Neuro Institute Faculty

Meet NeuroRestorative’s experts and knowledgeable faculty members who provide monthly online learning opportunities and CEUs for brain injury rehabilitation professionals.

Dr. Gordon Horn, PhD 
National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcomes, NeuroRestorative
Clinical Director, NeuroRestorative Florida

Horn2Dr. 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.

 

Lilly Brussow, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS 
Speech Language Pathologist, NeuroRestorative Avalon Park

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Lilly is the speech language pathologist for NeuroRestorative Avalon Park in Orlando, FL. 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 participant’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.

 

Dr. Frank Lewis, PhD 
National Director of Clinical Outcomes, NeuroRestorative
Clinical Director, NeuroRestorative Georgia

Dr. Frank Lewis, NeuroRestorative FacultyDr. 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.

 

A.J. Zolten, Ph.D.
Director of Neuropsychology and Psychology Services, NeuroRestorative TimberRidge

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Dr. Zolten is the Director of Neuropsychology and Psychology Services at NeuroRestorative TimberRidge 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.

 

Colm Roe, PTA, CBIS
Clinical Evaluator, NeuroRestorative Florida

Colm.Roe.PicAs 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.

 

Andrea Hubbard, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, NeuroRestorative Kentucky

andrea hubbard headshotDr. 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.

 

Janice Osborne Dowdy, M.S. CCC/SLP, CBIS
Lead Speech-Language Pathologist, NeuroRestorative Kentucky

12310622_10208244432256389_6520018945887101566_nJanice 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.

 

Robin McInnis, MA, CBIS
Program Director, NeuroRestorative Florida

IMG_0543Robin 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.

 

Jennifer Doble, MD
Medical Director, NeuroRestorative Florida and NeuroRestorative Michigan

Dr. Doble 1As 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.