Mosaic is a non-profit organization founded and operated by two Speech-Language Pathologists with a shared vision for an interdisciplinary and collaborative clinic in Santa Barbara. Caitlin Downie (Cait) and Sharon MacDonald (Shay) each run their own private practices. They began collaborating as colleagues while working for Santa Barbara Unified School District. Shay continues to serve in schools and operates her private practice. Cait left the school in 2022, to focus on her practice full-time. Together, they bring their unique experiences and specialties to the collective along with the passion to collaborate with other disciplines to provide the best care possible.
"The knowledge I've gained from form working with other therapists is invaluable and I really missed that team approach aspect when I started my private practice, which is why I started dreaming up this shared space. I never thought I wanted a huge clinic with a bunch of employees to manage because client care is my highest calling, but the idea of co-creating a setting with like-minded professionals is something to rally behind!"
“It has always been important to me for families to obtain quality services with convenience, community, and affordability in mind. As a Speech and Language Pathologist practicing privately in Santa Barbara, I quickly discovered the high cost of space would force my prices to increase, concurrently creating a barrier for some members of our community from accessing services. With a desire to serve my community more equitably, I realized I needed to find a way to drive costs down by creating an affordable space for service providers.”