Meet Our Team

Tom Russell, DPT, Director of  Physical Therapy

Tom has worked at Floyd Memorial for 16 years, serving in various capacities. He has worked as a community educator, staff physical therapist and is currently the director of rehab services. As director, he provides oversite for the daily operations of acute and outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and Floyd Memorial’s Spine Center and Wound Healing Center. Tom received his bachelor’s degree in allied health sciences and his master of physical therapy from the University of Louisville, and his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Kentucky. His physical therapy experience includes acute inpatient, orthopedic outpatient, occupational health, home health and sub-acute rehabilitation.  He has a background in manual therapy techniques as well as certifications in ASTYM® and Isernhagen® functional job analysis and functional job capacity evaluations.

Kay Stevens, PT, MS, Manager of Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation and Spine Center 

Kay earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Grand Valley State University in 1995, and her master’s degree in physical therapy in 1997. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Bellarmine University. Kay has dedicated her entire career to Floyd Memorial Hospital, working with patients in acute inpatient and outpatient settings. She is trained in performing functional capacity evaluations, lymphedema evaluation and treatment and ASTYM® treatments. Kay has experience with sports injuries, aquatic therapy and occupational medicine.

In her free time, Kay enjoys spending time with her husband, John, as well as running and biking.

Physical Therapy

9407 State Road 403 in Charlestown

Jen Kramp, PT, MS

Jen received her combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York in 1996. Since graduating, she has worked exclusively in the outpatient physical therapy setting, treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions with an emphasis on spine dysfunctions and manual therapy. Jen is also highly versed in treating vestibular and geriatric patients, as well as post-operative injuries. She is excited to serve others in the community in which she lives.

In her free time, Jen is interested in alternative healing and hiking.

1615 Blackiston View Drive, Suite B in Clarksville

Diana Richmer, PT, CLT

Diana grew up in Southern Indiana and attended Our Lady of Providence High School.  She completed her bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Indiana University in 1998, and has been practicing physical therapy in both Indiana and Kentucky since graduation. Diana’s clinical experience is in outpatient orthopedics, treating a wide variety of conditions across the spectrum from infants to geriatrics. She specializes in women’s health, chronic pelvic pain, general orthopedics and pediatrics. Diana has extensive training in vestibular rehab, pediatrics, lymphedema, functional capacity evaluations (FCEs), kinesiotaping and various manual therapy approaches including myofascial release, strain/counterstrain and the Mulligan Concept. Her approach with women’s health focuses on manual therapy for myofascial restrictions and trigger points contributing to a woman’s symptoms, but also includes the use of biofeedback and comprehensive exercises that progress beyond the traditional Kegel for advanced pelvic floor awareness and core stabilization.

Diana is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is on the Bylaws committee for the Southeast Indiana Chapter. She is also a certified clinical instructor through the APTA.

Diana currently resides in Sellersburg with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she enjoys crafts, taekwondo and spending time with her family.

Mike McGuirk, PTA

Mike was born in Louisville, but was raised in Southern Indiana, where he graduated from Floyd Central High School. He earned his bachelor of science degree in sports medicine and associate’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Evansville in 1998. Since graduating, Mike has been working as a physical therapy assistant in the outpatient physical therapy setting. Over the years, Mike has predominantly treated orthopedic injuries, but has also worked with vestibular/vertigo patients as well. He is glad to be a part of the Floyd Memorial Rehabilitation team.

2207 Concord Ave NW in Corydon

Susan Pierson, PT, MHS

Susan joined Floyd Memorial in 2009. A Harrison County native, she received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her master’s degree from the University of Indianapolis. She has been a physical therapist working in orthopedics for over 35 years, primarily in an outpatient environment. Susan is the former owner, now director of physical therapy services in the Floyd Memorial Corydon clinic.

Susan is very active in the local community as president of the Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Economic Development Corporation, board member of the Harrison County Community Foundation, Rotary Club member, former YMCA board president and 2015 Boy Scouts Fundraiser Chair.

