Traumatic Brain Injuries

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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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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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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Cheryl Sheffield, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, CHAMP, CDP, FPS

Dr. Cheryl Sheffield has 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist in Canada and the United States. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2018, where she transitioned from a contributing faculty member in the post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program to core faculty in the Master of Occupational

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Ashley Hall Campbell, PT, DPT

Dr. Ashley Hall Campbell joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2021 as an Instructor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program on the Austin, TX campus. She was promoted to her current position in December 2023. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Lutheran University and

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Elizabeth Barnes, OTR/L

Elizabeth (Liz) Barnes graduated from the University of Southern California occupational therapy program and since then has been practicing within several different settings. Barnes started in school-based private practice, with an emphasis on sensory integration for three years. She then took an opportunity to work for the U.S. Army in Germany, helping to develop a

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Faris Alshammari, PT, MPT, NCS, PhD

Since 2015, Dr. Faris Alshammari has been a full-time professor specializing in neurophysiology, neuroscience, neuromuscular II, neuromuscular III, pain science, physical therapy for neurological cases and research methods in physical therapy. With more than 15 years of clinical experience, he has worked extensively with inpatient and outpatient neurologic patients. From 2010 to 2015, he led

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Maureen Johnson, PhD, MS, OT/L, BCPR, C/NDT, CHSE-A

Maureen Johnson, PhD, MS, OT/L, BCPR, C/NDT, known as “Dr. Mo,” received her bachelors and post-professional master’s in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University and her Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a focus on learning, instruction and innovation. She has more than 30 years of experience with a variety of patient populations primarily

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