Client Care Team

Jeffrey A. Frey — DO

Psychiatrist, Board Certified in Psychiatry

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2014

I have been serving as faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University since July 2012. I graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, served my internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Warren, and completed my psychiatry residency at Michigan State University. Since joining the faculty at MSU, I have focused much of my work on the treatment of acute psychiatric patients, as well as the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and TBI, particularly in combat veterans. I am glad to have the opportunity to work with clients of Origami at a time in our history when traumatic brain injury is truly beginning to receive the research and community attention it deserves.

Special Training/Certifications:
Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Community Responsibilities:
Assistant Professor, Colleges of Osteopathic and Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Army Major, currently serving as a psychiatrist and flight surgeon in the Michigan Army National Guard

Jayde Kennedy-Ball — PsyD, LP, CBIS

Clinical Psychologist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2015

I graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology in 2014. Though my academic focus was primarily on treatment for children and adolescents, my practicum, internship, and fellowship experiences have allowed me the opportunity to work with a variety of populations (children, adolescents, teens, adults, and geriatrics). I have practiced in several settings including, outpatient, inpatient, community mental health, and residential treatment utilizing individual and family therapy modalities.  As a clinician, I very much enjoy working as part of an interdisciplinary team, as I feel it allows for improvement in all facets of a client’s quality of life.  Further, it fosters each team member’s ability to work towards a client’s personal and family goals in unique and effective ways, as there is greater opportunity for communication and support! For this reason and many others, I am so proud to be a member of the Origami team and appreciate the chance to make a difference in the lives of our clients!

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), Completed ASIST workshop in suicide first aid
Community Responsibilities:
Facilitator of Next Step Brain Injury Group

Sarah Wice — PhD, LP

Clinical Psychologist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2016

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2012. I have provided treatment and assessment services to adults, couples, and families in a variety of healthcare and community settings. I have experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based treatments for mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and coping with stress. During my internship and residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, I received advanced training in interventions and assessments related to chronic disease management. I enjoy helping people cope with chronic diseases, physical injuries, and related emotional challenges. I am interested in research-based strategies to prevent illness and injury, reduce the burden associated with these challenges, and to improve the quality of life for individuals who are living with these conditions. 

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Completed ASIST workshop in suicide first aid
Community Responsibilities:
Facilitator of Next Step Brain Injury Group

Allie Burns — BSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS

Nurse Supervisor

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2012

I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University in 2008. Since then, I have worked in various hospital settings. I grew up in Mason, MI and I am excited to work back home in such an inspiring and encouraging atmosphere. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my dog Ollie. I love learning new things and being able to positively influence clients and coworkers on a daily basis. I feel honored to be a part of such a positive and supportive team at Origami!

Special Training/Certifications:
Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, LEAN Bronze Training, Crisis Prevention (CPI)
Community Responsibilities:
Capital Area Case Management Council

Deb Givens — RMA, CBIS

Patient Care Technician

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2009

Hi, I've been a member of Origami's Patient Care Technician (PCT) team since 2009. My journey at Origami began in January 2006 when I was hired as a Living Skills Staff. I left in August 2006 to pursue a career as a Medical Assistant where I attended Ross Medical. I graduated in 2009 and completed my externship at Origami prior to being hired back as a Patient Care Technician. In my role as a PCT, I find inspiration daily in the courage, strength, and faith of those we serve. I have a wonderful husband and four great children. I love music and a good book. I am very proud to work with this exceptional team of committed, caring individuals.

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified , Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Community Responsibilities:

Kara Christy — MS, OTRL, CBIS

Occupational Therapist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2010

I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2010, and was faculty selected to receive the Most Outstanding Student Award. I have been working in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury since that time and have specialized in vision therapy, cognitive perceptual motor retraining, and pre-driving services. I love having the opportunity to create change and meet life-changing goals with the clients I serve on a daily basis. In addition, I am a certified fieldwork educator; I speak at various conferences, symposiums, and as a guest lecturer for university OT programs.  I have also worked with various research teams resulting in published works.  I have a wonderful family to keep me grounded, and in my free time I am a competitive dance instructor, including a dance and movement program for children with special needs called “A Chance to Dance”.