Gary Fessell, PTA

Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Western Kentucky University in 2006. In 2013, he earned his associate’s degree of applied science in physical therapy from Ivy Tech Community College. He is a member of the APTA and applies his evidence-based practice to treat a wide variety of patients in an outpatient therapy setting. Gary competed in collegiate football while at WKU and now coaches high school football.

In Gary’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Erica, and two children.

 

Jacqueline Smith, PT, DPT

Jacqueline is a licensed physical therapist working in outpatient physical therapy. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Bellarmine University in December of 2008. At Bellarmine, Jackie competed in track and field while completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She began working at a small outpatient aquatic clinic in 2009 and transitioned into working for Floyd Memorial in 2012.

Jacqueline enjoys treating a variety of patients with the use of land and aquatic physical therapy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.

 

Robin Sprigler, PT, MBA, CWC

Robin was born and raised in West Virginia. She received her bachelor of health science degree in physical therapy in 1992 from the University of Kentucky. She later earned her MBA from the University of Louisville in 2003.  Robin joined Floyd Memorial in 2012.

Robin worked in outpatient orthopedic private practice in Kentucky and became board certified in Orthopaedics (OCS) in 1998. She became a certified wellness coach in 2012. Robin is an active member of the APTA and has served in leadership roles in Kentucky and Indiana.  She has practiced in outpatient, acute and sub-acute care and home health settings, and has specialized training in hand, aquatic and vestibular rehab in addition to orthopedics.

Robin lives with her husband, Jonathan, and two children in Greenville.  In her free time, she enjoys group fitness classes at the YMCA, hiking, music and travel.

724 Highlander Point Drive in Floyds Knobs

Paul Lonnemann, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC

Paul received his bachelor of  health science degree in physical therapy in 1992 from the University of Louisville.

Paul became board certified in orthopaedics (OCS), and manual therapy certified (MTC) in 1998. He was granted fellow status with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) in 2002. He is a guest lecturer in spinal manual therapy for the University of Indianapolis, and is an Instructor at Bellarmine University where he teaches clinical anatomy, orthopedic spine and extremity treatment, and in the Service Learning Clinic. Paul is a clinical instructor and mentors in a fellowship in conjunction with the University of Saint Augustine.

Paul lives with his wife Elaine, also a physical therapist, and four boys in Starlight, Indiana.

Chad Eurton, PT, DPT, CSCS

Chad graduated from Ball State University in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science, and earned his doctorate of physical therapy from Bellarmine University in 2009. Chad joined Floyd Memorial in 2009, working as an outpatient physical therapist at the Corydon location. He has been involved in helping people improve their health and wellness since 1997, serving previously as the fitness director at the Louisville Jewish Community Center.

 

 

Tyler Helm, PT, DPT

Tyler is originally from Redkey, Indiana, near Muncie. He became interested in the physical therapy field in high school after injuring his shoulder playing basketball. Tyler earned both his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and his doctorate in physical therapy from Indiana University. After graduating, Tyler worked with a private practice in Fort Wayne that specialized in treating outpatient orthopedic injuries, including work and sports injuries. He has attended courses for manual therapy and is trained in ASTYM®. Tyler has been with Floyd Memorial since 2009 and enjoys serving in evidence based practice with his outpatient orthopedic patients.

Tyler is married to Nicole Helm and they have two children, all are loyal IU fans.

Nate Nevin, PT, DPT

Nate earned his bachelor’s degree in health sciences and doctorate in physical therapy at Bellarmine University in 2009. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indiana Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section of the APTA, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Since 2011, Nate has served as chairperson of the INAPTA Southeast District. He enjoys treating a multitude of orthopedic injuries implementing an evidence-based approach in the rehabilitation process. As a former starting pitcher for the Bellarmine Knights, Nate also enjoys treating athletes with sports medicine injuries.

 

3891 Charlestown Road in New Albany

Jim Snyder, PT, DPT

Jim graduated from the University of Louisville in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. He has worked at Floyd Memorial since graduation in sub-acute, inpatient and outpatient settings. His primary emphasis has been in the outpatient arena with over 12 years of experience. He returned to school to further his education and obtained a doctor of physical therapy degree in 2010 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. He specifically enjoys surgical and geriatric patient populations, but finds great joy in treating any orthopedic condition.

