Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensers Board

Name Position Profession Oath Term Dates
Dee Parker Board Chair Speech-Language Pathologist 8/16/13 – 1/1/21
Marcia Raggio Board Vice Chair Audiologist 12/17/12 – 1/1/19
Christy Cooper Board Member Audiologist 8/27/18 - 1/1/21
Rodney Diaz Board Member Public Member, Otolaryngologist 12/20/12 – 1/1/20
Vacant Board Member Hearing Aid Dispenser  
Amnon Shalev Board Member Hearing Aid Dispenser 12/15/12 – 1/1/20
Debbie Snow Board Member Public Member 11/30/13 – 11/30/21
Karen Chang Board Member Public Member 12/6/17 – 11/30/21
Patti Solomon-Rice Board Member Speech-Language Pathologist 9/8/12 – 1/1/20

Marcia RaggioDee Parker Dr. Parker is currently serving as Interim Associate Dean of the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing and Chair of the Post-baccalaureate Communication Sciences and Disorders program at California State University, Dominguez Hills.  She has also served as Coordinator of the Special Education Program and Coordinator of the Human Services Program at the university.

Prior to her university experience, Dr. Parker served as the Clinical Director of the Center for Voice at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, CA.  During her time at the center, she presented at local, state, national and international conferences on topics related to voice disorders.  She also served as an adjunct faculty member at CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles and Chapman University.  Dr. Parker first served as a speech and language pathologist in the Los Alamitos and Westminster school districts in California and the Portland Public Schools Oregon.

Dr. Parker has served on the Board of the California Speech, Language and Hearing Association as the Director Elect and the Director of District 6 and the  Commissioner of Publications and Research.  She is a Fellow of the Association.  Dr. Parker has been a member of the Board of Institutional Reviewers for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing serving on special task forces and as the Chair or team member on many university program accreditation visits.  Dr. Parker actively participated in the passage of AB 2317 that authorizes the California State University to award the Doctor of Audiology degree.

Dr. Parker earned three degrees at the University of Southern California,. She earned a  Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders , a Master of Arts degree in Speech and Language Pathology, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Marcia RaggioMarcia Raggio, PhD is a Professor of Audiology at San Francisco State University. She earned her BA and MS degrees from the Communicative Disorders Program at San Francisco State University where she currently serves as the Acting Chairperson.  She earned her doctorate in auditory neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco. Marcia previously served as Chair and Board Member of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology licensing board of California for five years. She has been active in the California and American Academies of Audiology, and presently serves as the AuD program development consultant for the CSU Chancellor's Office.  Marcia collaborated for 18 years with scientists at UCSF on NIH supported cochlear implant studies. She has published numerous research articles, and has given many presentations at state, national and international venues.

Amnon ShalevAmnon Shalev has been a licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser since 1986. He is a co-owner of a Hearing Aid Center in Woodland Hills, which serves Medi-Cal beneficiaries residing in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Shalev was a Director of Managed Care and Medi-Cal Affairs on the board of the Hearing HealthCare Providers of California from 2006 to 2008. Governor Jerry Brown nominated Shalev to this board for a term from December 12, 2012 to January 1, 2020.

Rodney C. DiazRodney C. Diaz, MD is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California at Davis. He obtained his baccalaureate in Astrophysics at the University of California at Berkeley and his MD degree from the University of California at Davis. He completed his internship in General Surgery and his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at UC Davis Medical Center. He was a fellow in Otology, Neurology, and Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute. Dr. Diaz currently serves as the Otolaryngology Residency Director at UC Davis Medical Center. His clinical practice is focused on otology, neurotology, and tumors of the lateral skull base. His research interests include electrophysiologic and molecular biologic mechanisms of inner ear potassium cycling and lateral wall transport processes in the regulation of the endocochlear potential, as well as novel methods of regeneration of the inner ear sensory epithelium.

Karen Chang

Karen Chang is a native Californian. Active in her community, she was past-President of the Taiwanese American Citizens League, a board member for Plaza De La Raza Child Development Services, and currently serves on the Citizens Technical Advisory Council for the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority. Karen graduated from New York University Stern School of Business and received her Master's degree in Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She has worked for Congresswoman Hilda Solis and State Controller John Chiang. Karen is a public member of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispenser Board. Karen was appointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon.

Patti Solomon-Rice

Patti Solomon-Rice, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Communicative Disorders Program at San Francisco State University. She received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education through the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Her research interests are in the area of augmentative and alternative communication, focusing on language development and early intervention services. Nationally, she will begin a four-year term on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Board of Ethics in 2013. She is also the Continuing Education Content Manager for ASHA’s Special Interest Group 10 Issues in Higher Education and is a peer reviewer for ASHA’s Special Interest Group 12 Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Previously, she served as chair of ASHA’s Continuing Education Board. In California, she completed a two-year term on the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Board of Directors as the Commissioner on Professional Development and Continuing Education in 2012 and, prior to that, served as Secretary of the CSHA Board.

Deborah (Debbie) Snow

Deborah (Debbie) Snow was appointed by Darrell Steinberg, Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee as a public member to the Speech-Language, Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispenser Board in November 2013. Ms. Snow received her Bachelor of Arts from California Baptist University in Riverside, CA, majoring in both English and Behavioral Science. Debbie is currently employed as a library assistant at University of California, Riverside and has spent her career working at various libraries. Debbie has been involved in consumer advocacy for several years and has frequently attended public meetings at California State boards. She has authored articles regarding consumer protection issues facing healing arts boards. Ms. Snow is a member of both California Women Lead and the Humane Society. She also volunteers at TRAX Equestrian Center, an organization established to enhance the lives of children with neurological disabilities by providing therapeutic horseback riding activities. Debbie is married and has one daughter.