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified Fieldwork Educator, Brain Gym Training, Padula Institute of Vision: Neuro-Visual Processing Certified
Community Responsibilities:
Grand Valley State University Occupational Therapy Advisory Board

Natasha Huffine — MS, OTRL, CBIS

Occupational Therapist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2012

Hello, my name is Natasha Huffine.  I am a graduate of Grand Valley State Universities Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program. I have had the privilege of working with people who have sustained traumatic brain injuries in all levels of care (inpatient acute rehabilitation through outpatient) since the beginning of my practice.  At Origami I specialize in vision therapy, cognitive perceptual motor retraining, and drivers rehabilitation.  I also enjoy speaking on the topics of vision therapy and drivers rehabilitation through webinars, university lectures, and at local/statewide conferences.  I also take pride in advancing the future of occupational therapy through participation in research, as well as, supervising students through their fieldwork education programs.  I truly have a passion for working with the brain injury population as each individual is unique in their skills and the treatment approaches are always evolving.

Special Training/Certifications:
Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Crisis Prevention (CPI), Brain Gym Training, Padula Institute of Vision: Neuro-Visual Processing Certified
Community Responsibilities:
CARF Surveyor in Medical Rehabilitation , Panelist for the Development of Guidelines for the Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease Management of Adults with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries

Jessica Fluegeman — MS, OTRL, CBIS

Occupational Therapist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2015

I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012. I have been working as an occupational therapist since that time and in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury since 2013. I find it very rewarding to be able to assist the clients I serve regain independence with those activities that mean the most to them.  I was published in 2013 for my research regarding bereavement support for children from an occupational therapy perspective and became a certified fieldwork educator in 2015. I am a passionate advocate for ending violence against women and children; as well as for supporting children through the bereavement process. I try to support these causes any chance I get through participation in various advocacy projects.

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified Fieldwork Educator, Brain Gym Training, Padula Institute of Vision: Neuro-Visual Processing Certified
Community Responsibilities:
Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), AARP HomeFit Educator

Linda Wells — MA, CCC-SLP, CBIST

Speech-Language Pathologist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2009

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist. I graduated from Michigan State University in 2000.  I have worked in neuro-rehab in my career at the Head and Spinal Cord injury program in Flint through McLaren and at the inpatient stroke team at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids.  I am Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Faculty for the School of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.  I am married to Clinton, have two children; Patrisha and Joe (and wife, Becca), and a dog, Cleo.  I am a quilter and an active member of the Capitol City Quilt Guild, am a lamp worker (making glass beads), blow glass, and love to spend time up north on Boise Blanc Island at our Tiny House. The most gratifying aspect of my job is helping my clients improve their communication and complete tasks to achieve their goals.  I love it when I can help them succeed and smile.

Special Training/Certifications:
Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer, Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Registered National Outcomes Measurement (NOMS) User, Crisis Prevention (CPI), Brain Gym Training
Community Responsibilities:
Adjunct and Clinical Faculty, Department of Communication Science Disorders, Michigan State University, Member of American Speech Hearing Language Association (ASHA), Lansing Area Aphasia Support Group Leader

Juliane Brinkman — MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Speech-Language Pathologist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2015

I am a graduate of Michigan State University and I have been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2014.  I have previously worked at a skilled nursing facility and at a hospital in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation.  My true passion is in working with individuals with brain injury, and I am grateful to be a part of Origami’s team.  I am a co-instructor of Origami’s Brain Injury Education Group and also serve as an adolescent specialist for the clinical team.  I enjoy my job because it allows me to help individuals make progress toward their goals, and I find this rewarding no matter how small or great that progress is.  

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI) , Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Brain Gym Training
Community Responsibilities:

Ron Radawiec — PT, MS, C/NDT, CBIS

Physical Therapist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2006

Hello, I am a physical therapist who has been working in the Lansing area for over 20 years. I am a graduate of Michigan State University (Biomechanics) and the University of Michigan-Flint (Physical Therapy). I have worked in various settings, from inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation to home health care. I am certified in Neuro-Development Treatment techniques, and I have attended many advanced courses in neurological rehabilitation and manual therapy. I have found that the manual therapy has been a wonderful adjunct to a person's healing. Working with exceptional clinicians and caregivers as part of an interdisciplinary team, which includes a client and their family, and helping that person work toward their goals are some of the reasons why I enjoy working at Origami.

