Our Team

 

 

LSVT LOUD Faculty

Lorraine Olson Ramig Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Ramig received her doctoral degree at Purdue University and master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in communication disorders. Dr. Ramig is a Professor in the Department of Speech-Language and Hearing Science at the University of Colorado-Boulder, a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS), a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), located in Denver, Colorado, and an adjunct professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Columbia Teacher’s College in New York City. Dr. Ramig is an internationally recognized scientist with an established research record in the areas of aged and neurological voice disorders. She has been investigating neurological voice disorders for over 20 years and has authored numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters. She has been awarded Honors of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

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Cynthia Fox Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Fox received her doctorate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona, Tucson.  Her training included a focus in the areas of neuroscience and motor control.  She is an expert on rehabilitation and neuroplasticity and the role of exercise in the improvement of function consequent to neural injury and disease.  Dr. Fox is a world leader in administration of LSVT LOUD speech treatment for people with Parkinson disease.  Dr. Fox began working with Dr. Ramig over 20 years ago conducting efficacy research on LSVT in people with Parkinson disease.  She was the first to apply this treatment to disorders other than Parkinson disease (e.g., multiple sclerosis) and pioneered the application to pediatric populations including children with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.  Dr. Fox worked closely on the development of a physical therapy program, LSVT BIG, that was modeled after the speech treatment protocol.  Dr. Fox also serves as faculty for LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG training and certification courses. She has numerous publications in these areas of research and has presented extensively nationally and internationally.  Dr. Fox is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations of LSVT Global, Inc.; a Research Associate at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver, CO. Recently, Dr. Fox was appointed Chief Executive Officer of LSVT Gobal.

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Angela Halpern M.S., CCC-SLP

Ms. Halpern is in charge of facilitating national and international training and certification courses for LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG. She assists the team in the research and development of new courses and products, and she has worked to develop and advance LOUD for LIFE exercise maintenance classes for LSVT LOUD graduates.  Ms. Halpern serves as national and international faculty for LSVT LOUD training and certification courses. She has been a part of Dr. Ramig’s research team at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver since 2000, where she has played an integral role in the randomized control trial research for LSVT LOUD. Ms. Halpern received her Masters degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh, PA.  Ms. Halpern was born and raised in Kansas and currently resides in Golden, Colorado.

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Leslie Mahler Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Mahler received a dual doctoral degree in Speech Science and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado and is an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Mahler conducts research in the area of behavioral treatment of motor speech disorders and the application of LSVT LOUD to individuals with Parkinson disease as well as other neurological disorders. She has 30 years of clinical experience treating adults with neurological disorders. Dr. Mahler was a member of Dr. Ramig’s research team at the National Center for Voice and Speech prior to joining the faculty at the University of Rhode Island. She has been LSVT LOUD Certified since 2001.

Jessica Galgano Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Galgano received her doctoral degree in the department of Biobehavioral Sciences from Columbia University in NYC. Dr. Galgano has presented at national and international conferences and has authored and co-authored publications related to neurologic communication and voice disorders. She is a faculty instructor at NYU Langone School of Medicine and is the Executive Director of Open Lines Speech and Communication in NYC, where she provides LSVT LOUD® and other types of therapy to adults and children with a wide variety of speech and language diagnoses. She is also an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University. Dr. Galgano conducted research with Dr. Ramig at Columbia University and is a clinical expert, faculty member and workshop leader for LSVT Global, Inc.

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Heather Hodges M.A., CCC-SLP

Ms. Hodges received her master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from the University of Colorado. She been part of Dr. Ramig’s research team since 2004. In addition to studying neurogenic voice and speech disorders and being LSVT LOUD certified since 2008, Ms. Hodges also works at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO treating a variety of speech, language and swallowing disorders in adult and pediatric populations with specialty expertise in the area of Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion.

Elizabeth Peterson M.A., CCC-SLP

Ms. Peterson received her master’s degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She began working with Dr. Lorraine Ramig’s research team while completing her master’s thesis. She has worked as a research associate at the National Center for Voice and Speech-Denver and the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio and primarily delivers LSVT LOUD in a research setting. Ms. Peterson is currently involved in Dr. Ramig’s research investigating the short and long-term impact of LSVT LOUD on neural underpinnings of speech in Parkinson disease.

LSVT BIG Faculty

Patricia S Brown PT, DPT, NCS

Dr. Brown received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from California State University Long Beach and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Western University in Pomona. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Clinical Specialists in Neurology since 1999. She has been certified in LSVT BIG since 2009 and is a graduate of the National Parkinson Foundation’s (NPF) Allied Team Training (ATTP) for PD. She has worked many years clinically as a neurologic clinical specialist in physical therapy. Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Chapman University in California and an instructor and steering committee member at a local non-profit gym for persons with Parkinson disease.

