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Doctors

  • Angela Carbone, MD

    Hospital Medical Director
    Medical Director, Stroke

    • Practicing
      Since
      1997
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2004

    Hospital Medical Director

    About

    Dr. Carbone received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University Bloomington, Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed residency training at Northwestern University Medical School, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her special interests include neurologic and neuromuscular rehabilitation, as well as cancer and palliative rehabilitation. She has expertise in the rehabilitation of stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, and the non-surgical treatment of low back and neck injuries and other musculoskeletal injuries involving the upper and lower extremities.

    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    1988 Indiana University, Undergraduate - Medicine

    1993 ndiana University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine

    Residency

    1997 Northwestern University Medical School, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    Certificates & Licenses

    Active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Active member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Mason Goodman, MD

    President of RHI Medical Staff

    • Practicing
      Since
      1984
    • Joined
      Staff In
      1992

    President of RHI Medical Staff

    About

    Mason Goodman, MD. Joined RHI as a consulting physician July 1992, being on of the initial consulting physicians specializing in internal and Pulmonary medicine. He currently provides Inpatient and Outpatient services for Pulmonary Medicine.

    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    1970 Indiana University, Undergraduate - Medicine

    1972 Indiana University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine

    Residency

    1976 Parkland Hospital

    Certificates & Licenses

    American Board in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Allergy & Immunology

  • Julie Chow, MD

    Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
    Staff Physiatrist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2016
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2016

    Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

    About

    Dr. Chow has expertise in the rehabilitation of spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spasticity management including botulinum toxin injections and intrathecal baclofen pump management.

    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    2004 University of Pennsylvania, Undergraduate - Medicine

    2010 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine

    Residency

    2012 Northwestern University Medical School

    2015 Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    2016 University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System, Fellowship Training

    Certificates & Licenses

    Certified Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

  • Shashank Davé, DO

    Staff Physiatrist
    Outpatient Physician Liaison for Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    • Practicing
      Since
      2005
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2005

    Staff Physiatrist

    About

    Dr. Davé is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. His clinical interest include musculoskeletal medicine, fluoroscopic interventional pain procedures, and electromyogram (EMG) testing. Dr. Davé's research interest include botulinum toxin, spasticity, and sports medicine.

    Research & Innovation
    • Authored numerous manuscripts and book chapters
    • Edited a book on Sports Medicine
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    1996 Loyola University, Osteopathic Medicine

    2001 Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

    Residency

    2005 Loyola University Medical Center

    2002 Midwestern University/Resurrection St. Francis Hospital

    Certificates & Licenses

    Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Certified in Pain Medicine

  • Sheryl Katta-Charles, MD

    Medical Director, Brain Injury Program

    • Practicing
      Since
      2015
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2015

    Medical Director, Brain Injury Program

    About

    Sheryl Katta-Charles, M.D. completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan/Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She received her medical doctorate degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago where she studied learning, memory, neuroendocrine hormones and behavior in rodents. She currently cares for patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. When she is not working, Dr. Charles enjoys running, traveling, watching movies with her husband, and playing with her new baby girl.

    Honors & Awards
    • Resident of the Year at Wayne State University, 2015
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    2006 Biology and Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

    2011 MD, St. George's University School of Medicine

    2015 Residency, Wayne State University, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

    Residency

    2015 Residency, Wayne State University, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

    Certificates & Licenses

    Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Indiana State Medical Licensure

    Location
  • Kyle Littell, MD

    Medical Director, Comprehensive Medical
    Staff Physiatrist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2016
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2016

    Medical Director, Comprehensive Medical

    About

    Kyle Littell, MD received his medical degree at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He then completed his internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and then his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO. His clinic provides care for a variety of patients such as traumatic brain injury, post organ transplantation, amputation, and stroke. He also functions as the Medical Director of Complex Medical Services at RHI working to develop programs in collaboration with a variety of team members to help provide a better platform of care to help those who have gone through a life changing even return home from inpatient rehabilitation. Dr. Littell also is involved in several research projects as a co-investigator in a multicenter trial and also helping the future generation in research by working with residents on projects as well. Dr. Littell's special interest include transplant rehabilitation, amputee, brain injury, stroke, and general rehabilitation for complex medical patients. He is also enthusiastic about teaching residents and students on his service and participating in educational committees to help grow the minds of future physicians.

    Honors & Awards
    • Teacher of Year for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, 2017
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    2012 Loma Linda University School of Medicine

    2012-2013 Transitional Year at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

    2008 Southern Adventist University, Biophysics

    Residency

    2013-2016 University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

    Certificates & Licenses

    Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Indiana State Medical Licensure

    Location
  • Kelly Paul, MD

    Staff Physiatrist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2008
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2008

    Staff Physiatrist

    About

    Dr. Kelly Paul joined Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana in November 2008 as a staff physiatrist. She came to RHI after serving as an assistant professor at Indiana University School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Previously, she also served as an Assistant Professor at Indiana University in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Paul specializes in cancer rehabilitation, functional medicine, general musculoskeletal, stroke, and brain injury.

    Honors & Awards
    • Indiana Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Award (2004)
    • Indiana University Board of Trustees 2012 Teaching Award
    Research & Innovation
    • Research interests include rehab interventions for those with cancer, including exercise
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    2004 Indiana University - M.D.

    2000 Purdue University, Bachelor of Arts, Biology

    Residency

    2008 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Whitney Pratt, MD

    Staff Physiatrist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2010
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2013

    Staff Physiatrist

    About

    Whitney Pratt made her way to RHI in 2013 as a staff physician. She currently also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University. Education for Whtiney comes from Vanderbilt University where she graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuorscience, and Indiana University graduatiing in 2001 with her PhD.

    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    2001 Vanderbilt University - Neuroscience (B.S.)

