Neurological Disorders

Kristyn King, MS, CCC-SLP

Kristyn King joined the University in May 2024. She earned her master’s degree in communications and sciences disorders from Chapman University in 2015 after working as a behavioral therapist in pediatrics.  King has worked primarily in hospitals with adults in the acute, acute rehabilitation and outpatient settings. She holds certifications in McNeill Dysphagia Therapy, Vital

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Diana Julbe-Delgado, PhD, CCC-SLP

Diana Julbe-Delgado, PhD, CCC-SLP joined the University in 2024 as Residency Director and Associate Professor. Dr. Julbe-Delgado is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Having diverse academic and clinical experience, her areas of clinical specialty include working with adults with neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders. Her interests include

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Andrew Rodriguez, PT, DPT

Dr. Andrew Rodriguez is a physical therapist with a specialization in geriatric care. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2012, and since then has been a dedicated figure in the field. Dr. Rodriguez’s passion for education and patient care led him to

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Michelle Sawtelle, PT, MPT, PhD

Dr. Michelle Sawtelle has served as a physical therapist since 2007 and has taught in higher education since 2013, with her primary expertise focusing on the evaluation and treatment of adults with neurologic movement disorders. Dr. Sawtelle is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy and serves as a board member for the Stroke

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Grace-Anne Herard, DPT, EdD

Dr. Grace-Anne Herard is a physical therapist, educator and researcher with expertise in neurological, cardiac and pulmonary disorders within children and adults. Her primary research focuses on motor learning and control among individuals with neurological disorders. Dr. Herard’s investigations involve kinematic analysis to explore the impact of intensive motor learning-based interventions on bimanual coordination in

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Shannon Estes, PT, DPT

Dr. Shannon Estes earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2015 at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She remained at the institution to finish her neurological physical therapy residency. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Public

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Zoe Crawford, PT, DPT, NCS

Dr. Zoe Crawford earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Business from Houston Baptist University in 2009 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2018. She is an American Physical Therapy Association Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy as of 2021 and holds a

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Jaimee Fielder, OTD, OTR, CLVT, CBIST

Dr. Jaimee Perea Fielder is a certified occupational therapist with more than five years of clinical experience specializing in working with adults who have brain injuries. She is certified as a Low Vision Therapist, concentrating on neurological visual and perceptual impairment, and as a Brain Injury Specialist/Trainer. Dr. Fielder is an active member of the

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Caitlin Boyd, MOT, OTR, CBIS

Caitlin Boyd has more than five years’ clinical experience in adult rehabilitation focusing on acquired brain injury and community reintegration. Caitlin Boyd has more than five years of clinical experience in adult rehabilitation, with a focus on acquired brain injury and community reintegration. Prior to joining the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in

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Lee Ann Hoffman, OTD, ATP/SMS

Dr. Lee Ann Hoffman is an occupational therapist with more than 20 years of experience, having worked internationally and in a variety of healthcare settings and systems throughout her career. She is invested in contributing to the field of assistive technology and complex rehabilitation technologies. Dr. Hoffman is a Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society

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Mayra Mendez-Schiaffino, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Dr. Mayra Mendez-Schiaffino received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in 2016 after completing her undergraduate studies in Clinical Psychology at Kennesaw State University in 2010. In 2021, she earned a post-graduate certification in Low Vision Rehabilitation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In 2023, she received her Doctor

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Blanche Leeman, EdD, OT/L, CHT

Dr. Blanche Leeman joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences as an Associate Professor in the Flex Occupational Therapy (OT) program in 2023. Prior, Dr. Leeman was a contributing faculty member in the Post-professional OT program as a capstone advisor. Dr. Leeman started her occupational therapy career in 1997, working in hand therapy

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