Meet Our Staff

Audiologists:

Adam DiPuccio, C.C.C.-A., F.A.A.A.- Director of Audiology

I founded Advanced Hearing Group in 2004.  I am originally from Cincinnati, OH and have lived in Arizona since 2001.  I received my B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Cincinnati in 1999 and my Masters of Audiology from The University of Cincinnati in 2001.  I spent a combined two years (pre/post graduate) with the Veterans Administration Hospital before going into private practice.  I am a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a board member of Marcon Hearing Instruments, and a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.  My wife and I have three children.  I enjoy spending my free time with my family, being outdoors, coaching football, and going to sporting events.

Gary Johnson, II, Au.D.- Doctor of Audiology

I’ve been with Advanced Hearing Group since 2007.  I am originally from Connecticut and have lived in Arizona since 2007.  I received my B.A. in Communication Sciences & Psychology and my Doctorate in Clinical Audiology from The University of Connecticut.  During my doctorate program I took part in two externships-the first in Honolulu and the second in Scottsdale / Mesa.  I was employed by Advanced Hearing Group for three years prior to purchasing the two Scottsdale offices.  Currently I reside in Mesa with my beautiful girlfriend Vikki and her two amazing children Axel and Dylan.

Cassandra Schmidt, Au.D.- Doctor of Audiology

I’ve been with Advanced Hearing Group since early 2011.  I am originally from Illinois and have lived in Arizona since 2010.  I completed my B.S. in Education with a focus in Special Education (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) from Illinois State University and my Doctorate in Clinical Audiology from Illinois State University.  My loving husband Ken and I were recently married in 2010 and we are beginning our lives in Arizona.  Ken is currently completing his residency in Orthopediac Surgery.  If I’m not working, I’m watching my beloved Chicago Cubs!

Christina Whisenhunt, Au.D.- Doctor of Audiology

Christina, AuD

Originally from northern California, Christina moved to Arizona over 15 years ago. She loves the versatility Arizona provides; from high desert with snow, to low desert with breathtaking sunsets. She has met so many great people and cultivated some amazing friendships here in the Grand Canyon State. Christina and her husband Jason have called Gilbert home for the last couple years. They look forward to growing their family and friendships through fellowship and continued exploration of the many facets of Arizona.

Christina’s path to Audiology began in childhood from her hearing impaired grandmother. Her grandmother had a cochlear implant that helped her hear after decades of profound hearing loss. Witnessing the joy that device brought her grandmother’s life was all she needed to be inspired to help others improve their quality of life through better hearing. Christina attended the University of Arizona for her Bachelor Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a Minor in Deaf Studies. After a couple years as a Speech Pathologist at a local school for special needs children, she decided to return to education for her doctorate in Audiology at A.T. Still University.

Patient Care Coordinators:

Jude

I’ve been a Patient Care Coordinator at the South Scottsdale and Mesa location since 2010.  I am a native of Colorado, but have lived in Arizona for the past 25 years.  I am the mother of three daughters, one son, and six grandkids.  I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my cat.  I also enjoy road trips in my free time.

Liz Contreras-Miller

As a Patient Care Coordinator, Liz enjoys working with people and enjoys helping our patients no matter what they need.

Lue

I’ve been a Patient Care Coordinator with Advanced Hearing Group since 2010.  I am originally from Oregon, but have lived in Arizona for over ten years.  My husband and I have two wonderful children, one daughter and one son.  I enjoy spending my free time , traveling, crafting, and relaxing with family and friends. 

Rebecca Nabarette

Our newest patient care coordinator is Rebecca Nabarrete. She brings to our office 20 years of customer service and 4 years of patient coordinator experience. A California native whom moved to Oregon to raise her two children with her husband of 37 years! After the kids were grown, they decided to move to the warmer climate of Arizona in 2011. Together they enjoy hiking, biking, antique shopping, and re-purposing furniture. When she is not spending quality time with her husband you can find her with her church family.

Billing Specialist:

Molly Lue Prockish

I’ve been the billing specialist for Advanced Hearing Group since 2010.  I have been a medical biller for over 20 years.  I am originally from Kansas and have lived in Arizona for over 30 years.  My husband and I have one son who is currently in college, and our little dog, Cosmo.  I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, and truly love fast muscle cars.

Human Resource Manager:

Rebeca DiPuccio

I’ve been the Human Resource Manager with Advanced Hearing Group since 2006.  I am originally from Oklahoma (Go Sooners!) and have lived in Arizona since 1999.  I have my B.S degree in business management.  My husband and I have three children, one son and two daughters.  I enjoy spending my free time with my family, traveling, and photography.  Did I mention I love the fine arts?