STAFF & DIRECTORY

A Word

From Our Director of Operations

” The Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults has been a beacon of hope, shining brightly from the island of Palm Beach for over 80 years.  It is an honor to help guide this institution into the future with an accomplished board of directors and amazing staff at my side. 

For the thousands of lives that we have touched in the past and those moving forward, I am filled with a sense of purpose,  hope and optimism.  For myself and all those involved here at the RCCA, we are passionate about improving the lives of people we serve.

– Ellen O’bannon

Physical Therapy
Ellen O'Bannon

Ellen O'Bannon

Director of Operations

Physical Therapist 
Physical & Rehabilitation Therapy Director 

1992 -current at the RCCA 
1982, BS, FIU, Miami FL 
1978, AAS Nassau Community College, NY 

Rosalie "Ochie" Dominguez

Rosalie "Ochie" Dominguez

Physical Therapist

2018 – current at the RCCA
LSVT BIG (Parkinson’s)
Certificate of Completion, Pelvic Health
B.S., 1989 University of the Philippines

Miriam Diaz

Miriam Diaz

Physical Therapist Assistant

1995 – current at the RCCA 

1977, AAS, Univ. of Humacao, Puerto Rico 
Spanish fluent 

R. Richard Sylvester

R. Richard Sylvester

Physical Therapist Assistant

2000 – current at the RCCA 
1999, AAS, South College, FL

Susan Holmes

Susan Holmes

Physical Therapy Assistant

2000 – current at the RCCA 
1976, AAS, Becker College, Worcester, MA

Kathryn Shealy

Kathryn Shealy

Rehabilitation Aide

2007 – current at RCCA

Claudia Vasquez

Claudia Vasquez

Front Office Coordinator

2019 – current at RCCA

Occupational Therapy

 

Donna Holmstock

Donna Holmstock

Director Occupational Therapy | Speech | Preschool

1984 – current at RCCA 
Certified Neurodevelopmental Training 
1983, BS, Univ of FL, Gainesville FL 

Kelli Jacobs

Kelli Jacobs

Occupational Therapist | Certified Hand Therapist | Development Director

1993 – current at RCCA 
Certified Hand Therapist, CHT 
1993, BS, FIU, Miami FL 

Camy Dreifuss

Camy Dreifuss

Occupational Therapist

1996 – current at RCCA 
Certified Pilates Instructor 
1995, MS, Washington Univ, MO 

Speech-Language Pathology & Preschool

 

Kelly Skillestad

Kelly Skillestad

Speech-Language Pathologist, CCC

2004 – current at RCCA 
2004 – MS, FAU, Boca Raton FL 

Nicole Carabello

Nicole Carabello

Preschool Teacher

2017 – current at the RCCA
Florida Certificates: PreK/Primary PK-3, Elementary K–12 Foreign Language/Spanish
2006 MA Education, Albright College, PA
2005 BA Spanish and Communications, Lycoming College, PA

 

Mary Olmstead

Mary Olmstead

Speech-Language Pathologist, CCC

2018 – current at the RCCA
MA, Univ. of FL, Gainesville, FL
 

Kayla Mullen

Kayla Mullen

Preschool Assitant

2018 – current at RCCA
Current at Palm Beach State College, FL for Elementary Education

Finance Department

 

Medical Consultants

 

Themis M. Quiros

Themis M. Quiros

Finance Manager

1994 – current at the RCCA
BA, Business Administration and Finance, University of Puerto Rico

Jacob L. Lochner V, DO

Jacob L. Lochner V, DO

Medical Director

1998 – current at RCCA 
1997 PM&R residency 
Univ of Rochester, NY 
1993 Osteopathic Medicine 
Univ of New England, Maine 
(561) 659-5443

Lucy Cohen, MD

Lucy Cohen, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist

1991 – current at RCCA 
1987 PMR residencies in New York 
1981 St. Georges Medicine, Grenada, WI 
(954) 746-1503
 

Medical Advisory Council

 Jacob L. Lochner, DO, Chairman

Paul Acevedo, MD | Carolyn Agresti, MD  |  Arthur C. Burdett, MD
Lucy S. Cohen, MD | Walter Martinez, MD | Mas G. Massoumi, MD
Burton Schwimmer, MD | Gary Wexler, MD
 

Board of Governors – May 2020

Executive Committee

Charles J. Frankel III – President | Patricia J. Donnelley – 1st Vice President

David J. Thomas III – 2nd Vice President | Frank J. Slattery- 3rd Vice President

Shannon T. Howell – Treasurer | J. Peter Lyons – Recording Secretary | Constance N. Purcell – Corresponding Secretary

Jacob L. Lochner, DO – Medical Advisory Council Chairman | J. Cater Randolph II – Immediate Past President

James M. Ballentine Jr. | C. Ray Dorsey III | Heather C. Henry | Patsy S. Johnson
Suzanne Johnston  | Kathleen A. Miner
Barbara A. Moore | Lynn T. Pohanka | Noel A. Settle

