Scott Allsman, PTA, graduated from Belleville Area College, now known as Southwestern Illinois College, with a physical therapist assistant degree in 1999. Scott has worked with Alton Memorial Hospital since 1986. Scott has experience in outpatient, inpatient, and skilled nursing therapy. Scott teaches in Alton Memorial Hospital’s pre-operative Joint Wellness Center to successfully prepare each patient scheduled for total hip or total knee joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation. Scott is also a certified CPR instructor. Scott and wife Beth have two children and live in Alhambra.
Victoria Banghart, M.S., CCC-SLP, graduated from SIUE with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014. Tori has been with Alton Memorial Hospital as a speech therapist since 2017. A large part of Victoria's experience comes from the pediatric population, specifically targeting developmental language disorders. Tori works with pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients with a variety of speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders. Tori was born and raised in Alton; however, she is a proud resident of Jerseyville since 2016. She is a wife and mother of two young children, a boy and a girl.
Laura Bastin, MS, CCC-SLP, graduated from SIUE with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1993. Laura has been with Alton Memorial Hospital since 2004. Laura is certified in Vital Stimulation swallowing therapy and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for Parkinson's disease. Laura works with pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients with a variety of speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders. She has experience in acute care, sub-acute care, home health care, skilled nursing units, and outpatient therapy. Laura participates in the BJC Professional Development Program and has obtained the highest level of clinical expertise. Traveling and planning travels with her husband Mark is her favorite pastime.
JoEllen Corona, MS CCC SLP, graduated from SIUE with her master's degree in 1990. JoEllen has been with Alton Memorial Hospital since 1994, starting the hospital’s in-house speech therapy program. JoEllen is certified in vital stimulation swallowing therapy. She works with a wide variety of populations including pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics. JoEllen also enjoys working with voice patients and head/neck cancer patients post radiation.
Mariah Eilerman, OTR/L, graduated from Maryville University in 2009 with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Mariah has been with Alton Memorial Hospital since 2017 and is a valuable member of our inpatient PRN team. She lives in Raymond, Ill., with husband Drew and two children.
Beth Eldridge, PTA, graduated from Belleville Area College, now known as Southwestern Illinois College, in 1990. Beth has worked for Alton Memorial Hospital since 2007. Beth has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing, and home health. She has experience working with adults and geriatrics, general medical and orthopedics. Beth lives in Jerseyville with her husband Mark and two daughters.
Callie Feldman OTR/L, graduated from Maryville University with a masters in Occupational Therapy in 2015. She also completed the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Lewis and Clark Community College in 2009 and worked as a COTA for a year and a half before starting at Maryville. Callie has worked at Alton Memorial since 2015. She works in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Callie has experience in hand therapy and orthosis fabrication. She enjoys working with all populations but her passion is working with hand injuries, both traumatic and non-traumatic. She became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2019 and is now treating this specialty population. Callie lives in Godfrey with her husband, daughter, and son. When no working she enjoys spending time with her family, spending time outdoors, and riding her horse.
Patricia Fields, administrative assistant, has worked for BJC for 32 years at Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital. Patty has been at Alton Memorial Hospital since 2006, and she enjoys interacting with all customers while registering and scheduling. Patty lives in Alton. She has two adult daughters, son-in-law, and one granddaughter.
Jennifer Hauschild, MS, OTR/L, CHT recently joined the Human Motion Institute rehabilitation team in January of 2020. Jennifer is a 1997 graduate of the Occupational Therapy program at Washington University in St. Louis. Her 22 years of experience as an occupational therapist include a wide variety of treatment settings including inpatient rehabilitation, home health, acute care, and outpatient services. She began her specialization in upper extremity rehabilitation in 2010 and earned her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2015. Jennifer and her husband, Rich are parents to their three children and reside in Edwardsville. Their favorite past times are travelling, boating, water sports, hiking, biking and all things outdoors.
Kelly Healey has been an administrative assistant in the physical therapy field since 1991 and has been with Alton Memorial Hospital since 2005. Kelly has three children and three grandchildren, and lives in Brighton with her husband Terry.
