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, APRN-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, APRN-CNP
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, APRN-CNP
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.
Emily Dowd, APRN-CNP
Emily joined DCND as a Nurse Practitioner in 2020. She is passionate about patient centered holistic care including patient education and advocacy.
Stephanie Alexander, APRN-CNP
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.
Taylor Kohls, 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.
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, APRN-CNP
Amy is a Nurse Practitioner with DCND. She has a background in neurological and palliative care, neurosurgery and critical care.
Andrea McKay, APRN-CNP
Andrea is a Nurse Practitioner at DCND currently working out of the Mercy Health Springfield office. She has a background in emergency medicine.
Tami Barlage, APRN-CNP
Tami Barlage joined the DCND team in 2022. She has more than a decade of experience in healthcare.
Angela Wright, APRN-CNP
Angela Wright is a Nurse Practitioner at DCND. She has more than 15 years of experience in neurocritical care.
Camille Hughes, PA
Camille is a Physician Assistant with DCND. She strongly believes good care comes from open communication and trusting relationships.
Jenna Sorensen, PA
Jenna joined DCND in 2023 as a Physician Assistant. Neurology and the brain have always fascinated her because there is always something to learn!
Jared Davis, APRN-CNP
Jared joined DCND as a Nurse Practitioner in 2023. He spent nearly five years as a registered nurse at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital before obtaining his degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Northern Kentucky University.
Kayla Mullen, PA
Kayla joined DCND in 2023 as a Physician Assistant. She decided to pursue a career in medicine because it combines her love of learning with helping care for people in her community.
Meet Our Doctors
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