Encompass Health Clinical Thought Leaders highlight the talent, expertise and programs offered by our company, home health agencies and hospitals. Our experts are available to author an article, interview for a media outlet and speak at conferences or events.

Requests for Clinical Thought Leaders

To request one of our experts as a source or to learn more about additional experts/topics not mentioned here, please contact the Encompass Health Marketing & Communications team.

Examples of our participation with news outlets include:

  • Faces of TBI podcast with Mozghan Hines, DTO at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown
  • Stroke Smart magazine feature “The Drive to Drive” featuring Penny Eissenberg, DTO at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Richmond
  • People Magazine’s pets article featuring The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis’ psychosocial counselor Kelly Moffatt and her service dog Bandit
  • Physical Therapy Products magazine falls article by Leigh Whitton, PT, DPT of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan



Michelle Achterhof, LSW, CCM

Director of Case Management

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Case Management, Creative Discharges, Spiritual Care, Student MSW Programs

Saloni Agarwal, PT

Physical Therapist

Ocala, Florida

DVT, Hip Fracture, Parkinson's Disease, Patient Satisfaction, Vestibular

Devin Breedon, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian

Ocala, Florida


Lonnie Coughran, MA, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Glendale, Arizona

Amputee Rehabilitation

Chris Daughtry, OTR/L ATP

Regional Director of Therapy Operations

Anderson South Carolina

Tammy Dorsett, PT, COS-C

Director of Quality and Outcomes

Dallas, Texas

Documenting for Medical Necessity, Fall Prevention in the Home, Home Environmental Assessment, Maintenance Therapy, OASIS data collection, Patient Satisfaction, Publicly Reported Outcomes, Quality

Jessica Finnegan, PT, MPT, NCS

Senior Physical Therapist

Toms River, New Jersey

Neuro, Stroke

Emily E. Fiocchi, PTA,CYI

Physical Therapist Assistant

Danville, Pennsylvania

Stress Management, Using Yoga to Help with Chronic Pain, Yoga as a Modality in OP PT, Yoga Therapy

Mollie Fischer, PT, DPT, GCS

Physical Therapist

Edgewood, Kentucky

Community Fall Prevention, Geriatrics

Oscar Martinez Franco, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Spinal Cord Injury Area

Allison Frederick M.S., CCC/SLP, CBIST

Senior Speech-Language Pathologist

Vineland, New Jersey

Acquired Brain Injury

Mozghan Hines, PT, DPT

Director of Therapy Operations

Middletown, Delaware

Inpatient Rehabilitation, Leadership, Stroke, TBI

Tracie Hunnicutt, MS, CCC-SLP

Therapy Manager

Arlington, Texas

Functional Therapy, Leadership, SLP clinical topics

Wesley Hyde, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Homewood, Alabama

Music Therapy, Use of Music in Neurologic Rehabilitation

Vanessa Johnson, PT, DPT, CBIS

Therapy Manager

Vineland, New Jersey

Brain Injury, Physical Therapy, Stroke

Denise Loughlin, PT, WCC, CDT

Physical Therapist and Wound Care Coordinator

Toms River, New Jersey

Wound Care

Michelle McCann, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, C/NDT, PPSC

Director or Quality and Risk Management

Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Brain Injury/Stroke Rehabilitation, Caregiver Resources, Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation, Support Group Services

Julie Monahan, PT

Physical Therapist

Evansville, Indiana

Parkinson's Disease

Heather Norman, RN, CRRN, NE-BC, CNL

Chief Nursing Officer

Aldie, Virginia

Clinical Topic Areas, CPR Values, Nursing Leadership, Stroke Recovery

Kristen Schreier, MA CCC-SLP, CBIST

Speech-Language Pathologist

Toms River, New Jersey

Aphasia, Brain Injury, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Dysphagia, Patient Education regarding Neurological Disorders, Stroke

Richard Senelick, M.D.


San Antonio, Texas

Brain Injury, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Concussions, Critical Illness Encephalopathy and Neuropathy, How to Deliver Bad News, Mild Head Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation, Technology and Rehab, Where Should Rehab Take Place

Angela Spence RN, BSN, CRRN

Employee Health Coordinator

Evansville, Indiana

Transitioning to Palliative/Hospice Care

Jason T. Strow, Pharm.D., BCGP

Director of Pharmacy

Huntington, West Virginia

Anemia, Cardiology, Diabetes, Geriatrics, Heart Failure, Pain Management, Pharmacy Advocacy, Stroke

Laura Teschke, PT, LSVT-BIG, PWR

Physical Therapist

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Amputees, Geriatrics, Parkinson's Disease

Stacy Thomashaw, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS

Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders, Communicative Disorders, Dysphagia, Rehabilitation

Leigh Whitton, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Newnan, Georgia

Neurological Rehabilitation, Stroke, Vestibular Rehabilitation

Laura Young, PT, MS, NCS

Physical Therapist

Portland, Maine

Casting, Spasticity, Tone Management