Our Staff2019-03-12T21:48:28+00:00

Our Clinical Staff

ELISA SHIPON-BLUM, D.O.
ELISA SHIPON-BLUM, D.O. President and Director
JENNIFER BRITTINGHAM, M.A.
JENNIFER BRITTINGHAM, M.A. Lead Counselor
WILLIAM LAVALLE PSY.D.
WILLIAM LAVALLE PSY.D.Director of Clinical Training
IRINA KHRAPATINA, PSY.D.
IRINA KHRAPATINA, PSY.D.Director of Clinical Research
ROSEMARIE MANFREDI PSY.D.
ROSEMARIE MANFREDI PSY.D.Neuropsychologist Consultant
AMI VAN DINE MS, CCC-SLP
AMI VAN DINE MS, CCC-SLPSpeech & Language Pathologist
Brittany Lyman, Psy.D
Brittany Lyman, Psy.DNeuropsychologist Consultant

Administrative Staff

LAURA BANSEMER
LAURA BANSEMERLead Clinical Coordinator
ALEX TALARICO
ALEX TALARICOClinical Outreach Coordinator & CommuniCamp Program Director
BETH LEVY
BETH LEVYSMart Center Support Staff
SOPHIA BLUM
SOPHIA BLUMResearch Assistant
SAM DeFILIPPO
SAM DeFILIPPOSMart Center Support Staff

Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI) Research Consultants 

SHARON ARMSTRONG, PH.D.
SHARON ARMSTRONG, PH.D.Research Consultant
EVELYN KLEIN PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
EVELYN KLEIN PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CLResearch Consultant

 SMRI Graduate Research and Clinical Staff 

JENNA BLUM B.A.
JENNA BLUM B.A.Graduate Research/Clinical Staff and Lead CommuniCamp™ Counselor
LEAH BOWDEN M.A.
LEAH BOWDEN M.A.Graduate Research/Clinical Staff and Lead CommuniCamp™ Counselor
MICHELLE DEBSKI M.A.
MICHELLE DEBSKI M.A.Graduate Research/Clinical Staff
PAIGE MARTIN M.A.
PAIGE MARTIN M.A.Graduate Research/Clinical Staff and Lead CommuniCamp™ Counselor
ADRIANA PENNACCHI M.A.
ADRIANA PENNACCHI M.A.2018/2019 Doctoral practicum student and Lead CommuniCamp™ Counselor

SMart Center Therapy Dogs, Our Mascots, and Best Friends

Mr. B
Mr. B Therapy Pugs
Lil Girl (SMall Lady of Love)
Lil Girl (SMall Lady of Love)Therapy Pugs
Bonnie
BonnieTherapy Dog