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e-mail: info@sparchealth.org

About Us

Meet our Awesome team!

Specialized speech therapy for kids and adults

Urvi Solanki

MS, CCC SLP

Urvi Solanki, MS, CCC-SLP is a lifelong chatterbox and the founder of SPARC Health. She earned her Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University in 2013 and later went on to work in a variety of settings, including acute care hospitals, private practices and skilled nursing facilities. She has worked extensively with voice disorders, swallowing disorders, motor speech/ dysarthria/ apraxia, aphasia, cognitive communication disorders etc. She is focused on results and establishing meaningful communication patterns for all her clients. Urvi is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence. She is also certified with the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) program and associated with the National Aphasia Associaton. She loves spending time with her family and friends, baking high calorie treats and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Angela Lee

MS, CCC SLP

Angela Lee graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Speech Pathology in 2018. She had clinical and schools experience working with a variety of communication and neurodevelopmental disorders. She loves to work with children working on early language and motor speech. Before becoming a speech language pathologist, Angela worked as a applied behavior analysis technician with children with autism spectrum disorders.

Megan Caldwell, MS, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS is an occasional travel guide and perpetual learner.

Megan Caldwell

MS, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Megan is an occasional travel guide and perpetual learner. She earned her Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Washington in 2006 and later went on to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinical practices, home health, and the University of Washington campus teaching clinic. She has worked extensively with voice disorders, swallowing disorders, motor speech/ dysarthria/ apraxia, aphasia, cognitive communication disorders etc. Megan believes strongly in goal-oriented, patient-centered care that focuses on setting goals that directly match one’s needs in your personal settings. Megan is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence. She is also board certified with the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences. She is a Speak Out provider through the Parkinson’s Voice Project. Megan loves to travel, find a good bargain, and spend time with her family. She’s also just beginning a pottery obsession (both collecting and making functional pieces!). Education: Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology University of Washington, Seattle, WA Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Megan is proficient in English and German.

Ynna Kutney

MS, CCC SLP

Ynna Kutney earned her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Emerson College. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a speech-language pathologist assistant in early intervention, public schools, and private practice. Her clinical experience includes working with the adult population as well as pediatric populations on the autism spectrum, language disorders, speech sound disorders, and feeding therapy. In her free time she enjoys reading novels, tennis, pilates, and surfing.

Kateisa Pena

MS CCC-SLP

Kateisa earned her Master of Science Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. Prior to joining the team at SPARC, Kateisa worked in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and private practice to name a few. She has worked with the Denver Children’s Hospital Cleft Palate Clinic and has been a part of several research studies including respiratory kinematics in children, motor speech disorders in adults, and voice disorders in the aging and Parkinson’s Disease. Kateisa has extensive experience in voice and swallowing disorders, birth-to-three early intervention, aphasia, cognition, motor speech disorders, MS/ALS/Parkinson’s Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorder, traumatic brain injury, stuttering, selective mutism, and other speech and language disorders. She has enjoyed working with children and adults of all ages (from one to one hundred…no kidding!). Kateisa is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence. When she’s not being a Speech Pathologist, Kateisa loves writing for books and film, producing theater, travelling, and spending time with her family and two Boxer fur babies. She is also unapologetically addicted to watching the Great British Bake Show.

Varee Ho

MS, CCC SLP

Varee Ho earned her Master of Science from the University of Nebraska in 2005 and she has enjoyed over 15 years working to help others maximize their ability to communicate. She also works with people to improve voice function, memory and cognition, speech and swallowing. Varee enjoys working with all ages and abilities. She prioritizes learning about the strengths of each individual person and things that make each client unique. Varee is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In her free time you can find Varee singing, sewing, knitting or gardening. She also enjoys spoiling her dog (Bea) and her cat (Vinnie).

Lauren

Lauren Kankoski

M.S. CCC-SLP

Lauren earned her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nevada Reno in 2021. Prior to working at SPARC Health, she worked in an outpatient rehabilitation center for adults and children. Lauren’s approach to speech therapy is “client-centric” combining function with personal interest. Lauren is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), and holds a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) certification. When not at work, Lauren enjoys trying new restaurants, running, and spending time with her family.

