Meet our care provider team
Patrick Minder, PHD, PT
Patrick graduated from the APTA accredited Physical Therapy Program at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland in 1998. After graduation he was awarded a student ship to pursue a Doctorate in the field of Musculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction which he completed in 2002. In 2002 he returned to Alaska and worked with Providence Hospital as a staff PT and later as a Clinical Supervisor specializing in both orthopedic and neurological conditions with an emphasis on manual therapy and exercise prescription. Patrick is a Star Certified Oncology Rehabilitation Clinician as well as a Certified Mulligan Practitioner.
Matt Scheib, MPT
Matt has over 10 years of experience and qualifications in the areas of orthopedic and neuromuscular rehabilitation. His expertise is in the treatment of pre and post-surgical injuries (including sports trauma), TMJ dysfunction, lumbar and cervical dysfunction, sacroiliac dysfunction, lower extremity sprains, cardiac rehab, and preventative diabetic foot care management. A life long resident, Matt takes full advantage of the Alaska outdoors lifestyle and enjoys fishing hiking and spending time with his family.
Danielle Ray, DPT
Danielle graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has experience in the outpatient setting with post-surgical rehabilitation as well as conservative treatment of low back and sacroiliac dysfunction. Her education included additional involvement in the rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction. Her professional goals include furthering her training in the specialized treatment of women’s health conditions.
Tom Williams, DPT
Eagle River Clinic
Tom graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. His educational background placed a strong emphasis on evidence based practice, orthopedic rehabilitation, and manual therapy skills. Tom has experience with and a strong interest in many areas of physical therapy rehab including post-surgical patients, disorders of the hip, shoulder, and spine as well as neurological rehabilitation. He is new to Alaska and enjoys exploring new areas and hiking with his wife Kristina.
Trish Magee, MPT
Trish graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Valley City State University before going on to earn her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in physical therapy from the University of North Dakota. Born and raised in Minnesota, she didn’t quite envision ending up in Alaska, but has been in the state since graduating in 2002 and has no intentions of leaving. She spent the first 12 years of her career working in the Kenai/Soldotna area and has been in the Wasilla area with her husband and four children for the past two years. Although she has experience in a variety of settings, her primary area of interest is outpatient orthopedics.
Nichole Roiko, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nichole Roiko enjoys helping her patients achieve their peak level of function by compiling individual treatment plans specific to each patient's needs. She brings experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, post-surgical rehabilitation, work injuries, vestibular rehabilitation, and rehabilitation of auto-related injuries to the Health Quest Therapy team. Nichole attended the College of St. Scholastica where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences in 2005 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007.
Dr. Roiko has continued her education to include: certification in (SFMA) Selective Functional Movement Assessment. A tool used to identify the root causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Woman's health, treatment of the shoulder complex, and the application of Pilates within a patient treatment plan.
In her free time, Nichole enjoys being outdoors, being active, spending time with her family, and reading. She also loves being an auntie to her nine nieces and nephews. Nichole is excited about her recent relocation to Alaska and is looking forward to doing more exploring, hiking, camping and possibly even get more into fishing.
Barbara Jean Babnew, PTA
Barbara Jean has been a resident of Alaska for over 40 years, living in such communities as Ketchikan, Juneau, Kodiak and others. For the past 16 years she has been a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant working in outpatient sports medicine. Barbara Jean graduated from Essex Collage in New Jersey and says her favorite part of treating patients is introducing them to stretching and exercise forms that they can use the rest of their life. Notably, Barbara Jean was the first woman to graduate from the Camden, New Jersey Police Academy, and first woman police officer in Gloucester County, New Jersey.
Jean Stanefski, PT, COHC
Jean has just returned to using her maiden name of “Stanefski”, therefore you may be more familiar with her previous name: Jean Lindberg.
Jean is a 1984 graduate of the Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences - Program in Physical Therapy. Jean’s work experiences over the past 33 years have been mostly in the area of outpatient orthopedic care. Over the past 25 years one of her specialty areas includes providing foot evaluations and custom biomechanical orthotic fabrication, at a very cost-effective rate to the patient. In addressing the Biomechanical alignment of the foot, the orthotics include Forefoot and Rearfoot posting, and pt.’s have found her approach 95% more successful than the traditional casted orthotics. She has an extensive background in treating Worker’s Comp injuries, as well as providing education and injury prevention services to business and industry to help reduce work related injuries. She has special certification in performing Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) and Pre-Work Screening (PWS) through the “Work Well Prevention and Care” standardized method of testing. She has been performing FCE’s for over 18 years.
