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Dr. Deborah Wilson Clark

Audiologist, Founder

I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. I have a master’s degree in audiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a doctorate degree in audiology (Au.D.) from Salus University.

The early years of my career were in large university and hospital settings. I spent eight years at The Bill Wilkerson Hearing and Speech Center and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. As a young audiologist, I received guidance from some of the best audiologists and otologists in the world. It was a stimulating environment with exposure to a wide range of patients with various communication and health issues.

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Dr. Jane H. Baxter

Audiologist, Founder

I grew up locally in Los Altos. My father and grandfather were both ear, nose, and throat physicians. I earned a BS in psychology at UC Santa Barbara and went to graduate school in education and rehabilitation at UC Berkeley. After a brief career as a teacher, I went back to SF State University for my MS in audiology-communication disorders. Later, I earned a doctorate in audiology from Salus University.

I began my career educating deaf children and loved it so much that I continued my education in audiology. I spent my early years at Stanford University Medical Center and the VA Hospital. This gave me invaluable experience in dealing with the medical aspects of audiology. I became an early partner in Pacific Hearing Service because I wanted to allow the time needed to provide the best care possible for each of my patients.

Dr. Valerie Kun

Audiologist

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, where I obtained my undergraduate degree at California State University, Los Angeles. I moved to the Midwest to obtain my Au.D. at Northwestern University.

I have a few family ties to audiology: my mother is a hearing aid dispenser, and my older sister is an audiologist. Since I was young, I grew up with a knowledge of the hearing healthcare field and what it can provide for people with a hearing loss. I decided to pursue this career and fell in love with it! I completed my clinical externship year at Pacific Hearing Service and stayed on afterwards as a part of the team. One of my passions is providing healthcare to those who lack access to it, which I’m able to do by being a part of Pacific Hearing Connection, the non-profit arm of Pacific Hearing Service, and joining international humanitarian trips.

Maggie Conroy

Director of Programs

I grew up in the Midwest but have spent the last 40 years living in California. I received my master’s degree in Psychology (Art Therapy) from Notre Dame de Numur University in Belmont, California.

My career has mainly been spent as an integrated marketing campaign director for various Silicon Valley high-tech enterprises, including start-ups and large corporations. I’ve developed and managed marketing campaigns, training programs, events, and product launches. 

Board of Directors

Deborah Clark

President

Audiologist/Founder - Pacific Hearing Connection

Peter Kidder

Treasurer

Deputy Chief Credit Officer - Silicon Valley Bank

Jeannie Leahy

Member

Partner - Ivins, Phillips & Baker

Jane Baxter

Vice President / Historian

Audiologist/Founder - Pacific Hearing Connection

Veronica Koo

Member

Pediatric Audiologist - Stanford Children's Hospital

Christine Throm

Member

Audiologist/Owner - Los Gatos Audiology