CHILD’S VOICE RECOGNIZES BILL HINKLE FOR OVER 17 YEARS OF SERVICE TO CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSS
Bill Hinkle has changed the lives of hundreds of children and their families. As the Business Manager at Child’s Voice for over 17 years, Bill has helped to ensure not only the success of Child’s Voice, but the success of each child that has attended our programs.
“Bill has been a source of strength, knowledge and support to Child’s Voice staff and families,” shared Dr. Michele Wilkins, Executive Director. “In his seventeen years, Bill has served this community with his passion, dedication, and expertise. Personally, I have grown because of Bill as he mentored me in the financial arena. He has been my right-hand advisor for many years and I wish him a wonderful retirement.”
Child’s Voice staff and friends gathered to celebrate Bill and his many years of service. He was applauded for his willingness to tackle any task from finances to help with facility matters. In his position, Bill also worked directly with the Board of Directors and leadership at Child’s Voice. The mission of Child’s Voice has always been something Bill understood as his great-nephew attended Child’s Voice and the School Program.
During Bill’s tenure at Child’s Voice, the Early Intervention Program and Audiology Center were established in 2001 and 2008 respectively. These two programs offer services to children with hearing loss from just a few weeks old through the age of 3. The Early Intervention Program also expanded to a second facility in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood in 2014. The Audiology Center added to its services with additional testing for newborns and infants in 2014.
To fill the role of Business Finance Manager, Brooke Graham joined the team in December 2017. Brooke comes to Child’s Voice with 20 years in the banking and finance industry.
“Saying goodbye is never easy,” Wendy Adler, Child’s Voice Principal said. “Bill has been a key piece of Child’s Voice for so long. It has been exciting seeing Bill and Brooke work together on the transition. We are looking forward to working with Brooke. She joins us with a wealth of knowledge in the financial industry and an excitement to positively impact our students and their families.”