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Lisa Katherine Breakey

Lisa Katherine Breakey, American speech pathologist. Certified community college special education teacher, California.


Breakey, Lisa Katherine was born on October 21, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Melvin Harvey and Inez (Rey) Smith.


Bachelor in Speech Pathology and Audiology, University California, Santa Barbara, 1967. Master of Arts in Speech Pathology, San Jose State University, 1975.


Speech pathologist Manitoba (Canada) Rehabilitation Hospital, 1968-1969, Kingston (Ontario) Health Unit, Canada, 1969-1970, director speech therapy Canada, 1970-1973. Private practice San Jose, California, since 1975. Consultant Atari Inc., Sunnyvale, California, 1977-1979, Evergreen Valley Community College, San Jose, 1977-1980, Los Gatos (California) Rehabilitation Hospital, since 1977, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Livermore, California, 1979-1983, Irwin Lehrhoff and Associates, Beverly Hills, California, 1985-1986.

Professional staff priviledges Santa Teresa Hospital, San Jose, since 1981, Mission Oaks Hospital, San Jose, since 1982, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, since 1983. Presenter numerous seminars, workshops in adult communication disorders, since 1979. Guest lecturer San Jose State University, 1975-1988.


Member American Speech Language and Hearing Association (legislation counselor since 1986, congressional action contact 1985, certified appreciation 1983, 84), California Speech Language Hearing Association (chairman printing committee 1977, member conference commission 1982-1984, task force on occupational therapy, 1983-1984, hospitality committee 1984, legislation handbook committee 1985, state nominating committee 1986-1988, editor newsletter 1985, district director elect since 1988, Outstanding Achievement award 1986), California Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Private Practice (vice president 1979-1981, president 1983-1985, chairman speakers bureau 1981, 82, current trends workshop 1980, private practice workship 1978-1980, review course in preparation committee 1978-1981, 83, 85-86, government affairs committee since 1983, nomination committee since 1985, certified appreciation 1982), Santa Clara County Speech-Language-Hearing Association (board directors since 1987), California Association Post Secondary Educators of Disabled, Professional Group for Adult Communication Disorders (1st president 1977), Bay Area Group for Non-Oral, Bay Area Neurolinguistic Group, Bay Area Private Practitioners Speech Pathology and Audiology (1st president 1977), Washington Square Society-San Jose State University, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, ballet, sculpture.