Jim is married with one teenage daughter, who enjoys all things volleyball. His wife also works in the physical therapy profession in a rehab hospital setting, focusing on spinal cord and stroke rehabilitation. In his free time he enjoys reading American history and contemporary fiction, hiking and fishing.

Dana Stark, PTA

Dana received her associate of applied science degree in physical therapy from Macomb Community College in May of 1985. She has a diverse background treating spinal cord injury, geriatrics, closed head injury, cerebrovascular accident (CVA or stroke), orthopedic, pulmonary rehab and pediatrics. She has applied her skills in nursing home, outpatient and inpatient rehab, home health and aquatic therapy settings.

Dana lives in Elizabeth, Indiana on 40 wooded acres with her husband and three sons. Her interests include scrapbooking, photography, flowers, hummingbirds, reading and attending her sons’ sporting events.

Christin Veith, PT, DPT

Born and raised in Northern Kentucky, Christin attended Saint Louis University where she earned her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in physical therapy. After graduating, she joined Floyd Memorial Physical Therapy Charlestown Road. Christin is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), with membership in the APTA orthopedic section. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and specializes in orthopedic and spinal disorders and manual and aquatic physical therapy.

In her free time, Christin enjoys running, hiking and traveling.

 

1700 State Street in New Albany

Jill Hentrup, PT, MHS

Jill is a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana, receiving her bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Indiana University in 1991, and her master of health science degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2001. She has experience in acute rehab, home health, long term care, outpatient rehab, and vestibular rehab. Jill has treated patients with a variety of functional impairments including orthopedic and neurological.

 

 

Sabine Moore, PT, Certified MDT

Born and raised in Belgium, Sabine earned her physical therapy degree from the Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium in 1983. She is neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) certified from the Bobath Institute in London, England. Her additional certifications include mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT), augmented soft tissue manipulation (ASTYM®) and workman’s compensation. Sabine has experience working with pediatrics and adults, pre-and post-partum women and in inpatient and outpatient settings.

She is married with two teenage daughters and enjoys reading, baking and crafting.

Shadi Talebi, PT

Shadi graduated from the University of Louisville in 1994 with a bachelor of science in physical therapy. She has worked at Floyd Memorial Hospital since graduation as a clinician and a clinical instructor. She has experience in both acute care and outpatient settings. Her primary emphasis is in treating patients with orthopedic and spinal injuries and disorders. She also has advanced training in vestibular rehab, ASTYM® and management of lymphedema.

 

 

Sean Coverdell, PTA

Sean earned an associate of applied science degree in physical therapy from Jefferson Community College in 1998. He applies his skills in outpatient orthopedic, aquatic therapy, inpatient/acute care and subacute/inpatient rehab settings. Sean is certified in ASTYM®, and is trained in the treatment of sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction and kinesiotaping techniques.

Sean is a Louisville native and enjoys spending time with his wife, Tiffany, and dachshunds, Suzy-Q and Wrigley.

 

Athletic Trainers

Kent Chapman, ATC
Athletic Training and Special Projects Program Manager 

Kent grew up in southern Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He received his bachelor of science degree in athletic training and sports management in 1991. As a certified athletic trainer for 23 years, Kent has worked with a variety of athletes at the professional, collegiate, Olympic and high school levels. Since 2002, he has been in Southern Indiana working with local high schools in the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of injured athletes.

Kent lives in Louisville with his wife, Tamara, and their two kids, Carter and Kenna.

Kristen Malony, ATC

Kristen is a native of the Kentuckiana area. She grew up in Louisville and graduated from Manual High School. Kristen received her bachelor of science degree in athletic training from Ball State University in 2006. Since then, she has worked closely with many high schools in Southern Indiana taking care of athletes. Kristen has provided sports medicine coverage for Charlestown High School, North Harrison High School and has worked exclusively with the athletes of Our Lady of Providence High School since 2011.

