Born to deaf parents in New York City, June Rothenberg McMahon holds a B.A. degree in Sociology/Social Work from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. and a Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf from Western Maryland College. She worked at the American School for the Deaf and at public schools in Connecticut as a teacher and assistant principal. She taught in Public schools in Broward and Palm Beach Counties before retiring in 2008. McMahon has held numerous leadership positions in both local and national organizations, including the Connecticut Association of the Deaf and the Gallaudet University Alumni Association, as well as the National Association of the Deaf, the Florida Association of the Deaf, and the Palm Beach County Association of the Deaf.
“We are thrilled to have June McMahon serve on our board of directors during such an exciting time in this agency’s history,” said Deaf Service Center Executive Director Lisa Bruna. “As we celebrate our 30th year as Palm Beach County’s premier Deaf Service and Hearing Wellness Center, we are ushering in some remarkable changes, which will be announced soon, including rebranding the agency and expanding our reach through innovatively designed programs and offerings. June McMahon will no doubt be instrumental in helping to drive our mission and grow our programs so that we become even more valuable to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.”
The election of Ms. McMahon to the Deaf Service Center's board brings the total number of directors to six. The board is chaired by T. McFarland "Mac" Skelly and vice chaired by Don Boswell, Esq. Other board members include Ken Tuma (treasurer), Gregory K. Boyajian, CDT, MDT, DDS (secretary), and Davida Annunziata (director).
About the Deaf Service Center of Palm Beach County
Established in 1984, the Deaf Service Center of Palm Beach County is the only nonprofit agency uniquely designed to serve the county's population of more than 200,000 individuals with hearing loss, including 16,000 who are profoundly Deaf. Through prevention and accommodation, client advocacy, public awareness and education, the agency strives to ensure that the full potential of persons with hearing loss will be realized. The organization is exclusively devoted to meeting the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults and boasts a long-standing reputation for helping Deaf individuals and families cope with the impacts of hearing loss on their daily lives.
About the Hearing Wellness Center
Established in 1999, the Hearing Wellness Center of the Deaf Service Center is a full-service audiology department and provides free hearing evaluations and patient consultations to help identify hearing loss or deafness and determine the best course of treatment based on each individual’s unique lifestyle. The Center's doctorate-level audiologist is licensed in the State of Florida and does not receive commission. New in 2014, the Hearing Wellness Center is offering an expanded range of offerings, including pediatric audiology, dizziness testing, and other services, which are provided by highly skilled audiology professionals.
More information regarding the Deaf Service Center of Palm Beach County and the Hearing Wellness Center is available at www.deafservicecenter.com.