Clinical Staff

Our team is committed and dedicated to the missions of the SMart Center and the Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI).

ELISA SHIPON-BLUM, D.O.
ELISA SHIPON-BLUM, D.O. President and Director
JENNIFER BRITTINGHAM, LPC
JENNIFER BRITTINGHAM, LPC Lead Clinical Counselor and SM School Consultant
WILLIAM LAVALLE PSY.D.
WILLIAM LAVALLE PSY.D.Director of Clinical Training
JENNA BLUM, M.S.
JENNA BLUM, M.S.Clinician and Head CommuniCamp™ Counselor
Alexis Bracy, M.S.
Alexis Bracy, M.S.Clinician and CommuniCamp™ Counselor
Sara Knight, M.A.
Sara Knight, M.A.Clinician and CommuniCamp™ Counselor
Sara Naselsky M.A.
Sara Naselsky M.A.Clinician and CommuniCamp™ Counselor
Alexis Trakhtorchuk, M.A.
Alexis Trakhtorchuk, M.A.Clinician and CommuniCamp™ Counselor
LEAH BOWDEN M.A.
LEAH BOWDEN M.A.Doctoral Trainee and Head CommuniCamp™ Counselor
PAIGE MARTIN M.A.
PAIGE MARTIN M.A.Doctoral Trainee and Head CommuniCamp™ Counselor
AMALIA HUBAL M.A.
AMALIA HUBAL M.A.Clinician and CommuniCamp™ Counselor
JASPRIYA MALHOTRA M.A.
JASPRIYA MALHOTRA M.A.Clinician and CommuniCamp™ Counselor
MELISSA GENN M.S., L.B.S.
MELISSA GENN M.S., L.B.S.Support Clinician and CommuniCamp™ Counselor
KAITLYN HARRISON M.S.
KAITLYN HARRISON M.S.Support Clinician and CommuniCamp™ Counselor
JESSICA LAMONT-GEORGE M.S.
JESSICA LAMONT-GEORGE M.S.Clinician and CommuniCamp™ Counselor
ADRIANA PENNACCHI M.A.
ADRIANA PENNACCHI M.A.Clinician
AMI VAN DINE MS, CCC-SLP
AMI VAN DINE MS, CCC-SLPSpeech & Language Pathologist

Administrative Staff

LAURA BANSEMER
LAURA BANSEMERLead Clinical Coordinator & Office Manager
LISAMARIE VARGAS
LISAMARIE VARGASCommuniCamp Director and Outreach Coordinator

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

SMart Center Therapy Dogs, Our Mascots, and Best Friends

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