Shannon Heeren, MPT, graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a master’s in Physical Therapy in 2006. Shannon has 15 years of experience working with orthopedic conditions. She specializes with post-surgical patients, chronic pain, orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, and soft tissue dysfunctions. Shannon has advanced training with muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, taping techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and myofascial cupping. Shannon enjoys fishing and gardening with her husband. She also likes to sew and play her guitar.
Sue Heinz, PT, graduated from Maryville University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. Sue began her career at Alton Memorial Hospital during college and following graduation. After a nine-year stent away from AMH, she has been back with AMH since 2005. Sue works mostly in the outpatient department addressing impairments of orthopedic and neurological origin including balance issues. She has completed Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification. Sue also performs mobility evaluations for those needing wheelchairs and power scooters. Sue lives in Godfrey with husband Jeff, and they have two daughters. Sue also is the head volleyball coach at Marquette Catholic High School.
Ami Jarman, COTA/L, graduated from Lewis &and Clark Community College in 2010 with an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy. She has worked for Alton Memorial Hospital since January 2013. Ami has a variety of experience working with pediatric patients in the school- based setting and now in the outpatient setting. She also has experience working with adults in outpatients, inpatients, and skilled nursing. Ami is married to her high school sweetheart Dustin. They have boy/girl twins.
Serena Jones, M.S. CCC-SLP, graduated from SIUE with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2019. Serena works with Alton Memorial Hospital as a speech therapist PRN. Serena has experience with the pediatric and school-age population with a variety of speech and language disorders. Serena lives in Alton with her husband, Frank, and they have three adult sons and one daughter. Serena enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
John "Greg" Lorsbach, PT, graduated from Maryville University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. Greg has been with BJC since 2002 at Alton Memorial Hospital, Missouri Baptist Hospital and return to Alton Memorial Hospital in 2007. He has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, and hospital-based outpatient and inpatient services. He has specialized in vestibular rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics and acute inpatient rehabilitation. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife Jill and three children.
Todd Meiser, PT, graduated from Maryville University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. Todd began his career at Alton Memorial Hospital in January of 2020. Todd focuses on post-surgical rehabilitation and sports rehabilitation. Todd lives in Bethalto with wife Brenda, and they have two daughters and a son.
Theresa Miller, PTA, graduated from Belleville Area College, now known as Southwestern Illinois College, in 1988. She has worked for Alton Memorial Hospital since 1989. Theresa’s experience is primarily in outpatient; nevertheless, Theresa also has experience in acute, skilled nursing, nursing home and home health. Theresa and husband Mike reside in Bethalto. They have two sons.
Grace P. Mormino, OTR/L, graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Related Science/Occupational Therapy. Grace has worked at Alton Memorial Hospital since March 2013, specializing in pediatric outpatient therapy. She also enjoys working with adult acute medical patients as well as adult outpatients. She has worked within a variety of OT settings including skilled nursing, extended care, outpatient and school-based settings. Grace is a St. Louis native but has loved being an Alton resident for a long time. Grace and husband Sam are the parents of one daughter.
Judi O’Hearn PT, DPT, MHS started her career as a physical therapist assistant in 1986 with her associates degree from SIU-C. She earned her bachelor of Physical Therapy from University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in 1990, a masters of Health Sciences in Physical Therapy, and a post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, both from Washington University. Judi has experience treating a wide variety of adult patients, including post-op total joint and general surgery patients, orthopedics, amputees, cardiopulmonary conditions, neurological conditions, and geriatric patients with generalized weakness and falls. She is also able to work with vertigo/vestibular patients and provides mobility evaluations for individuals needing a manual or power wheelchair, or scooter. She transferred to AMH in 2019 after working for BJC Home Care for 20 years. In her spare time Judi enjoys spending time with her family and friends and an active lifestyle including boating, watersports and spending time on the lake.
Lisa Pace, PTA, graduated from Belleville Area College, now known as Southwestern Illinois College, in 1994 with a physical therapist assistant degree. Lisa has worked at Alton Memorial Hospital since 1993. Lisa has experience in outpatient and inpatient care as well as home health and early intervention. She has attained Level II Clinician in the BJC Rehabilitation Professional Development Program. Lisa also teaches in Alton Memorial Hospital’s pre-operative Joint Wellness Center to successfully prepare each patient scheduled for total hip or total knee joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation.
