Sarah Brittain, Clinician
Sarah Brittain has a Master of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an active member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado's (BIAC) board. Sarah has a broad background in speech and language pathology and has worked in a variety of both private and public settings. Sarah previously worked at an outpatient clinic for patients with acquired traumatic brain injury where she collaborated with physical therapists, occupational therapists and patients' families, to create a highly personalized program. She performed cognitive and linguistic testing and treatment for patients at this center. Sarah has also previously worked at a private practice that specialized in speech and language treatment for pediatrics and adolescents. Here she gained skills in evaluating and treating children with autism, cleft palate, speech disorders, language disorders, reading disorders and pragmatic disorders. In graduate school Sarah received extensive training in treatment of written and spoken language disorders using structured, systematic, and multi-sensory methods.
Hilary Booco, Clinician
Hilary Booco has a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., as well as Bachelors of Arts degrees in Linguistics and Spanish from the University of Georgia. Hilary has worked with a variety of different patient populations, both adult and pediatric, in many different medical settings, including outpatient, inpatient, skilled nursing, and long-term care. She has provided evaluation and treatment for both cognitive-linguistic deficits and swallowing disorders for patients with acquired brain injury and progressive neurological diseases. In graduate school, Hilary focused her studies on traumatic brain injury and stroke, completing an internship at a hospital for neurological rehabilitation where she worked closely with occupational and physical therapists, as well as a neuropsychologists. For her Master's level thesis, she helped to develop and utilize testing to determine the differences of language comprehension in patients with focal damage to the left inferior frontal cortex versus patients with damage elsewhere in the brain. Hilary is able to provide bilingual cognitive-linguistic therapy in English and Spanish.
Ramya Shyam, Clinician
Ramya Shyam has a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Ramya has worked at the Keatley Clinic since 2010, specializing in the assessment and treatment of cognitive-communication disorders associated with mild traumatic brain injuries and illnesses, as well as learning disabilities. Prior to working at the Keatley Clinic, she worked as a special education teacher in a therapeutic private school, creating and implementing a curriculum to promote academic achievement, social skills/pragmatics, executive functioning, study skills, coping/regulation skills, and daily living skills for students aged 6-18. In graduate school Ramya received extensive training in treatment of written and spoken language disorders using structured, systematic, and multi-sensory methods. She presented her thesis research on spoken language comprehension at the ASHA Schools Conference in Las Vegas. Ramya also interned at one of the top hospitals in Boston, where she performed cognitive and swallowing evaluations on patients who suffered strokes and traumatic brain injuries.
Mari Gottlieb, Clinician
Mari Gottlieb has a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Finance from the University of Colorado. Mari has worked with a variety of different patient populations, both adult and pediatric, primarily in outpatient settings. While her experience ranges from providing evaluation and treatment for individuals with cognitive, language, articulation, voice, and speech disorders, she has a passion for working with individuals with acquired brain injuries. In graduate school, Mari completed an internship at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, specializing in neurological rehabilitation where she worked alongside a multidisciplinary team to provide personalized care to each patient. She believes in tailoring therapy to make it as salient and functional as possible for each individual.
Natalie Bradshaw, Clinician
Natalie Bradshaw has pursued a diversified career pathway. As a Broadway performer, she completed over 3000 performances in productions such as Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Sister Act, and Hair. However, her interests ultimately drew her to clinical science. She completed her graduate training in speech-language pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, where the faculty presented her with the prestigious Emeritus Award for outstanding academic achievement at the time of graduation. Additionally, she has authored multiple research projects in clinical science, culminating in peer-reviewed reviewed publications in academic journals and national conferences including, ASHA, The Voice Foundation’s Annual Symposium, Fall Voice, and the Journal of Singing. Clinically, she completed specialty training in diverse settings including the UPMC Voice Center, the UPMC Swallowing Center, and multiple acute care hospitals. She also had the privilege of working with our nation’s veterans during her fellowship training at the Portland VA Medical Center and participated in multi-disciplinary teams specializing in treatment for people with polytrauma, neurological conditions, and head and neck cancer. Currently, she specializes in cognitive rehabilitation, dysphagia, voice, and public speaking (www.fullcadenceconsulting.com) - when she’s not shredding it biking, kayaking, or skiing.
Sabrina McCoy, Office Manager
Sabrina is the office manager at Colorado Brain Recovery. She is thrilled to be working for a company that focuses on health issues close to her heart. In July 2011 Sabrina suffered a traumatic brain injury, broke her back, and fractured her jaw in a boating accident on Green Mountain Reservoir in Kremmling, Colorado. She was in a coma for two months, and her doctors said she’d probably never walk again. She did not remember her fiancé, was in a wheelchair for two years, and has spent the last 5+ years learning to walk again.
Despite the odds, Sabrina recently earned a Master's degree in Psychology, speaks publicly about her experience, and learned to walk again. She is a former survivor speaker for the head injury symposium in San Antonio, Texas, and has stood in as a guest speaker for future physical therapy professionals in Texas as well. Prior to joining CBR, Sabrina worked as a tech in an outpatient rehabilitation hospital setting, helping individuals with various impairments (e.g., TBI, stroke) who were learning to walk again. She enjoys staying as active as possible, traveling as often as she can, and telling her story to help encourage people when needed!