Medical Team

Employee PictureDr. Junias Desmour, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Junias Desmour, MD

Internal Medicine


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • University of Miami
  • Residency
  • University of Florida
Employee PictureDr. Eliam Fuentes, MD

Physiatrists

Dr. Eliam Fuentes, MD

Physiatrists


  • He earned his medical degree at Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, in Cleveland. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and serves as an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Fuentes provides comprehensive rehabilitative care for stroke, movement disorders, and neuromuscular pathologies, among other medical conditions.
Employee PictureDaniel T. Saint-Elie MD

Interventional Pain Physician

Daniel T. Saint-Elie MD

Interventional Pain Physician


  • Dr. Daniel Saint-Elie is double board-certified in Interventional Pain management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Dr. Saint-Elie completed a pain management fellowship at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. He also completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. Prior to that, he completed an internship in General Surgery at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. He also had Urology training from the Emory University in Georgia. He has also been involved in medical research and has authored peer reviewed articles.
  • These training programs are ranked among the top in the country, and have received numerous awards and accolades for outstanding academic and medical achievements.
  • Dr. Saint-Elie received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.In addition to a top-notch education and training, Dr. Saint-Elie is well-loved by his patients. He is known to be compassionate and caring. Dr. Saint-Elie has been practicing medicine for more than 10 years, and is committed to helping patients have a better quality of life.Dr. Saint-Elie is multi-lingual and is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Employee PictureDr. Eric Kaplan

Psychiatrist

Dr. Eric Kaplan

Psychiatrist


  • Eric M. Kaplan, M.D. has 30 years of experience in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Kaplan graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he earned the Herman J. Selinsky Psychiatry Award for best performance in psychiatry rotation. While completing his postgraduate education at the University of South Florida, he served as Chief Resident of the Department of Psychiatry and earned the Chairman’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity and the Hibbs-Bourkard Award for being the outstanding resident in psychiatry. He continues his affiliation with the University of South Florida serving the Department of Psychiatry as an associate professor. He is board certified by the American College of Forensic Examiners, the American Board of Forensic Medicine, and the American Board of Disability Analysts.
Employee PictureRebecca C. Villar, Psy. D

Neuropsychologist

Rebecca C. Villar, Psy. D

Neuropsychologist


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Specialization in Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Florida
  • Executive Director of the Central Florida Brain Injury Support Group
Employee PictureAlbert Kaplan, D.P.M.

Podiatry

Albert Kaplan, D.P.M.

Podiatry


  • Medical Specialties
    Podiatry (primary specialty)
  • Experience
    Over 22 years of diverse experience
  • Credentials
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) help
  • Education and Training
    Dr. Albert A Kaplan attended and graduated from Barry University School Podiatric Medicine in 1998.
  • NPPES Info
    NPI #: 1558371203
  • NPI Enumeration Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Leadership Team

Employee PictureTera Welch

President

Tera Welch

President


  • Committed to Excellence in Service and “Customer Experience”
  • Exercises “Walk the Talk” Policy
  • Utilizes Open Door and Hands-on Approach
  • Ten years experience in the Investment Management Industry
  • Skilled in Sales, Marketing and Operations
  • Exceptional Business Development Leader
  • Dynamic Team Builder & Mentor … Determined, Dedicated, Passionate
  • Bachelor of Science focused in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management
  • Cell: 813 447 1789

 

Employee PictureBrigitte Beckles

Human Resources Manager

Brigitte Beckles

Human Resources Manager


  • More than 10 years’ experience in the health and human services industry
  • Experienced in Human Resources Management
  • Extensive knowledge in employee relations, recruitment and benefits administration

Clinical Team

Employee PictureSandry Cortes

RN DON

Sandry Cortes

RN DON

Employee PictureLakeiah Johnson

Assistant Director of Nursing

Lakeiah Johnson

Assistant Director of Nursing


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Employee PictureMandy Morris

LPN Nursing Supervisor

Mandy Morris

LPN Nursing Supervisor


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Employee PictureNick Johantgen

LPB Nursing Supervisor

Nick Johantgen

LPB Nursing Supervisor

Rehab Team

Employee PictureJamie Birmingham PT, CWS, CLT

Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Jamie Birmingham PT, CWS, CLT

Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services


  • More than 23 years of physical therapy and rehabilitation experience
  • Board certified in Wound Management by the American Board of Wound Management
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy
  • Founder of JVB Enterprises, Inc., a medical professional continuing education corporation
Employee PictureBrittany Giammalvo, PT, DPT, CLT

Physical Therapist

Brittany Giammalvo, PT, DPT, CLT

Physical Therapist


  • Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Summa Cum Laude graduate from University of Central Florida
  • Dedicated to community service outreach programs and leadership within the Florida Physical Therapy Association
Employee PictureKizie Quintyne-Bent

Speech Therapist

Kizie Quintyne-Bent

Speech Therapist


  • 15 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Florida
  • Experience in adult rehabilitation for stroke, traumatic brain injury, dysphagia and neurological disorders
  • Certified in VitalStim® Therapy
  • ASHA Clinical Certification of Compliance in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
  • Specializes in swallowing, voice, speech, language and cognitive therapies.
Employee PictureBelfazar Grant, MS, OT

Occupational Therapist

Belfazar Grant, MS, OT

Occupational Therapist


  • Served as a SMSgt (E-8) in the US Air Force
  • Studied Multidisciplinary Studies at Liberty University
  • More than 6 years of experience
  • Specializes in helping patients perform activities of daily living (ADLs)

Clinical Liaisons

Employee PictureWendy McCracken, RN CRRN

Clinical Liaison
East Coastline & GA
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Wendy McCracken, RN CRRN

Clinical Liaison
East Coastline & GA
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  • More than 30 years of healthcare experience
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Certified rehabilitation registered nurse (CRRN)
  • Certified hemodialysis registered nurse
  • Held a variety of roles from cardiac nurse to catastrophic case manager
  • Leverage her clinical expertise to promote NeuLife’s continuum of care to referral sources and aid in the admissions process.

Cell: 904.534.2518
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Employee PictureBrandy Narciso, LPN MHA

Clinical Liaison
Central & SE FL
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Brandy Narciso, LPN MHA

Clinical Liaison
Central & SE FL
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  • LPN with 15 years Healthcare Experience
  • Masters in Healthcare Administration from Florida Institute of Technology
  • 10+ years’ experience marketing for TBI, SCI, and other neurological disorders
  • Experienced nurse liaison with extensive knowledge of continuum of care

Cell:  813.892.5471
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Employee PictureTom McClanahan, BS RRT

Clinical Liaison
Central & SW FL
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Tom McClanahan, BS RRT

Clinical Liaison
Central & SW FL
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  • Respiratory care practitioner for over 25 years.
  • Graduated from Cincinnati State Associate degree in respiratory care.
  • Graduated from ST. Pete college BS in respiratory and healthcare administration.
  • Former COO Pharmacy Solutions Group
  • Over 19 years of sales, marketing, and liaison experience.
  • Former area director of sales and Marketing VHC

Cell:  859.609.7185
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Admissions team

Employee PictureJillian Mathis

Admissions Coordinator
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Jillian Mathis

Admissions Coordinator
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  • 19 years excelling in Customer Service
  • 7 years of experience in Long Term Care and Assisted Living
  • AS Degree from Fortis College specializing in Medical Administrative Assistant

 

Office: 352.729.6023
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Case Management

Employee PictureDonna Check

Case Management Director

Donna Check

Case Management Director


  • Co-Founder and former Executive Director
  • Serves as a subject matter expert in NeuLife’s development
  • 25+ TBI/SCI  rehabilitation
  • As a certified presenter, she increases awareness of the needs of individuals with neurological injuries and has presented at various conferences since 1995
  • Maintains 4 key principles of success: clarity in the vision, a strong team, a driven focus on sustained successful outcomes, and the provision of excellence in customer service.
  • Workers’ Compensation Specialist
Employee PictureRosa Gonzalez

Nurse Case Manager

Rosa Gonzalez

Nurse Case Manager


  • More than 13 years of experience in the healthcare field
  • CNA and LPN from Lake Technical College
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Currently enrolled in the RN Bridge program with Lake Sumter State College
  • Experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults with severe mental health diagnoses and addictions.
Employee PictureMaggie Lobsinger
Maggie Lobsinger

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Employee PictureKaroline Jones
Karoline Jones

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