    2009 Indiana University - MD/PhD

    Residency

    2013 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Indiana University

  • Alexander S. D'Angelo, MD

    Staff Physiatrist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2012
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2019

    Staff Physiatrist

    About

    Dr. D'Angelo joined RHI in 2019 as a staff physician after completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His education experience includes Premedical Studies at Saint Louis University, an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Iowa, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Alexander's interests include ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal interventions, sports medicine, spasticity management, electro diagnosis, and conservative musculoskeletal care.

    Research & Innovation
    • Founder and Director of the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Club
    • Member of the University of Pittsburgh Department of PM&R Wellness Committee
    • Member of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Compensation and Benefits Committee
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    2008 Saint Louis University, Premedical Studies

    2011 University of Iowa, Biology

    2015 Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine

    Residency

    2016-2019 University of Pittsburgh

    Certificates & Licenses

    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Jacob C. Halvorsen, DO

    Staff Physiatrist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2013
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2019

    Staff Physiatrist

    About

    Jacob joined RHI after finishing his Physical Medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his residency, Dr. Halvorsen completed a fellowship at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Education wise, Jacob attended Loyola University-Chicago for Molecular Biology and later a Masters in Medical Science, and Des Moines University for a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    2009 Loyola University-Chicago, Molecular Biology

    2010 Loyola University-Chicago, Master of Arts-Medical Science

    2015 Des Moines University, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

    Residency

    2019 University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Certificates & Licenses

    Medical Licensing Board certified Osteopathic Physician

  • Flora McConnell Hammond, MD

    Chief of Medical Affairs
    Brain Injury Medical Co-Director

    • Practicing
      Since
      1995
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2009

    Chief of Medical Affairs

    About

    Flora Hammond, MD joined RHI November 2009 as the Chief Medical Affairs. She is the Covalt Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine. From 1995-2009, she worked at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina where she served as the Brain Injury Medical Director and Research Director. Dr. Hammond graduated from medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a brain injury medicine fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her research in the area of brain injury includes studying the prediction of outcome, aging with brain Injury, causes of and treatments for irritability, and quality of relationships.

    Research & Innovation
    • Covalt Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University
    • Research in the areas of brain injury iclude: prediction of outcome, aging with brain injury, causes of and treatments of irritability, and quality of relationships
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    1986 Tulane University, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    1990 Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

    1994 Wayne State University, Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship

    Residency

    1990-1994 Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

    Certificates & Licenses

    Board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician (Physiatrist)

    Location
  • Audrey Chun, M.D.

    Staff Physiatrist-Spinal Cord Injury

    • Practicing
      Since
      2020
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2020

    Staff Physiatrist-Spinal Cord Injury

    About

    Audrey Chun, M.D. received her medical doctorate degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. She also completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship training in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine. Chun received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She cares for patients with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries with an interest in spinal cord research and spasticity management at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. When she is not working, Dr. Chun enjoys cooking, traveling, art and music.

    Honors & Awards
    • Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance (MSH)
    • Kristjan Ragnarsson Resident of the Year Graduation Award, 2019
    • American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
    • Anthony F. DiMarco, MD Resident/Fellowship Research Award, 2019
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    2011 BA, Biology, Concentration in Animal Physiology, Cornell University

    2018 MD, Icahn School of Medicine @ Mt. Sinai (ISMMS)

    Residency

    2019 Mt. Sinai Hospital - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Certificates & Licenses

    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation American Spinal Injury Association Medical License

    Location

    RHI Eagle Highlands
    4141 Shore Drive 
    Indianapolis, IN 46254

Nursing and Therapy Leadership

Other Medical Staff

  • Dr. Quratulain Kahn, PhD, HSPP

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2004
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2013

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    About

    Quratulain Khan, Ph.D. is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Khan earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Windsor, Ontario. Her residency training was completed at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a focus on acquired brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders. Her post-doctoral fellowship was completed at the JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, New Jersey where she specialized in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Dr. Khan provides neuropsychological assessment and intervention services including psychotherapy and cognitive rehabilitation. She has a particular interest in working with individuals who are experiencing persisting symptoms of concussion and leads the interdisciplinary treatment team working with these patients. She has also developed the COPE Concussion group-based treatment for patients experiencing persisting symptoms of concussion.

    Education & Experience
    Education

    2001 Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture - Design (B.A.)

    2004 University of Windsor - Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience (B.S.)

    2006 University of Windsor - Clinical Neuropsychology

    2013 University of Windsor - Clinical Neuropsychology Doctorate

  • Rachel Milstead, P.A.

    Physician Assistant

    • Practicing
      Since
      2009
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2012

    Physician Assistant

    About

    Rachel Milstead joined RHI in 2012 as Physician Assistant. Prior to her time at RHI, Milstead was an Athletic Trainer at Hendricks Regional Hospital. Her education began at DePauw University with a degree in Kinesiology before moving to Butler University where she received an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies.

    Education & Experience
    Education

    2008 DePauw University, Kinesiology

    2011 Butler University, Health Sciences

    2012 Butler University, Master of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Steven Smith, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    • Practicing
      Since
      2012
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2018

    Nurse Practitioner

    About

    Steven Smith NP, joined RHI in 2018 as a Nurse Practitioner with a focus on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Prior to his time at RHI, Smith was a registered nurse at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital beginning in 2012. For his education, Steven attended Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis for Master of Science in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

    Education & Experience
    Education

    2018 Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Master of Science Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

  • Bradley Hufford, PhD

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    • Practicing
      Since
      XXXX
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2004

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    About

    Bradley Hufford, Ph.D. joined RHI March 2004 as an independent allied health staff member specializing in neuropsychology for inpatient rehabilitation. Areas of interest include neuropsychological testing, individual and group psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and providing family/patient education about neurological injuries. Dr. Hufford received his undergraduate degree from Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, Master of Science and Doctorate degrees from Purdue School of Science, Indianapolis, IN. He has participated in several research studies, and authored and co-authored numerous publications and presentations.

