Meet the Team
Amy Szarkowski, PhD
Dr. Szarkowski, PhD, is the Director of The Institute and The Clinic. She brings extensive experience as a psychologist conducting psychological/neuropsychologist assessments and leading interdisciplinary teams. In her work, she supports clients who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with medical challenges or disabilities. Dr. Szarkowski utilizes English as her first language, and ASL as her second.
Dr. Szarkowski’s favorite time of day is sunrise and she strives to see it as often as possible.
Sarah Brandt, EdD
A licensed Teacher of the Deaf, Sarah Brandt, EdD, is an Associate at The Institute and The Clinic. She specializes in deaf education, educational technology, and professional learning. Dr. Brandt offers educational services, and is fluent in English as a first language and ASL as a second language.
Dr. Brandt and her sister are hiking all of New Hampshire’s 48 4000’ peaks. When not in the woods, she enjoys playing with her two greyhounds, Chariot and Nimbus.
Kristina Gulati, M.S., CCC-SLP, has extensive experience as a speech-language pathologist, working with children and adults. She has directed teams of clinicians supporting a variety of populations, including individuals who have autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, hearing loss, complex communication needs, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. Mrs. Gulati is fluent in English as a first language and ASL as a second language.
Mrs. Gulati loves trivia nights and attempting to recreate fancy dishes seen on Top Chef.
As a speech-language pathologist, Serena Yure, M.S., CCC-SLP, works with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing with a variety of communication needs and diagnoses. She supports students who use American Sign Language, spoken English, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. Her work involves modeling language and providing hands-on meaningful language opportunities. Ms. Yure is fluent in English as a first language and ASL as a second language.
As a speech-language pathologist, Adrienne Koenig, M.S., CCC-SLP, provides evaluations and therapy to individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including those with complex communication needs and those who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Her work focuses on decreasing prompt dependency and increasing spontaneous, flexible communication. Ms. Koenig specializes in providing support for gestalt processors, or children who communicate with delayed echolalia and scripting.
Ms. Koenig loves to swim, hike, and explore the coast. In her free time, you’ll almost always find her in the woods or at the beach.
Suzanne Jobski, OTD, OTR/L, brings leadership and clinical experience to her work as an assistive technology (AT) specialist at The Clinic. She facilitates her clients’ active participation and engagement in their environments through a variety of AT supports. Dr. Jobski consults with the assistive technology user, their families, and educational teams in order to maximize the technology and increase the individual’s ability to functionally participate in activities of daily living.
Dr. Jobski and her fiance own and operate a small furniture business specializing in creating unique live edge pieces supported by industrial pipes.
Maddy Rynne, M.Ed., is a licensed Teacher of the Deaf and Reading Specialist. She works with both typically developing deaf students as well as those with disabilities. Ms. Rynne develops and implements language and literacy plans for students who use American Sign Language (ASL), spoken English, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. Ms. Rynne is fluent in English as a first language and ASL as a second language.
Ms. Rynne is originally from Florida, so loves to spend her free time traveling and exploring New England. When it gets too cold, you’ll find her inside with coffee and a good book.
In her work at The Clinic, Erika Majeskey, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA, works with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing clients to determine the function of specific behaviors. She offers functional behavior assessments (FBA) and other measures of behavior and daily living skills. Ms. Majeskey’s work can involve the creation, maintenance, and integration of comprehensive behavior plans for individualized education programs (IEPs). She is a native user of both American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
Ms. Majeskey’s favorite pastime is lounging with her 3 dogs, Harper, Finnegan, and Sampson. She also enjoys crafting stickers using her Cricut Machine.