Our Founders

"We Listen - We hear you - we care"

Josh

Josh Korotky – Vice President
Marketing Director

Josh is a co-founder of Pacific Northwest Audiology, but his original field was meteorology. Josh began his career in the U.S. Army (1966 – 1969), where he worked in research at Ft Greeley, AK and White Sands Missile Range, NM.

After earning a Degree in Meteorology, Josh accepted a position as Science and Operations Officer with the National Weather Service, where he earned the Research Achievement Award, The NOAA Administrators Award and the Career Achievement Award for his severe storms research, radar storm detection methods, and forecast/warning strategies.

At Pacific Northwest Audiology, Josh is responsible for Website development, TV advertising, content creation and marketing.

Dr. Li with hearing patient

Dr. Li-Korotky, CEO – AuD, PhD, CCC-A, F-AAA
Board Certified Audiologist

Dr Li earned a PhD with a thesis in Age-related hearing loss from Karolinska Institutet In Sweden, and a clinical Doctor of Audiology degree (AuD) from The University of Pittsburgh.

The Doctor is one of the most accomplished audiologists in the country. She has more than 20 years of research and clinical experience, and she has published more than 100 scientific studies in a broad spectrum of hearing science.

Dr. Li stands out among her peers because her credentials, experience and success with patients far exceed those of her peers. With her knowledge, experience and desire, Dr. Li will greatly improve your ability to connect with others, and that will improve the quality of your life!

Our Hearing Doctors

Jami

Amy Winkler AuD
Doctor of Audiology

Amy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University and a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Austin, TX.

After completing her academic requirements for a Doctor of Audiology Degree (AuD), Amy also completed a one year externship at Pacific Northwest Audiology under the guidance of Dr. Li, who mentored her professional development and helped her fine tune her diagnostic and clinical skills. 

Having completing this vigorous academic and clinical program, Amy is now abundantly qualified to take her place with the rest of our expert Doctors, and we are more than happy to have her with us!

Dr. Penner Presentation

Dr. Penner AuD CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology 

Dr. Penner received a Doctorate in Audiology from Pacific University in Hillsboro , OR. Her previous position was with HearUSA, where she diagnosed and treated hearing loss in adult patients. She is a strong believer in educating patients to make their best decisions.

In the hearing aid arena, Dr. Penner is well experienced in the use of Real Ear Speech Mapping, the gold standard of hearing aid fitting and a best practice utilized by Pacific Northwest Audiology. She is also proficient with all hearing aid manufacturers.

Dr. Penner enjoys spending time with her Siberian husky. She also likes hiking and kayaking. The Doctor is a talented young audiologist with much to offer. We (and our patients) are delighted that she is with us.

dr. Woody

Dr. Mary Woody AuD, F-AAA
Board Certified Audiologist

Dr. Woody obtained a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and worked in private practice for seven years before coming to Pacific Northwest Audiology. 

After experiencing clinical practice, the Doctor decided that patients need to be involved in every aspect of their care, so she hunted for a clinic where she could refocus on ensuring patients are properly educated about their hearing, hearing healthcare and hearing aids. 

At Pacific Northwest Audiology, Dr. Woody found a clinic that aligned with her expectations, and we found someone who aligned with ours! That’s what you call a win win win situation for her, for us, and our patients!

Our Professional Support Staff

Amanda Barrett
Patient Care Coordinator

Amanda received an Associate degree from SW Oregon Community College, where she studied Business, Psychology, and Human Resources. 

Amanda has gained considerable experience working with patients recovering from strokes and surgeries, in home caregiving, and with an on-call temporary agency, where she filled in at numerous nursing homes. Amanda also worked in long term nursing care, where she assisted dementia and other challenged patients with their medications and daily living routines.

Her previous position was with Central Oregon ENT, where she processed patient intake and exit procedures, scheduled follow up appointments, and initiated referrals for diagnostic imaging. To make a long story short, Amanda has worn many hats during her young career and our patients benefit from her experience and caring attitude.

Amanda grew to up in Central Oregon where she developed a love for Kayaking and rock climbing.

Kristi Web

Kristi Cutter
Patient Care Coordinator

Kristy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Communication from Marylhurst University, founded in Oregon in 1893. She also received a Certificate of Mediation from the University.

Kristi has wide-ranging experience working in a variety of clinical settings, including checking in and routing patients to the right Doctor, verifying patient benefits with insurance programs, and a host of other duties.

Above all, she is responsible for your satisfaction, so she will guide you through a pleasant and fulfilling clinical experience.

Kristi is an avid bike enthusiast and still competes in racing, which she didn’t start until her 39th year! She shares her achievements with her two children, because she wants to show them that “you are never too old or too late to try something new.”

But most of all, she enjoys the scenery while riding the roads less travelled!

Meet the Team

Aurora Mathers
Audiology Lab Assistant

Aurora is working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern NH University.

Her previous work experience shows great depth and a steady progression of accomplishments, including the General Manager of Coffee People in Portland, Oregon, and the General Manager and regional Training Manager for Jamba Juice, where she opened, trained, and staffed 12 new stores in Oregon, Washington, and Oregon.

Aurora also worked as a Patient Access Specialist at Kaiser Permanente; as a Clinical Coordinator and Scheduler for Pulmonary/Sleep; as a Patient Representative for Ensource in Bend, Oregon; and as a Medical Receptionist at Gastroenterology of Central OR.

As an Audiology Lab Assistant, Aurora maintains audiological equipment; cleans, trouble shoots, and repairs hearing aids, and helps with other patient support functions. Her primary responsibility is to the well-being of our patients.

Meet the Team

Kristen Swihart
Audiology Lab Assistant

Kristen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Disability Services from Northern Illinois University, with an emphasis in health and human sciences.

As an Audiology Lab Assistant, Kristen maintains audiological equipment; cleans, trouble shoots, and repairs hearing aids, and helps with a host of other patient support functions. 

Kristen’s previous position was with Central Oregon Radiology Associates, where she was a medical assistant and responsible for both administrative and technical support to patients. While there, she gained valuable experience working with patients in a medical setting, which will be a continuing benefit for our team.

Linda

Linda Carlin RHIT
Billing and Insurance

Linda graduated from Central Oregon Community College (COCC), where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management degree with highest honors. 

Linda is certified as a Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT). Linda also has a degree in Dietary Management from COCC.

As her community project at COCC, Linda developed a website and blog for the Central Oregon Health Information Management Community in Central Oregon.

Linda enjoys writing, photography, cooking and hiking, and has a passion for community work.

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That's Why We Have More Than 900 5-Star Reviews!

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Pacific Northwest Audiology

 2205 NW Shevlin Park Rd., Bend Oregon 97703  

(541) 678-5698,  [email protected]

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