Meet Our Advanced Practice Providers
An advanced practice provider is an important part of your care team at Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders. These providers work closely with your neurologist to ensure you get consistent and timely care. Patients will always initially see one of our neurologists. Once you have your diagnosis, your neurologist will recommend your follow up appointment be with either their physician assistant (PA) or nurse practitioner (NP). They will help manage your care, symptoms, and work with you to achieve that better quality of life.
These providers are all nationally certified, state licensed and specifically trained to care for and manage neurologic conditions. By seeing an advanced practice provider, you get your medical questions addressed quicker. These providers are fully capable of prescribing medications, answering medical questions, conducting exams, and performing several different procedures.
Sarah Dooley, PA
Sarah joined Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders in 2009 as a Physician Assistant. She has years of experience in helping patients with their neurological conditions. She is actively involved in DCND’s MS Center.
Kirsten Ulrich, PA
Kirsten joined Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders in 2016. She began her education at Wright State University in Dayton, OH and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology and a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience.
Tari Walker, CNS
Tari joined DCND in 2016 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. You will find her helping cover the neurological needs of area hospitals.
Tracy Kelley, NP
Tracy Kelley is a Nurse Practitioner at DCND. She has a background in emergency nursing, nursing education and oncology nursing. She has a growing interest in cognitive disorders.
Maria Horn, NP
Maria Horn is a Nurse Practitioner for DCND. She started in 2019. Maria has more than 11 years of experience as a critical care nurse.
Carrie Steward, NP
Carrie joined DCND in 2020 as a Nurse Practitioner. She has years of expeirence as an emergency medicine nurse.
Emily Dowd, NP
Emily joined DCND as a Nurse Practitioner in 2020. She is passionate about patient centered holistic care including patient education and advocacy.
Stephanie Alexander, NP
Stephanie Alexander joined DCND as a Nurse Practitioner in 2020. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati with a specialty of Adult Gerontology Acute Care.
Terin Rowe, NP
Terin Rowe joined DCND as a Nurse Practitioner in 2021. She has a background in emergency medicine. She sees patients at our partner office, Highland Neurology.
Tyra Onyedumekwu, NP
Tyra joined DCND as a Nurse Practitioner in 2021. She is an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Taylor Vernot, PA
Taylor joined DCND as a Physician Assistant in 2021. She has always been drawn toward the medical field because it combines her love for science and learning with her passion for serving others.
Denyelle Willis, NP
Denyelle is a nurse practitioner at DCND. She has served a variety of patient populations as an RN in the general hospital setting as well as emergency medicine and post anesthesia recovery.
Joe Gebele, PA
Joe is a Physician Assistant at DCND who specializes in epilepsy and sleep medicine. He has years of neurology experience.
Amy Ross, NP
Amy is a Nurse Practitioner with DCND. She has a background in neurological and palliative care, neurosurgery and critical care.
Andrea McKay, NP
Andrea is a Nurse Practitioner at DCND currently working out of the Mercy Health Springfield office. She has a background in emergency medicine.