Speakers

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Meghan Beier, MA, PhD

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Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist & Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Meghan Beier is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a rehabilitation psychologist, she specializes in cognitive rehabilitation and neuropsychological assessment and intervention. She works with patients with a variety of neurological and psychological conditions, including multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Beier is also an active researcher interested in cognitive rehabilitation and healthy aging of individuals with multiple sclerosis.

Anna Berry, PT, DPT

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Physical Therapist & MS Program Manager
Shepherd Center MS Institute

Anna Berry is the Program Manager of the MS Institute at the Shepherd Center where she oversees the MS Clinic, the infusion suite, the rehab center and the wellness center.  She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Tulane University and a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University.  She has been working at the Shepherd Center for 10 years, most of which have been spent treating people who are living with MS.  Anna is also a graduate of the National MS Society Leadership Program.  She lectures about neurorehabilitation and MS at several local universities and sits on the advisory board of a local nonprofit. She participates in translational research at the Shepherd Center and is passionate about helping families affected by MS improve their quality of life through education, easy access to care and frequent communication with healthcare providers.

Bonnie Schaude, MA, CCC-SLP

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Speech Pathologist
Shepherd Center MS Institute

Bonnie Schaude is a speech language pathologist with over 30 years of experience working in adult and pediatric neurogenic cognitive, communication, motor speech and swallowing disorders. Her clinical experience ranges across the continuum of care including acute hospital settings, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient day treatment facilities. She is currently working at Shepherd Center in the Multiple Sclerosis Institute with responsibilities & special interest in clinical assessment and treatment models based on evidence based practice, clinical programming as well as presentations locally and nationally. In addition, she is a Medical Consultant for the State Social Security Division with responsibility in the determination of severity of speech and language limitations for pediatric and adult Disability Allowances in the State of Georgia.

Tracy Walker, FNP-C, WOCN

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Nurse Practitioner & MS Outcomes Specialist
Shepherd Center MS Institute

Tracy Walker specializes in treating patients with neurological conditions. She is a certified family nurse practitioner, a wound ostomy continence nurse, as well as a Georgia registered nurse. Walker received a bachelor's of science in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. She also earned a certification in enterostomal therapy nursing at Emory University and a master's of science in nursing at Georgia State University. Walker is actively involved in the MS community and frequently speaks on MS topics.

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