Ellen O’Bannon
Director of Operations

Board of Governors

Barron Collier |Carol O. Collins |Mark W. Cook | Howard Cox
Mortimer F. Curran | Natalie G. Dejoux|Lilly Holt Dillon | Patricia Dunnington
Alan G. Eades | Paget H. Ferrell | Peter N. Geisler | J. Bradford Greer
William S. Gubelmann | Edward L. Hennessy Jr. | Heather T. Henry | Birgitt Hilton
Mary Page Hufty, MD | Richard S. Johnson Jr. | Hewlett Kent
William F. Koch III | Mas G. Massoumi, MD | Jeanne O’Connor | Alexandra Oelsner
Nancy Reynolds | Brandon Reid | Peter Scholla | John H. Schuler
Virginia Simmons | Marley H. Thaler | Jane H. Told | Stephen M. Zaloom

 

Honorary Board of Governors

Honorary board members have demonstrated outstanding loyalty, exceptional service and noteworthy contributions to the Rehabilitation Center

Mrs. Vincent R. Bailey  | Mrs. Mortimer L. Curran | Mrs. Robert M. Grace
Mrs. Howarth L. Lewis Jr. | Mrs. Meredith S. Michener

Honorary Board Members – In Memoriam

Mrs. Robert T. Bair | Mrs. James M. Ballentine | Mrs. Frank S. Bell | Mrs. A. Parker Bryant
Dr. James F. Cooney | Mrs. James A. de Peyster | Rev. Winslow S. Drummond | Rev. Robert M. Douglas
Mrs. Robert S. Erskine | Dr. William H. Everts | Mrs. Paul L. Fentress | Mrs. Allan W. Ferrin
Mrs. Gray S. Foster | Mrs. Grace E. Gasper | Mrs. Henry C. Gibson | Mrs. Miriam B. Graham
Mrs. William H. Gregory | Mrs. Naoma D. Haggin | Mrs. Page Hufty | Mrs. E.W. Jackson
Mrs. Everett Davis Jones | Mrs. Alfred G. Kay | Mrs. J. Timothy Killen Jr. | Mrs. William F. Koch Jr.
Mrs. C.C. Lester | Dr. Lawrence R. Leviton | Dr. Philip O. Lichtblau | Mrs. Lester W. Lindow
Mrs. Jacob Marx | Mrs. Henderson Mathews | Mrs. W. Ambrose McGee | Mr. Thomas M. Mettler
Mrs. Frederick D. Morrish | Mrs. L. DeWitt Mullins Jr. | Mrs. Elizabeth D. Norment | Mrs. William R. O’Connor
Mrs. Samuel Paley | Mr. Frank O. Prior | Mrs. Byron Ramsing | Mr. Wiley R. Reynolds
Mrs. Wiley R. Reynolds | Dr. Saul D. Rotter | Mrs. John Rybovich Jr. | Mrs. Robert H. Sanderson
Mrs. Laura Shadwell | Mrs. Bertha K. Smith | Mrs. Irving T. Smith | Mrs. Talbot T. Speer
Dr. Reginald J. Stambaugh | Mrs. William B. Swan | Mr. Harold W. Sweatt | Mrs. John Van Ryn Jr.
Mrs. Bradford A. Whittemore | Mrs. John Willmott | Mrs. Marion Sims Wyeth | Mr. John F. Wymer Jr.

 

 

Past Presidents

The Rehabilitation Center for Children & Adults has enjoyed remarkable Board of Governors’ Presidents. Most of these volunteers continue their active involvement helping people with physical disabilities. The Center was founded in 1940 as the Crippled Children’s Society to serve people with polio. During that time the President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was overcoming the physical challenges of polio while he led our country. We salute our Past Presidents for their years of leadership and dedication toward improving the physical function, communication and independence of people with disabilities.

Mrs. Margaret Pope Hovey*
Mr. Egbert Beall*
Mrs. Fontaine LeMaistre*
Mrs. Richard R. Brown*
Mrs. Wiley R. Reynolds Sr.*
Mrs. J. Spencer Love*
Mrs. Robert H. Sanderson*
Mrs. Page Hufty*
Mr. Erskine Edwards*
Mrs. John M. Farrell*
Mrs. Vincent R. Bailey
Mrs. Robert McK. Foster*
1940-1940
1940-1941
1941-1942
1943-1944
1944-1957
1957-1959
1959-1968
1968-1970
1971-1971
1971-1976
1976-1979
1979-1980

Mr. David H. Baker
Mr. Robert A. Elliott*
Mrs. Howarth L. Lewis Jr.
Mr. John C. Randolph
Mr. Thornton M. Henry*
Mr. Wiley R. Reynolds III
Mr. James A. Farrell
Mr. J. Bradford Greer
Mrs. Patrick Henry
Dr. John C. Whelton*
Mrs. Joseph P. Flanagan*

Mr. J. Cater Randolph II

1980-1982
1982-1985
1985-1987
1987-1990
1990-1994
1994-1997
1997-2001
2001-2004
2004-2008
2008-2012
2012-2016

2016-2020