    Research & Innovation
    • Participated in several research studies
    • Authored and co-authored numerous publications and presentations
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1991 Butler University

    1997 Purdue School of Science - Master of Science

    2000 Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis - PhD

  • Edmond C. Haskins, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist

    • Practicing
      Since
      1986
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2014

    Clinical Psychologist

    About

    Dr. Haskins Joined the RHI staff in 2014 as a Clinical Neuropsychologist and has an abundance of clinical experience. Edmund began practicing in 1986 as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at Community Hospitals Indianapolis. Dr. Haskins began his education at Duke University with a degree in Sociology before continuing to University of Dayton for his Clinical Psychology masters. Dr. Haskins then completed an internship and a Neuropsychology Fellowship with the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Finally, he finished his education at the University of Florida with his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology.

    Research & Innovation
    • Clincal Adjunct Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Department of Psychology
    • A part of two publications: Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Volume 7), and Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Clinical Practice
    • Associated with American Congress of Rehabiltation Medicine, International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and American Psychological Association
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1972 Duke University, Sociology

    1982 University of Dayton, Master of Arts - Clinical Psychology

    1986 University of Florida, Ph.D - Clinical Psychology

  • Lance E. Trexler, PhD., FACRM

    Executive Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research and Program Development

    • Practicing
      Since
      1982
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2003

    Executive Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research and Program Development

    About

    Dr. Trexler is the Director, Department of Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of PM&R, Indiana University School of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. He is Chair, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of Indiana and is Chair, Board of Directors for the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund, and Co-Chairs the Indiana Brain Injury Leadership Board. He is a clinical neuropsychologist by training and has been specialized in brain injury rehabilitation since 1982. His research has been focused on interventions for people with brain injury, including pharmacological, rehabilitative and social interventions. Dr. Trexler is an author on over thirty peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. In addition to serving as a clinician in rehabilitation neuropsychology since 1979, his over-riding commitment as a neuropsychologist has been to develop and implement his research. He has been focused primarily on interventions for people with brain injury, including rehabilitative and social interventions. Dr. Trexler is an author on over forty peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

    Honors & Awards
    • Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2013
    • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010
    • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Distinguished Member Award, 2015
    • Top Honoree, Health Care Heroes, Advancements in Health Care, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2016
    Research & Innovation
    • Author on over 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of Indiana
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund
    • Co-Chair, Indiana Brain Injury Leadership Board
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1974 BA, Indiana University

    1976 MA, Ball Sate University

    1979 PhD, Purdue University

    Location
  • Samantha Backhaus, PhD

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2005
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2005

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    About

    Samantha L. Backhaus, PhD is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana’s comprehensive outpatient Northwest Brain Injury Center. Her primary focus is working with adults who have acquired brain injuries, both providing neuropsychological assessments and formulating appropriate interdisciplinary treatment plans in assisting individuals reintegrate back to the community. Her passion is working with families as well, with the overall goal of the survivor achieving positive long-term outcome following brain injury. Dr. Backhaus developed a 16-week treatment intervention, the Brain Injury Coping Skills Group (BICS) that won the 2009 McDowell Award for Best Presentation presented by the American Society for Neurorehabilitation. She has completed several RTCs with publication on studies investigating this treatment and won one of the Healthcare Heroes of the Year in her community in 2001 for her work in neurorehabilitation. She is asked to teach this intervention to clinicians throughout the rehabilitation field, both nationally and internationally. She also developed a Peer Mentoring Program for brain injury survivors and family members, as well as chairs a support group called Bridging the Gap, specifically designed to meet the needs of families and caregivers in addition to survivors of BI. Currently, Dr. Backhaus is the primary investigator in developing a new program, in collaboration with other professionals, on improving marital quality and satisfaction after brain injury. This intervention will ultimately be manualized. Her primary interests include assisting individuals with brain injury to achieve better adaptation, social integration, perception of quality and satisfaction with life, and community and / or vocational reintegration on a long-term basis.

    Honors & Awards
    • Health Hero of the Year, 2011
    • McDowell Award, 2009
    Research & Innovation
    • Developed award winning, 16-week treatment intervention called the Brain Injury Coping Skills Group (BICS) and teaches intervention nationally and internationally
    • Developed a Peer Mentoring Program for brain injury survivors and family members
    • Chairs a support group called Bridging the Gap, designed to meet the needs of families and caregivers in addition to survivors of brain injury
    • Primary Investigator in developing a new program on improving marital quality and satisfaction after brain injury
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1994 Purdue University - Psychology

    1997 University of Colorado - Master of Clinical Psychology

    2002 Nova Southeastern University - Clinical Psychology Doctorate

    Location
  • Trevor T. Langston, Psy.D.

    Clinical Psychologist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2015
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2019

    Clinical Psychologist

    About

    Dr. Langston joined RHI in 2019 as an Independent Allied Health Professional. Langston attended The University of Oklahoma for Psychology, Loyola University-Maryland for his Master in Psychology, and the University of Indianapolis for his Clinical Psychology Doctorate.

