Kent Hayden

Kent Hayden
Chief Executive Officer

Kent Hayden joined Pate Rehabilitation in 1991 and has served as president since 2002. He has a degree in business administration and extensive experience in the insurance industry. Kent is responsible for day-to-day administration of Pate Rehabilitation. He oversees multiple facilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Kent is a strong advocate for brain injury rehabilitation in the profession and in the community at large. Kent was elected to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) board of directors for 2017. He is also the Council Chair for the BIAA Business and Professional Council.


Marilee Hayden, MBA, CPA
Chief Information Officer

Marilee, a Texas-licensed CPA, joined Pate in 2010. With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, Marilee has worked with hundreds of small clinics on business management and planning, along with maximizing effectiveness of resources. Marilee has been published in several optometric trade journals that specialize in business management.

Barbara Giesing

Barbara Giesing, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vice President of Human Resources

Barbara is a licensed, Senior Professional of Human Resources and a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional, joined Pate in 2004, and has a Master of Public Affairs. Barbara has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, working for small to multi-national companies. Barbara has extensive experience in payroll, benefits, compensation and all things employee related.


Christine Nelson, MBA, M.Ed, MOT, CBIS, CDRS
Vice President of Operations

Christine is a licensed occupational therapist and a Certified Driver Rehab Specialist with a background in neurorehabilitation. She has an MBA in strategic management and oversees the operations across all Pate locations. She works with the clinical director to ensure the clinical care and patient experience at Pate is evidence-based and meets our high standards for quality.

David Salisbury Clinical Director at Pate Rehabilitation

David Salisbury, Psy.D., ABPP - CN
Clinical Director

David is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of adult patients with brain injury and neurological disorders. He leads Pate's team of clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists who supervise patient treatment plans. David completed a NIH-funded fellowship at the University Of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine with a focus on neuropsychology, rehabilitation and neurology populations in both inpatient and outpatient TBI treatment and research settings. Active in research, David's publications have primarily focused on traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

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