Meet the Team

Amy Szarkowski, PhD

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

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

Kristina Gulati M.S., CCC-SLP

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.

Adrienne Koenig

Adrienne Koenig

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.

Maddy Gibson

Maddy Gibson

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.