Leah Suh

Leah Suh

Leah Suh earned her Master of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to joining the team at SPARC, Leah’s clinical experience includes working primarily with pediatric populations, early language learning, autism spectrum disorder, social communication, and articulation/phonological delays. She has also provided early speech-language therapy in Korean. Leah is passionate about client-centered care, taking into account each individual’s interests and style of learning. Leah’s strengths also include providing play-based, naturalistic therapy. In her free time, you can find Leah with a guitar and microphone, writing music and singing! She also loves to go to vintage markets and try new things to eat with her friends.

Chia Cheng Lee

M.S. CCC-SLP

Chia-Cheng is a bilingual speech language pathologist. She earned her Ph.D. in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis and Master's degree in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University. She has been working with birth-to-3 and school age populations and providing services in Mandarin and English. Chia-Cheng enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Regina McCoy, M.S. CF-SLP

Regina McCoy

M.S. CF-SLP

Regina McCoy earned her Masters in Science in Medical Speech Pathology from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has worked in clinical operations in the AAC industry for the past 3+ years and was a founding member of VocaliD. Nothing excites her more than the intersection of speech and technology. Regina's clinical, research and professional work reflect this. Regina's work has been awarded by various international organizations such as the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Women in Voice, and the ADVANCE group at Verizon. Regina is passionate about following the patient's lead, and weaving speech and language targets into natural opportunities. Her practice is rooted in collaborative goal setting and functional treatment materials. In her free time, Regina enjoys refurbishing furniture, attending concerts, camping and is a licensed Pilates instructor.

Victoria Goldenberg, M.S. CCC-SLP

Victoria Goldenberg

M.S. CCC-SLP

Vickie is a PNW native who has always been interested in learning languages as she grew up bilingual, speaking Russian and English at home. This sparked her interest in speech language pathology which she studied at the University of Washington and then earned her Masters at Northeastern University in Boston. Vickie has worked with clients of all ages spanning 3- 102 years old! Most recently Vickie worked as the therapy director at a retirement home serving the older adult population, treating speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders for people with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke, etc. She is excited to dive back into working with kids as well as adults to continue her passion in focusing on establishing functional speech and communication skills with her clients. Outside of work, Vickie enjoys crochet, cooking, yoga and spending quality time with her family and little dog, Honey.

Danielle Dictor

Danielle Dictor

Practice Manager

Danielle is our Practice Manager, a recent transplant from Maui! When she’s not at the office you can find Danielle walking her cat Koa on trails throughout the PNW (Yes, cat!). Danielle is here to help you with all your billing and schedule needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

After contacting our office via phone (425-242-3294) or email (admin@sparchealth.org), an appointment to complete an evaluation will be scheduled. The appointment may be in person or virtual depending on patient preference, age and insurance requirements. * Please note all appointments for swallowing disorders are in-person ONLY at our Bellevue clinic.

At SPARC Health, we strongly believe that the best mode of treatment (online vs in person) vastly differs for each individual. For example, we see most pediatric and adolescent clients in person only, while a large majority of adult clients are seen virtually. We like to take into account the age of the client, the ease and accessibility of services, technical skills and personal preferences.

Mild impairments typically can be resolved in 1-3 sessions, Moderate impairment may be 4-8 sessions while severe impairments may be 12+ sessions. * please note that these are gross estimates based. Actual timelines may vary significantly based on the interdisciplinary team recommendation.

We are in-network providers for most major insurance carriers. These include: Medicare Premera Blue Cross & Blue Shield Regence First Choice Health Network Labor and Industries

We accept self-payment for therapy services, the charges vary depending on the type of disorder, mode of treatment and tests used. Please contact the office via email or text at 425-242-3294 to get a better estimate for your individual needs.

Email our office at info@sparchealth.org Call or text our HIPAA compliant confidential patient line at 425-242-3294