Board of Trustees

  • President ~ Roger P. Carrillo, M.Ed. has been in the medical rehabilitation field for more than thirty years, holding several senior level positions in management, administration, and clinical program development. He is Vice President, Business Development with NeuroRestorative, a national health care company with operations in twenty-two states.Currently, Roger oversees NeuroRestorative’s national referral and admission operations and is responsible forbusiness development for NeuroRestorative’s post-acute brain injury rehabilitation and supported living services throughout Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Louisiana.  Roger was Senior Vice President with NeuroRestorative Specialty Centers prior to the company’s merger with Mentor ABI and was responsible for start-up, development, and senior level management of NeuroRestorative Specialty Centers in the five-state region. Prior to his NeuroRestorative tenure he served as Chief Executive Officer of Golden State Rehabilitation Hospital in San Ramon, California.  He was the Vice President for Clinical Affairs at Rebound, Inc., a national specialty brain injury company based in Nashville, Tennessee; Chief Operating Officer, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee; and Program Director at Timber Ridge Neurologic Rehabilitation Center in Benton, Arkansas. Roger has been affiliated with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a medical rehabilitation surveyor for more than twenty years. He is actively involved with the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) Business Council, North America Brain Injury Society (NABIS), and National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) and International Association of Rehabilitation Professional (IARP).  He holds a Master of Education degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas. 


  • Michael Mason is the Editor/Founder of This Land Press headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He is the author of "Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath."   For 8 years, he was a brain injury case manager at the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He has also been a past president of the Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma.  

  • Kyle Atkinson, J.D. is a licensed attorney living in St. Louis, Missouri.  He earned his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law, with a specialty in civil litigation.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi at Oxford, MS.  Formerly he was an Associate at Regions Financial Corporation in Austin, Texas.   

 

  • Mary M. Crockett, M.S. received her Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Education and earned her Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She spent 10 years working at Timber Ridge Neurologic Rehabilitation Center in Benton, Arkansas assisting persons with Traumatic Brain Injuries in developing vocational reintegration plans within their home community.  While at Timber Ridge in conjunction with the Speech Pathologists, she developed innovative Brain injury therapy techniques such as the Cognitive Obstacle Course, Compensatory Tool School and Frontalobics.  In 2007, she established Crockett Vocational Services, LLC.  She offers Michigan Rehabilitation Services to high school students in the Special Education system who are experiencing barriers to employment or college.  She is responsible for the delivery of State of Michigan services to students who attend Oakland Schools Technical Campus - Southeast and Southwest.  She is credentialed as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Vocational Evaluator and Certified Brain Injury Specialist.  She is an active member of the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.  

 

  • Frank Lewis, Ph.D. is Director of Clinical Outcome Services for NeuroRestorative, the nation's largest provider of post-acute brain rehabilitation and community residential services.  He also serves as Clinical Director of NeuroRestorative Georgia, located in Augusta.  Dr. Lewis received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Arkansas.  He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care at the Medical College of Georgia and is on the faculty in the Psychology at Augusta State University.  He is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer for the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists.  Dr. Lewis has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of brain injury rehabilitation as an educator, researcher, and administrator.  He has held leadership positions for a number of organizations, most recently as Walton Rehabilitation Hospital located in Augusta, Georgia.  He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Care Management, the official journal of the Academy of Certified Case Managers.

 

  • John Rigg, MD, FAAPMR currently serves as the Traumatic Brain Injury Program Director at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA.  Dr. Rigg was hired to start and develop the TBI clinic at EAMC which is the regional referral center for the Southern Regional Medical Command.  By February 2009, the TBI Clinic at EAMC was the first program in the country to be awarded full validation as a category 1 TBI Center in accordance with the Office of the Surgeon General’s Proponency for Rehabilitation and Reintegration.  The TBI Clinic at DDAEMC serves Service Member’s who have sustained traumatic brain injuries typically as a result of injuries sustained in the Global War on Terrorism.  Several effective unique approaches have been developed including the integration of Mind Body Medicine to treat the significant post combat/deployment/traumatic issues facing Service Members.  Dr. Rigg developed a 3 week long intensive outpatient program that has so far been run 35 times with 7-10 Soldiers per session.  100% of the graduates have stated they would highly recommend this program to other Service Members with 95% stating it was the best training they have ever had in the Army.

 

  • Theodore Spinks, MD is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon seeing patients in Austin, Texas. He sees both adults and children, and has special expertise in both Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery, including state-of-the-art Minimally Invasive techniques, complex spinal fusions, spinal tumors, tethered cord syndrome, and scoliosis, kyphosis, and other deformities. He has an especially high level of expertise in cervical and craniocervical disease. He also has experience in complex and minimally invasive intracranial surgery, including transnasal skull base approaches and intracranial endoscopy. His areas of expertise in cranial surgery include tumors, vascular malformations, Moya Moya, and Chiari malformations.  Dr. Spinks has published many peer-reviewed articles on minimally invasive spine and peripheral nerve surgery and other aspects of Neurosurgery. He frequently gives invited lectures on Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Concussions, and Spine Surgery. He currently serves on the CDC Expert Panel for Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain    Injury, and served on the Texas Medical Association Committee on Concussions in Athletes during the last session of the Texas Legislature. He has testified before both the Texas House and Texas Senate regarding concussions.

 

  • Paul Saenz, DO received his medical education at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. He completed his Family Practice training in Phoenix, AZ followed by a Sports Medicine fellowship in Seattle, WA. He returned to San Antonio in 1988 and established himself as the city's first Primary Care Sports Medicine specialist. Dr. Saenz is board certified in both Family Practice and Sports Medicine and is an associate clinical professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio Medical School and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He serves as a team physician for the NBA San Antonio Spurs, the WNBA Silver Stars, the San Antonio Missions Double A Baseball Club, San Antonio area high schools and universities. He was appointed to the medical staff for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and for 1998 Goodwill Games in New York City. He served as team physician for the USA Pentathlon at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. In 2010 Dr. Saenz was selected as the St. Mary's University Distinguished Alumnus and voted as one of Texas "Top Docs" by Texas Monthly Magazine.

 

  • Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT has a doctorate of physical therapy and holds a competency-based certification in vestibular rehabilitation.  She has been treating patients with dizziness and balance disorders for more than 15 years and is the founder of 360°Balance and Concussion Health.  Ms. Wallace’s work encompasses a wide variety of age groups in regards to dizziness and balance disorders as well as concussion assessment and treatment.  She continues to consult locally and nationally on the development of balance centers and medical management of vestibular disorders, including protocols for post-concussion athletes.  Ms. Wallace has been instrumental in the development of hardware and software designed to integrate diagnostic findings for vestibular patients.  She has authored a concussion management guideline, authored the chapter on balance for the textbook, Therapeutic Exercise, is currently co-authoring chapters for an upcoming neurology textbook and has just released a new concussion application, Play It SAFE®, specifically for time of injury assessment.