Board of Directors and Officers

Ellen Haggerty, Chair and Treasurer, Hearing Rotary Action Group

Has a severe/profound hearing loss since she was four. Given hearing aids and able to graduate from regular public schools, earn a BA at MacMurray College in Mathematics and Economics and Business and a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling. Founder of Idlewild Enterprises, LLC a real estate management company. Member of the Pleasant Valley Rotary Club and the Hudson Valley chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

88 Quarfelt Road, Clinton Corners, NY 12514

Phone: 845-797-1692 USA


Don Bonner, Webmaster, Hearing Rotary Action Group

Member of the Nanaimo Rotary Club, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.



Elaine Saunders, AuD, Director, Hearing Rotary Action Group

Award winning businesswoman, audiologist and academic, awarded Asia’s Leading Woman in Healthcare in 2011k the Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award in 2011, and the Academy of Audiology’s Award for Achievement in Industry in 2010 and member of the Melbourne (Australia) Rotary Club and active lecturer for Rotary in Australia and for a Breakout Session at the 2015 Sao Paulo Rotary International Convention



David and Kathy Kruger, Directors, Hearing Rotary Action Group, President and Treasurer of Pleasant Valley Rotary Club (NY, District 7210), 37 Rawls Road, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569


Phone: 845=645-3499

Dr. Patricia Castellanos de Muñoz, Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida, Miami, Director, Hearing RAG, Founder and Manager of CEDAF and non-profit Fundaçion Sonrisas que Escuchan, Guatemala City, Guatemala,


Dean Avery, Director, Hearing Rotary Action Group, Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotary Club, District 7210, retired co-founder and co-owner of Ariel Booksellers, New Paltz, New York, USA, moderate hearing loss



Dr. Nischal Pandey, Director, Hearing Rotary Action Group

ACME Multi Specialty Clinic Medical Director and Centre Head, Gurgeon, India with an Out Patient and Diagnostic Centre with 2 visiting ENT Specialists. Dr. Pandey in association with Rotary, Gift of Life – Delhi, NCR organizes open heart surgery for children from poor families in India. Dr. Pandey is a member of the Rotary eClub of District 3170, Past Coordinator – Rotary Gift of Life Program C-2, Sector-40 (Near Sector-40 Market), Gurgaon-122001, Haryana,India.


Phone/Fax: +91-124-4301616; Cell:+919911299542


Peggy Carlin, Director, Hearing Rotary Action Group

1206 Sandalwood Drive,  Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402

Phone: 601-268-3112, Cell 01-297-0500

Audiology Professor Emeritus, University of Southern Mississippi 28 years, worked ina number of settings (clinical and academic) and for many years led students to the United Kingdom to study Audiology. Worked with mission groups in Honduras for 10 years to test hearing and to fit hearing aids at a school for the deaf in Tegucigalpa,Honduras soundproofin the testing nooth in the school and purchasing a new state of the art audiometer.

Phone: 601-268-3112


Pushpa Pushpalingam, Director, Hearing Rotary Action Group

Past District Governor 9470, Ear Bus Advocate, member of the Rotary Club of Cannington


Phone:0419 040 580


Lyn Davies, Director, Hearing Rotary Action Group

Having constant media otitis and significant hearing loss as an 11-year-old, wishing she could have conversed in sign with some cute boys at 15, and later as a teacher with 42 children in her Year 2 class and no time to attend to their individual needs, it’s not surprising she became a teacher of the deaf in 1970 and an advocate for people with special needs. In a career spanning 40 years, Lyn has been a teacher of Special Education, a Disability Consultant, and a Primary Principal. Hearing has continued to be her passion, even in Retirement. As a Partner of the Governor of Australian District 9685 in the 2013-2014 Rotary Year, Hearing Health was her DG Partner Project.  Her intent is to educate Rotarians and their communities about all aspects of hearing health and to encourage global hearing health through Hearing Rotary Action Group.