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 CommuniCamp™ Counselor Director
Alexis Bracy, M.S.
Alexis Bracy, M.S.Clinician / Doctoral Trainee
Sara Knight, M.A.
Sara Knight, M.A.Clinician / Doctoral Trainee
Sara Naselsky M.A.
Sara Naselsky M.A.Clinician / Doctoral Trainee
Alexis Trakhtorchuk, M.A.
Alexis Trakhtorchuk, M.A.Clinician / Doctoral Trainee
AMALIA HUBAL M.A.
AMALIA HUBAL M.A.Clinician / Doctoral Trainee
JASPRIYA MALHOTRA M.A.
JASPRIYA MALHOTRA M.A.Clinician / Doctoral Trainee
MELISSA GENN M.S., L.B.S.
MELISSA GENN M.S., L.B.S.Clinician / Doctoral Trainee
KAITLYN HARRISON M.S.
KAITLYN HARRISON M.S.Clinician / Doctoral Trainee
JESSICA LAMONT-GEORGE M.S.
JESSICA LAMONT-GEORGE M.S.Clinician / Doctoral Trainee
ADRIANA PENNACCHI M.A.
ADRIANA PENNACCHI M.A.Clinician / Doctoral Trainee

Administrative Staff

LAURA BANSEMER
LAURA BANSEMERLead Clinical Coordinator & Office Manager
LISAMARIE VARGAS
LISAMARIE VARGASCommuniCamp Director and Outreach Coordinator
ALEXANDRA COLLINS
ALEXANDRA COLLINSSales & Marketing Intern

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
Kathryn McDonald, MS, CCC-SLP
Kathryn McDonald, MS, CCC-SLPSpeech and Language 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