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MedBridge Instructors

Instructor Specialists

By using world-renowned rehabilitation professionals as our Instructors, MedBridge provides learners the ability to significantly augment their own clinical skills and ultimately achieve improved patient outcomes.

Laurie Hartman, DO, PhD

Laurie Hartman, DO, PhD

Laurie Hartman is the author of "Handbook of Osteopathic Technique" and is a world-renowned expert on osteopathic technique and manual therapy. He has been practicing and teaching for over three decades as an Associate Professor of Osteopathic Technique, British School of Osteopathy. Dr. Hartman uses his extensive teaching experiences in…

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Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT

Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT

Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT is professor at Duke University, the program director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy division with a category A appointment in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is a clinical researcher, physical therapist, and profession advocate with a long-term history of clinical care…

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Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA

Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA

Dr. Terry Malone received his EdD and MSPT from Duke University in North Carolina and his BA from Bluffton College in Ohio. At Duke, he served as the initial Sports Physical Therapist and was the Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Clinic. He served as the initial Chairman of the Sports…

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Louie Puentedura, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, GDMT, CSMT, FAAOMPT

Louie Puentedura, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, GDMT, CSMT, FAAOMPT

Louie Puentedura obtained his entry-level Physiotherapy degree in Melbourne, Australia, and subsequently earned a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1983. In 1985 his presentation at the Australian Manipulative Therapists Association Conference in Brisbane entitled 'The Straight Leg Raise Test and Spinal Posture' helped to sparked an interest in mobilization…

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Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD

Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD

Dr. Robert F. LaPrade is an internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon who joined The Steadman Clinic in 2010 and specializes in the treatment of complex knee injuries. At the Steadman Philipppon Institute, Dr. LaPrade acts as the Chief Medical Research Officer. Dr. LaPrade is a former collegiate athlete who graduated from…

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Matthew Walsh, PT

Matthew Walsh, PT

Matthew specializes in running related injuries, sports injuries and spinal pain. He is the director of Rebound Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Clinic's Motion Lab as well as Rebound's running clinics. He is an active educator and teaches musculoskeletal diagnosis and rehabilitation methods to Physical Therapists on a National and International level.…

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Mark Looper, PT, MS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Mark Looper, PT, MS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Mark is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He is the managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy of Kirkland, and principal partner of Olympic Physical Therapy. Mark Looper is the managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy of Kirkland, and…

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Kathe Wallace, PT, BCB-PMD

Kathe Wallace, PT, BCB-PMD

Kathe Wallace owns a clinic specializing in the evaluation and treatment of the pelvis, pelvic floor and ob/gyn musculoskeletal conditions. She is also a founder of Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Kathe Wallace, co-founder of Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, is an internationally recognized author, lecturer and consultant…

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Terry Pratt, PT, MS, COMT

Terry Pratt, PT, MS, COMT

Terry Pratt is a Clinical Manager at Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy in Brunswick, Maine. Terry earned his Master's degree at Andrews University in Michigan, received his Orthopedic Certification in Manual Therapy through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy, and is affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.…

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Ken Cole, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT, CFI

Ken Cole, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT, CFI

Ken Cole is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy in Mercer Island and Renton. Ken specializes in sports manual therapy for pediatric and young adult athletes. Ken designed a specialized motor control sports medicine program for ground, water, and air athletes for injury prevention…

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Stephen Barbuto, DPT, OCS, COMT, ATC, CSCS

Stephen Barbuto, DPT, OCS, COMT, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Stephen Barbuto has been in the medical and fitness field for over 15 years and has worked with thousands of people from ages 2 to 102 helping them improve their balance, increase their function, and reach their potential. Stephen earned his doctor of physical therapy (DPT) from the University…

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Laura von Wullerstorff, MPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Laura von Wullerstorff, MPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Laura von Wullerstorff opened her clinic LvW physiotherapy in Brussels, Belgium July 2009. She also owns and operates her own physiotherapy consulting business which allows her to teach manual therapy courses in the Unites States and most recently in Italy. She has been instructor in-training with the North American Institute…

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Margaret Martin, PT, CSCS

Margaret Martin, PT, CSCS

Margaret is a Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Certified Yoga Teacher with over 27 years experience helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Margaret has practiced in California, Ontario and British Columbia. Margaret is the author of several books on osteoporosis including Exercise for Better Bone…

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Paul Swift

Paul Swift

Paul swift is the president and founder of Bikefit. As an athlete he is an 8-time US National Champion. He competed with the US National Cycling Team from 1983 to 1997 racing in the World Championships and World Cup events. He began racing in 1982 as a Junior Category athlete.…

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Katrina Vogel, MS, DPT

Katrina Vogel, MS, DPT

Katrina Vogel, MS, DPT (Kit) graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Southern California in 2002. She received her Masters of Science from Western Washington University in Human Movement and Performance with a specialization in Biomechanics. Kit specializes in custom orthotics & biomechanical evaluation/treatment of orthopedic injuries…

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Holly Tanner, DPT, PT, MA, OCS, LMP, PRPC, BCB-PMD, CCI

Holly Tanner, DPT, PT, MA, OCS, LMP, PRPC, BCB-PMD, CCI

Holly Tanner, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, LMP, PRPC, CCI is a 1995 graduate of the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Holly spent over a decade working for Apple Physical Therapy in Washington state, where she developed clinical programming for education and for women's and men's health for many…

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Peter Millett, MD, MS

Peter Millett, MD, MS

Dr. Peter Millett is an orthopaedic surgeon and partner at the internationally renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Consistently selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America," Dr. Millett specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, and elbow as well as all sports-related injuries. He uses advanced open and…

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Roger Campbell, MS, CET, MFT-c

Roger Campbell, MS, CET, MFT-c

Roger started his exercise science career in 1985 as an Army Master Fitness Trainer, where he physically prepared troops for combat readiness. With the GI Bill, Campbell obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Utah State University, followed by a Master of Science Degree from the University…

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Trent Nessler, PT, DPT, MPT

Trent Nessler, PT, DPT, MPT

Trent is Founder/CEO of Accelerated Conditioning and Learning (A.C.L.), LLC (www.aclprogram.com). A.C.L., LLC is the developer of the Dynamic Movement Assessment, Fatigue Dynamic Movement Assessment and the DMA Certification Series. Trent holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, a Master’s in Physical Therapy and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with…

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Kenzo Kase, DC

Kenzo Kase, DC

Dr. Kenzo Kase founded the Kinesio Taping Method in 1979 after years of testing, research, and clinical trial. He then designed and engineered an elastic tape to accompany his method. Since then, the Kinesio Taping method has been used all over the world by medical and sports professionals. Dr. Kase…

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Jack Stagge, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jack Stagge, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jack Stagge received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from CSU Fresno in 1978 and a specialty certification in Adult Neurology from U.S.C. in 1979. His postgraduate training includes extensive manual therapy course work in Norwegian, Australian, McKenzie and Cyriax protocols. He was chosen as a subject matter expert by…

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Lenny Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS

Lenny Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS

Leonard (Lenny) Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS, is the Co-Founder and Director of Physical Therapy at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Waltham, MA. He received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. He has been teaching continuing education courses on shoulder rehabilitation and presenting at conferences around the…

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Bill Gallagher, PT, CMT, CYT

Bill Gallagher, PT, CMT, CYT

Bill Gallagher has developed a uniquely integrative approach to maximize comfort and function. By integrating the Physical Therapy traditions of the East (Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga) with somatic therapies of the West (Conventional Therapeutic Exercise, Feldenkrais, Alexander, Pilates, Osteopathy), Mr. Gallagher helps his clients maximize function and minimize pain. Through…

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Richard Sabel, OTR, MA, MPH,  GCFP

Richard Sabel, OTR, MA, MPH, GCFP

Richard Sabel is the Education Director of East West Rehab and a Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate’s Occupational Therapy Program. For many years he successfully integrated occupational therapy and somatic practices of the East and West into a distinctive approach to help clients reengage in meaningful occupations. This integrated…

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Bill Temes, MSPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Bill Temes, MSPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Bill Temes received a Certificate in Physical Therapy from New York University and began practicing physical therapy in 1974. He earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1979. He became a certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS by the American…

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Kirk Iodice, DC, ART

Kirk Iodice, DC, ART

Dr. Kirk Iodice earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University in St. Louis, MO, graduating magna cum laude. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, also graduating with honors. While at Logan, Dr. Iodice was amongst a…

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Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC

Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC

Ginger is an integrative physical therapist, licensed athletic trainer, and founder of Professional Yoga Therapy Studies, an organization providing curricula and competencies for using yoga in medicine. Ms. Garner advocates for Americans to receive holistic and integrative medical care in order to improve health and health care in the US.…

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Melanie Byford-Young, PT, BHSc.

Melanie Byford-Young, PT, BHSc.

Melanie is co-owner and co-founder of Pacific Northwest Pilates in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton Canada and successfully completed her Part As and Part Bs in manual and manipulative therapy. She is a Master Instructor Trainer for Rehabilitation for STOTT PILATES, teaches health care professionals how…

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Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT, SMS

Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT, SMS

Kelly Clancy graduated from Colorado State University’s school of Occupational Therapy in 1987. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2004. In 2011 she completed a three-year training at The Institute for Structural Medicine where she received her Board Certification in Structural Integration. She is certified through the Institute of…

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Guido Van Ryssegem, ATC, RN, CSCS, NBFE

Guido Van Ryssegem, ATC, RN, CSCS, NBFE

Guido Van Ryssegem has been in clinical practice for 29 years and has been working in the strength and conditioning arena for 34 years. He is co-owner and co-founder of Safe Recovery, LLC. Guido is a practitioner and faculty at Oregon State University, and has published in the Asian Journal…

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Kyle Kiesel, PT, PhD, ATC

Kyle Kiesel, PT, PhD, ATC

Dr. Kiesel is an Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy at University of Evansville. His areas of research include motor control of the core and functional movement testing and training. Because of his long-standing interest in athletic performance, injury prediction and recovery, his research has also led to significant work…

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Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Plisky is an Assistant Professor at the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. He is the Director of ProRehab and University of Evansville’s Sports Residency Program, as well as a practicing therapist at ProRehab. Dr. Plisky received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of…

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Jim Wallis, MS, ATC

Jim Wallis, MS, ATC

Jim Wallis is the director of Sports Medicine at Portland State. Wallis, who began in August 1989, specifically works with the men’s basketball team. Formerly the department's head athletic trainer, Wallis was elevated to the title of Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine. He oversees a full-time staff of three…

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Masahiro Takakura, ND, LAc, DC

Masahiro Takakura, ND, LAc, DC

Dr. Masahiro Takakura is a Naturopathic Physician, Chiropractor, and a licensed Acupuncturist. He graduated with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master's of Acupuncture from Bastyr University, and received his Doctorate degree of Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Science in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Takakura has learned medicine…

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Ron Scott, PT, JD, EdD

Ron Scott, PT, JD, EdD

Dr. Scott is a health law attorney-mediator and educator. He is a faculty member at Rocky Mountain University, the University of Montana, Rehab Essentials, and MedBridge Inc. Dr. Scott’s principal teaching interests include health care ethics, law, management, and policy. He developed two widely-utilized health professional practice tools - the…

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Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS

Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS

Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS, is a licensed physical therapist, board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and educator with more than twenty years of clinical experience. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and is former…

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Ben Hando, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Ben Hando, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Ben Hando PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT earned his Doctor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Baylor University. He is fellowship trained in orthopedic manual physical therapy and recently authored a study investigating manual therapy and exercise for patients with osteoarthritis of the hip which was published in the Journal…

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Peter Gibbons, MB, BS, DO, DM-SMed, MHSc

Peter Gibbons, MB, BS, DO, DM-SMed, MHSc

Graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (London) in 1975 and gained his undergraduate medical degree from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (London). He is a board certified medical practitioner and osteopath in Australia, holds postgraduate qualifications in musculoskeletal medicine and is appointed as a member of the…

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Philip Tehan, DO, Dip. Physiotherapy, MHSc.

Philip Tehan, DO, Dip. Physiotherapy, MHSc.

Graduated from the Physiotherapy School, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences in Melbourne, Australia in 1971 and gained his osteopathic qualification at the British School of Osteopathy in 1975. He is a board certified physiotherapist and osteopath in Australia. Philip has lectured both nationally and internationally on the topic of musculoskeletal…

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Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS (Presenter)

Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS (Presenter)

Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Sargent College, Boston University in 1989, and received his doctoral degree in neurologic physical therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health professions. He is a Certified Multiple Sclerosis Specialist from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and a board…

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J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

J.J. Mowder-Tinney received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at NOVA Southeastern University. She has more than 20 years of experience in…

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Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS

Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS

Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS, is the Director of the Otolaryngology Vestibular and Balance Center, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. His clinical practice focused on vestibular diagnostic testing and vestibular rehabilitation. He is an adjunct faculty member at Misericordia University, Department of Physical Therapy and a graduate of…

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Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Boyles is a clinical assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Boyles’ primary area of instruction is orthopedics, which includes evaluation and intervention, manual therapy treatment techniques for the spine and extremities, introduction to joint mobilization, spine manipulation, and clinical…

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Meryl Gersh, PT, PhD

Meryl Gersh, PT, PhD

Meryl Roth Gersh, PT, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, WA. She has been a member of the faculty since the inception of the Physical Therapy Program in 1985. Professor Gersh has served as vice president of the Section…

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Greg Adams, PT, MS, CCS, CEP

Greg Adams, PT, MS, CCS, CEP

Greg has been very involved in cardiopulmonary physical therapy since 1992. He has been certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) since 1993 and obtained his certification as an Exercise Specialist in cardiopulmonary rehab from the American College in Sports Medicine in 1995. In addition to his work in multiple…

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Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L

Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L

Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L is an internationally recognized leader in providing clinical training for therapists working in stroke rehabilitation. Trained as an occupational therapist (OT) in the United States, Davis’ career has spanned several areas of healthcare. She has worked in inpatient rehabilitation centers, directed OT departments in rehabilitation centers…

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Jennifer Hastings, PT, PhD, NCS

Jennifer Hastings, PT, PhD, NCS

Dr. Hastings began teaching in 1995 and has maintained clinical practice since earning her PT license working throughout the spectrum of neurologic care (ICU through outpatient and home health). Dr. Hastings is responsible for the adult neurologic rehabilitation content in the curriculum. She is expert in spinal cord injury management,…

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Tom Holland, PT, PhD

Tom Holland, PT, PhD

Dr. Tom Holland received his physical therapy education and his PhD degree from the Physical Therapy Program of NYU. He is an Assistant Professor at the City University of New York - Hunter College/Program in Physical Therapy. In addition, he is an Adjunct Instructor at New York University, Columbia University,…

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Robert J. Schreyer, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, CSCS

Robert J. Schreyer, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, CSCS

Dr. Schreyer is co-owner of Aspire Physical Therapy & Fitness P.C., and co-owner of the Aspire Center for Health + Wellness, New York City's first all-inclusive health & wellness center. In addition to his Practice, Dr. Schreyer is also a Faculty Professor at Touro College in the Doctorate of Physical…

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Albert Gee, MD

Albert Gee, MD

Dr. Gee is a sports medicine and shoulder surgeon with specialty training in the care of the injured athlete. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis and then completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania—the oldest training program in the U.S. Dr. Gee…

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Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT

Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT

From March of 2004 to August of 2004 Dr. Donatelli worked as a physical therapist on the PGA tour helping treat injuries sustained by the golf professionals. In addition, he has served as a Physical Therapy Consultant to the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Teams. Donatelli has…

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Jacqueline Shakar, DPT, MS, PT, OCS, LAT, GTS

Jacqueline Shakar, DPT, MS, PT, OCS, LAT, GTS

Jackie has been a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer for more than 36 years. She currently works in an outpatient facility and her clinical focuses include a wide spectrum of patients including those experiencing persistent pain, geriatrics and endurance athletes. She received her master's degree in physical therapy from…

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Alexis Wright, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Alexis Wright, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Alexis Wright is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University. Dr. Wright is a clinical researcher, educator, and practicing physical therapist whose passions include refining and improving the patient examination and treatment process used in everyday physical therapist practice. Dr.…

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Eric Hegedus, PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, CSCS

Eric Hegedus, PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Eric J Hegedus has had a notable 21-year career as a leader and innovator in physical therapist education, research, and clinical practice and is founding Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Department at High Point University. Dr Hegedus also is founder and director of Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement…

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Martha Acosta, PhD, PT, GCS

Martha Acosta, PhD, PT, GCS

Dr. Acosta received her Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas after receiving a Bachelors degree in Pre-Medicine from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. After working several years as a clinician, she went on to pursue a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration…

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Timothy Kauffman, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Timothy Kauffman, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Dr. Tim Kauffman's distinguished physical therapy career spans over four decades and includes work in U.S. Army and Reserve Unit hospitals, nursing homes, home care, research, lecturing, and private practice. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and serves as a clinical professor for many Eastern physical therapy schools.…

