Meet NeuroRestorative’s experts and knowledgeable faculty members who provide monthly online learning opportunities and CEUs for rehabilitation professionals.
Lilly Brussow, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Speech Language Pathologist, NeuroRestorative Florida
Lilly is the speech language pathologist for NeuroRestorative Florida in Orlando. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Disorders. Her role as the speech language pathologist at NeuroRestorative includes: management of the individual’s evaluation and treatment of disorders in cognition, dysphagia, motor speech, voice, expressive and receptive language, pragmatics, and alternative augmentative communication. Along with her duties at NeuroRestorative, she has been given the opportunity to mentor graduate students at the University of Central Florida since 2006. She is licensed by the state of Florida and nationally certified by ASHA. Lilly is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and also certified in Vital Stim Therapy, Interactive Metronome Therapy, and Crisis Prevention Intervention.
Jennifer Doble, MD
Medical Director, NeuroRestorative Florida Clearwater
As the Consulting Medical Director, Dr. Doble brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and specialized rehabilitation of individuals recovering from traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Over the years she has managed many of these patients also suffering from substance abuse and addiction. Board Certified by the American Board of PM&R, Dr. Doble specializes in Brain Injury Medicine and Spasticity Management. She is also Board Certified in Brain Injury Medicine. Dr. Doble completed her Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residencies at St Joseph Mercy Hospital and the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. She received her medical degree from Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island. She has a passion for teaching and the ability to speak in layman’s terms on the complicated diseases Brain injury medicine.
Janice Osborne Dowdy, M.S. CCC/SLP, CBIS
Lead Speech-Language Pathologist, NeuroRestorative Kentucky
Janice received her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and Master of Science degree from East Tennessee State University. She has more than 15 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist. Janice worked previously for HealthSouth Kingsport, and Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation in both clinical and administrative positions focusing on neuro rehab for clients with Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, and progressive neurological diseases across the continuum of care. She also worked as a Clinical Specialist for Chattanooga Group educating and instructing therapists and physicians across the country on best practice implementation of Vital Stim therapy and dysphagia treatment. Janice is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) through the Brain Injury Association of America, certified in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), LSVT LOUD, and Vital Stim Specialty Certification.
Deborah Gutteridge, MS, CBIST
Regional Marketing Manager & Business Development-Central, NeuroRestorative
Deborah is a Regional Manager of Marketing and Business Development with NeuroRestorative. She possesses a Master’s of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. She has over 30 years of professional experience working in the field of rehabilitation and brain injury. Her territory consists of the Central Region of NeuroRestorative, where she is in her 22 years of service. She has a lifetime passion for working with and supporting individuals with brain injury and other challenges. Deborah also serves as the CMSA Foundation President for CMSA.
Dr. Gordon Horn, PhD
National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcomes, NeuroRestorative Clinical Director, NeuroRestorative Florida
Dr. Horn is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in neurologic rehabilitation treatment and programming. He has worked within inpatient and outpatient hospital systems, ICU and acute care management, and post-hospital care facilities. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Florida State University College of Medicine. He holds professional membership with the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the International Neuropsychological Society, the American Psychological Association’s Division of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. He provides lectures nationally and internationally. His current research is within neurologic rehabilitation outcomes.
Andrea Hubbard, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, NeuroRestorative Kentucky
Dr. Hubbard has been an Occupational Therapist for the Paducah program of NeuroRestorative Kentucky since March 2014. She has more than 7 years experience in the acute care hospital setting and over 8 years experience in skilled nursing facilities. At NeuroRestorative Kentucky, Andrea performs occupational therapy evaluations, and provides individual therapy. She recently earned the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Low Vision Level I badge and has always had a special interest in low vision rehabilitation, including adaptations and low vision equipment. Andrea holds professional memberships with the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association as well as the American Occupational Therapy Association. She a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana where she completed the undergraduate program in occupational therapy. Andrea is also a graduate of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah with a post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree. She also holds a Kentucky license as a Diabetes Educator.
Dr. Frank Lewis, PhD
National Director of Clinical Outcomes, NeuroRestorative Clinical Director, NeuroRestorative Georgia
Dr. Lewis is the National Director of Clinical Outcome Services for NeuroRestorative and Clinical Director for NeuroRestorative Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Trauma, & Critical Care at the Medical College of Georgia. He has 30 years of experience in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. He has won the Leydorf Medical Clinical Review citation for best literature in the field of developmental disability. Dr. Lewis is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurology & Neuromedicine.
Rob McDaniel, MS
Regional Vice President, NeuroRestorative Arkansas
Rob McDaniel, MS, holds a degree in counseling psychology and currently fulfills the position of Regional Vice President for Mentor ABI / NeuroRestorative – South Region. He additionally serves as the Executive Director of NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge in Benton, Arkansas. Rob has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for adult and pediatric populations since 1987 in various capacities in both acute and post-acute settings, including positions of a behavior specialist, program manager, clinical services director, case manager, program director, and operations development. He has extensive experience in behavior assessment/intervention and risk management with active interests in family dynamics, staff intervention training, interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation systems design, and outcome planning. School district consultation/training regarding data-based decision-making and intervention implementation are also areas of focus. Rob frequently speaks throughout the mid-South region.
