MEET OUR TEAM
Dr. Laura Strom
FND Clinic Director - Neurologist/Epileptologist
Dr. Laura Strom was born in Upstate New York and is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, where she completed an internship in Psychiatry. She completed her Neurology training with a residency and fellowship in Epilepsy at the University of Colorado. Dr. Strom began her career thinking she would be a Psychiatrist, so learned early on to listen first, suspending disbelief. Listening first helped her realize that patients often have their own solutions and as a Provider, her role would be to help patients discover what those solutions are and be a partner in their care. Dr. Strom has more than 20 years of experience in diagnosing and treating Epilepsy. As an Epileptologist at the University of Colorado, Dr. Strom has a special interest in functional neurological disorders (FND), specifically diagnosing and treating non-epileptic seizures (NES). In 2016, she partnered with Dr. Alison Heru to create what is now known as the Functional Neurological Disorders clinic at the University of Colorado which she directs. It is one of only a handful of these clinics in the United States. More information about this clinic can be found at www.nestreatmentucd.org. During her tenure at University of Colorado, Dr. Strom served as the Medical Director for the Department of Neurology and currently sits on the board of directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado (EFCO). She is a member and Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society (FAES) and a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Dr. Strom is an avid knitter. Knitting for charity occupies a great deal of her knitting energy. She grows her own vegetables and enjoys container gardening and composting as it brings everything full circle. In addition to preserving and pickling, she enjoys making jams and jellies, spending time outdoors as well as spending time with her Grandchildren.
Dr. Randi Libbon
Dr. Randi Libbon is the lead Psychiatrist of the University of Colorado FND clinic. Dr. Libbon attended University of Arizona College of Medicine, completing her residency and fellowship at the University of Colorado. During her fellowship, Dr. Libbon's interest in FND blossomed and she became the primary treating Psychiatrist for the FND clinic. In her spare time Dr. Libbon enjoys spending time with family and baking sweets of all kinds.
Dr. Alison Heru
Dr. Alison Heru attended Brown University School of Medicine. Dr. Heru began her career at the University of Colorado in 2007. After many years treating FND patients, Dr. Heru partnered with Dr. Laura Strom to co-develop the FND clinic at the University of Colorado. In addition to her continuous contribution toward expanding and developing the FND clinic, Dr. Heru will perform family assessments for patients when necessary. In her spare time, Dr. Heru becomes a pilot and takes to the sky.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Abbie Pennetti is the FND Clinic's Licensed Clinical Social worker and newest member of the team! Abbie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. In the FND Clinic, she works with patients individually and in the group setting.
Taylor Bashore graduated from the Regis University FNP Program. She began her practice at the University of Colorado in 2016. Due to the large volume of FND/NES patients Taylor treated in the general epilepsy clinic, she began volunteering her time to help run group sessions for the FND clinic early on. Taylor's favorite recreational activity is skiing.
Rajee Krause attended Adelphi University for her BSN and New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing for her MSN. Rajee began practicing at the University of Colorado in 2018. Understanding the need to expand treatment for the FND patient population, Rajee was quick to jump in to help run group therapy sessions for the FND clinic. When she has spare time, Rajee enjoys international travel.
Scott Pearson attended the Red Rocks PA Program in Arvada, Colorado. Scott began practicing at the University of Colorado in 2018. With significant prior experience treating the FND/NES population, Scott immediately requested to assist leading the FND group therapy sessions. During his spare time, Scott enjoys skiing and spending time with his family.
Stacey completed the Red Rocks Physician Assistant Program in Arvada, Colorado. She began working for the University of Colorado Neurology Department in 2016. Stacey enjoys working with the Functional Neurological Disorders population and has two years of experience running group therapy sessions. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys adventures like skydiving and backpacking all over the world.
Nicole attended the Red Rocks PA Program in Arvada. After she was hired, Nicole eagerly joined the Functional Neurological Disorders team and now regularly leads the FND Clinic’s 6 week group therapy sessions. In her free time, as a Colorado native, she enjoyed spending time outside in nature.