Our Rehab Riff Raff leaders represent the frontal lobe of the group.  They keep things organized, keep the group headed in the right direction, and ensure that all members of the group benefit from participation, fostering an environment of respect, encouragement, and accountability.  With their help, the Riff Raff continue forward.

All current Riff Raff leaders have attained specialty board certification in Rehabilitation Psychology through ABPP within the last 2 years, ensuring current knowledge of the process.


Current LeaderS

 

Kier H. Bison, Ph.D., ABPP, Past Chair- Kier is a Rehabilitation Psychologist at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation.  She provides cognitive assessment and rehabilitation services to individuals with acquired brain injury in the day neuro rehabilitation program at Las Colinas, near Dallas Texas.  She obtained Board Certification in Rehabilitation Psychology with the help and support of the Rehab Riff Raff in October 2015.

Kier completed her B.A. in Psychology magna cum laude at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  She then worked two years as a psychometrist in the Neuropsychology Department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where she continued on for completion of her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1996.  She completed her two year post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation at Pate Rehabilitation, a post-acute comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation facility in Dallas.  Kier is married to Stephen; they have a daughter, son, and two dogs.  Kier is a part of the Science Committee for Division 22, runs several half marathons each year and practices yoga on a regular basis.

Randi Lincoln, PhD, ABPP, Current Chair – Randi is a Rehabilitation Psychologist at the VA Puget Sound, Seattle Division, on the Spinal Cord Injury Unit. She obtained board certification with the support of the Rehab Riff Raff in 2015 and now is pleased to have the opportunity to help other Riff Raffers through the process.

She obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Central Florida and then got her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology, at the University of Florida. She completed a Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center internship and post-doctoral residency at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She then worked for one year in a forensic neuropsychology private practice prior to landing her dream job at the Seattle VA, which allows her to meld her passions of rehabilitation and neuropsychology as a Rehabilitation Psychologist. She is married to Michael and is an animal fanatic, enjoys hiking and traveling, loves live music, and plays an assortment of odd instruments in her spare time.

Rosanne Pachilakis, Psy.D., ABPP, Incoming Chair- Rosanne is a Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist at Transitions of Long Island, part of Northwell Health. She conducts neuropsychological evaluations and provides counseling and consultation services for individuals with acquired brain injuries. Rosanne is also a clinical supervisor in the neuropsychology track of the American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical psychology internship program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center-The Zucker Hillside Hospital, and she is an assistant professor within the Department of PM&R at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell. She obtained Board Certification in Rehabilitation Psychology with the support of the Rehab Riff Raff in 2015.

Rosanne completed her B.A. in Psychology at Hofstra University, followed by her M.A. in Psychology from City University of New York. She worked for several years as a psychometrician within the Neuropsychology Departments at both NYU Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, before completing her Psy.D. from Hofstra University. She resides in New York with her husband and son.