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Certified Neuro-Developmental Treatment Practitioner, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Bioness H200 & L300 Trained, Teacher's Assistant for the Barral Institute: Visceral Manipulation and Neuromeningeal Manipulation courses, Brain Gym Training, Padula Institute of Vision: Neuro-Visual Processing Certified
Community Responsibilities:
Co-President of the Western District Clinical Educators Forum - Michigan Physicial Therapy Association, Member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Member of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Member of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association Special Interest Group on Clinical Education

Arika Button — PT, DPT, CBIS

Physical Therapist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2008

I graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2005 with my Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and in 2008 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  After graduation, I was lucky enough to find a job as a Physical Therapist here at Origami in the one area I have the greatest passion for- Traumatic Brain Injury!  I am an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and love passing on my expertise to Physical Therapy students completing their internships.  I have received advanced training in Serial Casting, manual therapy, and vestibular rehabilitation.  I grew up in Mason, Michigan and love being back in my hometown to serve this community.  I am very close with my family and have a wonderful husband, two children, and a doggie!  I love being part of this amazing team and being able to positively affect clients on a daily basis by helping them achieve their goals!

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Bioness H200/L300 Trained, Brain Gym Training, Padula Institute of Vision: Neuro-Visual Processing Certified
Community Responsibilities:
Member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Member of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association

Kathie Martin — OTRL, CBIS

Vocational Services Specialist, Occupational Therapist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2002

I am an Occupational Therapist and certified as an Employment Training Specialist. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University and have been practicing in the Lansing area for over twenty years, with experience working in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient services, and industrial rehabilitation.  I have lectured on accommodations and productivity after a brain injury and published work on Adolescents with TBI: Transitioning Back to School.  I am a Proctor for CBIS exams and enjoy assisting co-workers prepare for this certification.  I am honored to be part of a company that focuses on staying educated on the most up to date information, educating the community, and providing quality care to those we serve. Working in such a natural environment alongside so many individuals who truly have the best interest of the clients and family members at heart is very rewarding to me. 

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Employment Training Specialist
Community Responsibilities:
Capital Area Down Syndrome Association (CADSA)

Jennie Paggeot — BS, CTRS, ATRIC

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2015

I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation. I have experience in Therapeutic Recreation working with a variety of populations including the elderly, patients with various psychiatric disorders, wheelchair and adaptive sports, and brain injury. I grew up on the west side of Michigan near Lake Michigan and I am a very family oriented person. I enjoy spending my time outdoors or doing anything hands-on. I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful Origami team!   

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute Certification, Brain Gym Training, Certified LoveYourBrain Yoga Facilitator
Community Responsibilities:
Member of American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA), Member of Michigan Therapeutic Recreation Association (MTRA)

Michael Kingsley —

Living Skills Staff

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 1997

I have had the pleasure to be with Origami since the day the doors opened (April 9, 1997). It’s been rewarding watching 35 acres of woods and grass fields turn into a beautiful rehab center! We have grown to becoming one of the top rehab facilities in the state. What I enjoy the most about my job is working directly with people. I find great satisfaction in giving of myself, and helping those in need, I like to think that the support/encouragement we offer in our rehab makes a big difference in people’s lives!

Special Training/Certifications:
Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Crisis Prevention (CPI)
Community Responsibilities:

Brendan Fisher — CBIS

Rehabilitation Aide

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2009

I moved to Michigan in 1994 from a small town in England called Bradford-on-Avon.  My employment with Origami began in 2009, working as a Living Skills Staff member, before I began my current role as a Rehabilitation Aide.  I find working with individuals that have sustained a TBI a rewarding experience, especially when I can help people achieve their goals.  I take pride in my work and had the honor of being nominated as Origami’s employee of the year in 2011.  In my spare time, I enjoy cycling and in 2013 I completed a self-supported Lake Michigan circle tour on my bicycle.  I am also a keen cinematographer and videographer and have worked on several award winning short films.  I am privileged to work with so many talented individuals and to assist our clients in making progress in their rehabilitation.

