Raymond King brings over 20 years of strategic business development experience, obtained in both the financial services) and, over the past decade, directly within the healthcare sector. He demonstrates a proven track record and expertise in the development of new domestic and international business markets, strategic planning and implementation, and relationship management, with significant experience in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. He also possesses a unique blend of business development and related expertise in project management, strategic analysis and planning, international marketing and innovative communication skills.
Raymond King’s extensive experience in planning, structuring and executing business/strategic development programs for dynamic, growth-orientated, internationally focused organizations aligns with Canadian Hearing Services’ overall investment and growth strategy, as well as with its ambition to position Canadian Hearing Services as the national and global leader in providing services and products that enable Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to overcome barriers to participation.
Raymond King holds an MBA from McGill University, a BComm from the University of Calgary, and a BA from the University of Western Ontario.
Rex Banks, Au.D., has been an audiologist for more than 30 years and has worked at Canadian Hearing Services since 2001 where he is the Director of Hearing Healthcare, Quality and Knowledge Enterprise as well as the organization’s Infection Control Officer. He oversees CHS’ Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology programs, quality and accreditation initiatives, develops knowledge-based products and infection control protocols.
Rex completed his Au.D. (Doctor of Audiology) degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences where he was the recipient of the Professional Leadership Award in Audiology and is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor. He received his M.A. in Audiology from the University of Tennessee and B.A. in Communication Disorders from the University of Mississippi and is also trained in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Rex has held multiple professional and advocacy roles including being a former President of the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA), the Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) and the Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada (ANAC).
Rex has presented at local, national and international conferences and is often called upon by the media to comment on a range of hearing healthcare issues that affect Canadians.
Michael Dawthorne has over 20 years of experience working with the Deaf, Deafblind, and hard or hearing population and has worked at Canadian Hearing Services since 2004 where he is the Director of Programs and Services Operations. He oversees a multitude of programs ranging from Connect Mental Health Counselling to Settlement and Employment Services.
Michael completed a cross-disciplinary BA from Western University, a Labour Studies diploma from Mohawk College, a Community Advocacy certificate from Lambton College, and a Grief and Bereavement certificate from Kings College. He is currently the Chair for the Board of Directors for the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) as well as Abilities in Motion (AIM). He is also on the Ontario Court Accessibility Committee, the Family Advisory Council for the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) and is part of the Board of Directors for Children’s Mental Health Ontario.
Michael has extensive experience working with organizations advocating for mental health resources and accessibility across Ontario. The knowledge he brings to Canadian Hearing Services’ programs supports its goal to breaking down the barriers to participation for Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians.
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