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Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Dolan

Director of Audiology

I grew up locally in San Jose, CA. I received my bachelor of arts degree from California State University, Chico, in speech pathology and audiology. I then went on to California State University, Long Beach, for my master of arts degree in audiology. Then it was on to the University of Florida to obtain my doctoral degree in audiology.

My mom studied audiology, and it was she who suggested I look into audiology when I was at Chico State. While working on my master’s degree, it was discovered I had a hearing loss. Although, I did not start wearing hearing aids until after I graduated and moved to Boston where I worked for a hearing aid manufacturing company as a field representative. This employment provided me with the practical experience of wearing hearing aids to understand what my patients may go through. It also gave me an inside knowledge as to how hearing aids are made and the research that is conducted for advances in hearing aid technology. From there, I moved back to the Bay Area and worked at an audiology clinic in San Mateo for 12 years.

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Dr. Deborah Wilson Clark

Audiologist, Founder, President

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, Vice President

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.

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Maggie Conroy

Director of Programs, Board Secretary

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

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Dr. Deborah Wilson Clark

Audiologist, Founder, President

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, Vice President

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.

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Peter Kidder

Treasurer

Deputy Chief Credit Officer - Silicon Valley Bank

I serve as Head of Loan Administration for Silicon Valley Bank.  I am responsible for the loan approval and credit quality management of SVB’s global client portfolio of innovative technology and life science companies and leading private equity/venture capital funds. I am also responsible for the management of all credit underwriting guidance for SVB’s loan solutions, which include acquisition, asset, capital call, growth capital, mezzanine, mortgage, warehouse, and working capital financing.  I have held several leadership positions in credit and relationship management since joining SVB in 1995. I hold an AB degree in Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Darden School, University of Virginia.

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Dr. Veronica Koo

Member

Pediatric Audiologist - Stanford Children's Hospital

I grew up in Washington state and received my bachelor of science in public health and psychology (with an emphasis in psychobiology) at Santa Clara University. I then attended Portland State University for a post-baccalaurete in speech and hearing sciences. After working at an assisted living facility for the deaf and deaf-blind, I obtained my doctoral degree in audiology at the University of the Pacific. 

 

Since graduating, I have been working as a clinical pediatric audiologist at Stanford Children’s Health. I work closely with the otolaryngologists in the microtia clinic at Stanford. I have a passion for working with children and their families while also mentoring audiology interns and externs every year. I am on the student initiative committee for Entheos Audiology Cooperative which organizes audiology humanitarian trips while training audiology students. I have been to Jordan, Ecuador, and Guatemala with Entheos. I previously served on the board for the California Academy of Audiology.

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Jeannie Leahy

Member

Director, Grants and Contracts, LifeMoves (formerly, InnVision Shelter Network)

I trained as a lawyer, and after 30+ years of working at law firms and in corporate law departments, I left the corporate world and joined the non-profit LifeMoves in 2016.  LifeMoves’ mission is to end the cycle of homelessness for families and individuals across Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.  My work at LifeMoves includes applying for grants and RFP submissions, as well as managing the non-profit’s portfolio of public and private grants and contracts.  Several years ago, I traveled to Zambia with Debbie on an Entheos mission trip to see first-hand the amazing impact that hearing aids can have on children and families.  I am pleased to bring her legal and non-profit experience to support the work of Pacific Healthcare Connection.

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Dr. Christine Throm

Member

Audiologist/Owner - Los Gatos Audiology

I bring years of training and a solid educational background to the practice of audiology. I live and work in Los Gatos. I have been married for over 27 years and have a son and a daughter. I originally graduated with my master’s from San Jose State in Audiology and then went on several years later to get my doctorate from Arizona School of Health Sciences.  

I spent about 15 years of my career working in Ear Nose and Throat Practices both in Los Gatos and in Santa Cruz and purchased Los Gatos Audiology in 2013. I am proud of the reputation Los Gatos Audiology and Hearing Aid Center has in my community and I look forward to serving the community for many years to come.  

I served as board member and President of the California Academy of Audiology (CAA),  and I joined the Pacific Hearing Connection Board in 2020. I continue to advocate for consumer protection, access to better hearing, and elevating the standard of care and audiology excellence.  

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