Erica Vitek MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Ms. Vitek received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University in Wisconsin. She is employed by Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI, where she is the LSVT program lead and runs LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD skills classes for LSVT graduates.  Ms. Vitek is a graduate of the NPF’s Allied Team Training for PD and has been certified in LSVT BIG since 2009. Ms. Vitek is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction and a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner allowing her to address bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction in her patients with PD. Additionally, she is a faculty instructor with Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and authored the course Neurologic Conditions and Pelvic Floor Rehab.  She regularly presents and authors articles for the Wisconsin Parkinson Association.

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Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L

Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness from Ball State University and Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota.  Julia specializes in treating neurological movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases at the Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center at the University of Pennsylvania Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorder Center of Excellence at Pennsylvania Hospital.  She also serves in interdisciplinary clinics for patients with atypical Parkinsonism, Huntington’s disease, ALS and those considering Deep Brain Stimulation. Julia serves as occupational therapy faculty for the Parkinson Foundation’s Allied Team Training program and acts as an assistant state director for the Michael J. Fox Foundation advocating for the legislative interests of the Parkinson’s community. She acts as a facilitator for PD SELF, educating newly diagnosed people with PD in self-efficacy to promote quality of life. She is dedicated to educating occupational therapy students in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders and serves as a Fieldwork Site educator and lecturer for Thomas Jefferson University, collaborating with faculty to educate students in data driven decision making practice applications for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Kathleen Salik PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, CCCE

Dr. Salik received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in New York in 1985 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Clinical Specialists in Neurology. Dr. Salik is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. Dr. Salik is the Clinical Coordinator for Education for Banner Thunderbird Rehabilitation Services in the outpatient department at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ. Ms. Salik has advanced training in Vestibular Rehabilitation and is LSVT BIG certified. Her clinical experience focuses on neurological rehabilitation primarily for adults with Parkinson’s disease, MS, stroke and vestibular impairments.

Beth Marcoux DPT, PhD

Dr. Marcoux holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College, an advanced Master’s degree in Physical Therapy Education from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, a Ph.D. in Public Health (Health Behavior and Health Education) from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions. She has served on physical therapy faculties at the University of Vermont, the University of Michigan, and University of Michigan-Flint, Henry Ford Community, Oakland University and the University of Rhode Island where she was Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy for nine years. She has been certified in LSVT BIG since 2008, and for the past several years her clinical practice has focused on the treatment of patients with Parkinson disease.

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Tamara Hefferon PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Dr. Hefferon received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Arizona and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University.  She has been certified in LSVT BIG® since 2009, and received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification in 2017. Dr. Hefferon is an Assistant Professor and Orthopedic Specialist at Franklin Pierce University. She also owns her own cash based practice with her husband called Impact Physical Therapy. She has a passion for treating persons with Parkinson disease with emphasis on early onset and young onset patients.

Jenny Tuccitto, MPT, GCS

Ms. Tuccitto received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Catherine in Minnesota. As a physical therapist, she treats a wide variety of clients with neurological diagnoses at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina health in Minnesota. Ms. Tuccitto has been certified in LSVT BIG since 2009 and now serves as the LSVT BIG Clinical Expert. She has assisted with the development of many LSVT BIG treatment tools including the LSVT BIG Homework Helper videos, BIG for LIFE training and webinars. She has presented for the National Parkinson Foundation, the Minnesota Physical Therapy Association and at the American Speech and Hearing Association on LSVT BIG as well as being actively involved with local Parkinson support groups.

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Laura Gusé, MPT, MSCS

Ms. Gusé received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota. She has over 15 years of experience working with adults with neurological disorders with a special focus on Parkinson disease and Multiple Sclerosis. She has been certified in LSVT BIG® since 2009, and is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. She is an LSVT BIG faculty member and Clinical Expert, and has helped to develop many of the current LSVT BIG treatment tools and videos, webinars and curriculum. She now serves as the Chief Clinical Officer of LSVT BIG.

