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Nurse Navigators

Debra Byrd, BSN, RN

Spine Nurse Navigator - Celebration

Maritsa Casares, BSN, RN

Epilepsy Nurse Navigator


Nadia Fakira, RN, BA, MA

Spine Program Manager


Denal Wilson, BSN, RN, OCN

MIBS, Gamma Knife & NPH Program Manager


Program Coordinators

Judy Clark, LCSW

Maturing Minds Program - Social Worker

Michelle Curtier

Epilepsy/MEG Program Coordinator

Lisa Francoforte

NPH Program Coordinator

Merlinda George

System Spine Program Coordinator

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Maria Howell, RMA, ST

Spine Program Coordinator - Celebration

Anissa Mitchell, LCSW

Parkinson's Outreach Program Manager

Don Richards, RN, BSN, SCRN, CNRN, ASLS, CCRN Alumnus

Stroke Program Coordinator - Altamonte, Apopka, East Orlando & Lake Mary

Suzanne Roustio, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CCRN

Stroke Program Coordinator - Celebration & Kissimmee

Josephine Schweitzer, MSW

Epilepsy Program - Social Worker

Gayle Shepherd, RN

Maturing Minds Program Coordinator

Alissa Taylor, MSW

Parkinson's Outreach Program - Social Worker

Marcia Taylor-Als, MSN, CNS, CCRN, ACNS-BC, SCRN

System Stroke Program Coordinator

Arianna Velez, RN

Stroke Program Coordinator - Orlando, Winter Garden & Winter Park