Rebecca Bazzoni, MS, PT
Hello! My name is Rebecca Bazzoni 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.
Mindy Conner, DPT
My name is Mindy Conner, and I have been a physical therapist for 8 years. I graduated from IPFW in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. I completed my graduate work at University of Indianapolis and received a doctorate in physical therapy in 2009. While in school, I completed my clinical internship in pediatrics. After school, I worked with geriatrics for 6 years before returning to pediatrics in 2015. My continuing education has focused on torticollis, sensory processing, CP, and other neuro-developmental diagnoses. I love working at Joe’s Kids and meeting so many new and unique kids.
Joanna Cohan, PTA
My name is Joanna Cohan 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.
Kara Laukhuf, COTA
Hello! My name is Kara Laukhuf 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.
Annette Sage-Schrader, SLP
Hello! My name is Annette Sage-Schrader 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)!
Laura Freeman, MA CCC-SLP
Hello! My name is Laura Freeman 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!
Laura Totedo, MS, OTR
My name is Laura Totedo, and I am a graduate from the University of Findlay with my masters in Occupational Therapy. I have a bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Toledo. Since graduating in 2014, I have a special interest in sensory processing disorder and have taken multiple continuing education classes. I am currently in the process of attending a Sensory Integration Continuing Education Certificate Program through the University of Southern California. Along, with sensory processing disorder I have also worked with a variety of diagnoses including: cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, developmental delay, autism, stroke, and other generic disorders. My husband and I have moved to the area from Cleveland, Ohio and have really enjoyed getting to know the community and the people.
Lisa Sponseller, OTR
Hi! My name is Lisa Sponseller 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!
Our Board of Directors
- Alan Alderfer, Board President
Co-Owner & Financial Planner – Alderfer Bergen & Co.
- Jeff Rockett, Board Vice President
Director of Operations – Parkview Warsaw
- Josh Wildman, Board Treasurer
CEO- Wildman Business Group
- Kari Walmer, Board Secretary
Special Services Coordinator – Warsaw Community Schools
- David Bazzoni
President & CEO – YouTheFan
- Patton Cox
CMO – Marketing Diversified Services, Inc.
- Lisa Hershberger
- Tom Johnson
Retired Owner/Physical Therapist – Regional Rehabilitation
- Erin Jungbauer, MD
Family Physician – KCH Provident Family Healthcare
- Shannon McNett-Silcox
Director of Marketing, Goshen Health
- Lori Stanger
Director of Human Resources – KemKrest
- Cookie Wilson
Volunteer – Warsaw Community Church