Our Team

We are proud to have an extremely talented and experienced staff, who each have specialized training in cochlear implants and the development of listening and spoken language. Our distinguished presenters are some of the leading experts in the field.


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    • Julie Cooper, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
    • Executive Director
    • Julie Cooper is the executive director of the Baker Institute for Children with Hearing Loss. She founded the Listen to Me! Conference at Stanford in 2009 and is honored to be leading the expansion of this program to Hawaii (since 2022), Latin America (2024), and Kenya (2024). Julie also directs the Baker Scholars Tele-intervention Program in California and previously served as the speech-language pathologist on the cochlear implant team at Stanford from 2008 to 2013. Additionally, Julie has provided LSL therapy at the Weingarten Children's Center since 2007. Her education includes a BA from Calvin College, an MS in speech-language pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a listening and spoken language specialist certification in auditory verbal therapy. Julie’s favorite part about leading the Baker Institute programs is empowering families and witnessing the beautiful results—well-spoken children who go on to lead inspiring lives.