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Leaders in Patient Care - Best In Patient Care


Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leaders in Patient Care” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These medical providers and educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the training room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve commenced selecting recipients for our 2018 awards program!
The latest awardees are highlighted below. Please check back regularly as additional recipients will be added throughout the year.

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Alicia Dodd, DPT

Physical Therapist
Encore Rehabilitation



Eric Cox, MPT

Owner/Vice President
White Mountain Physical Therapy

Katherine Furnish, MPT

Physical Therapist
Angels Care Home Health & Angmar Companies

Andrew Jarzabek, DPT

Corporate Director of Physical Therapy
MBI-Medicine for Business & Industry

Erin Mills, DPT

Physical Therapist
RehabCare at Vi at Grayhawk

Beatrice Preciado, BS, BA, MA

Senior Occupational Therapist
Peoria Unified Schools

Jeri Young, OTD

Occupational Therapist
Mayo Clinic


Tiffany Cossey, MCD,CCC-SLP

Owner/Speech-Language Pathologist
No Limits Therapy Company


Cynthia Cook, BS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist & Yoga Trainer
UCI Medical Center

Charlie Evans, RPT, MHA

Physical Therapist Consultant
Watts Healthcare Corporation

Weina Feng, MS-PT

Physical Therapist




District of Columbia


Jose Edgel Cubar, CLT, CKTP, PT

Rehabilitation Agency Administrator
Halcyon Rehabilitation

Amanda Dailey, BSOT

Occupational Therapist
U.S. Physical Therapy

Lisa Delaney, BS, MSPT, DPT

Homecare Physical Therapist
Doctor’s Choice Home Care

Tara Gates, MS-OT

Occupational Therapist

Jessica Herrera, MA, BS

Speech Language Pathologist

Breana Janson, MOT

Home Health Occupational Therapist
Doctor’s Choice Home Health- Brookdale

Gretchen Lavergne, MS, BA, ASHA, NOM

Staff Speech Therapist
Palm Garden Skilled Nursing & Rehab

Laura Mac, SLP.D

Owner/Speech Language Pathologist
Premier Pediatric Therapy, P.A.

Adriana Tilley, MOT

Department Director Occupational Therapy
ATServices Inc

Mary Ann Sommer, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Children’s Thera-Train

Jeffrey Stenback, DPT, PT, OCS

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists


Sarah Dubois, DPT

Physical Therapist
Shepherd Center

Alice Ferrer, PT

Staff Physical Therapist
Southern Health Care




Andy Champion, MPT

Staff Therapist & Founder
OSF Rehabilitation & The Oakford Group

Adam Fritsch, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Tasha Weatherspoon, MPT

Physical Therapist/Adjunct Faculty
Aegis Therapies and Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences

Erin White, MPT, BS, MS

Owner & Physical Therapist
E.W. Physical Therapy


James Thomas Robinson, DPT

Physical Therapist


Tami Lansing, DPT, ATC

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Senior Physical Therapist


LaDessa Forrest, DPT

Director of Therapy Operations
Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital

John Leonor, DPT

Physical Therapist
Summit Care Inc.

Leslie Olmstead, NDT

Occupational Therapist
Hayes Medical Center

Evan J. Reinert, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Advanced Physical Therapy


Peter Kiongo, MSOT, MBA

President & Occupational Therapist
Peak RehabCare, LLC


Blake Brown, DPT

Physical Therapist
Brown Physical Therapy

Julie Harris, DPT, OCS

Instructor of Physical Therapy
LSUHSC Shreveport

M. Suzanne Tinsley, PT, PhD, NCS

Assistant Dean
LSU Health

Tanyia Tregre, BSPT

Staff Physical Therapy
Family Home Care & Therapy Management Corp.


Ryan Gallant, MS

Gallant Therapy Services


Christopher Noblezada, BS, MSOT

Sr. Occupational Therapist & Student Field Work Cord.
Mercy Medical Center

Daniel Somers, MPT

Staff Physical Therapist
Sinai Hospital


Anthony Sisti, MPT

Physical Therapist & Clinical Director
Connections Physical Therapy

Dmitry Voloshinov, MPT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Vantage Sports And Rehab


Birgit Gersdorff, BS

Physical Therapist



Bethany Dill, BS

Lead Physical Therapist
BMD Enterprises


Abigail LeCroy, MS, BS

Occupational Therapist
Symbria Rehab

Julie Vlasich, MSOT

Area Manager
Innovate Rehab and Wellness



Lisa Bader, BSOT, CEIM, Reiki II

Occupational Therapist
CHI Health CUMC-Bergan

Kendra Boehm, DPT, IASTM, CIM

Assistant Director of Rehab
Old Mill Rehabilitation

Coreen Noack, BSOT

Occupational Therapist
Beatrice Public Schools


New Hampshire

New Jersey

Antonious Aboseff, DPT, MPH

Physical Therapist
Comprehensive Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Russell Altman, DPT

Owner & Physical Therapist
Elite Care Physical Therapy

Manuel Barrera, DPT

Physical Therapist & Adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy
Atlantic Health Care System & Utica College

