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Meet the Directors

Part of what makes Rehab Synergies so successful is our exceptional leadership team with years of experience to oversee operations at our facilities in Texas. Our Directors lead a multi-talented team of Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists, Assistants and support staff; providing leadership to improve treatment for Patients and long-term outcomes.

  • Home Office

  • Carmen Vitton, M.S., CCC-SLP, RAC-CT, CDP

    Carmen Vitton, M.S., CCC-SLP, RAC-CT, CDP

    Chief Operating Officer

    Location: Home Office Division: Home Office Get in touch with me

    Carmen Vitton M.S., CCC-SLP, RAC-CT, CDP is the Chief Operating Officer for Rehab Synergies, a provider of Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy services with over 50 Residential, Transitional Care Facilities and Outpatient along with Home Health agencies throughout Texas, which she started in 2010. Carmen is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 25+ years of multi-facility, multi-state clinical, managerial and operational experience in the public school, hospital, home health, skilled nursing and outpatient settings. She is a member of ASHA’s Special Intereste Divisions 13 Swallowing & Dysphagia, Aural Rehabilitation, 14 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, and is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society.  Carmen participates in the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Executive Women’s Roundtable and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Carmen resides in Dallas with her Husband Jim who is an International Captain for Delta Airlines. They have two Westies, Lucy and Louis.

  • Melissa Collier, M.S., CCC-SLP, CDP, CAEd

    Melissa Collier, M.S., CCC-SLP, CDP, CAEd

    Director of Audit Compliance

    Location: Home Office Division: Home Office

    Melissa Collier received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas and received her Masters of Science degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Melissa is a member of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

    Melissa works as a Regional Director of Rehabilitation and serves as the Director of Audit Compliance for Rehab Synergies. Previously, she worked as the facility Director at our center in Palo Pinto. She has clinical experience in acute care settings, outpatient rehabilitation, in-patient rehabilitation, home health and skilled nursing facilities. Melissa’s clinical experience involves adult and geriatric populations with a variety of disorders/diseases, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, motor speech disorders, alternative/augmentative communication systems, dysphagia, and more. Melissa lives in Brock, Texas. She has been married to Andrew for 5 years and has 2 children, Emily and Levi. She loves to read, dance, and travel.

  • Jill Darling M.S., CCC-SLP

    Jill Darling M.S., CCC-SLP

    Regoinal Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Home Office Division: Region 1

    Jill Darling received her Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees from Baylor University. Jill is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and is also LSVT-Loud certified. Jill began her career with Rehab Synergies as Director of Rehab at Stonebrook Manor. Most recently she was the Director of Rehab/Speech Language Pathologist at Heritage House of Keller. Jill has been a practicing Speech Language Pathologist for over 10 years and enjoys working with the geriatric population, especially in the area of dementia. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading, and playing golf.

  • Beth Walters, COTA

    Beth Walters, COTA

    Regoinal Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Home Office Division: Region 4

    Beth Walters is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and Regional Director of Rehabilitation for Rehab Synergies. She is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania where she graduated from Lee High Community College as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Beth has been practicing as a COTA for the last 10 years and enjoys working with the adult/geriatric population with an expertise in pulmonary rehabilitation. During her free time, Beth enjoys shopping and playing with her 2 dogs.

  • April Fisher, DPT

    April Fisher, DPT

    Regional Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Home Office Division: Region 2

    April Fisher graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Mass Communications. She then entered Physical Therapy School at Hardin-Simmons University, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007. After graduation, April worked as a traveling therapist in South Carolina and Colorado before returning home to Texas. April’s areas of expertise include wound care, manual orthopedic treatment and geriatric rehabilitation. She is the former Director of Rehabilitation for Rehab Synergies at Clyde Health Care Center and was recently promoted to Regional Director of Rehabilitation.

    In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three dogs, playing sports and being on the lake.