    Research & Innovation
    • Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Research
    • Honor's Research, Social Comparison Theory and the Personality Trait Neuroticism
    • Research assistant for Dr. Eugenia Cox, University of Oklahoma, Department of Psychology
    Education & Experience
    Education

    2010 University of Oklahoma, Psychology

    2013 Loyola University - Maryland, Clinical Psychology

    2017 University of Indianapolis, Clinical Psychology Doctorate

Research Team

  • Dawn Neumann, PhD, FACRM

    Research Director
    Director of the IU Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2010

    Research Director

    About

    Dr. Neumann has her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from SUNY Buffalo, and MA in Cognitive Psychology from Rutgers NJ. Dr. Neumann began working with patients who have had a traumatic brain injury in 1995 as a cognitive therapist. Working in a variety of settings with patients, she realized that the emotional problems were often more challenging than the cognitive ones. With no practice standards at the time for treating these issues, this prompted her to go back to school to learn more about developing and evaluating the efficacy of treatments for people with brain injury. Dr. Neumann’s research aims to identify mechanisms underlying social cognition and emotion regulation deficits after traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as to determine evidence-based treatment approaches for these problems. Dr. Neumann has been very active with the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) since 2007 and and has been serving on the editorial review board for the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation since 2012. Dr. Neumann is also an Associate Professor at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    Honors & Awards
    • Psi Chi National Honor Society, 1995
    • 2nd Place Poster Presentation, A universal similarity function?: magnitude estimates for face-like exemplars, 1998
    • Selected participant for the Enhancing Rehabilitation Research in the South (ERRIS) 2009 workshop program
    • Recipient of the Mark Diamond Research Fund award, 2006
    • Recipient of National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Mary E. Switzer Merit Fellowship, 2011
    • Recipient of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award (ACRM), 2013
    • Prestigious External Award Recognition recipient, IUPUI, 2014
    • Fellow, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) October 2017
    • ACRM Mitchell Rosenthal Mid-Career Award, October 2018
    Education & Experience
    Education

    2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Carolinas Rehabilitation, PMR

    2008 Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo (SUNY )

    1999 MA Cognitive Psychology, Rutgers, NJ

    1995 B.A. Psychology, Richard Stockton College of NJ

    Location
  • Flora McConnell Hammond, MD

    Chief of Medical Affairs
    Brain Injury Medical Co-Director

    • Practicing
      Since
      1995
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2009

    Chief of Medical Affairs

    About

    Flora Hammond, MD joined RHI November 2009 as the Chief Medical Affairs. She is the Covalt Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine. From 1995-2009, she worked at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina where she served as the Brain Injury Medical Director and Research Director. Dr. Hammond graduated from medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a brain injury medicine fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her research in the area of brain injury includes studying the prediction of outcome, aging with brain Injury, causes of and treatments for irritability, and quality of relationships.

    Research & Innovation
    • Covalt Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University
    • Research in the areas of brain injury iclude: prediction of outcome, aging with brain injury, causes of and treatments of irritability, and quality of relationships
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    1986 Tulane University, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    1990 Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

    1994 Wayne State University, Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship

    Residency

    1990-1994 Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

    Certificates & Licenses

    Board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician (Physiatrist)

    Location
  • Devon Parrott, PhD

    Director of the Research, Training, and Outcome Center (RTOC) for Brain Injury and Biostatistician

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2007

    Director of the Research, Training, and Outcome Center (RTOC) for Brain Injury and Biostatistician

    About

    Dr. Parrott received her doctoral degree in Biomedical Informatics from Rutgers University with an emphasis on predictive modeling and biostatistics. She holds a Master’s Degree from Purdue University in Applied Statistics and a Master’s from Arizona State University in Clinical Research. She is responsible for overseeing program evaluation, quality assurance, and fidelity models across several programs and departments at NBIC including Resource Facilitation and Neuropsychology. Her role in the RTOC for Brain Injury involves developing translational research study designs, implementing successful findings, and monitoring quality and outcomes over time through program evaluation and patient follow-up. Dr. Parrott was awarded a research grant to study the feasibility of offering an evidence-based brain injury intervention called BICS, developed at NBIC, over an electronic platform allowing patients in remote areas of the state to participate in a brain injury intervention not otherwise available. She is an active member of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Statistical Association. She has authored several publications and has presented to national and international audiences on topics related to resource facilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, and predictive modeling.

    Honors & Awards
    • 2014 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Travel Award
    • 3rd Place, Student Research Award Competition
    • Indiana Psychological Association Top 100 Outstanding Students Award (IUPUI)
    Education & Experience
    Education

    2012 MS Clinical Research Management, Arizona State University

    2014 MS Applied Statistics, Indiana University, Purdue University in Indianapolis

    2018 PhD Biomedical Informatics, Rutgers University

    Location
  • Lance E. Trexler, PhD., FACRM

    Executive Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research and Program Development

    • Practicing
      Since
      1982
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2003

    Executive Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research and Program Development

    About

    Dr. Trexler is the Director, Department of Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of PM&R, Indiana University School of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. He is Chair, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of Indiana and is Chair, Board of Directors for the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund, and Co-Chairs the Indiana Brain Injury Leadership Board. He is a clinical neuropsychologist by training and has been specialized in brain injury rehabilitation since 1982. His research has been focused on interventions for people with brain injury, including pharmacological, rehabilitative and social interventions. Dr. Trexler is an author on over thirty peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. In addition to serving as a clinician in rehabilitation neuropsychology since 1979, his over-riding commitment as a neuropsychologist has been to develop and implement his research. He has been focused primarily on interventions for people with brain injury, including rehabilitative and social interventions. Dr. Trexler is an author on over forty peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

    Honors & Awards
    • Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2013
    • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010
    • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Distinguished Member Award, 2015
    • Top Honoree, Health Care Heroes, Advancements in Health Care, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2016
    Research & Innovation
    • Author on over 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of Indiana
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund
    • Co-Chair, Indiana Brain Injury Leadership Board
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1974 BA, Indiana University

    1976 MA, Ball Sate University

    1979 PhD, Purdue University

    Location
  • T. George Hornby, PhD

    Director of the Locomotor Recovery Laboratory

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2016

    Director of the Locomotor Recovery Laboratory

    About

    T. George Hornby, PhD has a background in neurophysiology, exercise science, and physical therapy, and is the Director of the Locomotor Recovery Laboratory.  The goals of his lab is to develop and test strategies that can optimize delivery of rehabilitation interventions to maximize locomotor a function in patients post-stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury, and brain injury. One research agenda to identify the appropriate training parameters (or dose) of exercise interventions that maximize improvements in neuromuscular and cardiopulmonary health and function.  We believe these physiological changes will result in improvement in performance of functional tasks, and ultimately result in increased community integration and participation.  Additional goals include the assessment of pharmacological or other exogenous stimuli on locomotor function and training efficacy. We utilize kinematic, kinetic and electrophysiological measures of motor function in intact individuals and those with neurological disease, and examine altered motor output to mechanical or electrical stimuli, pharmacological interventions, or exercise conditions. ​ He is also currently Director of Research for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, and has authored numerous manuscripts in neurophysiology and physical rehabilitation.

