Amy came to Occupational Therapy later in life, graduating with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 2011. She enjoys working with people and families of all ages, including her work in assisted livings, home health, nursing homes, and pediatrics. She is a certified dementia care practitioner, a certified lymphedema therapist, and certified in LSVT BIG, a program for those with Parkinson’s Disease.
She most recently completed the training as a Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP). Prior to becoming an OT, Amy was engaged in mission work in the rural South for five years after earning her Master of Arts in Theological Studies. She then stayed at home for 10 years to raise her four children. OT is a wonderful niche for Amy because it allows her to focus on the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being of those she serves. She and her husband John live in Elk Point, SD.
Heather received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2012 from the University of South Dakota. She is certified in vestibular rehabilitation techniques and has extensive experience with orthopedic conditions, post-operative conditions, generalized weakness, and balance deficits. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 young children, extended family and friends. She is passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals and maintain mobility as they age.
Samantha received her Masters of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 2013. She also attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where she received her BA in Psychology.
Samantha has worked in skilled nursing for the last 7 years before joining the GoodCare AtHome Rehab Team this year. Samantha loves spending time with her two young kids, Gaines and Ciena and husband Dylan. In her free time, she enjoys working out, laying by the pool, and watching Netflix. She looks forward to serving the aging population in their Sioux City homes.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Jennifer was born and raised in cozy hometown Holstein, IA. She enjoyed living in a few other places before moving to Waterloo, IA for college, where she intended to settle. However, her plans were changed for the better when she moved to Correctionville, IA to be with him. They are blessed with 3 beautiful kids that are wise beyond their years! Jenn enjoys being outside where most of extra curricular activities take place. Biking, swimming, yard games, animals, and kayaking.
Jennifer has been a PTA since 2013 with a goal to impact lives while also being impacted from others who are wiser and more experienced. Jenn is looking forward to a new chapter in her life with Goodcare AtHome Rehab and meeting all the wonderful people God has planned for her journey!
Megan graduated from Morningside University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry. She went on to graduate from the University of Iowa with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018. Megan has experience working with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions in the outpatient setting as well as inpatient, home health, and skilled nursing facility settings. She has also taken multiple continuing education courses for treatment of pelvic health conditions.
In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time outdoors doing activities such as gardening, hiking, running, kayaking, and walking her dog. Megan is currently in the process of moving closer to Sioux City so she can spend time supporting the Morningside Mustangs where her husband is the head tennis coach. She is looking forward to the next chapter of her career with Goodcare AtHome Rehab and the opportunities this will present for herself and the patients of Siouxland!
MaKenzie graduated with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 2021. Prior to that, she graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. After graduation, MaKenzie chose to fulfill her love for the area of geriatrics through assisting this population with aging in place.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her golden retriever, running, hiking, and all things outdoors.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Nikita graduated from Augustana in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and in 2012 from St. Ambrose University with a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology.
Nikita has worked with patients of all ages in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, feeding clinics, schools, home health, acute and outpatient care, as well as skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. She currently works primarily in a school setting, but has consistently worked in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities over the last 7 years. Nikita enjoys the depth of my position and the variety of people it allows me to serve.
Nikita lives on a farm outside of Orange City with her husband Matt. They currently have 4 children, both adopted and biological, but as a foster family, we are blessed with new members often. In addition to being a speech pathologist, Nikita is the founder and executive director of the Awakening Grace Foundation. In her spare time, she enjoys projects in which she can create or build, redesigning and redecorating her home, reading, cooking, and dreaming up new ways to support underserved populations. Nikita is looking forward to working with the people of Siouxland and getting the opportunity to meet their needs.