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Susan Yeargin, PhD, ATC

Susan Yeargin, PhD, ATC

Susan Yeargin is an Associate Professor of Athletic Training at the University of South Carolina. She serves on NATA’s Pronouncement’s and Research Committees. She was a task force member and author of the Pre-Season Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics and a co-author of the recent NATA Position Statement update…

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Talli Rosenbaum, MSc, PT, IF AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Talli Rosenbaum, MSc, PT, IF AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Talli Rosenbaum, MSc, PT, IF AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, earned a Masters in Clinical Sociology and Counseling from the University of North Texas in Neve Yerushalayim. She also has a bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Talli is the only AASECT certified sex therapist who is also a…

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Susan Stralka, PT, DPT, MS

Susan Stralka, PT, DPT, MS

Susan W. Stralka, PT, DPT, MS, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience treating both musculoskeletal and neurovascular consequences of injury. She earned her bachelor's degree, master's degree, and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee (UTHSC). She has…

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Gary Gray, PT

Gary Gray, PT

Gary Gray PT is the originator and developer of many nationally acclaimed educational programs, including the “Chain Reaction” series of seminars. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2002 John Maley Award which recognizes an individual for innovation in physical therapy. Referred to as “Father of Function” and the leading…

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Rick Gawenda, PT

Rick Gawenda, PT

Rick Gawenda, PT, is founder and President of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. He graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Rick is Director of Finance for a physical-therapist-owned private practice with multiple offices located in Southern California. In addition,…

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Michael Fink, PT, DSc, SCS, OCS

Michael Fink, PT, DSc, SCS, OCS

Dr. Michael Fink is a former Air Force physical therapist that is dual board-certified in Orthopedics and Sports. He is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of PT at Lebanon Valley College, national lecturer, published researcher, and winner of numerous PT awards. Dr. Fink teaches differential diagnosis, manual therapy (including…

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Ryan Kendrick, MPhtySt, BPhty

Ryan Kendrick, MPhtySt, BPhty

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Queensland, Australia in 1994 and a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy under the same world renowned guidance, which included Gwen Jull, Carolyn Richardson, Paul Hodges and Bill Vicenzino. Ryan has worked extensively in the area of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy…

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Sheila Nicholson, Esquire, DPT, MBA, MA, PT

Sheila Nicholson, Esquire, DPT, MBA, MA, PT

Sheila K. Nicholson is a partner at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. and practices from the firm’s Tampa, FL office. She is also the Director of FPTA's West Central District, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s House of Delegates, and serves on the Board and Executive Committee…

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Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD

Adriaan, co-founder and CEO of ISPI, earned both an undergraduate as well as a master’s degree in research and spinal surgery rehabilitation from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a guest lecturer/adjunct faculty at Rockhurst University, St. Ambrose University, and the University of Nevada, Las…

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Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Jay Dicharry built his international reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia. Through this innovative venture, Jay was able to blend the fields of clinical practice and engineering to better understand and eliminate the cause of overuse injuries in…

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Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Teepa Snow is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with such challenges and seeks to change and improve life for everyone involved. Her practice has included everything from neuro-intensive…

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Erson Religioso, III, DPT, MS, MTC, Cert. MDT, CFC, CSCS, FMS, FMT, FAAOMPT

Erson Religioso, III, DPT, MS, MTC, Cert. MDT, CFC, CSCS, FMS, FMT, FAAOMPT

Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT, MS, MTC, Cert. MDT, CFC, CSCS, FMS, FMT, FAAOMPT, graduated from D'Youville College in 1998 with a dual Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. His interests in Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy lead him to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree…

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Robert Grider, MS, CCC-SLP

Robert Grider, MS, CCC-SLP

Robert Grider has been a medical speech pathologist in private practice for over 25 years. He holds a masters degree in speech pathology from Eastern Illinois University, and has pursued an avocational study in areas of brain science, learning science, behavior and muscle function. He holds certification in speech pathology…

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Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 25 years of experience. She is currently a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she provides evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with dysphagia and is…

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Jennifer Green-Wilson, PT, MBA, EdD

Jennifer Green-Wilson, PT, MBA, EdD

Jennifer Green-Wilson is a principal of the Institute for Business Literacy and Leadership (previously known as the Leadership Institute); formerly the Director of the Institute for Leadership in Physical Therapy (LAMP) for HPA the Catalyst of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as well as a member of the Private…

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Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Dr. Martha S. Burns has been a practicing speech language pathologist in the Chicago area for over 40 years. She serves on the Faculty of Northwestern University, department of communication sciences and disorders, and has been a consultant to The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for 35 years. Dr. Burns is…

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Diane Kendall, PhD, CCC-SLP

Diane Kendall, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Kendall is a Full Professor at the University of Washington Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Her research program is focused on rehabilitation of aphasia. She, along with her colleagues, has created a treatment for linguistic deficits in aphasia called Phonomotor Treatment. Through a Veterans Administration Associate Investigator Award…

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Jennifer Bottomley, PT, MS, PhD

Jennifer Bottomley, PT, MS, PhD

Jennifer M. Bottomley, PT, MS, PhD, embodies the characteristics of leadership, having worked on committees and task forces and behind the scenes to advance the goals and vision of the profession of physical therapy for 40 years. Bottomley is an independent geriatric rehabilitation program consultant, advisor, and educator. Previously, she…

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Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP

Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr Humbert is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She is an accomplished researcher, having studied the effects of electrical stimulation on hyo-laryngeal movement in healthy and dysphagic adults. Dr. Humbert's current research focuses on swallowing neurophysiology and…

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Michael Groher, PhD, F-ASHA, Honors ASHA

Michael Groher, PhD, F-ASHA, Honors ASHA

Michael Groher is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. Dr. Groher has spent most of his career working as a medical speech pathologist in acute and long-term care settings. The majority of his hospital work was done for the…

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Diane Powers Dirette, PhD, OTL, FAOTA

Diane Powers Dirette, PhD, OTL, FAOTA

Diane Powers Dirette is a professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University, mainly teaching Perception and Cognition, Research, and Theory. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Eastern Michigan University and her master’s and doctorate degrees at New York University, studying occupational therapy at all levels. She…

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Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS

Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS

Jennifer Marie Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS, graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the University of Illinois in 1990 and went on to complete both a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. In…

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Anne Mucha, DPT, MS, NCS

Anne Mucha, DPT, MS, NCS

Anne Mucha is the Coordinator of Vestibular Rehabilitation for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Concussion Program and Centers for Rehab Services. She is a board certified clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy with advanced certification in vestibular rehabilitation. With over 20 years in treating individuals with neurologic conditions,…

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Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh, her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and her DPT from MGH Institute of the Health Sciences. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in…

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Nicole Sergent, MPT

Nicole Sergent, MPT

Nicole Sergent, MPT is a pediatric physical therapist living and working in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Nicole is an independent contractor for the West Virginia Birth To Three Program (early intervention) working with children aged 0-3 and their families. The combination of skilled rehabilitation with the educational component…

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Lacy Morise, MS, CCC-SLP

Lacy Morise, MS, CCC-SLP

Lacy Morise, MS, CCC/SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist working in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Lacy is an independent contractor for the West Virginia Birth To Three Program (early intervention) working with children aged 0-3 and their families. The combination of skilled rehabilitation with the educational component of…

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James Glinn Jr., PT, DPT, OCS

James Glinn Jr., PT, DPT, OCS

James Glinn, PT, DPT, OCS is the Founder of the “Movement For Life” family of clinics. With assistance from a Team of experts, Dr. Glinn participates in the operation of multiple fitness, wellness and outpatient rehabilitation facilities throughout California and Arizona. In addition, James is a principal in FutureRehab, a…

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James Glinn Sr., PT

James Glinn Sr., PT

James Glinn Sr. PT has practiced physical therapy since the late 1960’s and has seen and participated in the development of manual therapy and sports physical therapy as they have evolved in the United States from the 1970’s to the present. Jim Sr. has bought, developed and sold private physical…

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Clare Frank, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Clare Frank, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Frank is a board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). She currently serves as a clinical instructor for both the Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Fellowship programs at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles. She has served on…

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Robert M. Miller, PhD, F-ASHA

Robert M. Miller, PhD, F-ASHA

Robert Miller spent the first thirty years of his career working in the Department of Veterans Affairs as a speech-language pathologist and Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology at VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Dr. Miller also has an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Rehabilitation…

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Steven Wheeler, PhD, OTR/L, CBIS

Steven Wheeler, PhD, OTR/L, CBIS

Steven Wheeler, PhD, OTR/L, CBIS, is the Program Director for the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cinicinnati, where he also serves as an occupational therapy professor. Dr. Wheeler has published and presented both nationally and internationally on community re-entry issues…

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Kate Brewer, PT, MPT, MBA, GCS, RAC-CT

Kate Brewer, PT, MPT, MBA, GCS, RAC-CT

Kate Brewer, PT, MPT, MBA, GCS, RAC-CT is the owner and President of Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency, Inc. Mrs. Brewer has a Baccalaureate degree in Communication and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Marquette University as well has her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. Mrs. Brewer…

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Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS

Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS

Mike Ploski has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1986, a Physical Therapist since 1988, and Board Certified in Orthopedics since 1998. He is a Clinical Advisor and Instructor for Graston Technique, LLC. Trained by David Graston in 1996, he is one of the original Graston Technique providers and original…

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Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT graduated from the University of Southern California in 1971 and completed a one year residency program at Kaiser Vallejo under Maggie Knott. He remained as senior faculty for six years. Mr. Johnson is best known for his identification of the need for Physical Therapists…

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Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT graduated in 1977 from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. She then completed the six-month PNF training program at Kaiser Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, CA, under the direction of Maggie Knott, PT. Saliba Johnson's primary interests and studies…

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Matthew Dodson, OTD, OTR/L

Matthew Dodson, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Matthew Dodson is an occupational therapist and an expert in evaluating objective and functional deficits from MTBI/concussion and other forms of mild brain injury in both civilian and military populations. With extensive experience at patient, supervisory, and policy levels, he specializes in designing multidisciplinary clinical assessment and intervention programming…

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John O'Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, Cert. MDT

John O'Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, Cert. MDT

Dr. John W. O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (retired), CSCS (retired), cert MDT, is an American Physical Therapy Association board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist with over 30 years of experience in the field of orthopaedics. He earned his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University and has studied orthopaedic and…

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Steve Norton, CLT-LANA

Steve Norton, CLT-LANA

Steve was certified in 1993 in Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy through Lerner Lymphedema Services, PC the first fully specialized lymphedema treatment facility in the United States. He became the Chief Therapist of the Lerner Lymphedema Services, P.C. clinics located in Princeton, NJ, Manhattan, NYC and New Brunswick,…

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Lorie Richards, PhD, OTR/L

Lorie Richards, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Richards has been an occupational therapy educator and rehabilitation researcher for over 20 years. She is currently the Chair and Associate professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy at the University of Utah, with previous appointments at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University of Florida, and the…

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Orli Weisser-Pike, OTR/L, CLVT, SCLV

Orli Weisser-Pike, OTR/L, CLVT, SCLV

Orli Weisser-Pike is the Assistant Director of the Low Vision Service at the Hamilton Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Alongside her clinical appointment, she instructs ophthalmology residents and occupational therapy students. Ms. Pike currently serves on AOTA’s Low Vision Specialty Certification panel as…

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Deanna Britton, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Deanna Britton, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Deanna Britton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU), and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Northwest Center for Voice & Swallowing in the Department of Otolaryngology (NWCVS) – Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) in…

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Michael Crary, PhD, F-ASHA

Michael Crary, PhD, F-ASHA

Dr. Michael Crary is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of Swallowing Research Laboratory at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. Dr. Crary specializes in disorders of swallowing in adults. He has published and lectured extensively, including internationally on these topics. He has…

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Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP is a licensed physical therapist with 26 years experience in the field of adult and pediatric therapy. Additionally, she has educated health care professionals, both nationally and internationally, in advanced treatment techniques, specialized practical training and consultative services. She has worked in a…

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Giselle Carnaby, MPH, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Giselle Carnaby, MPH, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Giselle Carnaby-Mann is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida. Her research focus lies in survivorship and the rehabilitation of patients with swallowing disorders following Head/Neck cancer and stroke. She specializes in research epidemiology and biostatistics,…

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Carrie Ciro, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Carrie Ciro, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Carrie Ciro is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with adults/older adults in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing, home health, and hospital care. Additionally, she has 18 years…

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Jane A. Painter-Patton, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Jane A. Painter-Patton, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Jane Painter-Patton has 37 years of experience working with older adults and is a professor at East Carolina University’s Occupational Therapy Department. She serves on the NC Falls Prevention Coalition and is a Board member of the NC Injury and Violence Prevention Council. Her interests, presentations, and publications focus…

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James D. Anderst, MD, MSCI

James D. Anderst, MD, MSCI

Dr. Anderst is currently the Division Director on the Section on Child Abuse and Neglect, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His specialties include child abuse pediatrics, evidence-based medicine, physician-child protective services relations, and clinical research in child abuse diagnosis. Dr. Anderst…

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Catriona Steele, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Catriona Steele, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Dr. Catriona M. Steele is the Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She also teaches in the Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Steele worked as a medical speech-language pathologist for 10 years. Dr.…

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Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L

Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L

Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L, has helped children over the past 25 years as a licensed pediatric occupational therapist working as a speaker, consultant, private practitioner at her own clinic (Jenny’s Kids, Inc.), school-based occupational therapist, independent contractor for early intervention services, author, and inventor. Her Sensory Processing Disorder Kit: Simulations…

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Edythe A. Strand, PhD, F-ASHA

Edythe A. Strand, PhD, F-ASHA

Dr. Edythe Strand is an emeritus Professor in the Mayo College of Medicine and former Head of the Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester Minnesota. Dr. Strand’s research has focused on developmental, acquired and progressive apraxia of speech, and issues related to intelligibility…

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Julie Wambaugh, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Julie Wambaugh, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Julie Wambaugh, Ph.D., CCC/SLP is Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah and is a Research Career Scientist at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. Dr. Wambaugh teaches graduate courses in Aphasia and Motor Speech Disorders. Her research is focused on…

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Ethel Kaufman

Ethel Kaufman

Ethel Kaufman’s background as a life-long educator has given her an advantage in the field of compliance and regulatory training. She has a strong understanding of how adults learn, and adapts her courses to meet the various styles of learning shared by the course participants with a record of demonstrated…

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Todd Arnold, MD

Todd Arnold, MD

Dr. Todd Arnold is a primary care/sports performance physician with over a decade of experience caring for athletes of all levels from scholastic to professional. He serves as a sports performance scientist for USA Track and Field, and has worked extensively with over 50 athletes in preparation for the 2012…

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Stephanie Daniels, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Stephanie Daniels, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Dr. Daniels received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. She is a research speech pathologist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Daniels is a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Her research, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, is focused on neurogenic dysphagia. She…

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Lyn Turkstra, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, F-ASHA

Lyn Turkstra, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, F-ASHA

Dr. Lyn S. Turkstra is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a faculty member in the Neuroscience Training Program and Department of Surgery. Dr. Turkstra has published extensively on cognitive and communication function after TBI, and is co-author of the 2011 text,…

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Ellen Hickey, PhD, CCC-SLP

Ellen Hickey, PhD, CCC-SLP

Ellen Hickey is an associate professor at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She received her doctorate in speech language pathology from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 2000. Dr. Hickey's teaching focuses on motor speech disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and the treatment of cognitive and language…

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Joseph Duffy, PhD, BC-ANCDS, F-ASHA

Joseph Duffy, PhD, BC-ANCDS, F-ASHA

Joseph Duffy, PhD, is currently a Professor of Speech Pathology and a practicing Medical Speech Pathologist at The Mayo Clinic. His research interests include neurologic motor speech disorders (the dysarthrias and apraxia of speech), acquired language disorders (aphasia) and acquired psychogenic speech disturbances. The primary focus of his research has…

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Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT

Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT

Sherri Betz has been a physical therapist since 1991. She is a Geriatric Certified Specialist, PMA® Certified Pilates teacher, and director of TheraPilates® Physical Therapy Clinic since 2001. She was elected as the Vice-President of the Pilates Method Alliance in 2007 and served on the PMA Board of Directors from…

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Barbara Gladson, PT, OT, PhD

Barbara Gladson, PT, OT, PhD

Dr. Gladson has earned a BS from the University of Pennsylvania in Occupational Therapy, a MS degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia and a PhD in Pharmacology from the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Health Professions, and…

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Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC

Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC

Danny D. Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC graduated from the University of Tennessee Memphis with a BS Degree in Physical Therapy in 1972. He completed his Master’s Degree at East Tennessee State University in 1979 and his Doctor of Health Sciences at the University of St. Augustine in 1999,…