  • Megan Paske, MHSA

    Megan Paske, MHSA

    Director of Home Health Services

    Location: Home Office Division: Home Office

    Megan was born and raised in Joaquin, Texas. She attended Northwestern State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a concentration in Biomedical Science. After completion of her undergraduate studies, she earned her Master of Science Degree in Health Services Administration from Mississippi College. Megan has over 10 years experience in homecare, including areas of business development, and management of both pediatric homecare and Medicare-certified home health agencies. After practicing home health in Mississippi, Florida and Maryland, Megan is excited to return to her home state to join the Rehab Synergies team. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Matt, and their two dogs, Rocky & Murray.

  • John Wesley Gericke, PTA

    John Wesley Gericke, PTA

    Clinical Liaison

    Location: Home Office Division: Home Office

    John-Wesley Gericke is the Physical Therapy Clinical Liaison for Rehab Synergies. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. He worked in Philadelphia as an exercise physiologist fulltime at a private sports medicine and rehab clinic, while going to school and graduated from Harcum College in 2011 with an Associates of Science degree in Physical Therapy. He moved to Texas right after graduation in May 2011.

  • Jennifer Maya, M.S., CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

    Jennifer Maya, M.S., CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

    Regional Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Home Office Division: Region 3

    Graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelors of Science Degree, Jennifer furthered her education  with a Master’s of Science from Texas Christian University with a  degree  in Communication Disorders. Jennifer has been with Rehab Synergies since its inception in 2010. Jennifer is bilingual and has over 10 years experience in skilled nursing rehabilitation. She was recently married and enjoys traveling and exercising.

  • Shina Morrow, SLP

    Shina Morrow, SLP

    Clinical Liaison

    Location: Home Office Division: Home Office

    Shina Morrow is a Texas State Licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated from The University of Memphis where she received her Master’s degree in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University. Shina has over a decade of adult neuro experience in acute, inpatient rehabilitation, post acute and skilled nursing setting. Shina works passionately to provide functional and individualized therapy to patients.

     

    In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and traveling.

  • Marlon Hill, OTR, CLT

    Marlon Hill, OTR, CLT

    Clinical Liaison - Occupational Therapy

    Location: Home Office Division: Home Office

    Marlon Hill, OTR, CLT

    Marlon Hill graduated from University of Texas at Tyler with a B.S. in Health and Kinesiology in 2009. He then entered Occupational Therapy School at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he earned Master’s of Occupational Therapy in 2012. Marlon joined the Rehab Synergies team following graduation. While with the company he has also become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and a Certificate as a Fieldwork Educator.

  • Advanced Rehab & Healthcare of Bowie

  • William Leonard, COTA

    William Leonard, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Advanced Rehab & Healthcare of Bowie Division: Region 3

    William has worked in the Healthcare Field for the past 22 years, and has been practicing Occupational erapy for 15 years. He first began his erapy career specializing in Industrial Rehabilitation, while managing clinics in Altus Oklahoma, and later in Houston, Texas. William moved back to his hometown of Bowie in 2006, and changed his area of specialization in Occupational erapy to Long-Term Care. William has spent the last 7 years working in Long-Term Care as a Director of Rehabilitation Services, focusing on Geriatrics and Sub-Acute Rehab Programs.

  • Balch Springs Nursing

  • Dee'Andrea Sterns, COTA

    Dee'Andrea Sterns, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Balch Springs Nursing Division: Region 2

    The Director of Rehabilitation at Balch Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation is Dee’Andrea Sterns. She is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant and graduated from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences. She is currently re-enrolling  in college to pursue her  Bachelors of Applied Sciences Degree at Texas A&M Commerce and plans to go on to obtain her Master’s Degree at Texas Women’s University in Dallas to become an Occupational Therapist. She and her 5 year old daughter, Harmony Raindle reside in Desoto, Texas.

  • Colonial Manor Cleburne

  • Kimberly McCormick, PTA

    Kimberly McCormick, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Colonial Manor Cleburne Division: Region 2

    Kimberly has been practicing in the state of Texas for 12 years.  She leads the team of Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists at the facility. Kimberly and team specialize in Stroke Rehab, Pain Management and general Orthopedics.