Cynthia Fox Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Fox received her doctorate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona, Tucson.  Her training included a focus in the areas of neuroscience and motor control.  She is an expert on rehabilitation and neuroplasticity and the role of exercise in the improvement of function consequent to neural injury and disease.  Dr. Fox is a world leader in administration of LSVT LOUD speech treatment for people with Parkinson disease.  Dr. Fox began working with Dr. Ramig over 20 years ago conducting efficacy research on LSVT in people with Parkinson disease.  She was the first to apply this treatment to disorders other than Parkinson disease (e.g., multiple sclerosis) and pioneered the application to pediatric populations including children with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.  Dr. Fox worked closely on the development of a physical therapy program, LSVT BIG, that was modeled after the speech treatment protocol.  Dr. Fox also serves as faculty for LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG training and certification courses. She has numerous publications in these areas of research and has presented extensively nationally and internationally.  Dr. Fox is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations of LSVT Global, Inc.; a Research Associate at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver, CO. Recently, Dr. Fox was appointed Chief Executive Officer of LSVT Gobal.

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Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

Ms. Cianci is the Geriatric Team Leader and founding therapist of the Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehab Center at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton, and her MS in gerontology from Saint Joseph’s University, both in Pennsylvania.  Heather received her Geriatric Clinical Specialist Certification in 1999 and was certified in LSVT BIG in 2007.  She is a 2004 graduate of the Parkinson’s Foundation’s (formerly the NPF and PDF) Allied Team Training for PD, and became a faculty member for the program in 2017. Ms. Cianci has written and lectured for several national PD organizations, on-line CEU providers, and PT programs at Philadelphia area universities. Her research is on falls and bed mobility in PD, and she is also a former board member for CurePSP.

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Bernadette Kosir OTR/L, CAPS

Ms. Kosir is a graduate of University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Wayne State University in Detroit, and has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for over 30 years. She joined Residential Home Health in 2001, and is currently Director of Therapy Services for the Michigan and Illinois multidisciplinary team, directing over 250 field clinicians, providing clinical program development and management, and participating as a corporate leader in marketing and community outreach efforts. She is a certified trainer in Integrated Care Management for coordinated care of patients with chronic diseases including Parkinson disease, and is an NAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Ms. Kosir has been LSVT BIG Certified since 2008. She remains active in corporate and community grass roots efforts for addressing continuum of care needs for persons with Parkinson disease, and is an Ad Hoc member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation.

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Thomas Gangemi, PT, DPT, MBA

Dr. Gangemi received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana, and his MBA in Health Care from the University of Hartford.  As a physical therapist, he has practiced in a variety of settings, including an outpatient clinic he co-founded focused on movement disorders and balance, particularly people with Parkinson disease. He has been LSVT BIG certified since 2009. In addition to being an instructor with LSVT GLOBAL, Tom speaks locally on the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s Disease and he serves as a consultant to provider groups in areas of rehabilitation clinical program development.  Dr. Gangemi is the founder and president of First State Rehab At Home, a multidiscipline house calls group practice in Delaware and Pennsylvania.

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Clinical Officers

Angela Halpern M.S., CCC-SLP

Ms. Halpern is in charge of facilitating national and international training and certification courses for LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG. She assists the team in the research and development of new courses and products, and she has worked to develop and advance LOUD for LIFE exercise maintenance classes for LSVT LOUD graduates.  Ms. Halpern serves as national and international faculty for LSVT LOUD training and certification courses. She has been a part of Dr. Ramig’s research team at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver since 2000, where she has played an integral role in the randomized control trial research for LSVT LOUD. Ms. Halpern received her Masters degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh, PA.  Ms. Halpern was born and raised in Kansas and currently resides in Golden, Colorado.

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Laura Gusé, MPT, MSCS

Ms. Gusé received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota. She has over 15 years of experience working with adults with neurological disorders with a special focus on Parkinson disease and Multiple Sclerosis. She has been certified in LSVT BIG® since 2009, and is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. She is an LSVT BIG faculty member and Clinical Expert, and has helped to develop many of the current LSVT BIG treatment tools and videos, webinars and curriculum. She now serves as the Chief Clinical Officer of LSVT BIG.

Management

April DalleNogare

April is the Finance Manager for LSVT Global, Inc.  She joined LSVT Global, Inc. in March of 2015.  She manages the Accounting Department, Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits.  April is an Arizona native and currently resides in Oro Valley.

Nicole Pierce

Nicole is the Business Manager for LSVT Global, Inc. She joined LSVT Global, Inc. in March of 2016. She manages the daily office operations. Nicole has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. She is an Arizona native and loves the hot weather.

Administration

Kaylee Franzen

Kaylee is the Marketing Coordinator for LSVT Global, Inc. She joined the team in February of 2019, and is a Tucson native with a background in marketing and retail. Kaylee assists in creating social media content, email blasts, and other marketing collateral.

