Our clinical staff hold faculty appointments at local universities and provide education and training, as well as clinical supervision to doctoral level and post-doctoral level students. We have also published in the field of neuropsychology and spoken at local and national conferences. Two of our senior neuropsychologists are diplomates with Board certification in clinical neuropsychology.
Dr. Gordon earned his doctoral degree at George Peabody College (Vanderbilt University) in 1972. Dr. Gordon earned his diplomate in clinical neuropsychology and was licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to full-time private practice, he had faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. He also provided neuropsychological consultation to many hospitals in the Philadelphia area. After transitioning to full time private practice, Dr. Gordon maintained his faculty appointments at Widener University and Drexel University. Dr. Gordon co-authored 20 professional articles and delivered more than 60 presentations in the field of clinical psychology and neuropsychology. He remained clinically active until shortly before his death in 2017. As a result of his lifelong commitment to his patients and students, the John E. Gordon research award is presented on an annual basis through the Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society to assist an exceptional neuropsychology student in their doctoral research. He will always be remembered for his commitment to the field, his patients, and his students.
David J. Massari, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist who was licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Dr. Massari earned his doctoral degree at Syracuse University and completed a post-doctoral internship in clinical child psychology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Over the years, he has held several faculty appointments and is currently and adjunct clinical associate professor at the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. He is a diplomate in clinical neuropsychology and is also a certified school psychologist. In addition to his clinical practice and clinical supervision he has co-authored 17 articles in the field. He has also delivered 13 presentation at various conferences. When Dr. Massari was actively practicing, he provided both clinical services and medical legal evaluations and consultation to attorneys and insurance carriers.
Edward A. Maitz, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in 1989. He interned at the VA Hospital in Coatesville Pennsylvania then worked as a clinical neuropsychologist at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey prior to entering private practice. He has worked in private practice at Clinical Neuropsychology Associates since 1988. He earned a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Neuropsychology and is also Board Certified in Cognitive Rehabilitation (Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation); and Biofeedback Training (Biofeedback Certification Institute of America). He holds faculty appointments at Drexel University College of Medicine and Widener University. He has published more than 20 papers in professional journals and has more than 50 presentations in the United States and Canada. He has a special interest in mild traumatic brain injury and has been a member of the Brain Injury Panel of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; and the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, he provides medical legal evaluations and consultation to attorneys and insurance carriers and is a faculty member of the L.L.M. Trial Advocacy program at the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Joely P. Esposito, PsyD, is a neuropsychologist and partner at Clinical Neuropsychology Associates. She has been with the practice since 1995 when she started as a doctoral-level intern. The following year, she worked as a psychometrician for the practice, and then completed her post-doctoral fellowship with CNA. Dr. Esposito's position in the practice has grown and changed over the years. She provides clinical neuropsychological evaluations to individuals with a variety of known or suspected neurological/neuropsychological conditions. She also provides medical/legal evaluations for attorneys and insurance carriers, and is available to provide expert testimony.
Dr. Esposito offers consultation services to medical professionals, other mental health professionals and attorneys. In addition, she has a small caseload of therapy patients; coordinates and oversees the treatment services for the practice; supervises graduate student interns, practicum students, and post-doctoral fellows; and assists in managing the day-to-day operations of the practice. Dr. Esposito also offers her time to give presentations about the brain and neuropsychology to various audiences, including other professionals, support groups, and elementary school children. She is also a faculty member of the L.L.M. Trial Advocacy program at the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Dr. Esposito earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University (1992), her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Widener University (1995) and her Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Widener University (1997). She is board certified with the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, and holds licenses to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition, she is a member of various professional organizations.
Alison Metzler, PsyD, is a neuropsychologist at Clinical Neuropsychology Associates. She provides neuropsychological evaluations to adult populations with diverse medical and psychological diagnoses. She specializes in the evaluation of older adult patients presenting with cognitive changes in the context of neurological, medical, and psychiatric illness. In addition, she provides therapeutic services, including individual psychotherapy and cognitive rehabilitation therapy, to patients who have a neurologic illness or trauma. She is a member of various professional organizations. Dr. Metzler is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Dr. Metzler earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied psychology and neuroscience. She earned her doctoral degree at Widener University, with a specialization in the field of neuropsychology. She completed her post-doctoral training at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate. Her training specialized in neuropsychological evaluations with older adults who have neurodegenerative diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders, neurological conditions, and other medical issues.
