Rebecca, MS, PT, Executive Director
Hello! My name is Rebecca and I have been practicing physical therapy for 18 years. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University and my Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. I started my career in outpatient orthopedics but made the jump to pediatrics in 2006.
Serving as an Indiana First Steps therapist for 7 years, I saw the need for an outpatient pediatric facility in our community. With the help of Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehab in Valparaiso, I opened a pediatric clinic here in Warsaw in 2013. We grew quickly and became our own entity, Joe’s Kids, in February 2014. I have worked with a wide variety of ages and diagnoses and my continuing education has focused on: NDT, sensory integration, seating and positioning, orthotic management and treatment techniques for neurological disorders. With the growth of our clinic, my job focus has shifted to administrative duties, but I continue to see a small caseload of kids and hope to always do so. What I love most about my job is seeing our children face new challenges and succeed.
Hello! My name is Alicyn and I have been a Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2017. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2011 from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. I then went on to complete my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona in 2017.
My clinical internships were spent in both the outpatient pediatric and school-based settings. I became involved with Special Olympics Idaho prior to PT school, and that experience is what truly made me fall in love with working with the pediatric population. My continuing education so far has focused on: pediatric gait analysis, torticollis, pediatric yoga, cancer rehab and pediatric kinesiotaping. I have a passion for working with children of all abilities, and I am excited that I can bring this passion to Joe’s Kids where I can focus on enhancing your child’s physical and functional abilities. Movement is medicine!
My name is Joanna and I have been a physical therapist assistant (PTA) since graduating from Brown Mackie College in 2011. While attending school, I knew that I wanted to work in pediatrics, but my clinical experience was with adults in acute, rehabilitation, and long-term care.
After graduating in 2011 I began my career in a pediatric outpatient clinic and have worked in pediatrics ever since. I have experience working with a variety of diagnoses in the pediatric setting including: autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down Syndrome, and other genetic and developmental disorders. I have continuing education in: seating and positioning, tone management, Kinesio-Taping, TheraSuit Method, and If You Can’t Breathe You Can’t Function. I love working at JOE’s and treating a variety of diagnoses. My favorite thing is seeing kids become stronger and realize they can now do things other kids do, like: jump, walk on a balance beam, ride a bike, or climb the rock wall.
Trisha, OTD, OTR/L
Hi! My name is Trisha and I am a Doctor of Occupational Therapy. My bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training is from Indiana State University which was completed in May of 2014. I completed my Doctorate from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. My fieldwork experiences in pediatrics included school-based, sensory processing, sensory feeding, orthopedics, splinting, and academia.
My passion for working with children and families comes through my personal experience of being a sister to someone with special needs and participating in her occupational therapy sessions. I have a passion for family dynamics and understanding how each member has a role in aiding the clients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. I am thankful to be a member of the Joe’s Kids Team who so passionately serve the Warsaw community and continue to grow their therapists professionally and personally. I look forward to working with both the children and their families!
Hello! My name is Kara and I have been a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) for 12 years. I graduated in 2005 from Brown Mackie College South Bend. I have worked in various settings including hospitals, schools and pediatric clinics.
I have worked with children with autism, sensory integration disorder, developmental delay, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries among many other diagnoses. My continuing education has focused on sensory integration, NDT, seating and positioning, managing behavior issues, Handwriting Without Tears and nutrition. It has been so fun to be a part of the team at Joe’s Kids since we opened in ’14. My favorite part of working with the children is seeing them gain confidence as they learn new skills. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to travel on two mission trips to Ecuador to work with children and teach about autism, sensory integration and nutrition.
Hi! My name is Lisa and I reside in Warsaw or as my husband Bryan says LA (Lower Atwood). We have three grown children, a daughter( Leah) and two boys (Nolan and Isaac). I received a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1989.
I am heading into my fifth year working for Warsaw Community Schools as a school-based occupational therapist, which will then total eleven years of experience working in the school system . In addition, I have worked in hospital and nursing home settings, as well as, home environments. Over the past many years, I have had the opportunity to attend several continuing education conferences. Most recently, I attended a 5-day, intensive Hands In Autism training. As a result of my work and educational experiences, I found a passion for working with the pediatric population both in the school environment and outpatient setting. I continue to love what I do!
Annette, MA, CCC-SLP
Hello! My name is Annette and I am a speech-language pathologist. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ball State University. My career has involved working with both children and adults in home settings, clinics, and residential facilities. During the past 20 years, I have focused on the pediatric population. I look forward to meeting you and your child(ren)!
Charlotte, MA, CCC-SLP
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist. I received my undergraduate degree from Ball State University, majoring in Speech-Language Pathology along with a minor in Childhood Development.
I also received my graduate degree from Ball State University in Speech-Language Pathology. My career has included time spent as a Developmental Therapist through a First Steps agency along with three years spent working in the school setting as a Speech Therapist. In the schools, I worked with children in kindergarten to 12th grade, in a variety of different classroom types. I truly enjoy watching children develop and grow in their communication skills. I look forward to working with you and helping you and your child succeed.
Laura, MA CCC-SLP
Hello! My name is Laura and I am just finishing my first year as a resident in Warsaw. I received both a Bachelor of Science in Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology in 2009 and my Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology in 2011 from Ball State University. My internships were spent in the school and acute care settings.
Since graduating I have been working with children in home settings, schools, a hospital, and private practice. I have worked with a variety of different diagnoses and age ranges. I enjoy working with children and love watching them grow and learn new things. I look forward to continue helping children and their families here at Joe’s Kids!
Aerika, Child Family Advocate
Hi! My name is Aerika Katip and I recently moved to Warsaw from Richmond, Ohio. I have been in the social work field since 2014 after graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kaplan University.
This fall I will be returning to school to get my Masters in Social Work. My past experience has been primarily working with children, adults, and geriatric in mental health outpatient settings. I have come to love working with children and look forward to working with Joe’s Kids’ clients. I have come to Joe’s Kids to provide case management to our current and future clients. I will make sure that our clients are provided linkage/referral to community resources, advocacy, and supportive care throughout their time at Joe’s Kids.
Our Board of Directors
- Jeff Rockett, Board President
VP of Outpatient Services -Parkview Warsaw/Whitley
- Jim Lancaster, Board Vice President
VP & General Manager of Global Hips – Zimmer Biomet
- DJ Schuman, Board Treasurer
Senior Controller – Wildman Business Group
- Kari Walmer, Board Secretary
Special Services Coordinator – Warsaw Community Schools
- Laurel Davis
Clinical Complaint Specialist – DePuy Synthes
- Cindy Hepler
Board Member and Secretary – Dane & Mary Louis Miller Foundation
- Lisa Hershberger
- Erin Jungbauer, MD
Family Physician – KCH Provident Family Healthcare
- Matt Linville
HR – Zimmer Biomet
- Shannon McNett-Silcox
Director of Marketing, Goshen Health
- Nathan Scherer
Business Owner – SEI Manufacturing Inc.
- Lori Stanger
Director of Human Resources – KemKrest
- Cari Wells
Private Banker -1st Source Bank