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Meet The American Institute of Balance – Clinic Staff

Richard E. Gans, PhD

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D

Founder and Executive Director

Founder and Executive Director of The American Institute of Balance, one of the largest balance centers in the USA Dr. Gans received his PhD from... Read More

Brittany Fauble, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Brittany Fauble, AuD

Director of Diagnostic and Clinical Services

Dr. Brittany Fauble received her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) and her Master of Science (MS) in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences from Gallaudet University, and completed her undergraduate coursework at... Read More

Joseph Sakumura, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Joseph Sakumura, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A

Director of Clinical Innovations

Dr. Joseph Sakumura, received the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center and his undergraduate from the University of Kansas.... Read More

Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Vice President of Clinical Services & Research

Dr. Spinks earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from The... Read More

Spencer Reeder, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Spencer Reeder, AuD

University Liaison, Audiologist

Dr. Reeder received her Doctor of Audiology degree from LSU (Louisiana State University) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed her residency in Southern... Read More

Alyssa Steinweis, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Alyssa Steinweis, AuD

Audiologist

Dr. Alyssa Steinweis received her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) from Nova Southeastern University and completed her undergraduate coursework at Ithaca College in Public and Community... Read More

Courtney Sheehan, AUD

Courtney Sheehan

Audiologist

Dr. Courtney Sheehan received her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) from the University of Wisconsin AuD Consortium and completed her undergraduate coursework at Fresno State University.... Read More

Megan Farina, AuD

Megan Farina

Audiologist

Dr. Farina received her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) from University of Cincinnati and completed her undergraduate coursework in Speech and Hearing Sciences at The Ohio... Read More

Christina Coppola, AUD

Christina Coppola

Audiologist

Dr. Christina Coppola received the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from University of South Florida and her undergraduate from the University of Central Florida. She... Read More

Francesca “Frankie” Blasio, AU.D.

Audiologist

Dr. Francesca (Frankie) Blasio received her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) and her Master of Science (MS) in Audiology from The University of Tennessee. She obtained... Read More

Lynn Sumerson, DO

Lynn F. Sumerson D.O. - Ear, Nost & Throat

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Professor Emeritus – Otolaryngology Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kori Hacker

Kori Hacker - Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Carmen Romero

AuD Resident

Carmen is an AuD resident from Pacific University. She received her B.S. in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical track and a minor in Health Care Administration from... Read More

Andrew Meythaler

AuD Resident

Andrew is an AuD resident from the University of Samford. He received his B.A. in History and M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of... Read More

Johnathon O’Neal

AuD Resident

Johnathon is an AuD resident from Gallaudet University. He received his B.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland