Biography & Education


Philosophy of Care

I view my patients as active partners in developing an individualized, patient centered treatment plan. The care provided by our team emphasizes patient needs, concerns and priorities, working together in your rehabilitation to enhance function when possible, and to improve quality of life.

Additional Information

Joanne is a speech language pathologist and clinical specialist in voice and swallowing 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 professional voice issues and 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.  She is a faculty member and clinical instructor for the I.A.L. (International Association of Laryngectomees) Annual Voice Institute and is listed in the I.A.L. Directory of Alaryngeal Speech Instructors.  She facilitates the Seattle Chapter of the SPOHNC support group for oral, head and neck cancer.  Joanne is an ASHA member, and a member of the ASHA Special Interest Groups 3 & 13 for Voice and Swallowing Disorders.

Education Background

Medical School

University of Washington


Seattle V.A. Hospital
  • English
Professional Associations
American Speech-Language Hearing Association, International Association of Larygectomees Voice Institute
Personal Interests
Hiking, skiing, gardening, cooking

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98029
600 Broadway
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122
Fax 206-215-1771
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
5th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
1221 Madison Street
Arnold Pavilion
Seattle, WA 98104
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare
Accepting Medicaid


Clinical Interests
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Voice Disorders