Meet Our

Faculty

Our network of faculty spans the country, from Florida to Texas to California—and beyond. USAHS boasts the country’s largest teams of OT and PT faculty-practitioners, who draw from their diverse expertise to develop our blended learning components—the online coursework and real-world lab activities. Our faculty members have vast experience as clinicians and researchers, and they share a passion for educating and mentoring the next generation of practitioners.

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Anas (Sal) Ababneh, PT, PhD, MSc

With specialties in acute care, adult rehabilitation, geriatrics, anatomy and cardiovascular and pulmonary, Dr. Ababneh brings expertise from a diverse career spanning clinical practice, education and advanced research.
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Jacqueline Achon, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CSRS, CFPS

Dr. Achon has experience as an occupational therapy practitioner in adult and geriatric settings, including inpatient acute rehab and skilled nursing/home health. With a spinal cord injuries specialty, she has certifications in stroke rehab and fall prevention.
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Rachelle Agatha, CPA, EdD, MBA

Dr. Agatha has 25+ years of experience in instructing students via distance learning and classroom settings. With a specialty in Health Administration, she has a diverse range of operational and financial leadership expertise in the public and private sectors.
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Vibhor Agrawal, ATP, PhD

Dr. Agrawal is passionate about amputee rehabilitation and has spent 15+ years working with people who have had amputations. He is a global expert in evaluating prosthetic feet and has written multiple studies on the subject. His specialties are adult rehabilitation and interprofessional education.
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Sunddip Aguilar, EdD

With specialties in higher education and instructional design, Dr. Aguilar has 15+ years’ experience in education. She has served on several boards of directors to assist organizations in successfully achieving their purpose, vision and goals. In 2017, she received the Faculty of the Year award.
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Iman Akef Khowailed, PT, MPT, MPH, DSc

With a specialty in kinesiology, Dr. Akef Khowailed has also taught courses in biomechanics, exercise physiology, women's health, clinical imaging and evidence-based practice. Her study focuses on the biomechanical and physiological components of human mobility.
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Mansoor Alameri, PT, MPT, PhD

Dr. Alameri has worked in outpatient, home health and inpatient physical therapy settings. With specialties in clinical education and manual therapy, he is a credentialed level II clinical instructor with the American Physical Therapy Association.
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Halah Alateeq, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Alateeq specializes in neurological disorders, traumatic brain injuries and adult rehabilitation. Her research focuses on bilingualism, concussion, cognitive-communication abilities and how language skills are affected by neurological impairment.
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Faris Alshammari, PT, MPT, NCS, PhD

Dr. Alshammari has authored 25+ research articles on physical therapy and spoken at numerous international PT conferences. He has 15+ years of clinical expertise working with neurologic patients. Specialties include geriatrics, neurological disorders, neurological rehab, and spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
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Kefah Alshebber, PT, MS, PhD

With specialties in anatomy and neurological rehabilitation, Dr. Alshebber has a robust scholarship agenda in vestibular disorders. She has contributed to disseminations through peer-reviewed publications and scientific and professional presentations globally.
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Rocio Alvarenga, EdD, OTR

Dr. Alvarenga is committed to using patient- and student-centered strategies to advance general well-being. Her specialties include higher education leadership, interprofessional education and mental health, with research interests in pediatrics, faculty stress, mindfulness programming and neurofeedback interventions.
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Hazel Anderson, PT, DPT

Dr. Anderson has experience working in hospital and outpatient clinic settings and enjoys outpatient orthopedics and incorporating general wellness and health promotion into her education. Specialties include acute care, adult rehabilitation, anatomy, orthopedics, pelvic health and professional ergonomics.
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Brent Anderson, PT, PhD

As an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, Dr. Anderson has more than 25 years’ experience and is a recognized authority in movement science, performing arts medicine, chronic pain management, real-time ultrasound, manual therapy and manipulation. Additional specialties are family medicine and kinesiology.
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Catherine Andrea, PT, MPT, EdD

Dr. Andrea specializes in pediatric and adult neurologic physical therapy. She is passionate working with individuals after brain injury and is experienced in acute care, outpatient, skilled nursing and inpatient rehabilitation settings. Additional disciplines include healthcare higher education and interprofessional education.
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Monna Arvinen-Barrow, PhD, CPsychol AFBPsS, UPV Sert.

With specialties in mental health and sports medicine, Dr. Arvinen-Barrow has expertise in psychosocial aspects of sports injury occurrence, rehabilitation, recovery and return-to-sport process. She is the author of numerous publications on the psychology of sport injuries and has international sport psychology consulting experience.
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Mohammed Ata, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT

As a Certified Therapist in Neuro Developmental Treatment for pediatrics and adults, Dr. Ata’s specialties include neurologic physical therapy, acute care, and spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. With expertise in neurological disorders and rehabilitation, his studies focus on virtual reality applications, balance evaluations and treatment.
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Darryn Atkinson, PT, PhD

Dr. Atkinson is a physical therapist specializing in neurological disorders and rehabilitation, clinical electrophysiology and pediatrics. With a focus on spinal cord injuries, he is dedicated to promoting neurologic recovery through innovative therapeutic interventions.
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Monique Aylor, MS, CCC-SLP

Monique Aylor is a speech-language pathologist specializing in acute care and adult and pediatric rehabilitation. Her research interests include multilingual language development, evidence-based dysphagia treatment and mental health considerations for those with cognitive communication disorders.
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Bindu Balakrishnan, MSc, PhD

Dr. Balakrishnan has expertise in mental health, neurological disorders and neurological rehabilitation. With a doctorate in Neurophysiology, she has done extensive research on maternal infection and fetal brain development.
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Elizabeth Barnes, OTR/L

Elizabeth Barnes has 20+ years’ experience in various occupational therapy settings, including developing a mild traumatic brain injury program for the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. She has expertise in sensory integration, traumatic brain injuries, neurological rehabilitation and geriatrics, including dementia and cardiovascular and pulmonary care.
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Pamela Bayliss, PT, DPT

Dr. Bayliss has extensive experience as a clinician and rehabilitation director in various settings, including wound care, lymphedema therapy and home health. She has a background in physical therapy education and has served as program director for a PTA program.
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Claribell Bayona, OTD, OTR/L

With certifications in stroke rehabilitation and peer visitor training, Dr. Bayona is an expert in treating patients with neurological conditions and limb loss. She has 20+ years’ experience working in acute care, hand therapy, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and school-based practice.
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Bradley (Brad) Beauvais, PhD, MBA, FACHE

With a health administration specialty, Dr. Beauvais is an expert in healthcare management, quality improvement and executive leadership development. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2015 and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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Norman Belleza, PT, DPT, PhD

In addition to anatomy and higher education, Dr. Belleza specializes in interprofessional education (IPE) and simulation. He is one of only a few worldwide to receive advance credentialing as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.
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Christina Bertran, OTD, MSOT, OT/L

Dr. Bertran specializes in pediatrics, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory integration and early intervention. As a certified fieldwork educator, she is passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration and promoting pre-linguistic skills in children.
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William (Allan) Besselink, PT, DPT, PhD, Dip. MDT

With specialties in anatomy, orthopedics and sports medicine, Dr. Besselink’s expertise is in sport- and fitness-related injuries. He is a certified practitioner of the McKenzie Method, with a focus on applying it to a sports population.
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Edward (Ed) Bezkor, DPT

Dr. Bezkor has 15+ years of clinical care experience in orthopedics, neurology, vestibular, respiratory and hand therapy. He is a member of APTA and CPTA and has received awards for excellence in education and professional service.
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Fabian Bizama, PT, MPT, PhD

Dr. Bizama is a pediatric specialist with more than 15 years of clinical experience. His areas of interest include motor learning, task attention and the effects of distraction on gait. Dr. Bizama has developed continuing education courses for development of clinical skills, critical thinking and professionalism.
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Elise Bjork, PT, DPT, SCS

Dr. Bjork is a Sports Clinical Specialist with expertise in orthopedics, manual therapy, population health and adult rehabilitation. Research interests include upper extremity return-to-sports testing and physical therapy practice influenced by trauma.
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Angela Labrie Blackwell, PhD, OTR

Dr. Blackwell's passion for occupational therapy centers around pediatric care and the promotion of important childhood occupations in authentic environments. Her specialties include pediatrics and school systems.
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Yvonne Body, PT, DHSc

Dr. Body is an expert in orthopedics, anatomy and healthcare higher education. She has experience in outpatient orthopedics and has worked in different clinical settings.
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Jeffrey (Jeff) Bolles, PhD, MBA, MA, MCHES

With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Dr. Bolles specialties include health administration, healthcare higher education and leadership, anatomy and kinesiology. His research interests focus on finance and population health, including health policy and universal health insurance.
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C. Alex Bonhomme, PT, DPT, DSc

