Our team are trained medical professionals, certified driver rehabilitation specialists and certified driving instructors specializing in assisting you to regain driving independence.
Katie Fair, MS, OTR/L, CDRS is the Driving Program Specialist at MedStar Health Physical Therapy. Katie is an occupational therapist and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist with 15 years experience working in neurologic rehabilitation. She was first introduced to driver rehabilitation as a student at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in 2003. She started working in driver rehabilitation with MedStar NRH in 2014 and started a low tech driver rehab program at the MedStar NRH, Mclean site in 2017. She obtained her Certified Driving Instructor credential in 2016 and her Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist credential in 2017. She is currently in a Doctorate program at Thomas Jefferson University where her capstone project is focusing on driving after concussion.
Karen Gragnani, MS, OTR/L, DRS, CBIS, CPAM
Karen received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Towson University in Occupational Therapy. She then began working for MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in 2016 treating primarily young adults and adults with brain injury and stroke diagnoses, as well as assisting with the aquatic therapy program. In early 2020, she transitioned to MedStar’s outpatient network and began working with the driving rehabilitation program.
Rich is the clinical rehab engineer coordinator at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital. He is a Certified Driving Instructor and has been working in the driver rehabilitation program since 2009 and an employee of Medstar NRH since 1988.