Yehudis Brown, MS, ASHA

Ascend Speech Therapy

Holly Burns, DPT

Physical Therapist & Clinical Director
Robbins Rehabilitation

Francesca Caminiti, OTD

Occupational Therapist

Shane Connors, PT, DPT

Director of Physical Therapy
Mile Square Physical Therapy

Adam David, PT, DPT

Apple Physical Therapy

Joy Jost, DPT

Physical Therapist
Novant Health

John Rector, DPT, CLT-LANA

Physical Therapist
Amedisys Home Health Services

Alice Henry Roubos, DPT, BS

Physical Therapist
Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation

Sherwin Santos, PT

Physical Therapist
Careone @ Cresskill

Megan Schenk, OTR/L, PAMS

Occupational Therapist
Tender Touch Rehab Services, LLC

Sarah Yoon, MOT

Occupational Therapist
Alliance Hand and Physical Therapy

New Mexico

Keveen Khristoffer Cruz, PT

Physical Therapist
Nor Lea Hospital District

Bernadette I. Lynch, PT, MTPT, Cert. MDT

Physical Therapist
University of New Mexico Hospital

Cindy McInnis, BS-PT

Physical Therapist
Complete Rehabilitation Services

New York

Angela Moffett, BS/IASTM

Occupational Therapist & Rehab Director
Amedisys Home Healthcare

Rajeshkumar Patel, BS

Director of Physical Therapy
Urbanhealth Plan

Nora Wilkinson, BSPT


North Carolina

Rhoneil Leir Caballes, BS

Owner/Physical Therapist
Lay Hands Rehab and Therapy Solutions

Delanie Fowler, BS, MPT, DPT, CEAS1, CEAS2

Accelerate Therapy and Rehabilitation

North Dakota

Paula Martin, BSOT

Occupational Therapist
Self Employed


Candice Babjak, MSOT

Senior Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Hospital

Lori Brady, B.Ed, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Hamilton County Educational Service Center

Robin Chilton, MS, BS

Clinical Associate Professor
Cleveland State University

Sam Coppoetti, DPT, CSCS

Program Director
UC Clermont College

David Dishauzi, DPT

Traveling Physical Therapist
Delta Healthcare Provider

Deborah Riczo, PT, DPT, MEd

Riczo Health Education

Lindsay Riegler, PhD, CBIS

Speech-Language Pathologist
Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Kodi Pride, MOT, NBCOT

Occupational Therapist
Regency Hospital

Brian Sabo, DPT

Physical Therapist
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center

Kyle Wright, MOT

Director of Rehab
Therapy Solutions



Jennifer Hargis, DPT

Physical Therapist & Clinic Manager
Children’s Intensive Therapy NW

Kyle Ingram, BSOT

Therapy Plus

Jeff Lango, BS

Executive Director & Occupational Therapist
Alpine Rehabilitation & Wellness Inc


Mary Gannon Mancini, MSOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Children’s Therapy Center

Christine Tietsworth, MS-OT

Occupational Therapist
Flagship Rehabilitation

Rhode Island

Carol Doehler, OTD, MSOT, BSOT, FAOTA

Department Chair and Professor
New England Institute of Technology

South Carolina

South Dakota


Lisa Hartman, PT

Physical Therapist
Southern TN Regional Health System at Sewanee

Taylor "Adam" Kerley, PT, ATC, CSCS

Owner/National Director
Sports Performance LLC/EXOS


Vivian Andrews, LSVT BIG

Physical Therapist
Houston Methodist St. John

Soledad Armendariz, BSPT

Clinic Administrator
El Paso Physical Therapy Services

Michael Auer, DPT, PTA, NDT, Neuro IFRAH

Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services
Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance

Chance Brady, DPT, COMT

Physical Therapist
PhyTEx Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Associates

Michael Cruz DPT, RYT-200

Physical Therapist
Achieve Physical Therapy

Willow Dea, BS/MS, OTR, CST

Therapy Resource
Ensign Services

Stephanie Dickason, BSPT

Physical Therapist
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Samuel Doss, MPT

Physical Therapist
Epic Pediatric Therapy

Amy Garza, DPT, MTC

Physical Therapist & Chief Operating Officer
PURE Physical Therapy

Teresa Hanak, PT, MS

Utilization Specialty Therapist
Superior HealthPlan

Barry A. Jackson, DPT

IPRU Physical Therapist; Tai Chi instructor
Guadalupe Regional Medical Center

Sharon Lindy, BSPT

Owner & Physical Therapist
Lindy Physical Therapy

Tanisha Miller, DPT

Owner/Physical Therapist
All 2 Well Therapy

Chris Noland, MPT

Physical Therapist
Baylor Scott & White Institute of Rehab

Lauren Ontiveros, DPT, LSVT

Outpatient Physical Therapist
Chritus Trinity Mother Frances

Jenny Osborne, BS

Occupational Therapist
Baptist Retirement Center

Laura Schrepfer, MS-OT

Occupational Therapist
Encompass Health

Brandii Taper, DPT

Physical Therapist
Independent Contractor

Jim Torrevillas, MS

Physical Therapist
Jackson Therapy Services

Edward Varnado, BSOT

Occupational Therapy Manager
Texas Neuro-Rehab Center



Karen Gartner, BSPT, PCS, ATP, C/NDT, TMRc

Physical Therapist
Self- Employed


Matthew Silver, MSPT

Physical Therapy& Vice President
Equilibrio Home Therapy


West Virginia

Mollie Altobello, MPT

Clinical Auditor
Stonerise Therapy

Abhijit Banerjee, BSOT, OTR/L

Clinical Director
Advantage Rehab LLC

Heather Gragg, MPT, BS, CLT, LANA

Physical Therapist
Performance Physical Therapy