Our Audiologists

Our providers, with 32 years’ combined experience, drive innovation in hearing. They inspire patients by sharing their passion for science, asking questions that build critical-thinking skills, and actively supporting them through difficult situations.

Our providers reach out to the community to bring real-world application of science to our patients, and they work within our three areas of focus – prevention, diagnostics, and rehabilitative audiology – to organize and present annual audiology updates. Each year our providers invite patients into our practice and demonstrate new technology and science developed by others in our field. We feel this is an excellent opportunity for patients as well as the community to learn how science can be a part of their future. In addition to our providers providing technical service in the office, they have realized that community outreach and being an advocate for audiology is part of the scope of the practice. Providers are serving on various boards in the community and working on projects outside the office. Our providers have participated in research projects, presented at conferences, written curriculums, and trained other audiologists.

“It’s providers like our team’s, with professionalism and unrelenting enthusiasm to educate, who make our audiology practice so powerful. This can only be accomplished with our entire team facilitating this process.”


Peter J. Marincovich, Ph.D., CCC-ADr. Peter J. Marincovich, Ph.D., CCC-A

Director of Audiology Services

Dr. Peter Marincovich earned his graduate degree in communicative disorders from Louisiana State University, and his Ph.D., in Audiology from the University of Memphis. A Santa Rosa native, Dr. Marincovich has practiced in his hometown since 1984. Dr. Marincovich works with patients of all ages and levels of hearing loss. He is also a frequent presenter at seminars and academic conferences. His areas of special interest include the assessment of auditory and vestibular disorders, healthcare policy, hearing care solutions and delivery systems and audiology education. He holds specialized credentials in teaching the handicapped, and conducts courses at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Judy Conley, M.A., CCC-ADr. Judy Conley, M.A., CCC-A

Clinical Audiologist

Judy Conley earned her graduate degree in Audiology from City University of New York. A New York City native Judy has worked in the field of Audiology since 1978. Ms. Conley has extensive experience working with patients ranging from newborns to geriatrics. She has guest lectured at Hofstra University and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Amber M. Powner, Au.D., CCC-AAmber M. Powner, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Amber Powner earned her doctorate in Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado. Amber is passionate about Audiology, and is particularly interested in vestibular work, musicians, and hearing loss prevention. She has worked with patients of all ages and ailments, and is specially certified in the Dangerous Decibels program. Amber is a Colorado native, but is excited for the change of scenery that is California.


Our Staff

Tina P. AfifiTina P. Afifi

Patient Care Coordinator, Hearing Loss Support Specialist, Hearing Aid Dispenser

Tina Afifi has been working for Audiology Associates as a Hearing Loss Support Specialist for the past 11 years. She is licensed through the State of California as a Hearing Aid Dispenser and through the Hearing Loss Associates of America as a Hearing Loss Support Specialist.

Lisa Dehner, CCMA-ACDr. Lisa Dehner, CCMA-AC

Hearing Loss Support Specialist, Hearing Aid Dispenser

Lisa Dehner, CCMA-AC, BC-HIS has been working for Audiology Associates as a Hearing Loss Support Specialist for the past 5 years. In addition to being a California Certified Medical Assistant, she is licensed through the State of California as a Hearing Aid Dispenser and through the Hearing Loss Association of America as a Hearing Loss Support Specialist.

Jessica Aguinaldo, COHCJessica Aguinaldo

Patient Care Coordinator, Hearing Loss Support Specialist, Hearing Aid Dispenser

Jessica Aguinaldo is the youngest of four children born in Santa Clara, CA but her family moved to Fort Bragg, CA at the age of one so she is a local to the coast most of her life. After graduating from Fort Bragg High School Jessica attended Oregon State University and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Pre-Occupational Therapy with a minor in Psychology. Jessica joined the Audiology Associates team in 2012 as the first full time front office staff member in the Mendocino branch and soon thereafter trained to become an Audiologist Assistant as well as obtaining her California Occupational Hearing Conservationist certification. She is still in our beautiful Mendocino office, lives in the near town of Fort Bragg, enjoys photography, exploring new cultures, and enjoying the company of her dear friends and family.