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John Tracy Center

The mission of John Tracy Center is to provide parent-centered services in Southern California and across the globe to young children with hearing loss, offering families hope, guidance, and encouragement. Since 1943, JTC has helped more than 250,000 children develop speech, language and listening abilities.


Today, JTC is recognized as the leader in early childhood listening and spoken language education, as one of the top three centers for pediatric audiology in the Los Angeles area, and as the world’s largest private provider of services to young children with, or at risk of, hearing loss.

Cathleen Matthews

President & CEO

Cathleen Mathes works in partnership with the Board of Directors and its strategic partners to provide leadership, vision, and direction to John Tracy Center. She implements policies approved by the board, to strengthen, finance, and deliver highly effective diagnostic and early intervention services that support the mission of JTC. Cathleen works closely with the California Coalition Option Schools (CCOS) and Center for Early Intervention on Deafness (CEID) in helping to advance excellence in listening and spoken language education both individually and collectively, educating the public, professionals, and policy makers as to what is possible for children who are deaf and hard of hearing in the 21st century. Cathleen is recognized for her expertise in early childhood listening and spoken language and has participated as a speaker at local, national, and international conferences. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Boston College and then received a master’s degree in Education from the University of Southern California. Cathleen has over 18 years of experience working in the field of Listening and Spoken Language Deaf Education, holds a CA Credential as an Education Specialist: DHH, and is a Listening Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS AVT). She is a native to Southern California and lives with her husband, two daughters, and a chocolate lab in Manhattan Beach.

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