    Education & Experience
    Education

    2000 University of Pittsburgh, MPT Physical Therapy

    2000 PhD Physiological Sciences

    Location
  • Chris Henderson, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2016

    Research Assistant Professor

    About

    Dr. Henderson has his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He has also completed a Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency jointly supported by the Clement J Zablocki Veterans Affairs Hospital and Marquette University. Current projects and interests focus on optimizing physical therapy intervention parameters to facilitate improved walking function for individuals with neurologic conditions and developing strategies to translate evidence-based interventions into routine clinical practice.

    Education & Experience
    Education

    2007 BE, XX, Mechanical Engineering

    2009 MS, University of Delaware, Mechanical Engineering

    2013 DPT, University of Delaware, Physical Therapy

    2015 PhD, University of Delaware, Biomechanics and Movement

    2016-2018 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Indiana University

    Location
  • Samantha Backhaus, PhD

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2005
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2005

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    About

    Samantha L. Backhaus, PhD is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana’s comprehensive outpatient Northwest Brain Injury Center. Her primary focus is working with adults who have acquired brain injuries, both providing neuropsychological assessments and formulating appropriate interdisciplinary treatment plans in assisting individuals reintegrate back to the community. Her passion is working with families as well, with the overall goal of the survivor achieving positive long-term outcome following brain injury. Dr. Backhaus developed a 16-week treatment intervention, the Brain Injury Coping Skills Group (BICS) that won the 2009 McDowell Award for Best Presentation presented by the American Society for Neurorehabilitation. She has completed several RTCs with publication on studies investigating this treatment and won one of the Healthcare Heroes of the Year in her community in 2001 for her work in neurorehabilitation. She is asked to teach this intervention to clinicians throughout the rehabilitation field, both nationally and internationally. She also developed a Peer Mentoring Program for brain injury survivors and family members, as well as chairs a support group called Bridging the Gap, specifically designed to meet the needs of families and caregivers in addition to survivors of BI. Currently, Dr. Backhaus is the primary investigator in developing a new program, in collaboration with other professionals, on improving marital quality and satisfaction after brain injury. This intervention will ultimately be manualized. Her primary interests include assisting individuals with brain injury to achieve better adaptation, social integration, perception of quality and satisfaction with life, and community and / or vocational reintegration on a long-term basis.

    Honors & Awards
    • Health Hero of the Year, 2011
    • McDowell Award, 2009
    Research & Innovation
    • Developed award winning, 16-week treatment intervention called the Brain Injury Coping Skills Group (BICS) and teaches intervention nationally and internationally
    • Developed a Peer Mentoring Program for brain injury survivors and family members
    • Chairs a support group called Bridging the Gap, designed to meet the needs of families and caregivers in addition to survivors of brain injury
    • Primary Investigator in developing a new program on improving marital quality and satisfaction after brain injury
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1994 Purdue University - Psychology

    1997 University of Colorado - Master of Clinical Psychology

    2002 Nova Southeastern University - Clinical Psychology Doctorate

    Location
  • Kyle Littell, MD

    Medical Director, Comprehensive Medical
    Staff Physiatrist

    • Practicing
      Since
      2016
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2016

    Medical Director, Comprehensive Medical

    About

    Kyle Littell, MD received his medical degree at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He then completed his internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and then his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO. His clinic provides care for a variety of patients such as traumatic brain injury, post organ transplantation, amputation, and stroke. He also functions as the Medical Director of Complex Medical Services at RHI working to develop programs in collaboration with a variety of team members to help provide a better platform of care to help those who have gone through a life changing even return home from inpatient rehabilitation. Dr. Littell also is involved in several research projects as a co-investigator in a multicenter trial and also helping the future generation in research by working with residents on projects as well. Dr. Littell's special interest include transplant rehabilitation, amputee, brain injury, stroke, and general rehabilitation for complex medical patients. He is also enthusiastic about teaching residents and students on his service and participating in educational committees to help grow the minds of future physicians.

    Honors & Awards
    • Teacher of Year for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, 2017
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    2012 Loma Linda University School of Medicine

    2012-2013 Transitional Year at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

    2008 Southern Adventist University, Biophysics

    Residency

    2013-2016 University of Colorado School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

    Certificates & Licenses

    Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Indiana State Medical Licensure

    Location
  • Sheryl Katta-Charles, MD

    Medical Director, Brain Injury Program

    • Practicing
      Since
      2015
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2015

    Medical Director, Brain Injury Program

    About

    Sheryl Katta-Charles, M.D. completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan/Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She received her medical doctorate degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago where she studied learning, memory, neuroendocrine hormones and behavior in rodents. She currently cares for patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. When she is not working, Dr. Charles enjoys running, traveling, watching movies with her husband, and playing with her new baby girl.

