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T_JacksonTom Jackson, MS PT
Manager Rehabilitation services (PT OT SLP)
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital
Education:
Bachelor of Science in PT 1990 Daemen College
Masters in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac College 1997
Clinical interest:
Manual therapy; orthopedic care especially shoulder, 
knee, spine; vestibular rehab
Personal interest: Family/kids, exercise, hunting, fishing

 

K_BuermanKaren Buerman, Certified Hand Therapist
Education:
BS in Occupational Therapy at State University at New York at Buffalo
Professional Organizations:
AOTA, ASHT, NYSTOA,NBCOT
Personal interest:
Jogging, bicycling and gardening

 

  

A_IdeAndrea Ide, Physical Therapist
Education:
Daemen College, BS in Physical Therapy
Personal interest:
Spending time with family, cooking, playing softball, and watching football and basketball

 

 

 

J_McElroyJayne E. McElroy, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed
Education:
Keuka College, BS in O.T
Clinical interest:
Occupational Therapy
Personal interest:
Art, pottery and pen/ink drawings

 

J_MagistroJodee Magistro, DPT
Education:
Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Nazareth College
Clinical interest:
Acute care and Sports PT
Personal interest:
Coaching collegiate field hockey

 

 

J_McDougalJulie McDougal, MSPT
Education:
Nazareth College
Clinical interest:
Inpatient-ICU, Neuro, NDT
Personal interest:
Spending time with kids outside, shared ski adventure volunteering

 

 

 

C_SligarCatherine Sligar, Speech Pathologist
Education:
State University at Geneseo
BS - Speech and Hearing Handicapped, MS - Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical interest:
Dysphagia, aphasia, voice, cognitive, trach/vent. Certified in neuromuscular electrical stimulation for dysphagia therapy, certified in CSCFT and LMRVT voice therapies, FEES and Lee Silverman Voice Therapy
Personal interest: Running, hiking, camping, cooking/baking and drawing

 

B_JamisonBrooks Balcer M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Education:
BS - Speech and Hearing Handicap from State University at Geneseo
M.S - Speech Language Pathology from SUNY Geneseo
Clinical interest:
Evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, cognitive communication deficits, voice disorders, dysarthria, aphasia, apraxia, and cough suppression. Certified in Casper-Stone Confidential Flow Therapy, Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy and LSVT LOUD Voice Therapy. Experience with clinical swallow evaluations, modified barium swallow studies, and dysphagia therapy in conjunction with NMES. Certified to perform fiberoptic endoscopic examinations of swallow (FEES).
Personal interest:
Reading, being outside, spending time with friends and family


Farrington_MeghanMeghan Farrington, MA CCC- SLP, Speech/Language Pathologist
Education:
BS in Speech Communication Disorders from State University of NY at Fredonia
MA in Speech Pathology and Audiology from State University of NY at Geneseo
Clinical Interest: Dysphagia, Cognitive therapy, voice disorders, dysarthria, apraxia and aphasia
Personal Interest: Running, Golf, skiing, reading and spending time with my family

 

Wydysh_JaredJared Wydysh, DPT
Education:
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Utica College
Clinical interest:
Jared’s most recent clinical experiences are working in Trinidad and Tobago at an Outpatient and Sports PT clinic, as well as completing his final clinical rotation in acute care here at NWCH.
Personal interest:
Curling, Soccer, fitness, and family

 
 

Mucci_KatieKatie Mucci, PTA
Education:
San Diego Mesa College
Clinical Interests:
Acute care, neuro, wound care, lymphedema
Personal interests:
Running, fishing, spending time with family/friends


 

Gordon_PeterPeter Gordon, PT
Education:
Hahnemann University
Clinical Interests:
Occupational health, Outpatient Orthopedic, Hospital Administration and the development of multiple patient and employee safety / quality programs. Pete has been in the RRHS system, NWCH (RGHS) and Unity, for a total of 16 years.