  • Clarksville Nursing Center

  • Curtis Mayo, PTA

    Curtis Mayo, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Clarksville Nursing Center Division: Region 1

    The Clarksville Rehabilitation Department is staffed with highly skilled Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists and Assistants. Led by, Curtis Mayo, Physical Therapist Assistant, the team works together to help patients reach their goals of higher quality of life, whether it be to return home independently or to increase independence within the facility. Curtis Mayo is a Senior Director with Rehab Synergies having been with them since inception in 2010.

  • Clyde Health Care Center

  • Teresa Clark, COTA

    Teresa Clark, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Clyde Health Care Center Division: Region 3

    Teresa Clark, COTA, is the Director of Rehab in Clyde , Texas. Teresa worked in Clyde for  2 years PRN, under the direction of April Fisher,  DPT, DOR. Teresa took a 6 month hiatus, then had the wonderful opportunity to come back to Clyde as DOR.  "It felt like coming home ". Teresa has a love for the facility due to the home town feel and all of the wonderful staff and patients.

  • Colonial Manor Pharr

  • Corina Gonzalez, OTR

    Corina Gonzalez, OTR

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Colonial Manor Pharr Division: Region 2

    Corina is a Rio Grande Valley Native who graduated from the University of Texas Pan American in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitative Services.    She pursued a career in Special Education for 6 years in the public school setting and later received a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.  Since graduating as an OTR in 2006, she has the experience of working in various clinical settings that include skilled nursing, inpatient rehab, home health and pediatrics.  Her passion for working in the skilled nursing setting has allowed her the opportunity to work as the DOR and Occupational Therapist for Colonial Manor- McAllen for the past 4 years.  Her future plans include obtaining a Lymphedema Management Certification through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies this year.

    While performing dual roles of an OTR and DOR, she finds balance in her family.  She shares her life with her husband (Joseph), 8 year old son (Dylan) and 2 year old daughter (Avery) where there is never a dull moment.

  • El Paso Health & Rehab

  • Peggy Garcia, PTA

    Peggy Garcia, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: El Paso Health & Rehab Division: Region 4

  • Community Care Center of Crockett

  • Casey Baker, Tech

    Casey Baker, Tech

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Community Care Center of Crockett Division: Region 1

    Casey joined the Rehab Synergies team in August 2017. She has experience in billing and has worked as a Tech, Certified Nursing Assistance and as a Restorative Aid in the Skilled Nursing Facility setting. Casey is a Crockett/Latexo native giving an added connection to our patients and our community as a whole. Casey’s energy, organization and personality combine to give our Community Care Center’s Therapy Department a strong foundation.

  • Advanced Rehab & Healthcare of Live Oak

  • Briana Keeling, M.A., CCC-SLP

    Briana Keeling, M.A., CCC-SLP

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Advanced Rehab & Healthcare of Live Oak Division: Region 4

    Briana Keeling, M.A., CCC-SLP is originally from a small coastal town in Maine. Upon graduation of high school, she joined the U. S. Navy, and served for over 9 years as a Naval Air Crewman and a linguist. During her service, Briana was sent to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California to learn Persian Farsi, and then Spanish. This love of language learning inspired her to further her studies in speech language pathology, and she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Disorders and Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from Our Lady of the Lake University. While in school and clinical rotation, she developed a passion for working with adults suffering from dysphagia and cognitive deficits, and subsequently pursued a focus on the study and treatment of swallow disorders and cognitive rehabilitation.

  • Advanced Healthcare of Garland

  • Purnananda Kar, OTR

    Purnananda Kar, OTR

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Advanced Healthcare of Garland Division: Region 2

    Purnananda Kar is an Occupational Therapist, board certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NCBOT) and member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Kar has over 15 years of experience in clinical as well as rehabilitation management. The vast majority of his experience has been with geriatric rehabilitation. Kar has been employed with us for over 9 years in different capacities. Currently, as the Director of Rehabilitation he oversees the clinical outcomes of all Rehabilitation patients. He leads an outstanding therapy team who make positive differences in the lives of their Residents. The Team has the primary objective of helping every resident to reach their goal and return to their choice of living. He provides the bridge between resident , family, nursing and medical staff. Outside of his work he enjoys writing, reading, traveling and spending time with family. He lives in Allen, TX with his wife and 2 children. He quotes “aging is not a number, it’s the feeling”, our responsibility is to give back that feeling.

