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David Armstrong graduated from Perth College of Nursing (Scotland) in 1978. His 15 years of clinical psychiatric nursing included 4 years in a forensic unit. Since coming to America in 1988, Mr. Armstrong has worked for Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center. He held the positions of Case Manager, Program Director and Director of Quality Assurance prior to assuming the role of Administrator in 2005. Mr. Armstrong has presented at Brain Injury Conferences at state and national level and has facilitated Brain Injury education for nurses in training. He is best known for his “Positive Practice” training, which has been adopted as part of service delivery philosophy in schools, rehabilitation centers and homes. He is passionate about staff education, with special focus on developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with persons served.
Dennis S. Badman, MD, FAAFP joined Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center as Primary Care Physician in August, 2004. Dr. Badman is Board Certified in Family Practice. He has been active in the nearby community at Wakefield Family Medicine since 1993, and has been serving as a staff physician at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire since 1993. Huggins Hospital is the closest emergency care hospital to Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, and it has been a great benefit to have Dr. Badman provide continuity of care and foster greater understanding of our Lakeview’s program participants and our mission. Dr. Badman is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1985. Dr. Badman has the distinction of being one of the few physicians certified as a medical examiner for FAA. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.
Nicholas Cioe, PhD, has joined our New Hampshire Operations as Director of QA. Dr. Cioe recently served as Clinical Program Manager of the NeuroRestorative program in Paducah, KY in 2011-12, where he oversaw program development, leadership, scheduling, supervision, training, internal investigations and other aspects of clinical operations. Previously, Dr. Cioe served as both a Rehabilitation Counselor in brain injury rehabilitation settings (2007-2011) and early in his career provided direct care to youth with neurodevelopmental disorders at the Sargent Rehabilitation Center of Rhode Island (2004). Dr. Cioe was the Program Evaluator and Facility Information Analyst Consultant for the Evaluation and Developmental Center of Carbondale, IL, where he revised data and reporting systems, developed and established Information technology plans, and oversaw preparation for CARF accreditation.
Dr. Cioe received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Rehabilitation from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, completing his dissertation on factors influencing post-acute brain injury rehabilitation treatment outcome. He received his Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Dr. Cioe is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Qualified for Licensure (LPC) through reciprocity, a reviewer for the Vocational Evaluator and Career Assessment Professional Journal, a member of National Rehabilitation Association, a member of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, and has both graduate level teaching experience in rehabilitation counseling, as well as clinical research experience in MRI and behavioral health studies at Brown University. He has presented at national conferences and has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on various topics in the field of rehabilitation.
Francis Berks, ARNP, has dual degrees in Nursing and Music and worked at New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland, ME. After graduation with a BSN he continued to work as a Registered Nurse attending to the needs of patients recovering from neurological injuries or major surgery. He received certification as a Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and continued to work full time while completing his Master’s degree in Nursing, becoming an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 1997, at which time he helped Lakeview develop a Clinical Coordinator role utilizing the flexible skills of the NP training to serve in a variety of areas, including development of policy and procedure, primary care assessment and treatment, and management of Employee Health. After a few years he stepped into the position of Director of Health Services where he managed the Nursing Department and worked closely with Lakeview’s medical specialists to ensure coordinated prescribing. An increasing interest in psychopharmacology led to a return to the University of Southern Maine where he did post-graduate work and received a certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He stepped down as Lakeview Director of Nursing in order to take a psychiatric position at St Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, ME while continuing his relationship as psychiatric nurse practitioner with Lakeview .
