The Board-Member Profile

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Click on the name of each board member to view his/her profile below.

Patricia Elaine Brannon, M.A., CCC-SLP

Christopher J. Rourk, Esq.

Tammy Camp, M.D.

Vickie B. Dionne, Au.D., CCC-A

Kerry Ormson, Ed. D., Au.D.

Sonya Salinas, M.A., CCC-SLP 

Leila R. Salmons, M.A., CCC-SLP 

Phillip Lee Wilson, Au.D., CCC-A

Shannon K. McClendon

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY REPRESENTATIVES

Patricia Elaine Brannon, M.A., CCC-SLP
Patricia Elaine Brannon of San Antonio retired in 2012 as the program coordinator for children with communication disorders with the Northside Independent School District. She is a member of the San Antonio, Texas and American Speech-Language and Hearing associations. She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, the San Antonio Conservation Society, San Antonio Food Bank and is a former Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader for special needs children. Brannon is a former adjunct professor of graduate school at Our Lady of the Lake University's Harry Jersig Center for Communication Disorders. Brannon received a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Sonya Salinas, M.A., CCC-SLP
Sonya Salinas of Mission is the undergraduate program coordinator, a lecturer and clinical supervisor of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services at the University of Texas-Pan American.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the Texas Speech and Hearing Association, where she serves on various committees.  Salinas is the president and founder of a new chapter of the Valley Network of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists.  She received a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing and a master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Texas-Pan American.

Leila R. Salmons, M.A., CCC-SLP
Leila R. Salmons of Houston is the owner and director of Therapy Connections, a pediatric private practice. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the Texas Speech and Hearing Association. Salmons is a founding member of the Executive Mom's Society in Houston. She is a member of the Houston Association for Communication Disorders. Salmons received her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M Kingsville and her master's degree from the University of Houston.

AUDIOLOGY REPRESENTATIVES

Vickie B. Dionne, Au.D., CCC-A 
Dr. Vickie B. Dionne of Nederland is a clinical audiologist and is an Associate Professor of Audiology at Lamar University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Dionne holds Board Certification in Audiology from the American Board of Audiology. She is a member of the Golden Triangle Sertoma Chapter of Sertoma International and is Chairman of the Sertoma Safe Ears program. Dr. Dionne received a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and a master’s degree in audiology from Lamar University. She earned a Doctor of Audiology from Salus University and is licensed by the State of Texas in audiology.

Dr. Phillip Lee Wilson, AU.D., CCC-A
Dr. Phillip Wilson of Dallas is an audiologist and clinical associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is also a member and former board member at-large for the Texas Academy of Audiology, and holds membership in the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing association. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a master of science degree in communication disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Wilson earned a doctor of audiology degree from the University of Florida and is licensed by the State of Texas in audiology. His clinical interests include adult and pediatric hearing aids, vestibular evaluation and treatment, auditory processing disorder and pediatric diagnostic evaluation.

Kerry Ormson, Ed. D., Au.D.
Kerry Ormson has been an audiologist since 1975.  He lives in Amarillo, Texas and owns Ormson Hearing Health Care.  He has two doctorates with the first from Texas Tech University and the other from Pennsylvania School of Audiology.  His practice serves all ages from birth to adulthood.  Ormson specialize in the diagnosis of auditory processing disorders, tinnitus, balance disorders, as well as fitting and dispensing hearing aids.  He is a past president of the Texas Academy of Audiology and also serves on the American Board of Audiology of the American Academy of Audiology.  He is on the clinical faculty of the department of Pediatric Texas Tech School of Medicine, Amarillo.  Ormson is a part time faculty at West Texas A&M in the Communication Disorders department.  Finally, he is presently serving in his second six year term on the state board of speech pathology and audiology.  

PUBLIC MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES

Christopher J. Rourk, Esq.
Chris Rourk is a patent attorney and partner at Jackson Walker LLP, and a licensed professional engineer. He has helped many clients to obtain patent protection for inventions in the fields of digital and analog audio processing and speech coding. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), past president of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Ft. Worth, and a past member of the One Call Board of Texas. Rourk received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Shannon K. McClendon
Shannon K. McClendon is an attorney with decades of experience in the energy and power sector. Prior to her current practice, most recently she was a partner with the law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP, and prior to that a shareholder at Webking McClendon, PC. She has served on the Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committee of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
Shannon has served 5 consecutive appointments by Governor Perry as a board member to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, Texas Appraiser and Licensing Certification Board, and currently to the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Her community service is extensive, serving on the Board of the Texas League of Conservation Voters, the Texas Business Hall of Fame, and previously serving on the University of Houston Alumni Association Board and the Board of the Texas Ratepayers Organization to Save Energy.
Before her legal career, Shannon had a career in the computer industry – not only working at Texas A&M University Data Processing Center and Texas Instruments, but also as Computer Systems Analyst for Space Transportation Shuttle Operations Contract (STSOC) at NASA.
She has a bachelor of science from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

 

PHYSICIAN PUBLIC MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE

Tammy Camp, M.D.
Tammy Camp is a general pediatrician and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the Texas Pediatric Society. In addition, she serves as the Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency program. Her general pediatric practice involves the care of many children with special health care needs, including children with speech and language disorders as well as hearing impairment. Tammy received a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University, while earning her medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine.

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Last updated July 25, 2014
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