Dr. Bonhomme expertise includes kinesiology, manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine. As a clinician, educator and researcher, he specializes in orthopedic manual therapy to improve pain and enhance function in musculoskeletal conditions.
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Aaron Bonsall, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Bonsall specializes in pediatrics and has experience teaching courses related to research and theory. His work focuses on family-centered care and helping parents of disabled children, as well as supporting parents.
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Nicole Booher, MOT, OTR

As a geriatrics and pediatrics specialist, Nicole Booher is an occupational therapist with experience working with children and the elderly. She has LSVT BIG certification for Parkinson’s Disease and is presently concentrating on pelvic floor and female health.
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Laura Bostock, MOT, OTR/L

With expertise in multi-sensory learning approaches, sensory regulation programs, and handwriting and keyboarding programs, Laura Bostock’s specialties include pediatrics, school systems, healthcare higher education and neurological disorders.
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Blaise Bourgeois, PT, DPT, MTC

Dr. Bourgeois is a seasoned physical therapist specializing in adult rehabilitation, kinesiology, manual therapy and orthopedics. With a background as a firefighter, he established BB Physiotherapy & Wellness, providing comprehensive in-clinic and mobile outpatient services in Austin, TX.
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Caitlin Boyd, MOT, OTR, CBIS

With clinical experience in adult rehabilitation focusing on acquired brain injury and community reintegration, Caitlin Boyd specialties include neurological disorders and rehabilitation. She has conducted research on the effects of functional electrical stimulation for stroke survivors.
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Lakeisa (Keisa) Boykin, DHSC, MBA/HCM, OT/L

Dr. Boykin specializes in acute care, adult rehabilitation, chronic disease management, clinical education, health administration and mental health. She has extensive experience in academia, home health and rehab director roles. Her research emphasizes OT interventions with mental health patients.
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Jonathan Bray, PT, DPT, MS

As ab AAOMPT Fellow, Dr. Bray specializes in orthopedics and manual therapy. His experience includes teaching for an orthopedic manual therapy program in Kenya and lecturing on various topics related to occupational medicine.
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Sean Brim, PhDs, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Dr. Brim has extensive clinical experience in early intervention, pediatrics, acute care, home health and orthopedics, serving individuals across their lifespan. As a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, his specialties include anatomy, kinesiology, professional ergonomics, sensory integration and wound management.
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Kaelee Brockway, PT, DPT, EdD

Dr. Brockway has clinical and non-clinical experience in post-acute rehabilitation focusing on organ transplant and chronic disease management. Her specialties include cardiovascular and pulmonary care, geriatrics and chronic disease management.
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Kim Broussard, PhD, OTD, OTR

As a therapist, researcher and educator, Dr. Broussard focuses on enhancing the lives of older adults. She has worked in a variety of settings and has clinical and research interests in low vision, balance, pain and psychosocial challenges. Specialties include chronic disease management, dementia care, geriatrics, mental health and vision rehabilitation.
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Nichel Brunder-Allen, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CLT

Dr. Brunder-Allen specializes in adult rehabilitation and oncology, with a focus on lymphedema. As an occupational therapist, she has fostered relationships with healthcare professionals and patients to establish community-based programs focused on education for underserved populations.
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Macy Burr, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, CAS

As a certified Autism Specialist, Dr. Burr is an occupational therapist with expertise in population health, pediatrics, kinesiology, health administration and school systems. She has published research on the advantages of animal-assisted therapies and is a qualified handler of therapy dogs.
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Heather Bushnell, PT, DPT, MPT

Dr. Bushnell is an experienced physical therapist with specialties in acute care, anatomy and higher education. She has 10+ years of clinical practice in acute care and more than five years in a hospital-based education position.
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Eilish Byrne, PT, DSc

Dr. Byrne is a physical therapist with a focus on improving developmental outcomes in neonatal and cardiac intensive care units. She has a passion for neuromotor rehab with specialties in acute care, cardiovascular and pulmonary, neurological rehabilitation and pediatrics.
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Meredith Cadra, EdD, ATC, CSCS

In addition to sports medicine, Dr. Cadra has a specialty in interprofessional education. She holds advanced degrees in sports training programs and has experience working in the clinical setting.
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Christopher Cale, PhD, MEd, MS

With more than 25 years’ experience, Dr. Cale is a mentor, consultant, personal development expert and educational leader. He holds degrees in counseling, education and supervision, and educational leadership. His research interests include addiction therapy, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
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Daniel (Dan) Calvo, OTD

Dr. Calvo specializes in acute care, health administration, and clinical, higher and interprofessional education. He brings experience in various healthcare settings and focuses on optimizing patient outcomes through biophysical agents, virtual reality and therapeutic tools.
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Derrick Campbell, PT, DPT, DSc

Dr. Campbell is a skilled physical therapist with expertise including geriatrics, dementia care and acute care. As a state industry organization delegate, he participates in advocacy and policymaking. Delivering his findings nationally, research activities include clinical decision-making, self-efficacy and factors facilitating successful clinical experiences.
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Ashley Hall Campbell, PT, DPT

Dr. Hall Campbell specializes in geriatrics, traumatic brain injuries and neurological disorders and rehabilitation. Her clinical experience includes the neurorehabilitation of adult clients with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, vestibular dysfunction and brain injury. Interests include balance-fall prevention in the aging adult population.
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Helen Carey, PhD, MSc Adv OT, OTR

Dr. Carey is an occupational therapist with a focus on adult rehabilitation and neurology. Since 1993, she has expanded clinical services in acute, outpatient and community care with a focus on neurological rehabilitation.
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Sarah M. I. Cartwright, DNP, RN, NI-BC, CAPA, FASPAN

Dr. Cartwright is a doctoral-level registered nurse with expertise in clinical outcomes, informatics nursing and pain management. With specialties in health administration and population health, she has presented at numerous conferences, written chapters for multiple textbooks and published journal articles.
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Fernando Castillo, PT, DPT, PhD

Dr. Castillo has experience in outpatient orthopedic, acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. He also specializes in neurological disorders and rehabilitation, including anatomy, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
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Rebecca Caudrillier, MOTR/L

Rebecca Caudrillier is an occupational therapist specializing in acute care, adult rehab, hand therapy, anatomy and clinical education. With diverse skills and experience, she has a background in lymphedema and breast cancer rehab.
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Lisa Chase, PT, PhD

Dr. Chase specializes in cardiovascular and pulmonary and orthopedics. She has a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Exercise and Wellness and was part of the University’s second physical therapy graduating class prior to joining as faculty in 2000.
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Teka Clark, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Dr. Clark, an experienced occupational therapist, specializes in adult and neurological rehab, dementia care, geriatrics, spinal cord injuries and long-term/rehabilitation nursing. She has an interest in non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral and psychological symptoms in elderly populations.
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Maya Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP

With a background in speech-language pathology, Dr. Clark specializes in clinical education, higher education, higher education leadership and pediatrics. She brings expertise in multicultural issues in communication and healthcare and has held multiple leadership roles focusing on inclusion, equity and access.
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Demetrius Collins, PT, DPT, LAT, ScD

Dr. Collins is an expert in concussion evaluation and treatment. As an instructor, he has worked as an athletic trainer and physical therapist, involving athletes at all levels. His specialties include manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine.
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Andrew Concors, PT, DPT, MBA

Dr. Concors is a certified industrial ergonomist and educator with a focus on musculoskeletal injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. With specialties in clinical education, orthopedics and professional ergonomics, he has worked in various clinical settings, including athletic events, and ran an ergonomic consulting firm.
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Cody Cox, OTD, OTR/L, MEd

With concentrations and clinical expertise in geriatrics, mental health and long-term and rehabilitation nursing, Dr. Cox also specializes in healthcare higher education. She served in OT program leadership roles for several universities prior to joining USAHS.
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Zoe Crawford, PT, DPT, NCS

Dr. Crawford specializes in geriatrics and in neurological disorders and rehabilitation. This includes treating patients with Parkinson's Disease, vestibular dysfunction and movement disorders. She practices in home health and outpatient settings and conducts research on cognitive load in Parkinson's Disease.
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Crossen-Sills, PT, PhD

Dr. Crossen-Sills has 30+ years of clinical, instructional and administrative experience. Her research interests include fall prevention, geriatrics and performance improvement. She specializes in chronic disease management, end-of-life care and neurological rehabilitation.
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Jennifer Crowder, DSc, OTR

Dr. Crowder brings 15+ years of expertise in school-based occupational therapy to her role. As a published author, she specializes in pediatrics, sensory integration and interprofessional education, along with healthcare higher education and school systems.
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Edla da Silva, PT, MSc, PhD

Dr. da Silva specialties include acute care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation, dementia care and neurological disorders. Her expertise lies in post-stroke patients, muscle tone dysfunction, neuropsychomotor development in early childhood, and cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.
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Catherine (Cat) Daniel, MOT, OTR/L

