Working Hours: Monday to Saturday
Call us: +1 425 242 3294
e-mail: info@sparchealth.org

About

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. Education: Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology Boston University, Boston, MA, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language PathologyT.N. Medical College, Mumbai, India. Urvi is proficient in English, Gujarati and Hindi.

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.

Yelena Yermakova

MS, CCC SLP

Yelena earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Cincinnati in 2014 and she has enjoyed 8 years working with kids of all ages to help them use their potential to be successful in communication. Yelena is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence granted by the association. She places great importance on understanding of individual learning style of each of her clients because each child learns in a different way. Her clinical experiences include articulation/motor speech, language delays, fluency, social challenges, and phonemic awareness (to support reading) to name a few. When not working as an SLP, Yelena loves spending time with her granddaughter, travelling with her family and spoiling her two kittens. Yelena is proficient in English and Russian.

Purvie Kishan

MS CCC-SLP

Purvie Kishan is a Washington state native who received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of Washington in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2006 and earned her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Eastern WA University in 2009. Prior to joining SPARC Health, Purvie has worked in a variety of settings including pediatric outpatient clinics, often collaborating with occupational and physical therapists to provide the best care. Her clinical experiences and continuing education courses range across a wide range of needs including early development, articulation/motor speech, language delays, fluency, social challenges, and sensory differences to name a few. She also places great importance on early intervention and working on family education/counseling, as those are key to positively impacting the child and family as a whole. Purvie is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence by the association and is also PROMPT level 1 trained. When not working as an SLP, Purvie loves spending time with her family and friends, creating vegan+gluten free meals, crafting, and traveling.

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).

Elizabeth Ellsworth

Practice Manager

Elizabeth is our billing and scheduling extraordinaire here at SPARC! She has a background in Occupational Therapy and loves helping people. She makes it her goal to get to know all our patients and families. She lives on a farm and will gladly share pictures and stories of her adventures!

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