    Honors & Awards
    • Resident of the Year at Wayne State University, 2015
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    2006 Biology and Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

    2011 MD, St. George's University School of Medicine

    2015 Residency, Wayne State University, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

    Residency

    2015 Residency, Wayne State University, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

    Certificates & Licenses

    Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Indiana State Medical Licensure

    Location

RHI Leadership

  • Daniel B. Woloszyn, Psy.D, H.F.A., CDP

    Chief Executive Officer
    RHI Foundation Board Member

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2012

    Chief Executive Officer

    About

    Daniel B. Woloszyn, Psy.D., H.F.A., CDP joined RHI as Chief Executive Officer in February of 2012. Dr. Woloszyn comes to RHI from Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Rockford, Illinois, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer since 2003. He has been active in Washington, D.C. advocating for post acute rehabilitation services legislation, and providing consultative work around rehabilitation medicine in hospital systems across the United States. From 1992 to 2002, Dr. Woloszyn served as the Clinical Chief and Manager of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology at Rockford Memorial Hospital’s Van Matre Rehabilitation Center. During this time, he also worked as Director of Therapy Operations and neuropsychological consultant in Forensic Psychiatry in Chicago. Relevant to RHI, he has 20 years of extensive clinical background as a Clinical Neuropsychologist with a focus on brain injury and other neurologic conditions. He also has conducted research in the areas of stroke and has been a frequent speaker on the areas of brain injury and hospital operations and leadership. Dan is married with two children.

    Research & Innovation
    • Advocates for post acute rehabilitation services and legislation in Washington D.C.
    • Provides consultative work around rehabilitation medicine in hospitals across the U.S.
    • Conducted research in the areas of stroke
    • Frequent speaker on the areas of brain injury, hospital operations, and leadership
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1984 Creighton University, Psychology and Pre-Medicine, BA

    1991 Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology, Psy.D.

    1991 West Side V.A. Medical Center, Clinical Psychology Internship and Neuro-Psychology Residency

    1992 Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital & Clinics, Postdoctoral Neuropsychology Fellow

    Experience

    2003-2012 Chief Executive Officer, Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

    1992-2003 Clinical Chief and Manager of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, Program Director, Brain Injury, Rockford Memorial Hospital

  • Flora McConnell Hammond, MD

    Chief of Medical Affairs
    Brain Injury Medical Co-Director

    • Practicing
      Since
      1995
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2009

    Chief of Medical Affairs

    About

    Flora Hammond, MD joined RHI November 2009 as the Chief Medical Affairs. She is the Covalt Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine. From 1995-2009, she worked at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina where she served as the Brain Injury Medical Director and Research Director. Dr. Hammond graduated from medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a brain injury medicine fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her research in the area of brain injury includes studying the prediction of outcome, aging with brain Injury, causes of and treatments for irritability, and quality of relationships.

    Research & Innovation
    • Covalt Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University
    • Research in the areas of brain injury iclude: prediction of outcome, aging with brain injury, causes of and treatments of irritability, and quality of relationships
    Education, Training & Certifications
    Education

    1986 Tulane University, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    1990 Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

    1994 Wayne State University, Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship

    Residency

    1990-1994 Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

    Certificates & Licenses

    Board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician (Physiatrist)

    Location
  • Monte M. Spence, MHA, FACHE

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2011

    Chief Operating Officer

    About

    Monte provides daily oversight to non-clinical system operations including: Business Development and Statewide Affiliations, Performance Improvement, Information Technology, Facility Services, Dietary, Environmental Services, and Outpatient clinic and general operations.

    Education & Experience
    Education

    1996 Central Michigan University, Masters in Healthcare Administration

  • Marjorie Basey

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2001

    Chief Financial Officer

    About

    Her responsibilities include finance, accounting, patient financial services, care coordination, outpatient registration/scheduling, materials management, health information management, and revenue cycle.

    Education & Experience
    Education

    1989 Ball State University, Accounting

  • Joshua Halon, MSN, RN, EDAC

    Chief Nursing and Patient Experience Officer

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2018

    Chief Nursing and Patient Experience Officer

    About

    Joshua ensures that there is a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation care through leadership and planning for the nursing, quality and experience programs. He is passionate about the impact the patient and family experience has on healing and strives to deliver on RHI’s promise to ensure excellent care. He is an advocate for research and pushes for innovative approaches to support care across the continuum. Joshua is a husband and father of three who is actively involved in the community.

    Research & Innovation
    • Speaks nationally on topics such as the support for family presence at the bedside as well the role of healthcare workers and their impact in healing
    • Board Member for the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design
    Education & Experience
    Education

    2012 Indiana State University, Nursing Administration, MSN

    2013 University of Notre Dame, Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management

  • Jean Barske, MBA, PT

    Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2013

    Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer

    About

    Jean focuses our goals of integrating all aspects of programs both within and outside the RHI system, breaking down any barriers that would impede RHI being a "Destination of Choice" for all programs across the RHI continuum.

    Education & Experience
    Education

    1990 University of Durban-Westville, Physiotherapy

    XXXX MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University, Healthcare Management

  • Joni G. Brown, MBA, SPHR

    Executive Director of Human Resources

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2004

    Executive Director of Human Resources

    About

    Joni's responsibilities include oversight of Human Resources, Corporate Compliance, Service Excellence, Chaplaincy, Employee Occupational Health and Medical Staff Credentialing. Joni has been with RHI since 2004, and was Director of Human Resources before her appointment as Executive Director of Human Resources.

    Research & Innovation
    • Serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ISHHRA)
    • Member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
    • Earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute
    Education & Experience
    Education

    2010 Indiana Wesleyan University - Masters in Business Administration - Focus on Health Care

  • Mindi Fox

    Executive Director, RHI Foundation
    RHI Foundation Board Member

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2011

    Executive Director, RHI Foundation

    About

    Mindi Fox, promoted to Executive Director, RHI Foundation joined the RHI Foundation team in 2011 as Foundation Coordinator. In this role, Mindi was responsible for assisting the foundation director in meeting RHI fundraising goals through identifying and cultivating new donor prospects, coordinating foundation annual mail solicitation activities, and acknowledging new gifts.  In 2015, Mindi was promoted as Associate Director to the RHI Foundation, where she continued to advance RHI and RHI Foundation through community, professional and educational networking opportunities.  As Executive Director, Mindi will provide continued strategic and tactical direction for RHI Foundation, effectively support and assist the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and committees.  Mindi previously worked at RHI as an Exercise Physiologist, received her BS from Indiana University, Bloomington, and is a Cancer Exercise Specialist.