Cat Daniel has more than 10 years of experience as a civil servant in the public school system. Daniel is an expert in pediatrics and school systems. Research interests include integrative/classroom therapy and self-regulation/sensory modulation.
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Matthew (Matt) Daugherty, PT, DPT, OTR/L, MOT, DBA

As an AAOMPT Fellow, Dr. Daugherty is an authority in higher education administration, manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine. He has presented his research at national conferences and published on several different subjects.
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Jessica De Brun, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Dr. De Brun’s specialties include community mental health, pediatrics, mental health and population health. She has extensive experience working in emerging practice, and community-based pediatric and adult mental health services.
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Rose (Rosie) DeFeo, PT, DPT, EdD, PCS, ATP

In addition to neurological rehabilitation and professional ergonomics, Dr. DeFeo has expertise in acute care, clinical teaching, instructional design and interprofessional education. She is a pediatrics board-certified specialist and certified as an assistive technology professional with more than 10 years of clinical experience.
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Elizabeth DeLuca-Berg, OTD, OTR, CAPS

With multiple certifications, Dr. DeLuca-Berg focuses on dementia care and geriatrics. She has more than five years of clinical experience in adult and geriatric settings, including home health, skilled nursing facilities, veterans affairs and inpatient psychiatric hospitals.
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Kristen (Kristy) Demers, PT, DPT

As an orthopedic specialist, Dr. Demers has experience diagnosing and treating mobility limitation diseases, repetitive strain injuries and women's health issues. She is qualified in Pilates and integrates wellness and holistic health into her work.
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Brent Denny, DPT

In addition to being an expert in manual therapy and orthopedics, Dr. Denny has years of experience working as an outpatient orthopedic surgeon in Texas, New Hampshire and Alaska.
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Todd Dickman, DPT, PT

With specialties in geriatrics and orthopedics, Dr. Dickman is a physical therapist with more than 25 years of expertise in outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing and acute care.
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Jennie DiGrado, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT

With specialties in adult rehabilitation, geriatrics, long term/rehabilitation nursing and neurological rehabilitation, Dr. DiGrado has worked in various clinical settings and primarily focuses on serving individuals with neurological impairments throughout the lifespan.
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Heather Disney, PT, DPT, PhD

Dr. Disney is a board-certified orthopedic physical therapist with a focus on pelvic floor dysfunctions and orthopedic injury rehabilitation. She has experience working with both an adult and pediatric population. Her expertise includes higher education, manual therapy, pelvic health and sports medicine.
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Manuel (Tony) Domenech, PT, DPT, EdD

As an AAOMPT Fellow, Dr. Domenech is a specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and manual therapy. He has served in various positions in the U.S. Air Force, and he is an onsite reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
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Kristin Domville, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Dr. Domville is an occupational therapist with expertise in adult rehabilitation, community mental health, geriatrics, neurological rehabilitation and orthopedics. She has treated a variety of diagnoses in the rehab setting, including spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
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Joseph Donnelly, PT, DHSc

Honored as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow, Dr. Donnelly is an expert in manual therapy and orthopedics, with more than 30 years of clinical experience. His areas of interest include musculoskeletal dysfunction, clinical reasoning, pain sciences, myofascial pain and dysfunction, and trigger point dry needling.
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Marcio Dos Santos, PT, MSc, PhD

Dr. dos Santos is an expert in orthopedics, neurological rehab, kinesiology, clinical electrophysiology, adult rehabilitation and manual therapy. He has extensive clinical experience and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in the physical therapy, biomechanics and motor control fields.
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Janice Dunlap DNP, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC, ACNS-BC

Dr. Dunlap is a nurse practitioner and academic nursing professor who focuses on offering comprehensive treatment and holistic care to adult gerontology populations. She has worked in critical care and neurology for more than 25 years.
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Natonya Early, PT, MSPT, PhD

Dr. Early specializes in clinical education and has worked as a clinic director in private practice and outpatient clinics. Experienced as a travel therapist, she holds certifications in skilled dry needling, vestibular rehabilitation and human performance evaluations.
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Thomas Eberle, PT, DPT

With more than 15 years of experience as a physical therapist, Dr. Eberle is an expert in manual therapy and orthopedics. He is an AAOMPT Fellow and the creator of an orthopedic manual for the examination and treatment of orthopedic disorders.
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Christopher Ebner, MS, OTR/L

Christopher Ebner, a medical professional with 15+ years’ experience, specializes in orthopedics, low vision rehabilitation and outpatient therapy. With expertise as an OT in the Department of Defense, active-duty U.S. Army officer and Army civilian, he is passionate about working with individuals with sustained amputations and poly trauma.
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Leonard Elbaum, PT, EdD

Dr. Elbaum is a renowned expert in kinesiology, neurological rehabilitation, pediatrics and spinal cord injuries. He has published more than 150 research papers and serves as a clinical practitioner and consultant to various health care providers and regulatory agencies.
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Elizabeth (Beth) Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS

Pediatric physical therapist Dr. Ennis is board-certified and has specialization in early intervention, aquatics and assistive technology. She has also presented on these themes and written journals about them in her private practice.
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Shannon Estes, PT, DPT

As a wheelchair and seating therapist, Dr. Estes is a skilled physical therapist with specialties in adult rehabilitation, neurological disorders and rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. She is a board-certified neurologic clinical specialist and a vestibular rehabilitation specialist, bringing expertise in balance and vestibular disorders.
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Pamela Evans, OTR, MBA, DBA

Dr. Evans has more than 40 years of experience in clinical and management roles in multi-disciplinary adult and geriatric physical disability settings, including acute care, rehabilitation, long-term/rehabilitation nursing and home health care.
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Jennifer Eyer, MOT, OTR, CHT

Jennifer Eyer is an occupational therapist specializing in adult and neurological rehabilitation, as well as orthopedics. She has worked in multiple outpatient clinics and has experience mentoring and building hand therapy programs.
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Jessica Fagan, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Fagan is an occupational therapist specializing in adult and geriatric rehabilitation, with a focus on stroke rehabilitation and reducing falls in the community. She has experience in acute care, subacute rehab and home health.
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Justine Faghihifar, OTD, OTR, LSVT

Dr. Faghihifar is an Associate Professor specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, interprofessional education, pediatrics, school systems and sensory integration. With 20+ years of pediatric clinical practice, she focuses on OT care, interprofessional education and curriculum development.
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Valerie Faul, MOT/L

With an emphasis in adult rehabilitation, geriatrics and orthopedics, Valerie Faul specializes in upper extremity dysfunction, particularly of the shoulder. She has experience working with orthopedic surgeons to deliver comprehensive therapies, including the creation of bespoke orthotics.
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Eman Fayed, PhD, MS

Dr. Fayed specializes in kinesiology, adult rehabilitation, and cardiovascular and pulmonary. With 10+ years of experience in education, she has served in administrative roles and has a special interest in pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases related to geriatric patients.
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Katelyn Fell, MOT, OTR/L

Katelyn Fell is an OT specializing in geriatrics. With extensive clinical experience in acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, home health and as a travel therapist, her research interests include health and wellbeing among older adults and community-based programs.
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Antonette Fernandez, DrOT, OTR/L, CNDT

Dr. Fernandez has extensive clinical and leadership experience in rehabilitation services, orthopedics and geriatrics. She has worked in acute and post-acute care, inpatient and outpatient settings, and contributed to evidence-based programs for fall prevention in the geriatric community. Additional specialties include neurological rehab, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, wound management and community transition.
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Jaimee Fielder, OTD, OTR, CLVT, CBIST

As a certified low vision therapist, Dr. Fielder’s clinical experience includes working with adults with brain injuries. Her specialties include community transition, neurological disorders, traumatic brain injuries and vision rehabilitation.
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Christine Fiestas, PhD, CCC-SLP

With expertise in neurological disorders, Dr. Fiestas’ clinical specialty areas include assessment and treatment of developmental language disorders and assessment of reading and fluency disorders. She has published research in the areas of dynamic assessment and bilingual early literacy screening measures.
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Laura Finkel, MS, CCC-SLP

Laura Finkel is a Clinical Coordinator with specialties in higher education, interprofessional education, pediatrics and school systems. Her interests in speech-language pathology include human-centered authentic assessment and treatment practices for bilingual individuals.
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Maureen Fischer, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Fischer has extensive clinical experience in acute care, NICU, outpatient and rehabilitation settings in addition to a level 1 trauma center, schools and telehealth with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is passionate about early intervention and has worked in this field for more than 10 years.
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Julia Forsberg, MPAS, PA-C

With specialties in orthopedics and mental health, Julia Forsberg is a board-certified physician assistant and educator with experience in orthopedic surgery and outpatient psychiatry, including ketamine therapy.
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Rachael Fox, OTD, MSOT, OTR

