meet-the-therapists

Our qualified therapists cover a wide variety of specialties and include an extensive history of experience among them. This allows us to ensure you are giving the superior care you need from experience you can trust. We offer specialized, one-one care with a team approach involving a Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant, an Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Assistance or a team of Speech Therapists providing you with the expert care you need and the individual attention you deserve. Our services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual with your goals in mind. Our extensive group of therapists allows you to receive care for a variety of disciplines and specialties all in one convenient place. Known for our exceptional service, expert care, and patient-centered approach, we are here to help you achieve your goals. Due to the locations we contract with, our team can also follow your care from inpatient hospital care to nursing home to home health to outpatient care, ensuring you quality care on every step of your journey back to health!

Our Qualified Therapists

are a team of clinicians with vast experience who work together to put your needs first.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Provide leadership for the clinical practice

Robert Hibner

Robert Hibner

PT, MS, Executive Director

Meet Robert

Robert J. Hibner, PT, MS is the C.E.O. of Rehabilitative Services, Inc. He is a 1978 graduate of the Physical Therapy program at the Ohio State University and has a Master’s degree from the University of Indianapolis in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

Bob previously was a staff Physical Therapist at the Kettering Medical Center in Dayton before returning to his hometown to open the Community Sports and Therapy Center. He has been the CEO and Executive Director of Rehabilitative Services, Inc. since its inception in 1980. Bob and his administrative and leadership staff are responsible for the executive and fiscal operations of the practice including strategic planning, program development, performance improvement, corporate compliance, human resource management and administrative direction and oversight to the therapy operations.

With an abundance of clinical experience, Bob continues to provide therapy services, primarily consultative services to industrial clients and he also provides on-site therapy services in the industrial setting. Bob is certified by Ergoscience to perform functional capacity evaluations and on-site job demands analysis.

Karen Heckman

Karen Heckman

PT, MHS, Director of Operations

Meet Karen

Karen graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 1993. She earned her Master’s degree in health sciences from the University of Indianapolis in 2002. Karen has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center her entire career. She began initially as a staff physical therapist in 1993 and currently serves as the Director of Operations.

Karen currently specializes in the geriatric population in home health settings, as well as treatment of inpatients. She has advance coursework in current concepts such as home care, LSVT BIG®, lymphedema management, functional gait biomechanics, hemiplegic gait, stroke recovery, fall prevention, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and therapeutic exercise for the elderly. She is also experienced in extended care facilities, hospice care, and orthopedic outpatients.

Stacy Holland

Stacy Holland

PT, Assistant PT Director

Meet Stacy

Stacy graduated from The Ohio State University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. She has worked at Community Sports and Therapy Center since 2001 and was promoted to Assistant Director of Physical Therapy in 2016.

Her primary area of focus is servicing the outpatient and inpatient population at Mercer Health Hospital. Her specialties include outpatient orthopedic care, LSVT BIG® certified clinician, vestibular assessment and treatment, treatment and management of running injuries through the Must Run program, and she is certified in dry needling.

Julie Duncan

Julie Duncan

PT, MPT, Pediatric PT Director

Meet Julie

Julie graduated from Miami University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then attended Andrews University, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997. She has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since 2001.

Her past experience includes the Hancock County Board of MRDD where she worked in a school for special needs children and in a workshop for special needs adults. She also worked at Lima Memorial Hospital in outpatient pediatrics and in a school for special needs children.

Currently, Julie works with outpatient pediatrics and school based physical therapy throughout the county, seeing children with varying diagnoses, including, but not limited to Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Coordination Disorder, Autism, Developmental Delay, and Torticollis. She also has experience in wheelchair and orthotic evaluations as well as nursing home evaluations.

Scott Gels

Scott Gels

OTR/L, OT Director

Meet Scott

Scott is a Coldwater native and a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Scott has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since 1997.

He has treated patients from 6 weeks old to a 104 and has developed a specialty with inpatient acute care as well as outpatient upper extremity rehabilitation. Scott and his team have worked on everything from simple sprains to complex surgical reconstructions from both local doctors and the major hand trauma facilities in Columbus, Indianapolis, and Louisville.