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Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, LAT

Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, LAT

Dr. Phil Page was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is currently the Global Director of Clinical Education and Research for Performance Health, manufacturer of TheraBand, Biofreeze & Cramer products. Dr. Page is also an instructor in the Athletic Training curriculum at Louisiana…

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Susan Falsone, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT®

Susan Falsone, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT®

Susan Falsone is currently the owner of Dr. Ma's Systemic Dry Needling and S&F: Structure and Function. Sue worked as the Head of Athletic Training and Sport Performance with US Soccer's Men's National Team. Sue worked at Athletes' Performance for 13 years, last serving as the Vice President of Performance…

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Barbara Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC

Barbara Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC

Barbara Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC was the first Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist in West Michigan, and has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1988. She is a professor at the Grand Valley State University Physical Therapy program, and has a certification in physical therapy from Cleveland State University,…

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Michelle Lyons, PT, MISCP

Michelle Lyons, PT, MISCP

Michelle Lyons PT, MISCP, is a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland, with over eighteen years experience working in women's health. She is currently living and working in Connecticut as Women's Health coordinator for Access Rehab Centers, one of the largest therapy providers in New England. At Access Rehab Centers,…

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Stephen Graef, PhD

Stephen Graef, PhD

Steve Graef, PhD is a licensed counseling psychologist in Ohio specializing in sport and performance, as well as common psychological illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and adjustment. He received his Bachelors in Psychology at The Ohio State University and completed both his masters and doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology at…

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Rich Briggs, PT, MA

Rich Briggs, PT, MA

Richard Briggs PT, MA has a clinical practice specializing in palliative care and hospice for the past 30 years. He has taught at the APTA National Conference and Combined Sections Meeting, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Clinical and Management Conferences, the California Hospice Foundation, and is Adjunct…

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Edie Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP

Edie Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP

Edie R. Hapner is a Professor in the Rick and Tina Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California and a founding member of the USC Voice Center, an interprofessional team treating persons with disorders of voice and swallowing. Dr. Hapner has authored over…

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Marnie Renda, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Marnie Renda, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Marnie Renda, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, is the founder of Destination Home LLC, which provides OT Home Assessments, product and home modification consultations, as well as, care coordination services for elders and persons with disabilities living at home. Marnie graduated from Lafayette College and Springfield College with a B.A. in Psychobiology…

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Cuong Pho, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CHT

Cuong Pho, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CHT

Dr. Cuong Pho received an athletic trainer certification in 1996 while working with the athletic department at George Mason University, VA. He went on to receive a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1999. Dr. Pho completed the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Orthopedics Residency…

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Ashley Campbell, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Ashley Campbell, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Dr. Campbell has spent her clinical career rehabilitating athletes at all levels from youth to professional, as well as individuals in the general population. Currently, she works at Belmont University School of Physical Therapy. She also specializes in the assessment and treatment of hip pathology at Nashville Sports Medicine and…

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Katie Whetstone, PT, DPT, SCS

Katie Whetstone, PT, DPT, SCS

Dr. Whetstone is a graduate of the University of Evansville Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Whetstone completed her post-doctoral work with the University of Evansville/ProRehab, PC Sports Residency Program where she currently serves as a clinical mentor and is…

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Mike Voight, PT, DHSc, SCS, OCS, ATC, FAPTA

Mike Voight, PT, DHSc, SCS, OCS, ATC, FAPTA

Dr. Michael Voight has had a distinguished career as both an educator and clinical physical therapist for over 25 years. Throughout his career he has not only become one of the leading authorities in the rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports injuries, he has worked tirelessly to advance the knowledge of…

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Frank Underwood, PT, Ph.D, ECS

Frank Underwood, PT, Ph.D, ECS

After serving in the Army as a helicopter crew chief, Frank Underwood completed his undergraduate degree with a major in Biology from Central Missouri State University. He then completed the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. After 6 years as a clinician in Kansas and Berlin, Germany, Dr.…

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Barbara Lutz, PhD, RN, CRRN, APHN-BC, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN

Barbara Lutz, PhD, RN, CRRN, APHN-BC, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN

Dr. Barbara Lutz is the McNeill Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington School of Nursing. Her 30+ year career as a rehabilitation and public health nurse spans practice, research, education, and service. Her research focuses on understanding the needs and experiences of patients with stroke and other chronic…

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Cindy Neville, PT, DPT, WCS

Cindy Neville, PT, DPT, WCS

Dr. Cynthia Neville is a certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) and Clinical Faculty at the University of North Florida, Department of Physical Therapy where she teaches classes in anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic floor and topics in women’s health physical therapy. She practices in private clinical practice at…

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Brooke  Gentry, MS, OTR/L

Brooke Gentry, MS, OTR/L

Brooke graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Milligan College. She works as an acute care occupational therapist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Brooke has worked on the orthopedic, geriatric and medicine floors. She currently…

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Rebecca Hunting Pompon, PhD

Rebecca Hunting Pompon, PhD

Rebecca Hunting Pompon is a faculty member with the University of Delaware’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program. She holds an MA. in counseling and a PhD in speech and hearing sciences. Her research explores the impact of chronic stress and other psychosocial factors on post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation. Rebecca trains clinicians…

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Joseph Zuckerman, MD

Joseph Zuckerman, MD

Dr. Joseph Zuckerman is a well renowned orthopaedic surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center. His research focuses on the outcomes of shoulder replacement surgery, treatments for shoulder fractures in older adults, and methods to improve orthopaedic resident education. As a former athlete, Zuckerman was inspired to be in orthopaedics following…

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Kenneth Egol, MD

Kenneth Egol, MD

Dr. Egol is an internationally recognized orthapaedic surgeon who is affiliated with both NYU's Langone Medical Center and Hospital for Joint Diseases. He specializes in fractures of the wrist, shoulder and ankle, fracture nonunion, bone reconstruction, reconstructive surgery and osteomyelitis. As a graduate of Binghamton, Dr. Egol completed his residency…

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Sandy Shelton, PT, GTC

Sandy Shelton, PT, GTC

Sandy Shelton has been the senior physical therapist for the orthopedic unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for over 20 years. She was a member of Vanderbilt’s first committee to develop and implement the use of orthopedic critical pathways, and continues to serve on a hospital-wide collaborative patient care…

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Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, MSG, PhD, FAPTA

Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, MSG, PhD, FAPTA

Dr. Lewis has worked in home health, long-term care, acute hospitals, rehabilitation departments and outpatient clinics. She started a private practice in Washington, D.C. in 1983 and continues to work as a clinician. Dr. Lewis received her two Master’s degrees in Health Care Management and Gerontology from the University of…

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Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC

Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC

Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC, has worked in various roles and settings as both a clinician and manager/director: hospital, transitional care, Director of Rehab for a hospital home health agency, Clinical Consultant, Director of a HH staffing division, and Director of Governmental Affairs for a company providing…

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Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O

Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O

Cindy Krafft brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational and management issues. Years spent in the homes of patients confirmed that she was in the best setting to focus on functionality and the specific challenges faced by each patient. Cindy…

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Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D

Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D

Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee now provides training and education to home health industry providers through a consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. She serves as chief operations officer with her…

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Kate Hutcheson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Kate Hutcheson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Kate A. Hutcheson, is an assistant professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and associate director of research in the Section of Speech Pathology and Audiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hutcheson graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University. She earned a master…

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Jennifer DeRosa, OT/L CAPS

Jennifer DeRosa, OT/L CAPS

Jennifer DeRosa, OT/L CAPS is the founder of AdaptABLE for LIFE, which originally provided in-home modification assessments and care coordination for older adults, however now focuses primarily on providing professional educational services. Jennifer graduated from University of New England with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and earned a…

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Danielle Keyser, MS, LOTR, GTC

Danielle Keyser, MS, LOTR, GTC

Danielle Keyser MS, LOTR, GTC is a practicing Occupational Therapist with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the Louisiana State University (1998), and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2001). She is a Certified and Registered Occupational Therapist in the…

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Carolyn Sithong, MS, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS

Carolyn Sithong, MS, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS

Carolyn has fifteen years of experience as a clinical, educational and community-based occupational therapist with award winning practices. She is specially certified in the area of environmental modifications (SCEM) by the American Occupational Therapy Association and is nationally certified as an Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) by the National Association…

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Dawn Sandalcidi, PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

Dawn Sandalcidi, PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD specializes in pelvic muscle dysfunction (incontinence and pain), orthopedic manual therapy, and TMJ treatment. She is the leading expert in the field of pediatric incontinence in physical therapy. She has trained medical professionals in manual therapy since 1992 both nationally and internationally. Dawn is certified…

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Stacy Williams, OT, C/NDT

Stacy Williams, OT, C/NDT

Stacy Williams graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Health Science in Occupational Therapy in 1997. She serves as the Occupational Therapy Manager at HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital. Stacy is NDT Certified and has worked with the traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury and stroke populations for over…

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Vicente Cavalida, PT, C/NDT

Vicente Cavalida, PT, C/NDT

Vicente L. Cavalida graduated from Cebu Doctors’ College, Cebu City, Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1987 and earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology in 1983 from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines. He received his license to practice in the United States…

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Yvonne Swinth, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Yvonne Swinth, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Swinth is a Professor and Program Chair at the University of Puget Sound. She has more than 25 years of experience working in pediatrics, primarily in school-based settings. Within the schools, she has provided therapy services for children from birth to 21 years of age, and has been involved…

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Debra Latour, M.Ed., OTR/L

Debra Latour, M.Ed., OTR/L

Debra Latour has been an innovator from her earliest years. Debi wore her first prosthesis at the age of 14 months and then spent the years that followed working with the clinical team at Shriners Hospitals to improve upon their prosthetic designs. When it came time to decide upon her…

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Ashley  Hendricks, OTR/L

Ashley Hendricks, OTR/L

Ashley Hendricks, OTR/L is a practicing Occupational Therapist with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern Indiana. She has been certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). She is a licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Tennessee…

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Priscilla  Sanders, PT, DPT

Priscilla Sanders, PT, DPT

Priscilla Sanders, PT, DPT, is a licensed physical therapist with a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has been certified by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT), and is a licensed physical therapist in the state…

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Kenneth L.  Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Dr. Kenneth Miller has been an educator, physical therapist, and consultant for the home health industry for more than 20 years and serves as a guest lecturer, adjunct teaching assistant, and adjunct professor in the DPT program at Touro College in Bay Shore, New York. He has presented at the…

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Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT

Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT

Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT, is the owner and Director of Hand Works Therapy in Sarasota, Florida. She is an associate professor at Gannon University. She has been in private practice for over twenty years and specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of the upper extremity. Her clinical expertise includes…

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Nathalie  Drouin, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS

Nathalie Drouin, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS

An Occupational Therapist for 16 years, Nathalie Drouin brings a wide range of experience to the field including acute care, pediatrics and geriatrics. For the past six years, she has worked in an outpatient setting while gaining almost three years’ experience in the area of Driver Rehabilitation. Roger C. Peace…

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Martin B.  Brodsky, PhD, ScM, CCC-SLP

Martin B. Brodsky, PhD, ScM, CCC-SLP

Martin B. Brodsky is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) Group, a multidisciplinary clinical and research group dedicated to understanding and improving patient outcomes after critical illness and surgery, at Johns Hopkins University.…

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Kathryn Brewer, PT, DPT, MEd, GCS, CEEAA

Kathryn Brewer, PT, DPT, MEd, GCS, CEEAA

Dr. Brewer graduated with her degree in Physical Therapy from the Ohio State University and received her Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati. Her DPT is from Temple University. She has been certified as a geriatric specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists since 1994. She…

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Alicia White, PT, DPT, ATC

Alicia White, PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Alicia White graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University in 2004 with a degree in athletic training. She continued her studies at the University of Miami where she earned a doctorate in physical therapy in 2007. Dr. White worked at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, Texas for ten years…

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Mary Beth Osborne, PT, DPT, NCS

Mary Beth Osborne, PT, DPT, NCS

Mary Beth Osborne PT, DPT, NCS earned her BS and doctorate in physical therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her area of clinical expertise is in adult neurologic rehabilitation including working with people following brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, and neurologic diseases. She has over…

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John Fergason, CPO

John Fergason, CPO

John Fergason, CPO, is the Chief Prosthetist at the Center for the Intrepid at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was formerly an Instructor and Clinical Manager for the Prosthetics-Orthotics Program at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX and proceeded to become the Director of the Division of Prosthetics-Orthotics at the…

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Deborah A. Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Deborah A. Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Deborah A Schwartz is a hand therapist with over 34 years of experience as a practicing clinician. She has worked at Orfit Industries America for the past ten and a half years promoting product awareness and offering a variety of educational programming on orthotic fabrication. Debby is an active member…

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Jennifer Fortuna, MS, OTR/L

Jennifer Fortuna, MS, OTR/L

Jennifer Fortuna, MS, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with over 15 years of experience working with children with learning differences and special needs. Jennifer develops educational materials and individualized protocols to promote health, safety and human performance. She facilitates regional and international trainings and workshops for practitioners working in…

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Karen L. McCulloch, PT, PhD, MS, NCS

Karen L. McCulloch, PT, PhD, MS, NCS

Karen L. McCulloch, PhD, PT, MS, NCS, is a Professor in Physical Therapy in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she has taught entry-level and advanced-level students in neurorehabilitation since 1993. She has served…

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Mark Showers, MSOT, OTR/L

Mark Showers, MSOT, OTR/L

Mark Showers is an Occupational Therapist specializing in cognitive rehabilitation. Graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Mark worked five years developing Work Hardening programming for worker’s compensation cases. Following this he developed a TBI Occupational Therapy department at a VA hospital. Since 2012 Mark has found a passion working…

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McKay Sohlberg, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

McKay Sohlberg, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

McKay Moore Sohlberg, PhD, CCC-SLP has been teaching and conducting research at the University of Oregon since 1994. She is the proud director of the Communication Disorders and Sciences program. Professor Sohlberg is known internationally for her pioneering work in the field of cognitive rehabilitation. Her research focuses on the…

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Laurie Swan, PhD, DPT, PT, CEEAA

Laurie Swan, PhD, DPT, PT, CEEAA

Laurie Swan, PhD, DPT, PT, CEEAA, is recognized nationally for providing high quality continuing education courses that focus on vestibular rehabilitation, balance training, and fall prevention in the elderly. Laurie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound, as well as a PhD in Applied…

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James Elliott, PT, PhD

James Elliott, PT, PhD

James (Jim) Elliott (@elliottjim) completed his PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia (UQ) in 2007 and a post-doctoral fellowship (2010) at UQ’s Centre for Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health and the Centre for Advanced Imaging. He is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Feinberg School…

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David Walton, PT, PhD, FCAMPT

David Walton, PT, PhD, FCAMPT

David Walton (@uwo_dwalton) completed his BScPT in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1999, MSc in Neuroscience in 2001, and PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science from Western in 2010. Following a combined 10 years of clinical practice, he is now Associate Professor in the School of…

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Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS

Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS

Todd serves as a tenured associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Todd is a graduate of the…

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Megan (Oelke) Moldestad, MS, CCC-SLP

Megan (Oelke) Moldestad, MS, CCC-SLP

Megan (Oelke) Moldestad, M.S., CCC-Med SLP, works in the Aphasia Lab as a research speech-language pathologist. She works with Dr. Kendall on a research study comparing two treatments for word-retrieval deficits, and assists with a number of other projects in the lab. She completed her B.A. in Language Studies at…

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Michael Dickey, PhD

Michael Dickey, PhD

Michael Walsh Dickey's research centers on sentence comprehension and production in adults, the neural bases of these abilities, and their impairments in aphasia. His research also extends to measurement and prediction of treatment response in aphasia, focusing on psycholinguistically-motivated impairment-level behavioral treatment. In carrying out this work, he has examined…

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Mary Warren, PhD., OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA

Mary Warren, PhD., OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA

Mary Warren, PhD, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA. Dr. Warren is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Director of the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation Program and Co-Director of the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation. Dr. Warren lectures extensively on vision rehabilitation for…

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Eric  Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis…

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David  Piskulic, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

David Piskulic, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

David Piskulic, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, is a Pediatric Physical Therapist for St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He received his BS in Exercise Science and Athletic Training at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.…

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Lynn  Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP

Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist Dr. Lynn Williams is a clinical scientist with interests in models of assessment and intervention of communication disorders in children, and translational research and implementation science. Dr. Williams’ research focus is primarily with children with speech sound disorders, with corollaries of this research interest that address emergent literacy…

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Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP

Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP

Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and specializes in the assessment and intervention of children with apraxia of speech. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Stoeckel has delivered services to children in schools, outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation hospital settings. She is…

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Karen Mueller, PhD, DPT, PT

Karen Mueller, PhD, DPT, PT

Karen Mueller, PhD, DPT, PT is a professor of physical therapy at Northern Arizona University, where she has taught end of life concepts, professional communication, and mindfulness concepts since 1987. She is the co-founder and inaugural vice chair of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Oncology Section Hospice and Palliative…

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J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, is a Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. A board-certified specialist in fluency disorders, Dr. Yaruss has served on the board of directors for the National Stuttering Association and as Associate Coordinator for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest…

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Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (Provo, Utah), Virginia first became interested in hand architecture during her fieldwork days. She is actively involved in clinical and biomechanical research of the thumb and the wrist, is a member of the AOTA Evidence Exchange…

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Laura Epstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Laura Epstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Laura Epstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor, Program Coordinator and School Internship Coordinator at San Francisco State University. Her research and clinical focus is on Spanish-bilingual language development/disorders and inclusion. She was California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention Program Co-Chair, 2014 & 2015, and Volunteer Committee Co-Chair in 2016. She was…

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Stephen Page, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAHA, FACRM, FAOTA

Stephen Page, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAHA, FACRM, FAOTA

Dr. Page’s team develops and tests approaches that increase function and independence after stroke and other neurologic diseases. He has held uninterrupted extramural funding to support his rehabilitative trials for over 15 years, and has produced many "firsts" in neurorehabilitation, developing and showing efficacy of mental practice, portable robotics, modified…

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Heather T. Peters, PhD (cand.), MOT, OTR/L

Heather T. Peters, PhD (cand.), MOT, OTR/L

Heather is an occupational therapist and PhD candidate in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Ohio State University. Currently working in the B.R.A.I.N. lab as a graduate research associate, she is primarily interested in developing and testing interventions that improve motor function and quality of life in stroke…

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Ann Chapleau, D.H.S., OTR/L

Ann Chapleau, D.H.S., OTR/L

Ann Chapleau, D.H.S., OTR/L, is an associate professor of occupational therapy at Western Michigan University. She has 30 years of clinical and managerial experience in community mental health. She is certified as an Action Methods Director through the Michigan Psychodrama Institute and is certified to administer the A-ONE Neurobehavioral Assessment.…

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Patrice Antony, PT, GCS, CAPS

Patrice Antony, PT, GCS, CAPS

Patrice Antony, PT, GCS, CAPS is a Florida International University graduate who has been practicing physical therapy in the Central Florida area since 1981. Patrice became a Geriatric Clinical Specialist in 1992 and received the Clinical Excellence in Geriatric Practice award from the Geriatric Section of the APTA in 1996;…

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Betty Yu, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Betty Yu, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Betty Yu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education & Communicative Disorders. Before joining the faculty at San Francisco State, she practiced as a speech-language therapist primarily serving young children and their families in minority communities. Her research interest is in how children's language development interfaces with…

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Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES

Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES

Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, is a licensed occupational therapist with 20 years of clinical experience working with children with feeding difficulties. She has previously worked in both inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary feeding programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, providing occupational therapy services…

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Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CHT, FAOTA

Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CHT, FAOTA

Salvador Bondoc is a tenured professor of occupational therapy and has been a faculty member of Quinnipiac University since 2006. He received his post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Creighton University in 2004. He has been a practicing occupational therapist since 1995, has held the designation of Certified Hand…

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Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT

Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT

Ann Porretto-Loehrke is a skilled clinician and dynamic instructor. She is the therapy manager of a large department at the Hand to Shoulder Center. Ann is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) for treatment of the upper quadrant through the International Academy of Orthopedic…

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Stefany Shaibi, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS

Stefany Shaibi, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS

Stefany Shaibi earned her doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Southern California where she was the recipient of the prestigious Golden Cane Award. Dr. Shaibi is double board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in both orthopedics and geriatrics. She is an assistant clinical…

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Susan K. Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Susan K. Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Susan K. Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is a professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky. She is an established educator and researcher in pediatric physical therapy and has taught at several universities including the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 1986, she…

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Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS

Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS

Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS is the owner of Southwest Advanced Neurological Rehabilitation (SWAN Rehab), an outpatient rehabilitation facility specializing in the treatment of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diseases. She received her physical therapy degree at Northwestern University and her doctorate of physical therapy from Northern Arizona…

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Derek Clewley, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Derek Clewley, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Clewley is an educator, clinical researcher, physical therapist, and mentor in the Duke University DPT program. His specific area of expertise and training is orthopaedics and manual physical therapy. He has achieved board certification in orthopaedics, and is recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual…

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Mirka Normand, MA, OTR, CHT, COMT

Mirka Normand, MA, OTR, CHT, COMT

Ms. Normand graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Laval University in Québec, Canada. She completed a Hand Therapy Fellowship with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Woman's University in 1999, in Houston TX and was certified as a hand therapist that same year by the Hand…

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Bonnie Brinton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Bonnie Brinton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Bonnie Brinton, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, UT. Dr. Brinton has worked as a practicing speech language pathologist in school, clinic, and hospital settings. She has also worked as a research scientist at the University of Kansas, and an…

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Martin Fujiki, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Martin Fujiki, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Martin Fujiki, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is professor and chair of the Department of Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah. He has practiced in the school setting as well as working as a research scientist at the University of Kansas and an associate professor at the University of Nevada,…

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Linda A. Kliebhan, PT, C/NDT

Linda A. Kliebhan, PT, C/NDT

Linda A. Kliebhan is a physical therapist with over 40 years of experience treating children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromuscular Disorders. Linda is a Coordinator-Instructor in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, teaching the NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromuscular…

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Patrick Rydell, EdD, MS

Patrick Rydell, EdD, MS

Dr. Patrick J. Rydell is the Founder and Director of Rocky Mountain Autism Center and the developer of Autism on Call, LLC., RMAC's Online ASD Training Program. With more than 35 years of practice in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), he has provided international and national training, workshops…

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Jeanine Beasley, EdD, OTR, CHT, FAOTA

Jeanine Beasley, EdD, OTR, CHT, FAOTA

Jeanine Beasley, EdD, OTR, CHT, FAOTA is a professor at Grand Valley State University’s Occupational Science and Therapy Department and is the coordinator of the OT Weekend/Hybrid Program. She also works at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, both of which are in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jeanine is a frequent guest…

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Lisa A. Edmonds, PhD, CCC-SLP

Lisa A. Edmonds, PhD, CCC-SLP

Lisa A. Edmonds, PhD, CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist and Associate Professor/Program Director for Communication Sciences and Disorders at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Edmonds received her PhD from the University of Texas, Austin and her MA degree from The Ohio State University. Prior to her current position at…

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Kimiko  Domoto-Reilly MD, MMSc

Kimiko Domoto-Reilly MD, MMSc

Kimiko Domoto-Reilly completed her neurology residency and fellowship training at the joint Harvard program based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She then served as a clinical and research staff neurologist in the MGH Frontotemporal Dementia Unit. Dr. Domoto-Reilly joined the University of Washington in 2014, and…

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Joseph C.  Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHAF

Joseph C. Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHAF

Joseph Stemple is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He joined the faculty in the UK Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2005, following a 30-year clinical career as founder and director of the Blaine Block Institute…

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Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN

Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN

Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP, FAAN is a world-renowned pioneer in cancer and physical activity. She is a board certified family nurse practitioner with specialization in oncology and is a member of the American Academy of Nursing. She co-chaired the American College of Sports Medicine’s roundtable to develop exercise guidelines…

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Angela Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP

Angela Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP

Angela Hein Ciccia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Dr. Ciccia’s research focuses on factors that impact childrens’ ability to recovery/develop in the presence of a diagnosis of an acquired (i.e., new onset) and/or developmental neurogenic communication disorder. Dr. Ciccia is also interested in…

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Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota. Jodi is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. She is currently working…

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Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C

Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C

Dr. Wendy K. Anemaet, a physical therapist since 1989 in home health, acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and skilled nursing, is an associate professor at the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Wendy received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and her…

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Tom Buggey, PhD

Tom Buggey, PhD

Dr. Buggey worked in the field of special education as a teacher and supervisor in the US and Canada prior to receiving his PhD in Early Intervention from Penn State University in 1993. He then spent 14 years as a professor at The University of Memphis. While in Memphis he…

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Julie Ries, PT, PhD

Julie Ries, PT, PhD

Julie Ries is a physical therapist and professor of physical therapy at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She has a special interest in physical therapy with older adults, particularly those with cognitive deficits such as Alzheimer’s disease, and her recent research has been in the area of outcome measures and…

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Gail Deyle, PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Gail Deyle, PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Gail Deyle is a Professor with Baylor University Graduate School and the founder and senior faculty member of the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, located at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is an internationally recognized expert, frequent national guideline panel member, and…

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Steven Dischiavi, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, COMT

Steven Dischiavi, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, COMT

Dr. Steven Dischiavi is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University (HPU), as well as the Director of Rehabilitation for the Department of Athletics at HPU. Dr. Dischiavi brings over 20 years of experience in sports medicine to MedBridge, including 10 years with a…

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Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

Michelle is an occupational therapist with nearly 30 years of experience in the area of assistive technology. She is the former Clinical Director of The Assistive Technology Clinics of The Children’s Hospital of Denver and has been in private practice at Access to Independence, Inc. for 10 years. Michelle’s work…

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Kathleen Whitmire, PhD, CCC-SLP (Retired), BCS-CL (Retired), ASHA Fellow

Kathleen Whitmire, PhD, CCC-SLP (Retired), BCS-CL (Retired), ASHA Fellow

Dr. Whitmire is President of SDG Enterprise, an education consulting firm. She previously served as Director of Educational Programs and Director of the RTI Action Network for the National Center for Learning Disabilities, responsible for school reform initiatives with a global reach to millions of students and educators. In addition,…

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Cheryl Sparks, PhD, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Cheryl Sparks, PhD, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Cheryl Sparks is the Director of the Rehabilitation Center of Expertise for the OSF HealthCare System. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and is board certified by the ABPTS as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist. She maintains professional membership in the American Academy…

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Haideh V. Plock, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT

Haideh V. Plock, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT

Haideh graduated with a double major in Kinesiology and Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991. Upon completion of her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1993, she accepted a position at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. She worked there for the next 11 years specializing…

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Anne Harrison, PT, PhD

Anne Harrison, PT, PhD

Dr. Harrison is an Associate Professor and Director of Professional Studies of Physical Therapy in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on aging, balance, and postural stability and interdisciplinary aspects of functional health in older adults. She also focuses on educational strategies and…

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Dan Rhon, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dan Rhon, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Dan Rhon is a clinician, active researcher, and assistant professor at Baylor University in Texas. He received an MPT and DSc through Baylor University, and then a DPT through Temple University. He attended a manual therapy clinical fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas, is a fellow in…

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Ashlea D. Cardin, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Ashlea D. Cardin, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Dr. Ashlea Cardin is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. She is also a practicing neonatal occupational therapist, having over 16 years’ experience in a Level III NICU at Mercy Children's Hospital, Springfield, MO. Dr. Cardin is Board Certified in Pediatrics through the…

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Joe Farrell, PT, M App Sc, DPT GDMT, FFAAOMPT, FAPTA

Joe Farrell, PT, M App Sc, DPT GDMT, FFAAOMPT, FAPTA

Is the co-owner and co-founder (1988) of Redwood Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Inc. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education from Illinois State University (1974), Certificate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University (1976), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (1979) and a Master of Applied Science in Health Sciences…

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Therese M. O’Neil-Pirozzi, ScD, CCC-SLP

Therese M. O’Neil-Pirozzi, ScD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Therese M. O’Neil-Pirozzi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northeastern University and is Associate Project Director of the Spaulding/Harvard TBI Model System at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, both in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. O’Neil-Pirozzi’s research work focuses on acquired brain injury across the lifespan,…

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Susan Spitzer, PhD, OTR/L

Susan Spitzer, PhD, OTR/L

Susan Spitzer is a licensed occupational therapist, author, and lecturer with expertise in sensory integration, play, and autism spectrum disorders. She has operated her own private practice clinic in Pasadena, CA for 15 years. Her highly creative and individualized approach continues to energize her practice after 20 years of experience.…

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Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is an internationally renowned clinician and teacher. She is Program Coordinator of Feeding and Swallowing Services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She is Clinical Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Dr. Arvedson received her…

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John McCarthy, PhD, CCC-SLP

John McCarthy, PhD, CCC-SLP

John McCarthy is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ohio University. He teaches courses on AAC, interprofessional education, preprofessional orientation, language development, and introduction to communication disorders. His research interests include developing better computer user interfaces and expanding the creative possibilities for children…

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Michelle M. Lusardi, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Michelle M. Lusardi, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Dr. Lusardi’s interest in balance and falls in later life has its roots in her early years as a physical therapist on the neurological service at Hartford Hospital, when she noticed that many of her patients with stroke and amputation limited their physical activity because of concern about falling. Seeing…

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Mariana Wingood, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEA

Mariana Wingood, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEA

Mariana Wingood, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA is a physical therapist at University of Vermont-Acute Inpatient Department, in Vermont. She is a highly enthusiastic member of the Academy of Geriatrics who is involved in numerous projects including the CPG research group, GeriEDGE Fall Risk Assessment workgroup, Chair of the Balance and…

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Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Professor of Pediatrics, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is an ASHA fellow. Dr. Lefton-Greif is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in linking clinical practice with research. Her work is…

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Laura DeThorne, PhD, CCC-SLP

Laura DeThorne, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Laura DeThorne is an associated professor of Speech & Hearing Science at the University of Illinois and an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. Her work over the last 20 years has focused on understanding individual and group differences in language development and the potential implications for education and intervention practices. With…

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Megan-Brette Hamilton, PhD, CCC-SLP

Megan-Brette Hamilton, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Megan-Brette Hamilton is an assistant professor of Communication Disorders at Auburn University and an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. She spent 10 years working in New York city schools as a speech-language pathologist where her students were primarily African American and Latino/a. From the beginning of her career in communication sciences…

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Heather Kuhaneck, PhD, OTR/ L, FAOTA

Heather Kuhaneck, PhD, OTR/ L, FAOTA

Heather Kuhaneck, PhD OTR/L FAOTA, has practiced in pediatrics for over 25 years in rural and inner city schools, outpatient clinics specializing in OT using sensory integrative intervention, early intervention settings, inpatient settings, and privately in children’s homes. She currently is an associate professor at Sacred Heart University, teaching the…

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Mike Szekeres, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.), CHT

Mike Szekeres, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.), CHT

Mike Szekeres, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.), CHT, is in private practice at Hand Therapy Canada in London, Ontario, Canada. He is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Hand Therapy. He is currently a sessional faculty member at Western University and has recently completed his PhD in the field of…

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Sylvia Diehl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Sylvia Diehl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Sylvia F. Diehl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is recently retired from the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Communication Sciences in Tampa, Florida, where she taught courses in autism, pediatric language and augmentative and alternative communication and was the team leader in the language/phonology clinic. She was also a member of…

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Dottie Handley-More, MS, OTR/L

Dottie Handley-More, MS, OTR/L

Dottie Handley-More, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with 30 years of experience in the school-based practice. She has published and presented on a variety of topics including leadership, best practices, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, occupational therapy decision-making, pediatric assessment, and consultation and collaboration. Ms. Handley-More edits the…

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Sarah L. Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah L. Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah L. Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP, Assistant Clinical Professor and Speech-Language Pathology Director in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. She is part of the interdisciplinary voice care team at the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center, specializing in evaluation and treatment…

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Kathy J. Jakielski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kathy J. Jakielski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kathy J. Jakielski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is the Florence C. and Dr. John E. Wertz Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She serves as Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders where she has taught, mentored, and supervised undergraduate students in the…

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Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS is a Geriatric Clinical Specialist and founding therapist at the Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center (Good Shepherd/Penn Partners) at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA – part of the University of Penn Health System. Heather received her Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton…

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Mary J. Sandage, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Mary J. Sandage, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Mary J. Sandage, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Auburn University. She earned her M.S. degree in speech language pathology from the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. in Exercise Science at Auburn University. She has been a clinician for over 24 years,…

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Susan H. Eastgard, MSW

Susan H. Eastgard, MSW

Sue Eastgard is a nationally recognized expert in the field of suicide prevention. She has worked on mental health issues for 30+ years as a clinician, manager and director of crisis services and suicide prevention efforts. She is currently working as the Director of Training for Forefront, a suicide prevention…

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Ken Bleile, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Ken Bleile, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Ken Bleile is a university professor at the University of Northern Iowa. He received his advanced degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa before completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Bleile is the recipient of the State of Iowa’s Regent’s…

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Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Shari Robertson, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, is a Professor of Speech Language Pathology and Dean’s Associate for Graduate Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Robertson spent 18 years as a school-based SLP and special education administrator prior to obtaining her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She recently served on the…

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Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Watling has been a pediatric occupational therapist in Washington State since 1992. She has worked in clinic, school, and private practice settings; has lectured extensively at state, regional, and national conferences; and has published extensively on the topics of sensory processing, sensory-based occupational therapy intervention, and issues related to…

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Jeffrey Sung, M.D.