Dr. Fox is an occupational therapist and educator passionate about higher education and preparing students for success beyond graduation. Her specialties include Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental health, pediatrics and sensory integration.
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Emily Frank, OTD, MS, OTR, CHSE

As a certified healthcare simulation educator, Dr. Frank has held academic leadership positions focused on curriculum design, interprofessional education initiatives, healthcare simulation and faculty development. Her areas of expertise are higher education leadership, adult and neurological rehabilitation, and population health.
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Brittani H. Freund, PT, DPT, PhD

Dr. Freund is a sports medicine expert with extensive experience in physical therapy, athletic training and clinical education. She serves as a United States Olympic team sports medicine volunteer and was head PT/ATC at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
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Gretchen Gabbert-Downs, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Gabbert-Downs is a speech-language pathologist with 20+ years of experience specializing in dementia care, geriatrics and interprofessional education. She has worked with individuals with complex communication needs and helped develop training in assessing and treating patients with dementia.
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Mohan Ganesan, PT, PhD

Having authored/co-authored 40+ peer-reviewed manuscripts, Dr. Ganesan is a recognized authority in neurological rehabilitation who has a strong background in research and education. His areas of interest in study are balance and movement in older adults with neurological problems.
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Miguel Garcia, PT, DPT, EdD

Dr. Garcia specializes in adult rehabilitation, neurological disorders and rehab, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. A primary interest is falls prevention with the adult population.
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Christian Garcia, PT, DPT

Dr. Garcia is an Assistant Professor specializing in adult rehabilitation with a focus on cardiopulmonary, and neurological physical therapy. He has presented original research nationally and received certification in cardiovascular and pulmonary PT.
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Steven Gerardi, OTD, PhD, OTR

Dr. Gerardi is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with a 33-year career in the U.S. Army. He is a certified hand therapist with experience working with clients with upper extremity neuromusculoskeletal conditions and mental health conditions.
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Angela Gibson, EdD

Dr. Gibson has 25+ years of experience in higher education, academics and student affairs. As an expert designing and facilitating professional training and highly involved with the Online Learning Consortium, she regularly presents at national and international conferences.
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Sharon Glover, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Glover is an occupational therapist with 30+ years’ experience in chronic disease management, clinical education, geriatrics, mental health and neurological disorders. With clinical experience in settings including long-term and rehabilitation nursing, she has also managed OT and rehabilitation departments.
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Pedro Gonzalez-Cabrera, PhD, MS

Dr. Gonzalez-Cabrera specializes in community mental health and pharmacology. He co-reported fundamental discoveries that led to the development of a small molecule therapeutic approved in the United States and Europe.
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Michelle Gorenberg, OTD, OTR/L

As a pediatrics specialist, Dr. Gorenberg is an occupational therapist with 30+ years’ experience working with children and families. Her clinical practice focuses on children living with sensory processing disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the effects of childhood trauma and adversity.
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Amanda Grant, PT, DPT, MTC, CLT

Dr. Grant is a certified orthopedic specialist with 15+ years of experience in outpatient orthopedics and oncology. An AAOMPT Fellow, she oversees USAHS’ clinical residency and orthopaedic manual physical therapy fellowship programs.
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Melissa Green, PT, DPT

Dr. Green specializes in neurological disorders and rehabilitation. With 10+ years of experience, she is passionate about neurologic recovery and continues to treat individuals with neurologic disorders while instructing in the neuromuscular curriculum.
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Mary Jan Greer, PhD, OTR

As a pediatrics specialist, Dr. Greer has 20+ years’ experience in various pediatric therapy settings, including acute care, outpatient, NICU, home-based early intervention and schools. She has a particular interest in researching spirituality in occupational therapy.
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Vanessa Grijalba, OTD, OTR/L

With specialties in anatomy, clinical education and hand therapy, Dr. Grijalba’s expertise lies in orthopedic rehabilitation. Having worked in acute care and home-health settings with adult populations, she is passionate about innovation in OT and created a role for OTs in the care of women in obstetrics and gynecology.
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Shannon Groff, PhD

Dr. Groff has 10+ years of experience in higher education and specializes in instructional design, course development, e-learning and faculty training. Her research has focused on how audio feedback and innovation in online education generate motivation in adult learners.
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Raquel Guarino, MS, CHT, OTR/L

With expertise in acute care, adult rehab, anatomy, orthopedics and clinical education, Raquel Guarino is a certified hand therapist and educator. She has more than 10 years’ experience in hand therapy, pediatric sensory integration and neuro rehabilitation. She specializes in laser treatments and is kinesio-tape and Graston-technique certified.
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Zeida Gutierrez, PhD, MHS, OTR/L

Dr. Gutierrez is an occupational therapist, educator and a lifelong learner with a passion for technology. In addition to healthcare higher education and instructional design, she specializes in anatomy kinesiology, mental health, neurological disorders and orthopedics.
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Marcia Hamilton, OTD, MSHS, OTR/L, BCTS

Dr. Hamilton specializes in kinesiology and pediatrics. A proponent of integrative health and wellness programs, she is board certified in pediatrics and holds additional certification in Neurosensory Structural Microcirculatory kinesiology tape application.
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Cecelia Hammond, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Cecelia Hammond has many years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and has been an American Nurses Credentialing Center certified FNP since 2008. Her FNP background includes working several years in a community clinic caring for patients across the lifespan. She has been in a faculty role for the 15+ years teaching within nursing undergraduate and family nurse practitioner graduate programs.
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Dwight Hampton, MBA, MS, BSN, RN-BC

Dwight Hampton is an accomplished healthcare executive bringing expertise in health administration to USAHS. With a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy and a focus on clinical excellence, he assists organizations in achieving their healthcare objectives.
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Marianne Hanover, PT, DPT

Dr. Hanover has 25+ years of expertise providing children with outpatient treatment and early intervention. Her study focuses on therapeutic approaches those with Spina Bifida and Down Syndrome with a particular interest in neurological rehabilitation, pediatrics and school systems.
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Cynthia (Cyndi) Haynes, OTD, MBA, MEd, OTR/L

Dr. Haynes is a pediatric therapist specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, clinical education, pediatrics and school systems, and higher education. With 20+ years of experience, she’s contributed to training initiatives, scholarly work and national speaking engagements.
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Nancy Hellman, DPT, EdD

Dr. Hellman has expertise in pediatrics, clinical education and acute care. With a background in physical therapy and educational leadership, she focuses her research on DPT student mental health and interprofessional education.
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Janis Henricksen, PT, DPT, ScD

Dr. Henricksen is an experienced physical therapist specializing in adult rehabilitation, geriatrics and neurological disorders. With expertise in manual therapy, traumatic brain injuries and interprofessional education, she conducts research on cervical spine/TMJ sensorimotor control, and health and wellness.
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Grace-Anne Herard, DPT, EdD

Dr. Herard is a physical therapist, educator and researcher with a focus on motor learning and control in neurological disorders. She specializes in adult rehabilitation, cardiovascular and pulmonary care, neurological disorders and pediatrics.
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Johnanna Hernandez, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Hernandez excels in teaching graduate nursing courses with a focus on primary care and pharmacology. She has expertise in simulation-based education and has played key roles in certification exams and professional committees.
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Claudia Herrera, PT ScD

Dr. Herrera specializes in clinical education, manual therapy and orthopedics. As a physical therapist and athlete, she has a strong interest in sports medicine and is dedicated to promoting quality movement and empowering individuals on their health journeys.
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Amy Herrington, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE

With 30+ years of experience, Dr. Herrington specializes in emergency medicine, higher education and interprofessional education. Her passion for patient safety and evidence-based solutions has led to improved outcomes and quality metrics in her practice.
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Eric Hicks, PhD, MS, OTR

Specializing in kinesiology and vision rehabilitation, Dr. Hicks possesses extensive clinical experience and research interest in low-vision rehabilitation, assistive technology and cultural diversity.
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Jerome Higgs, PT, DPT, PhD

Dr. Higgs specializes in clinical education, manual therapy, neurological rehabilitation, oncology and orthopedics. With a background in molecular and cellular pathology, he founded PATHCS, a non-profit organization focusing on healthcare access for underserved communities.
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Melanie Hill, PT, DPT

Dr. Hill is a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy and specializes in outpatient pediatrics. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including outpatient, school-based and acute care.
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Nickole Hines-Staples, MA, CCC-SLP, BIES

With specialties in acute care, adult rehabilitation, pediatrics and clinical education, Nickole Hines-Staples is an expert in swallowing and dysphagia with an emphasis on neonatal feeding, voice and voice disorders.
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Lee Ann Hoffman, OTD, ATP/SMS

Dr. Hoffman is an accomplished occupational therapist with international experience and a focus on complicated rehabilitation technologies and assistive technology. Specialties include adult rehabilitation, geriatrics, neurological disorders and rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries.
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Timothy Holley, DHSc, MSOT, OTR/L, CBFC

