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

VP 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

Alyssa Steinweis, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Alyssa Steinweis, AuD

Director of CSC Relations

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

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, Au.D., CCC-A

Christina Coppola

University Liaison

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., CCC-A

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

Carmen Romero, AuD

International Liaison

Dr. Romero Mulino received her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) from Pacific University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. She completed her... Read More

Joseph Sakumura, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Joseph Sakumura, AuD

Chief Science Officer

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

Lynn Sumerson, DO

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

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Professor Emeritus – Otolaryngology Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT

Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT

Vice President of Education and Professional Services

Dr. Rutherford obtained her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of Missouri and her Doctorate of Science (DSc) in Physical Therapy from... Read More

Alison D’Alessandro, PT, DPT, NCS

Alison D'Alessandro

Director of Rehabilitation

Dr. Alison D’Alessandro received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Florida State University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from the University... Read More

Kori Hacker

Kori Hacker - Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Victoria Kesecker

AuD Resident

Victoria Kesecker is a fourth-year doctor of audiology student from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She received her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and... Read More

Sarah Margaret Chicorelli

AuD Resident

Sarah Margaret Chicorelli is an Au.D. resident from The University of Southern Mississippi. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Education... Read More

Kristen Moore

AuD Resident

Kristen Moore is an AuD resident from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She received her B.S. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and a minor in Human... Read More

Karsin Spinks

AuD Resident

Karsin Spinks is a fourth year resident from the University of Louisville Audiology doctoral program. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University... Read More