Galaxy Brain Center Owner
Meg Scaling/OTRL is the owner of Galaxy Brain Center and Associated and has been providing excellence in community-based occupational therapy for over 15 years. Meg began private practice community-based intervention in 2001, later establishing Life Skills Community Rehabilitation and Associates, LLC in 2007 to offer enhanced treatment exceeding industry standards. Her experience has led her to assemble the team of Life Skills Community Rehabilitation therapists who go above and beyond to provide community-based individualized therapy. Meg received her Occupational Therapy degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1999. Her clinical experience includes: acute care, sub acute rehabilitation, sensory integration certification, pediatric therapy, drivers retraining, outpatient neurological rehabilitation, home and community-based intervention, and anxiety and PTSD exposure and desensitization therapy.
Courtney Wang, MS/OTRL
Courtney is a 2006 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia with a Master’s Degree of Health Science in Occupational Therapy. She strives to be a well-rounded therapist who can assist her clients become more independent no matter how difficult their circumstances. She has found each client’s situation is always unique and enjoys problem solving with them to develop the best solution for their needs. Through her experience with her clients she has found that computers and mobile technology–such as smart phones and tablets–are invaluable assistive tools that increase her clients’ ability to be independent in the community and she wants to make sure her clients are at the forefront of integrating technology into their daily lives.
Jessica Andrus, MS/OTRL
Jessica’s interest in occupational therapy began when she was 15, following her father’s automobile accident resulting in a diagnosis of mild brain damage. In 2010, she graduated with honors from Wayne State University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She has worked at Beaumont Hospital in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation on the neurological, orthopedic, and cardiac floors. She was excited to join Life Skills Community Rehabilitation and Associates because of the company’s unique vision and philosophy. She knows firsthand from family and clinical experience how therapy and recovery work best in a team setting. She aims never to leave as a stranger. She strives to build a relationship from the very first day so each client is excited for what the future holds.
Debbie Loftus, MS/OTRL
Debbie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Eastern Michigan University. She has experience in neurological rehabilitation, community reintegration, home care, orthopedics, and industrial rehabilitation. Debbie is also enthusiastic about educating others about Occupational Therapy practice and has authored a book chapter titled: Documentation of Occupational Therapy Practice in the book: Preparing for the NBCOT Exam: 45 Days & Counting; in affiliation with Wayne State University’s Occupational Therapy Department. Debbie has a passion for occupational therapy, specifically in the area of TBI, and her main goal as a therapist is to enhance people’s quality of life through meaningful activities and occupation. Debbie has natural skills and talent for creating compensatory strategies for home organization and executive functioning. Debbie has been with Life Skills Community Rehabilitation from near inception, and has a vision for implementing new treatment strategies in order to meet the unique needs of out clients.
Anna Keough, MOT, OTRL
Anna received a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2016. She has a variety of clinical OT fieldwork experiences across the lifespan and care continuum, including: preschool, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, geriatric psychiatry, and most recently outpatient and community-based neuro rehabilitation. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to join Life Skills Community Rehabilitation and Associates team in 2016, and is proud to be working with a team of passionate, focused, and creative therapists, who are invested in their clients’ success. From experience as a caregiver and working with her clients, she has found that best outcomes emerge from collaboration: with team members, families, and most importantly with the clients themselves, to provide therapies that are meaningful and beneficial.
Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, MS/OTRL
Rosanne received her bachelor’s degree from Adrian College, Michigan, her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University, and her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She serves on the faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prior toteaching, she worked in clinical practice in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, treating clients from pediatrics through late adulthood. She serves as a professional educator accreditation reviewer for the Distance Education and Training Council. Research interests include family caregiver training for persons with dementia, various modes of instructional learning delivery, and outcomes research. She is a certified dementia practitioner, presenting at the state, national, and international level. Rosanne provides national board exam review sessions throughout the country based on her book Preparing for the National Occupational Therapy Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Her current memberships include the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MiOTA), International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research and Treatment (ISTAART), the Sloan Consortium, The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Alysha Gillison MS, OTRL
|Alysha received both a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. For the first two years of her career, she worked as an acute care occupational therapist throughout a level II trauma center. As a student, she had the pleasure of completing fieldwork across the lifespan while treating outpatient pediatrics and adults, as well as outpatient/inpatient TBI. Joining the Galaxy Brain & Therapy Center team in 2017 has afforded Alysha to follow her passion for neurological rehabilitation. As research evolves, Alysha is committed to finding the most innovative and dynamic approach to ensure each client is living life to it’s fullest.|
Shelly Roller, MPT
Shelly received her Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Michigan’s Division of Kinesiology with an emphasis on Movement Science and Exercise Physiology. She then returned to school and graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy from The University of Michigan - Flint in 1999. She has experience in inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation, acute care, orthopedics, pediatrics and home care. Recently, Shelly became certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Management. Shelly strives to individualize care for each client and bring out the best effort in every client, as well as using a multi-faceted approach during her treatment sessions. We are excited to have her as a part of our team.
Jen Weiszhaar, MPT
Jen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesology from the University of Michigan in 1993. She returned to school after working as a Physical Therapy Aide for a year and received her Master's in Physical Therapy from the University of Souther California in Los Angeles in 1996. She has extensive experience in outpatient neurological rehabilitation treating a wide range of diagnoses over the last 20 years at Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in Detroit and Novi, and Foote Hospital in Jackson. Jen is PWR! Certified to maximize function with clients who are challenged with Parkinson's Disease. She enjoys getting to know each client and help them reach their maximum potential as part of a dynamic team of professionals. Joining the Galaxy Brain Therapy team in 2017 has given Jen the opportunity to continue to serve the neuro population she loves and incorporate whole-brain challenges to expedite her client's endeavors.
Leigh Harter, Speech Therapist
Leigh receiver her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Leigh earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Speech-Language Pathology from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Following graduation, she accepted a position in Houston with TIRR Rehabilitation and Research, treating patients with neurologic disorders in acute, out-patient and in-patient settings. As a newly transplanted Michigan resident, she eagerly accepted a position at Galaxy Brain & Therapy Center after observing the vision of the company come to life. She is proud to work for a company who treats the whole person with individualized treatment plans focusing on returning to work and community reintegration. She has a passion for working with executive functioning, aphasia and memory and likes to illustrate those present in real-world experiences. Her strong educational foundation and skilled mentorships have helped move her career in a direction that enhance the quality of life for those around her. She thrives on the ability to use her creativity, compassion and dedication to serve others.
Susie, our Billing Specialist, has worked for Life Skills Community Rehabilitation since 2010. She files all medical claims to insurance companies for payment. Prior to working with Life Skills, she worked as a medical biller for an Internist. Susie works with multiple insurance companies including Auto-no-fault, Medicare, Blue Cross, and other medical insurance companies, and follows up with any questions clients may have with regard to insurance.
Leslie, our Human Resources/Accounting Manager, has worked for Life Skills Community Rehabilitation since August 2010. Leslie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management as well as an Associate Degree in Legal Assisting from University of Cincinnati. Prior to working for Life Skills Community Rehabilitation, she worked for Formica Corporation as a Marketing and Sales Coordinator. Leslie started working as an administrative assistant at Life Skills Community Rehabilitation. Now that the company has grown, she now works as manager in HR/Accounting. Currently, Leslie performs human resources responsibilities, accounts payable, payroll, and acts as a liaison in communication between the therapists, clients, doctors, case managers, and insurance companies.
Nichole, our Office Manager, joined Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center February of 2017. Nichole graduated from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business, with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
Nichole manages the front office, helps with implementing policies and procedures, new client intake, and acts as a liaison in communication between the therapists, clients, doctors and case managers.