As an OT, health scientist and educator, Dr. Holley has experience in geriatric rehab and early intervention. He focuses on neurological disorders, anatomy and kinesiology. Dr. Holley is an expert in pediatrics, sensory integration, school systems and health administration.
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Karina Ingegneri, DPT, ATC/L

Dr. Ingegneri specializes in anatomy, clinical education and manual therapy. She brings extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient settings, and is a certified stroke rehabilitation specialist.
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Christopher Ingstad, PT, DPT, MTC, ATC

Specializing in manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, Dr. Ingstad brings experience in outpatient physical therapy, particularly in sport rehabilitation and preventing sports injuries. He is a certified athletic trainer and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Sports, Orthopaedic and Education sections.
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Christopher J. Ivey, PT, MPT, MS, EdD

Dr. Ivey is an expert in manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine and brings 20+ years of clinical experience to USAHS. He possesses expertise in physical education and kinesiology and is passionate about orthopedic and sports rehabilitation.
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Hatem Jaber, PT, MPT, DSc

Dr. Jaber is an expert in kinesiology, orthopedics and sports medicine and is dedicated to bridging the gap between biomechanics and psychosocial dimensions of musculoskeletal disorders. He focuses on sport-related injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and biopsychological factors in spine rehabilitation.
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Deborah Jackson, PT, PhD, CMP, ATC

Dr. Jackson is an experienced physical therapist specializing in cardiovascular and pulmonary care, geriatrics, higher education, orthopedics and sports medicine. She has been teaching in physical therapy programs and practicing in outpatient orthopedics for 30+ years.
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Rebekah Jarrar, OTD, MA, MOT, OTR/L

Dr. Jarrar is an occupational therapist and educator specializing in improving the lives of children and adolescents with and at risk for mental illness and their families. She has established practices emphasizing sensory integration therapy, extending pediatrics support.
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Amie Marie Jasper, PT, DPT, PhD

Dr. Jasper is a specialist in geriatrics and neurological disorders and has clinical experience in neurologic physical therapy. She is actively involved in various professional committees and is certified in multiple areas, including vestibular rehabilitation and balance-based torso weighting.
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Lisa Jenkins, PT, MPT, BBA

Dr. Lisa Jenkins is a licensed physical therapist specializing in clinical education. She has experience in management and healthcare education and is recognized as an expert in her field.
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Maureen Johnson, PhD, MS, OT/L, BCPR, C/NDT, CHSE-A

Dr. Johnson’s specialties include adult rehabilitation, orthopedics, spinal cord injuries, sports medicine, neurological disorders and interprofessional education. She has 30+ years’ expertise working with patients with neurological impairments and is a frequent presenter on OT education and rehabilitation practice.
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Lindsey Johnston, PT, DPT

Dr. Johnston is an expert in acute care, wound management and adult rehabilitation, with a focus on interprofessional education and long-term / rehabilitation nursing. With 10+ years of experience in acute care settings, she has implemented program development and optimized post-operative care initiatives.
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Edward J. Kane, PT, PhD

Having served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years, Dr. Kane is an experienced physical therapist specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine, manual therapy, anatomy, kinesiology and clinical electrophysiology. He has worked with elite collegiate, national and Olympic sports teams.
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Pamela Kasyan-Howe, OTD, OTR/L, EdS

Dr. Kasyan-Howe is a highly skilled occupational therapist with expertise in a wide range of specialties, including acute care, adult rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation and spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. She is dedicated to improving fieldwork education, promoting leadership, and addressing legal and ethical concerns in occupational therapy.
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Sarah Kelly, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah Kelly is a bilingual speech-language pathologist specializing in higher education, pediatrics and school systems. With expertise in clinical education and a focus on culturally diverse populations, she brings a global perspective to her work.
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Mark Kelso, PhD, LLM

Dr. Kelso is an expert in higher education with advanced degrees in education, law, and air and space law. His background as a Chief Warrant Officer and U.S. Army Master Aviator adds a unique perspective to his teaching approach.
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David J. Kempfert, DPT, OTR

As a licensed physical therapist, occupational therapist and athletic trainer, Dr. Kempfert’s diverse expertise includes orthopedics, sports medicine, manual therapy, traumatic brain injuries, anatomy, clinical electrophysiology and emergency medicine. He is dedicated to delivering evidence-based rehabilitation for post-operative and athletic injuries.
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Amy Kennedy, MS, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor and Doctoral Coordinator with over 20 years of experience. Her specialties include neurological populations and prevention of intimate partner violence.
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Marcia (Marti) Kessack, PhD, RN, HCM, PPA

Dr. Kessack is an experienced healthcare professional and educator with expertise in acute care, emergency medicine, healthcare administration, higher education leadership and interprofessional education. With a background in nursing and past leadership roles, she has launched various nursing programs.
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Mohamed Khallaf, PT, DPT, MS, PhD

With expertise in neurological rehabilitation, Dr. Khallaf has conducted research on task-specific training for stroke rehabilitation and utilized new technology to analyze posture in patients with Parkinson’s disease and herniated lumbar discs.
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Sabina Khan, PhD, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Dr. Khan specializes in adult rehabilitation, geriatrics, mental health, neurological disorders, neurological rehabilitation and pelvic health. She has a deep understanding of psychoneuroimmunology and the interconnectedness of the immune, endocrine and nervous systems.
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Lesley Khan-Farooqi, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

With a specialty in orthopedics, Dr. Khan-Farooqi has extensive experience working in various healthcare settings and has served on the board of the American Society of Hand Therapists.
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Charles (Chuck) Kimmel, MA, LAT, ATC

Chuck Kimmel is an experienced athletic trainer and instructor specializing in sports medicine. With 35+ years of leadership and clinical experience, he is renowned for his expertise in athletic training.
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Heather King, DScPT

Dr. King is a physical therapist with specialties in manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine. Certified in Sports Physical Therapy, she was part of the host medical teams in the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympics.
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Rebecca (Becky) King, OTD, MSOT, OTR

Dr. King is an occupational therapist, educator and researcher with 20+ years of experience, specializing in adult rehabilitation, chronic disease management, geriatrics, dementia care, end-of-life care and more. She’s dedicated to fostering evidence-based, patient-centered practitioners.
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Dana Kolbfleisch, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Kolbfleisch is an expert in acute care, adult rehabilitation, chronic disease management, geriatrics and healthcare higher education. With experience in various occupational therapy settings, she has taught at the graduate level for five years.
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Lindsay Kozicz, MHS, PA-C

Lindsay Kozicz is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in oncology. She brings expertise in phase I clinical trials and is committed to integrating adjunctive therapies for patient support.
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Neeraj Kumar, PT, DPT, PhD

Specializing in adult rehabilitation, geriatrics, neurological disorders, and spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, Dr. Kumar’s experience and research focus on improving balance, function and fall risk reduction. He is a board-certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy and a certified vestibular rehabilitation specialist.
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Lori Kupczynski, EdD

Dr. Kupczynski is an expert in higher education, higher education leadership and instructional design, and brings 20+ years of experience to her role. Her research focuses on online learning in higher education and leveraging new technologies for adult learners.
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Elizabeth (Beth) Lambert, MOT, OTR

Beth Lambert is an occupational therapist specializing in adult rehabilitation, geriatrics, dementia care, end-of-life care and neurological disorders and rehab. With experience in various healthcare settings, she is a certified practitioner in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment-BIG and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
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Nicholas (Nick) LaRosa, PT, DPT, EdD

As a recognized physical therapist, educator and researcher, Dr. LaRosa’s specialization includes orthopedic residency and manual physical therapy fellowship. He teaches musculoskeletal components of the program, and his research interests are clinical reasoning and orthopedic physical therapy.
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Kersten Laughlin, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Laughlin is an occupational therapist specializing in dementia care and mental health. With a strong focus on geriatrics and behavioral health, she empowers individuals to engage in meaningful occupations and provides trauma-informed care for chronic pain management.
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John Layne, PT, DPT, MTC

Dr. Layne specializes in anatomy, manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine. He obtained the Manual Therapy Certification through USAHS and is also a Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Certified Medical Professional.
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Joseph Leech, PT, DPT, DSc

Advancing his skills by earning a Manual Therapy Certification, Dr. Joseph Leech specializes in manual therapy and orthopedics. A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, his research interests includes pain neuroscience, clinical reasoning facilitation and psychologically informed physical therapy practice.
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Blanche Leeman, EdD, OT/L, CHT

Dr. Leeman specializes in acute care, adult rehabilitation, hand certification, health administration, neurological disorders, neurological rehabilitation and orthopedics. She is a Certified Hand Therapist and has expertise in 3D printing applications for OT.
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Karen Leyva, PT, DPT

