John Tracy Clinic Names Blythe Cotton Maling as Vice President of Development & Marketing

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John Tracy Clinic, the renowned center for deaf children and their families, welcomes a new vice president of development and marketing. Ms. Maling will build on the 70-year legacy of serving young children with hearing loss and their parents. John Tracy Clinic provides comprehensive services to 25,000 families a year worldwide, completely free of charge.

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"Blythe is well respected in the philanthropic community for her commitment to children and families and her ability to raise funds and awareness for worthy causes," said Gaston Kent, president of John Tracy Clinic.

John Tracy Clinic (JTC) announced today the appointment of Blythe Cotton Maling as vice president of development and marketing. With more than 15 years in nonprofit leadership, Maling will lead the organization’s fundraising and communications efforts.

"We are so pleased Blythe has joined John Tracy Clinic," said Gaston Kent, president and chief executive officer of John Tracy Clinic. "She is well respected in the philanthropic community for her commitment to children and families and her ability to raise funds and awareness for worthy causes. Her integrity, passion and experience are an asset to JTC.”

Prior to joining John Tracy Clinic, Maling served as partner at QuantumMethod, a Los Angeles-based consulting firm. She led the firm’s nonprofit and grantmaker practice, working with nonprofits serving children and families, charter schools, and independent schools. Prior to joining QuantumMethod, she spent more than a decade with Para Los Niños, leading the organization’s development and marketing efforts.

Ms. Maling earned a master's degree from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California, and a bachelor's degree in child development from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles in public relations and fundraising.

A Southern California native, Maling is active in the Los Angeles philanthropic community. She is a member of Children’s Chain at Children’s Hospital and the Juniors of Social Service, and a volunteer at St. Edmund’s Nursery School. She has served on the Marlborough School Alumnae Council and as a member of the Junior League of Los Angeles.

John Tracy Clinic provides comprehensive audiology and education services for families with young children who have, or are at risk for, permanent hearing loss, including infant hearing screening, preschool and parent education. The organization’s goal is to teach parents how to immerse their young deaf and hard of hearing children in spoken language in preparation for mainstream schools. JTC, with campuses in Los Angeles and Long Beach, also offers an international program through the mail and internet and an accredited master’s degree program for teachers. Family services are provided at no cost to the parents.

John Tracy Clinic, which celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2012, is supported by individual donations, bequests and grants. For more information, visit the website at http://www.jtc.org or contact Blythe Maling, Vice President for Development and Communications, John Tracy Clinic, 806 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, (213) 748-5481, ext. 229 or bmaling(at)jtc(dot)org.

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