Santa Clara University

Faculty and Speakers


Organizing Faculty

Krzysztof Izdebski
Krzysztof Izdebski, KF, MA, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA

Chairman, Pacific Voice & Speech Foundation
San Francisco, California
Private Practice, SFENT, SF, CA
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Voice and Swallowing Center
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California
Coordinator: Performing Arts Medicine Coalition of San Francisco
Scientific Advisor: Brain Plasticity Institute, SF, CA
Member Advisory Board, Bioengineering, SCU, SC, CA
Treasurer, World Voice Consortium, Porto, Portugal

Godfrey Mungal
Godfrey Mungal, PhD

Dean, School of Engineering, Santa Clara University
Sobrato Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Yuling Yan
Yuling Yan, PhD

Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Manuel Pais-Clemente, MD, PhD

President, World Voice Consortium
O'Porto Portugal

Lindsey Rader, MD

Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Consulting and Supporting Organizing Faculty

Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, MD, PhD

President, Union of the European Phoniatricians
Past President, German Society of Phoniatrics & Pedaudiology
Head, Clinic of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology, University Hospital Muenster

Ekaterina V. Osipenko
Mette F. Pedersen
Brian J.F. Wong, MD, PhD



Anna Barney
Barney, Anna, Ph.D.

Associate Dean (Education)
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton

Erkki Bianco
Bianco, Erkki, MD

ENT, Phonoiatrician, Phonosurgeon
Former laryngologist of the EAL of the Paris Opera
Member of CoMeT, Association Française des Professeurs de Chant, VONOD, forum IRCAM, l'IALP
Former professor of musical acoustics of ENST (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécom) (sup telecom Paris) and of phonetics: Institut de phonétique University Paris-Sorbonne
51 rue de Turenne
Paris, France
Phone: (33) 01-48-04-85-77


Raul M. Cruz
Cruz, Raul M., MD

Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Kaiser Medical Center Permanente
Oakland, CA
and PVSF

Philippe Dejonckere
Dejonckere, Philippe H., MD, Ph.D.

Catholic University of Leuven, Neurosciences, Exp. ORL, Belgium
Federal Institute of Occupational Diseases, Brussels Belgium
Utrecht University UMC, The Netherlands

Grazyna Demenko
Demenko, Grazyna, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Integrated Speech and Language Processing Systems
Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Enrico Di Lorenzo
Di Lorenzo, Enrico

Medicine Doctor, Singer with decennial experience in Extreme Metal

Janet M. Feindel
Feindel, Janet Madelle, MFA

Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, Associate Fitzmaurice Voice Teacher, Alexander Technique Teacher: Teaching Member of Alexander Technique International
Associate Professor, School of Drama

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Franco Fussi
Fussi, Franco, MD

Centro Audiologico Foniatrico – Azienda USL Ravenna
Via Fiume Abbandonato 134 – 48100 Ravenna
Phone: 0544-287011

Patrick Gannon
Gannon, Patrick J., Ph.D.

Peak Performance Systems
417 Spruce St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: 415-751-8927

Andrea Giordano
Giordano, Andrea, Ph.D.

Department of Electronics and Telecommunications
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Via S. Marta 3
50139 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39-055-4796443
Fax: +39-055-494569

Alfonso Gianluca Gucciardo
Gucciardo, Alfonso Gianluca, MD

ENT Specialits, Bioethics & Sexology Specialist
Adj. Prof. In Singing, Arts Faculty, MESSINA CONSERVATORY, IT
Expert in Italian Linguistics, Messina University, IT

Chairman, CEIMArs: Interdisciplinary Center for Performing Arts Medicine
Agrigento and Rome, IT
Italy, Agrigento 92100 - via Ugo La Malfa, 46/i
Phone: +39-349-4674852

Robert Harrison
Harrison, Robert, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
2330 Post Street, Suite 460
San Francisco, California 94115
Phone: 415-885-7580
Fax: 415-771-4472

Lutch, Matt, MD

Otolaryngology, H & N Surgery
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, California

Aditi Mandpe
Mandpe, Aditi H., MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF
San Francisco Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group
3838 California Street, #505
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: 415-751-4914
Fax: 415-751-1414

Claudia Manfredi
Manfredi, Claudia, Ph.D.

