Jami Montagnino, MD

Dr. Jami Montagnino is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at Tulane School of Medicine. She enjoys treating a wide variety of sports and musculoskeletal conditions through a non-surgical and patient-centered approach. Her goal is to help all patients understand their condition through quality patient education so that they may work towards being as functional and active as possible.  

Troy Smith

Troy serves as a Psychometrist for the Center for Sport. Troy’s responsibilities include scoring and administering psychological testing batteries for the Center. This includes programming related to Tulane Athletics, the Trust Brain and Body Assessment and Tulane Center for Brain Health. As a Psychometrist, Troy has administered neurological and psycho educational batteries to all ages at Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group. He has tested and rehabilitated patients with autism spectrum disorder for three years at Spears Learning Center. 

Kayla Scott, MHS, LPC-S, CCTP

Kayla Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). She earned her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in 2011 and Master of Health Sciences in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Science Center of New Orleans in 2013.

Patrice McGhee

As Administrative Program Coordinator, Patrice assists the Tulane Center for Brain Health team with various administrative duties related to serving our military Veterans. As part of the intake team, she assists with program scheduling/planning, clinical tasks for the Program Director and Case Managers, and coordination of patient intake and insurance verification. Patrice works with the Program Director, physicians, all faculty, fellows and staff members in the academic medical center.

Ryan Barrios

Ryan serves as a Clinical Patient Navigator in the Tulane University Center for Brain Health. He is responsible for reviewing medical records and completing intake interviews to determine participation eligibility in TUCBH programs, as well as coordinating the application process and intake assessment on entry into the program.

Vanessa Batiste-Leal, MHS, LRC, LPC

Vanessa Batiste-Leal is a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Case Manager for the Tulane University Center for Brain Health. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2000 and Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitation from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in 2015.

Renee Latino

Renee is a Speech-Language Pathologist who serves former players referred to the Professional Athlete Care Team Clinic (PACT) by providing cognitive-communication evaluations, education and follow-up care. Renee has more than 20 years of experience as a medical Speech Pathologist in the New Orleans area and specializes in treating cognitive and communication impairments that are a result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or neurologic disease.

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