    Research & Innovation
    • Cancer Exercise Specialist
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1997 Indiana University, Kinesiology, BS

  • Christina Baumgartner, MS, CCC-SLP

    Executive Director of Therapy Operations

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2013

    Executive Director of Therapy Operations

    About

    Christina provides oversight and leadership of clinical services, quality outcomes and financial aspects of the RHI inpatient and outpatient therapy departments. She is also responsible for the Patient Access and Communications departments.

    Research & Innovation
    • Extensive clinical experience as a medical speech-language pathologist including: communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders resulting from acquired neurologic injury or disease.
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1990 Valparaiso University, Communication Sciences and Disorders, BA

    1992 Rush University, Medical Speech Pathology, MS

  • Lance E. Trexler, PhD., FACRM

    Executive Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research and Program Development

    • Practicing
      Since
      1982
    • Joined
      Staff In
      2003

    Executive Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research and Program Development

    About

    Dr. Trexler is the Director, Department of Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of PM&R, Indiana University School of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. He is Chair, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of Indiana and is Chair, Board of Directors for the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund, and Co-Chairs the Indiana Brain Injury Leadership Board. He is a clinical neuropsychologist by training and has been specialized in brain injury rehabilitation since 1982. His research has been focused on interventions for people with brain injury, including pharmacological, rehabilitative and social interventions. Dr. Trexler is an author on over thirty peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. In addition to serving as a clinician in rehabilitation neuropsychology since 1979, his over-riding commitment as a neuropsychologist has been to develop and implement his research. He has been focused primarily on interventions for people with brain injury, including rehabilitative and social interventions. Dr. Trexler is an author on over forty peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

    Honors & Awards
    • Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2013
    • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010
    • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Distinguished Member Award, 2015
    • Top Honoree, Health Care Heroes, Advancements in Health Care, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2016
    Research & Innovation
    • Author on over 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of Indiana
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund
    • Co-Chair, Indiana Brain Injury Leadership Board
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1974 BA, Indiana University

    1976 MA, Ball Sate University

    1979 PhD, Purdue University

    Location
  • Peter Bisbecos

    Executive Director of Resource Facilitation, Neuropsychology, and the Research Training and Outcome Center

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2015

    Executive Director of Resource Facilitation, Neuropsychology, and the Research Training and Outcome Center

    About

    Peter joined RHI in 2015 and today serves as the Executive Director of Resource Facilitation, Neuropsychology and the Research Training and Outcome Center. He is responsible for leading this integrated team as they develop and offer innovative solutions that serve people with brain injury in their communities. Peter has also served as the Director of the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services in Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration, where he regulated lifelong care systems, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Security Disability Determination, Blind Services, Deaf Services and First Steps. In the 1990’s, Peter built and managed the City of Indianapolis’ compliance with the newly enacted Americans with Disabilities Act. After graduating from the Robert F. McKinney School of law in Indianapolis in 1988, he served as a Marion County Deputy Prosecutor. Identifying and treating brain injury in the criminal justice system is one of Peter’s passions.

    Research & Innovation
    • 1st Vice Chair, Central Indiana Council on Aging, Operating Board
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1983 Wabash College

    1988 University of Indianapolis, Robert F. McKinney School of Law, Juris Doctor

RHI Board of Directors

  • Ryan D. Nagy, MD

    RHI Board Member, Vice-Chair - IU Health

    • Joined
      Staff In

    RHI Board Member, Vice-Chair - IU Health

    About

    President and Chief Medical Officer of the Adult Academic Health Center (AHC), Ryan Nagy, MD, is responsible for determining the strategic vision and priorities for IU Health Methodist and University hospitals. He also provides overall direction for the medical staff and physician leadership, regulatory compliance, patient quality and safety, and risk management at the AHC adult hospitals.

    Research & Innovation
    • Leadership of the Finance Committee of the AHC of the Future Steering Committee
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1999 Indiana University, Economics

    2015 Indiana University, MBA

    2007 Indiana University School of Medicine

  • Mary Myers, MSN, RN, CENP

    RHI Board Member - St. Vincent

    • Joined
      Staff In

    RHI Board Member - St. Vincent

    About

    Mary Myers serves as the CNO for St. Vincent Indianapolis and throughout her career, Mary has demonstrated excellence in nursing leadership and innovation, and is also committed to the highest levels of quality and patient safety. She understands the St. Vincent Mission, and is dedicated to leading nursing practice that considers the whole patient – mind, body and spirit. Mary joined St. Vincent in 2014 from IU Health West Hospital, where she was Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Mary brings an extensive background in nursing practice and leadership. She has a history of implementing a strong nursing shared governance structure and led IU Health West on a successful journey toward ANCC Magnet Recognition. Prior to her role at IU Health West, she served in a system role at then-Clarian Health, where she was responsible for implementation and operations of the organization’s ePartners program – a telemedicine remote monitoring program – while also serving as an administrative director of Inpatient Medicine at Methodist Hospital.

