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Members of the Press

We appreciate your interest in Centre for Neuro Skills. Our legacy of service in treating patients with traumatic brain injury is renowned in the field of rehabilitation. Founded by Dr. Mark J. Ashley in 1980, CNS offers hope, compassion and recovery for patients and their families through patient-centered care. Every patient is treated with dignity and respect as we help them achieve the maximum possible quality of life through intensive, postacute, community based brain injury rehabilitation. Our seven clinics serve a broad array of postacute patients recovering from acquired and traumatic brain injury.

Please contact Sean Dowdall, General Manager, Landis Communications Inc., at 415.286.7121 or email to schedule interviews or to identify one of our professionals who can speak about brain injury trauma and programs we offer.

All members of the press are asked to observe state laws regarding patient privacy, as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. For reference, please see Guide to Release of Patient Information to the Media published by the California Hospital Association. Members of the press may reference the guide for recommended use of patient information in California. Media seeking patient health information in other states must comply with the laws of those states.



Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board: Mark J. Ashley, Sc.D., CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST
President and Chief Executive Officer: David Harrington, MBA, OTR/L, CBIST
Headquarters: Bakersfield, California
Founded: 1980 by Dr. Mark J. Ashley
Employees: 900+ employees in the United States
Locations and Virtual Tours: Bakersfield, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco
Populations Served: Those seeking postacute inpatient and outpatient treatment from traumatic brain injury due to trauma, stroke, work or sports injury. Programs: Inpatient residential care, Outpatient care, Pediatric care, Long-term Care Program

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Meet Our Media Spokespeople

With decades of clinical and patient care expertise, Centre for Neuro Skills media representatives are adept communicators for broadcast, print, and digital storytelling. Each is a working professional at CNS and has completed media training. Each offers a depth of understanding of brain injury, stroke, and neurorehabilitation. To arrange an interview, please contact Sean Dowdall, Landis Communications Inc., at (415) 286-7121.

Mark J. Ashley Sc.D., CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST 

Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board

Dr. Mark Ashley
Dr. Ashley is renowned for his 40 years of developing clinical therapies that help patients regain vital skills and independence. His published research spans neurological injury to best practices in treatment. 

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David Harrington, MBA, OTR/L, CBIST 

President and Chief Executive Officer 
David Harrington, MBA, OTR/L, CBIST

David has extensive knowledge of brain injury, concussion, stroke, and the risks posed by COVID-19 on those with neurological disorders. A seasoned business professor, he is renowned for his media skills and engagement with clients. 

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Matthew J. Ashley, MD, JD

Chief Medical Officer 

Dr. Matt Ashley

Dr. Ashley specializes in the treatment of neurological injury and disease (traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, and encephalitis). His work with patients has been crucial in their return to meaningful lives post injury. 

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Gary Seale PhD, LPA, LCDC 

Regional Director of Clinical Services 

Dr. Gary Seale

In his 30 years as clinician, lecturer, and researcher, Dr. Seale’s expertise spans brain injury rehabilitation, stroke research, and documenting the power of positive emotion following neurological injury. 

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