Biography & Education

Joanne is a speech language pathologist and clinical specialist in voice disorders, and in disorders related to head and neck cancer treatment. She provides evaluation and treatment for a variety of voice, swallowing and other related conditions including vocal cord dysfunction. She has clinical expertise in all aspects of alaryngeal voice restoration including tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) prosthesis fitting and management, electrolarynx training, and teaching esophageal speech. Joanne is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and serves as a faculty/lecturer with the International Association of Larygectomees (IAL) voice Institute. She is co-facilitator of the Seattle Chapter of the SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer, Inc.) support group.
Education Background
Medical School: University of Washington, Speech/Language Pathology
American Cancer Society 'Quality of Life Award', 1990 International Association of Laryngectomees 'Master Clinician Award', 2008
  • English
Professional Associations
American Speech-Language Hearing Association, International Association of Larygectomees Voice Institute
Personal Interests
Hiking, skiing, gardening, cooking

Care Locations

600 Broadway
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122

Monday - Thursday

Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare


Clinical Interests
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Voice Disorders