With a focus on orthopedics and sports medicine, Dr. Leyva is an orthopedic clinical specialist and a strength and conditioning specialist with a passion for musculoskeletal ultrasound and clinical anatomy research.
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David Liguori, DNP, NP-C, ACHPN

Dr. Liguori is a nurse practitioner with expertise in chronic disease management, clinical education, end-of-life care, healthcare higher education and mental health. Having earned multiple certifications, his clinical areas of interest include palliative and end-of-life care, diabetes, anxiety and depression.
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Kristian Llaca, EdD, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, CSRS, BCTS, CHSE

Kristian Llaca is an occupational therapist specializing in acute care, adult rehabilitation, mental health, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and vision rehabilitation. He has expertise in neurological rehabilitation and assistive technology and has earned several certifications.
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Ashlee Loewen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Dr. Loewen is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with expertise in geriatrics. She has experience in various clinical settings and is actively involved in research on virtual classroom engagement, clinical readiness and community health.
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Arlenys Loffredo, MS, OTD, OTR/L

As a former tutor to children with learning and developmental disabilities, Dr. Loffredo’s specialties include Autism Spectrum Disorder, community mental health, pediatrics and sensory integration. Having worked in home health, outpatient, hospital and school-based settings, her clinical practice interests include parent education, telehealth and early intervention.
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Shannon Logan, PT, DPT

Dr. Logan is a board-certified clinical specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy with specialties in kinesiology and orthopedics. With her undergraduate degree in sports medicine, she has extensive experience working with collegiate wheelchair athletes and Paralympic athletes.
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Scott Love, PT, DPT, DHS, MPT

Dr. Love has a diverse background and specializes in acute care, adult rehabilitation and anatomy. He holds multiple degrees and has expertise in joint degeneration following lower limb amputation.
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Betty Lucente, PhD, MS, RN

Dr. Lucente has 30+ years of experience as a healthcare leader. Her area pf expertise includes the impact of socioeconomic status on health outcomes and enhancing care delivery models.
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Kathleen A. Luedtke-Hoffmann, PT, PhD, MBA

Dr. Luedtke-Hoffmann is an expert in acute care, wound management, health administration and healthcare higher education. She has conducted research on leadership, administration, management and professionalism in physical therapy education.
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Jason Lum, ECML, JD, MPP

Jason Lum is an accomplished professional specializing in health administration. With a background in law and public policy, Lum brings expertise in healthcare law and policy, organizational leadership and human resource management.
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Susan MacDermott, OTD, OTR/L

As an experienced practicing therapist and educator specializing in community mental health and mental health, Dr. MacDermott has expertise in chronic pain management and occupational science.
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Dana Madalon, OTD, OTR/L

Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Madalon is an occupational therapist with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder and community mental health. With 25+ years of experience, she is dedicated to addressing functional communication to decrease problem behaviors.
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Garrett Mandel, PT, DPT

Specializing in orthopedics, Dr. Mandel’s expertise includes manual therapy and extensive experience in outpatient care. He spends time annually providing physical therapy services pro bono to individuals in underprivileged countries.
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Tamala (Tammy) Marcin, PT, DPT, EdD, MBA

Dr. Marcin specialties include acute care, healthcare higher education and wound management. Her expertise extends to curriculum development and education assessment.
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Robyn Martin, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Robyn Martin is an accomplished speech-language pathologist specializing in clinical education and pediatrics. With a focus on fluency disorders, she has practiced as a SLP in public schools, hospital settings, pediatric outpatient clinics and university settings.
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Cecilia S. Martinez, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Dr. Martinez is an occupational therapist with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder, clinical education, pediatrics, school systems and sensory integration. She has extensive experience in the public school system and opened her own private practice.
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James (Jim) Mathews, PT, DPT, PhD

With a specialty in geriatrics, Dr. Mathews is dedicated to preparing students for clinical practice by fostering critical thinking and creating safe learning environments.
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Michelle McCraney, EdD

Dr. Michelle McCraney joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2019 and currently serves as a Contributing Faculty and dissertation chair/committee member in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program. Dr. McCraney has worked in education for more than 30 years. She began her career teaching special education K-12 students and at Florida’s

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Erin McIntyre, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. McIntyre is an occupational therapist with a specialization in community-based mental health settings, particularly working with adults experiencing psychosis. Her scholarly work focuses on trauma-informed education, hoarding disorder and the inclusion of experts by experience in academic settings.
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Keegan McKay, OTD, MOT, OTR

As an expert in adult rehabilitation, dementia care, geriatrics and health administration, Dr. McKay brings 10+ years of experience in serving older adult populations. His passion for leadership and collaboration drives his commitment to educating and mentoring aspiring occupational therapists.
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Martina ‘Tina’ McNulty, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. McNulty, an expert in geriatrics, is a passionate educator, researcher and clinician. With a background in psychosocial occupational therapy and geriatric rehabilitation, she has dedicated her career to improving the lives of individuals with complex conditions.
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Keith B. McWilliams, OTD, OTR/L, DRS

Dr. McWilliams is an innovative occupational therapist with experience in brain and spinal cord injury treatment and research, oncology treatment and management. He specializes in client-centered care, training/program development and family relations.
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Ashley Bourque Meaux, PhD, CCC-SLP

With a specialty in pediatric speech-language pathology, Dr. Meaux concentrates on exploring the growth of language and literacy with a focus on caregiver contact. As an early intervention provider and school-based clinician, her research interests include early childhood language and literacy development.
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Karen Menard, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Menard is an expert in neurological rehabilitation and orthopedics. With 35+ years of experience in various clinical settings, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as the Program Director for the Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.
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Mayra Mendez-Schiaffino, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Dr. Mendez-Schiaffino specializes in management and neurorehabilitation settings focusing on patients who have suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury. She joined the University after serving the adult and geriatric populations in various healthcare settings.
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Erin Menefee, DPT

Dr. Menefee is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with expertise in orthopedics and movement science. She joined the University as contributing faculty and moved to a full-time faculty position in 2022.
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Jaynee Taguchi Meyer, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Meyer is an expert in fieldwork education and supervision with 35+ years of experience specializing in adult rehabilitation and clinical education. She created international fieldwork experiences and is nationally recognized for her work with OT students with disabilities.
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Nicole Miller, PT, DPT

As a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Dr. Miller focuses on orthopedics. With experience in outpatient orthopedic settings, she is dedicated to orthopedic rehabilitation and biomechanics.
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Marilyn Miller, PT, PhD

As a board-certified Geriatrics Clinical Specialist, Dr. Miller specialties include orthopedics, adult rehabilitation, healthcare higher education, interprofessional education, neurological rehabilitation and wound management. She has worked in multiple areas of physical therapy including military hospital clinics and Veterans Administration hospitals.
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Jacqueline Moore, PT, MPT, DSc

Dr. Moore is an orthopedic board-certified physical therapist specializing in adult rehabilitation and orthopedics. With a background in the U.S. Army and extensive clinical experience, she has expertise in amputation and polytrauma.
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Matthew (Matt) Morretta PT, DPT

With 10+ years of experience, Dr. Morretta is a recognized orthopedic clinical specialist with a passion for therapeutic alliance and clinical reasoning. His specialties are manual therapy and orthopedics.
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Gwen Morris, OTD, OTR, CHT, CLT

Dr. Morris is a Certified Hand Therapist and expert in healthcare higher education, orthopedics and professional ergonomics. Her expertise focuses on upper extremity rehabilitation, lymphedema treatment and outcomes of upper extremity injuries.
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Khalil Mrabe, OTD, OTR/L, MEd

Dr. Mrabe is an occupational therapist and educator with a specialty in mental health, pediatrics, anatomy and kinesiology.
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Kaylee Munch, MOT, OTR/L

With a specialty in hand therapy, Kaylee Munch has experience in nursing facilities, outpatient rehabilitation and home health. She focuses on orthotic fabrication and upper extremity rehabilitation within private pay, federal pay and worker’s compensation injuries.
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Angelina Muñoz, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Angelina Muñoz is a pediatric occupational therapist with expertise in diverse population pediatrics. She has worked in various settings, including sensory-based clinics, school districts and pediatric hospitals.
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Maeve Murtagh, MS, CCC-SLP

Maeve Murtagh specializes in acute care, adult rehabilitation and geriatrics. With experience in outpatient, skilled nursing and acute care settings, she has performed diagnosis and treatment of voice, swallowing and cognitive-communication disorders, progressive neurological disorders and head-neck cancer.
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Cassandra (Kassi) Nelson, OTD, MBA, OTR/L, CNS, CEAS I

Dr. Nelson is an OT, researcher and educator focused on improving the lives of individuals through holistic, client-centered treatment. She holds numerous certifications in various specialties, with expertise in acute care, neurological rehabilitation, oncology, orthopedics and pelvic health.
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Lisa Nichols, PT, EdD, MHS