Scott has certification in the Ergoscience functional capacity evaluation and on-site job demands analysis programs, with extensive experience performing onsite treatment and job site analysis.  He has developed programs for sprain and strain/early identification and work injury prevention, working closely with the employee and the employer. Scott has assembled a team that can meet and exceed all of your occupational therapy needs.

Kylene Tobin

Kylene Tobin

OTR/L, Assistant OT Director

Meet Kylene

Kylene received a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in 1997. After graduation, Kylene worked in recreational therapy for two years before returning to Eastern Kentucky University to earn a post-baccalaureate degree in Occupational Therapy.

Her expertise is in outpatient therapy where she specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, wheelchair evaluations, contracture management and splinting, Kinesiotaping, Astym® and assisting individuals in regaining their functional independence with activities of daily living.

Kylene has been a certified Astym provider since 2013.  Kylene focuses on providing Astym to patient’s suffering from lateral/medial epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain and dysfunction and a variety of other upper extremity deficits.  She also practices in home health care and inpatient acute care.

Mindy Muhlenkamp

Mindy Muhlenkamp

OTR/L, Pediatric OT Director

Meet Mindy

Mindy is a graduate from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She took the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) and became a licensed occupational therapist in the state of Ohio. She is a member of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association.

Mindy has worked for Community Sports and Therapy as an occupational therapist since 2002 and her focus has been with the pediatric population since 2003.

Since graduating, Mindy has attended various workshops, seminars, and continuing education courses that have focused on the pediatric population. These include courses related to pediatric feeding, sensory-based practice, school-based practice, and strategies for supporting children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. She is also trained in the Play Project, a play-based approach for children with Autism.

Andrea McGee

Andrea McGee

MA, CCC-SLP, ST Director

Meet Andrea

Andrea is a graduate of The University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Education in speech and hearing science. She earned her Masters of Arts in speech language Pathology from the University of Cincinnati. Andrea has been practicing since 1993 and has been with Community Sports and Therapy since 2004.

Andrea is certified through The American Speech and Hearing Association and Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board. She also holds her clinical certificate of competency in speech therapy and is a certified LSVT Loud® provider.

Andrea’s experience includes nursing home care, home health care, pediatrics, outpatient, inpatients, hospice, modified barium swallows and geriatrics. She has extensive experience in Autism, Down’s syndrome, speech generated devices, Apraxia, and feeding disorders in infants and children. She is involved in training new graduates throughout their clinical fellowship year and is the lead therapist for our Concussion Management team.

Jan Reed

Jan Reed

Office Manager

Meet Jan

Jan graduated from Columbus Business School in 1967. After moving to Coldwater in 1996 with her husband, she began working for Community Sports and Therapy Center as an Office Therapy Aide. Since 1999, she has been the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant. Jan has worked in the healthcare field since 1990. She works out of the Coldwater office, located in Mercer Health Hospital.

Julie Boznango

Julie Boznango

Assistant Office Manager

Meet Julie

Julie has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. She has worked in the medical field since 2002 and has experience working with family practice, orthopedic surgeons, and cardiothoracic physicians, working as a receptionist, medical biller, and office manager.

She joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2013 as a therapy aide and is now the Assistance Office Manager and Manager of our Celina location. Her main duties include working with process improvement/efficiency, quality standards, as well as assisting with therapy aide needs.

Brittany Uhlenhake

Brittany Uhlenhake

Director of Human Resources

Meet Brittany

Brittany graduated from Ball State University in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management with a minor in Organizational Communication. She has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since August 2013 and works in our Coldwater location. She manages the human resource department, conducts new employee orientations, maintains employee files, and performs payroll task. She also completes various administrative tasks for our company and our contracted partners.

Reesa Rohrs

Reesa Rohrs

Clinical Specialist

Meet Reesa

Reesa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Science from The Defiance College, a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University and a diploma from Parkview-Methodist School of Nursing.

As a clinical specialist for Community Sports and Therapy Center she works on data bases, safety checks, Home Health monthly and quarterly meetings, performance improvement, assists with aide needs and more. She has 15 years teaching experience in Career-Technical education, as well as additional teaching of adult learners at Vantage Career Center, Van Wert County Hospital Staff Development, and is a CPR/First Aid instructor.