Sarah Gulick, PsyD, is a neuropsychologist at Clinical Neuropsychology Associates. She earned her doctoral degree from Chestnut Hill College, where she specialized in the field of neuropsychology. Her training included practicum experience at Cooper University Hospital, Drucker Brain Injury Center at MossRehab, and Clinical Neuropsychology Associates. She completed her APA-accredited internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Her training specialized in neuropsychological evaluations with adults who have neurodegenerative diseases, traumatic brain injuries, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, neuropsychiatric disorders, neurological conditions, and other medical issues. Dr. Gulick provides cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy to patients, as well. Dr. Gulick is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She also provides medical/legal evaluations for attorneys and insurance carriers, and is available to provide expert testimony.
Dr. Gulick earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lehigh University (2014), her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College (2016), and her Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College (2020). She is a member of various professional organizations, including the International Neuropsychological Society's Special Interest Group, NeuroCOVID-19, which is dedicated to understanding the cognitive effects of COVID-19 and collaborating with professionals on an international level. Dr. Gulick is compiling literature and consulting with medical professionals and organizations to develop a deeper understanding of this evolving area.
Gabriel Stanziano, PsyD, is a neuropsychology associate clinician at Clinical Neuropsychology Associates. He earned his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where his training specialized in neuropsychology, as well as psychotherapy for adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and chronic pain. His training included practicum experiences at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Center for Brief Therapy and Cooper University Hospital. He completed his APA-accredited internship at the Center for Brief Therapy as the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Stanziano conducts neuropsychological evaluations for adults with traumatic brain injury, neuropsychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, neurological conditions, and other medical issues.
Dr. Stanziano earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Kean University (2011), his Masters of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University (2014), as well as Masters of Science and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2019). He is a member of the American Psychological Association and Pennsylvania Psychological Association.
Donna Salvucci, M.Ed., has been a consulting psychologist at Clinical Neuropsychology Associates since 2014. She provides psychotherapy and cognitive rehabilitation to patients who have acquired post-concussion syndrome and neuro-cognitive disorders. In 1987, Ms. Salvucci earned her master's degree from Temple University in counseling psychology. She then worked with the practice from 1987 through 1991 under the supervision of the original owners and known experts in the field as a psychometrician and eventually as a treatment provider. She has been a PA Licensed Psychologist since 1993 and a member of the PA Psychological Association. Ms. Salvucci earned her undergraduate degree from Holy Family University in 1986 in psychobiology, where she later taught as an adjunct lecturer.
For several years, Ms. Salvucci worked in clinical project management training psychologists and psychiatrists to administer research assessments in large pharma national and international psychiatry trials before returning to clinical practice. Currently she also provides psychotherapy services at InnovAge, Inc. with a geriatric population aiming to support their continued independent living outside of nursing homes.
In addition, Ms. Salvucci is an American Red Cross volunteer as a local, state and national disaster mental specialist as well as providing services to the Armed Forces. Ms. Salvucci is married and lives locally in Bucks County, PA. She has two adult sons and enjoys playing with and training her puppy, "Sully".
Dr. Kara Taylor is a post-doctoral fellow with Clinical Neuropsychology Associates. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a certified school psychologist in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has experience in child assessment, behavior management, counseling, and developing, implementing and monitoring individual education programs (IEPs). She also has experience in adult assessment regarding ADHD and other neurocognitive difficulties.
Dr. Taylor currently provides mental health and neuropsychological services including psychotherapy, cognitive rehabilitation therapy, and neuropsychological assessment to adults. She has a background in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and ADHD among other difficulties.
Dr. Taylor was born and raised in Moorestown, NJ. She completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at Wesley College in Delaware. She then went on to complete her first master's degree in counseling psychology with school psychology certification from Immaculata University in PA. Dr. Taylor worked as a school psychologist for 6 years prior to pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology with a focus in neuropsychology.
In her free time, Dr. Taylor enjoys cooking, baking, athletic swimming, and spending time with friends and family.