  • Green Oaks

  • Amiee McEwen, PTA

    Amiee McEwen, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Green Oaks Division: Region 1

    Aimee McEwen has been a PTA for 16 years. She graduated from McLennan Community College with a degree in Applied Science. She has worked with the geriatric population for 10 years.   She absolutely loves her job and seeing patients meet their goals to return home to enjoy life. After serving our country in the Armed Forced as a Personnel Management Specialist. Aimee brings to us a combined experience of 10 years as a Regional and Facility Director of Rehab. She has 3 children and a husband that will soon graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy where they will continue to work together to enhance function of their patients.

  • Crowell Nursing Ctr.

  • Amy Black, PTA

    Amy Black, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Crowell Nursing Ctr. Division: Region 3

    Amy was born and raised in Vernon, TX. She is the mother of a great young man who plans on getting his degree in robotics and enjoys several diverse extracurricular activities. She got her Bachelors in Organizational Leadership from the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith. After several years of dealing with pain in her low back and neck, Amy decided to go back to school to get her degree as a physical therapist assistant so that she could “fix herself”. Amy graduated from the physical therapist assistant program at Arkansas Tech University in Ozark, Arkansas in 2013. Following graduation, Amy became licensed as a PTA and started working in Vernon for Rehab Synergies. Amy thrives on working with her geriatric patients to increase strength, flexibility, balance and safety with functional mobility and to facilitate restoration of function for them to live their lives to the fullest extent.

  • Granbury Rehab & Nursing

  • Jennifer Elliott, COTA

    Jennifer Elliott, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Granbury Rehab & Nursing Division: Region 3

    Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Jennifer has 5 years of experience as a certified occupational therapy assistant and 2 ½ years as a director of rehab. She now uses the skills she gained through treating clients in acute care, inpatient rehab and outpatient hand therapy to maximize her clients’ progress.  Jennifer’s favorite part of being a director of rehab is supporting the physical, speech, and occupational therapy team as they transform people’s lives.

  • Greenville Health & Rehab Center

  • Steve Smith, OTD, M.Ed., OTR/L

    Steve Smith, OTD, M.Ed., OTR/L

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Greenville Health & Rehab Center Division: Region 1

    Attended Northwestern State University in Louisiana where I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and Master of Education Degree in Sport Administration.  I was a personal trainer for severe years before deciding to return to school at Belmont University in Nashville, TN where I graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.  My Wife is an Associate Professor at Texas A & M University in Commerce, TX which is what brought my family to Texas.  She accepted a job at A&M in 2004 and we made the trip from Nashville to Commerce, TX.  Love living in Texas and enjoy working for Rehab Synergies.  I have been employed with Rehab Synergies for 3 months as the Director of Rehab at Greenville Health and Rehab and hope to continue for several years.  I have two children, Bryce (3) and Ayla (6) who I spend most of my time with when I am not working and I have been married 20 years to Tara.

  • Prairie House Living Center

  • Brittney Hayes, SLP

    Brittney Hayes, SLP

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Prairie House Living Center Division: Region 4

  • Henderson Health & Rehab Center

  • Crystal Cloutier, COTA

    Crystal Cloutier, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Henderson Health & Rehab Center Division: Region 1

  • Rosenberg Health & Rehab

  • Cornell Smith, PTA

    Cornell Smith, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Rosenberg Health & Rehab Division: Region 4

    Cornell “Smitty” is from Delaware and is our Director of Rehabilitation with Rehab Synergies at Rosenberg health and Rehab. He is a US Marine and Desert Storm Veteran. After a 4.5 yr tour he worked as a CNA and personal trainer to complete his Associates in Applied Science/ Physical Therapy Assistant in 1998. He then attended Delaware State University for his Pre-Medical studies and completed his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, TX in 2006. Cornell is active in his church as a musician and teacher, active in the community as a motivational speaker for young men and enjoys working with a variety of patients and making a difference.

