Jennifer Eichert, Au.D. / Clinical Director
Dr. Eichert received her Bachelor of Science in speech, language, and hearing sciences from San Diego State University and her Doctor of Audiology degree at Northwestern University. She joined our Institute initially as a fellow in 2011 and joined our clinical staff after completing her doctoral studies and now manages the Institute’s various clinical treatment programs.
Dr. Eichert was drawn to a career in audiology by her drive for scientific knowledge and deep desire to help people. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and ASHA and is passionate about implementing cutting edge technology to diagnose, treat and care for patients.
Her personal interests include anything that gets her outside, including camping, hiking, snowboarding and playing beach volleyball. She loves to travel to new destinations, as well as to her favorite standbys – the mountains for snowboarding and the lake to enjoy time with family.
Stacie Pilgrim, Au.D. / Director of Clinical Research
Dr. Pilgrim received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Audiology degrees from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.
A native of New Jersey, Dr. Pilgrim moved to California to complete her doctoral residency in 2008 and has remained an integral part of the team at Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute ever since. Dr. Pilgrim has served as the Director of Clinical Research for the Institute since 2013.
Dr. Pilgrim holds particular interest in the areas of vestibular diagnostics and rehabilitation of the dizzy patient. She is currently conducting research on vestibular treatment and rehabilitation of those suffering from dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, and migraines.
Dr. Pilgrim also enjoys presenting at annual conferences across the country on topics related to vestibular pathology and treatment. While not focusing on audiology, Dr. Pilgrim loves shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Kendall Caminiti, Au.D. / Clinical Amplification Lead
Dr. Caminiti received her Bachelor of Science in communication science and disorders and Bachelor of Arts in psychology from University of Texas at Austin. Subsequently, she received her Doctor of Audiology degree from San Diego State University / University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program.
Dr. Caminiti was drawn to a career in audiology by her passion for American Sign Language (ASL) and the Deaf culture. One of Dr. Caminiti’s goals is to obtain her ASL interpreting license to help merge the Deaf and hearing cultures. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is passionate about implementing cutting-edge technology to diagnose, treat and care for patients of all ages who have difficulties with both hearing and dizziness.
Her personal interests include anything that gets her outside, such as hiking, camping, snowboarding, skiing, playing beach flag football, beach volleyball, and pretty much any other sport! She also loves animals, traveling to new destinations, and hanging out with her family and friends.
Harlan Carroll / Audiologist
Harlan Carroll has been an audiologist for more than 20 years; joining the Institute with a wealth of experience. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University, while receiving a full football scholarship. Carroll achieved his Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and has conducted several research studies in the field of audiology.
Carroll enjoys sports, working out, learning to cook, exploring other countries with his favorite travel companion (his wife) and volunteering his time and service to those less fortunate through his church. Most recently, he went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assist with a school and counsel abused men and women.
He and his wife are enjoying life with their daughter. If you see him around the Institute, be sure to ask him about his fun socks; each one has its own unique story.
Katherine Slezewick, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Slezewick received her Bachelor of Science in audiology from Ball State University and her Doctor of Audiology degree at Indiana University. She was a graduate student extern at Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute, and subsequently joined the clinical staff as a Doctor of Audiology after completing her doctoral studies.
Dr. Slezewick was drawn to a career in audiology because of her personal experiences with the field. She is passionate about helping others. One of her professional goals is to obtain a certificate in animal audiology.
Her personal interests include outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and skiing. She loves to travel and explore new areas, as well as create art projects, read, and spend time with her cats.
Megan Nash, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Nash received her Bachelor of Arts in communicative disorders and sciences from San Jose State University and her Doctor of Audiology degree from San Diego State University / University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program. She currently serves as a clinical audiologist at Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute.
Her professional interests focus on diagnosing hearing and balance disorders, aural rehabilitation, and helping patients improve quality of life through better hearing and balance. She has a special interest in working with the pediatric population, assessing hearing loss and auditory processing. In addition, she is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Her personal interests include camping and hiking, knitting, watching football, cooking and baking.
Christine Nguyen, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Nguyen received her Bachelor of Arts in speech, language and hearing sciences from California State University, Los Angeles, and her Doctor of Audiology degree from San Diego State University / University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program. Dr. Nguyen currently serves as a clinical audiologist at Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute.
She was drawn to a career in audiology by her desire to use advanced medical technology to improve patients’ quality of life. Her professional interests include vestibular diagnostics and treatment, as well as hearing aid fitting.
Her personal interests include journaling, surfing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Monica Muncy, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Muncy received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Idaho State University and a Doctor of Audiology degree from Utah State University. She joined Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute in 2021 as a clinical audiologist.
A strong advocate for patient-centered care and restoring patients’ quality of life, Dr. Muncy’s professional interests focus on vestibular diagnostics and rehabilitation. During her graduate school career, she was able to travel to El Salvador and the Dominican Republic on humanitarian missions to provide hearing healthcare to under-served populations. These missions are part of what drives Dr. Muncy to focus on using evidence-based practice to advocate for each individual patient.
Her personal interests include crocheting, watching St. Louis Blues hockey, and walking her dog along the beach.
Luz Orellana, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology
Luz Orellana received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. Luz is a native Spanish speaker and enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds.
During her free time, Luz enjoys outdoor activities such as paddle boarding or hiking. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends. Luz welcomes any book or hike recommendations!
Damara Marshall, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Marshall received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as her Doctor of Audiology degrees from Idaho State University. Go Bengals!
Her professional interests include vestibular diagnostics and treatment, tinnitus management and counselling, and the prevention of hearing loss while holding a special passion for working with the elderly. Dr. Marshall enjoys educating families and friends and individuals with hearings loss understand how they can make the appropriate accommodations and utilize suitable communication strategies to foster effective communication which results in an increased quality of life.
During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her pets (she has a yorkie, two beaded dragons and a leopard gecko), trying new foods, and creating memories with her friends and family.