Jeffrey Sung, M.D.

Jeffrey C. Sung, M.D. is an acting instructor with the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Since 2002, his clinical responsibilities have included direct service and consultation in the care of individuals facing homelessness, medical illness, substance use and psychiatric conditions. He has taught psychotherapy, suicide risk assessment…

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Michael Borich, DPT, PhD

Michael Borich, DPT, PhD

Dr. Michael Borich is an assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Emory University School of Medicine. He has a secondary appointment in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint Emory/Georgia Tech department, and also in the Parker H. Petit…

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Nadine Martin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Nadine Martin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Nadine Martin, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Director of the Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Temple University. She received her B.A. from Hofstra University in 1974 and her M.Ed. degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Northeastern University…

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Ken Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Ken Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Ken Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Youngstown State University where he is responsible for teaching manual therapy, patient examination and clinical reasoning, and research design and data analysis in the curriculum. Ken is also affiliated faculty at Duke University Division of Physical…

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Gail J. Richard, PhD, CCC-SLP

Gail J. Richard, PhD, CCC-SLP

Gail J Richard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, worked in the public schools in Iowa for four years before joining the faculty at Eastern Illinois University, where she has been for 35 years. She was Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences for 14 of those years, teaching undergraduate and graduate…

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Ingrid M. Kanics, MOT, OTR/L, FAOTA

Ingrid M. Kanics, MOT, OTR/L, FAOTA

Ingrid is an occupational therapist who strives to help communities create and run amazing places where people of all abilities can play together. This journey began when she acquired a spinal cord injury while in the U.S. Army, resulting in spinal surgery and 18 months of rehab. Despite her recovery,…

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Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT

Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT

Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT is an internationally recognized and respected clinician, teacher and consultant in the treatment of infants & children with neuromotor impairments. She is unique in that she brings first-hand practical experience to her profession as the mother of a son who has cerebral palsy. Mrs. Bombria…

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Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, CKTP, C/NDT

Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, CKTP, C/NDT

Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT,CKTP, C/NDT received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974. She is a certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner and presents courses on the use of a variety of taping medium in conjunction with strengthening for the pediatric population. She is a member of NDTA…

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Jane O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Jane O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Jane Clifford O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England, Portland, Maine. She received a master of science in occupational therapy at Boston University and a doctorate in public health with a concentration in the…

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Patricia C. Montgomery, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Patricia C. Montgomery, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Patricia C. Montgomery, PhD, PT, FAPTA, received a BS degree in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma and an MA in Educational Psychology and PhD in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Montgomery is an NDT-trained therapist and Faculty Emeritus of Sensory Integration International. She has taught…

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Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin received her PhD from Northwestern University. She is a Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology at California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Roseberry is also currently a part-time itinerant speech pathologist in San Juan Unified School District where she provides direct services to students from preschool through high school.…

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Michelle Suarez, PhD, OTR/L

Michelle Suarez, PhD, OTR/L

Michelle Suarez is an Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy department at Western Michigan University (WMU). She received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Eastern Michigan University and her PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Science from Western Michigan University. In her role as professor, she teaches the pediatric content…

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Stacey Dusing, PT, PhD, PCS

Stacey Dusing, PT, PhD, PCS

Dr. Dusing is a board certified pediatric physical therapy specialist with over 15 years of clinical and research experience with infants and children. Dr. Dusing is currently associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University where she directs the Motor Development Laboratory. Her research focuses on…

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Tim Tyler MS, PT, ATC

Tim Tyler MS, PT, ATC

Timothy F Tyler MS, PT, ATC has been working in sports medicine for the last 25 years. In 1989 he graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and started working as an athletic trainer. After receiving a Masters in physical therapy from Long Island University he started as a staff physical…

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Beate Peter, PhD, CCC-SLP

Beate Peter, PhD, CCC-SLP

Beate Peter is the Assistant Professor and director of the Speech/Language Genetics Lab in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University. She has been conducting research focusing on genetic causes of communication disorders since 2007. Her interdisciplinary background is unique in that it includes a master’s…

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Christopher Bise, PT, MS, DPT, OCS

Christopher Bise, PT, MS, DPT, OCS

Chris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a physical therapist for 20 years and an Orthopedic Certified Specialist since 2011. He completed his undergraduate and graduate physical therapy training at Boston University in 1994 (BS) and 1996 (MSPT)…

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Jennifer T. Dodson, OTR/L, CHT

Jennifer T. Dodson, OTR/L, CHT

Jennifer graduated from the Florida International University occupational therapy program in 1998. She has been practicing outpatient rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Florida, ever since. In 2002, she was honored to be chosen as a fellow for the Evelyn Mackin Hand Therapy Fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center. She became a certified…

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Patricia A. Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Patricia A. Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Patricia Prelock, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Prelock coordinates parent training programs designed for caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders and…

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Tiffany Hutchins, Ph.D.

Tiffany Hutchins, Ph.D.

Tiffany L. Hutchins is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Vermont. She earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience in experimental psychology and communication sciences and disorders at the University of South Florida in 2002. Dr. Hutchins’ research focuses on social…

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Ilene Schwartz, PhD, BCBA-D

Ilene Schwartz, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Ilene Schwartz is a professor in the Area of Special Education at the University of Washington and the Director of the Haring Center for Research and Training in Education at UW.  She earned her Ph.D. in child and developmental psychology from the University of Kansas and is a board certified…

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Patricia K. Youngman, MS, CCC-Sp

Patricia K. Youngman, MS, CCC-Sp

Patricia K. Youngman is a speech/language pathologist, certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed in the state of Washington. Her professional background includes working as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools, acute care and rehabilitation hospital units, and skilled nursing facilities, and providing home health care speech-language services…

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Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS

Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS

Claudia Senesac is a Clinical Associate professor at University of Florida in the Doctor of Physical Therapy department. Her teaching responsibilities include Functional Anatomy dissection and Pediatrics in Physical Therapy. She has over 37 years of pediatric clinical experience. She has been the owner and administrator of a pediatric physical…

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Sean  Redmond, PhD, CCC-SLP

Sean Redmond, PhD, CCC-SLP

Sean Redmond received his B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990, his M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Kansas in 1993, and his Ph.D. in Child Language from the University of Kansas in 1997. He teaches and conducts research…

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Anne  van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP

Anne van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP

Anne van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor and Callier Research Scholar at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Science at the University of Texas in Dallas. She has taught courses and guided student research on children’s language development and language impairments for…

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Christina Prevett, MScPT, CSCS, PhD(c)

Christina Prevett, MScPT, CSCS, PhD(c)

Christina is a Registered Physiotherapist in Ontario Canada receiving Masters of Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2013. After graduation, she gained experience working in both the public and private sectors in outpatient orthopaedics focusing on exercise and soft tissue based therapies for the relief of muscle aches and pains. She…

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Mary R. T. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP

Mary R. T. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP

Mary R. T. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Chapman University, Orange, California. She is Board Certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) and as a certified speech-language pathologist. She has worked with individuals with…

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Stephen Anderson, PT, DPT

Stephen Anderson, PT, DPT

Steve Anderson is the CEO of Therapeutic Associates, a physical therapy company that consists of 83 outpatient clinics in Washington, Oregon and Idaho and a major hospital contract in Southern California. The company was formed in 1952 and Steve is only the 3rd CEO and has held this position for…

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Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L

Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L

Teresa began her occupational therapy career at Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR, 1993), continuing her professional education with a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) from Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA) in 2016. She has spent the majority of her early career in adult neuro-rehabilitation. Now specializing in pediatric clinical practice and…

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Cindy Marti, PT

Cindy Marti, PT

Cindy Marti began her career at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton in 1986. In 1989 she joined Milwaukee-based Competitive Edge Sports Medicine and became part of the management team in 1991. In 1994, after Competitive Edge became part of NovaCare, Cindy became General Manager of the Wisconsin region. In 1996,…

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Jed Baker, PhD

Jed Baker, PhD

Jed Baker, PhD, is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems.  He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center, and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides…

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Sean J. Sweeney, M.S., M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Sean J. Sweeney, M.S., M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and technology consultant working in private practice at The Ely Center in Needham, MA. Sean spent over a decade in the public school setting serving in the roles of SLP and instructional technology specialist. His website, SpeechTechie, was inspired by the combination…

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Robert Barnhart, PT, MS, ScDPT

Robert Barnhart, PT, MS, ScDPT

Bob Barnhart is a Professor and the Director Physical Therapy program at Concordia University Wisconsin. He received his PT degree from Emory University (1979), his MS from the University of Tennessee Knoxville (1992), and his ScDPT from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2006). He was a board certified…

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Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dr. Rapport is a professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado, where she is on…

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Amy Barr, PT, DPT

Amy Barr, PT, DPT

Amy Barr, PT, DPT is a practicing school-based therapist and the Physical Therapy Coordinator for a large school district located in the suburban Denver area. She has 20 years of experience working with adults and children and has spent the last 14 years serving preschool through transition age students in…

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Ellen Harrington-Kane, M.S., HSM, OT

Ellen Harrington-Kane, M.S., HSM, OT

Ellen Harrington-Kane is the Assistant Vice President of Affiliate Network Advancement for Easter Seals national headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. With over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist and rehabilitation director for in-patient and outpatient therapy service and a master’s degree in Health Services Management, Ms. Harrington-Kane brings the…

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Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer PhD, CCC-SLP

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer PhD, CCC-SLP

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and professor in the Division of Otolaryngology, Clinic Director for the Voice Disorders Center, and Adjunct Faculty to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Utah. Dr. Barkmeier-Kraemer received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Speech…

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Susan H. Lederer PhD, MA, BS

Susan H. Lederer PhD, MA, BS

Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Adelphi University, Garden City, Long Island, NY. She is a NYS licensed and nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 35 years of clinical experience including 20 years of academic experience in the areas…

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Jane  Yakel, MS, CCC-SLP

Jane Yakel, MS, CCC-SLP

Jane Yakel, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist currently employed as private contractor and consultant. She has worked in a variety of settings which include: acute care, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, independent living facilities, hospitals, and school districts. She has been a regional…

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Linda T. Miller, PT, DPT, CLT

Linda T. Miller, PT, DPT, CLT

Linda T. Miller, PT, DPT, CLT, served as the founder and clinical director of the Breast Cancer Physical Therapy Center in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years. She has over 300 hours of training in lymphedema management and has been an international student of lymphedema, including training in the…

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Dustin R. Grooms, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Dustin R. Grooms, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Dustin Grooms, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Athletic Training in the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness at Ohio University. Dr. Grooms received his doctorate from the Ohio State University in health and rehabilitation sciences, with a focus on neuroscience and biomechanics. Prior…

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Emily M. Homer, MA, CCC-SLP

Emily M. Homer, MA, CCC-SLP

Emily Homer, MA, CCC-SLP has worked in the school systems for the majority of her career in Speech Language Pathology. She provides presentations and consultation services to school districts throughout the country on addressing swallowing and feeding in school systems. She is the 1999 recipient of the Louis M. DiCarlo…

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Varleisha D.  Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Varleisha D. Gibbs PhD, OTD, OTR/L is a lecturer, researcher, developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program, and co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders. Dr. Gibbs began her career after receiving her baccalaureate degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware. She continued her studies in the…

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Lisa Juckett, MOT, OTR/L, CHT

Lisa Juckett, MOT, OTR/L, CHT

Lisa Juckett has served as a clinical instructor at The Ohio State University in the Occupational Therapy Division since 2011. She has extensive clinical experience in the inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing settings. Her position as an inpatient clinician led her to collaborate with researchers at The Ohio State University…

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Tracey Collins, PT, PhD, MBA, GCS

Tracey Collins, PT, PhD, MBA, GCS

Tracey Collins lives in Clarks Summit, PA, but is originally from Endicott, NY and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Scranton. She is a board-certified specialist in geriatrics. She has practiced in home health and hospice for more than 20 years. She continues to practice in home…

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Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS

Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS

Kyle J. Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS, is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy (CCS). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently,…

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Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, PhD

Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, PhD

Jason Falvey is a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University. His research training focuses on disability and recovery for older adults after acute hospitalization, and how physical function contributes to hospital readmission risk. He received his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus in 2018. He…

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Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP

Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP

Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has more than 40 years experience as a clinical scholar, consultant, researcher and program consultant to children and older persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities and their families. He is both the Director of Childhood Communication Services (CCS), a private practice,…

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Amy  Laurent, PhD, OTR/L

Amy Laurent, PhD, OTR/L

Amy Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L is a developmental psychologist and a registered pediatric occupational therapist. Currently in private practice, Amy specializes in the education of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities. The majority of Amy’s work involves collaborating with and supporting early intervention teams, school teams, and…

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Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of the Educational Outreach Program at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, GA, an affiliate of Emory University and an NIH Autism Center of Excellence. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and related social learning disabilities. As a former…

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Sandra Laing Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP

Sandra Laing Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP

Sandra Laing Gillam is a Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University and the current Vice President for Speech Language Pathology Practice for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Since coming to Utah State, she has received numerous awards and honors…

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Roberta O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD

Roberta O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD

Roberta Kuchler O'Shea, PT, PhD, DPT has been a pediatric physical therapist for over 30 years. She practiced in a variety of environments before joining the faculty at Governors State University. Dr. O'Shea earned her Bachelors in PT degree from St. Louis University, a Master’s degree in Public Service from…

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Ann Jackson, PT, DPT, MPH

Ann Jackson, PT, DPT, MPH

Ann is a physical therapist who has spent her career focusing on optimizing the functionality of individuals across the lifespan impacted by neuromuscular disorders. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University, a Masters of Public Health from the University of South Carolina and…

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Marnie Millington, MS, CCC-SLP

Marnie Millington, MS, CCC-SLP

Marnie Millington co-owns a pediatric speech-language clinic in MetroWest Boston. Marnie’s weekly caseload focuses on motor-speech disorders. She has taught pediatric and lifespan motor-speech disorders at Northeastern University and Emerson College. She has presented nationally on the assessment and treatment of young children with apraxia of speech. Marnie has been…

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Melissa Jakubowitz, MA, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Melissa Jakubowitz, MA, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Melissa Jakubowitz, MA, CCC-SLP, is the owner and president of LiveNow, which provides telepractice training and services. She is a board-certified specialist in Child Language with extensive administrative experience running a multi-office private practice and leading a telepractice company's clinical department. Ms. Jakubowitz has presented on a variety of issues,…

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Kiki Dickinson, MPT, PAqI

Kiki Dickinson, MPT, PAqI

Kathleen (Kiki) Dickinson, MPT, PAqI, has been a pediatric physical therapist since 1995. Kiki works for St. Croix Therapy in Hudson, Wisconsin, and has more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing aquatic therapy programs for a diverse pediatric population, which includes working with children of all ages, with…

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Megan  Sutton MS, CCC-SLP

Megan Sutton MS, CCC-SLP

Megan Sutton, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and the director and app designer for Tactus Therapy, a leading developer of apps for adult speech therapy. Megan earned a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University after studying linguistics at Rutgers. She has worked passionately with adults with…

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Michael  Johns III, MD

Michael Johns III, MD

As the director of the USC Voice Center, Michael Johns III’s goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals with voice, swallowing and airway disorders.  He strives to achieve this through a true interdisciplinary approach to promoting health, preventing and curing disease, advancing biomedical research and educating those…

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Robin Dole, PT, DPT, EdD, PCS

Robin Dole, PT, DPT, EdD, PCS

Robin L. Dole, PT, DPT, EdD, PCS, is a professor of physical therapy and prior director of the Institute for Physical Therapy at Widener University. She currently serves as dean of the School of Human Service Professions at Widener. Dr. Dole has been involved in pediatric practice for nearly 30…

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Debra  Suiter,  PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Debra Suiter is director of the Voice and Swallow Clinic and an associate professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Suiter has been a speech-language pathologist…

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Laura  Morris, PT, NCS

Laura Morris, PT, NCS

Laura Morris, PT, NCS is a physical therapist and lecturer with 25 years of experience in the management of adults with neurologic disorders. Her clinical work focuses on vestibular disorders and mild traumatic brain injury at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in the Chicago area. She is the Director of Communications for…

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Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP

Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP

Denise Dougherty owns a private practice in Indiana, PA. Ms. Dougherty was an adjunct faculty member at York College of Pennsylvania and Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. She is a past President of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), received the Academy’s 2007 Honor…

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Krista  Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD

Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD

Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD, owns an innovative private practice, Covell Care and Rehabilitation, which aims to help adult and older-adult clients become safer, more independent and engaged in the home and community through a unique and one-of-a-kind model. Krista developed this model from the ground up, and it allows clients…

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Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA

Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA

Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA, is an international lecturer, author, private practice owner, and clinician. In 2017 she was recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as a Fellow for "Leading Excellence in Pediatrics Around the Globe." She received her undergraduate degree in special education from Ohio University;…