  • Southeast Nursing & Rehab Center

  • Kristina Ramdon, COTA

    Kristina Ramdon, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Southeast Nursing & Rehab Center Division: Region 4

    Originally from Miami, Kristina knew she wanted a career in the health and rehabilitation industry. She attended Keiser University to be trained as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, and graduated with honors in 2011. Kristina joined our Rehab Synergies team shortly after she relocated here to Texas, and has been working as a licensed COTA with our company ever since. Conscientious, diligent, and focused, Kristina is a valued member of our rehab team, who has been newly promoted to Director of Rehabilitation.  Kristina is passionate about helping people meet their full potential.  She lives here in San Antonio, with her husband Hanif, their 4year old twins, Gavin and Nellie, and their schnauzer Albert Einstein.

  • Palo Pinto Nursing Center

  • Chelsea Ball, PTA

    Chelsea Ball, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Palo Pinto Nursing Center Division: Region 3

  • Heritage House of Paris

  • Natashia Brewer, PTA

    Natashia Brewer, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Heritage House of Paris Division: Region 1

  • McAllen Nursing Center

  • Christina Cardenas, SLP

    Christina Cardenas, SLP

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: McAllen Nursing Center Division: Region 2

  • Mesquite Tree Nursing Center

  • Audrey Davis, Tech

    Audrey Davis, Tech

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Mesquite Tree Nursing Center Division: Region 2

    Audrey is currently the Director for Rehabilitation for MTNC since December 2016. Audrey graduated from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2015. She graduated with her Physical Therapist Assistant- AAS degree. Audrey is originally from Schaller, Iowa and moved to Texas in 2015. Since she has been here, she has grown to learn and love the geriatric population even more

  • Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab

  • Lindsey Kurn, PTA

    Lindsey Kurn, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Division: Region 1

    Lindsey Krun is from Cumby TX and became a physical therapist assistant in 2018. Interesting little tidbit about Lindsey – she was a cosmetologist for over 10 years before deciding it was time for a change. As a single mother of a 15 year old son, Lindsey states that although she loved cosmetologist she needed something different. After much thought and research Lindsey applied to and was accepted to PTA school. She excelled and found she was an absolute natural. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys tending to her garden, DIY projects around her home, and preparing healthy and nutritious meals for her and her son.

  • The Lakes at Texas City

  • Nidia Vickers, Tech

    Nidia Vickers, Tech

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: The Lakes at Texas City Division: Region 4

    Nidia’s passion for therapy in the Long Term Care setting was ignited when her Father required skilled treatment following a below knee amputation. Working with her Father and the therapy team helped her understand the need for Skilled Rehab for the Geriatric population. Nidia has been working in skilled nursing for thirteen years and with Rehab Synergies since 2010. During this time, her passion and skills for therapy has grown and she now serves as Director of Rehabilitation for the Therapy Department. She most recently received statewide recognition for excellence in Rehab Education.

  • Van Healthcare Facility

  • Lisa Fletcher, COTA

    Lisa Fletcher, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Van Healthcare Facility Division: Region 1

  • Tomball Nursing Center

  • Amy Nichols, PTA

    Amy Nichols, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Tomball Nursing Center Division: Region 4

    Amy Nichols started with Rehab Synergies in 2011 as a Director and Physical Therapist Assistant in McAllen and Tomball, TX in 2014 she transitioned to Regional Director.  She has enjoyed growing in her career with Rehab Synergies. Amy graduated from Colby Community College with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree and continued her education by receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. Amy has worked in a variety of settings including pediatric and adult outpatient, inpatient, as well as acute and long term care. Over the years she has developed a compassion for the geriatric population.

    Amy is from Nebraska and enjoys going back to visit her family, especially her nieces, and catching Husker football in the fall. She now lives in Spring, TX and enjoys many outdoor activities especially scuba diving and hiking.

