Team

Michaela Hamaker
Michaela Hamaker
TX GBYS Coordinator
My name is Michaela Hamaker and I am very excited to be with Texas Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side as the Program Coordinator! I started in this position in November 2015. I am looking forward to sharing some of my own experiences with other families looking for support in raising their deaf or hard of hearing child. My husband Kevin and I have three children together, two of whom are profoundly deaf. They both attend the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin. They use ASL as their preferred communication method. When I learned of my son’s hearing loss almost 18 years ago, I knew I was about to embark on a journey that was new for our family. There were so many unknowns, and so many questions I had. I began my own research and started looking for ways that would allow my son to be a happy, well-adjusted child who was able to reach his potential. Throughout all of this, the support and guidance of other parents who had already dealt with what we were experiencing at that time was invaluable. When my daughter came along nine years later, we were ready! I am delighted that the Guide By Your Side program is set up to provide such support to other parents throughout Texas.
Sarah Wainscott, AuD
Sarah Wainscott, AuD
Follow Through Guide Project Coordinator
Sarah is an Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences at Texas Woman's University. Dr. Wainscott is certified as an audiologist, teacher of the deaf, and auditory-verbal therapist, and has focused on language and learning for young children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing over her 20 year career in a variety of school and community settings primarily in the Washington DC region. Dr. Wainscott is also a parent of five children, two of whom are deaf.

Sarah Milem
Sarah Milem
Parent Guide - DFW
Brian Rapp
Brian Rapp
DHH Guide - Tyler
Sophia Meza *Spanish
Sophia Meza *Spanish
Parent Guide - Houston *Spanish
Cori Smith
Cori Smith
DHH Guide - Plano
Sara Goodman
Sara Goodman
Parent Guide - DFW
Terry Myers
Terry Myers
Parent Guide - El Paso *Spanish
Milana Donatich
DHH Guide - Austin
Sara Smith
Parent Guide - Katy
Jennifer Peterson
Jennifer Peterson
Parent Guide, FTG - Austin
Linda Lartigue
Linda Lartigue
Parent Guide, FTG - San Antonio *Spanish
Yuliana Trujillo
Yuliana Trujillo
Parent Guide, FTG - Abilene *Spanish
Kara Thevenot
Kara Thevenot
FTG Care Coordinator - Austin