Meet the New Staff!

Welcome our newest employees, Meredith See and Merritt Whitley

January 12, 2016

Meet the Marketing Manager!

Sertoma Inc. is very excited to announce that it has recently expanded its team, and has hired a new employee to manage the marketing department. Merritt Whitley, a native of Kansas City, is the new Marketing Manager and Content Editor of the organization.

One of her biggest goals will be to capture and communicate Sertoma’s mission, and vision regularly through the use of storytelling and social outlets. Most importantly, she will focus on keeping the community feeling involved and updated daily.

A few of her responsibilities include: engaging in social media, writing informative reports, newsletters and monitoring Sertoma’s websites.

Before finding a new home at Sertoma Inc., Merritt previously worked in the marketing and communications department at Pro. Athlete Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri.  She was also a freelance features writer at Kansas City Home and Styles Magazine, and pursues music independently in her free time.

Although her previous experiences were fulfilling, Merritt is extremely excited to begin a new journey in 2016 with Sertoma Inc.

“It’s a great feeling to be part of an organization that strives to help others on a national scale,” Merritt said. “I’m definitely looking forward to making my own personal contributions, and being a part of something much bigger than myself.”

Meet the Hearing Aid Project Manager!

In addition to the employee expansion, Meredith See, a native of Overland Park, Kansas, will be contributing her efforts to Hearing Charities of America, as the Hearing Aid Project Manager.

Meredith began her position December 15, 2015, and will be heavily involved in the development and finalization of the Hearing Aid Project, which is projected to launch in the spring of 2016.

“I look forward to watching this incredible program take off,” Meredith said. “I feel privileged to have a hand in its inevitable impact and success.”

Meredith’s passion stems from philanthropy, and her initial pursuits began at the American Cancer Society as a recruiter for their annual event, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. From there, she began to volunteer for Rosebrook’s women’s shelter, and then began a goal management internship with the United Way of Douglas County.

I’m very grateful for the experiences and skills I’ve acquired with these organizations,” Meredith said. “I look forward to applying what I’ve learned with Hearing Charities of America and the Hearing Aid Project.”

Both Sertoma Inc. and Hearing Charities of America are excited for the continued growth that is to come in 2016.



  • John Kelly says:

    I’m looking forward to meeting both of you in St. Louis! I am particularly excited about the launch of the hearing aid recycling project.

  • Charles (Chuck) Learn Sertoma Niagara Falls, New York says:

    Welcome to both of you. What awonderful addition to the team. Looking forward to the learning more about the Hearing Aid Program

    • Jeanette Grimaldi says:

      My name is Jeanette Grimaldi I am the deaf services coordator at independent Living in Niagara Falls, can you please get in touch with me 716-402 5508 or

  • W. Chuck Wilson says:

    Looking forward to working with you. President, Sumter Sertoma

  • JESSE BROWN (past sec dir) says:

    Welcome aboard !

  • Nancy Humphries says:

    It’s nice that you let us know about the new staff members and what they will be doing.
    Is there anywhere on you website that we can find a full staff listing including names and position responsibilities?

    • Sertoma says:

      There is not a listing of the full staff on the website. However, if you are ever in need of assistance, please call the Sertoma Office at 816-333-8300 and our staff will be happy to assist you!

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