Aruna, North Bay Executive Director at Proficio Speech Therapy Group, Inc. has worked in the field of speech-language pathology for over 15 years. She has held school-based positions, providing speech language therapy to children of various ages. She has significant experience in, and passion for, servicing the speech therapy needs of children 0-3 years of age through the Early Intervention program, and has also provided speech therapy for adults with speech disorders. In addition to providing direct speech therapy services, Aruna serves as an SLP supervisor to provide training and mentorship to others, and is also a Barton certified Dyslexia tutor.
Christine, South Bay Executive Director at Proficio Speech Therapy Group, Inc. has worked in the field of speech-language pathology for over 15 years. Christine is passionate about early intervention and supporting families with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She is experienced in assessing and treating individuals with a range of disabilities, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, vision impairments, global delays, and medically fragile. She is skilled in alternative forms of communication, including American Sign Language, static picture communication systems, and dynamic voice-output devices. Christine is devoted to supporting the families of children with special needs through family-centered therapeutic interventions.
SVP, Head of People and Operations
Sai joined Proficio at the beginning of September 2020. Being a relationship-focused, growth minded, and people-centric leader, Sai brings high levels of motivation and empowerment to teams in creative ways. She strongly advocates for the idea of dynamic and supportive team environments built on the foundation of empathy, authenticity, and trust. Sai believes that smiles are contagious, and strives to maintain a positive attitude everywhere she goes. She is a huge sports fan and enjoys watching baseball, hockey, and football. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and loves activities such as traveling, camping, photography, hiking, being at the beach, and in the winter, snowboarding.
Christina is a speech-language pathologist who began working with Proficio Speech Therapy Group in March 2019. She has worked in the field for over 11 years. Christina received her graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has experience in a variety of settings including: schools, early intervention, outpatient rehabilitation, private practice, skilled nursing facilities, home health, etc. Christina also has over 6 years of experience as a clinical supervisor. She is a licensed and board certified speech-language pathologist in the state of California. Christina is also an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is passionate about her work. Christina loves making therapy fun and exciting for the children and families she serves.
Aleena has been working in the field of speech language pathology for four years. Although she has predominantly worked in pediatric clinics, she has also served as a clinical supervisor for bachelor students at an institute. Aleena enjoys her profession because it is challenging and gives her an opportunity to blend science and creativity. She loves working with children, especially pre-schoolers, and her areas of interest are childhood apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, specific language impairment, autism spectrum disorders, literacy disorders, and feeding difficulties. She believes in closely working with the parents and enjoys empowering and training the parent for optimal results. Aleena is always eager to learn more, be it from her colleagues or the clients or parents that she services. She is looking forward to an enriching experience with the Proficio team.
Dillon is a speech-language pathologist who joined Proficio in July 2021. He earned his B.A. in Linguistics at the University of California, Davis and received his M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from San Jose State University. His clinical interests include early intervention, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Before becoming a speech therapist, he worked in the school districts as a para-educator and as an ABA interventionist. He enjoys seeing his clients grow in to successful communicators. In his free time he enjoys getting together to play board games or heading outside to go on a hike or play spikeball.
Lauren is a speech-language pathologist who joined Proficio in October 2022. She received her B.S. from California State University, Sacramento and her M.A. from San Jose State University. Prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist, Lauren worked as a registered behavioral technician. Lauren takes a child led approach in therapy to support autonomy and buy-in to their therapy experience. Lauren’s interests include articulation disorders, phonological disorders, gestalt language processing, and literacy-based therapy. She enjoys building connections with her clients and seeing their communicative growth. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and playing board games with friends.
Sapphire is a speech-language pathologist who joined the Proficio team in July 2021. She received her bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and her master's degree from NYU. Sapphire's interest in the field was sparked by experiences in her own family, and she is passionate about working with bilingual or multilingual families like her own. Her clinical interests include working with speech-sound disorders, ASD, early intervention, deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and pediatric voice. Sapphire loves to make therapy engaging, fun, and creative for children of all ages.
Vivienne is a speech-language pathologist who joined Proficio in June 2021. She earned her B.A. in Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley and received her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from San Jose State University. Her clinical interests include early intervention, literacy-based therapy, phonological disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech. She is certified in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program. She enjoys combining her love of linguistics with her passion for working with children and families.
Zhe is a speech-language pathologist who joined the Proficio team in September 2022. She earned her M.A. in Linguistics in China and received her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from San Jose State University. Her clinical interests include early intervention, ASD, speech-sound disorders, literacy-based intervention, and bilingual (Mandarin/English) intervention.
Andrea was born and raised in Stockton, CA, and is excited to relocate and join the Proficio Team. She attended CSU Sacramento for 2 years and received her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She was an active member of NSSLHA up until graduating in May 2019. In Spring of 2020, she obtained her SLPA license from San Joaquin Delta College. Andrea has experience working with children of various age ranges, and gained experience young by becoming a youth group leader and volunteering in classrooms and nurseries. Prior to obtaining her SLPA license, she was a registered behavior technician and worked with clients who were diagnosed with ASD. For the past two years, she has worked as an academic manager at different school sites. Andrea has a passion for this field and feels that it is so rewarding to know that she can contribute in making a positive impact in an individual’s speech/language goals.
Laura is an SLPA. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and moved to Fairfield, CA three years ago. She lives in Travis AFB with her husband and two daughters. She graduated with a B.S. in Speech-Language Therapy in SUAGM, and also graduated from Walden University with an M.S. in Early Childhood Development. Laura has experience working in both school and clinical settings with the pediatric population. She is currently a graduate student at NYU and set to graduate soon with an M.S. in Communication Disorders. Her interests include reading, watching series, cooking, yoga, and fashion. She is the greatest believer that children learn through play!
Patricia earned her Bachelor degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Sacramento State University. She has been a speech language pathology assistant for 7 years and is currently enrolled in a Masters program at Emerson College. She has experience working with children from ages 2-16 years old and has provided individual and group setting speech therapy services in private pediatric and school settings. She has worked with various communication disorders including ASD, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders and Articulation Disorders.
Sophia graduated from Chico State in 2021 and received her bachelors in communication sciences and disorders. She then enrolled into the SLPA program through the University and completed the program right after graduating. She was able to work at an elementary school working closely in articulation, social pragmatics, phonology, autism spectrum disorder, and so much more. Growing up with a mom who devoted her life to education as a teacher and principal, Sophia knew early on that she wanted to make an impact in people's lives. Speech therapy was introduced to her and since then, it has been an absolute passion and interest of hers as she continues to learn so much about this ever changing field.
Board of Directors
M.A., CCC-SLP, Executive Director
SVP, Head of People and Operations
M.A., CCC-SLP, Executive Director