Meet the Team

Joyce (Jay) Berger, PT

Jay Berger received her Physical Therapy Degree in 1985 from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.  Her career and lifelong passion for cardiopulmonary, neurologically, and medically complex patients began while working as one of the pioneering clinicians at the world’s first Shock Trauma Center, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.  Her 30 plus years of clinical experience spans the entire…

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Karen Sowers, MS, CCC-SLP

Karen J. Sowers received her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Towson University in 1993. Initially starting her career in skilled nursing and sub-acute care, she established a firm foundation and passion for the treatment of swallowing disorders. Karen subcontracted for Maryland Neuro-Rehab Foundation working with head injury and stroke clients prior to coming to work in acute care at the beginning of 2000. Gaining acute care experience,…

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Christina McCormick, OTR/L

Christina M. McCormick, OTR/L in New York received her Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from SUNY Oswego in 1996 as well as a Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Keuka College in 2002. She gained initial experience in geriatric rehab and pediatric therapy.  Christina has extensive experience working with children from ages 0 to 5 years. Her experience ranges from feeding issues, sensory processing, developmental disabilities including…

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Cathleen Newberg, PT, CWT

Cathleen is both licensed in Maryland and West Virginia with a primary areas of expertise include Geriatrics, Dementia, Neuro, and Orthopedics.  She is also a Certified Weight Trainer.  When not working professionally as a clinician, she spend her time with her family and her other love, photography.

Patricia Roholt, PT, CHT

Patricia Roholt is a Physical Therapist and Hand Therapist with over 35 years of clinical practice and more than 30 years as a specialist in Hand Therapy. Patricia is the President/Owner of Clinical Specialty Education  and has written and produced four two-day courses on various topics concerning hand rehabilitation – which is her passion. In addition to teaching, Patricia also has an extensive clinical background in her 39 years as…

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Jill Silverman, MS, CCC-SLP

Jill Silverman obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Hearing & Speech Sciences from University of Maryland, College Park in 1994 and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from University of the District of Columbia in 1998. She acquired several years of experience as a DHMH State of Maryland Speech-Language Pathologist IV, working with adolescents and adults who have severe intellectual disabilities and behavior disturbances. She has served…

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Tena Taylor, MSN, RN

Tena Taylor is a MSN, BSN, BA, RN. She received her Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science in nursing from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She also has a Bachelors of Art degree from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland in Law and Sociology. Tena has worked as a Registered Nurse for 26 years in various settings that include critical care, medical-surgical, orthopedics, and home health nursing. Her entire career…

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Linda Pruce, MS, CCC-SLP

Linda Pruce obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from West Virginia University in 1992.   She began her career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical center meeting speech / swallowing objectives in the ICU with tracheotomized / ventilator-dependent patients as well as providing speech, language, cognitive and swallowing services to adult, in-patients….

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Heather Huey, OTR/L

Heather works full time for the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group as a home care therapist.  She focuses on safety evaluations and education in the home as the patients transition from hospital and rehabilitation stays to their lives back at home. She spends time educating OT and COTA (OT assistant) employees as well as students from various colleges.  She also spends weekends keeping her feet wet in a rehabilitation setting…

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