Jean has also worked with employers to provide on-site evaluation of an individual’s workstation and make recommendations for changes, as well as developing onsite stretching programs, and education seminars to help reduce injuries of their employees. She has also given presentations numerous times at the Annual Alaska Governors Safety and Health Conference and received great compliments for the information provided.
In additional to being a physical therapist Jean has a certification as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist, and is trained to perform audiometric screening and hearing conservation. Jean is the current president of the Mat-Su Sertoma Club, who provides free monthly hearing screening to the general public. Due to a hearing loss that she suffers from, she is an advocate for hearing protection and hearing loss prevention.
Jean is very active in her community and volunteers with the Mat-Su Sertoma Club, Girl Scouts, and at the Palmer Elks Lodge. She is a proponent to the importance of Health and Fitness and has gotten into Body Building over the past couple years. When not at work you will find her in the gym lifting weights or spend time with her daughter. Jean finds joy and fulfillment by helping others.
Shain ZumBrunnen, OTR/L, CHT
Eagle River & Wasilla Clinics
Shain has extensive experience and training for the entire upper extremity. As a Certified Hand Therapist he also specializes in treatment of orthopedic and soft tissue rehabilitation of the shoulder, tendinitis, and post-surgical recovery for the upper extremity. Evaluation and assessment of non-surgical dysfunction is an area of strength for Shain. He is skilled at assessing an individual’s ability and making a plan of care to promote health and independence in order to restore pain free function. Shain is equally skilled in the fabrication of advanced custom elbow, wrist and hand splints. As an owner of Health Quest, Shain enthusiastically embraces his role as a practicing therapist while managing the longterm goals of the practice.
Sherrie Gerstung, COTA/L
Sherrie graduated from the Academy of Health Sciences in Fort Sam Houston, TX. Sherrie has continuing education in the areas of joint mobilization, treatment of the hemiplegic shoulder, and physical modalities. Sherrie has specialized in upper extremity care both neurological and orthopedic for most of her 11 year career.
Jennifer Essian, OTR/L
Jennifer graduated from Western Michigan University with the distinction Summa Cum Laude. Jen has focused her training and career in hand therapy. She is in process of pursuing her Certified Hand Therapy certification and is an excellent addition to our Team.
Mark Plunkett, OTR/L, CHT
Eagle River Clinic
Mark has practiced in the field of physical medicine for over 23 years. He first worked as a physical therapist assistant, then furthered his studies and graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Mark completed an extensive internship at Allenmore Hand Therapy Clinic located in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Since then, Mark has continued his education in the realm of upper extremity orthopedics and has been privileged to work with many orthopedic surgeons and fellow-trained hand surgeons. Mark has successfully managed his own upper extremity therapy clinic and taught advanced dynamic splinting continuing education courses to both occupational and physical therapists. His work experience is in depth in the area of shoulder and hand.
Greg Caffiero, OTR/L, CHT
Maui Hand Therapy
Greg Caffiero graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from Elizabethtown College in 2003. After working in his hometown of New York City, Greg took an opportunity to relocate to Maui and practiced for several years as an Occupational Therapist for Maui Memorial Medical Center's Rehabilitation Department. In 2011, Greg decided to further is career and dedicates himself to the specialty field of Hand Therapy. Greg was chosen as the 2011 Hand Therapy Fellow at Hospital for Special Surgery, the country's #1 orthopedic hospital, in New York City. He completed the 9 month mentored fellowship in 2012 and was then hired on to Hospital for Special Surgery's Hand Therapy Department, where he spent the following 2 years. Now as a nationally recognized Certified Hand Therapist, Greg was excited to return to the island of Maui to serve the community with his skilled therapeutic approach and knowledge. Greg spends some of his time away from the clinic, playing hockey for Maui inline hockey association in Kihei. He also enjoys surfing, golfing, and diving.
Daniel Wychulis, MS, OTR/L
Maui Hand Therapy
Since earning his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2001, Danny has acquired diverse professional and cultural experience living and working all over the United States as an OT traveler. Danny’s experience providing quality OT services across the spectrum from acute injury through rehabilitation and outpatient settings arms him with a unique perspective. With an advance background in neuromuscular re-education and solid hand therapy skills, he is passionately pursing Certified Hand Therapy certification. Outside the clinic, Danny enjoys fishing, kayaking, and long beach days with his wife and young son.
