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.
Rosanne Pachilakis, Psy.D., ABPP, Past 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 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, and her Psy.D. from Hofstra University. She resides in New York with her husband and their son.
Svetlana Serova, Ph.D., ABPP, Current Chair – Svetlana is a Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Her area of clinical specialization is outpatient assessment and treatment of individuals with acquired brain injury. Svetlana is a supervisor of intern and extern students on the outpatient service and a lecturer within the APA accredited clinical psychology internship program. She obtained Board Certification in Rehabilitation Psychology with the support of Rehab Riff Raff in 2017 and is grateful for the opportunity to help others through the process.
Dr. Serova completed her undergraduate degree at Austin College and then received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine from the University of North Texas. She completed her internship focused on Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, and a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is fluent in Russian, and provides neuropsychological assessment and treatment services in both, English and Russian languages. Svetlana lives in New York with her husband and their son.
Tiffany Meites, Ph.D., ABPP, Incoming Chair – Tiffany is a Rehabilitation Psychologist at Barrow Neurological Institute/St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She provides consultation and psychological services to individuals on the inpatient neurorehabilitation unit, including those with spinal cord injury/disease, acquired brain injury, and complex medical conditions. Tiffany also supervises neuropsychology postdoctoral fellows in the APPCN-accredited neuropsychology residency at BNI. She obtained Board Certification in Rehabilitation Psychology with the support of the Rehab Riff Raff in 2018.
Tiffany completed her BA in psychology at Harvard and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology with a rehabilitation emphasis at the VA Puget Sound in Seattle. She resides in Phoenix.