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

Alyssa Steinweis, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A

Alyssa Steinweis, AuD

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

Spencer Reeder, AuD

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

Brittany Fauble, Au.D., 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

Lynn Sumerson, DO

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

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Professor Emeritus – Otolaryngology Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Chenchen Zhang, MS

Chenchen Zhang

Fourth Year Resident

Chenchen comes from Missouri State University (MSU). She attained her MS in Mental Health Counseling from MSU, and BS in Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.

Megan Farina, BS

Megan Farina

Fourth Year Resident

  Megan is from 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.