Meet our Staff

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Elizabeth Mumper, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Mumper is President and CEO of The RIMLAND Center. Her general pediatrics practice is Advocates for Children. Advocates for Families is her practice devoted to the care of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental problems.

Dr. Mumper graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater College with a degree in General Science. She attended the Medical College of Virginia, did residency training at the University of Massachusetts and University of Virginia, and was invited to serve as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at UVA.

She spent five years in practice at F Read Hopkins Pediatrics in Lynchburg. She spent over a decade as Director of Pediatric Education at the Lynchburg Family Practice Residency Program. She maintained a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Virginia for 16 years. She served as Medical Director of the Autism Research Institute for five years.

Dr. Mumper has been honored to receive many awards over the years, including being named a Miracle Maker in Central Virginia in 1996 by the Children's Miracle Network and Woman of the Year in Health and Sciences in 1998 by the YWCA. She was privileged to accept a national award for corporate public service at the National Press Club in Washington on behalf of the Bike Helmet Safety Campaign she co-chaired for many years.

Dr. Mumper has written book chapters about allergy, immunology and behavioral and developmental pediatrics published in the book "Pediatrics" published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, which is a board review series book for medical students and includes many questions and answers. During the past five years, she has conducted clinical research at the Rimland Center and published five peer reviewed articles in the medical literature.

One of the joys of her current work is the opportunity to teach others about medical problems of children with autism and related disorders. She lectures nationally and internationally. She feels privileged to mentor physicians around the world. Her travels on behalf of children with autism have taken her to Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

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Lisa Coleman, RN, Practice Manager

Lisa Coleman serves as the Practice Manager at the RIMLAND Center. She has been with the practice since its inception in 2000. Lisa is a registered nurse with 21 years of experience in Women’s and Children’s health having worked in Child and Adolescent Psych, OB, Lactation Education, Pediatrics, and School Nursing with an emphasis on special education.

Lisa has been married for over 20 years to her husband, Al and has 2 sons, Will and Stuart. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, acting, singing, cooking, and playing with her dogs Brinkley and Maggie.
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Susan Robinson

Susan Robinson is the Autism Coordinator at The RIMLAND Center. Susan is a 1986 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services. She worked as a Child Life Therapist at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA from 1994-1996 and for Early Intervention of Central VA from 1997-2001. Susan has her MS in Holistic Nutrition and is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP).

Susan and her husband, Scott, have two children: Austin and Jordan. Susan enjoys yoga, running, reading and vegetarian cooking.

DeAnna Barnett, RN

DeAnna Barnett, RN graduated with a BS in Nursing from East Tennessee State University. She has worked in maternal and child nursing for over 14 years, with a great deal of experience in a hospital setting. She is also a trained lactation educator. She is an instructor for a wide variety classes, such as lactation, infant care for new parents, and safe sitter training for adolescents.

DeAnna is married to her husband Chad, and they have two sons - Ben and Drew. She is originally from Tennessee but has resided in Lynchburg for the past 12 years. She enjoys various outdoor activities, including running and watching the boys' baseball games.

Sherry Taylor

Sherry Taylor is our office nurse at the RIMLAND Center. She joined the practice in June 2005. Sherry is an LPN and graduated from Centra Health’s Practical Nursing Program. Sherry has experience in Pediatrics, Cardiac and Surgical nursing.

Sherry is married to husband, Stacy and has 3 children: Bryan and twins, Trevor and Travis.

Fran Concklin

Fran Concklin is our IV specialist. Fran is a registered nurse and graduated from Virginia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She received a BS in Health Science from Lynchburg College. Fran is a certified pediatric nurse and IV therapist. She is a member of the Association for Vascular Access, the Infusion Nurses Society, the Sociaety of Pediatric Nurses, and the North Carolina Infusion Nurses Society.

Fran is married to husband, John and has two daughters: Jennifer and Kelly. She enjoys cake decorating and gardening and states that she is “computer challenged.”

Vickie Gardner

Vickie Gardner is our front office receptionist. Vickie is a graduate of Liberty High School and took classes pertaining to early childhood development. For 18 years, Vickie was the owner and operator of a daycare center and worked daily with young children.

Vickie has 3 sons: Jonathan, Matthew, and Daniel. She worked with the Timberlake Lions Athletics organization from 1989-2005. In her spare time, she currently enjoys reading, walking, and gardening.

Taylor Leming

Taylor is an office assistant at The Rimland Center. She is a graduate of Liberty University where she received her Bachelor’s in Psychology focusing on Child & Adolescent Development. She is currently a graduate student in the Liberty University Online program studying for her Master’s in Counseling. She enjoys cooking, walks with her black lab, and trips to the beach.