Physical Therapy

Meet the Physical Therapists at Community Sports and Therapy Center

Mindy Agne

Mindy Agne

PT, DPT

 

Meet Mindy

Mindy is a graduate of Versailles High School. She attended the University of Findlay where she earned her Bachelor of Science with pre-physical therapy emphasis in 2014 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. She joined Community Sports and Therapy Center upon graduation.

Mindy’s clinical experience includes inpatient rehab and acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and neurorehabilitation at an outpatient spinal cord clinic at Frazier Rehab. Mindy is trained in dry needling and currently works in our outpatient and inpatient facilities at Mercer Health.

Christy Diller

Christy Diller

PT

 

Meet Christy

Christy graduated from The Ohio State University in 2001 as a Physical Therapist. She has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since 2007. Her primary patient caseload is the outpatient orthopedic population and she specializes in manual therapy for lumbar and sacroiliac spines, care of obstetric patients, and kinesiotaping as a certified Kinesiotape Practitioner. She is a certified Astym® provider as well.

Christy has a special interest in the treatment and management of running injuries through the Must Run program and also facilitates the Sports MAX program, a sports acceleration program for area athletes interested in maximizing their athletic potential while minimizing their risk for injury. She also sees acute care patients (in hospital setting), sports injuries, and general orthopedics. She has a hands on approach to patient care while focusing on teaching patients to self-manage their symptoms as much as possible.

Cathy Kosboth

Cathy Kosboth

PT

 

Meet Cathy

Cathy is a Mercer county native that graduated from Celina, Ohio. She is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. Upon graduation Cathy moved to Salem, Oregon to work for Salem Hospital’s Regional Rehabilitation Center. She worked at SHRRC for 24 years in the outpatient neuromuscular department with adults and pediatrics, and also gained experience in a multitude of other departments including inpatient rehabilitation, worker’s compensation, and aquatic therapy.

In 2006, Cathy became certified in Vestibular Therapy and helped build a vestibular treatment program at SHRRC. In 2012, she went on a medical mission trip to Ecuador with surgeons, nurses and other therapists. It was a grueling trip with 10 hour days and a few hours of sight-seeing. In 2015, family concerns brought her back to Ohio where she joined the team of Community Sports and Therapy Center working primarily in the school setting with pediatrics.

Kelsey Speck

Kelsey Speck

PT, DPT

Meet Kelsey

Kelsey graduated from the University of Dayton with Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 before joining Community Sports and Therapy Center. She is originally from Celina, Ohio and her educational and clinical experiences include acute care at Grandview Medical Center, pediatrics at Loveland City Schools, and outpatient at Kettering Sports Medicine and Orion Physical Therapy Specialists in Dayton.

Kelsey is currently working primarily in our Celina outpatient facility as well as with our inpatient population at Mercer Health. She is certified in dry needling and continues to gain experience in a variety of settings and areas.

Lisa Alig

Lisa Alig

PT

 

Meet Lisa

Lisa is a native of Coldwater and is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions, with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing PT since 1991, and has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since 1994.

Lisa’s primary caseload consists of outpatient orthopedics, acute care, home health care, and Women’s & Men’s Health. She specializes in treatment of urinary incontinence and use of the Astym® technique.

Mike Hirschfeld

Mike Hirschfeld

PT, MPT

 

Meet Mike

Mike graduated from St. Mary’s Memorial High school and then attended The University of Findlay for both undergraduate and graduate school. He earned an undergraduate degree as a Bachelor’s of Science with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy.  In the past Mike has worked as a physical therapist at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital and in Minster, Ohio at Cornerstone Rehabilitation.

Mike has worked at Community Sports and Therapy Center since May of 2014 where he works in a variety of settings including schools, skilled nursing facilities, and home health care where he works with both the pediatric and geriatric populations. Mike carries both Indiana and Ohio Physical Therapist Licensures and actively practices in both states.

Heidi Lemmerman

Heidi Lemmerman

PT

 

Meet Heidi

Heidi is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1988. She worked for 13 years at Riverside Methodist Hospital/Ohio Health System in Columbus before joining Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2001.

Heidi has Neurodevelopmental training certification (NDT) and experience in acute care, nursing home care, Parkinson’s program, outpatient, and home health care. She also has specialty training in neurological and vertigo disorders. She has training in use of the ReWalk™ Exoskeleton system.

