Meet Our Staff was last modified: May 16th, 2024 by Olivia

MESA

(480) 725-2146

SCOTTSDALE

(480) 571-9788

Advanced Hearing Group Staff

Meet Our Staff

Advanced Hearing Group

Our Mesa and Scottsdale audiology and hearing services are second to none because of our staff. Meet our audiologists and supporting staff who make up our hearing healthcare family!

Our Audiologists

Adam DiPuccio, CCC-A, F-AAA

Adam DiPuccio, CCC-A, F-AAA

CEO & Founder, Clinical Audiologist

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/postgraduate) 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 four children.  I enjoy spending my free time with my family, being outdoors, coaching football, and going to sporting events.

Gary Johnson, II, Au.D.

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 acquiring the two Scottsdale offices in 2011. Currently, I reside in Mesa with my beautiful wife Vikki, and our four amazing children. In our free time, we love to enjoy local sporting events and spend time outdoors.

Kelly M. Lewis, Au.D.

Kelly M. Lewis, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

I’ve been an audiologist with Advanced Hearing Group since May 2015. I grew up in the St. Louis, Missouri area and moved to Springfield, Missouri for college. I graduated with my B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2011 and with my Doctorate of Audiology in 2015, both from Missouri State University. I completed my residency at an E.N.T. clinic in Tucson, Arizona before moving to the Phoenix area. My husband and I had our first child, our sweet little boy named Madix, in August 2017. Our second little guy, Braxton, was born in September of 2019. In my spare time, I love spending time with my boys, going for walks, watching documentaries, and reading whenever I get a chance.

Cassandra Schmidt, Au.D.

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 married in 2010. We have three kids and one on the way.  Ken is a physician specializing in Orthopedic Surgery. If I’m not working, I’m watching my beloved Chicago Cubs!

Amanda Fitzsimmons, Au.D., F-AAA

Amanda Fitzsimmons, Au.D., F-AAA

Doctor of Audiology

I’ve been with Advanced Hearing Group since June of 2019 and am an Arizona native. I received by B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northern Arizona University in 2014, and my Doctorate in Clinical Audiology from A.T. Still University in 2019. I value holistic care and strive to give my patients a positive experience through current evidence-based practices and knowledge of current technology. I hope to provide a smiling face and personalized care for each patient. My husband and I got married in October of 2023 and we enjoy spending time together and with our two French Bulldogs. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, being outside, checking out new local coffee shops, and spending time with family.

Aryana Nevarez, Au.D.

Aryana Nevarez, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Nevarez is licensed in Arizona as a dispensing audiologist. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Arizona and obtained her Doctor of Audiology from Arizona State University. Dr. Nevarez completed her clinical fellowship at a private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she had extensive experience with adult and pediatric diagnostic evaluations, vestibular evaluations, tinnitus retraining therapy and aural rehabilitation. Dr. Nevarez is passionate about helping others hear better and strives to provide her patients with the best care possible. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and with her dog, Walt.

Marvin Lewis, Au.D., F-AAA

Marvin Lewis, Au.D., F-AAA

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Marvin, originally from Bloomington, IN, earned his first degree in Audio Engineering at Indiana University School of Music. After directing two different audiology private practices in Ohio, he relocated to Arizona seeking a change. With over 32 years in audiology, he utilizes his background in electronics and acoustics to improve and protect hearing. Dr. Marvin values personalized care, aiming to understand each patient’s unique needs and educate them on available options. He resides in Ahwatukee with his wife and two dogs, indulging in hobbies like astronomy, film festivals, traveling, and baseball, alongside his passion for music.

Office Managers

Mauricio Plata

Mauricio Plata

Office Manager in Scottsdale

I have been a Patient Care Coordinator at the Scottsdale offices since 2016 and now manage the office. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I was born in Hidalgo, Mexico, but I have lived in Arizona for most of my life. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my girlfriend and my family. I’m really passionate about exploring new places and being adventurous.

Molly Lue Prockish

Molly Lue Prockish

Office Manager in Mesa

I’ve worked for Advanced Hearing Group since 2010 as a billing Specialist and now Office Manager. I have been in medical billing for 32 years, I started in a small clinic in the medical records department. I was born in Newton, KS, and lived in Moore, Oklahoma (Go Sooners). I have been married for 41 years and we have one son who is an ASU graduate. I enjoy being with my family and friends when I’m not working. I have a passion for old black-and-white who-done-it movies. My husband and I enjoy old muscle cars (Mustangs) and driving fast in them. Arizona has been good to us for 25 years.

Patient Care Coordinators

Yobana Flores

Yobana Flores

Patient Care Coordinator in Mesa

I am a Patient Care Coordinator at Advance Hearing Group. My 16 years of experience in the medical field contribute to the collaborative atmosphere of our clinic. Beyond my role, I take pride in being a wife and mother of five, navigating the lively mix of family life with kids, fish, reptiles, and two cherished cats. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico, allowed me to become bilingual in Spanish and English. In my free time, I focus on creating meaningful memories with my children, volunteering at our local church, and indulging in my passion for baking. I appreciate the balance between professional fulfillment and personal joys.

