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Center for Rehabilitation
Engineering, Science & Technology

Service Staff

Rehabilitation Services

711 South Vienna, Ruston, LA 71270 *Phone: 318-257-4562/Toll Free (LA only) 800-310-4251 *Fax: 318-255-4175 *E-mail: crest@latech.edu

CREST provides Assistive Technology assessment and training services for consumers with disabilities. These services are available statewide through our Center in Ruston or in our satellite offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

Rehabilitation Program Areas

Marty GallagherMs. Marty Gallagher, (BRB 214)

Activities of Daily Living Program

The activities of Daily Living Program conducts evaluations of an individual's daily needs in the areas of transfers, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, personal hygiene and environmental controls. Specifications for the adaptive equipment to enhance the consumer's independence are provided.

Jessica WingardMs. Jessica Wingard, (BRB 215)

Computer Access

The Computer Access Program provides an in-depth assessment of an individual's ability to operate a computer with adaptive hardware or specialized software programs. Once an appropriate system is determined, system set-up and software installation and training are available.

Janice GirouardMs. Janice Girouard, (BRB 213)

Driver Rehabilitation Program

The Driver Rehabilitation Program provides a comprehensive evaluation of an individual's potential to operate a motor vehicle. The process includes a clinical assessment of the consumer's visual, cognitive and psychomotor skills and a behind-the-wheel assessment to determine the types of adaptive equipment and vehicle modifications necessary for driving.

Marty GallagherMs. Marty Gallagher, (BRB 214)

Seating and Wheeled Mobility Program

The Seating and Wheeled Mobility Program conducts assessments to determine the most appropriate seating system and mobility device to accommodate an individual's needs at home, school or work. According to each individual's needs, specifications for scooters, manual wheelchairs or power wheelchairs are provided.

Marvin KingMr. Marvin King, (BRB 216)

Wheelchair Transportation Program

The Wheelchair Transportation Program provides an evaluation of a consumer's wheelchair and scooter transportation needs. For those transporting unoccupied systems, recommendations for loading and unloading the device are provided. For individuals who must ride in their wheelchair in a vehicle, specifications for vehicle modifications and occupant protection systems are provided.

Rehabilitation Engineering Field Services

Kimberly PaceMs. Kimberly Pace, Senior Rehabilitation Engineer, New Orleans, LA

Provides Rehabilitation Services in New Orleans and Houma, Louisiana. The primary services available under this program include evaluations for enhanced accessibility of an individual's home, school and work sites. The evaluators will conduct on-site surveys for accessibility and provide the specifications and plans to be used by contractors performing the work. In addition to the Ruston location, Rehabilitation Engineers are located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

Ric Cerna Mr. Ricardo Cerna, Rehabilitation Engineer

Ruston, LA, (BRB 210)

Provides rehabilitation services in Shreveport and Alexandria, Louisiana.

Brad MarshMr. Brad Marsh, Rehabilitation Technology Specialist

Shreveport, LA

Provides assessments for home, worksite, and computer access in Northwest Louisiana.

Krista ScurriaMs. Krista Scurria, Rehabilitation Technology Specialist

Baton Rouge, LA, 3651 Cedarcrest, Room 36

Provides rehabilitation services in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Jessica WingardMs. Jessica Wingard, Rehabilitation Technology Specialist

Ruston, LA, BRB 215

CREST Administrative Staff

Michael ShippMr. Michael Shipp, CREST Center Director

Ruston, LA, (BRB 201)

Peggy HaleMs. Peggy Hale, Administrative Assistant

Ruston, LA, (BRB 202)

Patricia AcostaMs. Patricia Acosta, Receptionist

Ruston, LA, (BRB 117)