Annika Suarez is the owner of Sunny Speech Inc. and is a speech-language pathologist, international board certified lactation consultant and certified infant massage instructor. She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in Speech-Language Pathology at Florida State University. She has specialized training in the following: Beckaman's Oral Motor Assessment & Intervention, Beckman's Deep Tissue Release, Assessment and Remediation of Tethered Oral Tissues (Tongue-Ties), Tummy Time!™ Method for Pre-crawling Babies, Early Language Intervention, and Infant Massage Instruction. Annika's passion is working with infants and toddlers with feeding, oral motor and language delays. She is a member of the following organizations: American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), International Association of Tongue-tie Professionals (IATP), La Leche League (LLL) of Tallahassee, and Healing Arts Alliance (HAA). Annika serves children in Tallahassee, FL and surrounding areas.
Caitlin Boland is from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida and her master's degree in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. She has experience treating the pediatric population in the public school setting in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, AAC, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language, and fluency. She has received specialized training in the DIR/Floortime Model. Caitlin is very excited to be a part of the team at Sunny Speech, working with children and their families to enhance their language development and communication skills. Caitlin serves children in Tallahassee, Monticello, FL and surrounding areas.
A Tallahassee native, Lindsay Adcox completed her Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. After working as a summer camp counselor with children with disabilities, she was inspired to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology. She completed her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University in 2015 before completing her full-time summer internship in Indianapolis with Community Health Network, splitting time between inpatient rehabilitation and pediatric outpatient. Lindsay has experience treating individuals of all ages, from children to elderly adults in a variety of settings including adult rehabilitation, elementary, middle, and high school settings, pediatric outpatient, and home health. Lindsay is very excited to be a part of the team at Sunny Speech, working with children and their families to enhance their language development and feeding skills. She serves children in Tallahassee, FL and surrounding areas.
Betsy Ganus completed her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Harding University and Abilene Christian University, respectively. Betsy, her husband, and their three daughters recently moved to Tallahassee from Arkansas, where they have lived for the past 10 years. Betsy has speech language pathology experience from pediatric to geriatric populations, in a variety of settings including adult rehabilitation, long term care, elementary and middle school settings, pediatric outpatient, and most recently, as an adjunct professor of communication sciences and disorders at Harding University. Betsy is passionate about helping families in need of support during the first years of their children’s lives. Betsy is excited to be a part of the team at Sunny Speech, working with children and their families to enhance their language development and feeding skills. She serves children in Tallahassee, FL and surrounding areas.
Angela is an Occupational Therapist at Sunny Pediatric Services. Angela was previously a special education teacher in the Tallahassee area, specializing in early childhood education and taught children with varying exceptionalities. Angela attended the University of Florida for her doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy with a specialization in early intervention. She has had experience addressing breast feeding, bottle feeding, and feeding difficulties. Angela utilizes a holistic OT approach to collaborate with parents, caregivers, and other professionals to address the needs of the child based on the family’s goals and priorities. Outside of work, Angela likes to volunteer in the community, participating in advocacy and support efforts to improve the lives of families and children with disabilities. She enjoys being outdoors to kayak or run and completing crafts or watching Disney movies on rainy days. Angela will service families and children in Wakulla and Leon county. It is her mission to support families and children in our community to participate in meaningful and desired activities.
Brittany Knippel, MS, CCC-SLP
Born and raised in Tallahassee, FL, Brittany Knippel completed both her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Florida. After graduation, she completed her clinical fellowship year at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA, specializing in acquired brain injury and disorders of consciousness. After a few moves around the southeast, Brittany and her husband were thrilled to return home to Tallahassee in 2013. Brittany has experience working with patients across the lifespan from birth through palliative care in settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient clinics. As a mom of 3, she is especially passionate about supporting families during those special (and uniquely challenging!) early years. When she’s not at work, you can find her watching classes at her daughters’ dance studio, on the ball fields with her son, or curled up with a good book. Brittany is excited to be a part of the Sunny Services team, working with children and their families to enhance their language development and communication skills. Brittany serves children in Tallahassee, FL, and surrounding areas.