  • Renaissance at Kessler Park

  • Toccara McFadden, PTA

    Toccara McFadden, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Renaissance at Kessler Park Division: Region 2

  • Rising Star Nursing Center

  • Josh Honea, PTA

    Josh Honea, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Rising Star Nursing Center Division: Region 3

    Josh Honea is the Director of Rehab, and Physical Therapy Assistant for Rising Star nursing and rehabilitation. He graduated from Weatherford College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy. He has experience in out patient rehabilitation, in patient rehabilitation, home health, and skilled nursing. In his spare time he enjoys exercising, and spending time with his wife and two children

  • Santa Fe Health & Rehab

  • Kelly Barron, M.S. , CCC-SLP

    Kelly Barron, M.S. , CCC-SLP

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Santa Fe Health & Rehab Division: Region 3

    Kelly Barron,MS/CCC-SLP, graduated from Univ of North Texas in 1992 with her masters degree  in speech language pathology and undergraduate work in communication disorders  completed at Texas State University.    She has over 20 years experience with the geriatric population , but has experience with all ages in a variety of settings including: hospitals, home health, outpatient, and pediatrics.  Her specialty is with the aging population with treatment for  neurological disorders and other dysfunctions affecting speech, hearing, swallowing, and cognition. She is working on her second year with Rehab Synergies.

    She is married to Darrell, who is a coach/teacher in Azle and they have one daughter, Paige, who is a freshman in college. She enjoys attending church/bible study, going to soccer games for her daughter, and spending time with her family.

  • Whitehall Nursing Center

  • Chelsea Smith, COTA

    Chelsea Smith, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Whitehall Nursing Center Division: Region 1

    Chelsea has been with Rehab Synergies for over 6 years now, since their inception of her facility. She is currently the Director of Rehabilitation at Whitehall Rehab and Nursing in Crockett, TX.  She attended Navarro College to study to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, and graduated in 2009 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree. She enjoys working for Rehab Synergies and the rewards of successful therapy with her patients. She has worked in multiple types of settings such as home health, SNFs, In-patient, and Out-patient since she graduated and has realized her passion is among the aging population and Out Patient settings. She lives in the small town of Centerville with her husband (Garrett) and two children, Daughter (Larrin) and Son (Parker). She enjoys watching her children play sports, dance, and develop into loving individuals and traveling to new places. She finds balance of putting her compassion into her job and developing a family-like atmosphere for team and patients, as well, as trying to maintain being the best mom/wife she can be.  Chelsea loves the facility and team she works with and feels that it is a team effort to make things run smoothly, efficiently and providing the best care to the patients all while you’re having fun!

  • Vista Hills Healthcare Center

  • Rachel Ruiz, PTA

    Rachel Ruiz, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Vista Hills Healthcare Center Division: Region 4

    Rachel Ruiz is the Director of Rehabilitation at Vista Hills Healthcare Center. Ms. Ruiz has been practicing physical therapy for 19 years.Her experience spans treating people in different stages of their lives in a variety of different settings (acute care, outpatient, home health, and skilled nursing facilities).She chose a profession in healthcare because she has had a life long passion for helping individuals in need. Ms. Ruiz took over the duties of being the Director of Rehabilitation in 1999 and has been fundamental to the growth of our facility. Ms. Ruiz oversees all aspects of the therapy services at Vista Hills. She was born in Abilene, Texas but has lived in El Paso for a majority of her life. Her interest outside of work includes traveling, music, and is an avid animal lover as demonstrated by the 9 pets she keeps at home.

  • Willows of Kilgore

  • Jessica Harvey, COTA

    Jessica Harvey, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Willows of Kilgore Division: Region 1

    Jessica graduated from Panola college with an Associate of Applied Science Degree. She believes taht only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution, experience life’s deepest job; true fulfillment.  Jessica insists her reason for being here is to give hope and job back to her patients and in the end, let them feel the success and achievement of returning home.  Outside of her job, she enjoys doing anything outside including gardening, canoeing and adventure sports.

