Get to know Margarita

Margarita is the office coordinator extraordinare at Sound - keeping our ship headed in the right direction.   

Describe your role at Sound

As Office Coordinator, I provide support for all clinical services. I assist clinicians and patients with scheduling appointments, organizing insurance and payments. I ensure the office is running efficiently by answer phone calls and communicating with providers and surrounding clinics while keeping everybody grounded, laughing, and focused. My Spidey sense is being able to see around corners.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Vibrant, Loyal, Funny.

What’s your favorite part of the job?

I love that that I’m learning so much here. Everyday has its constants but brings about new surprises and new information. I also really am enjoying interacting with the staff, families, and patients.

What led you to working at Sound?

I was seeking a change from the fast-paced start-up tech world and was attracted to the smaller community feel of Sound, where I can help create processes.

What’s something about you that not many people know?

I collect keychains from all over the world. It started back when my sister went to Vegas for the first time and got a keychain that actually said MARGARITA on it. Then I started getting them from my other sister and it snowballed – friends and family know to buy them for me when they travel. I now have 45 or so – Jamaica, Catalina Islands, Kazakhstan, Japan, Florida, Chicago, the list goes on and on.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?

I have a fear of flying. My friends do an annual “friends trip” and I haven’t been for the past three years. I would love to go to Jamaica (where they are planning to go in November) and get over that fear… and get my own key chain from Jamaica!

Where are we most likely to find you when not at work?

I binge watch the Food Network, so I will be in someone else’s kitchen. I will be both eating and cooking food.

Before working at Sound what was the most unusual or crazy job you had?

I was 17 and working as a grocery bagger for Nob Hill Foods. It’s like playing Tetris with groceries. I qualified for the Grocer Bagger’s Championships and I placed fourth – I lost to Jeff from my own store.

Anything else fun to share?

I am the youngest of six kids, yet I’ve never broken a bone! But there’s always Jamaica.


Jody Vaynshtok

Jody is a California-licensed speech language pathologist with eight years of industry and clinical experience. She has worked with both adult and pediatric populations during her time at private practice, birth-to-three, and hospital facilities. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. In addition, Jody has a passion for working with adults looking to achieve clearer communication. Jody received her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She was a part of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford’s cleft and craniofacial clinic participating in the multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children born with craniofacial abnormalities. She holds a staff position at UCSF and is the lead speech language pathologist for the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Hearing Loss Clinic. When she's not busy having fun with her clients Jody enjoys spending time with her husband, Anton, friends and family. And if she's not headed out somewhere fun for dinner, you might find her at Bar Method working out!