New Speakers

Naomi A. Abel, MD

Member, HA National Conference Medical Host Committee
Member, HA Medical Advisory Board
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Syed Hassan Akbari, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Institute for Brain Protection Sciences
Member, HA National Conference Medical Host Committee

Philipp R Aldana, MD, FAANS, FAAP, FAAP

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Scott E. Benjamin, MD

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Kate Bianchi

Digital Marketing Manager
Hydrocephalus Association
Washington Township, MI

Daniel E. Couture, MD

Wake Forest Baptist
Winston-Salem, NC

Gwendolyn Gerner, PsyD

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, MD

Lance S. Governale, MD, FAANS, FAAP

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Lakisha Harris, CHES

Support Programs Manager
Hydrocephalus Association
Bethesda, MD

Sara Hartnett-Wright, MD

Member, HA National Conference Medical Host Committee
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL

Dean Hertzler, MD

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

Kevin King, MD, MSCS

Barrow Neurological Institute
Pheonix, AZ

Andrew Kobets, MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Thomas Koch, MD

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Robert Lober, MD, PhD, FAANS

Dayton Children’s Hospital
Dayton, OH

Irene Piryatinsky, ABPP-CN

NAC Clinic
Boston, MA

Eileen Rodger, RN

Registered Nurse
Coral Ridge Outpatient Center
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Mike Rodger

Boca Raton, FL

Sierra Smith

Support & Education Program Assistant
Hydrocephalus Association
Bethesda, MD

Tracy Taback

West Palm Beach, FL

Alex Trujillo

Tampa, FL

Kunal Vakharia, MD

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Ashley VanCleef, Esq

Law for Parents, LLC
Frederick, MD

Carly Weisman

HA Community Network Chair, New Jersey
HA WALK Co-Chair, Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Tinton Falls, NJ