Beltone PA Management Team
Beltone PA is the fastest growing dispensary inside the Beltone network that offers over 1,600 locations in North America. The success and growth of Beltone PA has a lot to do with Beltone PA's strong management team.
Ron Allander is a board certified hearing instrument specialist, serving the central Pennsylvania community in their hearing instrument needs. He belongs to the Pennsylvania Hearing Healthcare Alliance (PHHA) and strives to provide the best customer care service through Beltone PA.
Ron and his wife are the proud parents of three children and have lived in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania for the past 25 years. When their oldest daughter, Taryn, was a newborn infant, she contracted a gastrointestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). She had surgery to remove part of her damaged bowel and was given an antibiotic called Vancomycin to fight the infection.
At the age of four, Taryn was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss due to taking the antibiotic. She was fitted with two behind-the-ear hearing aids just before reaching kindergarten, enhancing her auditory perception. By the time she turned eleven, Ron’s interest in helping others with similar problems had turned into a career. He began working for a hearing aid specialist and then started his own practice in 2006.
After six years of owning Sharper Hearing Aid Centers, his business became affiliated with Beltone in March 2015. Recently his practice has grown from two to thirteen offices, covering ten counties within south, western, and central Pennsylvania and one county within Maryland. His purpose in providing hearing aid services is to help his clients create a higher quality life for themselves.
Working with ears has become a family affair for the Allanders. Taryn works at Beltone PA as the Digital Marketing Manager. Ron’s wife, Brenda, works with an Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) doctor at the Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. Their second daughter Kiersten is studying Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania, following in her mother’s footsteps, and their son Trevor is attending Penn State, majoring in accounting.
During his free time, Ron enjoys spending time with his family. They recently vacationed in Ireland when Ron won Beltone dispenser contest for fitting the most hearing aids and providing the best customer care. He also participates in 5k road races and completed his first half-marathon in October 2015.
Whether your goal is to be able to effectively participate in group conversations, attend church, or watch a movie, Beltone PA can help.
Regional Office Manager
Cindy Conaway, the Regional Office Manager at Beltone-PA, is responsible for supervising and training patient care coordinators, working in accounts payable and receivable, following up with patients, and many other office duties. She has over 35 years of experience in the accounting field, but finds the most enjoyment in helping patients improve their hearing.
Cindy began working in the hearing industry in 2014 when she accepted a part-time position assisting a hearing instrument specialist at Zounds. When Ron Allander of Beltone-PA hired her supervisor, Cindy came along with her, quickly becoming an asset to Beltone-PA.
At the end of 2015, Cindy received the Beltone Pacesetter Award for her outstanding performance in maintaining high standards of ethical and conscientious service to the hard of hearing public. She worked as a patient care coordinator at the Sears location in Colonial Park Mall until the summer of 2016, when she was promoted to Regional Office Manager at Camp Hill.
Cindy’s concern and care for the hard of hearing is evident in her cheerful and considerate demeanor. One of her favorite memories is visiting a nursing home with a box of donuts and a plan to help the residents improve their hearing. Ten people came to her meeting, eight choosing to have hearing tests done. Many patients’ lives were changed for the better when they began using hearing aids.
Cindy considers her greatest accomplishment to be her three children: two daughters and one son. She is proud of each of them and the paths they have set for their future. Now that Cindy’s children are all out of the house, she enjoys spending time with her three adorable granddaughters.
Cindy’s life revolves around her patients and family, but when she finds free time, she loves to go shopping, sew, and bake healthy recipes. She and her husband are Pittsburgh Steeler fans and season ticket holders, enjoying all sports Pittsburgh has to offer.
Digital Marketing Manager
Taryn Allander, the Digital Marketing Manager at Beltone-PA, is responsible for managing the Beltone PA website as well as social media marketing via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter platforms. She handles all online communication and takes care of online generated leads.
Taryn began working at Beltone-PA in February 2016 and was primarily over the social media campaign. In August 2016, she also began working as a Patient Care Coordinator (PCC). In January 2017, she took on the role as Digital Marketing Manager. Her experience in hearing aids is extensive. When she was five years old, she was fitted with two behind-the-ear hearing aids and has worn hearing aids since then. This allows her reach across the line of fitter and user, being able to understand where both parties come from.
As a previous PCC of the Week, Taryn is dedicated and committed to furthering Beltone-PA in helping an increasing number of people choose to be tested for hearing loss. She is the epitome of friendliness as she seeks to make each patient’s day. Taryn attributes her good work ethics and her ability to treat people how she wants to be treated to her parents. She realizes that her interaction with each patient is crucial in helping them feel comfortable and respected.
She is also empathetic to those who experience hearing loss. To see another enjoy the experience of wearing hearing aids strikes a personal chord with Taryn; it is rewarding to her to see another experience the joy of being able to hear again.
Besides helping others at work, Taryn spends time with her new puppy, Bailey, working out, walking her dogs with her mom, and hiking. She likes to shop, crochet blankets, cook Italian food, bake pies, and read books, especially on the subject of business.
Outreach Marketing Manager
Vinny Onomastico is Beltone-PA’s Outreach Marketing Manager, effectively communicating how hearing aids can improve quality of life to potential patients. His calendar is filled with events set up with senior community living centers to promote services covering eight counties in south central Pennsylvania. At these events, he provides free onsite cleaning checks, hearing screenings, and educational seminars.
Vinny began working at Beltone-PA in September 2016 and is based in Camp Hill. Though relatively new to the hearing industry, Vinny is a natural at connecting with the patients, understanding their situations. A people person, he enjoys simply sitting and talking to those he comes in contact with. Due to the nature of the hearing industry, Vinny firmly believes that he can help people with their hearing problems most when he can talk with them face-to-face.
A workaholic at heart, Vinny is goal-oriented and ambitious, but enjoys spending time with his girlfriend of 10 years. He describes her as the most honest and loyal person he has ever known and strongly feels that she makes him a better person.
While he doesn’t have any kids, she had children from a previous marriage. With eight grandkids ages one to twelve, there is hardly ever a dull moment. Vinny likes to have the grandkids over for the weekend and take them bowling or to the park. Besides spending time with the grandkids, Vinny and his girlfriend also enjoy visiting wineries and breweries together. Due to his busy schedule, he likes to relax and unwind in front of the television.
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