Department of Electronics and Telecommunications
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Via S. Marta 3
50139 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39-055-4796410
Fax: +39-055-494569

Thomas Murray
Murray, Thomas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FASHA

Professor of Speech Pathology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York
Phone: 646-692-5347

Tokunbo Ogunfunmi
Ogunfunmi, Tokunbo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Associate Dean for Research and Fac. Dev.

Adithya Padala
Padala, Adithya

President & CEO
UmeVoice Inc.
Phone: 415-883-1500 Ext. 223
Fax: 415-883-1711

Mette Fog Pedersen
Pedersen, Mette, MD, Ph.D. et h.c.

Ear-nose-throat specialist, FRSM
The Medical Centre Ear-, Nose-, Throat Unit
Oestergade 18, 1100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Joseph Quoidbach
Quoidbach, Joseph

Centre Médical Trixhay Sport et Art de Liège (Belgique)
Professeur de formation corporelle à l'Institut Supérieur de Musique et Pédagogie de Namur (Belgique)
Phone (Mobile): +32-475-51-65-30
Phone (Wandre): +32-4-362-37-31 (2)
Phone (Hermée): +32-4-278-40-91

Ruth Rainero
Rainero, Ruth

Ruth Rainero's Voice Studio
Speak Out! Communication Skills
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-681-0180

Rust, Gary, MD
Lee Strawn
Strawn, Lee, M.Mus, D.M.A.

Performer's Certificate in Opera
Performer's Certificate in Voice

Private Studio, San Francisco, CA
Faculty, Dept. of Music, Notre Dame de Namur Univ., Belmont, CA

Kwang Sung
Sung, Kwang C., MD, MS

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
801 Welch Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5328
Phone (Office): 650-725-6500

Lee Taylor
Taylor, Lee

Therapeutic Exercise Consultant
Innovative Approaches to Developing and Maintaining Fitness
Phone: 510-385-0100

James Thomas
Thomas, James P., MD

Private Practice
909 NW 18th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209-2324 USA
Phone (Cell): (503) 341-2555
Phone (Fax): (503) 478-1846
Phone (Toll Free): (877) 766-1994

Wait-Kromm, Nancy
Ronald Ward
Ward, Ronald, MD, FACS

PVSF & Private Practice
Northern California

Brian Wong
Wong, Brian, MD, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice-Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Surgery
The Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic
UC Irvine


Technical Support



Administrative Support




Ruth-Ann Swenson
Featured Guest Performer:
Ruth-Ann Swenson, Soprano
Accompanied by David Burnakus, Piano
Amanda Addleman
Addleman, Amanda (Jazz Singer/Pianist)
Heather Antonissen
Antonissen, Heather (Multi Vocals)
Sonia Bergamasco
Bergamasco, Sonia (Meleologo via DVD)
Erika Hight
Hight, Erika, Mezzo-Soprano (Musical Theater)
Molly Holm
Holm, Molly (Vocalist & Composer - Jazz, World Music, and Improvisation)

Teacher/Ensemble Director
Adjunct Faculty, Mills College
P.O. Box 9428
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510-528-7109

Lydia Hyde
Hyde, Lydia (Didgeridoo)
Emma Marriott
Mariott, Emma (Piano)
Bobbe Norris
Norris, Bobbe & Dunlap, Larry (Jazz)

Tobias Hawkins

Ms. Bianca

Hawkins, Tobias (Indie Rock)



Bianka, Sharina (Model & Assistant to MC)

Fashion & Promotional Model

Sera Mahayana Monastery (Tibetan Throat Singers)
Lee Strawn
Strawn, Lee, Baritone (Musical Theater and Opera)

Performer's Certificate in Opera
Performer's Certificate in Voice

Private Studio, San Francisco, CA
Faculty, Dept. of Music, Notre Dame de Namur Univ., Belmont, CA


Guests of Honor

Robert Sataloff, MD

Chair, The Voice Foundation

Philladelphia, PA, USA