Kari Pinkard is an Alton native who graduated from Saint Louis University in 2006. She has worked for BJC for 15 years, starting at Christian Hospital and then coming to Alton Memorial in 2020. Kari’s primary work is in acute/inpatient therapy. She enjoys working with all patients but has a passion for ICU, neuro and orthopedic patients. Kari lives with her husband and children in Jerseyville.
Tracy Pitts, MPT, graduated from Maryville University with a master's degree in Physical Therapy in 2009. She began work at Alton Memorial Hospital as a student in 2005 and continued as a physical therapist. Since graduating, Tracy has worked mainly with the pediatric population. She practiced physical therapy in the school-based setting for five years along with working at AMH. Tracy loves working with all ages but has a heart and passion for pediatrics. Tracy and her husband Duane have three energetic boys.
Amy Richey, administrative assistant, has worked with BJC and Alton Memorial Hospital since 1999. She has worked in the therapy field, first as an aide then as an administrative assistant. Amy has experience working with customers of any age and working with all types of insurance. Amy lives in Medora and enjoys working on the family farm with her husband and two sons.
Kari Roberts, PT, graduated from SIUE with a masters in Exercise Physiology in 1997; and from Maryville University in 2004 with a masters in Physical Therapy. Kari has been with Alton Memorial Hospital since 2017 and has an extensive background in post-surgical orthopedic patients, work comp injuries, and has worked with athletes in strength and conditioning, and rehabbing from injuries. Kari also has advanced training in spinal mobilization, manual techniques, taping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), and pain management. Kari and Kevin Roberts live in Jerseyville with their four children.
Kevin Roberts, PT, graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. Kevin has been with Alton Memorial Hospital since 2017. Kevin has an extensive background in outpatient orthopedics, post-surgical patients, and industrial rehabilitation working with injured workers. Kevin and Kari Roberts live in Jerseyville with their four children.
Julie Rogers, PTA, graduated from Belleville Area College, now known as Southwestern Illinois College, in 1997 with an AAS Physical Therapist Assistant. Julie has worked at Alton Memorial Hospital since 1989 and has experience in inpatient, outpatient, and pediatrics. Julie has advanced training in taping as well as Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification. Julie and husband Bruce live in Godfrey. They have two adult children.
Natalie Simoncelli, OTR/L, graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences in 2014 and continued with her education at Rockhurst University where she obtained her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2016. Natalie works primarily in the acute care/inpatient setting with a variety of medical conditions. She has a passion working with the stroke population. Natalie is from the Chicago area.
Amy Verbanaz, OTR/L, CLT: graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Science in 2010; and a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2011. Amy has been with AMH since 2012. She works in both the outpatient and acute setting. Amy enjoys working with a wide variety of diagnoses. She became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2019 and now specializes in lymphedema treatment. When not working, Amy loves being physically active, traveling, and spending time with her husband Shawn, family and friends.
Taylor Wernsing, PT, DPT, graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a bachelor of science in Kinesiology in 2013. She began her career at Alton Memorial Hospital in 2016 after completing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill. She is currently pursuing her MBA from Webster University. She has attained Level II Clinician in the BJC Rehabilitation Professional Development Program. Her experience involves a wide array of primarily orthopedic conditions throughout the lifespan, but she does have advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of vertigo. Her passion is vestibular rehabilitation as well as treating the geriatric population with balance-related disorders. Taylor is an avid Cardinals and Blues fan and enjoys being an aunt, traveling, going to concerts and maintaining an active lifestyle.
Deborah Witsken, OTR/L, graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000 with a masters in Occupational Therapy and from McKendree University in 2008 with a master’s in Education. Debbie currently coordinates the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Lewis and Clark Community College. Debbie has been at Alton Memorial Hospital since 2018 and is a valuable member of our inpatient PRN team. She has worked in a variety of settings within the field of OT providing acute care, inpatient therapy, and school-based therapy. Debbie lives in Bethalto with husband Adam and four children.
Susan Walker, PT, MBA, graduated from University of Evansville with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1990 and Lindenwood University with a Master of Business Administration in 2009. Sue has been with Alton Memorial Hospital as the manager of Rehabilitation Services since 2005. Sue and husband Jon have three sons and live in Bethalto. Sue may be reached at 618.463.7429 (office) or 618.558.7834 (cell).