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 Computer 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.

Megan LePage, B.A. SLP-A
Megan LePage, B.A. SLP-ASpeech Pathologist Assistant
Megan is originally from Michigan and has lived in the Sacramento area for the past 3 years. She graduated in 2012 from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and French. She is currently enrolled in a certificate program for speech pathology, through CSU-Northridge, to prepare her for graduate school. Megan plans on pursuing a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is interested in working with individuals with all types of communication disorders.

In her free time, Megan likes to explore California from the coast to the mountains. She especially enjoys hiking and climbing. When not exploring the outdoors, she can be found reading.

Jeannette Wilson Reiff, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jeannette Wilson Reiff, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech Language Pathologist
Jeannette has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for more than 25 years. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fresno, followed by her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from California State University, Sacramento in 1993. Over the course of her career, she has worked with individuals across the life span and in varied settings, including hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, public schools, private practice clinics, and University training programs. Her extensive work with infants in the New Born Intensive Care Unit at Northbay Medical Center in Fairfield, CA., ignited her passion two decades ago for working with children birth to five years of age. Her areas of expertise and interests include pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, speech sound disorders, and early language development. She is P.R.O.M.P.T. trained and utilizes a family-centric approach to all her intervention strategies.

In addition to providing direct services as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Jeannette is also the Clinic Director of the Maryjane Rees Language, Speech, and Hearing Center at California State University, Sacramento in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Here, you will find her managing all aspects of the clinic operations, supporting all areas of clinical education, and teaching courses on speech sound disorders in children, introduction to clinical methodologies, and ethical considerations in our field. She began supervising graduate student clinicians in 2004 at the University of the Pacific as a Clinical Instructor before transitioning to Sac State in 2013. She continues to invest her time and is passionate about training the best-of-the-best future clinicians in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.

When not working, Jeannette enjoys spending time with her three beautiful daughters, developing recipes for a cook book her girls insisted she write, gardening, and running! And she LOVES her stand up paddle board and yoga classes, although she has yet to combine the two!

Lauren Beentjes, B.S., SLP-A
Lauren Beentjes, B.S., SLP-ASpeech Pathologist Assistant
Born and raised in the Sacramento area, Lauren became interested in the field of Speech and Language through her parents who are both special education teachers.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from CSU, Sacramento in 2017 and received her license from Loma Linda University in 2018. Lauren plans to pursue her Master’s degree in the future, while in the meantime is enjoying working with individuals with a variety of communication disorders at Cook Speech and Language.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys kayaking, skiing, spending time with her friends and family and playing with her miniature golden-doodle Rudy.

Stephanie Cook
Stephanie CookSpeech Aid
Stephanie grew up in Fresno California where she worked at an immigration law firm. Knowing she wanted to work with children, Stephanie and her husband relocated to Sacramento where she now works as a Speech Aid for Cook Speech and Language. Although uncertain of specifics, Stephanie would like to pursue a career in child education and development.

When not reading a book or working on arts and crafts, Stephanie can be found exploring both cities and wilderness with her husband and sweet pit bull Manny.

Suzanne Spady, M.S., CCC-SLP
Suzanne Spady, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech Pathologist
Suzanne is originally from Alberta, Canada where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Linguistics. She graduated with her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Suzanne has worked in a variety of clinical setting and enjoys working with all ages. She currently works in an elementary school in Sacramento. Her professional interests include working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. Suzanne is fluent in American Sign Language and is passionate about studying Deaf Education. In the summer months she often works part time in research on Deaf Education.

In her free time, Suzanne enjoys a variety of outdoor sports including hiking, backpacking, camping, surfing and snowboarding. She loves exploring the Sacramento area and enjoys travelling to other places both local and abroad.

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.
Linh Quang, M.S., CF-SLP
Linh Quang, M.S., CF-SLPSpeech Pathologist Intern
Linh relocated to Sacramento from the San Francisco Bay Area to be closer to her family. she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders with a minor in Special Education, from San Francisco State University. She also completed her Master’s degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at San Francisco State University in August of 2019.

During her graduate studies, Linh worked with a variety of clients of various ages and communication disorders. Through Project Common Ground, she received specialized training to work effectively with diverse individuals on the autism spectrum across a variety of settings.. Linh has a passion for working with clients of all ages to optimize their abilities to communicate with those around them. She believes in celebrating the small successes, focusing on the client’s strengths, and using these strengths to build on the areas of challenges.

During her spare time, Linh enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, cooking, working on arts and crafts, doing outdoor activities, spending time with her family, friends, and adorable puppy, Oreo. She also enjoys volunteering for the AASCEND Job club, a monthly employment support group for adults on the autism spectrum.

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.