Ross Zafonte, DO, Interim President; Senior Vice President Medical Affairs, Research and Education
Dr. Ross D. Zafonte is Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as Senior Vice President Medical Affairs Research and Education at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. In his role at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, he oversees the medical and research staff.
Dr. Zafonte has a distiguished career in field of traumatic brain injury, spasticity and other neurological disorders. He is the author of more than 300 peer review journal articles, abstracts and book chapters.
Mary Beth DiFilippo, BSN, MSN, DNP Vice President of Hospital Operations, Director of Nursing
Ms. DiFillippo is the Vice President of Operations and Director of Nursing at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH). Prior to her current role, she served in many positions throughout the Partners HealthCare System, including Vice President of Operations and Transitional Care Unit Administrator at Spaulding Hospital North Shore and Associate Chief Nurse at the North Shore Medical Center. She has held various positions and worked in different health care settings over the span of her career including staff nurse in acute care, and nurse educator in long term care. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She also demonstrates her commitment to the Nursing Profession as part of the adjunct faculty at several local universities.
Ms. DiFilippo received her Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Anselm’s College, followed by her Master of Science Degree from Salem State College, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Regis College.
Cara Brickley, PT, DPT, Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
Cara Brickley, PT, DPT, is Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston. Dr. Brickley oversees the service delivery of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Therapeutic Recreation, Child Life, and Music Therapy to the adult and pediatric inpatient populations. She is also the co-chair of the Patient Safety Committee.
Dr. Brickley has worked in a variety of roles at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston including staff Physical Therapist, Practice Leader, and Program Director. She received her Masters and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons University.
Breanne Muchemore, LICSW, CCM, Director of Case Management
Breanne Muchemore, LICSW, CCM is the Director of Case Management at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She oversees inpatient and outpatient case management and social work departments at Spaulding Boston. Breanne is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Case Manager. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University and is a graduate of Boston College with her Master's in Social Work. She has worked for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital since 2013 in a variety of roles within the Care Coordination Department at Spaulding. Breanne is the chair of the Customer Service Committee and Utilization Review Committee. Most recently, Breanne was the selected to be the Director of the Case Management team at Boston Hope Field Hospital.