  • The Oaks at White Settlement

  • Nathaniel Schillace, COTA

    Nathaniel Schillace, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: The Oaks at White Settlement Division: Region 2

    Nathaniel grew up in Indiana where he gained experience working at his father’s electric business, helping to wire homes and businesses. Nathaniel also gained experience working in various group homes over the course of 8 years with men and women with intellectual disabilities where he helped participate in Special Olympics and maintained annual CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention) certification. Nathaniel was also a private care provider to an individual with CP, where he provided total care, organized community outings, and assisted in weekly Hippotherapy sessions.

    After graduation of college in 2009, with a degree to practice as a COTA, Nathaniel worked in various settings to include SNF, LTACH, and Outpatient facilities, as well as a long term Memory care unit. In 2010 Nathaniel began a position as a travel therapist, which sent him to Nevada, and Texas where he has maintained residence since.

    Nathaniel has been employed with Rehab Synergies since 2014, and is currently the Director of Rehab at The Oaks at White Settlement. Nathaniel maintains his credential through NBCOT, is a CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner), maintains licensure in 3 states, and is trained in the use of ACP modalities.

  • Seymour Rehab & Healthcare

  • Renee Bursey, PT

    Renee Bursey, PT

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Seymour Rehab & Healthcare Division: Region 3

    Renee Bursey graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010, and has been working at Seymour Rehab and Healthcare since December of 2012. She was promoted to Director of Rehabilitation in March of 2014. She absolutely loves being a physical therapist, and loves helping people regain their level of function and independence. Nothing is more rewarding than watching someone be able to return home with their families. Renee is married to Caleb Bursey, PT, DPT, who is a physical therapist at Seymour Hospital. They welcomed a baby girl into their family March 5, 2015! They also have a dog named Remington.

  • Whispering Oaks

  • Daphne Koerth, PTA

    Daphne Koerth, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Whispering Oaks Division: Region 4

    Daphne graduated from Blinn College in 2004 with an Associates degree in Applied Science of Physical Therapist Assistant. Daphne has a strong background in geriatrics and wound care and has worked in home health setting as well. Daphne has been with The Rehab Synergies Family since 2013 and has been the Director of Rehab since 2016.

  • Wedgewood Nursing

  • Martina Duncan, COTA

    Martina Duncan, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Wedgewood Nursing Division: Region 2

  • Winfield Nursing Center

  • Christopher Sephus, COTA

    Christopher Sephus, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Winfield Nursing Center Division: Region 1

    I attended and graduated from Anamarc College, in El Paso, Texas with an Associates of Applied Sciences, Occupational Terapy Assistant Degree. Shortly thereafter, I went on to continue my education receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education. And soon, I will continue on to obtain my MOT degree. I have primarily worked with the adult/geriatric population in, home health, long term acute care, and skilled nursing facilities. I truly enjoy working for Rehab Synergies is by far one of the best rehab companies I have worked for. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my two boys.

  • Advanced Rehab & Healthcare of Vernon

  • Justin Vasquez, PTA

    Justin Vasquez, PTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Advanced Rehab & Healthcare of Vernon Division: Region 3

  • White Settlement Nursing Center

  • Philinda Galzote, COTA

    Philinda Galzote, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: White Settlement Nursing Center Division: Region 2

  • Windcrest Health & Rehabilitation

  • Valerie Bonestell, COTA

    Valerie Bonestell, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Windcrest Health & Rehabilitation Division: Region 3

  • Advanced Rehab & Healthcare of Wichita Falls

  • Shelbie Belz, COTA

    Shelbie Belz, COTA

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Advanced Rehab & Healthcare of Wichita Falls Division: Region 3

  • Brady West

  • Christine Maligaya, PT

    Christine Maligaya, PT

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Brady West Division: Region 4

  • Heritage House of Keller

  • Kacia Bruning, PT

    Kacia Bruning, PT

    Director of Rehabilitation

    Location: Heritage House of Keller Division: Region 3