Nexus Children’s Hospital

Physicians

  • John Cassidy, M.D.
    Executive Medical Director
  • Ajay Jain, M.D.
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Aziza Kedir, M.D., FAAP
    Pediatric Hospitalist, Medical Director
  • Courtney Toomey, M.D.
    PM&R, Director Brain Injury Program
  • Kurt L. Cousins, M.D., MBA
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Sarat C. Susarla, M.D., FCCP
    Pediatric Pulmonology

Allied Health Professionals

  • Julie Mellin, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Max Arzola, LCSW
    Counseling Services Program Manager
  • Melissa Waters, BCBA
    Behavioral Analyst
  • Rachel Leppo, Ph.D.
    Pediatric Neuropsychologist
  • Savitri Robinson, FNP
    Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Leaders

  • Mary Harbeson, BSN, MS
    CEO, Nexus Children’s Hospital
  • Linda Fischer, BSN, RN, MS
    Chief Clinical Officer
  • Ryan McFarland, OTR, MOT
    Assistant Chief Clinical Officer
  • Jean Park, MS, MBA, RD, LD
    Director of Nutrition Services
  • Mindy Fugate-Padilla, BSN, RN
    Director of Case Management
  • Rita Guillory, CRT
    Respiratory Therapy Supervisor
  • Megan Motis, MBA
    Patient Advocate Manager

Nexus Specialty Hospital

Physicians

  • John Cassidy, M.D.
    Executive Medical Director
  • Ather Siddiqi, M.D.
    Medical Director
  • Donald Frame, M.D.
    Wound Care Director
  • Hammad Qureshi, M.D.
    ICU Medical Director
  • Joseph Kass, MD, JD, FAAN
    Chief of Neurology, Adult Neurocontinuum
  • Vipul Desai, M.D.
    Infection Prevention Medical Director
  • Zoraya Parrilla, M.D.
    Inpatient Rehabilitation Medical Director

Allied Health Professionals

  • Bernadette Brown, NP
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Catherine Worley, NP
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Hamilton Cessac, FNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • James Quigley, NP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Jennifer Winton, NP
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Kelsey Willams, NP
    Family Practice
  • Khyle Flory, NP
    Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Kristine Clements, NP
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Melissa Wilkin, FNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Paige King, FNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Victorine Akpo
    Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Leaders

  • Randy Thompson, FACHE
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Jeannie Helton, MA, RHIT
    Manager of Health Information
  • La’Tara Roberts, RN, BSN, CCM
    Director of Case Management
  • Matthew Richards, DNP, RN, CEN, NEA-BC
    Director of Quality Services
  • Patrick Laird, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC
    Chief Clinical Officer

Nexus Neurorecovery Center

Physicians

  • John Cassidy, M.D.
    Executive Medical Director
  • Anand Allam, M.D.
    Physical Medicine &
    Rehabilitation Physician
  • Joseph Kass, MD, JD, FAAN
    Chief of Neurology, Adult Neurocontinuum
  • Nelson Valena, M.D.
    Physician Director of Rehabilitation
  • Shannan Cosentino, Psy.D.
    Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist 
  • Zoraya Parrilla, M.D.
    Rehabilitation Medicine

Allied Health Professionals

  • Amanda Collier, P.A-C.
    Physician Assistant
  • Angela Vanek, MA, CCC-SLP
    Senior Cognitive Therapist
  • Julie Grimes, PT, NCS
    Lead Physical Therapist
  • Kathryn Worley, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Kelsey Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Nadia Sherman, M.S., LPC
    Cognitive Behavioral Associate

Clinical Leaders

  • Tracy Wilson, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Stephanie Rutantichoke, M.S, CCC-SLP
    Chief Operations Officer
  • Charlotte Jonker, OTR/L
    Chief Rehabilitation Officer
  • La’Tara Roberts, RN BSN CCM
    Director of Case Management
  • Paul Tankersley
    Director of Quality Services
  • Beniamin Rotariu, RN,BSN
    Nurse Manager

Journey Toward Independence

Nexus' NeuroContinuum sequence provides a range of care for those recovering from acquired or traumatic brain injuries and other complicated illnesses or diseases.
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