Education / Our Educators
Arlene James is a physical therapist with more than 14 years of experience in pediatrics. She has practiced in a wide range of settings including, hospital, private practice clinics and school districts. Arlene is certified by the University of Misericordia in Pennsylvania in pediatric seating. For the past six years she has focused on providing severely involved client’s access to power mobility, computer and communication devices.
Byron began his career in healthcare in 1972 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville Pa. in radiology which gave him an excellent grasp on human anatomy. He then moved to Lancaster PA and started working in respiratory therapy as a technician. He attended the respiratory therapy program during that period of time and worked throughout the facility especially in the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Units. After working with facilities and therapists throughout PA and NJ, and using many positioning components and alternative access products, Byron met ASL. Then Byron was given the opportunity of initiating and instituting an educational program which has evolved and continues today. Along with the staff at ASL, they formed the Pediatric Power Network to put focus on improving mobility, communication, and positioning for children. Over a period of time, Byron has assisted in creating products which help match individual’s capabilities. Byron performs evaluations across the country, while continuing his educational programs. He has presented at various national conferences throughout the years, but still learns so much from the individuals he works with.
Joe Cervantez, Technical Specialist
Joe has been a vital part of Adaptive Switch Labs for more than seven years. His knowledge of wheelchair electronics and programming has lead him to be in charge of ASL’s technical training and certification courses for Rehab Technology Suppliers. Joe is also a vital part of the customer service technical team. His experience with wheelchair electronics and work with all of the wheelchair manufactures has led him to help in the design and testing ASL’s products.
Lisa Rotelli, Education Specialist, has had a lifetime of experience starting as a Clinical Coordinator for a Rehab Hospital in Northern California. She also served as a Rehab Manager for a large rehab equipment supplier and a Rehab Specialist for one of the major manufactures of rehab wheelchairs. She is certified by the University of Tennessee at Memphis as a seating specialist, and the University of Misericordia in Pennsylvania in pediatric seating. She specializes in alternative access, drive control systems, and has designed several drive control systems for severely involved clients. She presents at national conference to all levels of Clinical Therapists, Suppliers, and Educators.