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Memory Center Team

After meeting with Dr. Gill, you may see one or several members of our specialized team:

GillDavidDavid Gill, MD

Neurologist and Medical Director of the Memory Center

As a cognitive and behavioral neurologist, Dr. Gill’s interests include distinguishing normal changes in cognition from those caused by disease, along with identifying ways to maintain brain health and identifying how Parkinsonian disorders affect cognition.

He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and earned his medical degree at the University Of Florida’s College of Medicine. He interned in the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester; he also completed his residency and his Fellowship in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology in the school’s Department of Neurology.

Dr. Gill is board certified in Neurology as well as Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Part B Test Committee. He is an editor for Neurology Today and the course director for the Mild Cognitive Impairment Course for the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

His honors include the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State Hershey (2010), Resident Teaching Award, Penn State Hershey Neurology Residency (2009), Patient Satisfaction Award (95th-98th percentile), Penn State Hershey (2008), Resident Annual Meeting Scholarship: American Academy of Neurology (2005), Gold Foundation Resident Humanism Award (2004) and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2001-present).

Dr. Gill is an investigator on the Memory and Aging study, the Neuroimaging study on function-structure relationship of the olfactory deficit in Alzheimer's disease and the Validating the Montreal Cognitive Assessment for the Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease study. He has numerous publications on memory and aging topics, Parkinson's Disease.


BrunsMarlaBethMarla Beth Bruns, MD, PhD

Neurologist, The Memory Center

Dr. Bruns specializes in the assessment and care of memory, Alzheimers and dementia-related conditions.

She earned her Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy, with a concentration in Neuroscience, from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She completed an Internal Medicine preliminary program and Neurological Residency program from The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Bruns completed a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

 Dr. Bruns is board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry and holds a certificate from the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties in Behavioral Neurology.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment and the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology.

Drs. Gill and Bruns hosted a Facebook Live to discuss maneuvering through an Alzheimer's diagnosis and what resources families have available here in Rochester.

generic avatarMichelle Carpenter-Bradley, MD

Palliative Medicine, The Memory Center

Dr. Carpenter-Bradley specializes in inpatient and outpatient palliative care. She earned her medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. She interned in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester. Dr. Carpenter-Bradley is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Carpenter-Bradley is also an assistance clinical professor at the University of Rochester.


ZicariCherieCherie Zicari, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, The Memory Center

Cherie specializes in the care of patients with dementia, movement disorders, cognitive impairments and stroke. This multiple specialization enables her to be a "common link" for patients who often have concerns that span these subspecialties. Cherie holds a BS in Psychology from Gannon University, a BA in Nursing from Brockport State University and an Advanced Practice Degree in Nursing from St. John Fisher College.


SchneiderWilliamWilliam N. Schneider, PhD

Neuropsychology Supervisor
Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center & Neuropsychology

As the leader of the largest single group of neuropsychologists in Monroe County, Dr. Schneider provides oversight and vision for our expanding neuropsychology services. From a clinical perspective, he specializes in pediatric and adult neuropsychological assessment and brain injury rehabilitation. He works to promote optimal cognitive outcomes after brain injuries, focusing on behavioral management in rehabilitation. He also acts as a liaison and consults with schools and educational programs.

Dr. Schneider earned his B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College and his PhD in Clinical Psychology, APA Accredited Program from the Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology in La Mirada, California. His APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship was completed at Pine Rest Christian Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan; his post-doctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology was completed at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology, New York State Association of Neuropsychology and Psi Chi, Biola University.

His awards include the Sheldon Zinger Memorial Scholarship at Biola University and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

Dr. Schneider is actively involved in graduate psychology and medical education. He has maintained a clinical appointment at the University of Rochester Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for over 20 years, where he provides training, gives lectures and helps lead journal club for a group of medical residents in rehabilitation medicine. He has also been supervising graduate psychology students for over two decades as an agency supervisor for the State University of New York at Brockport Masters in Psychology Program.

He has conducted collaborative research over the years with his medical and neuropsychological colleagues on the topics of pharmacotherapy for enhancing cognitive outcome and functioning in traumatic brain injury. His extensive list of research and presentations include topics in cognitive and behavioral disorders and rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury.


DamannKristaKrista Damann, PhD, ABPP-CN

Neuropsychology Supervisor
Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center & Neuropsychology

Extensive training and experience have equipped Dr. Damann as a leader on our neuropsychology team. She diagnoses and treats the varied cognitive and psychological needs of patients with neurological conditions. She specializes in evaluating and treating patients with concussion, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to her general outpatient practice, Dr. Damann serves as a consultant to the Memory Center, the Concussion Clinic, and the inpatient brain injury unit at Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center.

Dr. Damann completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, where she also competed in intercollegiate basketball and was named an Academic All-American. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany, and completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services in Albany, NY. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Dr. Damann is an active member in numerous local and national neuropsychology organizations. She regularly conducts professional presentations on a number of topics, including brain injury, memory disorders, and emotional adjustment to neurological conditions. Dr. Damann enjoys supervising psychology graduate students, and she holds an appointment as a clinical instructor for medical residents at the University of Rochester in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.


GaudetteMarcMarc Gaudette, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Gaudette specializes in the assessment and treatment of brain injuries, including cognitive rehabilitation, neuropsychological evaluation and psychotherapy/counseling. He is also skilled in assessing concussions.

Dr. Gaudette holds a BA in Psychology from Springfield College in Massachusetts, an MA in Applied Psychology from the University of New Brunswick, Canada and a Psy.D. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

He interned in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at West Haven – Yale VA Medical Center in Connecticut. He completed his post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Gaudette is a member of the American Psychological Association Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Division 40, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology; American Psychological Association; National Academy of Neuropsychology and International Neuropsychological Society.

He has been a clinical instructor at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center since 1995 and has been an instructor for the Nazareth College summer session every year since 2005.

Dr. Gaudette has authored several publications and presentations including cognitive rehabilitation and recovery from brain injury and stroke.



Tanya Grace, PsyD

Neuropsychologist, The Memory Center

Dr. Grace specializes in the assessment and care of memory and dementia-related conditions along with general pediatric neuropsychological assessment.

She holds a B.A. in Human Development from the State University of New York College at Oswego and earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.

Dr. Grace interned in the Neuropsychology Department at the Emory University School of Medicine’s Center for Rehabilitation Medicine & Wesley Woods Center and in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Neuropsychology Department.

She is a member of National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society and American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Her honors include the NAN Annual Poster Presentation Award (2009), Outstanding PsyD Student Research Award (2009) and Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology (2004).

Dr. Grace’s professional publications include:
  • Grace, T.R., Webbe, F.M. (in preparation). Neuropathological heterogenity complicates differential diagnosis of clinical dementia.
  • Tall, M., Grace, T., Westerveld, M., Lee, K.H., Salinas, C., Cook, J., & Korostenskaja, Milena. (submitted). Cingulate Epilepsy Manifesting as Panic Disorder: Multimodal Approach to Diagnosis.
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