Daniel Becker, M.D., Director & Founder
A board-certified neurologist, spinal cord injury medicine specialist and disability analyst, Dr. Becker is the former director of the Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
After earning his medical degree from Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Becker completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, followed by a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is currently part of the Johns Hopkins Neurophysiology Intraoperative Monitoring Division and an assistant professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Becker is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, as well as a world-renowned expert in the treatment of transverse myelitis.
Amber Jobe, NP
Amber Jobe began her nursing career after attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in 2005 After working in the emergency department and neuro/medical stepdown units at UPMC Presbyterian and Georgetown University Hospital for 4 years she moved on to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland and the Carolina Medical Center where she trained as a trauma nurse. While in the ICU in the Neurotrauma and Surgical Trauma Critical Care units she spent 6 years taking care of patients with multiple orthopedic, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. She earned her master’s degree in 2019 in the field of Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner at the University of Cincinnati. Adept at coordinating care for patients in the outpatient setting, Ms. Jobe worked as a Primary Care Nurse practitioner specializing in the geriatric population before joining the International Neurorehabilitation Institute in 2019 as an Adult Neurology Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys yoga and traveling.
Adwoa Bonsra, Physical Therapist, Manager of Rehabilitation Operations
Adwoa began her career attending UMBC for undergraduate education, where she obtained a B.A in BioPsychology in 2003. She went on to study physical therapy at University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she obtained a Doctorate of Physical therapy in 2006. She worked at the International Center for Spinal Cord injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 5 years, where she worked with Dr. Becker, providing therapy services for patients with spinal injuries, MS, TM, etc. In 2011, she transitioned to a local orthopedic clinic, working with patients who suffer from post-operative pain, joint replacements/ injuries, sport injuries, lower back and neck pain. In June 2015, she joined the team at INI to continue work with patients with neurological conditions.
When not at work, she enjoys bike riding, tennis, and other recreational sports, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Megan Cohen RN, BSN – Infusion Center Clinical Nurse Manager
Megan is a Maryland native and graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She began her career as an Emergency Medicine / Critical care nurse at John Hopkins Bayview Hospital. After leaving Bayview she gained a wide range of experience working in Post Anesthesia Care, Private Duty, Teaching, and Case Management / Compliance Nursing roles. She has participated on several Humanitarian Missions as PACU director for both Adult and Pediatric patients throughout Latin America and Africa. Megan has been with the International Neurorehabilitation Institute AIC (Ambulatory Infusion Center) since its inception. In addition to managing AIC operations she has the distinct privilege to personally ensure patient-centered care and comfort during infusion sessions. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and son.
Micaela Aigner, RN
Micaela Aigner works in our Infusion Center as a Nurse.
Lisa Horn, RN
Lisa Horn works as a nurse in our Infusion Center.
Tarah Majestic, Administrative Assistant
Tarah Majestic is in charge of the front desk operations.
Shannon Bourne, Collections Coordinator – INI Finance Department
Shannon Bourne works with INI as a Collections and Insurance Coordinator.
Kimberly Horney, Administrative Assistant – INI Finance Department
Kimberly Horney works closely with patients and our clinic to navigate insurance requirements and other finance department needs.
Ukeme Ikeddeh-Barnes, Clinical Trial Coordinator
Ukeme Ikeddeh-Barnes oversees our Clinical Trials Department. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgian Court University and then decided to pursue a second degree in Nursing from LaSalle University. As an RN, Ukeme worked at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and later transition to Clinical Research with the Division of Hematology. She moved to Maryland and continued in Clinical Research as an Oncology Research Nurse at Sinai Hospital. She later transitioned to INI to continue her clinical research profession and obtained her certification as a Certified Clinical Research Nurse with ACRP.
Katharine Russman, Clinical Trial Coordinator
Katharine Russman works with INI as our primary Clinical Trial Coordinator. She double majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Psychology at University of Colorado in Boulder. She enjoyed studying abroad in Australia for a semester while taking marine biology courses and learned to scuba dive! She worked in social and behavioral research throughout college and started working with biomedical clinical trials at University of Maryland after graduation before joining the Clinical Trials team at INI in 2019. Kat’s future plans include becoming a certified Clinical Research Coordinator and eventually attending graduate school. Among her other interests, Kat likes watching and going to baseball games, taking her pug to the dog park, traveling, hanging with friends, and watching scary movies!
Brandy Maxwell, Physical Therapist Assistant
Brandy is a native of the DMV area and graduated from Coppin State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine. She has 9 years of experience working as a rehabilitation technician at Sinai Hospital and Saint Agnes Hospital. She then went on to earn her Physical Therapist assistant degree from Baltimore City Community College. She began her career as a Physical therapist Assistant at Levendale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital where she obtained experience working with patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions. In June 2021 Brandy joined INI to continue working with patients with neurological conditions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, family time, traveling, and participating in multiple women empowerment organizations.