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Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT

Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT

Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT, international lecturer, author, educator, private practice owner, and clinician, attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida International University and her master's in education from the University of Phoenix. She holds post-graduate certificates in sensory integration (SI) and neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) in…

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Kathy Martin, PT, DHSc

Kathy Martin, PT, DHSc

Dr. Martin received a BA in Athletic Training from Purdue University in 1987, an MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1990, and a Doctor of Health Science from the University of Indianapolis in 2003. She joined the faculty of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the…

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Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

Jennifer Schultz is an instructor for the speech-language pathology assistant program at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, South Dakota. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Psychology from the University of South Dakota and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Iowa. Jennifer…

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Howard A. Lloyd, PsyD, ABPP-CN

Howard A. Lloyd, PsyD, ABPP-CN

Dr. Lloyd earned his doctorate from Baylor University and completed a two-year residency in neuropsychology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology/American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. For over twenty years he has worked…

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Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT

Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT

Jeri Lundgren is a Registered Nurse who has been specializing in post-acute care since 1990. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Ms. Lundgren is board-certified as a Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN) by the WOCN Society and a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) by the American Board of…

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Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS

Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS

Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS received her physical therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master's and doctoral degrees in biology/neuroscience from Cleveland State University. Dr. Kloos is currently a Professor-Clinical in the Physical Therapy Division at the Ohio State University, where she teaches adult neurorehabilitation and neuroscience…

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Patty  Anderson, OTR/L, CHT

Patty Anderson, OTR/L, CHT

Patricia Anderson OTR/L, CHT has over three decades of clinical experience, with emphasis and specialization in burn and orthopedic care. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University, School of Occupational Therapy in 1980 and received her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2002. She has worked in the acute, sub-acute and outpatient…

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Venita Lovelace-Chandler, PT, PHD, PCS

Venita Lovelace-Chandler, PT, PHD, PCS

Dr. Lovelace-Chandler has been an educator in pediatric topics for over 30 years to professional and post-professional physical therapy students. She has over 40 years of experience in pediatrics, has recertified as a specialist two times, and still carries a small caseload. She taught numerous Advanced Clinical Practice courses in…

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Donna Case, PhD, OTL

Donna Case, PhD, OTL

Donna Case, PhD, OTL, began her work with assistive technology more than 30 years ago when working with adults with significant multiple disabilities who had been removed from Michigan’s State Institutions. She received a master's degree in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University to facilitate her students' ability to interact…

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Michelle Troche, PhD, CCC-SLP

Michelle Troche, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Michelle S. Troche is currently an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University. Additionally, she holds adjunct positions in the departments of Neurology and Otolaryngology. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Florida, where she also…

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Richard Severin PT, DPT, PhD(c), CCS

Richard Severin PT, DPT, PhD(c), CCS

Rich Severin PT, DPT, is a board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist. Dr. Severin graduated from the University of Miami with his doctor of physical therapy degree in 2013, followed by a cardiopulmonary residency at the William S. Middleton VA Medical Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison, and orthopedic residency at the University…

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Katarina Haley, PhD, CCC-SLP

Katarina Haley, PhD, CCC-SLP

Katarina L. Haley, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has specialized in the area of acquired neurological communication disorders for more than 25 years. Her research program pursues the dual paths of data-driven clinical decision-making and client-centered…

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Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, RN, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FAAN

Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, RN, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FAAN

Dr. Mauk has been a Professor of Nursing for many years. Prior to moving to Colorado, she was a Professor of Nursing at a large private university in Indiana for nearly 25 years, and there she held the first Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, a position…

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Dorian Rose, PT, PhD

Dorian Rose, PT, PhD

Dorian Rose, PhD, PT holds a dual appointment as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida and a Research Health Scientist at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Rose’s interests as a researcher, educator, and clinician are in…

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Mary Boyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, ASHA Fellow

Mary Boyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, ASHA Fellow

Mary Boyle, PhD., CCC-SLP is a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist and Professor/Doctoral Program Coordinator in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University. Dr. Boyle received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Northwestern University and her B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a Fellow…

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Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CRRN

Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CRRN

Dr. Cheryl Lehman has been a registered nurse since graduating from the Decatur Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1978. Since that time, she earned a BSN from Maryville University-St. Louis in 1990; an MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in…

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Deb Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

Deb Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

Dr. Kegelmeyer has over 30 years of clinical experience and is currently a Professor of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. She has extensive clinical expertise, having worked in acute care and outpatient therapy, and spent 10 years as director of physical therapy at a skilled nursing…

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Gretchen Scheibel, MS, OTR/L, BCBA

Gretchen Scheibel, MS, OTR/L, BCBA

Gretchen Scheibel, MS, OTR/L, BCBA, is a behavior consultant working in midcoast and central Maine. She specializes in designing educational programs based on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports framework and the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dually certified as a Behavior Analyst and an Occupational Therapist, she possesses a…

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Susan B. Perry, PT, DPT

Susan B. Perry, PT, DPT

Susan B. Perry, PT, DPT, is Professor and Curriculum Director in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been a full-time faculty member at Chatham since 1995, where her primary teaching assignment includes adult neurologic rehabilitation. Her neurologic practice experience has spanned over…

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Melissa Bednarek, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS

Melissa Bednarek, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS

Dr. Melissa Bednarek received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and Psychology from St. Bonaventure University, followed by a Master of Physical Therapy from MCP Hahnemann University. Following four years of acute care experience, she returned to graduate school to complete a PhD in Physiology from…

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Julie  Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS

Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS

Julie Hershberg is a passionate neurologic physical therapist, educator, mentor, learner and forever neuro-nerd. She owns and practices at [re+active] physical therapy & wellness, a state of the art outpatient neurologic physical therapy and wellness practice in Los Angeles. It is here she has the privilege to lead a team…

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Jennifer  Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP, COS-C

Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP, COS-C

Jenny Loehr is a speech-language pathologist with over 30 years experience working in adult neurology. She has presented at over 20 state and national conferences and online continuing education programs on the topic of dementia, including the American Speech and Hearing Association, the National Association of Home Health and Hospice,…

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Jill Peck-Murray, MOTR/L, CHT

Jill Peck-Murray, MOTR/L, CHT

Jill Peck-Murray, MOTR/L, CHT, is a pediatric hand therapist. She worked as an occupational therapist/hand therapist at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA from 1982 through 2017. During her 35 years, she gained expertise, with special skills in creative splinting/orthotic intervention, and developed the hand therapy program for the…

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Mary "Peggy" Faussett, MOTR/L, CHT

Mary "Peggy" Faussett, MOTR/L, CHT

Mary “Peggy” Faussett is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. She graduated with a master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2001 from Chatham University. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2012. Peggy currently works at Children’s Hospital Colorado as the Program Coordinator for the Pediatric Hand Therapy Program. She…

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Lauren  Bislick, PhD, CCC-SLP

Lauren Bislick, PhD, CCC-SLP

Lauren Bislick, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, FL. Dr. Bislick is the director of the Aquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders (ANCD) Research Lab at UCF, and a research affiliate in the Aphasia Research Lab…

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Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, NCS

Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, NCS

Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, ATP, NCS, is the Director of Physical Therapy at Craig Hospital. Candy received a BS in Biology from Mount Olive College in 1997 and a master’s in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2000. She then completed a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky…

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Dale Scalise-Smith, PT, DPT, PhD

Dale Scalise-Smith, PT, DPT, PhD

Dr. Scalise-Smith is the Dean of the College of Health Professions, a professor in the Department of Health Science, and a full professor in the Department of Allied Health at Northern Kentucky University. She collaborates with colleagues to serve children with disabilities using contemporary, evidenced-based practices in the US and…

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Joe Adler, PT, DPT, CCS

Joe Adler, PT, DPT, CCS

Joe Adler graduated in 1993 with an MS PT from Arcadia University (then Beaver College) in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and earned a transitional DPT degree from Arcadia University in 2011. He has been working at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia since graduation. He spent the first three…

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Julie Brandy, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Julie Brandy, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Dr. Brandy is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Valparaiso University. She holds a PhD in Nursing Science from Loyola University, Chicago, a master’s degree as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing, and a post-graduate Certificate as a family nurse practitioner from Valparaiso University. Dr. Brandy is certified…

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Michelle  Camicia, PhD, MSN, RN, CRRN, CCM, NEA-BC, FAHA

Michelle Camicia, PhD, MSN, RN, CRRN, CCM, NEA-BC, FAHA

Michelle Camicia, PhD, MSN, CRRN, CCM, NEA-BC, FAHA, is the Director of Operations for Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center at the Vallejo Medical Center. She is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Center as well as outreach, quality, and regulatory oversight. Michelle is a past president of the Association of Rehabilitation…

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Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR

Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR

Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR/L is co-owner of PASS – The Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC, providing professional development, consultation, and staff training in areas that inform and empower related service providers, teachers, families, and others to support and facilitate the success of children in educational settings (www.otpartnership.com). Dr.…

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Pat Quigley, PhD, MPH, APRN, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP

Pat Quigley, PhD, MPH, APRN, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP

Dr. Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, APRN, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Nurse Consultant, is a retired Associate Director of the VISN 8 Patient Safety Research Center of Inquiry and is both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in Rehabilitation. Her contributions to patient safety, nursing, and rehabilitation are evident at…

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Patti Kelly Ralabate, Ed.D.

Patti Kelly Ralabate, Ed.D.

Dr. Patricia Kelly Ralabate is a nationally recognized leader on effective instructional design for all learners. Building on 25 years as a speech-language pathologist, nine years as the National Education Association (NEA) Senior Policy Analyst for special and gifted education, and four years at CAST leading implementation and professional learning…

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Stephanie Burnett, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CRRN

Stephanie Burnett, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CRRN

Dr. Stephanie Davis Burnett is an advanced practice nurse with more than 35 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation nursing. She is considered an expert in the areas of rehabilitation, leadership, and staff education. Her certifications include being a board-certified clinical nurse specialist (ACNS-BC) and a certified rehabilitation…

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Anne Leclaire, RN, MSN, CRRN

Anne Leclaire, RN, MSN, CRRN

Anne graduated with a Master of Science-Nursing from the University of Phoenix and has worked in the field of rehabilitation nursing for most of her career. She started as a staff nurse in inpatient rehabilitation at Weldon Center for Rehabilitation in Springfield, Massachusetts and then moved to Madison, Wisconsin, at…

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Gail  Sims, MSN, RN, CRRN

Gail Sims, MSN, RN, CRRN

Gail Sims serves as a Patient Care Coordinator at Kaiser Permanente in Roseville, CA. She served as the Director of Nursing at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, CA for 8 years. She has also been a nurse surveyor for the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for the…

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Sue Ann Guildermann, RN, BA, MA

Sue Ann Guildermann, RN, BA, MA

Sue Ann Guildermann has more than forty years of experience providing education, leadership, and consultation to nonprofit and for-profit senior service organizations. Sue Ann is a registered nurse, with a BA and MA in communication. She currently conducts research of evidence-based findings and practices to create quality improvement programs, educational…

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Donald Kautz, MSN, RN, CRRN

Donald Kautz, MSN, RN, CRRN

Donald D. Kautz earned his BSN from the University of Northern Colorado, and his MSN and PhD in Nursing from the University of Kentucky. Don worked in many areas of Rehabilitation Nursing, including acute inpatient rehab on spinal cord, head injury, stroke, and general rehab units. He worked as a…

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Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP

Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP

Dr. Wollman has been an educator and clinician for more than 35 years. She has worked as a gerontologic nurse practitioner at multiple sites of care across the health care system. She also served as director of senior health for a large health system and the coordinator of the nurse…

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Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Andrew Opett received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1996; a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY, in 2000; and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College of…

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Jessica  Sparrow, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Jessica Sparrow, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Jessica Sparrow has been an occupational therapist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for 10 years and has been in the lead therapist position there for 6 years. During this time, a focus of her clinical services has been devoted almost exclusively to children with functional deficits and related limitations…

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Russell Certo, PT, OCS

Russell Certo, PT, OCS

Russell Certo, PT, OCS, a physical therapist for 35 years, is the Founder of Trilogy, MOG National, and Grand Island Physical Therapy. He designed and developed the idea of an integrated physical therapy practice and medically oriented gym (MOG). He has become a leading expert in the field of medical…

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Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT

Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT

Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT, is President/Consultant of Steffes & Associates, a rehabilitation consulting service. She provides consulting services to rehab providers nationwide, enabling countless providers to achieve optimum success in the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care to their patients/clients. Dr. Steffes is also has extensive clinical experience and educational…

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Jeanette E.  Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP

Jeanette E. Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP

Jeanette E. Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP, practices privately as a speech-language pathologist. Her extensive clinical experience has included work with adults in post-acute, long-term care, and home health settings. Benigas's research interests include improving quality of life for persons with dementia, specifically those who have difficulties eating and swallowing. Her research…

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Evan T.  Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS (Co-Author)

Evan T. Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS (Co-Author)

Evan T. Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS received his BS degree in Health Sciences and MA degree in Physical Therapy from Touro College (NY) in 1992, and his PhD degree in Health Sciences from Trident University (CA) in 2010. Dr. Cohen is currently an Associate Professor in the Doctor of…

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Wendy D.  LeBorgne, PhD, CCC-SLP

Wendy D. LeBorgne, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Wendy LeBorgne is a sought-after voice pathologist, speaker, author, and master-class clinician regarding vocal wellness and vocal athletes. Dr. LeBorgne actively presents nationally and internationally on the professional voice, with more than 100 presentations on vocal wellness and vocal athletes. Her 20-year career as a voice pathologist and singing…

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Aimee E. Perron PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA

Aimee E. Perron PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA

Aimee E. Perron PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA received her BS in Health Studies and MS in Physical Therapy from Boston University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital - Institute of Health Professions. She achieved American Physical Therapy Association Board Certification as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist in…

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Leslie Allison, PT, PHD

Leslie Allison, PT, PHD

Dr. Allison has been a DPT faculty member at Winston-Salem State University since 2013, and was a physical therapy educator at Midwestern University and East Carolina University from 2004-2013. She has 12 years of clinical experience in adult neuro-rehabilitation and geriatrics in acute, inpatient and outpatient settings. Early in her…

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Staci Lyons, PT

Staci Lyons, PT

Staci Lyons has been a physical therapist for 20 years and currently owns a group of private practice outpatient orthopedic clinics in the state of Washington. She also serves as the Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness Services for a local public hospital. Her practices specialize in the management of…

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Scott LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS

Scott LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS

Dr. LaRaus is a 1992 graduate of Hunter College’s Physical Therapy Program in New York. He obtained his post professional doctorate of physical therapy at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, May 2008. He started out his career developing and implementing the University of Medicine and Dentistry’s…

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Cyndi Cortes, DrPH, MSN, MRE, CPNP-PC, CRRN, COI

Cyndi Cortes, DrPH, MSN, MRE, CPNP-PC, CRRN, COI

When Cyndi Cortes became an interdisciplinary training trainee at the Sparks Center for Developmental and Learning Disabilities as a Master of Science in Nursing student, she did not realize how that decision would impact her clinical and professional career. While working at Children’s of Alabama in the Department of Physical…

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Elisa Kennedy, PT, PhD, PCS

Elisa Kennedy, PT, PhD, PCS

Elizabeth "Elisa" T. Kennedy, PT, PhD, PCS, is an Associate Professor Emeritus in Physical Therapy, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy (PT), and Adjunct Faculty in the College of Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL. She received a PhD in Early Childhood Special Education…

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Suzänne Taylor PhD, MBA, OTR/L

Suzänne Taylor PhD, MBA, OTR/L

Suzänne Taylor, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, has extensive experience in oncology rehabilitation including providing direct therapy interventions and presenting on state, regional, and national levels. Dr. Taylor has dedicated her career to furthering oncology rehabilitation education, research, and program development. Her clinical practice included working in areas of surgical oncology, otolaryngology,…

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Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her professional doctorate in speech language pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2006. She is the on-campus clinic coordinator and is one…

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Jean  Blosser, EdD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Jean Blosser, EdD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Jean Blosser is passionate about creating systems that ensure school SLPs and educators can provide outcomes-based, educationally relevant services. To Jean, interprofessional collaboration is essential! As President of Creative Strategies for Special Education, she consults and provides workshops for schools, universities, businesses, and professional associations. Jean has published numerous resources…

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Rebecca  Crouch, PT, DPT, MS, CCS, FAACVPR

Rebecca Crouch, PT, DPT, MS, CCS, FAACVPR

Dr. Rebecca Crouch has practiced cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy in the acute care and outpatient rehabilitation settings, and was a founding member and director of the Duke University pulmonary rehabilitation outpatient program for 30 years. She is now an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at…

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Ellen Hillegass, PT, EdD, CCS, FAPTA

