The Hearing and Speech Center Board

Newborn Hearing Screening Technicians

AramCerritosAram Cerritos

Aram Cerritos works as a Newborn Hearing Screening Technician at Holy Cross Hospital in conjunction with The Hearing and Speech Center Board.

Bachelor’s from the University of Maryland, Pre-med/Kinesiology Major

AED/CPR certified

Little-Known fact(s):
He is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo.



JessicaMartinezJessica Martinez

Jessica Martinez is the Senior Hearing Technician in the Newborn Hearing Screening Program, which is off-site at Holy Cross Hospital. Her time is spent between Holy Cross and Children’s National, with a special focus on our NICU patients.

Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Montgomery College
Currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

Little-Known fact(s):
When I’m not testing babies, I’m trying whatever recipes look interesting on Pinterest and reading many different genres. However, Sundays in the fall are reserved for football.



KimberlyMasonKimberly Mason

Kimberly Mason recently began working in the Hearing and Speech Department of Children’s National Health System as a Newborn Hearing Technician at Holy Cross Hospital. She also currently interns with the National Lupus Foundation of America and plans to return to medical school for completion in 2016.

Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Washington Adventist University
Master’s degree in Public Health

Little-Known fact(s):
When she is not spending time with newborn babies, she is volunteering with clinics in the Washington, DC, area.  She also enjoys sporting events of all types and all things food-related.



MariaParisiMaria Parisi

Maria Parisi has been a part of the Newborn Hearing Screening Program since 2010. Working with babies over the years has been a truly rewarding experience for her, with many stories to tell.

Currently in the process of earning a degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University

Little-Known fact(s):
When not testing babies at Holy Cross Hospital, she’s working on a compilation of poetry to eventually publish (as well as freelancing when the opportunity arises). The world of Harry Potter is an obsession, as well as anything related to Sherlock Holmes. You can find her at coffee shops with her laptop, sipping a dirty chai, and writing about anything and everything.



JacobPimentelJacob Pimentel

Jacob Pimentel is one of the two senior newborn hearing technicians working at Holy Cross Hospital. He has had the pleasure of working at Holy Cross Hospital for seventeen years. He hopes one day to work in creating applications that make it easier for any health care providers to accomplish daily routines. Working in the Mother/Baby unit has been a valuable experience that he will cherish for years to come. The privilege of dealing with many babies has taught me valuable lessons that I hope one day to put to good use. Technology and its progress is a main interest of mine.

B.S. in Physics and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland
Currently pursuing an M.S. in Software Engineering

Little-Known fact(s):
He also likes to read and stay on top of space-related topics, as well as anything related to computers and video games. He is also a big sports guy. He LOVES his TERPS … though he does not allow them to blind his judgment! He follows and plays almost every sport, including football, basketball, fútbol (soccer), tennis, and golf. To summarize, I’m pretty much a walking contradiction…a Sporty Nerd.



RebeccaShermanRebecca Sherman

Rebecca Sherman works as an PRN Newborn Hearing Screening Technician at Holy Cross Hospital for the Children’s Hearing and Speech Center. She is pursuing an Au.D. and is interested in Early Intervention Audiology.

Currently a Senior majoring in Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park,

Little-Known fact(s):
She loves to cook and create new recipes.



EmilyZweigEmily Zweig

Emily Zweig is a newborn hearing screening technician at Holy Cross Hospital for The Hearing and Speech Center Board.

B.S. in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Spanish language from Towson University

Little-Known fact(s):
She loves to travel and has a life goal to visit somewhere new every year and see as much of the world as she can.




Anni is the Board Assistant and Staff Assistant for The Hearing and Speech Center Board at Children’s National Health System. She helps coordinate payments and reimbursements for the department as well as board-related activities, such as the annual barbecue fundraiser and donations.

B.A. in Cultural Studies and Health Studies from University of Minnesota
M.S. in Health Information Management from the College of St. Scholastica.

Little-Known fact(s):
In her spare time, Anni enjoys hiking.




Donna is an Intake Coordinator at The Hearing and Speech Center Board in the Children’s National Health System with twenty years experience in the field of healthcare.

B.S. in Sociology

Little-Known fact(s):
Loves Independence Day cook outs with family and friends. Dislikes being photographed.




Esmeralda works as a Clinical Operations Representative at the Scottish Rite Center for The Hearing and Speech Center Board.






Linda works as a Clinical Operations Representative at the main hospital location for The Hearing and Speech Center Board.






Sonia works as a Clinical Operations Representative at the Scottish Rite Center for The Hearing and Speech Center Board.





Tashana is a Clinical Operations Representative for The Hearing and Speech Center Board at both the main hospital clinic at the Sheik Zayed campus and at the Scottish Rite Center. In addition to providing intake services, she provides Spanish interpretation for patients, their caregivers, and clinicians.

Little-Known fact(s):
In her spare time, Tashana likes to go shopping.