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Caroline Feller, Director of Community Relations, Presents Brain Injury 101 to Honors Anatomy Class

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Caroline Feller, Director of Community Relations & Development spent Wednesday February 19, 2014 at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee. For the past six years, Ms. Feller presents Brain Injury 101 to the Honors Anatomy and Physiology class. The class is comprised of over 70 aspiring juniors and seniors. Ms. Feller highlights basic brain neuro-anatomy, brain-behavior relations, functional implications of a brain injury and family role changes. The students engage in discussions around sports related concussions, adverse effects of alcohol and drug use while driving, and the rehabilitation journey after one sustains an injury. The focus of the visit each year is to increase the awareness of brain injury through reminding the students a brain injury can happen at any time, anywhere and to anyone; a brain injury does not discriminate. Ms. Feller states,” I look forward to this invitation each year to share my passion for brain injury and with the hope to inspire future professionals to enter this rewarding and compelling field”.

Joint Commission Accreditation Status for Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Adult and Children Residential Programs


Lakeview Specialty Hospital and the Adult and Children Residential Programs were awarded Full Joint Commission Accreditation status following their successful on site survey on January 9, 2014. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs across  the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Lakeview is committed to the accreditation process to continually provide safe, high-quality care, treatment, and services to our patients, residents, and families.

Rob WIlliams, MS, to lead Lakeview WIsconsin's Midwest Residential & Community Programs

Lakeview is pleased to announce that Rob Williams, MS, has joined the Lakeview leadership team as Administrator of Lakeview Wisconsin’s Midwest Residential and Community Programs including: Lakeview’s Residential Youth Program, Hillside Special Education Certified School, Adult Community-Based Residential Facility for neurorehabilitation and neurobehavioral treatment all in Waterford, WI; the Lakeview Behavioral Health Clinics in Waterford and Mt. Pleasant (Racine), WI; and the Mill Pond community residence in Westfield, WI.  Mr. Williams has a long and distinguished career in rehabilitation, including positions as the Program Manager of Neurorehabilitation and Supported Living at Learning Services, NC in 2013; as Director of Neurobehavioral Programs for Mentor/NeuroRestorative – Carbondale, IL (2011-2013) where he had served from 1997 in progressively more responsible roles encompassing the breadth of post-acute rehabilitation as Director of Residential Services (2008-2011), Case Manager-Neurobehavioral Program (2002- 2008); Rehabilitation Therapist (1999-2002), Vocational Job Coach-Neurobehavioral Program (1998-1999) and Life Skills Therapist-Neurobehavioral Program (1997-1998).  Mr. Williams received his BA in Psychology and MS in Rehabilitation Administration from the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, where he was honored with the 2009 Janet and David Stover Award from the Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University.  Mr. Williams will be joining Robyn Rushing, VP of Medical Operations & Development and Hospital Administrator, as well as Caroline Feller, MS, OT, CBIST, Director of Community Relations & Development, to continue expanding and enhancing Lakeview’s post-acute programs and services for persons with neurological, developmental, behavioral and medically complex diagnoses in the Midwest.

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center Hosts Incident Investigation Training

As part of Lakeview’s ongoing quality improvement plan, a nationally recognized incident investigation training for 12 key staff representing Lakeview programs from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Hampshire, was held in February of 2014. The training, provided by Labor Relations Alternatives, Inc. (, consisted of a three day course reviewing fundamental principles of investigation, including: The role of speed, thoroughness and objectivity in the conduct of a real investigation; Fundamental definition of the types and forms of evidence; Techniques for collecting detailed information from witnesses; Methodologies for preserving testimonial evidence and the collection of other documentary evidence; and Reconciling conflicting evidence. Lakeview is proud to announce that all training participants successfully completed the certification exam.

Lakeview NH BIA Golf Tournament-

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center sponsored a four person team to participate in the New Hampshire Brain Injury Association’s 30th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This golf tournament was held at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Gilford, NH. Lakeview was represented by Dr. Nick Cioe, Director of QA/QI, Ken Kosowicz, CFO and AJ Hayward, Direct Support Provider. Derek Guptill, Associate Director of Education had to put work ahead of fun and could not attend. The Lakeview Team made an impressive showing, shooting a 12 under par 58 and finishing 1st overall! Lakeview is pleased to continue on-going support for NH BIA.


“CHANGE, CONFLICT, BARRIERS…HOW TO DEAL!”, the NH Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 (Columbus Day Weekend) at the Portsmouth Harborside, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The NHRA is pleased to announce the program will include:

Morning Keynote: Gerri King, PhD, President of Human Dynamics Associates - author, national speaker and business consultant on “Managing Change” (plus a break-out session on Sabotaging Success); Cabrinni Kulash-Tobin, NAMI presenter on “In Our Own Words”; Robert Vear from Always Room to Grow on Conflict Resolution; Tina Trudel, PhD, COO of Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Centers on TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in Military and Civilian Populations, Barry Litt, MFT on EMDR; and the afternoon Keynote “Laugh and Learn” panel featuring professional comedians with disabilities who pull no punches about challenges they face in their lives and careers – with sharp wit and brutal honesty.

Registration is from 8:00-8:45 and the fee includes breakfast, lunch, breaks and CEU’s. Member registration is $115, non-member $125 and student (with ID) $50. For more information or special needs request contact Judy Sanderson - or (603) 410-6596. CEU’s applied for. Please be on time. Sessions will begin promptly as scheduled.

Dr. Tina Trudel, Lakeview COO, to Speak at NH Adjuster’s Conference on October 11, 2013

Tina M. Trudel, PhD will be a featured speaker addressing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-concussive syndrome at the 2013 NH Adjusters Conference on Friday, October 11th. The conference will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (registration begins at 7:30 AM) at the Radisson Hotel, 11 Tara Blvd, Nashua, NH 03062. The program will provide seven Workers Compensation or Multi-line credits with Luncheon included. The cost is $125 for members of the NH Adjuster’s Association and $150 for non-members.

Lakeview NH Huntington’s Society 5K Walk at UNH

Lakeview is a proud sponsor of the Annual 5k Walk for Huntington ’s Disease at the University of New Hampshire Campus on 09/21/13. Lakeview’s Regional Development Coordinator, Michelle Campbell was on site to hand out Lakeview water bottles to all participants and volunteers.

Lakeview NH Half Marathon Team

On 09/08/13 Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center sponsored a six person team to compete in the New Hampshire Brain Injury Association (NH BIA) 2nd Annual Heads Up Half Marathon. This 13 plus mile race was held on a windy day in downtown Concord, NH. Lakeview’s team consisted of Phil Major, Director of Plant Operations, Lorene Zammuto, Director of Nursing, Sandra Hooper, Associate Director of Nursing, Jean Martel, Director of Human Resources, Alicia Olson, Human Resource Business Partner and Heidi Chauvin, Primary Nurse.

Dr. James Lewis, III to lead Lakeview, NH Youth Programs

Dr. James Lewis, III

Lakeview is pleased to announce that Dr. James Lewis has joined as leader of our child, adolescent and young adult services in NH!  Dr. Lewis has over two decades of experience working with children who have experienced trauma as a result of exposure to violence.  His undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan and Doctor of Psychology degree from Central Michigan University.   He also completed a Master's Degree in Psychology at Howard University. In addition, Dr. Lewis developed expertise in the neuropsychological evaluation of persons with medical conditions.