patients with hearing aids to improve their quality of life through improved communication abilities. Dr. Durand is a licensed audiologist in the State of New Jersey and holds her certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

When Dr. Durand is not seeing patients, she enjoys playing her musical instruments, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Office Staff

Jon Ayes
Practice Owner

Jon Ayes joined Associates in Hearing HealthCare in July of 2014 as Director of Operations. He became practice owner in November 2018. Jon brings 25 years of experience in managing health care practices in a manner that enhances patient experiences. When not working, Jon enjoys family time and a good golf game.

Jennifer Winters
Director of Operations

Jennifer joined Associates in Hearing Healthcare upon moving to New Jersey in November 2004, beginning as a Patient Care Coordinator and eventually moving into her current position as Director of Operations. Jennifer has expanded her skills from answering phones and scheduling patients to working with the Practice Owner on programs to enhance our patient’s care and experience. When she is not working, Jennifer can usually be found in her kitchen working on her aspiration to be the next Ina Garten.

Nicole Grippi
Practice Development Representative 

Nicole joined Associates In Hearing HealthCare in December of 2015 as a patient care coordinator. In 2017 she advanced to Practice Development Representative. Her primary responsibility is to raise awareness about hearing healthcare to local physicians, healthcare providers and the community through outreach and health fairs. Her free time is spent with her husband jumping from field to field watching their son’s baseball and daughter softball games.

Leslie Lotierzo
Patient Outreach Specialist 

Leslie joined Associates In Hearing HealthCare in July 2010 as a Patient Care Coordinator. In December 2018 she became the Practice Outreach Representative, Her primary responsibility is to follow up with are our patients, ensuring that the services they receive are optimal. Leslie is known world-wide for her glorious nails and wonderful laugh.

Desiree Martin
Patient Care Coordinator

Desiree joined the practice in November of 2017 as a Patient Care Coordinator. She particularly enjoys the patient interaction and sense of helping people that her position provides. Desiree spends time in both the Barrington and Marlton offices and is more than happy to help find a convenient date and time for your appointment.

Alexandra Mays Ford
Patient Care Coordinator

Alex joined the practice in the Fall of  2019 as a Patient Care Coordinator. When she is not in the office, she also performs for American Historical Theatre and Historic Philadelphia as a First-Person Interpreter portraying Ona Judge and Rosa Parks. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter and friends and family.

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