Company Overview

The American Institute of Balance (AIB) established in 1992, is a privately held, global healthcare company based in Florida’s Tampa Bay. Specializing in the clinical specialty of diagnoses and rehabilitation of equilibrium and balance conditions, AIB has acquired an international reputation for its cutting-edge science, research, and education. Since its inception, AIB clinics have evaluated and treated over 200,000 patients.

In 2019, AIB launched a nationwide neurodiagnostic network, that has licensed and contracted over 150 audiology/neurology/otolaryngology practices in 39 states. This rapid growth has resulted in a 200% increase in top line revenue.  Most importantly, with over 14,000 AIB trained and certified physical/occupational therapists from all 50 states, AIB is in the unique position of offering a full continuum of patient care nationwide. 

Our Mission

To provide healthcare practitioners worldwide the resources to build sustainable balance practices that offer the highest quality, evidence-based patient care to children and adults with equilibrium disorders.

Our Vision

To lead the world in the education, research, clinical best practices, and management of equilibrium disorders.


Patient Care

Representing the most technologically advanced dizziness and vertigo center in the United States, AIB Corporate Headquarters and Neurodiagnostic & Rehabilitation Facilities are located in Largo, FL. Also in Largo, is AIB’s world-class training & education center, providing an outstanding faculty, modern classrooms and fully equipped laboratory facilities.

Professional Continuing Education

With certification programs and workshops offered online and live in 15 U.S. cities, for physical and occupational therapists, audiologists, and physicians.

OtoLabTM &NeuroLabTM

Are outsourced, ancillary, neurodiagnostic/vestibular testing services located within 32 locations in the country’s top ENT and neurology practices, serving 250 physician, in AZ, CA, GA, FL, LA, IL, and NC.

AIB Centers of Specialty CareTM

120 licensed practices in 39 states.


AIB’s proprietary medical reporting software – 1,100 reports prepared monthly for over 250 physicians


Remote Virtual Audiology testing

Global Partnerships


International Fellowship Program

6-9-12 month Fellowships available for international medical professionals

International Certificate Online

English & Spanish, and Mandarin

Executive team

Richard E. Gans, PhD

Founder & President

Kimberly Rutherford, DSc., PT

Sr. Assoc. Partner

Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Wehse

Sr. Assoc. Partner

Chief Information Officer

Brittany Fauble, AuD

Sr. Assoc. Partner

Vice-President Clinical Services

Professional Services

Alyssa VanderVeen, AuD, MBA (cand.)

Assoc. Partner

Director of Clinical Science

Christina Coppola, AuD

University Liaison & Fellowships

Carmen Romero, AuD

International Services Coordinator

Kori Hacker, PTA

Workshop Coordinator

Crystal Martin

Clinic Manager

Administration & Finance

Sharon Rudd

Sharon Rudd

Senior Accounting Manager

Kelly Reynolds


John Rice

Billing and Coding MAnager

Anthony Bucchi

Director Human Resources


Samantha Cacano

Systems Administrator


Gina Lorenzetti


Rochelle Yellowdy

Coordinator Education Marketing

National Accounts

KC Lakey

National Account anager

Brittany Burke

Executive Coordinator

Tiffany Wash

National Training Manager

Elicia Carta, MBA

Account Representative

Dawn Cruze

National Training Manager