Sound Start Foundation A NJ Nonprofit Corporation

MOUNTAIN LKS, NJ   |  www.soundstartfdn.org

Mission

THE SOUND START FOUNDATION SUPPORTS EDUCATIONAL AND THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS TO HELP BABIES AND TODDLERS WITH HEARING LOSS, AND THEIR FAMILIES, LEAD FULL AND SUCCESSFUL LIVES. Sound Start Foundation supports the Sound Start Babies Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, which provides life-changing early intervention, family-support and nursery programs to children with hearing loss throughout New Jersey. The Sound Start Babies Program has helped thousands of babies with hearing loss learn to listen, speak, communicate and achieve their full potential.

Ruling year info

2021

Executive Director

Sara Huisking

Main address

PO BOX 155

MOUNTAIN LKS, NJ 07046 USA

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EIN

85-2098341

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Sound Start Babies Program

Sound Start Foundation supports the Sound Start Babies Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, which provides life-changing early intervention, family-support and nursery programs to children with hearing loss throughout New Jersey. The Sound Start Babies Program has helped thousands of babies with hearing loss learn to listen, speak, communicate and achieve their full potential.

The mission of Sound Start Babies Program is to ensure that infants and toddlers identified with hearing loss and their families receive the highest quality, research validated educational services provided by individuals who are selected for their knowledge and sensitivity to meeting the varied needs of the children and families they serve. The program offers a range of services and communication options respecting family choice and unique child characteristics. The goal of the program is for the child with hearing loss to develop language, speech, and communication skills commensurate with those o

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Adults

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Sound Start Foundation A NJ Nonprofit Corporation

Board of directors
as of 10/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jessica Griffin

Rick Kalfayan

Stephanie Deyo

Jack Gentul

Dan Borgo

Cheryl Darpino

Heather Schey

Jonathan Weizman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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