Melanie Sowers

Melanie Sowers

PT, DPT

Meet Melanie

Melanie graduated from Lima Technical College (Rhodes) as a Physical Therapy Assistant before continuing her education at the University of Findlay for her Physical Therapy Master’s degree and then Boston University for her Doctorate.

She has been working in the field since 1998 and with Community Sports and Therapy Center since 2004. Melanie works in our hospital setting with inpatients and outpatients, and also has experience in home health. She specializes in lymphedema treatment, having a certification through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Kelly Bailey

Kelly Bailey

PT, MPT

 

Meet Kelly

Kelly graduated from the University of Findlay with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy in May of 2010. She worked in Sidney, Ohio at Wilson Memorial Hospital from 2010 to 2013 before joining Community Sports and Therapy Center. Her experience includes a variety of settings including outpatient, home health, and acute care.

She has treated a variety of ages from 2 months old to 103 years old. Kelly is certified in the Astym® technique as well as advanced training in use of the ReWalk™ Exoskeleton system with hands on experience using the device for retraining of patient’s with spinal cord injuries. Kelly works primarily with outpatients and home health patients.

Jackie Huwer

Jackie Huwer

PT

 

Meet Jackie

Jackie graduated from University of Toledo in 1993 with a degree in Physical Therapy and joined Community Sports and Therapy Center, working in a variety of settings over the years.

Most recently, her focus of practice has involved Home Health, Inpatient, and Outpatient settings with a diverse patient population. She enjoys assisting clients in reaching their physical goals; for many of the home bound clients, this means being able to continue safely living at home.

Kathy Schmitz

Kathy Schmitz

PT

 

Meet Kathy

Kathy is a native of Versailles, and she graduated from The Ohio State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health Professions. She began working with general acute care and outpatients of all ages and joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2013.

Kathy has developed a special interest in working with pediatric patients, and she is excited to provide outpatient pediatric rehabilitation at our Celina location, as well as school-based services within the Mercer County schools. Kathy has experience treating children with various orthopedic, neurological and sensory based challenges, including torticollis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, developmental delays, and other diagnoses. Kathy utilizes exercises and activities to promote strength, balance, coordination, and mobility. She also has training in kinesiotaping in the pediatric population, wheelchair evaluations, and orthotic interventions.

Amy Bruggeman

Amy Bruggeman

PT, MPT

 

Meet Amy

Amy graduated from Shawnee State University in 2001 with an Associate’s Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant and then in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science. In 2007 she was accepted to the University of Findlay in their transition from Physical Therapy Assistant to Physical Therapist program and graduated in 2010 from the University of Findlay with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Amy has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since August of 2013. Prior to that, Amy worked at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio.

Amy has primarily been working in the outpatient setting through the course of her career. She is certified in the LSVT BIG® Program for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Her interests are in manual treatments of the spine and pelvis, post-surgical patients of all ages, and Parkinson’s patients. She has training in use of the ReWalk™ Exoskeleton system.

Diane Klenke

Diane Klenke

PT, MPT

 

Meet Diane

Diane earned her Bachelor’s degree in health science and her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2010, both from The University of Findlay.

Originally from Kenton, Ohio, Diane worked with the nursing home population for six years before joining Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2016. She works primarily in our Nursing Home facilities as well as with our home health population. Diane is also certified in LSVT BIG®.

Kirsten Seger

Kirsten Seger

PT, DPT

 

Meet Kirsten

Kirsten graduated from Ohio State University with Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 and began working at Community Sports and Therapy Center. She is originally from Columbus Grove, Ohio.

Kirsten’s education and clinical experiences include athletics at Capital University and OSU Sports Medicine, pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, ManorCare Nursing Home, acute care at Lima Memorial and further outpatient experience at Therapy Services in Van Wert. In addition to her nursing home experience, Kirsten currently works primarily in our outpatient clinic. She is specialized in dry needling as well as mobilization of the cervical & thoracic spine along with ribs. Kirsten also has advanced training in use of the ReWalk™ Exoskeleton system with hands on experience using the device for retraining of patient’s with spinal cord injuries.

