Encompass Health 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 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 Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health
  • Stroke Smart magazine feature “The Drive to Drive” featuring Penny Eissenberg, DTO at Encompass Health 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 Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan



Saloni Agarwal, PT

Physical Therapist

Ocala, Florida

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


Organizational Development Project Manager

Encompass Health Home Office

Career Development, Leadership Development

Barry Byrum

Respiratory Therapist

Sugar Land, Texas

Respiratory Disease and Disorders

Ryan Carrick, OTR/L, MHS, LSVT-BIG, FIM, PAM, CI

Occupational therapist

Columbus, Georgia

Caregiver Support and Health, Ergonomics, LSVT-BIG, Occupational Therapy, Parkinson's Disease, professional development, Stroke Rehabilitation, The Difficult Patient

Elissa (Lisa) Charbonneau, D.O., M.S.

Chief Medical Officer

Portland, Maine

Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Physiatry, Physician Leadership, Quality improvement

Janine Pacheco Conley

Therapy Lead for PT & Stroke Program Co-Lead

Largo, Florida

Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Stroke

Scott Cosner, REHS, CP-FS

Workers' Compensation Claims Coordinator

Birmingham, Alabama

Workplace Safety

Lonnie Coughran, MA, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Glendale, Arizona

Amputee Rehabilitation

Ly M. Dang, PharmD

VP of Pharmacy Operations

Dallas, Texas


Chris Daughtry, OTR/L ATP

Chief Executive Officer

Columbia, 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

Brooke Dreier

Sales area manager

Dallas, Texas

Community care, IT

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

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

Emily Gaume, SLP-CCC

Speech Therapy Team Lead

Bedford, Texas

Caregiver Resources, Dementia, Dysphagia, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, TBI

Kanika Govil

Physical Therapy Team Lead

Dallas, Texas

Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Technology

Maryrose de Guzman, PT, DPT, GCS, ACEEAA

Physical therapist

Kissimmee, Florida

aging in place, exercise for older adults, fall prevention, Geriatrics, Physical therpy

Mary Ellen Hatch

Vice President, Nursing Operations

Memphis, Tennessee

Nurse Leadership, Rehabilitation Nursing

Mozghan Hines, PT, DPT

Director of Therapy Operations

Augusta, Georgia

Inpatient Rehabilitation, Leadership, Stroke, TBI

Lisa Hollerbach, LCSW

Transition liaison

Denver, Colorado

Advanced planning, Care Transitions, Dementia, End of life, Hospice, Self care

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

Barb Jacobsmeyer

Executive Vice President, President Inpatient Hospitals

Vanessa Johnson, PT, DPT, CBIS

Therapy Manager

Vineland, New Jersey

Brain Injury, Physical Therapy, Stroke

Kim Keith

Hospice Regional Vice President of Sales

Magnolia, Arkansas

culture, Employee engagement, Hospice

Jake Knight

BI/Data Warehousing Analyst

Birmingham, Alabama

Business Intelligence, Post-acute Innovation

Lynne Lee, RN, Risk Attorney

Vice President of Risk

Birmingham, Alabama

Bioethics, Safety

Denise Loughlin, PT, DPT, WCC, CLT

Physical Therapist and Wound Care Coordinator

Toms River, New Jersey

Wound Care

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

Director of 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

Ryan Muccio

Area manager

Pahrump, Nevada

culture, Fundraising, Top workplaces

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

Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Charlottesville, Virginia

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

Alaina Ploski

Organizational Development Project Manager

Birmingham, Alabama

Diversity, Generations, Hiring/Selection Management, Onboarding, Orientation, Preceptor, Program Evaluation, Team interventions

Darryl Powe, MS, CCC/SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Middletown, Delaware

Cognitive Rehabilitation, Evidence-based practice

Heather Rogers, RN

RN, Branch director

Oxford, Mississippi

Compliance, Hospice, Patient Satisfaction

Richard C. 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

Jason T. Strow, Pharm.D., BCGP

Director of Pharmacy & Regional Director of Pharmacy

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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

Mark J. Tarr

President and Chief Executive Officer

Laura Teschke, PT, LSVT-BIG, PWR

Physical Therapist

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Amputees, Geriatrics, Parkinson's Disease

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

Director of Therapy

Sunrise, Florida

Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders, Communicative Disorders, Dysphagia, Rehabilitation

Frances Amber Tyson, LPN, BS

Care transitions coordinator

Dothan, Alabama

Care Transitions, Congestive heart failure, Pneumonia

Dina Walker, RN, MSN, ACM, RN-BC

National Director of Case Management

Birmingham, Alabama

Care Transitions, Case Management, Readmission Avoidance Interventions, Readmission Risk Assessment

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