Forensics Experts at Pine Rest

William Sanders, DO

Dr. Sanders received his doctorate of osteopathic medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Psychiatry residency at Michigan State University. He completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Florida. He is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also and Forensic Board Certified by the by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

He currently serves as the Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Residency Program Director. He provides expert evaluations on disability requests, fitness for duty, personal injury, medical negligence, child custody and visitation, guardianship and testamentary capacity. He also provides criminal services including competency to stand trial, legal sanity, child abuse, sentencing and witness competency.

 

Natalie Wallace, MD

Dr. Wallace obtained her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in psychiatry from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and then completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is board certified in the subspecialty of forensic psychiatry.

Since completing her training, Dr. Wallace has provided psychiatric consultation services to Grand Rapids area hospitals, has worked as an inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist, and is an associate professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She has made guest appearances on the Fox Morning Show, Maranda: Where You Live and Ask the Expert hosted by Shelley Irwin at WGVU.

She provides expert evaluations on disability requests, fitness for duty, personal injury, medical negligence, child custody and visitation, guardianship and testamentary capacity.

 

Christopher Baker, PhD

Dr. Baker earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University prior to attending the University of Cincinnati where he obtained his Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, California, a forensic psychiatric hospital. His two-year postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology was completed at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. His clinical expertise and experience includes adult neuropsychological assessment. He works with individuals with a wide range of neurocognitive disorders, including but not limited to differential diagnosis of dementia, brain injury, and a host of other medical/neurological conditions.

Dr. Baker’s forensic neuropsychological practice includes the assessment of adults in various civil and criminal contexts. These evaluations include, but are not limited to:

  • Independent medical examinations (IMEs)
  • Disability, Social Security, and return-to-work
  • Guardianship and testamentary capacity
  • Intellectual/ developmental disability
  • Evaluation of effort, deception and malingering
  • Evaluation of neurocognitive conditions affecting competency to stand trial
  • Evaluation of traumatic brain injury and post-concussive syndrome
  • Evaluation of developmental disorders (e.g., ADHD/ADD) and academic accommodations

 

Gary Burkhart, PhD

Dr. Burkhart received a Masters of Applied Science degree at the University of Waterloo and his doctorate degree (Ph.D.) at the University of Windsor in Human Clinical Neuropsychology. He completed internships at the Montreal Neurological Institute and at Henry Ford Hospital in Neuropsychology. He is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Presently, he serves as the Chair of the Psychology Department at Pine Rest CMHS. He is also serving a three year term as the Chief Psychologist at Saint Mary’s Health Care and consults at several other local hospitals. He has conducted numerous forensic evaluations and is often called to testify to his findings. His specialty is in independent neuropsychological examinations. 

 

Selina Hill Lee, PhD

Dr. Hill Lee received her Ph.D. from Tennessee State University. She has training providing forensic assessments for court ordered adolescents and adults, which included cognitive testing and evaluating competency. These evaluations often included recommendations and placement in the community. She has worked with Pine Rest since 2009. Her current practice includes an active therapy caseload, supervising a team of master’s level clinicians, as well as providing forensic, AD/HD, learning disability and cognitive assessments with children and adults.


 

Daniel Post, PsyD

Dr. Post received his Doctorate of Psychology from Wheaton College and completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. His clinical expertise and experience includes outpatient therapy, psychological and forensic assessment and clinical supervision.  He works regularly with children, adolescents, adults and families.

His current practice includes an active therapy and supervision caseload as well as general and forensic assessment.  These assessments include, but are not limited to, AD/HD, learning disabilities, cognitive ability, autism spectrum disorders, emotional functioning, guardianship, child custody, risk of violence, and fitness for duty.


 

Brant VanOrman, PsyD

Dr. VanOrman earned his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree at Wheaton College (Illinois.)   During that doctoral training, he received extensive training in issues related to child abuse/neglect and parental competency. 

He joined Pine Rest in 1999 and, since 2002, his clinical practice has been devoted to psychological assessment and testing.  During that time he has conducted various types of assessments, including the evaluation of risk of violence in the school and workplace, cognitive abilities, AD/HD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and pre-surgical evaluations. 

Since 2007, he has served as Training Director for Pine Rest’s American Psychological Association-accredited doctoral psychology internship. 

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