Occupational Therapy

Meet the Occupational Therapists at Community Sports and Therapy Center

Mandy Brickner

Mandy Brickner

MOT, OTR/L

 

Meet Mandy

Mandy graduated from Xavier University with a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2007. She has a background working in adult acute care hospital, home health, and nursing home settings. Mandy started with Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2013, working in nursing home, home health, and school settings. She is currently working full time in the Auglaize/Hardin County schools and loves getting to watch her students grow and develop, along with collaborating with their teachers.

Michelle Imwalle

Michelle Imwalle

OTD, OTR/L

Meet Michelle

Michelle graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2010 with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from The University of Toledo in 2014. After graduation, Michelle started her career at Upper Valley Medical Center, working with the adult and geriatric population. Her assignments there were in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and neurological outpatient.

Michelle joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2016. Her focus is on the pediatric population, providing occupational therapy services in several of the Auglaize County schools.

Julia Eyink

Julia Eyink

OTD, OTR/L

 

Meet Julia

Julia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from The Ohio State University in 2006. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2009 from The University of Toledo Health Science Campus.

Julia’s past experience as an Occupational Therapist includes skilled nursing facilities and working with the geriatric population. She has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since June 2012, and currently works primarily in our inpatient and home health care settings.

Katie Schmitmeyer

Katie Schmitmeyer

MOT, OTR/L

Meet Katie

Katie is a graduate of The University of Findlay where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in May of 2014 and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in December of 2015. She has been working with Community Sports & Therapy Center since 2016. Katie’s clinical experience includes short term rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, community pediatrics with an emphasis on sensory integration at Cincinnati Occupational Therapy Institute, and program development at Tree Line Recovery Center.

Katie works primarily in outpatient therapy where she specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, wheelchair evaluations, splinting, Kinesiotaping and Astym. She has been a certified Astym provider since 2017. Katie focuses on providing Astym to patient’s suffering from lateral/medial epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain and dysfunction and a variety of other upper extremity deficits. Katie also practices in our inpatient acute care setting.

Cathy Fullenkamp

Cathy Fullenkamp

OTR/L

 

Meet Cathy

Cathy is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. Cathy has been practicing since 1999. She has worked in a variety of settings during her years of practice including home health, inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing facility, adult workshop, and school based services. She has worked with patients from infancy to 100 years of age.

Cathy works primarily in the school setting along with outpatient pediatric patients. She has experience with treating pediatrics with fine motor, visual perceptual, and sensory processing delays. Cathy joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in February of 2013. Prior to working here, she worked in Darke and Jay Counties in the school setting. Cathy is from Celina and is looking forward to a long career with this local company.

Lindsey Tuente

Lindsey Tuente

MOT, OTR/L

Meet Lindsey

Lindsey has been with Community Sports & Therapy Center since March of 2013. She is a graduate of The University of Findlay where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in May of 2011 and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in December of 2012.

Lindsey’s experience is in geriatrics and adult populations. She primary works in home health and inpatient rehab, where she specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, wheelchair evaluations, contracture management, aging in place, home modifications and fall prevention.

Sarah Harner

Sarah Harner

MOT, OTR/L

 

Meet Sarah

Sarah graduated in 2007 from University of Indianapolis with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. She has worked primarily in pediatrics, both in schools and outpatient settings, since joining Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2008.

Sarah works predominantly in our outpatient clinic and local schools with pediatric patients and assists with coverage in our inpatient settings. She also has nursing home experience, as well as training in the Handwriting Without Tears writing program and sensory processing disorder. She is also Irlen certified, which can be appropriate for patients who are struggling with perception of printed material and is often found with patients who have had a concussion/head injury, autism, and ADHD.

Speech Pathology

Meet the Speech Pathologists at Community Sports and Therapy Center

Lyndie Adams

Lyndie Adams

MA, CCC-SLP

Meet Lyndie

Lyndie graduated from the University of Toledo in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She also earned her Masters of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toledo in 2015.

Lyndie joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2017.  She is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and holds her certificate of clinical competence. Lyndie is working primarily with pediatrics in our outpatient clinic. She also works in the acute care hospital setting. Her previous clinical experience also includes pediatric outpatient at Total Rehab, inpatient care at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, geriatric care at skilled nursing facilities, and grades K-2 at Saint Mary’s City Schools.

