Dr. Townsley received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in 1993, his master's degree in audiology from Kent State University in 1995, and his Doctorate of audiology from the University of Florida in 2006. He completed his clinical fellowship year in Ohio before moving to California in 1997, where he worked as an independent contractor in audiology, and then for an ear/nose/throat office for 9 years. Dr. Townsley joined the Providence team at the Word & Brown Hearing Center in 2010. He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a California dispensing audiologist license.
Dr. Melinda Chan was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and earned her bachelor's degree in business from Arizona State Univerity and doctorate of audiology from A.T. Still University. Dr. Chan completed her externship at Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists in Brentwood, California. She enjoys working with all ages and helping patients improve in their ability to communicate. She also loves food and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Chan speaks conversational Cantonese.
Dr. Samantha Nieves earned her doctoral degree from Salus University in 2015 and her bachelor of science degree from Philadelphia University in pre-medical studies. She completed her fourth year externship at JFK Rehabilitation Hospital in Edison, New Jersey where she evaluated vestibular function in stroke patients. She is a member of the Orange County Fall Prevention and Balance Center team at Providence where her main focus is evaluating balance disorders for children and adults. She enjoys learning new best practice methods and caring for patients who have traumatic brain injury.
Laura Rhee is a graduate of the joint doctoral program at San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego. She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from University of California, Irvine with focus in second generation immigrants, cultural diversity and aging. Laura enjoys helping families to facilitate better communication for children and adults with hearing difficulties. She is fluent in both English and Korean.