Executive Director - Maureen Tambasco
In 1994 I began working for the "Deaf services Center of 
Citrus County". The name was changed in 1996 to Citrus
Hearing Impaired Program Services. I went from Data
Entry to Office Manager and in 1997 became the 
Director. Without a background in Deafness and hearing
loss, I had to learn from every day events and some 
trusted mentors. During the early years I attended 
workshops and classes to assist me  in the responsibility
of running this center. After 16 years I am still learning.
With new technology and the life of the Deaf and Hard of 
Hearing forever changing, we have new challenges that
arise. I work with the community in trying to promote 
hearing wellness as well as understanding of quality communication.

FTRI Program Coordinator - Mary Jo Lawson
I started with C.H.I.P.S. in January of 2004 working part-time as the receptionist. After a short period of time I became a full-time employee and have worn many hats since then, FTRI Trainer and manager, Interpreter Coordinator, Maureen’s right-hand, etc. My experience in working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, have advanced my knowledge of hearing loss and assisted me in providing much needed services in Citrus County

Our Staff
Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services
Mary Jo and Maureen