Neuropsychology Team


Clinical Neuropsychology looks at brain functioning and how it affects behavior, memory, learning, and more. Gaylord’s Neuropsychologists are specially trained to sort psychological from neurological issues. Through a Neurological Evaluation, our specialists can diagnose the “root” of the problem and develop an appropriate plan of treatment to help the patient move forward. 

Photo of Dr. Sarah Bullard    Sarah Bullard, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Bullard is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2001 and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Hartford Hospital and the Institute of Living. She joined Gaylord Hospital in 2012 and serves as the Director of the Psychology Department. Dr. Bullard is bilingual (English/Spanish) and conducts both inpatient and outpatient neuropsychological assessments of adolescents, adults and older adults with a range of psychiatric and neurological disorders. She also supervises the training of pre-doctoral students in clinical neuropsychology. Her clinical interests include concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia, cerebrovascular disease, as well as other neurologic illnesses.
Dr. Griss, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare  Mélina Griss, Ph.D.
Dr. Griss is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in clinical neuropsychology. She obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 2006. Dr. Griss subsequently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychiatry research at the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital. She has been employed at Gaylord since January 2013, providing outpatient and inpatient neuropsychological assessments, and psychological assessment and intervention services on our inpatient units. Dr. Griss works primarily with adult and geriatric populations. Her clinical interests include mild cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as severe mental illness and other neurologic and neuropsychiatric conditions.
Dr. Holme, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare  Lisa Holme, Psy.D.
Dr. Lisa Holme is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford and completed her clinical training and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at Yale University School of Medicine. She has been a member of the Psychology Department at Gaylord Hospital since 2007 and conducts neuropsychological assessments for outpatients, inpatients and individuals through the Gaylord Center for Concussion Care. Dr. Holme also facilitates support groups for the TBI and Aphasia Day programs, as well as supervises practicum students.
Dr. Yantz, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare  Christine Yantz, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Yantz is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany and a two year Post-doctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. She has worked at Gaylord since 2010 providing outpatient neuropsychological assessments in the Neuropsychology division and Concussion Clinic, and psychological assessment and treatment services on the inpatient units. Her areas of special interest include concussion and other head injuries, complex medical issues, stroke, and other neurologic illnesses.
 Dr. Springate, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Beth Springate, Ph.D.
Dr. Springate is a licensed clinical psychologist who completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut and a two-year Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Brown University Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital. She provides outpatient neuropsychological assessments in our general Neuropsychology program as well as in our Center for Concussion Care.  Dr. Springate also provides assessments to our inpatient neurobehavioral unit.



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