Our Team

Administration

Mike de Riesthal

Michael de Riesthal, PhD, CCC-SLP, Director

Dominique Herrington

Dominique P. Herrington, MS, CCC-SLP, Assistant Manager

Speech-Language Pathology

speech language pathologists

Jennifer Barry, MS, CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Florida State University. She serves as a Clinical Education Associate for the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the ASHA Special Interest Group for Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. She is also a member of the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists.

Michael de Riesthal, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. He received his Doctorate in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Vanderbilt University. He is the Director of Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He teaches courses on the management of aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and motor speech disorders.

Dominique P. Herrington, MS, CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo. She is the Assistant Manager of Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute in addition to the Program Coordinator for the Aphasia Group and Aphasia Program of Middle Tennessee. Dominique is a Senior Clinical Education Associate for Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Keely McMahan, MS, CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Master of Science in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Vanderbilt University. She serves as a Clinical Education Associate for the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Keely has specialty training in treatment of motor speech disorders associated with Parkinsons Disease, including Lee Silverman Voice Treatment and SpeechVive.

Katrina Thomas, BA, is a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from Western Kentucky University. She is an active member of the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists.

Sarah Whyte, MS, CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and is currently training to obtain an Assistive Technology Professional Certification. She currently leads the Augmentative and Alternative Communication program at Pi Beta Phi, providing AAC evaluation and treatment to adults with motor impairments and complex communication needs. She serves as a Clinical Education Associate for the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University.

Occupational Therapy

occupational therapists

Christy Barefield, OTD, OTR/L, is a licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Womans University in Dallas. Christy has specialty training in vision and cognitive rehabilitation, in neurological treatment and splinting/casting of the upper extremity.

Colin Bonfiglio, OTD, OTR/L, DRS, is a licensed Occupational Therapist. He received his Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Belmont University. He has specialty training in vision and cognitive rehabilitation, in driver evaluations and rehabilitation, and in neurological treatment and splinting of the upper extremity.

Christy Sanders Horner, OTR/L, CDRS, is a licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She directs the Driver Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program. She is a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist through the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. She has specialty training in evaluation and treatment of visual perceptual and cognitive challenges and in neurological treatment and splinting of the upper extremity.

Meg Hudson, OTD, OTR/L, CPAM, is a licensed Occupational Therapist.  She received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree at Washington University in St. Louis.  Meg is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association.  Meg is certified in LSVT BIG for people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological challenges.

Valery Shaw-Hanks, OTR/L, CPAM, is a licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Valery coordinates the OT student program and is a Certified Fieldwork Educator through the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment and the use of physical agent modalities. She has specialty training in vision and cognitive rehabilitation, in constraint induced movement therapy, and in neurological treatment and splinting of the upper extremity.

Physical Therapy

physical therapists

Holly Cauthen, PT, DPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of South Alabama. She has completed competency-based certification in vestibular rehabilitation and is a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Ginger Devine, PT, is a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Memphis. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Christina M. Durrough, PT, DPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Ohio State University. She participated in specialty training through the Neurologic Clinical Residency at Vanderbilt Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute and Belmont University. She is a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Patricia J. Flemming, PT, DSc, GCS, is a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Doctorate in Geriatric Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professions. Patricia has clinical specialty certification in Geriatric Physical Therapy and has completed competency-based certification in vestibular rehabilitation. She serves as Ethics Committee Chair for the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association and is a credentialed clinical instructor of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Elise Meade, PT, DPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Belmont University. She is currently participating in the Neurologic Clinical Residency at Vanderbilt University Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute and Belmont University. She is a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Cathey Norton, PT, is a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Physical Therapy Certificate from Texas Womans University. She has completed competency-based certification in vestibular rehabilitation and is a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has specialty training also in facial rehabilitation.

Jennifer Meyer, PT, DPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She participated in the Neurologic Clinical Residency at Vanderbilt Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute and Belmont University. She is a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Andrea J. Donald, PT, DPT, NCS, is a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Belmont University. She is a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. Andrea has earned a clinical specialty certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy. She is the Clinical Director of Pi Beta Phis Neurological PT Residency Program.

Penny J. Powers, PT, MS, ATP, is a licensed Physical Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College and her Master of Science from Northwestern University. Penny directs the Adult Seating and Mobility Clinic. She is a Certified Assistive Technology Practitioner through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. She is a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. Penny provides consultation and intervention for the Muscular Dystrophy and ALS Clinics. She serves as a reviewer for Continuing Education Course Approval for the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association.

Social Work

Anita Zelek, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master of Social Work from Ohio State University. She provides psychotherapy and case management services. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Conditions we Treat

We treat physical, cognitive, visual and communication limitations associated with the following neurological conditions:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (Also known as: Lou Gehrigs Disease)

Alzheimers Disease

Aphasia

Apraxia of Speech

Balance disorders

Bells Palsy (facial paralysis)

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Brain tumor

Cerebellar Ataxia

Cerebral Palsy

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Concussion

Dementia

Dysarthria

Dystonia

Friedreich's Ataxia

Memory Disorders

Mitochonodrial disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Mulitple System Atrophy

Muscular Dystrophy

Myasthenia Gravis

Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

Parkinson Disease

Primary Progressive Aphasia

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Spina Bifida

Spinal Cord Injury

Stroke

Traumatic Brain Injury