Southern California Chapter


Officers | Goals | Events

President: Lauren Timmons Sund, MS, CCC-SLP
Vice President: Anca Barbu, MD FACS
Secretary: Michele Patzakis, DMA
Treasurer: Robert Dowhy, MS, CCC-SLP

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Program Committee:

Chair: Hillary Enclade, MS, CCC-SLP
Haig Panossian, M.D.
Karen Kochis-Jennings, Ph.D., SLP-CCC
Hillary Enclade, M.S., SLP-CCC
Michele Patzakis, DMA
Julia Hobbs, M.S., SLP-CCC

Meeting Activities Committee

Chair: Karen Kochis-Jennings, PhD CCC-SLP

Membership Committee:

Chair: Paige Plotkin, MS, CCC-SLP
Lindsay, Reder, M.D.
Victoria Lavan
Britta Sterling, SLP-CCC
Nathalie Shanfield, SLP-CCC

Social Media Committee

Chair: Caitlin Bertelsen, MD

Chapter Information

The goals of this Chapter are:

  • Educate members, the community and region on topics related to vocal health, use, science, habilitation, rehabilitation, and pedagogy
  • Connect professionals in the region to each other and with The Voice Foundation

Chapter Events

Greetings, SoCal Voice Foundation chapter!

Our next chapter meeting is scheduled for May 1 at 5pm PT on Zoom. We have a special presentation on Aging Voice from the perspectives of the laryngologist, speech pathologist, and voice teacher, with speakers Benjamin Rafii, Aaron Ziegler, and Michele Patzakis. Please see the attached flyer for further details and stay tuned on Instagram to learn more about our speakers!

Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

A new president, a new board!
The new president, Lauren Timmons Sund, BM, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Speech Pathology Director at the USC Voice Center – USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She brings great energy to the chapter and hopes to see you at the next meeting!


Mark your calendars for November 7th at 5pm (assume Zoom).

If you are interested in joining any of the committees, please reach out to the respective committee chair (contact info below). Based on some ideas generated this evening, we may have additional ways to become involved, too (think mentorship).

Program Committee[email protected]
Membership Committee[email protected]
Meeting Activities Committee[email protected]
Social Media Committee[email protected]

Please consider joining The Voice Foundation here and don’t forget to select our chapter:


There are a variety of membership options and students can join for free!

NOVEMBER MEETING  *SoCal CHAPTER* November 7th at 5pm