Ellen Hillegass, PT, EdD, CCS, FAPTA

Dr. Ellen Hillegass is a physical therapist with APTA board certification in cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialty. She currently holds the position of adjunct professor in the departments of physical therapy at Mercer University in Atlanta and Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Ellen is also the president and CEO…

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Roberta J. Elman, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Roberta J. Elman, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Roberta J. Elman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is President/CEO and Founder of the Aphasia Center of California, an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1996, providing speech-language treatment, clinical research, and training/consultative services. Dr. Elman received her Ph.D. in Speech & Hearing Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has…

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Andrea E. Ecsedy PT, DPT, NCS

Andrea E. Ecsedy PT, DPT, NCS

Andrea Ecsedy, PT, DPT, NCS currently works SavaSeniorCare Consulting, LLC as the National Director of Evidence-based Practice. Dr. Ecsedy has 33 years of clinical experience and has been a Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist for 25 years. Her clinical focus has been in the areas of balance and vestibular dysfunction,…

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Becky  Khayum, MS, CCC-SLP

Becky Khayum, MS, CCC-SLP

Becky Khayum is a speech-language pathologist and co-founder of MemoryCare Corporation, a company that provides therapy, support, and counseling for individuals with neurodegenerative disease in the Chicago and Indianapolis areas. She specializes in the non-pharmacological treatment of dementia syndromes, with a focus on person-centered care. Khayum also participates in research…

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Linda M. Shell, DNP, MA, RN

Linda M. Shell, DNP, MA, RN

Dr. Linda Shell is an advanced practice nurse, consultant, and educator with a passion for developing leaders, delivering quality care, and challenging the status quo of long-term care. As principal of lindashell.com, she collaborates with organizations on education, leadership development, building resilience, fall prevention, dementia programming, and sleep improvement.  …

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Shelley Bhola RN-BC, BSN, MSN, PHN

Shelley Bhola RN-BC, BSN, MSN, PHN

Ms. Bhola has over 25 years’ experience in clinical management in the long-term care and assisted living market. Her previous roles include: Director of Nursing, Regional Consultant, Case Manager for managed care in the community and public health, MDS coordinator, staff educator, infection control, regulatory crisis management and leadership training.…

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Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. For more than 30 years, Dr. Apel has been conducting research in the areas of spoken and written language and working with children, adolescents, and adults who…

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Emily  Rogalski, PhD

Emily Rogalski, PhD

Dr. Emily Rogalski is a neuroscientist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She currently serves as Associate Director of the Mesulam Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center and as Imaging Core Leader of our NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Dr. Rogalski research…

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Michael Fragala, PhD, MBA, RN, WCC, CSPHP, AMS

Michael Fragala, PhD, MBA, RN, WCC, CSPHP, AMS

Michael Fragala has worked in the healthcare business operations arena for the majority of his career and has served as a Regional Clinical Director, primarily responsible for clinical operations and strategic planning, within national post-acute accounts. Presently Mr. Fragala is employed by Joerns Healthcare overseeing clinical initiatives within national accounts.…

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Guy Fragala, PhD, PE, CSP, CSPHP

Guy Fragala, PhD, PE, CSP, CSPHP

Dr. Fragala has more than 45 years of experience as an Occupational Safety and Health professional and is currently the Senior Advisor for Ergonomics at the Patient Safety Center of Inquiry in Tampa, Florida. He recently served as Champion for the Creating the Safer Environment Program for Joerns Healthcare and…

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Kimberly  Murza, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kimberly Murza, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kim Murza, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, received her doctorate in Education: Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida, where she specialized in language and literacy with a focus on autism spectrum disorder. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences at the University…

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Roberta  Gatlin, PT, DScPT, PCS

Roberta Gatlin, PT, DScPT, PCS

Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DScPT, PCS, graduated from University of Memphis in 1986 with a BS in Special Education and from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She completed her Doctorate of Science with an emphasis in…

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Tracy Stackhouse, MA, OTR/L

Tracy Stackhouse, MA, OTR/L

Tracy Stackhouse is a clinical pediatric occupational therapist who has specialized in working with children, adults, and families affected by fragile x syndrome (FXS) and Fragile X related conditions since the late 1980s. Through this work, first at Children's Hospital in Denver, continuing at the UC Davis MIND Institute, and…

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Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN

Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN

Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN, is a Case Manager at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, CA. She has more than 40 years of experience and is certified as a rehabilitation registered nurse. She has worked for over 25 years in case management in inpatient rehabilitation facilities and as an…

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Cheryl Van Demark, PT, MA, C-IAYT

Cheryl Van Demark, PT, MA, C-IAYT

Cheryl Van Demark is a physical therapist, yoga therapist, and yoga teacher with a master’s degree in physical education and exercise science. She has enjoyed more than 30 years of helping individuals optimize body alignment, restore movement, build strength, and cultivate a balance in body, mind, and spirit to pursue…

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Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Sarah E. Wallace PhD, CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition clinic in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab (https://www.facebook.com/CommunicationAndCognitionLab/). Dr. Wallace is a certified speech-language pathologist with clinical experience…

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Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP

Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP

Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP is an award-winning Dementia Educator, author, and consultant. Passionate about enriching the lives of people with dementia, Jennifer is on a mission to put the focus of care on the person’s preferences, interests, and abilities. With her 25 years of industry experience, including leading countless live…

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Rob Winningham, Ph.D.

Rob Winningham, Ph.D.

Dr. Rob Winningham has 25 years of experience researching human memory and has largely focused on older adults and ways to enhance their mental functioning and quality of life. He creates brain stimulation activities for over 10,000 retirement communities and rehabilitation facilities as a part of Dr. Rob’s Cranium Crunches…

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David  Morris, PT, PhD, FAPTA

David Morris, PT, PhD, FAPTA

David M. Morris, PT, PhD, FAPTA is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where, since 1991, he has taught in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy and PhD in Rehabilitation Science degree programs. Morris…

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Christine Cave, DNP, FNP, MSN, RN, CRRN, CEP

Christine Cave, DNP, FNP, MSN, RN, CRRN, CEP

Christine Cave is an advocate for the profession of nursing and the science of caring for rehabilitation patients across post-acute settings. Now in pursuit of an advanced degree as a doctorate prepared, family nurse practitioner at the University of San Francisco. Her specialty areas include bowel and bladder management and…

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Michael Gerg, DOT, OTR/L, CHT, CEES, CWCE

Michael Gerg, DOT, OTR/L, CHT, CEES, CWCE

Dr. Michael J. Gerg, DOT, OTR/L, CHT, CEES, CWCE is the Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Harcum College. He is a Board Certified Hand Therapist, Work Capacity Evaluator, and Ergonomics Evaluation Specialist and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University School of Liberal Arts and the…

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Liliane Savard, PT, DPT, PCS

Liliane Savard, PT, DPT, PCS

Liliane Savard, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric physical therapist with 20 years of experience working with children and their families in a variety of settings. She has developed an expertise in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is an alumnus of the VT-LEND program (autism specialty) and…

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Robert  Karol, Ph.D., LP, ABPP-RP, CBIST

Robert Karol, Ph.D., LP, ABPP-RP, CBIST

Dr. Karol is President of a group private practice, Karol Neuropsychological Services & Consulting, in Minneapolis, that specializes in counseling for persons with brain injury and other disabilities, neuropsychological and rehabilitation evaluations, program development consultation for organizations, workshops & staff training, and case consultation for providers, insurers, and attorneys. Dr.…

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Christopher Jones, PhD, BCBA-D

Christopher Jones, PhD, BCBA-D

While Dr. Jones is a full-time consulting staff member at the University of Washington Haring Center, he also the past president of the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis. His past research as a visiting professor at the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington concentrated on social and…

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Sarah Brown, RN, LNHA, BS

Sarah Brown, RN, LNHA, BS

Sarah Brown has more than 16 years of experience in health care, providing direct patient care, leadership, education, and consultation in a variety of health care roles in long-term care, transitional care, clinic settings, large health systems, and partnerships. Sarah is the executive director of Empira, a collaborative of four…

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Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Elizabeth Galik is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She received a BSN from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSN from Villanova University, a post-master's Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD from the University of Maryland. Her research interest is in…

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Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, Gerontologist, is an expert in caring for older adults and a seasoned Certified Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. She treats numerous patients in nursing homes, an outpatient clinic, and hospital inpatient settings.

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Tina  Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

Tina Marrelli is the president of Marrelli and Associates, Inc., a publishing and consulting firm working in home care for more than 30 years. Tina is the author of 13 books, including the Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation, and Reimbursement (6th edition, 2018). Other books include A Guide…

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Kim  Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C

Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C

Kim is a registered nurse with a master's degree in education and more than 30 years of home health experience. She is an experienced leader in home health care, having held both clinical and operational positions at regional and national levels for large corporate home health organizations. She brings a…

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Cathleen  Armato, RN, CHPN, CHC, CHPC

Cathleen Armato, RN, CHPN, CHC, CHPC

Cat Armato is an experienced executive with 18 years in the home care and hospice industry. She has served in various roles during that time, including VP of operations and chief compliance officer for a nationwide provider. In 2012, Cat became a consultant and has assisted multiple organizations with their…

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Sheila Andersen, RN, MSN

Sheila Andersen, RN, MSN

Sheila Andersen, RN, MSN, started her nursing career in 1982 when she graduated with her Practical Nursing degree. She worked in long-term care facilities until she returned to school and graduated in 1986 with an associate degree in nursing. From 1986 to 1988, most of her work was in the…

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Constance Sheets, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC

Constance Sheets, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC

Dr. Sheets has taught in the undergraduate nursing program at Valparaiso University since 2004. She is certified in gerontology and has an extensive home health background. She has co­-authored articles that have been published in Rehabilitation Nursing and Nursing Education Perspectives, and has been a content reviewer for a gerontological…

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Rose Flinchum, MSEd, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

Rose Flinchum, MSEd, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

Ms. Flinchum is an advanced practice nurse with forty years' experience in staff and patient/community diabetes self-management education. She has held the position of Clinical Nurse Specialist-Diabetes Educator at La Porte Hospital (formerly Indiana University La Porte Hospital) since 2007 and is currently program coordinator for the outpatient diabetes self-management…

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Jeanine  Colburn, PT, DPT, MS, PCS

Jeanine Colburn, PT, DPT, MS, PCS

Jeanine has been a practicing physical therapist since 1975. A pediatric clinical specialist since 1994, she had extensive experience with the adult rehabilitation population earlier in her career. She first began billing for services as a solo provider in 1992 when she moved to an area that did not have…

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Michelle Kirschner, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, ACNP

Michelle Kirschner, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, ACNP

Michelle Kirschner is the Clinical Coordinator for Cancer Survivorship at the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. With more than 20 years of previous clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Internal Medicine, Michelle brings a unique and practical perspective to the field of…

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Jared Vagy, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Jared Vagy, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Vagy received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC). He has completed a one-year residency in orthopedics and a one-year fellowship in movement science. Dr. Vagy is an adjunct instructor of clinical physical therapy in the DPT program at USC. He has published…

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Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Kathleen Vollman is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator, and Consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including pulmonary care, critical care, prevention of health-care-acquired injuries, work culture, and sepsis recognition and management. From 1989 to 2003, she functioned in the role…

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Marlene Snow, MS, OTR/L, SCLV

Marlene Snow, MS, OTR/L, SCLV

Marlene Snow, MS, OTR/L, SCLV is Lead OT and Health Educator at NewView Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1996 with a BS in Occupational Therapy. Marlene has worked in many settings, including long-term acute care, home health, school systems, and long-term care. She found her passion…

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Angie Stone, RDH, BS

Angie Stone, RDH, BS

Angie Stone, RDH, BS, has been a dental professional for more than 38 years. For the last 15 of those years, she has focused on the oral health of those who live in care communities and those who provide oral care to that population. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist,…

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Dedee Culley, RN

Dedee Culley, RN

Dedee Culley is a registered nurse with over 19 years of experience, with the last 10 years being specifically in the home health and hospice areas. She has been a field nurse, case manager, educator and director of operations in agencies. She has also served as a clinical expert analyst…

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Demetra Antimisiaris PharmD, CGP, FASCP

Demetra Antimisiaris PharmD, CGP, FASCP

Demetra Antimisiaris (Dr. Dee) is the director of the University of Louisville’s Frazier Polypharmacy and Medication Management Program. This program is dedicated to education, research, and outreach regarding polypharmacy. In addition to teaching Pharmacology to medical and dental students, Dr. Dee provides a weekly polypharmacy clinic and clinical consult service…

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Juzell (Joey)  Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

Joey has 45 years experience in long-term care and acute care settings. Joey’s experience includes both staff and management positions in long-term care. For the past 35 years she has worked in long-term care management as a Director of Nursing and as a Consultant with responsibility for staff management, education…

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Constantine  Checa-Gerena, MSN, PMHNP

Constantine Checa-Gerena, MSN, PMHNP

As a nurse, it has been Constantine Checa-Gerena’s passion to help people get through difficult times in their life’s journey by bringing hope and healing. As an educator at heart, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience not only about home care nursing, but also about overcoming the mental and…

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Patty Warring, RN, MSN, ACHPN

Patty Warring, RN, MSN, ACHPN

Patricia Warring has been a registered nurse since graduating from Missouri Western State College in 1990 with a BSN degree. She earned an MSN from Valparaiso University in the clinical nurse specialist role, adult health. Patricia’s clinical nursing experience includes five years of medical/surgical/oncology in an acute care setting in…

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Lu Krieger-Blake LCSW, MSW, BA

Lu Krieger-Blake LCSW, MSW, BA

Luana S. “Lu” Krieger-Blake LCSW, MSW, BA Lu Krieger-Blake has been a clinical practitioner for all 45 years of her Social Work career. In her 25 years as a hospice medical social worker, she lived out her “heart’s mission” by bringing her compassion and skill to help patients and families…

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Maria Jones, PT, PhD

Maria Jones, PT, PhD

Maria A. Jones, PT, PhD, is a program director and clinical professor at Oklahoma City University (OCU). She is developing a physical therapy education program at OCU. She also consults with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (Oklahoma’s Medicaid program) about policy and authorization of durable medical equipment and physical therapy.…

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Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

Nancy E. Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC, is the owner and CEO of Solutions for Care, Inc., a consulting company specializing in community based healthcare and care management. Her years of experience include, clinical, administrative, provider, and ten years as a state and accreditation surveyor. Nancy is a certified Clinical Specialist…

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Cynthia N. Potter, PT, MS, DPT

Cynthia N. Potter, PT, MS, DPT

Cindy Potter, PT, MS, DPT, has worked with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in many different practice settings, including early intervention, outpatient, preschool, school, community-based settings, and ICF/IDD facilities for 39 years. She earned a BS in biology and English writing from Allegheny College, an MS in…

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John Snyder, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

John Snyder, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

John Snyder, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, has worked in various outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine environments, but specializes in the treatment of athletes with hip pain and more specifically ice hockey athletes. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree from Youngstown State University and a Doctor of…

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Barbara L. Davis, PhD, CCC-SLP

Barbara L. Davis, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Barbara Davis is the Houston Harte Centennial Professor of Communication Emerita at The University of Texas at Austin. She has also worked as an SLP in public schools, private practice, and at the Texas Department of Health. Dr. Davis has published more than 100 articles and book chapters and…

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Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN

Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN

Deborah Boroughs, RN, MSN, has extensive professional and personal experience in the management of medically complex children. As an advanced practice nurse, she led a professional team of nurses and social workers as the director of the Pennsylvania Ventilator Assisted Children’s Home Program (VACHP), a Pennsylvania Department of Health program…

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Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, is the Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with appointments at Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. She is Director of the Global Women's Health Fellowship at Brigham and Women's…

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Dawn Hohl, PhD, RN

Dawn Hohl, PhD, RN

Dawn has been a nurse for over 30 years, with the majority being in the home care setting, serving as a home care nurse, liaison, customer service/contracts director, and administrator. As it relates to HH-CAHPS, she has been (and continues to be) involved in HH-CAHPS from an operational perspective, working…

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Beverly Reigle, PhD, RN

Beverly Reigle, PhD, RN

Beverly S. Reigle is an Associate Professor Emerita at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and was the Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program, University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute from 2013-2018. She received her PhD in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas; MS in…

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Sheyi Ojofeitimi, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, CIDN

Sheyi Ojofeitimi, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, CIDN

Dr. Sheyi Ojofeitimi received her Bachelor's degree from Fordham University, Master's degree from West Virginia University, and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Alabama State University. She is a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT), Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), and a graduate of the Dr. Linda Joy Lee International Connect Therapy Series,…

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Shaw Bronner, PT, PhD, OCS

Shaw Bronner, PT, PhD, OCS

Shaw Bronner’s first career was as a dancer, performing nationally and internationally with several modern dance companies. Dr. Bronner earned her PhD at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University) in rehabilitation and movement sciences, earned an EdM in biobehavioral studies at Columbia University's Teachers…