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Community Responsibilities:

Charissa Shadduck — MS, RD, CBIS

Registered Dietician

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2007

Hi, I have been practicing as a Registered Dietician since 2002. I completed my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dietetics at the awesome college of Michigan State University. I then went on to complete my Master’s of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. After graduation, I moved back to the Lansing area to marry my wonderful husband. I have been working in the area since counseling for many different nutritional situations. I am excited to be a part of the Origami Team!

Special Training/Certifications:
Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Community Responsibilities:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Lansing Dietetics Association, Choosing Health Committee at Lansing Community College

Emily Chase — MS Ed

Art Instructor

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2013

Hello, my name is Emily and I am the Art Program Developer at Peckham, Inc. I began my career as a special education teacher for the New York City Department of Education, where I developed a curriculum to create an enriching visual arts experience to address the diverse needs of each student. I have also facilitated art classes for the adult homeless population at a Lansing shelter and taught afterschool art activities in the Detroit Public Schools. I earned a Bachelor's of fine art in Art and Design and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Michigan. I have a Master's degree in Urban Education from Mercy College in Bronx, New York. I view art making as an opportunity to increase self-empowerment through decision-making, problem-solving, and the freedom that comes with artistic expression.

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Trauma Informed Care Practices
Community Responsibilities:

Mackenzie Patterson — MS, OTRL, CBIS

Occupational Therapist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2016

Hello! I graduated from Michigan State University in 2013 with my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Psychology.  Thus, I am a huge Michigan State football and basketball fan--Go Green! I received by Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University in 2015. Throughout my academic career, I was fortunate enough to work within a variety of populations and settings, including pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, and brain injuries. I was also given the opportunity to obtain experience at Origami through my final internship of occupational therapy fieldwork before being hired on as a full time occupational therapist! The value of education is very important to me. I am driven to continually acquire increased knowledge, apply it within my occupational therapy profession, and become the greatest clinician I can be for all the clients I have the pleasure of treating. My motivation to learn translates directly to my passion for occupational therapy; a profession which thrives on its ability to adapt and re-educate itself in order to enable individuals to live with dignity and independence.

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
Community Responsibilities:
Member of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association, AARP CarFit Educator

Mariah Moncada — PT, DPT, CBIS

Physical Therapist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2016

I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Movement Science and received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University in 2016.  I was lucky enough to have my final, full-time clinical internship at Origami and now have been blessed with the opportunity to join this amazing staff! My experiences have allowed me to work with a variety of populations including traumatic brain injury, cerebral vascular accident, spinal cord injury, geriatrics, and numerous orthopedic conditions. I am passionate about educating and empowering clients with the tools they need to help them reach their goals!

Special Training/Certifications:
Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Crisis Prevention (CPI), Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Community Responsibilities:
Member of the American Physical Therapy Association , Member of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association

Kristin Brooks —

Yoga Instructor

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2016

I love yoga. What started out almost 15 years ago as a way to get some exercise, has become an important piece of what I do, how I live, and who I am. While the physical benefits of yoga are real and numerous, this is a lifetime practice because of how it lifts the spirit, clears the mind and brings a sense of peace and holistic wellness. Because of yoga, I am stronger, kinder and more patient. Through teaching I hope to help others find the ways in which yoga benefits and enriches their lives. I recently completed the 200-hr teacher training program at Hilltop Yoga, where I’ve regularly practiced since 2009, and am currently pursuing the 300-hour apprentice teaching program. I have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from MSU in Environmental Policy and a Master’s of Public Policy Degree from the University of Michigan. When not in the studio, I’m busy taking care of my 2 sons and dog, Karl.

Special Training/Certifications:
Certified LoveYourBrain Yoga Facilitator
Community Responsibilities:

April Toivenen — MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Speech-Language Pathologist

Client Care Team
Team Member Since 2016

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with my Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1992. I have worked in a variety of settings over the years including acute care, outpatient, schools, and skilled nursing facilities. I have always had a love for working with those that have experienced a brain injury and their families because I am able to devote my time helping others get their lives back!  I am truly blessed and proud to be a part of such an amazing organization here at Origami! I live with my boyfriend and between us we have 5 adult children, 5 grandchildren and 2 dogs! I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, riding our Harley and taking drives in our Corvette!

Special Training/Certifications:
Crisis Prevention (CPI), Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
Community Responsibilities: