Medical Team

Employee PictureEric Kaplan, MD

Medical Director of Behavioral & Cognitive Services

Eric Kaplan, MD

Medical Director of Behavioral & Cognitive Services


  • Medical Degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • General Psychiatry residency at the University of Southern Florida Psychiatric Center
  • Board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • More than 30 years of experience in psychiatry & forensic psychiatry
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

Leadership Team

Employee PictureRobert J. Bunker, MBA

Chairman

Robert J. Bunker, MBA

Chairman


  • More than 40 years of healthcare & served in the USAF Medical Corps
  • Highly decorated Lieutenant Colonel retired after 20 years
  • Co-founded Humana Military Healthcare Services Inc. and led their award of the Department of Defense (DoD) TRICARE contract
  • Board Chairman for three healthcare and technology companies.
  • Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management & Business Administration from Pepperdine University
Employee PictureShane Martin

Chief Operating Officer

Shane Martin

Chief Operating Officer


  • More than 20 years of experience in private and public healthcare companies
  • Extensive management experience and a proven track record for delivering improved and profitable results
  • He has served in several capacities including Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Senior Director for companies ranging from $8MM to $650MM in annual revenues
  • Specialties include strategic planning, healthcare operations, business continuity, data analytics & reporting, cross-functional team leadership and leadership development
Employee PictureBonnie Cappello, CPA

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Bonnie Cappello, CPA

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


  • Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years business and financial experience.
  • Over 12 years’ experience in healthcare including CFO of a large multi-location medical practice and surgery center.
  • Led growth of Public Accounting Firm and secured position as partner before selling the firm.
  • Bachelors in Business Administration and Bachelors of Science in Accounting.
  • Successfully reorganized medical billing offices to increase revenue and control costs.
Employee PictureDonna Check

Senior Advisor to the Chairman & CEO / Workers’ Compensation Specialist

Donna Check

Senior Advisor to the Chairman & CEO / Workers’ Compensation Specialist


  • Co-Founder and former Executive Director
  • Serves as a subject matter expert in NeuLife’s development
  • 25 years of experience in the catastrophic injury 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.
Employee PictureJanet Hays, BS

Administrator

Janet Hays, BS

Administrator


  • More than 25 years of healthcare experience
  • Extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations for patient safety
  • Specializes in managed care, workers’ compensation and auto cases
  • Experienced in managing short- and long-term disability claims
Employee PictureBryan Rotella

General Counsel

Bryan Rotella

General Counsel


  • Founder & CEO of Rotella Legal Group, P.A.
  • 15 years of business litigation experience, specializing in healthcare
  • Bar Admissions: Florida and California
  • Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from Ohio State University
Employee PictureForrest Scott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President of Human Resource

Forrest Scott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President of Human Resource


  • More than 30 years of human resources experience, 20 years in healthcare human resources
  • Began his career as a physician recruiter in the U.S Air Force
  • Served as Director of Health Professions Recruiting Programs for the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico
  • Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) for more than 20 years
  • Certified with the Society for Human Resources Management’s Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
Employee PictureMichael Samogala

Director of Education

Michael Samogala

Director of Education


  • Registered Nurse, State of Florida 2013
  • Registered Nurse, State of Ohio (1983)
  • Obtained C.R.R.N. 2008 (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse)
  • Obtained Clinical Ladder S.N. IV Status 2008 (The Ohio State University Medical Center
Employee PictureBrandy Narciso, LPN

Director of Sales Support & Marketing

Brandy Narciso, LPN

Director of Sales Support & Marketing


  • More than 15 years of healthcare experience
  • Masters in Healthcare Administration with minor in Marketing from Florida Institute of Technology
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Has held a variety of roles from Rehabilitation Nurse to Regional Nurse Liaison with more than 10 years of experience with Neuro and Spinal Cord diagnosed patients

Clinical Team

Employee PictureNikki Eldridge, RN

Director of Nursing & Clinical Education & Training

Nikki Eldridge, RN

Director of Nursing & Clinical Education & Training


  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) from Lake Technical Center
  • Registered Nurse (RN) from Lake Sumter Community College
  • Compassionate and high-energy nurse
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 PictureKrysta Aguis, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist & Cognitive Specialist

Krysta Aguis, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist & Cognitive Specialist


  • Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Florida
  • More than 4 years of experience
  • Specializes in speech, language and cognitive therapies.
Employee PictureLinda Reynolds, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

Linda Reynolds, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist


  • 10 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist
  • Bachelor of Science & Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Miami University
  • Experience in adult rehabilitation for stroke, traumatic brain injury and neurological disorders
  • Certified in VitalStim® Therapy
  • ASHA Clinical Certification of Compliance in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
  • Specializes in swallowing, 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)
Employee PictureElmer Perez-Alvira, M.Ed

Rehabilitation Counselor

Elmer Perez-Alvira, M.Ed

Rehabilitation Counselor


  • Masters level Counseling Education graduate from The Pennsylvania State University
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • More than 14 years of mental health experience
  • Experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults with severe mental health diagnoses
  • More than 8 years of experience managing adult and children residential programs
Employee PictureBarbara Bonaparte, MSW

Case Manager

Barbara Bonaparte, MSW

Case Manager


  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work (BSW) from Syracuse University
  • Master Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Syracuse University
  • More than 40 years of experience
  • Professionally certified by ACSW
  • Certified Case Manager
  • Advanced Toastmaster Certifications
Employee PictureGloria Rivera-Torres

Admissions Coordinator

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Gloria Rivera-Torres

Admissions Coordinator

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  • Medical Coding & Billing Certification from Ashworth College
  • Member of the National Association of Professional Women
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • More than 16 years of experience in the healthcare industry

Clinical Liaisons

Employee PictureWendy McCracken

Clinical Liaison
Panhandle, N. Florida/East Coastline, AL & GA
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Wendy McCracken

Clinical Liaison
Panhandle, N. Florida/East Coastline, AL & 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 PictureFrederick Langan

Clinical Liaison
South Florida

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Frederick Langan

Clinical Liaison
South Florida

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  • More than 17 years of healthcare experience; 5+ years as Clinical Liaison
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • U.S. Army Reserves, 1991-2003 with Honorable Discharge
  • B.S. Communications/Health Science- University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Extensive experience in post-acute continuum of care

Cell: 727.308.8073

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