Sara Marcos

Sara Marcos

Patient Care Coordinator in Mesa

I have been a Patient Care Coordinator at the Advanced Hearing Group Mesa office since 2023. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I grew up in Washington State and moved to Arizona in 2022. In my free time, I like to sleep, read, and walk my dog.

Freddy Alvarez

Freddy Alvarez

Patient Care Coordinator in Mesa

I was born in Phoenix, AZ, and grew up in the valley till the age of 8 and then moved with my family to Nogales AZ. Living there made me appreciate my Mexican heritage a lot more. I attended grade school through high school in Nogales, and then moved back to Phoenix in my early twenty’s. I have a passion for music and worked as a stage manager for 9 years at Celebrity Theatre. Upon getting into my thirties I discovered I had a drive to help people and wanted to get into hearing health. I attended Phoenix College for my general courses and transferred to ASU. It took a lot of hard work and dedication to finally graduate in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Science. Afterward, I worked in a hearing aid clinic for a few years. Fast forward to 2023 and I’m a proud member of Advanced Hearing Group. In my down time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 kitties. As well as listening to music and playing guitar.

Sofia Holguin

Sofia Holguin

Patient Care Coordinator in Scottsdale

I have been with Advanced Hearing Group since 2020, started working at the McDowell location and now you can find me at the Cactus office. I moved here to Arizona from Chihuahua, Mexico 14 years ago, so I am fluent in Spanish and English. I am a people person and I love learning something new every day. I am currently working on my psychology major at Grand Canyon University. My interests in the field of psychology are working with children and adolescents. I knew from a young age that I wanted to help people have a high-quality life. I am passionate about learning from different cultures and languages. Some of my hobbies are hiking, playing soccer, boxing, and dancing.

Laurie Briones

Laurie Briones

Patient Care Coordinator in Scottsdale

I have been a Patient Care Coordinator at the South Scottsdale office since the fall of 2017. I was born and raised in the Chicago area, and am a big fan of the Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks! I attended the University of Illinois and received a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science. After graduation, I worked as a medical technologist specializing in the blood bank, where I met my husband. We have 3 amazing children, 2 are now in college and the youngest is in high school. We moved to Arizona in 2010, and since then I’ve been working part time to allow flexibility to shuttle the kids to and from school and gymnastics. My husband and I spend many weekends traveling to watch our kids’ gymnastics meets. In my free time I enjoy relaxing at home with our 2 dogs and 2 cats, watching Chicago team sports, and spending as much time as possible with my husband and kids.

Marchel Smith

Marchel Smith

Patient Care Coordinator in Scottsdale

I am an Arizona native born and raised but jumped at the chance to move to San Diego after getting married, where both of my boys were born. My husband and I made the decision to move back to Arizona once we had our boys, so we could be closer to family. I have been a Patient Care Coordinator at the North Scottsdale location since 2022. Prior to working at AHG, I worked 15 years at a Youth Fitness Center where both of my boys competed in gymnastics, which kept us very busy for many years. Now that both of our boys are grown, my husband and I enjoy traveling as much as we can. We love going anywhere there is a beach or mountains. We enjoy spending our free time outdoors; camping, hiking, biking, kayaking or sitting on the beach in Mexico with a good book. My husband is from Nebraska, so football season is our favorite time…. GO HUSKERS!

Other Team Members

Molly Lue Prockish

Molly Lue Prockish

Lead Billing Specialist

I’ve worked for Advanced Hearing Group since 2010 as a billing Specialist and now Office Manager. I have been in medical billing for 32 years, I started in a small clinic in the medical records department. I was born in Newton, KS, and lived in Moore, Oklahoma (Go Sooners). I have been married for 41 years and we have one son who is an ASU graduate. I enjoy being with my family and friends when I’m not working. I have a passion for old black-and-white who-done-it movies. My husband and I enjoy old muscle cars (Mustangs) and driving fast in them. Arizona has been good to us for 25 years.

Vikki Johnson

Vikki Johnson

Physician Liaison

I have worked for Advanced Hearing since 2011; however, I have recently taken a much more active role as the Physician Liaison for the three offices. I am an Arizona native and a true desert rat! I received my BS in English Linguistics from ASU. In my free time, I like to chauffeur my kids to their extracurricular activities, read, hike, and enjoy sports.

Rebeca DiPuccio

Rebeca DiPuccio

Human Resource Manager

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 four children – two sons and two daughters. I enjoy spending my free time with my family, traveling, and photography.  Did I mention I love the fine arts?

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480-376-7076
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North & South Scottsdale Offices

480-608-9817
Mon – Fri | 8am – 6pm

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Meet Our Staff was last modified: May 16th, 2024 by Olivia