Meet Our Team

Tom Russell, DPT, Director of  Physical Therapy

Tom has worked at Baptist Health Floyd 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 Baptist Health Floyd Spine Care and Wound Care. 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 instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and Isernhagen® functional job analysis and functional job capacity evaluations.

Kay Stevens, PT, MS, MBA, Manager of Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation 

Kay earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Grand Valley State University in 1995, her master’s degree in physical therapy in 1997 and her MBA from Bellarmine University in 2015. Kay has dedicated her entire career to Baptist Health Floyd, working with patients in acute inpatient and outpatient settings. She is trained in performing functional capacity evaluations, lymphedema evaluation and treatment and  instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization 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, PRPC

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 is a certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner. She 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 Baptist Health Floyd Rehabilitation team.

2207 Concord Ave NW in Corydon

Susan Pierson, PT, MHS

Susan joined Baptist Health Floyd in 2009. A Harrison County native, she received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her master’s degree from the University of Indianapolis. Susan 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 Baptist Health Floyd Physical Therapy location in Corydon.

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. Gary is a member of the APTA and applies his evidence-based practice to treat a wide variety of patients in an outpatient therapy setting. He competed in collegiate football while at WKU and now coaches high school football.

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

Michelle Rudolph, PT

Michelle grew up in Southern Indiana and graduated from Floyd Central High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Indiana University at IUPUI in 2001. Michelle has worked in a variety of settings since graduation including acute care, home health and sub-acute rehab. She has specialized training in vestibular rehab and is very knowledgeable in treating the geriatric population. Michelle joined Baptist Health Floyd in 2016.

Michelle lives with her husband and youngest son in Floyds Knobs. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.

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 Baptist Health Floyd 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 Baptist Health Floyd 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


Lonnamann_PaulPaul Lonnemann, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC

Paul received his bachelor of  health science degree in physical therapy in 1992 from the University of Louisville and his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2015 .

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 Baptist Health Floyd 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 instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Tyler has been with Baptist Health Floyd 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.

7725 Highway 62, Suite 300, Jeffersonville

THomas_Madonna_2016Madonna Thomas, PT

Madonna is a 1985 summa cum laude graduate from the University of Kentucky Physical Therapy program. Prior to joining Baptist Health Floyd, she was in private practice for over 16 years. Madonna has extensive experience in orthopedics, orthotics, vestibular rehab, IASTM and occupational health including functional capacity evaluations.

When not at work, she enjoys tennis, spin class/biking, hiking and time with her family.

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 Baptist Health Floyd 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 Baptist Health Floyd 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

­­­­Karen Edwards, PT

Karen has been a licensed physical therapist for 18 years. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, her clinical experiences includes outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics and long-term care.

Working with patients who experience dizziness or problems with balance has become one of Karen’s passions. In 2002, she earned a Vestibular Rehabilitation Certificate of Competency through Emory University. Karen served as adjunct faculty at the University of Evansville and lectured at Bellarmine University on this topic. She has also developed professional training programs for hospitals seeking to grow in this specialty area.

Karen serves as a “floating PT” with Baptist Health Floyd Physical Therapy, traveling to all locations as needed. When not in the clinic, Karen volunteers in her children’s school, church and sporting events.

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.


Maria Hornung, PT, DPT

Maria earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Bellarmine University in 2009 and her master’s in Public Health from the University of Louisville in 2015. Maria has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and enjoys treating individuals of all ages with a variety of neurologic and orthopedic conditions. She is a member of the APTA and has particular interest in community-based healthcare and health equity.

In her free time, Maria enjoys hiking, camping, reading, traveling and spending time with her husband, Jon, and dog, Leroy.

Erin Jenkins, PT

Erin grew up in Southern Indiana area where she graduated from Silver Creek High School.  She received her bachelor of health science degree from Bellarmine University, where she also received her doctorate in physical therapy in 2012. Erin has worked mainly in the outpatient orthopedic setting and also has experience in the acute care setting. Erin joined Baptist Health Floyd in 2015 and acts as a full time “floating PT” traveling to all six locations.  She enjoys working with many different patient populations and conditions.

In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle, son, Carter, and dog, Zooey.

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 (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization) 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 Baptist Health Floyd 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,  instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization 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 instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, 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.

Tyler Deuser, MBA, LAT, ATC, CSCS, CKTP, CEAS

Tyler joined Baptist Health Floyd Physical Therapy in 2015. He received his bachelor of science degree in athletic training and exercise science, as well as his MBA from the University of Indianapolis. After graduating from college, Tyler was employed at St. Vincent Sports Performance Center in Indianapolis, where he trained and treated athletes of all levels from all over the United States.

Tyler has worked with professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, USA Gymnastics and Indy Car. He has also provided performance training and speed development for college athletes training for the NFL and NBA combines. His role as a wellness coordinator, company owner, orthotic fitter and athletic trainer has involved collaborating with physicians, patients, coaches, peer trainers and agents to provide medical care services to a variety of individuals.

Tyler has delivered presentations nationwide on muscle activation, dynamic warm-ups and treatment methodologies in the clinical setting. He is excited to provide athletic training coverage for Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg.

Scott Gravatt, MS, ATC

Scott joined Baptist Health Floyd Physical Therapy in 2015 and provides athletic training for Our Lady of Providence High School. Scott is a graduate of Salem High School and completed undergraduate degrees at Emory and Henry College. He received his master’s degree in athletic training from Indiana University in 1990. Scott has provided athletic training coverage in several locations in Indiana, Ohio and Virginia. He is currently completing licensing in Kentucky.

In addition to athletic training, Scott has been a teacher for 20 years, teaching physical education at the elementary, high school and college levels, as well as driver’s education, drafting, sports medicine and advanced physical education. He has had the opportunity to work with many Division 1, 2, and 3 athletes in sports, including football, basketball, track and soccer. Scott has also assisted in presenting at local seminars and regional presentations.

Scott has previously worked in conjunction with Indianapolis-based Rock Steady Boxing, which affiliated with Reid Hospital and Health Care Services to utilize a boxing training and conditioning techniques program to help improve the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients. Scott has been working primarily with Reid Hospital’s Eaton, Ohio facility, and is excited about the possibility of beginning a similar program here in Southern Indiana.

Kimberly Holzbog, MS, ATC

Kimberly joined Baptist Health Floyd Physical Therapy in 2015, and provides athletic training services for North Harrison High School. She completed her bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Franklin College in 2014, and her master’s degree in athletic training from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2015.

Since mid-2014, Kimberly has been working with the athletes at North Harrison High School, as well as providing medical coverage for numerous other local sporting events.

In her free time, Kimberly enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and attending sporting events. 

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

 

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 Baptist Health Floyd 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.

Melonie Marshall, MS, CCC-SLP

Melonie earned her master’s degree in communicative disorders from the University of Louisville in May 2015. She began working for Baptist Health Floyd in 2016. Melonie also works in Kentucky as a First Steps Speech Language Pathologist. She has received the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Melonie specializes in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing, speech and language disorders for adults, and the removal and replacement of voice prosthesis for laryngectomy patients. Melonie also specializes in outpatient pediatric evaluations and treatments.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and trying new restaurants with her husband and friends.

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 Baptist Health Floyd 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.

 

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 Baptist Health Floyd Rehabilitation 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 Baptist Health Floyd 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 Baptist Health Floyd 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 Baptist Health Floyd 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.