W4CY 11/28/2019 W4VET 12/01/2019

Our first guests today are Dr. Leslie Soiles, Chief Audiologist for HearingLife and spokesperson for The National Campaign for Better Hearing Hearing loss. Dr. Leslie Soiles was born with hearing loss and before receiving hearing aids in college, she would read lips and sit close to her teachers to better understand what people were saying. Once she received hearing aids, her quality of life improved greatly, and in her words, it was “life-changing.” So much so, that she changed majors and pursued a career in audiology.

Tina Soika, SVP of Operations for HearingLife and a trained speech pathologist joins Dr. Solies  to discuss hearing loss an often-misunderstood condition that impacts an estimated 48 million Americans. Helping to Break Down the Stigma Around Hearing Loss and Making Life-Changing Differences Through Hearing Health.  l our guest will also share information about the Campaign for Better Hearing, which encourages people to “Test Your Ears at 60 Years.”For more information go to : https://www.hearinglife.com/



Our next guest is Patrick Mullane, Executive Director of Harvard Business School Online. Today Mr. Mullane will discuss  the secrets to a successful job search and what employers are looking for in candidates

As Executive Director, he is responsible for managing growth, expansion in global markets, and long-term success. Harvard Business School Online delivers rigorous and immersive courses that enable professionals at every level to advance their careers, positively impact their organizations, and appreciate business in powerful, new ways. Before earning his MBA from Harvard Business School, Patrick served as a captain in a U.S. Air Force intelligence organization and later was the CEO of a manufacturing company. In addition to his MBA, Patrick holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in Project and Systems Management from Golden Gate University.


Kathy Cummings leads the Homeownership Solutions and Affordable Housing Programs team for Bank of America’s Neighborhood Lending organization. In her role she helps clients move toward successful homeownership by educating them on the basics of homebuying.

Bank of America SVP, Homeownership Solutions & Affordable Housing Programs, Kathy Cummings discuses:

  • The surprising financial and emotional benefits that come with home ownership
  • How to determine if you’re ready to own a home
  • Steps you can take to get started and where you can get help with the upfront costs of buying a home


Cate Kortzeborn – Deputy Regional Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) San Francisco Office. Ms. Kortzeborn will discuss everything your audience needs to know about the Medicare Open Enrollment period. Medicare Open Enrollment began on Tuesday, October 15 and ends at midnight on Saturday, December 7.

If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you only have until the end of Open Enrollment, December 7, to make changes to your 2020 plan. Medicare’s new Plan Finder makes it easy to review and compare Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans. Plan Finder provides a personalized experience to help you learn about different options and select the coverage plan that best meets your needs. Even if you are happy with your current Medicare coverage, comparing plans pay. Every year, Medicare health plans change in cost, coverage, and participating providers. You might find something that better fits your needs, or you may be able to save on prescriptions and other costs. If you miss the December 7 deadline, you will likely have to wait a full year before you can make changes to your plan. 

For more information visit: www.medicare.gov/plan-compare

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