Euro-Peds Staff

Euro-Peds has the privilege of attracting dedicated, compassionate and exceptionally talented staff members who often become trusted advisors and supportive educators for children and their families long after discharge. Below is a list of current staff members. 

 

 

     

Michelle Saunders Haney, PT, MSPT Administrative Consultant

Michelle is the Administrative Consultant for Euro-Peds and is also a Licensed Physical Therapist specializing in pediatrics. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Child Development and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University. Prior to becoming the Administrator of the program, Michelle worked at Euro-Peds as the Director, PT Manager and began as a staff PT back in 2001. When asked why she chose the field of pediatric physical therapy, Michelle explained that her sister, who has severe cognitive & physical disabilities, was her inspiration. In her free time, she enjoys photography, traveling, camping, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle and her husband, Dave, have one son and one daughter. 

E-mail: michelle@euro-peds.org

       
   

Sarah Card, PTA, Clinic Manager

With a previous role as the ACCE of the PTA Program at Baker College, Sarah brings experience in teaching and leadership. Sarah worked as a PTA at Euro-Peds for several years before filling the position of clinic manager. She enjoys family time, especially when making great memories while at the lake.

                                                  E-mail: sarah@euro-peds.org

       
   

Karla Wickerham, Clinic Coordinator

Karla has been an invaluable member of the Euro-Peds staff since 2003. She not only is a well-respected and valued member of the therapy team, she also supervises the aides while keeping the clinic well-organized and running smoothly at all times. Karla graduated from Mott Community College with an Associates Degree in general studies, and has pursued additional studies in Early Childhood Development at The University of Michigan. Prior to working at Euro-Peds, she taught preschool and substituted in the public school system. Karla has also worked in a daycare center and in special education. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, taking walks on her property and being with her husband, two daughters and son-in-laws.
 
                                                   E-mail: karla@euro-peds.org
       
     

Chris Kirkpatrick, Office Coordinator

Chris does a great job running the front office and making sure our schedule is organized. She enjoys assisting families with their plans and preparations for coming to Euro-Peds as well as while they are here. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Development from Western Michigan University. She is a proud Mom to son Jonathan, and Chris enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with her friends.          

E-mail: chris@euro-peds.org

       
     

Pam Montroy, Office Assistant

Pam is one of the first to greet you at the reception desk with a genuine smile and desire to help. She has an Associates Degree in Business Management and has been a veteran healthcare worker within management, personnel supervision, scheduling, and sales, among other responsibilities. When she’s not helping patients at Euro-Peds she is running around helping her two children and spending time with her husband. She loves her job, the children, and the interaction with their parents. “I’ve always wanted to work in the medical field. I love to help, and I love to give.”

E-mail: pam@euro-peds.org

       
   

Kerri Budde, Marketing & Public Relations

Euro-Peds is thrilled to have Kerri to help with marketing, public relations and social media! Kerri has a diverse background in marketing, event planning and so much more. Kerri is married with two boys.

E-mail: kerri@euro-peds.org

       
     

Melissa "Mel" McGinnis, PT, MPT

Mel is a licensed Physical Therapist who received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Oakland University and has additional training and experience using European-inspired tools such as Suit Therapy and the Universal Exercise Unit. She has worked as a treating therapist at Euro-Peds since 2004, served as the Clinic Supervisor in the past and frequently speaks nationally as an educator and presenter about intensive physical therapy at various conferences. Mel is respected and well-known for her ability and willingness to educate extensively about treatment methods and options for children and young adults with neuromuscular disorders.  Mel and her husband, Craig, have two daughters together. 

E-mail: mel@euro-peds.org

       
   

Ciera Strudwick, PT, DPT

Having worked as a PT Aide for nearly five years prior to getting her doctorate of physical therapy from Oakland University, Ciera gained valuable experience that helped her become an amazing PT. Ciera enjoys spending time with her fiance, family and friends. 

                                                  E-mail: ciera@euro-peds.org

       
     

Hannah McCabe, PT, DPT

Hannah joined Euro-Peds several years ago as a new graduate of the Doctorate program in Physical Therapy at Bellarmine University.

E-mail: hannah@euro-peds.org

       
     

Sumaya Boomgard, PT

With years of experience treating both pediatric and adult populations, Sumaya was a wonderful addition to the staff at Euro-Peds. Although we would like to see her much more often in the clinic, we are grateful for the contingent hours she is able to provide while working full time at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital here in Pontiac.                                                

 

       
     

Jasmine Johnson, PT

Jasmine comes with years of experience treating the adult population and works with adults at Euro-Peds. She enjoys spending any free time she has with her husband and children.

       
     

Rachelle Wagner, PTA

Rachelle has been an invaluable member of the the Euro-Peds therapy team for many years. Rachelle began her experience at Euro-Peds as a PT Aide and also worked in a position in the front office prior to getting her PTA degree. Rachelle enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

E-mail: rachelle@euro-peds.org

       
   

Amanda Wells, PTA

Having experience as a gymnastics coach and having been a nanny, Amanda was a natural fit when she joined the Euro-Peds team!  Amanda knew that pediatrics was her calling when she did a seven week clinical at the Detroit Institute for Children while pursuing her degree at Henry Ford Community College. She has a passion for helping people improve their physical well-being, and she brings such a positive attitude to Euro-Peds each day! Amanda and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

                                              E-mail: amanda@euro-peds.org

       
     

Steve Wunderlin, PTA

Steve joined Euro-Peds after otaining his PTA degree from Baker College of Auburn Hills. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.    

 E-mail: steve@euro-peds.org

       
     

Colleen Murray, PTA

With previous experience in a setting treating primarily neurological conditions, Colleen has been a great addition to the Euro-Peds team. 

 E-mail: colleen@euro-peds.org

 
       
     

Brie Glombowski, PTA

With previous pediatric experience and therapy provided to people having neuromuscular conditions, Brie fit in quickly at Euro-Peds. She enjoys spending time outside of work with her son. 

                                                     E-mail: Brie@euro-peds.org

       
     

Tiffanie DiNuzzo, PTA

Tiffanie states that it was always a dream of hers to work as a PTA at Euro-Peds. Tiffanie graduated with a PTA degree from Mott Community College and plans to complete the transitional degree to become a PT in the future.
                                        
       
     

Shelly Thatcher, PT Aide

       
     

Savannah Cantu, PT Aide 

       
     

Bentley and Jack Zahn, Therapy Dog Volunteers

Sir Bentley Charles ("Bentley") is a 6-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and is Therapy Dog International (TDI) certified.  His human, Jack Zahn, brings Bentley every week to Euro-Peds to the delight of the patients and staff.  Bentley and Jack also volunteer at retirement homes and at the Independence Township Library where kids read to Bentley.  Jack is a retiree who devotes much of his time now to working with and raising therapy dogs, preferably the King Charles Spaniel variety.  Bentley has a sister who is also a therapy dog.

       

 

 

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