Meet the Founder
Get to know more about the founder of I Love to Listen Day
Her professional activities include membership in the International Listening Association, the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and the District of Columbia Speech-Language-Hearing Association. As part of an ongoing commitment to forging partnerships between public school and other educational institutions, Marva consulted as a teacher partner for the Smithsonian Institute, Center for Education and Museum studies. She also guest lectures on listening at various college campuses and in the community.
Her work with community organizations and professional bodies is considerable and includes School Board chair and PTA leader for George E. Peters Elementary school in Hyattsville, Maryland, President of Metropolitan Health Professional Association, and Producer- Radio Reading Service, WLRH-FM Huntsville, Alabama. Marva has presented papers at national conferences, organized health fairs in Antigua, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Guyana, as well as within the state of Maryland.
She is the recipient of several awards including the 2013 Distinguished Leadership Award for the District of Columbia Speech-Language Hearing Association and the 2014 Distinguished Educator Award from the International Listening Association.