Chelsea Spears

Chelsea is the Host and Community Outreach Coordinator for LSVT Global, Inc. She joined LSVT Global, Inc in February 2019. Chelsea has an extensive background in customer relations in medical and high end resorts. She is in charge of coordinating and marketing for educational seminars, handling course logistics and host relations. Chelsea is an Arizona native and lives in Tucson with her two children.

Emiliano Alvarado

Emiliano manages Information Technology for LSVT Global including our Companion System, Salesforce.com CRM, and our day-to-day technology operations. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and draws his Education-Technology experience from his time working in publishing and with Google.
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Jenifer Richardson

Jenifer is the Events Coordinator for LSVT Global, Inc.  She joined LSVT Global, Inc. in February of 2016.  She is in charge of trade shows, events, and patient recruitment. Jenifer is from Georgia and currently resides in Vail.

Pete Vasquez

Pete is part of the administrative staff. He handles all LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG online completers, renewals, and supplementary courses. Pete is in charge of LSVT BIG CEU renewals and handles all shipping and inventory.

 

Shannon Townsend

Shannon is part of the administrative staff. She joined LSVT Global, Inc. in July of 2017.  She assists in helping clinicians and patients that call or email the company asking for help with our website, finding a clinician, and much more.

Support Staff

Stacie Stempkowski

Stacie is the Technical User Support for LSVT Global. She joined the company in December of 2018. Her main duties include answering inquiries concerning navigating our website and the Companion System. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and a Texan native.

Alexis Liljegren

Alexis prepares materials and documents needed for both clinicians and the training staff during the live LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Courses and handles post-workshop administrative paperwork.  She is enrolled in Pima Community College’s Nursing program and will soon transfer to the Arizona State University to complete her degree in nursing.

Emily Haskell

Emily prepares materials and documents needed for both clinicians and the training staff during the LIVE LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Courses and handles post-workshop administrative paperwork. She is attending the University of Arizona and is in the Graphic Design program.

Olivia Vinson

Olivia Vinson is part of the administrative staff at LSVT Global. She prepares materials and documents needed for both clinicians and the training staff during the live LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Courses and handles post-workshop administrative paperwork. She has been apart of the LSVT Global team since 2013. Olivia received her B.S. and MA in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 2016 and University of Colorado Boulder in 2018. She is a Maryland native and currently resides in Tucson.

Ona Reed

Ona started working for LSVT Global in 2016 in Denver, Colorado. She  is thrilled to continue working for them as she works towards her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at Hofstra University in New York. Her favorite tasks include assisting Dr. Ramig, sound file editing, and anything involving spreadsheets. Honestly, Ona is eager and willing to help with any and everything. She received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and attended the NCVS Summer Vocology Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ona’s hobbies include singing, listening to records, yoga, coffee, and spending rainy days siting in small bookstores.

International

Annette Sprock, Physiotherapeutin

Annette Sprock ist Physiotherapeutin und arbeitet seit 2001 im “Neurologischen Fachkrankenhaus für Bewegungsstörungen und Parkinson” in Beelitz-Heilstätten. Sie referierte häufig in Rahmen von Workshops und Fortbildungsveranstaltungen zum Thema Physiotherapie in der Parkinsontherapie, mit dem Schwerpunkt PSP und LSVT®-BIG. Frau Sprock ist unter anderem PNF-Therapeutin und seit 2008 LSVT®-BIG Trainerin. Sie war 2007-2009 maßgeblich beteiligt an der Durchführung einer Studie zur Fallneigung bei PSP.

Frauke Elisabeth Schroeteler, Physiotherapeutin, Manualtherapeutin

Frauke Elisabeth Schroeteler ist staatlich anerkannte Physiotherapeutin,
Manualtherapeutin und zertifizierte LSVT/ BIG Therapeutin. Sie arbeitet seit 15 Jahren
in der Neurologie und ist seit 2007 Mitglied der wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsgruppe zu
aktivierenden Therapien bei Parkinson und Bewegungsstörungen (Leitung Prof.
Ceballos-Baumann) in der Schön Klinik München-Schwabing. Sie hat langjährige
Lehrerfahrung, ist Autorin wissenschaftlicher Publikationen und leitet Workshops im
Bereich der evidenzbasierten Physiotherapie.