Sarah Golliher, MS, OTR/L
Wasilla and Eagle River Clinics
Sarah earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 2005. Initially wanting to pursue a specialty in hand therapy, she put this on the back burner to experience our great country through the opportunity of travel therapy gaining experience in a variety of OT practice settings. She eventually settled in Maui where she lived for seven years enjoying all the beauty the island had to offer working in a combined acute and outpatient hospital. Now she has come full circle in her professional life and is excited to pursue her original goal of becoming a Certified Hand Therapist.
Jayme McArthur, MS, OTR/L
Eagle River Clinic
Jayme earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Grand Valley State University in Michigan in 2014. Since graduation much of her career has been spent in hand therapy. She has worked in Atlanta, Georgia as well as Albuquerque, New Mexico before moving to Eagle River. She is currently working towards her Certified Hand Therapist certification. As a newcomer to Alaska she is excited to explore the area with her husband and dog through hiking and climbing.
Ellen Kelsey, MS, CCC-SLP
Ellen graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology 2010. She has experience with articulation, language, the birth to three year old population, voice, fluency, autism, AAC devices, and feeding and swallowing. Her family includes her husband, Aaron, and two year old daughter, Grace, as well as two dogs. Everyone loves the outdoors!
Hilary Scheib, MPT
Hilary graduated from Husson College in Bangor, Maine with a masters degree in physical therapy in 2002. Hilary has experience working in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, outpatient rehab, home health, and in the school setting.
She has extensive experience with orthopedic rehab and aquatic rehab. Hilary specialized in pediatric physical therapy after having two children of her own and is excited to be a part of the pediatric therapy team at Health Quest Therapy.
Alys Bowman, COTA/L
Graduated from Montana State University, College of Technology in Great Falls, Montana with her Associates in Occupational Therapy. She has 11 years of experience in a variety of settings that include outpatient orthopedics and pediatrics, SNF, school district and home health. Alys has additional training in fine motor skills, sensory integration and transitioning skills.
Hannah Haakkinson, OTR/L
Eagle River & Wasilla Clinics
Hannah graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in December 2013 with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Hannah has worked directly with children with a variety of diagnoses including sensory integration disorders, autism, fetal alcohol/drug exposure, genetic disorders, downs syndrome, dyslexia, delayed processing, and psychological disturbances, and more. Hannah is passionate about pediatrics and helping children function at their highest level of ability by problem solving and finding creative ways to implement therapy. Hannah completed her clinical experiences in outpatient pediatrics and acute rehabilitation in Anchorage. While she grew up in rural Wisconsin, Hannah has spent extensive time in Alaska with family and is excited to call it her new home. She enjoys all things outdoors and is always ready for an adventure.
Sarah Groves, MS, CCC-SLP
Eagle River & Wasilla Clinics
Sarah attended Andrews University in Michigan, completing a B.S. in Psychology in undergraduate studies. After working in the field for four years with social services, she began to pursue a Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which was completed in 2011 at the University of Utah. Sarah absolutely loves her work as a Speech Language Pathologist! She enjoys reading various kinds of literature, the outdoors, learning the violin, and attending church.
Erika Pierce, MS, CCC-SLP
Eagle River Clinic
Erika graduated with her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands in California. Erika works with clients of all ages, ranging from newborns to senior citizens. She has experience working with cognition, swallowing (dysphagia), articulation, language, fluency and voice disorders. Her special interests are pediatric feeding disorders and working with people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She is certified in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD), and the Lidcombe Program for children who stutter. She loves watching her patients become successful communicators through speech and language therapy. In her free time, Erika likes to travel to places near and far, learn about art and culture, and explore the outdoors.
Meagan Szutz, MS, SLP
Meagan has a passion for working with children. She was a third-grade teacher for two years in Chattanooga, Tennessee before she decided to go back to school to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education in 2014 and then earned an M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Loma Linda University in June of 2016. Meagan completed her clinical experiences in an acute hospital setting in Anchorage and in the Anchorage School District. She is newly married to her best friend, Brad, and they enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, and exploring Alaska with their two dogs, Paisley and LeFort.
Julie Donahoo, OTR/L
Julie graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked with a variety of diagnoses in numerous settings including schools, outpatient pediatrics, home health care, and ergonomics. After spending most of her life in Colorado, Julie has relocated to Alaska and is excited to explore the area! She has a grown daughter who has just finished her degree in Social Work. Julie enjoys the outdoors, knitting, and dancing (west coast swing, country, and ballroom).