Jody joined CCHAT in 2000. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in speech-language pathology from California State University, Sacramento and worked previously in both public school and rehabilitation center settings. She served as an adjunct professor at California State University, Sacramento teaching aural rehabilitation. Jody is certified as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS Cert AVED) by the Alexander Graham Bell Academy and is recognized as a specialist for providing a high level of service to families wishing to utilize listening and spoken language for their child who is deaf or hard of hearing.