Margaret Harrod

Margaret Harrod

MEd, CCC-SLP

Meet Margaret

Margaret completed her undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University and her Masters of Education at the University of Toledo. She is certified through the Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and through the American Speech and Hearing Association.

Prior to joining Community Sports and Therapy Center, Meg owned a private practice for 17 years in Minster, Ohio before merging her company with Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2014 and is now enjoying more of motherhood and serving the clients in a variety of settings.

Margaret has had extensive training and experience in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, hospital setting including ICU, acute, outpatient and transitional care, schools, head start, home health and private practice. She has extensive training in the following: apraxia, oral motor, voicing for pediatrics and adults as well as certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Techniques. She is Vital Stim certified for pediatrics and adults with extensive training in feeding therapy. Other experience and training includes Voice prosthetic/voice restoration, accent reduction programs, Autism, Down’s syndrome, speech generated devices and recently the Myofascial Release and other manual techniques in Dysphagia.

Olivia Spieles

Olivia Spieles

MA, CCC-SLP

Meet Olivia

Olivia graduated from Capital University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Professional Writing and English Literature in 2010. She taught for three years at New Knoxville School as a High School English Teacher before earning her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2016 from the University of Cincinnati.

Olivia joined the Community Sports and Therapy Center team in 2016. She is certified through The American Speech and Hearing Associations and Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and holds her certificate of clinical competence. Her prior clinical experience includes New Knoxville and Coldwater Schools, Early Intervention at the Auglaize County ABC Center, as well as Auglaize Acres and Colonial Nursing Homes. She is currently working in the school setting in the Wapakoneta school district.

Karli Biro

Karli Biro

MA, CCC-SLP

Meet Karli

Karli is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with minors in communications and psychology. She earned her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from The Ohio State University.

Karli joined the Community Sports and Therapy Center team in 2017. She is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and holds her certificate of clinical competence. Her prior experience includes working with both the pediatric and adult populations in inpatient and outpatient settings, nursing homes, home health care, school-based therapy, and early intervention. She has training in Modified Barium swallows, and during graduate school, she completed rotations at Dodd Rehabilitative hospital at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is currently based in the school setting at New Knoxville and Waynesfield-Goshen.

Kalyn Heitkamp

Kalyn Heitkamp

MA, CCC-SLP

Meet Kalyn

Kalyn is a 2013 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and a minor in Psychology.  She earned a Masters of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology, also from Ball State University in 2015. Kalyn joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2016.

She is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and holds her certificate of clinical competence. Kalyn’s prior experience includes acute hospital settings, including ICU and psychiatric units. She also has experience in multiple outpatient settings with geriatrics, adults, and teenagers, as well as skilled nursing facilities and home health care. Kalyn has additional knowledge and training in respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) for dysphagia rehabilitation.

Stephanie Bowersock

Stephanie Bowersock

MS, CCC-SLP

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie is a 2014 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders. In 2016, she received her Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders also from Bowling Green State University.

Stephanie joined the Community Sports and Therapy Center team in 2017. She is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Associations and Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and also holds her certificate of clinical competence through the Ohio Department of Education to provide therapy services within the school setting. Prior to joining the Community Sports and Therapy Center team, Stephanie worked in multiple settings including skilled nursing facilities, hospital settings, home health, and preschool settings. She is currently focused on school-based speech therapy, providing services for the Wapakoneta City Schools.

Katie Ricker

Katie Ricker

MA, CCC-SLP

Meet Katie

Katie graduated from the University of Toledo in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She also earned her Masters of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toledo in 2013. She is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and holds her certificate of clinical competence. Katie joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2018.

Katie is working in several school districts serving preschool and school-age students. Katie’s previous clinical experience includes working with several Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Early Intervention programs including Montgomery, Defiance, and Henry counties. She also has extensive experience with both outpatient and inpatient therapy as well as completing modified barium swallow studies at Mercy Defiance Hospital, specialized Autism training with Mercy Autism Services, and has worked in multiple skilled nursing facilities.

Gina Everman

Gina Everman

MA, CCC-SLP

Meet Gina

Gina is a 2013 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and a Minor in Psychology of Human Development. In 2015 she received her Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, also from Ball State.

