Thanks so very much for what you have done to help my daughter move on in her recovery from her brain injury. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

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Dr. Heather Macomber – Anchorage, Alaska

Dr. Heather Macomber conducts psychological and neuropsychological evaluations with children (>6 years old), adolescents, and adults in private practice at Alaska Neuro Associates, with a special interest in traumatic brain injuries for pediatric and adult populations.  Prior to starting her private practice, Dr. Macomber was the Associate Clinical Director at an outpatient, community-based treatment center for traumatic brain injury (TBI).  She conducted civil forensic/neuropsychological evaluations for clients with TBI through a private practice and then moved to Alaska, where she joined Providence Behavioral Medicine Group through 2010.

Dr. Macomber earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her pre-doctoral internship through Wayne State University, which focused on adult and pediatric neuropsychological evaluations. She conducted her post-doctoral work at an outpatient, community-based treatment center for individuals who had sustained a traumatic brain injury where as Associate Clinical Director she created and implemented individualized treatment plans, conducted neuropsychological evaluations, and supervised clinical staff. She was appointed to Alaska Brain Injury Network in July 2006, and she has conducted training sessions in conjunction with scheduled board meetings to educate medical providers, survivors, and care providers about the traumatic brain injury spectrum, as well as intervention strategies. She is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, and Alaska Psychological Association.  In her free time, Dr. Macomber enjoys biking, hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Russell Cherry, PsyD – Anchorage, Alaska

Dr. Russell S. Cherry conducts neuropsychological, forensic, and psychological evaluations of adolescents and adults in private practice at Alaska Neuro Associates, with a special interest in acquired brain injury, dementia and psychosomatic issues. Prior to starting private practice, he worked as a neuropsychologist at Providence Hospital and at Alaska Native Medical Center. He was an integral part of developing and bringing the ImPACT concussion assessment program to Alaska, where it is currently used within the Anchorage School District and the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Dr. Cherry conducts ongoing assessments of concussed adolescent and adult athletes.

Dr. Cherry completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He completed his predoctoral internship at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, training in Forensic Neuropsychology with nationally recognized experts in the field. Dr. Cherry is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association and Alaska Psychological Association. He has lived and studied abroad in various countries, traveled extensively in various developing nations, and motorcycled across parts of Southeast Asia and South America and is fluent in Spanish. Outside of work, you may find him hiking, skiing, biking, or floating on Alaska’s various trails, peaks, and waterways.

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