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 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

Outpatient Rehabilitation – 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. 

 

Physical Therapy – 724 Highlander Point Drive in Floyds Knobs

Paul Lonnemann, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC

Paul  is originally from Fort Mitchell, KY, where he was a competitive runner in high school and college. He attended Bellarmine University, and received his bachelor of  health science degree in physical therapy in 1992 from the University of Louisville.

Paul worked in private practice in Florida and Tennessee before settling in Starlight in 1996. He and his wife opened Physical Therapy Works in 1997, which along with the practice in Corydon, was acquired by Floyd Memorial in 2009. Now he is the contract manager of Floyd Memorial Physical Therapy at Highlander Point.

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 has served as a guest lecturer in spinal manual therapy for the University of Indianapolis, and is adjunct faculty at Bellarmine University, teaching functional anatomy, professional issues, orthopedic spine treatment and in the Service Learning Clinic. Paul is a public speaker on physical therapy conditions, and has been a clinical instructor since 1992.  He has also been a health sciences fellow mentor in the education of other fellowship candidates in conjunction with the University of Saint Augustine in Florida.

Paul lives with his wife Elaine, also a Physical Therapist, and four boys on their farm in Starlight where he also enjoys his herd of goats, alpacas, Great Pyrenees and purple martins.                             

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. 
 

Physical Therapy - 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 masters degree from the University of Indianapolis. She has been a physical therapist working in orthopedics for over 33 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 with a strong emphasis in board involvement as president of the Harrison County YMCA board, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and member of the Rotary Club of Corydon.

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 completing his undergraduate degree and now coaches high school football.

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

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.

Physical Therapy - 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.

Massage Therapy

Outpatient Rehabilitation - 1700 State Street in New Albany

David Jarboe, MBA, CMT

David joined the Floyd Memorial family in 2011 after graduating from the Louisville School of Massage. He is a nationally certified massage therapist, licensed in Kentucky and certified in Indiana. Massage therapy is David’s second career, after working at General Electric Co. as a tool and die journeyman and labor negotiator. While working at GE he attended the University of Louisville, earning a bachelor of science degree in economics, and then studied at Bellarmine College where he earned a master of business administration degree. David is a firm believer in the therapeutic benefits of Swedish massage, but also practices deep tissue, trigger point and sports massage. He is also certified in prenatal and infant massage. 

David lives in Louisville with his wife Nancy, where he enjoys playing golf, sailing on the Ohio and racing bicycles for Team Louisville.

Jeannette McAleese, RN, CMT

Jeannette began working at Floyd Memorial in 2007 as a registered nurse, and currently works in the physical therapy department in outpatient rehab as a certified massage therapist.
 
Jeannette completed her massage therapy training at Advanced Massage Therapeutics in Louisville in 2009.  Since then, she has continued to expand her education and training to include certifications in orthopedic massage, prenatal massage, and infant massage instruction.  Jeannette is also trained in Kinesio Taping techniques and hot stone massage.

She enjoys working with a broad range of clients, addressing issues associated with both accute and chronic pain conditions, fibromyalgia, postural imbalances, sports injuries, stress/tension discomfort and pregnancy. 

Floyd County YMCA – 33 State Street in New Albany

Melinda Brewer, CMT

Melinda Brewer, CMT, certified massage therapist, joined Floyd Memorial in 2013 after graduating from the Louisville School of Massage.  She is currently providing massage therapy services on afternoons, evenings and Saturdays 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 fiancé, 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 fromSpaldingUniversityin 1989, and her master’s degree in speech pathology fromBaylorUniversityin 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.