About Our Providers
Valerie Kemper, PsyD
Valerie Kemper, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist is the founder and Clinical Director of Kemper & Associates Neuropsychological Services. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management with flight training to obtain a pilot’s license, a Master of Arts degree in Community Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology, a Doctorate Degree in Psychology with a specialization in Marital and Family Therapy, and an additional two year post-doctoral specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology. She has worked in the mental health field in various capacities since 1988. Dr. Kemper is a licensed psychologist in the states of Arizona and New York. For the past several years, Dr. Kemper has concentrated her clinical work on evaluations. She conducts psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for an array of ages for diagnostic purposes and to make treatment recommendations to other providers. Such evaluations are performed to diagnose ADHD, learning disabilities, dementia, traumatic brain injury, neurocognitive disorders, mood disorders and other psychological disorders. She also performs evaluations to make recommendations about readiness for certain surgical procedures, return to work readiness, and disability determination.
Andrew Fitzgerald, PhD
Andrew Fitzgerald, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master’s degree in School Counseling, and a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology all through Northern Arizona University. He spent two years as a School Counselor serving the northern Arizona region where he worked with elementary students and teachers on a variety of classroom, personal, and interpersonal issues. He has a passion for teaching and has taught courses at the University level since 2010 from freshman psychology through graduate level counseling courses. Dr. Fitzgerald enjoys supervision and training, and has been a mentor and secondary supervisor to many graduate students and doctoral interns. He completed his residency with Dr. Kemper in the field of neuropsychological assessment, enjoying learning about the complex “puzzle” of analyzing and interpreting test data. He is the Intake Coordinator at KANS.
Kathryn Goshorn MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Kathryn Goshorn MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, earned an Associate of Science in Nursing from Kent State University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Walden University with her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration on Psychiatric Mental Health across a life span. She is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, and The Arizona Nurses Association. She has 10+ years of experience working with patients of all ages in the mental health population. She has treated patients with mental health issues in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in both the State of Ohio, and Arizona.
Zachary Krings, BS
Zachary Krings, BS, Psychometrist, graduated magna cum laude from Northern Arizona University in 2010 with dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and journalism. He began his graduate studies at Northern Arizona University in 2010 in Educational Psychology with a School Psychology emphasis. He is currently a doctoral candidate. He has had training in the school systems throughout Northern Arizona, and has worked extensively on the Hopi and Navajo reservations. During his training, Mr. Krings has provided school-based services, interventions, and evaluations for early intervention services, college-based services, and all grades in between. He has also worked with a diverse range of individuals, such as the medically fragile, individuals with various school-based diagnoses at various levels of functioning, and individuals with varied medical and mental health diagnoses. His primary interest has been in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and he was trained in evaluating such during his doctoral internship. He is the primary assistant to Dr. Kemper in conducting Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations.
Christopher Barthule, MA, BS
Christopher Barthule, MA, BS, Psychometrist, earned his master’s degree in psychology from Grand Canyon University in 2018 and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University in 2012. He has prior experience as an investigator for the Arizona Department of Child Safety. His work with KANS involves assisting in intake interview and testing patients.
Farah Fathi, MSW, BS
Farah Fathi, MSW, BS, Psychometrist, earned her master’s degree in social work from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2011 and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Central College, Naperville, IL, in 2008. She has prior experience as a teacher to students with varying medical, emotional, and behavioral challenges. She has worked as an early childhood rehabilitation provider, case manager, and clinical interventionist with children and their families. She has provided ABA services and provided school-based individual and group counseling services for children and families. Her prior experiences have primarily been in working with children who have an autism spectrum disorder and their families. Her work with KANS involves providing testing to children and adults, as well as assisting in follow up services for those affected with autism.
Amanda Stebritz, BS
Amanda Stebritz, BS, Psychometrist, earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon in 2019. Her work with KANS involves providing testing to children and adults.
Latoya Vazquez, BS
Latoya Vazquez, BS, Office Manager at KANS, earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in 2011. She oversees the day to day operations of scheduling, patient accounts, verifying benefits, and coordinating referrals from other providers in the community.
Alissa Lundsford, BS
Alissa Lundsford, BS, Medical Assistant, earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2019. She assists patients with scheduling and works with Dr. Kemper in the coordination of all clinical services.