Dr. Lana Joseph-Ford

Founder and CEO of Joseph-Ford Enterprises and High Level Speech & Hearing Center. Dr. Joseph-Ford, is an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry. She has served as an advocate for musicians' health throughout New Orleans. Among her most notable clients are world renowned music artists, Drake and musical group Tank and the Bangas. As a young girl Dr. Joseph-Ford suffered with hearing difficulties and was bullied because of her speech impediment. Now, she uses her resilience to help others by offering early intervention strategies for individuals with communication disorders. As a philanthropist, Dr. Joseph-Ford has played a significant role in supporting youth in underserved communities. As an advocate for economic development, she founded Joseph-Ford Enterprises, a global economic development firm that invests in real estate, small businesses, health and technology. Dr. Joseph-Ford has been featured in Forbes, Gambit 40 under 40, Newtral Groundz, and Biz New Orleans Magazine.

Awards & Recognition:

2020 Business of the Year, JEDCO
2019, 2018 Best Speech Language Pathologists, Expertise.com
2019, 2018, 2017 Millennial Awards Finalist
2018 Business Person of the Year, Biz New Orleans
2018 Gambit 40 under 40
2018 Next Up Nola Award

Curriculum Vitae:


Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Dates: 08/201-05/2015                       
Master of Science in Health Care Management (MSHCM), Emphasis in Public Health       
The University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA    
Dates: 01/2010-05/2011        


Bachelors of Science in General Studies, Minor Chemistry  
Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LA 
Dates: 08/2005-12/2009



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Founder & CEO
High Level Speech & Hearing Center
Harahan, LA; New Orleans, LA

Dates: 06/2015-Present 
Pediatric Audiologist
Children’s Hospital
New Orleans, LA                     
Dates: 08/2015-11/2015  
Health Promotions Coordinator, Assistant to the Region I Medical Director
Louisiana Office of Public Health
New Orleans, LA                  
Dates: 02/ 2011-05/2011           
Management Consultant
Lower Nine Health Clinic
New Orleans, LA              
Dates: 10/2010-05/ 2011


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Cohart 23
New Orleans, LA

Dates: 05/2019-08/2019


New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI)
New Orleans, LA

Dates: 04/2018-09/2018


Propeller Social Entrepreneur Accelerated Program
New Orleans, LA 
Dates: 01/201-05/2017


Propeller Social Entrepreneur Start Up Program 
New Orleans, LA  
Dates: 08/2015-12/2015


Audiology Doctoral Fellowship (4th Year)
Hearing Associates of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA                     
Dates: 06/2014-05/2015


American Sign Language (ASL)
Business Development
Business Acquisition
Human Resources
Organizational Leadership
Program Development 
Public Presentations  
Public Speaking

Real Estate Management

Website Development


Forbes: “Celebrities Call Dr. Joseph to Treat Hearing Loss and Speech Loss” by Pauleanna Reid (2019)


Newtral Groundz“Who is Dr. Lana Joseph? Meet One of New Orleans’ and Drake’s Top Female Audiologists” by Dalano Walton (2019)


Biz New Orleans Magazine: “Hearing A Need- Audiologist Turned Entrepreneur” by Keith Twitchell (2018) https://www.bizneworleans.com/hearing-a-need/


New Orleans Living “Dr. Lana Joseph- Founding a Community Clinic” by Misty Milioto (2018)


New Orleans Magazine: “Ladies Who Launch: Lana M. Joseph” (2018)


Jefferson Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) Business of the Year (2019)
2018 Business Person of the Year Biz New Orleans Magazine (2018)
Finalist, Millennial Awards (2018, 2019)
NextUpNola Award (2018)
Gambit 40 Under 40 (2018)
Star Community Service Award (2016)
3rd Place Propeller Living Well Pitch Competition and Audience Favorite (2016)
1ST Place Olin School of Business Idea Pitch Competition (2014)        
2nd Place Academy of Doctors of Audiology Business Plan Competition (2013)

National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association Award (2012)


Academy of Doctors of Audiology

American Speech Language and Hearing Association         
American Academy of Audiology Fellow 
Beautiful Foundation
Black Chamber of Commerce
Casa Jefferson
GNO Inc, NextGen Council, Board Member
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
High Level Speech & Hearing Center
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Program, Board Member
Jefferson Economic Development Commission
New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Propeller Social Entrepreneur Incubator
Terron Armstead Foundation, Board Member
Tory Burch Foundation Embrace Ambition Tour


Andrea Chen

Executive Director

Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation

504.345.9836 Phone


Barbra Barnett

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.

909 Poydras Street, Suite 3150, New Orleans, LA  70112-4042

P: 504.593.0830 |  F: 504.596.0830 | bbarnett@stonepigman.com


Jamaul Ford, MS

Director of Business Development and Community Outreach

High Level Speech and Hearing Center

4219 Magnolia Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

P: 504-345-2984 F: 504-605-4399 E: jamaulford@highlevelhearing.com

Johnathan Thomas

Publicist/ Public Relations

Ascension Branding and Marketing

P: 504-339-2390

E: jt@ascensionbranding.co

High Level Speech & Hearing Center (New Orleans)

4219 Magnolia St

New Orleans, LA 70115


Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday–Sunday: Closed

High Level Speech & Hearing Center (Harahan)

5640 Jefferson Hwy

Harahan, LA 70123


Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday–Sunday: Closed





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