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SCCNJ Staff Profiles
Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP-RP
Licensed Psychologist N.J. # SI 02148
Licensed Psychologist PENNA. # PS 004532L
Dr. Moser is the Director of the RSM Psychology Center and the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors and Magna Cum Laude, and her Ph.D. in Professional Psychology, from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was named the Pi Lambda Theta Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year. She is a board-certified neuropsychologist and rehabilitation psychologist and a state certified school psychologist. She is also certified by the APA College of Professional Psychology in Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders.
Dr. Moser’s publications have covered the topics of learning and memory disorders, concussion, brain injury, Alzheimer’s Disease, post-traumatic stress, psychotherapy, personality, violence, parenting techniques, alcohol/substance abuse, medical illnesses, and practice ethics. Her research has been published in scientific journals such as American Journal of Sports Medicine, Applied Neuropsychology, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Developmental Neuropsychology, JAMA: Pediatrics, Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Pediatrics, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Neurosurgery, and The Clinical Neuropsychologist.
Dr. Moser has served as a scientific expert and co-author for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC- P) Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Workgroup Guidelines, and as a subject matter expert and systematic review co-author for the 2017 International Consensus Conference in Sport (CIS)-Berlin and for the upcoming 2021 CIS-Paris guidelines. She is internationally recognized for her work in sports concussion and is the author of the highly acclaimed Ahead of the Game: The Parents’ Guide to Youth Sports Concussion (Dartmouth College Press). She has been named the official concussion doctor for many professional teams including the ECHL Trenton Titans Ice Hockey, the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football, the Trenton Steel Arena Football, and the Jersey Flight Arena Football.
Dr. Moser is the current President-Elect of the Sports Neuropsychology Society, Past President of the New Jersey Psychological Association and the New Jersey Neuropsychological Society, and Past Treasurer of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has been awarded the American Psychological Association Presidential Award for Advocacy in Psychology (Karl Heiser Award), the 2020 Sports Neuropsychology Society Distinguished Career Award, the 2019 Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Jill Shulman Community Pillar Award, and the 2020: Alfred Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the Sports Neuropsychology Society and is an adjunct professor of clinical psychology at the Widener University.
Dr. Moser is featured in popular national media such as Wall Street Journal, USA Hockey Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Reuters, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Times, and the Chicago Tribune. She has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, as well as in the PBS full length documentary feature MomsTeam TV documentary, The Smartest Team.
Philip Schatz, Ph.D.
Director of Neuropsychology Research
Dr. Philip Schatz is a neuropsychologist with research interests in the areas of outcome following traumatic brain injury, assessing and monitoring the effects of concussion in youth and collegiate athletes, and computer-based assessment.
Dr. Schatz received his BS in psychology from Penn State University (1986) and his MS and PhD in Neuropsychology from Drexel University (1995). He completed his pre-doctoral internship at The Toronto Hospital in Canada, and joined the St. Joseph’s University faculty in 1998, where he currently serves as Professor in the psychology department.
Dr. Schatz has been conducting research on sports-related concussion for over a decade, and maintains an active program of research in this area. More information about his research and publications are available on his personal website.
Bridget Mayer, Psy.D.
Post-Doctoral Neuropsychology Fellow
New Jersey Psychology Permit #203-036
Dr. Mayer received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She completed her doctoral internship at the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University. She has had a long history at RSM Psychology Center & SCCNJ, serving originally as a technician and research assistant since 2013, with practicum and post-doctoral fellowship under Dr. Rosemarie Moser.
Dr. Mayer has completed the continuing educational program Certificate in Cognitive Rehabilitation from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Her doctoral and post-doctoral training has included neuropsychological assessments, school-based assessments, sports concussion management, cognitive rehabilitation for adults who have sustained mild to moderate TBI, pediatric trauma therapy, psychotherapy, and substance abuse treatment. She has also provided services to children with developmental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral challenges.
Dr. Mayer’s doctoral dissertation focused on active rehabilitation following sport-related concussion. She has presented original research at the Sports Neuropsychology Society 2021 Symposium, the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Conference of the Family Research Laboratory, and the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. She has also published research in journals such as the Psychology of Violence, the Journal of Concussion, and the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Daniel M. Choi, MA
Neuropsychology Doctoral Intern
Mr. Choi is a doctoral candidate in the Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology Program with a neuropsychology specialization. He received his Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Widener University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology with Distinction from the University of Pittsburgh. He has completed externship training at Bancroft NeuroRehab, Penn Athletics, Christiana Care Health System, and Westtown School where he engaged in a variety of services for youth through older adults, including psychotherapy, neuropsychological evaluation, executive coaching, sports psychology, and cognitive rehabilitation. His current research project is entitled, “The Associations of Pain and Neuropsychological Test Performance for Adults with TBI in Residential Treatment.”
Victoria Faye Kealy
Neuropsychology Doctoral Extern
Ms. Kealy is a doctoral candidate in the Felician University Clinical Psychology graduate program where she has also completed the requirements for the Master’s Degree. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Human Relations from the Pace University and achieved certifications in Psychological First Aid Online and in Youth Mental Health First Aid. She has been inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and the Psi Chi National Honor Society. She completed externship training in neuropsychology at the Center for Communication and Cognition where she evaluated individuals with a variety of neurological conditions and brain diseases and disorders. Her experiences and training have also included cancer internships in patient care coordination at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Valley Hospital, as well as in coaching youth elite and varsity soccer. Her doctoral dissertation research is entitled, “A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Stress, Trauma, and Mental Health Needs of Firefighters in Northern New Jersey During COVID-19.”
Alexander Moser, MSA
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Moser received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lehigh University and his Master of Science degree in Accounting from Boston College. Prior to joining SCCNJ in 2010, as the new Chief Operating Officer, he served as a Senior Associate for KPMG. Mr. Moser is an avid, long-time athlete continuing his participation in competitive ice hockey, mountain and road cycling, and auto racing.