In her free time, Kristen likes to train for Ironman triathlons.

Matthew Rice, ATC

Matthew is a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana and lives in Starlight with his wife and son. He graduated from Indiana State University in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree in athletic training. He then enhanced his education by completing a two year internship with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.  Since 2009, Matthew has been the sole provider of athletic training and sports medicine coverage at Charlestown High School, as well as covering a variety of sporting events throughout Southern Indiana and the Louisville metro area.

In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Massage Therapy

1700 State Street in New Albany

Melinda Sterrett, CMT

Melinda joined Floyd Memorial in 2013 after graduating from the Louisville School of Massage.  She is currently providing massage therapy services at Outpatient Rehab and at the New Albany YMCA, third floor. She offers Swedish and sports massage as well as trigger point therapy and deep tissue work.  Melinda is also certified in Vedic Thai massage from the Vedic Conservatory. As a student, she enjoyed an internship at the Floyd Memorial Cancer Center and strongly believes in the power of massage to promote, maintain and revitalize health for the body, mind and spirit.

Melinda lives in Louisville with her husband, John, and enjoys walks, travel, meditation and community service.

Speech Therapy

Meagan Coke, MS, CCC-SLP

Meagan earned her master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Louisville in May of 2011.  She began her career at Floyd Memorial as a student clinician, then transitioned into a full-time role after graduation. Meagan has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  As an inpatient therapist for the hospital, Meagan specializes in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing, voice and speech and language disorders for adult and geriatric patients. Meagan also specializes in outpatient pediatric evaluations, and evaluates and treats individuals with autism.

In her free time Meagan enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her friends, family and dogs.

Susan L. Mathews, MS, CCC-SLP

Susan received her bachelor of science degree in communicative disorders from Spalding University, and her master of science from the University of Louisville. She is from the Kentuckiana area, and began working at Floyd Memorial Hospital in 2001. Susan is licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana, and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is a member of the Kentucky Speech Language and Hearing Association and was a previous director of the Kentucky Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention. Additionally, Susan has presented at the KSHA convention and in local area journal groups. Her areas of special interest and expertise include swallowing disorders, voice disorders, speech/language disorders and vocal cord dysfunction. As a survivor of head/neck cancer, Susan is very dedicated to cancer patients as well. She is very involved in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and has served as captain of her team for many years.

Amy Montana, MS, CCC-SLP

Originally from New York, Amy earned her bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, and her master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Louisville in 1987. Amy has dedicated the bulk of her career to Floyd Memorial. She is a speech language pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and holds licenses in both Indiana and Kentucky. She has worked with both pediatric and adult patients with speech, language, voice, laryngectomy and swallowing disorders.

Amy is married and has two adult children and one grandchild. Her interests include figure skating, clogging and quilting.

Carol Pautsch, MS, CCC-SLP

Carol earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology from Spalding University in 1989, and her master’s degree in speech pathology from Baylor Universityin 1991. Carol has worked as a speech pathologist for 21 years in many different settings including First Steps, nursing homes and home healthcare. She joined Floyd Memorial Rehabilitation Services in 2006, and treats inpatients, outpatient adults and children and home healthcare patients. Carol is trained in the use electric stimulation therapy (E-stim) for swallowing rehabilitation, and has special training in the removal and replacement of voice prosthesis for laryngectomy patients.

Carol enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.

Jessica Rodriguez, MS, CF-SLP

Jessica began her career at Floyd Memorial Hospital in 2002. Utilizing her bachelor of science degree in medical technology from Purdue University, she worked in the clinical laboratory in both the chemistry and microbiology departments. Jessica went back to school after eight years with Floyd Memorial and earned a master of science degree in communicative disorders from the University of Louisville in May of 2013. She completed her final graduate school semester as a student clinician in the Speech Therapy department at Floyd Memorial and transitioned into a professional role upon graduation. Jessica has completed her clinical fellowship as a speech language pathologist and will receive the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Jessica specializes in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing, voice, speech and language disorders in adult patients, but also has experience with the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients.