Meet the Team
Jonathan Kopelovich, MD
I am a board certified otolaryngologist, focused on general ear, nose, and throat medical problems. In addition, I specialize in complex pediatric otolaryngology and have extensive experience in airway, craniofacial and ear surgery. I strongly believe in a collaborative holistic approach in caring for every child.
Originally from Florida, I graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. I taught preschool and then lived in Israel prior to attending Jefferson Medical College. I spent an additional year at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia devoted to cochlear implant research in children. After completing residency at the University of Iowa, my family and I moved to Denver for a fellowship year in pediatric ENT at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado.
I live on Mercer Island with my wife, a Seattle native and acupuncturist, our two boys and young daughter. I am passionate about environmental activism and love hiking and camping with my family in the Cascade wilderness. I’m also learning how to ski, and am an avid fan of freestyle and written rap.
Glenda Smith is the Practice Administrator at Bellevue Ear Nose and Throat and has been with Proliance Surgeons since 2001. During her childhood in Wenatchee she was known for her curiosity and ability to make things work better (although her apple orchardist dad may not have always appreciated this as talent). Glenda finds healthcare is a perfect field for someone who likes managing change.
After rearing four children (twins in the middle), Glenda now spends her spare time traveling, hiking, choral singing and Zumba-ing. She has a long list of places to see, hills to climb, and songs and dances to enjoy.
Laura A. Menenberg, RN, BSN
Laura is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington. She began her career as a pediatric ICU nurse at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Laura discovered her calling to work with children with disabilities while living in Africa. Together, Laura and her husband Ben adopted their first son ,Nathaniel, in Zambia, who was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy.
Laura’s nursing career continued in the US with school nursing, pediatric primary care, and non-profit disability advocacy. When not working in health care, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, painting, and reading a good book. She resides in Bellevue, WA with her husband and four sons.
Maryam Sadrzadeh, MS, CCC-SLP
Maryam Sadrzadeh is a Speech-Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed in the State of Washington. She specializes in Early Language, Voice and Resonance Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders (Articulation/Phonology/
Maryam’s leadership extends as a Clinical Supervisor for graduate students from area universities and as a Clinical Associate for the University of Washington Department of Speech and Hearing. She is fluent in English, Farsi, and Turkish. Outside of the clinic, Maryam enjoys music, reading and travel.
Elizabeth Ripley is a licensed audiologist with a passion for diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. Her areas of interest include hearing testing, hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Doctor of Audiology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She enjoys being part of a patient’s hearing journey and working in a collaborative team to provide outstanding hearing healthcare.
In her free time Elizabeth enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, and exploring Seattle.
Originally from California, Elena moved here from Spokane last year and loves taking care of kids. She has four of her own and eight grandchildren. Elena has 30+ years’ experience as a medical assistant. She loves live music, salsa dancing, running, hiking, painting and exploring the Pacific Northwest. She is also the funniest person we know!