Meet Your Presenters

Presenter Bios

Kristin Whitfield

Kristin Whitfield, MA, CCC-SLP is the Clinical Education Specialist for Control Bionics. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist in multiple different settings, specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for most of her career. Kristin has presented on various AAC topics at local, national, international, and online conferences/workshops. Her desire is to help others love AAC, and the people who use it, as much as she does.

Presenter Disclosure

  • Financial: Kristin is employed by Control Bionics and receives compensation for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Kristin has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Christie Rowzee

Christie Rowzee, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-Language-pathologist with experience working with adult and pediatric clients. She received her degree from the Louisiana State University and following her graduation, worked in clinic and hospital settings throughout Texas, Louisiana, and New Jersey. Christie has been a licensed speech-language pathologist for the past 8 years and is currently a Regional Sales Manager with Control Bionics.

Presenter Disclosure

  • Financial: Christie is employed by Control Bionics and receives compensation for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Christie has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Jill Adlin
Jill Adlin

Jill Adlin, MA, CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist who has served in a variety of settings including home health, schools, nursing homes and private clinics. Her passion for AAC started 14 years ago when she served children with complex needs at the Ft. Sanders Education Development Center in Knoxville, TN. Jill served as SLP/MC specialist on AT teams in Tennessee and North Carolina before coming to Control Bionics as a Regional Sales Consultant.

Presenter Disclosure

  • Financial: Jill is employed by Control Bionics and receives compensation for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Jill has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Belva Holman

Belva Holman, B.A. ED., ATP/ATACP, is the Clinical Support Specialist at Control Bionics. She has years of experience working in special education and product development and is passionate about helping clients customize vocabulary and better use their devices. 

Presenter Disclosure

  • Financial: Belva is employed by Control Bionics and receives compensation for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Belva has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Leah Jonczak

Leah Jonczak, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Regional Sales Consultant for Control Bionics.  While working in school, outpatient clinic, acute care hospital, and private practice settings, Leah realized how rewarding but underserved the population of AAC users is.  In her role with Control Bionics, Leah enjoys advocating for the needs of many AAC users and their teams.

Presenter Disclosure

  • Financial: Leah is employed by Control Bionics and receives compensation for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Leah has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Nicole DelGiudice

Nicole DelGiudice, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and sales consultant for Control Bionics.  She covers the Great Lakes territory which includes Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  Before joining the Control Bionics team in 2023, Nicole primarily served the geriatric population in skilled nursing facilities in the Chicagoland area.  She is passionate about helping individuals find an AAC system that best fits their needs so that every voice can be heard. The fact that AAC will continue to develop and improve is what motivated Nicole to pursue this career. 

Presenter Disclosure

  • Financial: Nicole is employed by Control Bionics and receives compensation for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Nicole has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Tricia McGee

Tricia McGee, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and sales consultant for Control Bionics in the Great Lakes region.  Prior to joining Control Bionics, Tricia worked in acute care, outpatient rehab, school, and private practice settings in Deleware, New Jersey, and Ohio.  Tricia was introduced to AAC in the preschool setting when several of her clients either had or would benefit from using a communication device! 

Presenter Disclosure

  • Financial: Tricia is employed by Control Bionics and receives compensation for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Tricia has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Karolina Dziarnowska

Karolina Dziarnowska, MA CCC-SLP, is a regional consultant for Control Bionics in New England. Her territory includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.   Before joining Control Bionics in 2021, Karolina worked as a speech-language pathologist with the pediatric population in special education schools as well as in the outpatient setting. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2016, where she obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Presenter Disclosure

  • Financial: Karolina is employed by Control Bionics and receives compensation for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Karolina has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and regional consultant for Control Bionics covering the state of Florida.  Sarah graduated with her master’s degree from the University of Central Florida.  Before joining Control Bionics in 2020, Sarah worked as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings including early intervention, special education schools, outpatient clinics, and acute care.  Sarah’s love for AAC is ignited by the forever-evolving field of technology allowing her to always learn and help individuals nurture human connection.

Presenter Disclosure

  • Financial: Sarah is employed by Control Bionics and receives compensation for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Sarah has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Meagan Koeneman

Meagan Koeneman is director of Sales for Control Bionics.  She holds a BA in Speech & Hearing Sciences from Indiana University.  Meagan directs all sales strategies, partners with organizations to grow product awareness, and leads field sales activities.  After spending nearly a decade supporting people and families with disabilities, Meagan believes that the key to strong sales partnerships lies in the human connection.  Being genuinely curious, empathetic, and customer-centric drives our conversations and creates the value at the heart of this team.

Presenter Disclosure

  • Financial: Meagan is employed by Control Bionics and receives compensation for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Meagan has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.