Brien Cook
Brien CookChief Financial Officer
Mr. Cook is the Chief Financial Officer for Cook Speech and Language, Inc. He previously worked in the computer industry where he did sales and marketing for such companies as Apple and EPSON America. In 2004, he left the technology sector and started Mix It Up! which specialized in frozen beverage equipment. In 2013, he sold Mix It Up! to focus on Cook Speech and Language, Inc.

He has played an integral role in the launching of Cook Speech and Language, Inc. with his wife, Holly Cook. They have formed the perfect partnership with each being responsible for a particular aspect of the business. Mrs. Cook oversees all clinical matters as well as supervising our speech and language pathologists. Mr. Cook meanwhile handles all of the accounting, marketing, and day-to-day operations.

When not working he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, DIY projects, and spending time with his family and their dogs Bodie and Lucy.

Amber Enos-Williams, SLP-A
Amber Enos-Williams, SLP-ASpeech Pathologist Assistant

Amber grew up in Sacramento and has lived here her whole life. She has always had a passion for helping others and working with children, and was the resident babysitter in her neighborhood. She began her career with San Juan Unified School district as an Instructional Assistant and worked there for over 10 years. Deciding that she had found her calling in Special Education she attended the Speech and Language Pathology program at American River College. She hopes to continue her education to become a Psychologist in the future.

Amber enjoys cooking, staying active, and traveling in her free time. She loves spend time with her family discovering new places and new kinds of food. She has two girls, a husband, and three tiny dogs.

Judy Ladson
Judy LadsonSpeech Aid

The majority of Judy’s career was working for the Federal Government, Department of the Treasury. Judy retired in October 2015. The position she retired from was a Management Analyst at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA. After retirement, she relocated to Sacramento, CA from Fernandina Beach, FL in January 2016 to be closer to her daughter.

Some of Judy’s hobbies are cooking, decorating, traveling and spending time with her daughter. She especially enjoys discovering new areas in California. Judy is an animal lover and has two Yorkies. She enjoys working part-time even though she is retired.


Karla Garcia
Karla GarciaSpeech Aid
Karla was raised in Sacramento. She is a CSUS student pursuing a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has a passion for children, and strives to help make an impact in their daily lives.

On her free time, Karla enjoys spending time with her loved ones. She is very family oriented. She likes visiting new places, trying new foods, and shopping.
Rita Garcia, B.A, SLP-A
Rita Garcia, B.A, SLP-ASpeech Pathologist Assistant
Originally from Linden, CA. Rita attended the Linden Unified School District up until her junior year of high school. She finished her high school years at Sacramento Charter High School and graduated in 2004. Rita attended San Joaquin Delta College where she received her A.A. degree. She accomplished many personal goals while on a long school break. Rita became interested in the field of Speech and Language Pathology while caring for her dear grandfather. She decided to go back to school in 2012 and began the Speech Pathology and Audiology program. She is very excited and eager to learn more about the field each day. Rita loves to volunteer when not in school or at work and spending time with her family.
Chienne Vang, M.S., CCC-SLP
Chienne Vang, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language Pathologist

Chienne Vang is a Speech-Language Pathologist and works for Cook Speech and Language, Inc.  She grew up in South Sacramento and lived in Stockton during her college years.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of the Pacific in 2019.  She also earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the Pacific in 2020.

She has experience working one on one and in groups with children and adults with various communication disorders.  She is passionate about working with children and adults of all ages with various communication disorders in a variety of settings.  She is also passionate about working more closely with families.  She developed a love for the field when she observed her first session.  She found it most rewarding when seeing clients improve and become more confident in their abilities to communicate.  During her spare time, Chienne enjoys going on adventurous trips, staying active, and spending time with loved ones.



Christine Morton, M.S., CCC-SLP
Christine Morton, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech Pathologist
Christine graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2002 with a Master’s of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She has experience working with children and adults of all ages in a variety of setting including schools, clinics, medical environments, private practice, homes, daycares, and tele practice. Her passion is in early childhood education. She loves the opportunity to facilitate family focused services to encourage communication development in a naturalistic setting. Providing support and motivation to families and caregivers of children with communication challenges drives her intervention approaches. When Christine is not working she enjoys keeping up with her husband, son, and dog.
Jillian Hall, M.A., CCC-SLP
Jillian Hall, M.A., CCC-SLPSpeech Pathologist
Originally from Merced, CA, Jillian attended University of the Pacific and received a B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. She then graduated from San Diego State University with an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and eventually relocated to Sacramento to be closer to her family and friends. Jillian’s professional interests include working with bilingual children, autism and pragmatic disorders, fluency disorders, and Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. Outside of work, Jillian enjoys playing video games, winning at trivia nights, and volunteering with the Junior League of Sacramento.
Katie Boyle, M.S., CF-SLP
Katie Boyle, M.S., CF-SLPSpeech Pathologist

Katie grew up in the Bay Area and attended Northern Arizona University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish. She studied abroad in Chile and completed an internship at a scientific research center in Argentina. Learning Spanish as a second language while studying abroad sparked Katie’s interest in speech-language pathology and her desire to help others reach their communication goals. After discovering this passion she attended Northern Arizona University where she received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology.

She has experience working with children and adults with various communication disorders. She is passionate about helping children communicate and supporting families during this journey. She would also like to continue improving her Spanish skills to serve bilingual and Spanish speaking children. During her free time, Katie enjoys spending time in nature with her friends, family, and her dog Oso!