Grit Mallien, Ph.D

Dr. Grit Mallien studierte an der Universität Potsdam Patholinguistik. Sie ist LSVT® LOUD Trainerin & LSVT BIG Kurskoordinatorin und Referentin. Seit 1998 leitet sie die Abteilung Logopädie der Parkinsonklinik in Beelitz-Heilstätten. Gemeinsam mit Dr. Ramig und Dr. Fox organisierte sie in Deutschland erfolgreich LSVT®LOUD-Workshops. Bei der Behandlung von Sprach-, Sprech- und Schluckstörungen hat sie sich auf Atypische Parkinson-Syndrome spezialisiert und promovierte zum Thema “Dysarthrie bei PSP“. Im Vorstand der deutschen PSP-Gesellschaft ist sie zuständig für Forschung, Kongressorganisation und internationale Beziehungen.

Kerstin Ziegler, Physiotherapeutin

Kerstin Ziegler ist Physiotherapeutin und seit 17 Jahren in der Neurologie tätig. Der wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsgruppe zu aktivierenden Therapien bei idiopathischem Parkinsonsyndrom und Bewegungsstörungen (Leitung: Prof. Ceballos-Baumann) an der Schön Klinik München Schwabing gehört sie seit 2007 an. Im gleichen Jahr zertifizierte sie sich als LSVT®BIG Trainerin. Sie unterrichtet seit vielen Jahren Physiotherapie in der Neurologie, hält Vorträge und gibt Seminare zur Anwendung evidenzbasierter Methoden in der Neurorehabilitation.

Olaf Kaufhold, Physiotherapeutin

Olaf Kaufhold ist Physiotherapeut und arbeitet seit 1998 im „Neurologischen Fachkrankenhaus für Bewegungsstörungen und Parkinson“ in Beelitz-Heilstätten. Er war vielfach als Referent zum Thema Physiotherapie in der Parkinsontherapie, unter anderem auch für den ZVK tätig. Er ist u.a. Bobath- und PNF-Therapeut, seit 2007 LSVT®BIG Trainer. Gemeinsam mit PD Dr. Ebersbach arbeitete er an zwei Studien – 2008 an der Galileo Studie, 2010 an der Berliner LSVT®-BIG Studie. Derzeit ist er federführend an der Organisation und Durchführung der aktuellen LSVT-BIG Dosis-Wirkungsstudie beteiligt.

Thomas Brauer

Thomas Brauer is head of the school for logopedics at Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany, since 1985. For 27 years he has been a member of the board of Deutscher Bundesverband fuer Logopaedie (the German professional organization of SLTs). Since 2007 Thomas is organizing LSVT LOUD and BIG workshops in Germany. He translated the LSVT Companion into German and supports clinicians and patients in handling the companion. He also produced the German version of the DVD “LSVT BIG Homeworkhelper!”.

2013 LSVT Global appointed him “LSVT Global Representative – Germany”.

Thomas Brauer is SLT, teacher for speech and language disorders caused by neurological disorders and dementia. He grew up in North-West Germany and resides in Mainz (close to Frankfurt), Germany since 1975.

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Other

Geralyn Schulz – LSVT Global – Grants Coordinator

Dr. Schulz is the Grant Coordinator for LSVT Global; she oversees all aspects of the LSVT Small Student Grant program for graduate students in Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy from preparing submission guidelines, soliciting submissions, through soliciting reviewers and the awarding of grants. She also is involved in an LSVT research project investigating the speech intelligibility of individuals with Parkinson’s disease in noise following voice or articulation treatment. Dr. Schulz received her PhD from the University of MD in 1994. She worked at the National Institutes of Health as a research speech pathologist for 13 years, taught at the University of FL for 5 years and then returned to the DC area to chair the department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at the George Washington University (2000-2007). She was Associate Dean for Research at GW (2007-2014) where among other duties she administered several yearly internal grant competitions, and is now back in her home department where she has resumed teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research has concentrated on the neurophysiology of the speech, voice and language problems in Parkinson’s Disease and the effect of various surgical interventions for PD voice, speech, & language. Her current research focus investigates the efficacy of providing SLP services remotely (TeleRehabilitation) vs traditionally (face-to-face). She is also serving as the Perspectives Editor for the ASHA Special Interest Group on TelePractice.

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Dr. Carol Boliek, LSVT Global Pediatric Expert

Professor

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

University of Alberta

Dr. Boliek is a full professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute at the University of Alberta. She completed her PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Neuropsychology from the University of Northern Colorado.  She did a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental neuropsychology at Southern Illinois University and a second postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric speech motor control at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Boliek became a research scientist at the University of Arizona focusing on speech physiology in typically developing infants and young children as well as children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Boliek joined the staff at the University of Alberta in 2002.  Her research program involves both basic speech physiology studies across the lifespan and applied studies involving treatment–dependent neuroplasticity following LSVT LOUD with children who have motor speech disorders and cerebral palsy.

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