Our team

Meet our team of scientists, clinicians, staff and students.

Photo of HB building at night from Kilgour Rd.
The Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre team is made up of a dynamic group of health care professionals and researchers with a wide range of expertise. Meet our team of clinicians, scientists, staff and students.

 

Operations

Mazen Almaoui, Senior Director, Programs and Services

James Murphy, Manager, Early Concussion Care Program

Nick Joachimides, Manager, Brain Injury Rehab Team

Clinical

Dr. Peter Rumney, MD, FRCPC, Senior Physician Director 

Dr. Ryan Hung, MD, FRCPC, Pediatric Neurologist 

Dr. Alysha Ladha, MD, FRCPC, Developmental Pediatrician 

Dr. Bev Moylan, MD, FRCPC, Pediatric Physiatrist

Vera Nenadovic, NP(EC), Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Janine Hay, C. Psych, Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Lily Riggs, C. Psych, Clinical Neuropsychologist 

Dr. Shannon Scratch, C. Psych, Clinical Neuropsychologist

Andrea Hickling, OT Reg. (Ont.), Occupational Therapist

Stephanie McFarland, OT Reg. (Ont.), Occupational Therapist 

Kim Moody, PT, Physiotherapist

Tess Bardikoff, RSW, Social Worker

Erin Kohlmetz, RN, Registered Nurse

Charlotte Coy, RPN, Clinical Support Nurse

Cyndy Bryson, Intake Coordinator

Katie Shum, Intake Coordinator

Research

Nick Reed, PhD, Adjunct Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute

Katherine Wilson, MSc, Research Manager

Melissa Paniccia, PhD, Research Associate 

Dayna Greenspoon, MScOT, Research Coordinator

Andrea Hickling, MScOT, Research Coordinator

Christina Ippolitto, MASc, Research Coordinator

Alexandra Cogliano, MScOT, Research Assistant

Christine Provvidenza, MSc, Knowledge Translation Specialist

Students and trainees

Kylie Mallory, PhD Student

Katie Mah, PhD Student

Karolina Urban, PhD Student

Alumni students and trainees

Charlotte Anderson, PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto)
Cervical Spine Dysfunction and Concussion: Exploring Assessment Methods, Prevalence, and Screening Protocols in Children with Persistent Post Concussion Symptoms; Sep 2015 – Sep 2019

Tiffany Toong, MSc  (Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto)
Sensitivity and Specificity of a Multimodal Approach for Concussion Assessment in Youth Athletes; Sep 2016 – Sep 2018

Melissa Paniccia, PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto)
Heart rate variability and concussion: Exploring neurophysiological variation in youth athletes; Sep 2013 – Dec 2017

Harminder Sandhu, MSc (Clinical Engineering, IBBME, University of Toronto)
Evaluating the usability and utility of a smartphone technology to help youth self-manage their concussion; Sep 2014 – Jan 2017

Lee Verweel, MSc (Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto)
The use of heart rate variability amongst youth with concussion; Sep 2013 – Sept 2015