Dr. Nichols specializes in clinical education. With a teaching career spanning more than two decades, she has taught a wide range of courses in occupational therapy and physical therapy programs.
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Deann O’Lenick, PHD, CCC-SLP

Dr. O'Lenick specializes in adult rehabilitation and pediatrics, with a focus on autism, behavioral communication issues, swallowing impairments and complicated communication demands such augmentative and alternative communication. She has established nonprofit organizations to advance augmentative communication.
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Katherine (Katie) O’Hara, MSOT, OTR/L

Katie O'Hara is a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, pediatrics and sensory integration. She has treated children with various diagnoses, including Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD and cerebral palsy.
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Jazminne Orozco Arteaga, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Orozco Arteaga is a specialist in Autism Spectrum Disorder, chronic disease management, community mental health, pediatrics, population health and sensory integration. She has a background in interdisciplinary collaboration, and her research and academic interests center on health disparities, equity and inclusion.
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Erica Ortiz, MCD, CCC-SLP

Erica Ortiz specializes in pediatrics and has experience in providing speech-language pathology services to children in various settings including home health, outpatient and public schools.
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Corey A. Oshikoya, MED, ATC, CSCS, EMT-B

Corey Oshikoya is an expert in sports medicine. He incorporates his clinical expertise and cultural sensitivity to foster a deeper understanding of the athlete-patient relationship and effective care across diverse sport populations.
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Precious Osuoha, PhD, OTR, ECHM

Dr. Osuoha specializes in adult rehabilitation, dementia care and neurological rehabilitation. With 10+ years of experience, her focus and passion is in cerebral vascular injuries, traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases, specifically dementia/Alzheimer’s disease.
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Karen Park, OTD, OTR/L

Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Park specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, clinical education, higher education, mental health and sensory integration. She has lectured globally on interdisciplinary approaches to feeding assessment and intervention and holds advanced practice certification in swallowing assessment, evaluation and intervention.
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Cory Parker, PT, DPT

Dr. Parker specializes in manual therapy, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics and sports medicine. With a passion for sports and teaching, his career has included helping others as a CrossFit trainer, where he developed skills in functional movement with proper load and form.
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Amanda Parrish, PT, DPT

An AAOMPT Fellow, Dr. Parrish specializes in manual therapy and orthopedics. Her expertise focuses on interprofessional education, best practice simulations and online education in the field of orthopedics.
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Meredith Parry, EdD, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Parry, an experienced instructional designer, specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine. Her expertise focuses on integrated learning, community collaboration and interprofessional education.
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Christienne Parten, OTD, MEd, OT

Dr. Parten is an occupational therapist specializing in geriatrics, neurological disorders and rehab, dementia and traumatic brain injuries. With 20+ years of clinical experience, she has worked in a variety of adult settings including inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care.
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Kristina Paula, DrOT, OTR/L

Dr. Paula specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, clinical education, pediatrics and sensory integration. As a certified fieldwork educator, her clinical practice and interests focus on early intervention and early identification of Autism.
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Erik Perez, OTD, OTR

Dr. Perez has 15+ years of clinical experience working with pediatric populations in outpatient, home health, early intervention and school-based settings. His specialties include Autism Spectrum Disorder, interprofessional education and school systems.
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Mitchell (Mitch) Perez, PT, DPT

Dr. Perez is a specialist in manual therapy and orthopedics. With a background in physical therapy and extensive clinical experience, he focuses on the treatment of tendon pathology, mechano-transduction and movement dysfunction.
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Gabriela Perez, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Holding multiple certifications, Dr. Perez specializes in adult rehabilitation, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries and more. With a background in higher education and instructional design, she brings expertise in interprofessional education.
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Cheryl (Cherie) Peters-Brinkerhoff, PT, EDD, MPT, MHA

Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff joined the University in 2008 and specializes in neurological rehabilitation and pediatrics. She has advanced certificates in proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, neurodevelopmental treatment, hippotherapy and a vast experience in treating neurologic diagnoses for pediatrics and adults.
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Gary (Mark) Petersen, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Petersen specializes in pediatrics, school systems and sensory integration. With more than 10 years of experience in clinical practice and academia, he is dedicated to transitioning individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disability and Autism into adulthood.
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Leiselle Pilgrim, PT, DPT, EdD, MPH

A certified lymphedema therapist, Dr. Pilgrim specializes in higher education, interprofessional education and orthopedics. Her research focuses on education, incorporating affective skills into curricula and academic intersectionality with diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Evan Pucillo, PT, DPT, EdD

Dr. Pucillo specializes in anatomy, healthcare higher education, neurological disorders and neurological rehabilitation. He is actively engaged in research on physical therapy education, interprofessional collaboration and global health.
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Kellan Quigley, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Kellan Quigley, OTD, MS, OTR/L,  is an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at USAHS. Dr. Quigley was the Lead Occupational Therapist and Clinical Coordinator for multidisciplinary rehabilitation services at Strive! Rehabilitation/Ocala Health in Ocala, Florida. Upon graduating in 2012 from Western Michigan University with his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Dr. Quigley relocated to Gainesville, Florida

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Caprice Quinones, PT, DPT

Dr. Caprice Quinones has taught at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences since 2020 as a contributing faculty member and transitioned to core faculty at the Miami, FL campus in 2022. She began her career in 2018 as a physical therapist specializing in stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation at West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital

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Carmina (Minnie) Rafael, PT, DPT

Dr. Carmina “Minnie” L. Rafael is a physical therapist with more than 25 years of professional experience. She has been a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy since 2012 and an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Geriatrics Certified Expert for Aging Adults since 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

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Madeline Ratoza, PT, DPT

Dr. Madeline Ratoza has diverse clinical experience in various settings, including outpatient pediatrics, outpatient orthopedics, acute care and adult and pediatric home health. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences full-time in 2021 after serving as contributing faculty for physical therapy practice courses for two years. She currently teaches and works with

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Ryan Reed, PT, DPT

Dr. Reed attended Tulane University in New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1997. Dr. Reed then attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) and received his Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) in 2000. He returned to USAHS to complete a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2003

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Mary Pat Reed, MS, CCC-SLP

Mary Pat Reed graduated with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) from the University of North Texas in 2007 and has worked in pediatrics for most of her career. She started in the pediatric medical setting working at Our Children’s House at Baylor/Children’s Hospital in Dallas, TX for six years. She later transitioned

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Whitney Reese, PT, DPT

With certifications in orthopaedics and sports medicine, Dr. Reese specialties are clinical education, kinesiology and manual therapy. Her research interests include exercise prescriptions for post-concussion syndrome, advanced exercise prescriptions for return to sport and motor learning for exercise selection.
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Heather Rennerfeldt, OTR/L

Heather Rennerfeldt completed her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, SD in 2005. Following a year as an adjunct instructor in the Exercise Science department at the University of Sioux Falls, she earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in

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Felicity Macahilig-Rice, PT, DPT

Dr. Rice joined the University in 2017 as contributing faculty in the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Biophysical Agents, Integumentary and Analytical Anatomy courses. She became a full-time faculty member as Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education in November 2021. She is the Director, Physical Therapy Clinical Education Coordination. Dr. Rice graduated with a Bachelor of Science in

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Ana Rivera, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Rivera is an expert in neurogenic communication disorders, bilingualism and the brain within adult/geriatric populations. With experience in various medical settings, she specializes in neurologic disorders.
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Terri Roberts, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CLT

With 20+ years of clinical experience and specialties in manual therapy and oncology, Dr. Roberts is an occupational therapist practitioner with expertise in lymphedema, burn therapy and hand therapy.
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Jennifer (Jenni) Rodriguez, MSPAS, PA-C

Jennifer Rodriguez is a board-certified physician assistant with expertise in emergency medicine, family medicine and pediatrics. With 20 years’ experience, she has practiced in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric orthopedics.
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Andrew Rodriguez, PT, DPT

As a board-certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, Dr. Rodriguez has expertise both in the classroom and clinical practice. His specialties include traumatic brain injuries, chronic disease management and neurological disorders and rehabilitation.
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Bonnie Rogulj, PT, DPT

Dr. Bonnie L. Rogulj completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, graduating with honors, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University. Presently, Dr. Rogulj is an assistant professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and a licensed staff physical therapist in Florida and Virginia. She completed an

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Hermes Romero, PT, DPT, PhD

Dr. Romero received his Bachelor of Science from the Cuban University of Sports Sciences and his Master of Science from California University of Pennsylvania, and then received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from A. T. Still University of Health Sciences and his Doctor of Philosophy from University of Baja California. He is a practicing Physical

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Michael Roscoe, PhD, PA-C

Dr. Michael Roscoe is an experienced physician assistant (PA) educator and clinician. He has been a PA for more than 20 years, with a primary specialty in emergency medicine. He joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in March 2021 and is based at the University’s Austin, TX campus. Dr. Roscoe also has

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Danielle Rosenzweig, PT, DPT

Dr. Danielle Rosenzweig is a physical therapist, educator, mentor and researcher focused on neurological rehabilitation and National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) success. She is passionate about helping students launch their careers. She uses creative, unique and innovative techniques to individualize her approach for each student. Dr. Rosenzweig is the NPTE Success Specialist for the University

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Jeffrey A. Rot, PT, DHSc, OCS

Dr. Rot graduated from Shenandoah University in 1993 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. He completed the Institute of Physical Therapy’s Manual Therapy Certification program in 1996. In 1997, he completed a one year Orthopaedic/Manual Physical Therapy Residency/Fellowship program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USHAS) under the mentorship of Dr. Stanley

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Kelly Roy, MS, CCC-SLP

Kelly Roy has worked as a clinical educator with the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences since 2019. Her clinical and research interests include speech sound disorders, literacy and clinical education. Before focusing on full-time clinical education, she worked in various settings, including public and private schools, outpatient clinics and private practice.