Ms. Bartlett, a long-time Lakeview employee, oversees community outreach, admissions, program development, and contracting. Ms. Bartlett has extensive experience in brain injury rehabilitation working with various facilities in New England and Northern California. Ms. Bartlett is an experienced case manager for occupational health and vocational rehabilitation. She serves as the liaison to the Case Mangagement Society of America’s Public Policy Committee for the Case Management Society of New England. She is also the Chairperson for the Cumberland and York Counties Branch of Maine’s National Association of Social Workers Chapter. Ms. Bartlett serves on the Board for the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. She is an Advisory Group member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Optimization Center (TBI-ROC).She has a Masters Degree in Social Welfare Organization, Planning and Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and is both a licensed clinical social worker and a certified rehabilitation counselor. Ms. Bartlett presents in the areas of Advocacy, Outcome Measurement, Funding for Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Service Plan Development, and Discharge Planning for Individuals with Severe Neurological Impairments.
Dr. Goza is Director of Lakeview’s Youth Services, joining the organizations with over decade of clinical leadership and management experience. Dr. Goza received her doctorate in clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and completed her APA accredited internship and fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia Hospital’s Treatment Center for Children. She served has served as a director of behavior therapy and program support and staff psychologist at large programs in Abilene, TX, and most recently as Director of Psychology and Clinical Services Development for Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute before joining Lakeview. Dr. Goza has treated, trained and published in the areas of childhood anxiety and depression, developmental disabilities, autism, self-injury, assessment, best practices and integrating behavioral and psychopharmacological treatments.
Dr. Griffin is a clinical neuropsychologist and oversees the APPIC accredited doctoral level psychology internship program at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in New Hampshire. She was previously on staff at Lakeview variously as the Director of Community Programs, Director of the Adult Program, and as a neuropsychologist at Lakeview Community Services, a public-private partnership that provided neuropsychological evaluation/intervention in northern New England. Dr. Griffin joined Lakeview’s staff from the Benton Neuropsychology Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she completed her fellowship in clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Griffin is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan and completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nebraska. She interned at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and served as a researcher at the Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Griffin has published articles on the use of cholinergic agents in the treatment of post-TBI neurobehavioral problems, methods of estimating pre-morbid intelligence, and cognitive functioning following surgical interventions for the treatment of epilepsy.
Dr. Horan serves as Executive Director of Lakeview’s NH programs. He received his doctorate in psychology from the APA accredited program at Boston University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mt. St. Mary College, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Harvard Business School, and was awarded a fellowship and received his MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Scranton where he also received his Bachelors of Arts with honors. Dr. Horan most recently served as the Executive Director of Catholic Health Services/Special Education and Residential Services with the Archdiocese of Miami (2003-2011), was the Vice President of Beacon of Hope House and Director of Behavioral Health Services for Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New York (2001-2003), Executive Director of the Anderson School, a special needs school in New York (1997-2001) and held progressively responsible positions in the New York State Departments of Education, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities for many years.
Dr. Mozzoni is the Director of Behavioral Services and Training for Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in Effingham, NH. He is a board certified behavior analyst and certified brain injury specialist clinical trainer who has worked with people with brain injuries since 1985. He holds a PhD in applied behavior analysis from Florida State University and a Master’s in experimental psychology from Harvard University. He serves as treasurer for both the ACRM (American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine) Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group and AACBIS (American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists). Dr. Mozzoni is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Sarah Jane Brain Project and serves as a member of the editorial board of Behavioral Interventions. He has numerous publications and presentations in the areas of: Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Employee Turnover, Behavior Management and Skill Acquisition.
Jim Nixon graduated in 1981 from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and has over 30 years of experience as a Pharmacist, 23 in retail pharmacy and 7 at Lakeview. He is a member of the New Hampshire Pharmacist Association and the New Hampshire Society of Health System Pharmacists.
Corinne Rocco, MEd, CAGS, is the Director of Education for Lakeview NeuroRehabilitaiton Center, NH. Ms. Rocco is a Certified Special Education Administrator with over 30 years of experience across grade levels. She completed her Bachelor and Masters Degrees at Salem State College and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Plymouth State College, and is a member of the NH Principal’s Association and North Country Special Educators.
