Brian Abraham, DPT, Chief Executive Officer
Brian has 19 years of healthcare experience and management expertise in various rehabilitation settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, skilled nursing and home health. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Sciences from UTMB-Galveston, a Master of Physical Therapy degree from UT-El Paso and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University.
Allison Frank, RN, MSN, CCTC, Director of Marketing and Business Development
Allison holds a Masterâ€™s degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, a BSN from Baylor University Nursing in Dallas, Texas, and a Business Degree (BBN) specialized in I/O Psychology from The University of North Texas. She has clinical experience in ICU, ER, and organ transplant coordination. She holds the patientâ€™s needs as the #1 concern. Taking care of her team and her patients are priority.
Wm Russell Blaylock, OTD, Director of Case Management / IRF PAI Coordinator
Russell has over 28 years of healthcare experience including outpatient orthopedics, Spinal and Inpatient rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Acute Care, and Leadership roles. He has developed functional return-to-work programs. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University, and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis on Practice Management and Administration from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.
Irene Lopez, Human Resources Manager
Irene has 12 years of human resource experience in various industries, including healthcare. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Stephen F, Austin State University, and a Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Amberton University. Irene received her Professional certification in Human Resources in 2004.
Beth Wilkinson, RN, Director of Nursing Operations
Beth has 30 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse and 22 years of progressive management experience. Her professional career includes LTC Chief Nursing Officer, Surgery, Women and Childrenâ€™s Services, NICU and ACNO of Rehabilitation, Womenâ€™s Services, Same Day Surgery and Total Joint Center in Mesquite. Ms. Wilkinson has lived in the Dallas area for 30 years and worked in the Mesquite area for 25 years.
Adam C. Carter, M.D., Medical Director
Dr Carter is a board certified physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a graduate of the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, W.I., he completed his residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Carter is a member of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Texas Medical Association and Dallas County Medical Association.
Mateen Shah, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Services
Mateen has over thirty years experience in developing and implementing clinical programs to improve outcomes, through education of medical staff, nurses and pharmacists. The experience encompasses acute care hospitals, LTACHs and Rehab hospitals. Mateen has a Bachelors in Biology from Karachi University, Pakistan and also a Bachelors in Pharmacy from Xavier University, New Orleans.
Roy Bachman, Director of Plant Operations
Roy has over 11 years experience in the healthcare industry, including 10 years as the Director of Plant Operations/Safety in a rehabilitation setting involving both local start-up and established nation-wide organizations. His past work experience includes employment in the brick masonry industry, welding and roofing. Education involves a certification in electronics with basics from Texas Tech University.
Rebecca Lanman, PT, Director of Therapy Operations
Rebecca has over 13 years of physical therapy experience in neuro rehab, wound care, acute care, and inpatient orthopedics. She holds a Master of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca joined the Ernest Health system in 2008 and in 2012 led the program development at Mesquite Rehabilitation for Stroke Certification.