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Christine Salmon, PT, DPT, EdD

Dr. Christine Salmon has more than 11 years of combined teaching and clinical experience in physical therapy, including more than five years providing clinical instruction for students from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and other institutions. Her clinical work focuses on evaluating and treating the geriatric, orthopedic, cardiac, and neurological patient population.

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Robert (Bob) Salvatori, PT, DPT, DSc, MBA

Dr. Robert (Bob) Salvatori joined the Austin, TX campus Doctor of Physical Therapy program core faculty in 2022. He possesses more than 40 years of clinical experience specializing in general orthopedics, spinal dysfunction, persistent pain management and vestibular rehab. Dr. Salvatori has served in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, rehab, home health

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Summer San Lucas, PT, DPT, DSc

Dr. Summer San Lucas received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from Westmont College in 2001. She graduated from Loma Linda University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2005 and Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2012. She is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic and pediatric

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Jorge E. Sarmiento, PT, MS, MBA-HCM

Jorge Sarmiento joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in the spring of 2013 as a contributing faculty member teaching Administration and Management. He became a core faculty member in fall 2017 teaching Therapeutic Exercises, Biomechanics, and Administration and Management. He also assists in gross anatomy lab. Prior to joining the university, he

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Meghan Savage, PhD, CCC-SLP

Meghan Savage, PhD, CCC-SLP is the Senior Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program. Dr. Savage, who is located on the Austin, TX campus, was previously the Program Director and served as core faculty, Clinical Director and Assistant Program Director since joining the University of St.

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Michelle Sawtelle, PT, MPT, PhD

Dr. Sawtelle is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy specializing in adult rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, higher education, and neurological disorders and rehab. She is a national board member for the Stroke SIG within the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.
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Kristin Schaffer Mendez, PhD, CCC-SLP

As a clinician-scientist and educator, Dr. Schaffer Mendez specializes in adult neurogenic communication disorders and focuses her research on psychosocial factors in aphasia/primary progressive aphasia. She values interprofessional practice and is an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Chad Schmeeckle, PT, DPT

Dr. Schmeeckle is a sports physical therapist, educator and researcher specializing in anatomy, kinesiology, manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine. His expertise spans various sports rehabilitation areas, including return-to-sport protocols and post-operative rehab for athletes of all ages and skill levels.
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Megann Schooley, PT, DPT,

Dr. Megann Schooley graduated Suma Cum Lade with a Bachelor of Arts from Lynn University where she was captain of the Women’s National Championship Soccer Team, twice an Academic All-American and recently inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Exercise, health and wellness have always been one of her personal passions. She began pursuing health

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Erin Schwier, OTD, EdD, OTR/L

Dr. Schwier specializes in sensory integration, pediatrics, community integration and the influence on academic performance and social skills. She is a frequent presenter, published author and researcher in occupational therapy education and student self-efficacy.
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Cheryl Sheffield, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, CHAMP, CDP, FPS

Dr. Cheryl Sheffield has 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist in Canada and the United States. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2018, where she transitioned from a contributing faculty member in the post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program to core faculty in the Master of Occupational

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Laurie Shimko, PT, MPT

Shimko earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy 1996 at Barry University. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association/Florida Physical Therapy Association member since 1990 (PTA 1992-1996). Shimko has 10 years’ experience serving in elected and appointed positions for the FPTA Board of Directors. She served on the FPTA Board of Directors

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Christine Sibley, MBA, EJD

Christine Sibley has been a Contributing Faculty member since January 2018.  She is currently the Assistant Vice-President, Reimbursement for Atrium Health (Carolinas HealthCare System) in  Charlotte, NC. Christine entered the healthcare finance field in 2005 working for WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, NC and joined her current employer in 2010.  Prior to transitioning to

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Lacey Sims, OTR

Lacey Sims earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Sims began her career in acute care at a level one trauma center and later transitioned to outpatient working with both neuro and orthopedic patients. In 2015, she earned her

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Kunal Singhal, PT, PHD

Dr. Kunal Singhal joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2021. He is a licensed physical therapist, active researcher and passionate educator who has taught in Doctor of Physical Therapy program for more than five years. He completed his physical therapy education in India, followed by Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (Biomechanics)

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Laura Siviter, PT, DPT, MTC

Dr. Siviter specializes in manual therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine. Her clinical experience includes outpatient manual therapy and neurological settings and in treating high-level athletes. She holds manual therapy and dry needling certifications from USAHS.
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Vickie M. Lorensen Skinner, DHA, CHCP

Dr. Vickie Skinner has more than 25 years of experience in operations and training with the U.S. Army Reserve. As a Lieutenant Colonel, she  serves the 11th/ 108th Training Battalion with responsibility for instructing, training, educating and developing mid-career officers in leadership and strategy to be agile, innovative and adaptive leaders. Dr. Skinner received her

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Kayla Smith, PT, DSc

With 25+ years of experience in orthopedic PT, Dr. Smith specializes in adult rehabilitation, manual therapy and orthopedics. She holds certifications in manual therapy, manipulative therapy and orthopaedics.
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Mary Smith, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Mary Smith’s teaching expertise is in the following areas: adult neurological and cognitive rehabilitation, functional anatomy, culture and disability, and community-based practice to underserved and diverse populations. She has more than 25 years of education and rehabilitation experience in the area of adult physical disabilities. Dr. Smith conducts clinical research with students on Constraint-Induced

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Gabriel Somarriba, PT, DPT, EdD

Dr. Gabriel Somarriba joined the faculty in 2009 as a contributing faculty member on the St. Augustine, FL campus and moved to core faculty in 2015. His area of clinical specialization is pediatrics, with a focus on cerebral palsy. Dr. Somarriba has more than 10 years of clinical experience. As an assistant professor of clinical

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Sonya SooHoo, PhD

Dr. Sonya SooHoo currently teaches the Women’s Health and Wellness: Journey across the Lifespan course for graduate students in the Master of Health Science, Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Sonya enjoys blending research and professional practice. Her current research endeavors include

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Cathleen (Kate) Soper, PT, BSPT, DBA, MS

In addition to sports medicine, Dr. Soper specializes in manual therapy for adults and health administration. She has more than 30 years of clinical expertise, and both her clinical and research work focuses on interventions that are supported by the best available scientific evidence.
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Lacey Spark, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Lacey Spark attended the University of Oregon and Pacific University for her undergraduate career before earning her Master of Occupational Therapy from Pacific University in 2010. After graduation, she worked in community mental health practice and presented at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association conference on occupational therapy groups for early intervention and treatment of

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Rudie Spigarelli, PT, DPT

Dr. Rudie Spigarelli has practiced in several outpatient clinical settings including multi-disciplinary, mobile, orthopedic and vestibular clinics. She has experience and certification in concussion management, manual therapy, visual-vestibular functional integration training, clinical instruction and practice management. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association and Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group

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Anderston St. Germain, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Dr. St. Germain received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Biology from Concordia College in Minnesota. From 1999 to 2005, he worked in an inpatient pediatric psychiatric mental health facility. Dr. St. Germain attained his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University in 2005. He has clinical experience working in multiple

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Jenna Street, MS, ATC

Jenna Street is the coordinator of Sports Medicine Clinic Operations for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). After finishing her master’s degree, Street completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship with the USOC, where she’s worked full time since 2009. She currently works in a clinical setting with both Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and routinely travels internationally

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Peyton Sykes, PT, DPT

Dr. Peyton Sykes has worked primarily in the Austin community as an outpatient orthopedic clinician, where he also garnered experience in various acute care hospitals as a travel physical therapist.
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Loren Szmiga PT, DPT

Loren Szmiga, PT, DPT received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS). She worked in outpat