Dr. Taylor, a clinical neuropsychologist with years of behavioral and rehabilitation experience, is the Director of Adult Services at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of clinical services including allied health, day program, neuropsychological services, vocational, throughout campus and community based - treatment programs. Dr. Taylor also works as a consultant in the disability branch of a large insurance company, has experience as a consultant in the area of Long Term Disability. Dr. Taylor has served as a board member of the New Hampshire Brain Injury Association, the New Hampshire Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Council, and the Commission to Study the Effects of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Suffered by New Hampshire Soldiers and Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan (HB 1335). He has presented and published in the areas of neuropsychological assessment, malingering and over-reporting of symptoms, disability assessment, mild brain injury, and depression and brain injury.
Lorene Zammuto is Director of Nursing at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in Effingham, NH. She has emergency, medical/surgical, transitional care, administrative, Long-term care, and obstetrical nursing experience. She has worked as a clinical nurse educator and was recognized for developing a comprehensive fall reduction rounding protocol called the COATS system specifically designed for nursing assistants that has been adopted by LTC facilities due to its success in reducing falls and serious injuries resulting falls.
Prior to her nursing career Lorene worked in the fine arts and technology sectors. She partnered with award winning ISV Sapago which engineer RFID technology that was piloted in her art galleries and allowed consumers to extract detailed information about the artwork that was exhibited. Lorene’s galleries were the first ever to utilize this kind of technology. These RFID based technologies and products pre-dated Quick Response code (QR) smart phone apps, and enabled consumers to access and share product information, opinions and suggestions on products in stores. Sapago won the "CRN/Microsoft Best of Show" award at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference and was named one of "5 Gadgets Your Business Can't Live Without" by The Crafts Report and featured in numerous other technology trade magazines.
Lorene’s galleries taught studio arts to adults and children as well as clients with dementia and those recovering from stroke. Lorene continues to consult on film productions and was the character designer for an animated version of Alice in Wonderland based on the 1948 radio broadcast featuring Dinah Shore. Other film consulting projects include a documentary on renowned American Impressionist Painter Sam Barber of Hyannis Port, and Gabrielle, a suspense thriller staring Michael Madsen.
Lorene now focuses her creativity and technology expertise to advance her clinical team through innovative problem-solving and staying on top of current nursing ideology and practice standards. Under Lorene’s leadership Lakeview’s Health Services team has adopted digital x-ray technology access, and intravenous training for the nursing team.
Lorene is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) as well as the New Hampshire chapter of the ANA and is currently enrolled in graduate school pursuing her master’s degree.
Dr. Gary Usher, MD is a Board Certified Neurologist who has been consulting with Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center since 1991. His own practice is Coastal Neurology Services, Inc. in Dover, New Hampshire. Dr. Usher graduated from Medical School at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He completed his residency and fellowship at Boston University Medical Center.
Joseph Viana, MS, CRC, LMHC, holds a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Southern Maine. He begin his career in human services after receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts (Boston)and a Master’s degree in human services administration from Springfield College. Currently he serves as a board member for the New Hampshire Brain Injury Association, and is employed as the Director of Community Services for Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center. Mr. Viana is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire, and a practicing Licensed Clinical Counselor in Maine.
Dr. Kimberley Whitesell joined Lakeview New Hampshire in 2003 as the facility staff psychiatrist. Dr. Whitesell is uniquely skilled for this role, as both a board certified child & adolescent and adult psychiatrist, with significant background in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Whitesell is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a double major in Animal Physiology and Psychology, where she was also recognized as the “Scholar of the Year” in 1986. She received her medical degree and completed her medical internship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Whitesell completed her residency in adult/general psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. She then completed additional fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Whitesell worked in a number of inpatient and outpatient settings, including serving as Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Services for Strafford Guidance Center of Strafford County, New Hampshire from 1995-96. Aside from her psychiatry role, Dr. Whitesell also provides leadership in Lakeview’s on-going expansion of information technology for our clinical services.