Staff

Grand Island

Occupational Therapists

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Mary Walsh-Sterup, OTR/L, CHT

Mary Walsh-Sterup, OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist, Partner

Hometown: Hubbard, NE
Education: Creighton University, University of Nebraska - Kearney
Specialization and interests: Hand Therapy, Pediatrics, Workplace Safety. Mary serves as company's compliance officer. Works directly with insurance companies to ensure proper billing and payment procedures. She has been active with the Nebraska PT, OT, and Speech Associations in advocating for quality care and better reimbursement for Medicaid plans. Mary has been appointed by AOTA to serve as the alternate to the Relative Value Update Committee, a part of AMA.

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Ann Wardyn, OTR/L

Ann Wardyn, OTR/L

Director of Occupational Therapy

Hometown: Grand Island, NE
Education:
Creighton University
Certifications: Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, Interactive Metronome
Specialization and interests: Sensory Integration,  Therapeutic Listening, Wilbarger Protocol for Sensory Defensiveness, Visual/Vestibular Assessment and Treatment, Sensory Based Feeding Disorders, Masgutova Neuro-Sensory-Motor and Reflex Integration, Therapeutic Listening, Rhythmic Movement Training, Brain Gym, Autism/ Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Visual and Fine Motor Deficits

 

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Jackie Asher, OTR/L

Jackie Asher, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: Skokie, IL 

Education: University of Illinois at Chicago, NOVA Southeastern University

Certifications: Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, SOS approach to feeding

 

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Antonia Longenecker, OTR/L

Antonia Longenecker, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: Ulysses, NE

Education: College of Saint Mary

Specialties: PAMs

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Elizabeth Valencia Sanchez, OTR/L

Elizabeth Valencia Sanchez, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: Grand Island, NE

Undergraduate Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Graduate/Professional Education: Nebraska Methodist College

Treatment/Specialties: Pediatrics

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Reina Sebastian, OTR/L

Reina Sebastian, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: Grand Island, NE

Education: University of South Dakota

Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Sonia Bustamante Olivas, COTA

Sonia Bustamante Olivas, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hometown: Burwell, NE 
Education:
 Central Community College-Grand Island
Specialization and Interests: Pediatrics, Sensory Integration, Spanish translation

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Tiffany Schleichardt, COTA

Tiffany Schleichardt, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hometown: Grand Island, NE
Education:
Central Community College
Specialization and interests:
Pediatrics

 

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Alissa Smith, COTA

Alissa Smith, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hometown: Central City, NE

Education: Central Community College

Specialization and interests: Pediatrics

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Olivia Starman, COTA

Olivia Starman, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hometown: Doniphan, NE 
Education:
 Central Community College-Grand Island
Certifications: Physical Agent Modalities
Specialization and interests: Pediatrics

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MaKayla Wiese, COTA

MaKayla Wiese, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hometown: Grand Island, NE
Education:
Central Community College-Grand Island
Specialization and interests: 
Pediatrics

Physical Therapists

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Deb Phinney, PT

Deb Phinney, PT

Director of Physical Therapy

Hometown: Grand Island, NE
Education:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certifications: Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Specialization and interests:   Pediatrics, Neuromuscular and Pulmonary Impairments, Pediatric Oncology Rehab

 

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Tasha DeKok, PT

Tasha DeKok, PT

Physical Therapist

Hometown: Crete, NE
Education:
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Specialization and interests: Pediatrics

Physical Therapist Assistants

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Heather Christensen, PTA

Heather Christensen, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hometown: Dannebrog, NE
Education:
Colby Community College, Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Specialization and interests: Pediatrics, Kinesiotape, Aquatic Therapy

Speech-Language Pathologists

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Jennifer Arndt, CCC-SLP

Jennifer Arndt, CCC-SLP

Director of Speech Therapy

Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Specialization and interests: Autism Spectrum and Behavioral Disorders

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Joslynne Alms, CF-SLP

Joslynne Alms, CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hometown: York, NE

Undergraduate Education:  University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Graduate/Professional Education: University of Nebraska-Kearney

Treatment/Specialties: Pediatrics

Professional Certifications: Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA)

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Betsy Lewis, MSEd, CCC-SLP

Betsy Lewis, MSEd, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hometown: Grand Island, NE 
Education:
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Specialization and interests: Pediatrics

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Troy McCulley, CCC-SLP

Troy McCulley, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

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Ashley Meyer, CCC-SLP

Ashley Meyer, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hometown: St. Paul, NE
Education:
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Certifications: Vital Stim Therapy, Beckman Oral Motor
Specializations/Interests:  Pediatric Swallowing, Feeding Disorders, Alternative and Augmentative Communication, Infant feeding and swallowing disorders, pediatric speech and language disorders. 

 

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

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Katie Scheel, SLPA

Katie Scheel, SLPA

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Hometown: Grand Island, NE 
Education: 
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Specialization and interests: Pediatrics

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Courtney Stone, SLPA

Courtney Stone, SLPA

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Hometown: Sutton, NE
Specialization and interests: Pediatrics

Office Staff

Tanya Bryant

Division Manager

Aimee Fritson

Insurance Specialist