    Research & Innovation
    • Certified Executive in Nursing Practice from the American Organization of Nurse Executives
    • Completed Lean Six-Sigma training in Healthcare
    • Completed the Academy fellowship Program from The Advisory Board
    • Member of the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurses
    Education & Experience
    Education

    XXXX Indiana University, Nursing

    XXXX University of Indianapolis, Masters in Nursing Administration

  • Harold Berfiend

    RHI Board Member - IU Health

    • Joined
      Staff In

    RHI Board Member - IU Health

    About

    Harold Berfiend has been around the IU Health system since long before it was IU Health. After a stint as a counselor in a behavioral health hospital, he moved into administration and eventually joined Methodist Medical Group in the 1990s. Since then, he’s held several leadership roles with the IU Health system, and was recently promoted to Vice President of Strategic Integration for the Adult Academic Health Center Hospitals in downtown Indianapolis. He and wife Lisa have four children–a 25-year-old daughter who is a senior at IUPUI, two 21-year-old sons–one a junior at Indiana University, the other working to establish a home remodeling business–and a 15-year-old girl who is a sophomore at Franklin Central High School. Lisa is vice president of Eastern United States client development–healthcare for K-Force. Two canines round out the family: “A miniature Schnauzer and a teacup Yorkie, who weighs four pounds soaking wet but thinks he is a Great Dane.”

    Education & Experience
    Education

    1992 Cameron University, MBA

  • Scott Weaver

    RHI Community Board Member

    • Joined
      Staff In

    RHI Community Board Member

    About

    Scott previously served as Chairman of the RHI Foundation Board of Directors. He is president of Grocers Supply in Indianapolis. Scott began his career in the state and local tax business in 1982. In 1991 he founded Innovative Consulting Service in Indianapolis which quickly grew to one of the largest regional firms. He has hands-on experience with workouts and turnarounds. In addition, Scott has overseen the start-up of many successful businesses and has successfully steered many companies through startup to exit. His past community involvement has included the Indiana Blood Bank, Board of Trustees, The American Heart Association, Gleaners Food Bank, Indianapolis ZOO, Red Cross, and the Indiana Mental Health Association.

    Research & Innovation
    • Community Involvement has included: Indiana Blood Bank, Board of Trustees, The American Heart Association, Gleaners Food Bank, Indianapolis Zoo, Red Cross, and the Indiana Mental Health Association
    Education & Experience
  • Layton John

    RHI Community Board Member

    • Joined
      Staff In

    RHI Community Board Member

    About

    Layton is the Founder and President of LJI Wealth Management. He is a CFP®, oversees the Investments division and is the Principal Manager of the Mortgage division. Originally from Auburn, Indiana, Layton graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in May of 1994 with majors in both Accounting and Finance. Layton founded LJI Wealth Management in June of 2007. Layton is a member of the Financial Planning Association. He is also a licensed Principal Manager and Mortgage Broker. He and his wife, Ann, live in Pendleton along with their 3 young children. He enjoys golf, water-skiing and spending time with his family. Layton has been instrumental in raising funds for the Dr. Lisa Thompson Center for Family Education at RHI.

    Research & Innovation
    • Member of the Financial Planning Association
    • Licensed Principal Manager and Mortgage Broker
    Education & Experience
    Education

    1994 Indiana University, Accounting and Finance

Clinical Liaisons

  • Darla Wyland

    Clinical Liason

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2012

    Clinical Liason

    About

    I work with patients across the full rehab spectrum. My passion and why I work for RHI is we are often a place of hope for people who had life changing events and need the specialized services that only RHI can offer. In providing these specialized services along with intense therapies, education, and our expertise, we are able to make a positive impact in the lives of those who are entrusting their care to us.

    Education & Experience
    Location
  • Jan Campbell

    Clinical Liaison

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2019

    Clinical Liaison

    About

    I met Heather Zosso, Clinical Liaison for RHI out in the field. I worked for a competitor. We would see each other every time we would be assessing the same patient at an OSH. Heather talked a lot about RHI in regards to the multiple services provided with specific rehabilitation programs, the community involvement and shared information regarding the specialized TBI program offered and that it was 1 of 16 in the country.  I simply was impressed! She shared with me all the research that was being gathered, the high intensity program for stroke, the OP Therapy Clinic and the Northwest Brain Injury Program, etc. I thought, '"this is a special hospital with passion, compassion and desire to better the lives of the folks that were there and those patients that were to come. They care about their community." Heather spoke specifically about how well RHI cares for their employees and that she has always felt supported in her role, respected for her knowledge and had plenty of resources available to her do her job well.  I liked that a lot! I wanted to be a part of this organization that  was impacting the lives of their clients, their families and their community! I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to be a part of RHI.

    Education & Experience
  • Stephanie Guynn

    Clinical Liaison

    • Joined
      Staff In
      1999

    Clinical Liaison

    About

    "I choose to work at RHI because my father was a new heart transplant and my sister was a brain injured patient at RHI and RHI staff were beneficial in there recovery! I have been employed with RHI for 20 years."

    Education & Experience
  • Stephanie Rhoton

    Clinical Liaison

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2019

    Clinical Liaison

    About

    "I chose to work at RHI because I have the opportunity to help patients receive the care they need to improve their lives and experience miracles daily."

    Education & Experience
  • Michelle Talbott

    Clinical Liaison

    • Joined
      Staff In
      2008

    Clinical Liaison

    About

    "Teamwork and Compassion for our patients is why I have worked at RHI for over 10yrs. We are invested in helping our patients regain their independence with integrity and we provide hope for the future. Providing innovative care for better outcomes. Thats why I choose to work at RHI!"

    Education & Experience
    Education

    1995 Ivy Tech Community College - LPN

    2014 Ivy Tech Community College - RN

  • Michelle Merrill

    Lead Clinical Liaison

    • Joined
      Staff In
      1993

    Lead Clinical Liaison

    About

    "I believe there is no better hospital for acute inpatient rehab due to the expertise and quality programs we provide. The RHI patients are able to achieve amazing outcomes!! Easiest place to sell and promote, I have been doing it for over 25 years!"

    Education & Experience
    Education

    1991 Marian University - BSN