Meet the Team

Joyce (Jay) Berger, PT, CDP, OTAGO Certified

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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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.

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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Heather Huey, OTR/L

Besides Rehab Smarter, Heather also works 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…

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Linda Yerardi, MS, RD, CDE

Linda Yerardi, MS RDN, CDE is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Registered Dietitian (RDN). She received in  a Master of Science degree from James Madison University pursuing a degree in Nutrition & Health Sciences, where she learned to understand and practice healing and disease management through use of food. Her career as a Registered Dietician allowed her to be involved in many different aspects of Nutrition in many settings…

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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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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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