Michelle McDonagh, MA, CBI
Program Director, NeuroRestorative Blacksburg, VA
Michelle McDonagh holds a Master of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Salisbury University and became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) in 2016. In 2016, Michelle joined NeuroRestorative as the Clinical Evaluator for Maryland. In addition, she provided CEU education on brain injury to providers across the country in person and virtually to increase awareness and advocacy for the brain injury population. In February of 2020, Michelle accepted the position of Program Director for the NeuroRestorative Blacksburg Program.
Previously, Michelle has held various supervisory roles within the psychiatric and health care setting including, Director of Admissions, Admissions and Marketing Manager, Partial Hospitalization/Acute Unit Program Coordinator, and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Coordinator. She has assisted with program development and needs assessment and evaluations throughout Maryland on a local and regional level, in addition to developing a centralized psychiatric admissions process and protocol that is still being utilized on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Since 2017, Michelle has developed and nurtured her passion for educating and training others through an opportunity of being an adjunct faculty member within the Forensic Psychology Department at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C. Campus and enjoys assisting students with skill development and learning of therapeutic processes and interventions.
Robin McInnis, MA, CBIS
Program Director, NeuroRestorative Florida
Robin McInnis holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, and is currently a Program Director at NeuroRestorative Florida. She previously worked in the Clearwater program as a life skills trainer, assistant residential supervisor, and case manager. Robin’s experience in brain injury started when she was 14 years old, when her father survived a severe TBI from a fall, and she has worked for NeuroRestorative for more than 6 years. Locally, she is a board member of the Central Florida Brain Injury Support Group, as well as a member of the Case Manager Society of America of Central Florida. Robin has worked and volunteered at Camp Boggy Creek, a serious fun camp founded by Paul Newman, where Florida’s children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses can enjoy camp in a safe, medically-sound environment. Additionally, Robin volunteers and assists participants to enroll in therapeutic horseback riding as part of their rehabilitation plan. She focuses in helping families adjust to life after brain injury of a loved one, and has presented information to families, case managers, and counseling students.
Karen Miller, RN, BA, CRRN, CCM
Manager of Case Management and Pre-Authorization Services, Systemedic
Karen is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and has been involved with the brain injury population in Arkansas for the past 37 years, initially as a bedside nurse in acute rehab and then as an external case manager. She is currently the Manager for Case Management and Pre-Authorization services for Systemedic in Little Rock. She has also been a catastrophic Paradigm Network Manager for over 25 years.
Georgette Nkwo, RN, BSN, CCM
Case Manager, Systemedic
Georgette graduated from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is a certified nurse case manager. Her nursing career includes long-term care and acute care, focusing on intensive care, long-term acute care, and cardiac care. Georgette also has experience as an emergency room and operating room nurse. She has spent multiple years as a clinical liaison for acute inpatient rehab and director of admissions and sales for a long-term care facility. As the case manager with Systemedic, Georgette handles the medical aspects of worker’s compensation.
Colm Roe, PTA, CBIS
Clinical Evaluator, NeuroRestorative Florida
As Clinical Evaluator, Colm is responsible for evaluation of TBI/SCI/Neurologically challenged patients throughout the State of Florida and frequently evaluates complex patients throughout the United States. Mr. Roe is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and is certified as a Concussion Management Specialist for Major League Baseball. Colm has served on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Florida and is currently the Central Florida Chapter President for IARP. He volunteers as director of the Central Florida Brain Injury Support Group. Colm graduated from Miami /Dade Community College in 1994 with an associates degree in Physical Therapy. During his career, he has mentored over 100 physical therapy students as a clinical instructor, and, was instrumental in formalizing patient rehabilitation treatment protocols for severely injured patients. Mr. Roe has also served as an adjunct instructor at Seminole State College Physical Therapy program.
Alyson Wolz, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NeuroRestorative Illinois (Carbondale)
Alyson Wolz serves as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist and provides medication management and program consultation for NeuroRestorative programs in Illinois and Iowa. She joined the NeuroRestorative team as a part-time consultant in 2001 and began working full-time with Carbondale programs in 2018, expanding services to the Chicago and Iowa programs in 2019.
Alyson Wolz is a native to Southern Illinois and has provided psychiatric and wellness services in the rural area for children, adolescents, and adults since 1988. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice through Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and is Board Certified in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Dr. Wolz has been active as an adjunct professor in the SIUE School of Nursing and is a contributing author for practice guidelines references for family practice. She is an avid backpacker and outdoor enthusiast. She serves as a consultant with Stephen F. Austin State University School of Forestry in Nacogdoches, TX, and the Alabama State Parks System.
A.J. Zolten, Ph.D.
Director of Neuropsychology and Psychology Services, NeuroRestorative Arkansas
Dr. Zolten is the Director of Neuropsychology and Psychology Services at NeuroRestorative Arkansas in Benton, Arkansas. He received a BA in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas. His clinical training concluded in Little Rock where he completed a clinical internship with the Little Rock Veteran’s Administration Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Zolten has been an attending neuropsychologist for many of the Central Arkansas Hospitals and has served as the psychologist for the Baptist Health Medical Center’s transplant services team. He holds three patents for rehabilitation devices designed to help restore vision for stroke and brain injury related visual deficits.