Our Staff Credentials
At Red Wing Health Care Community, we take pride in having staff that specializes in the treatment of people with brain injury. Everyone who works in Brain Injury Services is required to obtain Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) credentialing through the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS).
In addition, our full time Neuropsychologist is Board Certified by the American Board of Neuropsychology (ABN) and our Vice President of Brain Injury Services is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) as a Rehabilitation Psychologist and the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists as a Trainer (CBIST).
On-site Treatment Staff
- Physician and Nurse Practitioners
- Respiratory Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Language Pathology
- Therapeutic Recreation
- Social Work
Robert L. Karol, Ph.D., L.P., ABPP-RP, CBIST
Dr. Karol is Vice President of Brain Injury Services for Welcov HealthCare. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) as a Rehabilitation Psychologist and is Certified by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST). He received the American Psychological Association Rehabilitation Division Lifetime Practice Excellence Award in 2015 for excellence in clinical practice and contributions to the field of rehabilitation psychology.
He has authored three books:  Neuropsychosocial Intervention: The Practical Treatment of Severe Behavioral Dyscontrol After Acquired Brain Injury published by CRC Press, and  Overcoming Grief and Loss after Brain Injury and Therapists’ Guide to Grief and Loss after Brain Injury both published by Oxford University Press. He is writing his fourth book on brain injury, a workbook on treatment planning for behavioral dyscontrol. Other publications include a book chapter Principles of behavioral analysis and modification in Brain Injury Medicine and its revision Principles of behavioral analysis and treatment as well as a chapter in press titled Issues in Consultation in Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation. He has published an invited article Neurobehavioral Crisis Hospitalization: On the Need to Provide Specialized Hospital Brain Injury Crisis Programming in the Brain Injury Professional and an invited article Team Models In Neurorehabilitation: Structure, Function, and Culture Change in the journal Neurorehabilitation, among other publications
He has given more than 250 invited workshops, keynote addresses, seminars, and lectures, and he has conceived and hosted 13 annual conferences at two different hospitals, while serving on the planning committee for over another 30 conferences. He has been a national speaker for both Health Ed and CMI/PESI.
He co-founded the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, serving on its Board of Directors for 14 years and he is a past Chairman of the Board. He is currently on its Conference Planning Committee. He is also on the Education Committee of Care Providers of Minnesota, the state affiliate of the American Health Care Association/ National Center for Assisted Living. He served for 6 years on the Board of Directors of Accessible Space, Inc., which provides brain injury residential programming. He served on the Advisory Committee of Opportunity Partners’ TBI Metro Services, which provides brain injury vocational services. He has consulted with Vinland Center, which provides chemical health programming for people with brain impairment and at Karcher Foster Services, a provider of group homes for people with brain injuries. He has advised the Minnesota Department of Human Services regarding brain injury on its Traumatic Brain Injury Program Advisory Committee, its Neuropsychological Services Ad-Hoc Committee, and its Needs of Adults with Brain Impairment Committee. He served on the Minnesota Department of Corrections Traumatic Brain Injury Expert Advisory Panel and has provided consultation services regarding brain injury to psychologists in the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He has served on the Supreme Court of Minnesota Board of Law Examiners Special Test Accommodation Panel. He has also served on Minnesota Psychological Association committees including Payor Committee, Statewide Referral Service Advisory Committee, and Hospital/Medical Psychology Committee. He is a member of the Communications Committee of the Rehabilitation Psychology division of the American Psychological Association. He is an Adjunct Professor at Argosy University.
Working in rehabilitation, he founded a psychology department, started an outpatient brain injury adjustment program, co-chaired a spinal cord injury committee achieving CARF accreditation, was department chair of a psychology/neuropsychology service, growing it to 13 staff across 2 hospitals, and was director of a transdisciplinary, CARF accredited, brain injury service expanding it to two units with four service lines and 32 beds, overseeing transdisciplinary therapy staff, nursing, social work, etc. Dr. Karol is also President of a group private practice.
Marie Volbrecht, Ph.D., LP, ABN
Dr. Volbrecht obtained her doctorate in 2000 after completing a neuropsychology and rehabilitation focused internship. She is board certified in Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN). She has previous work experience as the program manager of a Partial Hospitalization Program, as a rehabilitation psychologist in a General Medical Hospital, and was in private practice just prior to coming to Red Wing Healthcare Community. During these previous positions she also consulted at three different hospitals on various units with a wide variety of individuals and worked frequently in cooperation with other disciplines.
In addition to her work, she has spent several years serving as the treasurer and the applications committee chair for the American Board of Neuropsychology. She has published several research articles on the topics of effort during testing and the cognitive skills required for safe driving. She has also been a peer reviewer for professional journals.
Tony Linn, Administrator
Tony has been involved in long-term care, senior housing, and home and community-based services for more than two decades. Since 2001, Tony has been a licensed nursing home administrator leading in the development of high quality and diverse services for all persons served. He became administrator of Red Wing Healthcare Community in 2012.