Key Clinical Staff
Nathan D. Zasler, M.D., DAAPM&R, FAAPM&R, FACRM, BIM-C, DAIPM, CBIST
Chief Medical Officer and CEO
Dr. Zasler is our founder, Chief Medical Officer and CEO. He is board certified in PM&R, fellowship trained in brain injury rehabilitation and certified in brain injury medicine as well as pain management. He has over 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Zasler is an affiliate professor in the VCU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Richmond, VA, and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He also currently serves as Vice-Chairperson of the International Brain Injury Association. Dr. Zasler has published and lectured extensively on TBI related neuromedical issues and edited 6 textbooks including “Brain Injury Medicine: Principals and Practice”, now going into its 3rd edition. He is co-chief editor of the international peer reviewed scientific journals “Brain Injury” and “NeuroRehabilitation.” He also serves on numerous journal editorial boards.
Dr. Zasler is active in local, national and international organizations dealing with acquired brain injury and neurodisability, serving in numerous roles. Dr. Zasler is an advocate, educator, clinical researcher, inventor, entrepreneur and busy practicing subspecialist clinician who is involved with community based neurorehabilitation, chronic pain management, and international health care consultation, both clinical and medicolegal.
- Mark C. Bender, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist/Clinical Program Director
- Anthony C. Melchiorre, Jr., Psy.D, Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist
- Bridget Gutzmer, PT, CCI, specializing in neurological physical therapy
- Sara Etheredge, DPT, specializing in orthopedic physical therapy
- Ashley Crawford, DPT, PT, CCI, GCS
- Dennine Michel, LPTA
- Dana Larson, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, ATP
- Kathleen Clayton Bruce, MOTR/L
- Jeanne M. Laign, OTR/L
Speech & Language Pathology
- Kathy Williamson, M.S., CCC-SLP
- Ivy. Snead, CTRS
- Joyce Jefferson, LPN
- Carmen Levere, LPN
- David Brown
- Amber Artis, B.S.
- Dorothy Orr, B.S.
- Kristin Lee, BS, CBIS, Case Manager
- Amy Riccadonna, Case Manager Assistant
- Katherine “Q” Derks, Professional In-House Chef
- Kendall Lawrence
- Lawrence Kozar
- Haroon Hyder, MD, Family Medicine
- Candace Collins, Registered Dietician/Nutritionist
Dedicated, Experienced Team
Our treatment team includes a full complement of experienced therapy staff who expertly address the special needs of our clients.