Leadership Team - Brain Injury


Darryl L. Kaelin, M.D. - Medical Director
Dr. Kaelin is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is the Medical Director of the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute in Louisville where he manages patients with neurological trauma. Dr. Kaelin is the Chief of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville. Dr. Kaelin is also Program Director for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program.

Dr. Kaelin has published widely in peer-reviewed journals on brain injury medical management, pharmaceutical treatments, spasticity and service reimbursements.

He has led numerous, non-published medication trials sponsored through pharmaceutical funding. He has delivered presentations at national and international conferences in the areas of spasticity treatment, pharmaceutical use in brain injury and medical practice management issues. He is President Elect of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Kaelin obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed his specialty training at the Medical College of Virginia.

Prior to assuming his current positions with the University of Louisville and Frazier Rehabilitation Institute, Dr. Kaelin spent six years as the Medical Director of the Acquired Brain Injury Program at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center, a catastrophic care hospital for people with spinal cord and brain injuries. While at the Shepherd Center, he also served as Medical Director of Brain Injury Research and Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Emory University School of Medicine.

Previously, Dr. Kaelin served for 10 years as the Medical Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation at the Hook Institute in Indianapolis, where he managed patients with neurological trauma.


Lisa Carpenter - Regional Director of Residential Operations

Carpenter holds a BS in Elementary and Special Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Carpenter has dedicated the past 18 years to serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Beginning her career as a direct support professional, Carpenter has since held a variety of different management positions ranging from supported employment supervisor to executive director for supports for community living waiver services. Carpenter carries with her a passion for enhancing the lives of individuals through the provision of quality supports and services.