Gina is certified through The American Speech and Hearing Associations and Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board. She also holds her certificate of clinical competence and is certified through the Ohio Department of Education to provide services in the schools. Gina joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2015 and she is currently focused in school-based speech-language pathology, providing services for Minster Local Schools.  Gina also has experience at various skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, and hospital settings.

Lori Spence

Lori Spence

MA, SLP

Meet Lori

Lori has been serving as a Speech/Language Pathologist since 1982. She has been with Community Sports and Therapy since 2016. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and her Master’s degree from Wright State University. From 1999-2001, she served as Language and Literacy Coordinator for Auglaize County in a State Demonstration project. During this time, she received her Reading Endorsement from the University of Findlay. Lori currently works in the school setting.

Athletic Training

Meet the Athletic Trainers at Community Sports and Therapy Center

Tiffany Rutschilling

Tiffany Rutschilling

AT, Director of Athletic Training

Meet Tiffany

Tiffany earned her Bachelor’s in Athletic Training from Ball State University in 2011 and has been with Community Sports & Therapy Center since graduating. She is currently working Coldwater High School during the school year as well as with the Celina Mariners baseball team in the summers.

Her experience includes division I collegiate women’s basketball, men’s volleyball, football, and women’s field hockey; collegiate baseball summer program; high school football, girls soccer, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, boys and girls swim and dive, baseball, softball, and track and field; junior high football, volleyball, cross country, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and track and field.

Tiffany is trained in the prevention, recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of athletic injuries, and has completed classes in advanced weightlifting and advanced nutrition specifically for the athlete. She is also a certified Sportsmetrics instructor and a CPR and First Aid instructor with ASHI.

Makayla McAvoy

Makayla McAvoy

AT

Meet Makayla

Makayla graduated from Defiance College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. Her clinical experiences include Football, Indoor Track, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, as well as a local High School for Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball coverage.  After Defiance, Makayla attended California State University – Chico for two years. While attending Chico her experience included Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Softball. Makayla joined the Community Sports and Therapy Center team in 2018, where she serves as Parkway’s Athletic Trainer.

Makayla Buehler

Makayla Buehler

AT

Meet Makayla

Makayla received her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University in 2017. During her undergraduate experience, she had the opportunity to work with Division 1 collegiate women’s volleyball, as well as women’s track and field. While at Ohio, she also had the chance to work clinically with the performing artists. Makayla has experience working with several high school sports, including: football, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, baseball, and softball. As a student, she also received experience working in a Physical Therapy clinic. She has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since July 2017, where she serves as Celina High School’s Athletic Trainer.

Jill Schneider

Jill Schneider

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Meet Jill

Jill graduated from Defiance College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training. While there her clinical experiences included Football, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Indoor Track, and even a local Defiance, OH High School for Football and Volleyball coverage. Jill joined the Community Sports and Therapy Center team in 2017, where she serves as Ft. Recovery’s Athletic Trainer.

Elizabeth Hipple

Elizabeth Hipple

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Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth graduated from Mount St. Joseph University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Elizabeth joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2018, where she serves as St. Henry’s Athletic Trainer.

Her undergraduate experience includes Division III Football, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Basketball, Softball, and Men’s Soccer. She completed a high school rotation at Archbishop Moeller High School working with football, soccer, cross country, hockey, and basketball. While at MSJ, she had the chance to obtain experience in an outpatient rehabilitative clinic with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. She also has experience in professional sports, completing a rotation with FC Cincinnati in the USL.

Jack Homan

Jack Homan

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Meet Jack

Jack completed his undergrad work at the University of Findlay, earning his Associates of Arts degree in Personal Training and a Bachelor of Science degree in Strength and Conditioning. Jack then went to graduate school at the University of Findlay and earned his Master’s degree in Athletic Training in 2017.

As a student he has experience in Division II and Division III collegiate football, men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, and tennis. He completed his high school and clinic rotation with Cory Rawson High school and at Ohio Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Jack has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since July 2017 and is outreached as an Athletic Trainer for Marion Local High School.

Jack is involved in our Industrial Rehab program and is a certified WorkAbility Examiner. He is also a part of our Sports MAX program where he uses his strength and conditioning knowledge and combines it with his athletic training knowledge to help athletes increase their speed, power, explosiveness and flexibility, all while decreasing their chances of injury. He is certified in CPR/AED through the American Heart Association.