About Us ~ NES Leadership
At Northeast Evaluation Specialists we pride ourselves on our involvement in the education and governance of our respective professions and in the advancement of scientific research in the healthcare arena. This is evident in our roles on local government boards and on national and congressional committees. NES was founded with the industry knowledge that there are many providers but only a few we would trust with our clients. Based on that we set out to develop a service structure that is based on providing the very best information available. At NES we understand the importance of quality and objectivity in the review process and we look forward to sharing our expertise with you.
James Samson, MS, OTR/L, CWCE, CEAS.
Founder and Co-principal
Mr. Samson has served as adjunct faculty at the University of New England and University of New Hampshire. He has represented the New Hampshire Chapter of American Occupational Therapy Association and is on the board for the National Kidney Foundation of Maine. He is one of two Certified Work Capacity Evaluators in the state of NH as recognized by the American College of Environmental Medicine and was one of the first therapist in the northeast to be certified in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills. Mr. Samson has extensive evaluation and treatment experience from hospital to community settings.
Tina M. Trudel, PhD, CBIT, ABDA
Founder and Co-principal
Dr. Trudel has served on the National Governing Board of the American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists, as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Disability Rehabilitation and Research, as an adjunct faculty at the University of New Hampshire, UVA Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School and as Chair of the NH Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council. She chairs the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Long Term Issues Task Force, and has testified in state and federal courts as well as before Congress.
Stefanie Griffin, PhD
Stefanie Griffin, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in adult psychological and neuropsychological evaluations at Northeast Evaluation Specialists in Dover, NH. Dr. Griffin is also a consulting clinical neuropsychologist and director of internship training at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham, NH.Dr. Griffin completed her fellowship in clinical neuropsychology in the Benton Neuropsychology Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.Dr. Griffin is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan and completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nebraska.She interned at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI and served as a researcher at the Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Ontario.Dr. Griffin has published articles on the use of cholinergic agents in the treatment of post-TBI neurobehavioral problems, methods of estimating pre-morbid intelligence and cognitive functioning following surgical interventions for the treatment of epilepsy.
Brad Olsen, DPT
Lead Physical Therapist
Brad Olsen has been practicing physical therapy since 2006. Brad has worked as a commercial pilot, offshore fisherman and contractor, as well as a physical therapist and clinic owner. He brings an eclectic array of work experience that is paramount to creating appropriate work simulation activities and creating environments and therapeutics that most closely simulate return to work movements and job demands.