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Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Nathalie Rennell is currently an instructor in the RN-BSN/CEP programs and on the honors faculty with the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU). She is also a member of the faculty at the Phoenix Institute for Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA). Ms. Rennell has been…

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Lisa Gorski, RN, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

Lisa Gorski, RN, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

Lisa Gorski MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN, has worked for over 30 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice, now part of Ascension at Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a CNS, she has developed and oversees the home infusion therapy program, provides staff…

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James Carlson, MPT, CCS

James Carlson, MPT, CCS

Mr. Carlson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology (1996) and his Masters in Physical Therapy (1999) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has delivered numerous CE courses on cardiopulmonary rehabilitation for the WPTA and University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In 2015, he instructed a course entitled Cardiopulmonary…

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Perry Flynn, MEd, CCC-SLP

Perry Flynn, MEd, CCC-SLP

Perry Flynn is Vice-President for Planning for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is the Consultant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the area of Speech-Language Pathology and a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has…

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Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F

Lissa Power-deFur has spent over two decades focusing on school-based issues for speech-language pathologists. She served as a director in Special Education and Student Services and state speech-language-hearing consultant at the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). While there, she provided technical assistance and training to speech-language pathologists, teachers, administrators and…

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Anne Walsh, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, CWOCN, ACHPN

Anne Walsh, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, CWOCN, ACHPN

Anne Walsh, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, CWOCN, ACHPN has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and an NP for over 15 years and is currently working as a nurse practitioner for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) hospice program. She provides wound and ostomy consults for hospice…

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Doris Mosocco, HCE, RN, BSN, MHA

Doris Mosocco, HCE, RN, BSN, MHA

Doris Mosocco is currently a Senior Manager of Quality for Virginia Premier, Inc, a Managed Care Organization where she supports the quality, accreditation and regulatory compliance teams of the company. Before this role, Mosocco was Regulatory Manager for Sentara Enterprise Home Care Division where she was responsible for survey preparedness…

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Pamela Masters-Farrell, MSN, RN, CRRN

Pamela Masters-Farrell, MSN, RN, CRRN

Pam Farrell has worked, educated, and participated in research in nursing, particularly rehabilitation nursing, since 1975. She has been responsible for management and staff development for rehabilitation facilities from 1985 to the present and is currently designing and publishing multimedia computer-based training programs for rehabilitation professionals and working as a…

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Cindy Nehe, MS, CCC-SLP

Cindy Nehe, MS, CCC-SLP

Cindy Nehe has been a Speech Therapist since 2002. She has worked in a variety of settings including education, skilled nursing, outpatient, home health, acute inpatient rehabilitation, and acute care. Cindy is currently in management for an acute care hospital that specializes in cardiac and trauma care. Evaluating and treating…

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Annette  Lee, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C

Annette Lee, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C

Annette Lee, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C Annette is a registered nurse who has been practicing since 1990, with the majority of her nursing experience being in public health care. She has a master’s degree in Health Care Administration. In 2000 she joined the home health intermediary Cahaba GBA, where she…

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Misty Kevech, RN, MS, CCP, CPTM

Misty Kevech, RN, MS, CCP, CPTM

Misty Kevech, RN, MS, CCP, CPTM is an RN Project Coordinator for Quality Insights, the Quality Innovation Network (QIN)-Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Her responsibilities are with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Home Health Quality Improvement…

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Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND

Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND

Jo Jo Dantone has been owner and CEO of Nutrition Education Resources, Inc. (NERI) for over 40 years. NERI is a company that provides consultant Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists to health care facilities with an emphasis on geriatric and diabetes care. Jo Jo received a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and a Master…

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Lindy Weaver, PhD, MOT, OTR/L

Lindy Weaver, PhD, MOT, OTR/L

Lindy L. Weaver, PhD, MOT, OTR\L is an Assistant Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University. She has 9 years of experience as an occupational therapist working in developmental pediatrics and mental health across inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. She has presented at state, national, and school-based conferences on: autism,…

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Patrice Leonard, BA, BSN, RN, CDE

Patrice Leonard, BA, BSN, RN, CDE

Mrs. Leonard is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator with over 24 years of combined inpatient/outpatient/community experience with La Porte Hospital (formerly Indiana University La Porte Hospital). She has held the position of program coordinator of diabetes and nutrition services teaching diabetes self-management education, in both individual and group…

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Jane Snecinski, FACHE, MBA

Jane Snecinski, FACHE, MBA

Ms. Snecinski has bachelor's and master's degrees in music and an MBA in health care administration from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. She has had seventeen years of hospital administration and management experience and more than seventeen years of consulting experience in post-acute levels of care, including inpatient…

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David Chapman, PT, PhD

David Chapman, PT, PhD

David Chapman, PT, PhD, earned his physical therapy degree at Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) and his PhD in Human Performance: Special Populations and Developmental Psychology from Indiana University – Bloomington. Currently, Dr. Chapman teaches pediatric and neurological rehabilitation content in the doctor of physical therapy program at St.…

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Lisa Selby-Silverstein, PT, PhD, NCS

Lisa Selby-Silverstein, PT, PhD, NCS

Dr. Selby-Silverstein is a Professor at Neumann University teaching in the Physical Therapy Program. She previously was on faculty at Thomas Jefferson University, where she also was Director of the Human Performance Laboratory. She has been a PT in rehabilitation settings, gait laboratories, developmental centers, early intervention, school-based, home care,…

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Sheila Longpré, PhD, OTR/L

Sheila Longpré, PhD, OTR/L

Sheila M. Longpré, PhD, OTR/L is an Associate Professor at Gannon University in Ruskin, Florida. In her six years of teaching, Sheila has focused on educating future occupational therapy practitioners in an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Her research interests include cancer and occupational therapy practices, specifically pertaining to…

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Carol O. Long, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN

Carol O. Long, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN

Dr. Long is a known expert in geriatric palliative and community-based health care, nationally and internationally. She has been a registered nurse for over 40 years holding various staff, management, education, and consultant positions. She has authored numerous articles, book chapters, abstracts, and monographs related to home health care, end-of-life,…

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Megan Pfarr, DPT, CLT

Megan Pfarr, DPT, CLT

Megan is a physical therapist and certified lymphedema therapist practicing in outpatient cancer care after graduating from Saint Louis University in 2005. She serves Health Sisters Hospital Systems (HSHS) Eastern Wisconsin Division as manager of Anew Cancer Survivorship and program development across a four hospital division. Anew Cancer Rehab successes…

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Kathleen Fletcher, RN, DNP, GNP-BC, FAAN

Kathleen Fletcher, RN, DNP, GNP-BC, FAAN

Kathleen Fletcher is currently working as a PRN staff nurse at the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health and as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She maintains a hands-on role, working as a clinician, educator, and researcher in gerontology for…

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Heather Teller, BSN, BA, RN, CMSRN, GRN

Heather Teller, BSN, BA, RN, CMSRN, GRN

Heather Teller is a Virginia-based nurse educator and acute care facility staff development coordinator. For the past eight years, she has worked on the subject of delirium as part of an interdisciplinary team at Riverside Health System. During that time, she developed the nursing education program to help reduce hospital-acquired…

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Deanna M. Wanzek, PT, PCS, CKTI, CLT

Deanna M. Wanzek, PT, PCS, CKTI, CLT

Deanna M. Wanzek, PT, PCS, CKTI, CLT, graduated from the Mayo Foundation School of Physical Therapy in 1974. Although she has specialized in pediatrics for the past forty years, she does treat across the life span. DeDe utilizes a holistic approach to evaluation and treatment. She incorporates myofascial release, muscle…

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Kim Bennett, LSW

Kim Bennett, LSW

Kim Bennett is the Director of Visiting Angels of the South Shore, a private duty home care organization. She has been a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Massachusetts since 1992. Kim has been providing geriatric services in Boston and the Metro South region for the past 26 years. Her extensive…

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Geraldine Wallach, PhD, CCC-SLP

Geraldine Wallach, PhD, CCC-SLP

Geraldine P. Wallach, Ph.D. (Dr. Gerry Wallach) is a Professor and Thesis Coordinator in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, California. She teaches courses in childhood and school-age language disorders, assessment, phonology, and language development. She also supervises the Child & Adolescent Language…

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Kim Gordon, MPT

Kim Gordon, MPT

Kimberly Gordon, MPT, graduated from Mayo Clinic's School of Health Related Sciences with her Master's degree in Physical Therapy. She began practicing in an outpatient sports medicine clinic in Sarasota, FL, where her caseload consisted of orthopedic and post-surgical clients, including older adults with torn knee and ankle ligaments, total…

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Amy Magnano, JD

Amy Magnano, JD

Amy represents health care providers and health care facilities in medical liability litigation, complex health care litigation, and licensing and disciplinary litigation. She also represents clients on a wide range of regulatory matters. As part of this latter focus, Amy counsels legal professionals, health care systems and physician groups on…

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Mark VanNess, PhD

Mark VanNess, PhD

J. Mark VanNess, PhD, is a cardiovascular biologist and Distinguished Professor in the department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of the Pacific. He studied biology, chemistry, and exercise science as an undergraduate student and exercise physiology for his master’s degree. He received his doctoral degree from the…

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Staci Stevens, MA

Staci Stevens, MA

Staci Stevens holds a bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine and a master's degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Ms. Stevens, in conjunction with Workwell Foundation’s research team, pioneered the use of two-day cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) to…

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Tricia Twombly, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, COS-C

Tricia Twombly, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, COS-C

Tricia A. Twombly, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, COS-C, AHIMA, is an approved ICD-10 CM Certified Trainer and ICE Certified Credentialing Specialist brings more than 30 years of home care experience to her role as the owner of Twombly and Associates LLC, a home health and hospice coding and…

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Sarah  Murray, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

Sarah Murray, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

Dr. Sarah J. Murray started her career as an Army combat medic in 1993, then went on to become a registered nurse, graduating from Northwestern State University, LA, in 1998. Since that time, she has earned an MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas at San Antonio,…

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Helene Smith-Gabai PhD, OTR/L, BCPR

Helene Smith-Gabai PhD, OTR/L, BCPR

Helene Smith-Gabai is currently working as an assistant professor in a master’s level occupational therapy program at Brenau University. She earned her OTD in 2004 and her Ph.D. in 2016 at Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation study was on the discharge planning practices of occupational therapists who practice in the…

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Suzanne Holm OTD, OTR, BCPR

Suzanne Holm OTD, OTR, BCPR

Suzanne E. Holm, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR is a licensed occupational therapist, board certified in Physical Rehabilitation, and educator with more than twenty-five years of clinical experience in adult rehabilitation and acute care settings. She is the Occupational Therapy Academic Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Regis University in Denver, Colorado…

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Jo Ann Pelaez-Fisher, PhD, RN

Jo Ann Pelaez-Fisher, PhD, RN

Jo Ann holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where her dissertation focused on the assessment of cultural competence, dementia attitude, and knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease among tertiary health care providers. She holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska…

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Amanda I. Gillespie, PhD, CCC-SLP

Amanda I. Gillespie, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Amanda I. Gillespie is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Director of Speech Pathology, and Co-Director of the Emory Voice Center. She earned an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from New York University and a Master of Science in speech-language pathology…

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Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Jackie L. Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, Professor of Otolaryngology, and Director of Speech-Language Pathology-Voice Division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Gartner-Schmidt’s 25-year clinical and research focus specializes on the care of the professional voice, as well as…

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Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

Jennifer is the Senior Director of Regulatory and Quality for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been with the organization since 2006. She has more than 30 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse health care settings and has worked in hospice and palliative…

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Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP

Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP

Sarah is a speech-language pathologist working in Grand Rapids, MI. She’s had the opportunity to work in many settings across the continuum, including acute care, acute rehab, home and community, and outpatient therapy, as well as being involved in various leadership projects. In 2016, she started the Honeycomb Speech Therapy…

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Raul F. Prezas, PhD, CCC-SLP

Raul F. Prezas, PhD, CCC-SLP

Raul Prezas, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Human Services at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. He has several years of clinical experience in the university, public school, and home health settings, particularly working with bilingual children and their families. Dr. Prezas has served…

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Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA

Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA

Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, retired as Senior Director of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s in September 2017. Under her direction, the speech-language pathology program at Cincinnati Children’s became the largest pediatric program in the nation and one of the most respected. Dr. Kummer remains clinically and…

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Janet Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Janet Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Janet Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Chief of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Service at the VA in Northern California. Prior to that she held academic positions as faculty member, associate dean and department chair at California State University East Bay, Central Michigan University, and Michigan State University. With co-editor, Patrick…

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Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP

Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Jacqueline Hinckley is currently Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University and Executive Director Emeritus at Voices of Hope for Aphasia. Dr. Hinckley is the author of two books, Narrative-Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and What Is It Like to Have a Communication Impairment? Simulations for Family,…

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Diane Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA

Diane Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA

Diane C. Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA has been a nurse for over 40 years. She has worked in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ICF-MR, and in national consulting companies. She is also an endorsed parish nurse. She served in the roles of staff nurse, nurse manager, staff development, director of nursing,…

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Barbara Pisano Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, FASHA, PhD Candidate

Barbara Pisano Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, FASHA, PhD Candidate

Barbara Pisano Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, FASHA, is the Director of the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center, Johns Hopkins Head & Neck Surgery, and Johns Hopkins Voice Center located at GBMC in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a practicing medical speech pathologist with 30 years of experience. She…

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Catherine Cram, MS

Catherine Cram, MS

Catherine Cram, MS, is an exercise physiologist and the owner of Comprehensive Fitness Consulting, LLC. Comprehensive Fitness Consulting provides evidence-based maternal fitness information and continuing education course training to health and fitness professionals. Catherine developed the continuing education certificate course, Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design (Human Kinetics, 2016) with Gwen…

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Mary Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A, COS-C

Mary Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A, COS-C

Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A, COS-C, is a home health clinical nurse specialist, an advanced certified transcultural nurse, and a clinical education consultant. She is currently a PhD student at George Mason University, where she is studying home health nurses’ assessment and care planning practices for culturally diverse…

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Jennifer Serafin, RN, BSN, MS, GNP-BC, GS-C

Jennifer Serafin, RN, BSN, MS, GNP-BC, GS-C

Jennifer Serafin graduated from the University of Maryland with a BSN in 1995 and received her MS in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in June 1999. She has been a certified Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner for almost 20 years. She has experience working with older adults in long-term…

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Erin Vigne, RN, MA

Erin Vigne, RN, MA

Erin Vigne, RN, MA, is a registered nurse, gerontologist, and certified health coach who has worked as an intervention nurse and research coordinator for the University of Maryland School of Nursing since 2011. As an intervention nurse working on a variety NIH-funded studies, she has worked in nursing homes and…

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Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST received his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991. He received his post-professional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. He has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since…

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Nicole  Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA

Nicole Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA

Dr. Nicole L. Stout is a renowned health care researcher, consultant, educator, and advocate. She is the chief executive officer of 3e Services, an information technology consulting firm. She is also a medical affairs consultant for health information technology and biotech firms. Additionally, she supports the Office of Strategic Research…

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Erica Wilson, PharmD

Erica Wilson, PharmD

Dr. Erica Wilson has been in the pharmacy field for more than 10 years and has worked with patients of all ages and backgrounds, helping them to understand their medications and medical conditions while optimizing therapeutic outcomes and detecting any medication-related problems. She focuses on collaborating with the patient and…

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Wanda Goldschmidt, RN, BSN, MA

Wanda Goldschmidt, RN, BSN, MA

Wanda Murray-Goldschmidt, a life-long resident of Baltimore, Maryland, found her passion for working with older adults while working as a nursing assistant in a nursing home shortly after completing high school. That passion sparked her pursuit of nursing as a career. She first completed a hospital-based program of study to…

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Tamara Gravano, PT, DPT, EdD

Tamara Gravano, PT, DPT, EdD

Dr. Gravano is an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Director of Survey Research at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She earned her BHS, MSPT, and transitional DPT from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and completed her EdD in Leadership Studies…

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Maia Nystrum  Braden, MS, CCC-SLP

Maia Nystrum Braden, MS, CCC-SLP

Maia Braden, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with eleven years of experience working in voice and voice disorders. She became interested in speech pathology as a singer and earned her MS in Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. From there, she completed a clinical fellowship in voice…

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Bryan Beatty, RRT, CPFT

Bryan Beatty, RRT, CPFT

Bryan Beatty, RRT, CPFT is the Clinical Program Manager at the University of Louisville, Pulmonary Division. He is a clinical researcher and a respiratory therapist, managing a full service Pulmonary Function lab and Occupational Health program. He has been involved in research and education for 35 years. He has been…

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Ashley E. Parish, PT, DPT, CCS

Ashley E. Parish, PT, DPT, CCS

Ashley Parish is an ABPTS board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist in physical therapy with more than a decade of experience in the intensive care unit setting. She obtained both her bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her…

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