Our Staff 2018-06-15T17:01:41+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
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

Administrative Staff

LAURA BANSEMER
LAURA BANSEMERLead Clinical Coordinator
ALEX TALARICO
ALEX TALARICOMarketing Director / Clinical Outreach Coordinator
BETH LEVY
BETH LEVYSMart Center Support Staff
BRUCE MANDES
BRUCE MANDES Bookkeeper & Accountant
SOPHIA BLUM
SOPHIA BLUMResearch Assistant
JENNA BLUM
JENNA BLUMProgram/Event Developer

Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI) Research Consultants 

SHARON ARMSTRONG, PH.D.
SHARON ARMSTRONG, PH.D.Research Consultant
EVELYN KLEIN
EVELYN KLEIN Research Consultant

 SMRI Graduate Research and Clinical Staff 

KATERINA MICHAELS
KATERINA MICHAELSGraduate Research/Clinical Staff
LEAH BOWDEN
LEAH BOWDENGraduate Research/Clinical Staff
PAIGE MARTIN
PAIGE MARTINGraduate Research/Clinical Staff
MICHELLE DEBSKI
MICHELLE DEBSKIGraduate Research/Clinical Staff
BRITTNIE BLANCHARD
BRITTNIE BLANCHARDGraduate Research/Clinical Staff

SMart Center Therapy Dogs, Our Mascots, and Best Friends

Mr. B and Lil Girl
Mr. B and Lil GirlTherapy Pugs
Bonnie
BonnieTherapy Dog