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Mark Ylvisaker, PhD

Dr. Ylvisaker is Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York

Dr. Ylvisaker has over 20 years of clinical and program development experience with children and young adults with neurogenic cognitive, behavioral, and communication disorders in rehabilitation and special education settings.

Dr. Ylvisaker is author or editor of six books on brain injury rehabilitation, including the recently published Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Children and Adolescents and Collaborative Brain Injury Intervention: Positive Everyday Routines. In addition, he is author or co-author of over 60 journal articles and book chapters on the subject. He is actively engaged in the work of several professional organizations, consults to a variety of state, federal and international TBI projects, and presents frequently to national and international audiences on topics related to rehabilitation and education of individuals with cognitive, behavioral, and communication disability. Mark Ylvisaker, PhD has been an advisory board member since 1997 and has lectured at numerous Brain Injury Society Symposia.

Jonathan M. Silver, MD

Jonathan M. Silver, MD Pharmacologist of Lenox Hill Hospital Manhattan, New York.

Jonathan M. Silver, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, Assistant Director of Clinical Services and Research and Chief of Ambulatory Services in the Department of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York. After Dr. Silver completed his undergraduate work at Duke University and Medical School at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he received his psychiatric training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University. He completed a Fellowship in Psychiatric Research sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health/New York State Psychiatric Institute/Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in the treatment of chronically hospitalized psychiatric patients with propranolol.

Dr. Silver has authored numerous papers and chapters on the neuropsychiatric problems subsequent to traumatic brain injury and the pharmacologic treatment of those problems, and is a frequent lecturer on these topics. He is senior editor of the book "Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury," the first comprehensive volume that reviews this subject, and co-editor of the Expert Consensus Guideline Series: Treatment of Geriatric Agitation in Patients with Dementia. He has been listed in "Best Doctors in America" since 1993 for the area of neuropsychiatry.

Dr. Silver has been a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Brain Injury Society since 1998 and has lectured at the Brain Injury Society Symposia.

Leonard Diller, PhD

Leonard Diller, PhD, Manhattan, New York

Leonard Diller is Professor of Rehabilitation medicine, New York University School of Medicine, Director of the Psychology Department at Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Chief of Behavioral Science of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Diller completed undergraduate work at City College of New York and received Master's and PhD degrees from New York University and received post doctoral fellowships in New York City and Australia. Dr. Diller has been active in neuropsychologic rehabilitation for more than four decades. He directs large-scale outpatient programs in neuropsychological rehabilitation and health psychology. Dr. Diller has been active in professional organizations having served on the executive boards and President of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and Chair of the Research Committee of the National Easter Seal Society as well as consultant to government agencies in the USA (nih, dept, education) as well as abroad.

His research has been funded by federal agencies from 1956 thru the present. Dr. Diller has lectured extensively both here and abroad and is the author of 125 papers in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, or monographs. He has been a Member of the Panel on Post Stroke Rehabilitation in developing practice guidelines.

Dr. Leonard Diller has been a member of the Brain Injury Society Medical Advisory Board since 1999 and was available to present at the first symposium of the Brain Injury Society at Maimonides Medical Center in 1997. Dr. Diller accepted the first Brain Injury Society Service Award for his contribution to research, rehabilitation and recovery for the acquired brain injured population in 1998. Dr. Diller has been instrumental in assisting the Brain Injury Society with advice and insight and will be opening the first two-day Brain Injury Society Downstate Brain Injury Society Conference on the second day, May 25, 2000 at Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine.

Phil Gautreau, MPH
Vice President - Network Development
North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System
New Hyde Park, New York

Phil Gautreau has been Vice President for Network Development at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System since November, 1998. The Health System is a network of 14 hospitals (2 of which have TBI units - Staten Island University Hospital and Southside Hospital in Suffolk County), 3 long-term care facilities, 5 home care agencies and numerous ambulatory care facilities providing care to patients in Long Island, Queens and Staten Island. Several of the System's hospitals also provide inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

Phil graduated in 1988 from Columbia's School of Public Health with a focus in Health Administration. His administrative residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan led to a position as Program Director of the New York State Department of Health approved AIDS Treatment Center. He subsequently worked with Staten Island University Hospital for 8 years during which time he had responsibility for several departments including: Network Development, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Management, Case Management, Infection Control, Social Work, Employee Health, Employee Assistance Program, the Pediatrics Department and the AIDS Center program. Phil also lived in Moscow from Summer, 1994 - to Fall, 1995, and worked as the Business Director of a joint venture between Columbia-Presbyterian and Pepsi Cola International to develop and manage a medical office geared toward expatriates.

A substantial portion of Phil's work in Network Development is related to developing relationships between the Health System's hospitals and community-based agencies to ensure continuity of patient care.

Phil is a member of the American College of Healthcare Administrators, Metropolitan Healthcare Administrators (NYC), and the American Public Health Association.

Phil is a member of the Community Advisory Board Member of Brain Injury Society since 1999 and a Special Advisor on Administrative Matters to the Executive President of Brain Injury Society.



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