Thomson Memory Center's staff are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the health and well-being of our patients and their families.
Dr. Christina Blodgett Dycus is the Founder and Clinical Director of the Thomson Memory Center. She completed her fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Loyola University Medical Center and earned her Doctorate from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Her clinical interests include correlating neuropsychological data with neuroimaging results. Dr. Blodgett Dycus was born and raised in the northwest suburbs, which is where she now resides with her own family.
Dr. Christina Vocos joined the Thomson Memory Center in August 2012, after completing her internship in Forensic Neuropsychology at Elgin Mental Health Center and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her clinical interests include assessment and remediation of cognitive disorders in children, adults, and seniors. Dr. Vocos grew up in Chicago’s northwest suburbs and enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as participating in recreational sports.
Dr. Anthony Tucci earned his Doctorate from Northern Illinois University where he gained specialized training in neuropsychological assessment, developmental psychopathology, and evidence-based interventions. He enjoys working with families, children, and adults adjusting to significant lifestyle changes. Anthony grew up in Chicago’s western suburbs and enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with his children.
Dr. Holly Hagen received her Doctorate in Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, with a concentration in Neuropsychology. She completed her internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, specializing in TBI, stroke and anoxic injury. Dr. Hagen has experience in assessing patients across the life span with a particular focus in the pediatric population. During her free time, Dr. Hagen enjoys running, cooking and spending time with her family.
Dr. Mehul Trivedi joined the Thomson Memory Center after completing a two-year postdoctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed internship at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and the Psychology Service at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He obtained his Doctorate in Experimental Psychology (Neuroscience and Behavior Emphasis) from Northern Illinois University before re-specializing in Clinical Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology. His clinical interests include dementia, mild cognitive impairment, TBI, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, brain tumors, learning disorders, and cognitive dysfunction in individuals with other neurological/psychiatric conditions. He is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Graciela Franzwa specializes in the assessment of diverse pediatric and geriatric populations diagnosed with neurological, medical, or social/emotional disorders. Her clinical interests include ADHD, learning disorders, dementia, and neurocognitive disorders due to medical conditions or brain injury. Dr. Franzwa has a Master’s Degree from Roosevelt University, and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She completed clinical training rotations at North Shore Pediatric Therapy and the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. Franzwa joined us after completing her clinical neuropsychology internship at Psychological and Neurobehavioral Services of Lakeland, Florida.
Dr. Mandy Schnibben completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. She joined the Thomson Memory Center in August 2014, after completing her internship in Forensic Psychology at Elgin Mental Health Center where she gained specialized training in psychopathology and evidence-based interventions. Her previous experience includes rotations at Cognitive Fitness and Innovative Therapies (CFIT) and at the California Department of Rehabilitation. Her clinical interests include emotional dysregulation, dementia, and cognitive rehabilitation due to neurological disorders, TBI, ADHD, and Stroke. Dr. Schnibben currently resides with her family in the southwest suburbs.
Dr. Jason Karafa specializes in neuropsychological evaluations for children and adults with acquired brain disorders,neurodevelopmental and congenital disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, traumatic brain injury, learning disorders, and ADHD. Dr. Karafa completed his academic training through the Illinois School of Professional Psychology for his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Neuropsychology. Jason started at Thomson Memory Center as a neuropsychology technician and returned after completing his internship at BRAINS in Grand Rapids, MI. He is dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care and satisfaction. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Karafa enjoys running, traveling, and spending time on the lake.
Dr. Arina Polevoy completed her internship specializing in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Illinois Psychological Association Predoctoral Internship Consortium (IPAPIC), Psychological Consultations. Dr. Polevoy received her Doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology. Her clinical interests are in assessments of children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of clinical presentations including traumatic-brain injuries, learning disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, ADHD, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Alexandria Willis completed her doctorate at Nova Southeastern University. Her clinical interests are in the assessment of individuals with a variety of presentations, including traumatic brain injury, dementia, stroke, and learning disorders. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Samantha Stein joined the Thomson Memory Center after completing her internship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she focused on the neuropsychological assessment of individuals with a variety of neurological and psychiatric presentations. Dr. Stein received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology. Her previous experience includes clinical training rotations at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center and at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Her clinical interests include epilepsy, dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, and cognitive rehabilitation of various neurological and medical conditions.
Dr. Thomas Sak specializes in the assessment of diverse adult and geriatric populations diagnosed with neurological, medical, and psychiatric disorders. He joined us after completing his internship in clinical neuropsychology at Psychological and Neurobehavioral Services of Lakeland, Florida. Dr. Sak completed his doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in clinical neuropsychology at Adler University, and received specialized training in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Chicago. His clinical interests include a range of neurological disorders and degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Sak resides in Chicago and enjoys spending time outdoors.
Dr. Calsey Hoefler joined the Thomson Memory Center in September of 2016 after completing her doctorate at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She completed her internship at the Department of State Hospitals-California. Her practice at Thomson Memory Center includes pediatric, adult, and geriatric neuropsychological evaluations. She plans to pursue board certification in clinical neuropsychology upon completion of her fellowship. Dr. Hoefler enjoys running and spending time with her two French Bulldogs, Olaf and Alfie.
Dr. Tammy Kealey earned her doctorate from Adler University with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology. She completed her clinical training at Rush University Medical Center in the Movement Disorders Center in Chicago and her internship at Psychological and Neurobehavioral Services in Lakeland, Florida. She specializes in conducting neuropsychological evaluations across the lifespan. Her clinical interests include: head injuries, neurocognitive disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Kealey grew up in Southern California and enjoys exploring the city, traveling, and trying new cuisines.
Dr. Jonathan Perle is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist who joined the Thomson Memory Center after having served multiple years as a staff psychologist within the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He completed his psychological internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, gained his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, and finished a postdoctoral fellowship at the Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. While Dr. Perle has significant experience with a wide range of both common and rare child/pediatric mental health concerns, through extensive specialized training, work, and research endeavors, he has developed a specialization in the assessment and treatment of both childhood Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and disruptive behavior disorders (e.g. Oppositional Defiant Disorder; ODD). He enjoys spending time with friends and playing with computers/electronics.
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2300 Barrington Rd. Ste 400
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
1301 Pyott Rd. Ste 103
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
100 Illinois St. Ste 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
480 Elm Pl. Ste 202
Highland Park, IL 60035
4646 N. Marine Dr. Ste A-6150
Chicago, IL 60640
(Office inside Weiss Memorial Hospital)
Office: (847) 469-7537
Fax: (847) 469-7540