Meet The American Institute of Balance – Clinic Staff

Richard E. Gans, PhD

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D

Founder and Executive Director

Founder and Executive Director of The American Institute of Balance, one of the largest balance centers in the USA Dr. Gans received his PhD from... Read More

Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT

Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT

Vice President of Education and Professional Services

Dr. Rutherford obtained her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of Missouri and her Doctorate of Science (DSc) in Physical Therapy from... Read More

Joseph Sakumura, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Joseph Sakumura, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A

Director of Clinical Innovations

Dr. Joseph Sakumura, received the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center and his undergraduate from the University of Kansas.... Read More

Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Vice President of Clinical Services & Research

Dr. Spinks earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from The... Read More

Brittany Fauble, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Brittany Fauble, AuD

Clinic Coordinator

Dr. Brittany Fauble received her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) and her Master of Science (MS) in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences from Gallaudet University, and completed her undergraduate coursework at... Read More

Alyssa Steinweis, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Alyssa Steinweis, AuD

Audiologist

Dr. Alyssa Steinweis received her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) from Nova Southeastern University and completed her undergraduate coursework at Ithaca College in Public and Community... Read More

Spencer Reeder, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Spencer Reeder, AuD

University Liaison, Audiologist

Dr. Reeder received her Doctor of Audiology degree from LSU (Louisiana State University) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed her residency in Southern... Read More

Lynn Sumerson, DO

Lynn F. Sumerson D.O. - Ear, Nost & Throat

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Professor Emeritus – Otolaryngology Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Megan Farina, AuD

Megan Farina

Audiologist

  Megan is from the University of Cincinnati. She attained her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Ohio State University. 

Amanda Mueller, BS

Amanda Mueller

Fourth Year Resident

Amanda is a final-year resident from Northwestern University. She attained her BS in Speech & Hearing Science from Purdue University. 

Courtney McMurrain

Courtney McMurrain

Fourth Year AuD Resident

Courtney is a fourth-year AuD resident from the University of Wisconsin AuD Consortium. She received her B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Fresno State... Read More

Clayton Whitfield

Clayton Whitfield

Fourth Year AuD Resident

Clayton is a fourth-year resident from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He received his Bachelor of Arts Communication Science and Disorders from Harding... Read More

Paxton Oliver-Bingham

Paxton Oliver-Bingham

Fourth Year AuD Resident

Paxton is a fourth-year resident from the University of Kansas. She attained her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Dakota.

Christina Coppola

Christina Coppola

Fourth Year AuD Resident

Christina is a fourth-year resident from University of South Florida. She attained her BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, with concentrations in Biomedical Science, Social Science, and... Read More