Mark Babcock, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Mark has been on staff at BCH since 1996. He provides individual therapy for patients recovering from major medical diagnoses such as post concussive disorder, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, stroke and cancer. In addition, he co-facilitates a support group for breast cancer patients. He provides a unique blend of traditional psychotherapy and cutting edge treatments including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), sometimes referred to as Tapping. His extensive experience in solution-focused therapy helps patients quickly experience meaningful symptom relief. Outside of work, Mark enjoys bicycling, downhill skiing, and traveling with his daughter.
- Masters of Social Work. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1986.
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, 1981.
- National Association of Social Workers
Hand & Upper Extremity Specialists
Dale Korba, PT, CHT, CLT
Dale’s physical therapy practice has emphasized the treatment of hand and arm injuries and conditions for more than 25 years. She is a certified hand therapist (CHT). Her expertise also includes cancer rehabilitation and providing comprehensive treatment for lymphedema in all areas of the body. She enjoys providing education and individually focused care to all of her patients. She is a dedicated alternative transportation user and commutes to work by bike or bus. Outside of work, Dale spends her free time as the seasons change, gardening, biking, hiking or cross country skiing.
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. University of Michigan, 1973.
- Certified Hand Therapist. Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC), 1996.
- Lymphedema Certification. Klose-Norton Training, 2002.
- American Physical Therapy Association
- American Society of Hand Therapists
- Rocky Mountain Hand Surgery Society
John Lewis, OTR, CHT
John has specialized in the evaluation and treatment of the hand and upper extremity at BCH since 1993. His experience includes traumatic and overuse injuries, post surgical diagnoses and both static and dynamic splinting. John is adept at various manual therapy techniques and is up to date with current technological interventions. Over 23 years, he has developed an easy rapport with clients while helping to maximize their recovery. He finds great reward when helping people of all ages and all walks of life regain use of their hands and arms.
Originally from Illinois, John moved west for college and for his love of the outdoors. Favorite activities include camping with family and friends. He has 3 adult children—the oldest daughter off on adventures in Europe and 2 boys attending CU, both pursuing careers in engineering. John spends his free time hiking throughout the Rocky Mountains and mountain biking. He loves movies and dabbles in watercolors.
- Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Psychology and Advertising Design. Utah State University, 1982.
- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Colorado State University, 1993.
- Certified Hand Therapist. Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC), 2001.
Julie Stratmeyer, OTR, CHT
Julie has specialized in hand and upper extremity therapy for more than 15 years. Her experience has focused on post traumatic orthopedic injuries and peripheral nerve involvement. She skillfully treats all ages with hand to shoulder issues. Julie is a Boulder native who grew up in the outdoors enjoying camping, running and hiking. She spends her free time seeking out adventures with her three boys and husband.
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1990.
- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 1999.
- Certified Hand Therapist. Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC), 2009.
Ann Brexa, OTR
Ann has 35 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist working in outpatient rehabilitation. For the past 18 years, she has specialized as a Hand Therapist. Ann also has extensive experience working with the neurologic populations of Traumatic Brain Injury, CVA and PCS. She performs Pre-Driving Assessments for those interested in returning to driving after injury. Ann is also a member of the BCH Occupational Health team working with the injured worker and performs ergonomic assessments and return to work evaluations. She has a broad clinical background providing Occupational Therapy services to a variety of diagnosis. Ann is an avid skier and cyclist, who has raised 3 active children and loves travel within and outside of the USA.
- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 1979.
Carol Brooks, OTR (Therapy Manager)
Bio coming soon!
Karen Stanisich, OTR, CLT
Karen has nearly 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist and joined BCH's Neurologic & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center in 1999. Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy form the University of Puget Sound in 1985. She became a certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Klose Training and Consulting Group in 2008. At the same time, Karen was certified in Jobst and Juzo measuring for garments. These certifications allow Karen to provide care to clients with lymphedema or peripheral edema. Other specialty areas include neurotrauma, stroke, cancer and vision therapy. Outside of work, Karen enjoys photography, hiking, whitewater rafting, scrapbooking and travel.
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1985.
Lymphedema Certification. Klose Training and Consulting Group, 2008.
Juli R. Booton, PT, Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist, Certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor
Juli has more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist. She specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries, including acute knee injuries, shoulder rotator cuff problems, and cervical, thoracic and lumbar dysfunction. Additionally, Juli conducts wellness classes for the neurologically involved client, arthritically challenged and for fall risk reduction. Juli is a certified Balance and Mobility Specialist and an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program instructor. Outside of work, Juli enjoys mountain biking, skiing, playing with family and bible study.
Masters of Science in Kinesiology. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1993.
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Allied Health Sciences, Galveston, TX, 1986.
- FallProof Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist. Center for Successful Aging, since 2007.
- Certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor. Consortium for Older Adult Wellness, 2013.
- Certification in Dry Needling. 2015.
Jeanette M. Burney, PT, MSPT, CMPT, CSCS, RYT
Jeanette has practiced physical therapy for over 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation and private practice settings. Her practice has served the orthopedic population including issues of the spine and extremities and post-surgical hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, and spine.
As a pelvic floor physical therapist, her practice focuses on male and female pelvic floor disorders including pain syndromes, bowel and bladder dysfunction, prenatal and postpartum issues and gynecologic and urologic cancers. Her treatments incorporate her manual therapy skills and include the John Barnes myofascial release techniques and her yoga training to facilitate a client’s return to the activities they enjoy.
Jeanette is truly committed to learning and professional development and continues to be fascinated by the complexity of the human body and motivated by her patients to learn. She has lectured in the Boulder community on incontinence, prenatal/postpartum exercise, osteoporosis and workstation evaluation. Outside of the clinic, Jeanette enjoys numerous outdoor adventures on foot, bike and skis with her husband and teaches yoga in community and corporate settings.
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Boston University, Boston, MA, 1992.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Bates College, Lewiston, ME, 1987.
- Certified Manual Physical Therapist. North American Institute of Manual Therapy, 2010.
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1997.
- Moms in Motion Pre/Post Natal Exercise Certification, 2001.
- 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, 2011.
- 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, 2014.
Cathy Fraser, PT
Cathy graduated from the University of Sydney (Australia) in 1988 with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. In 1998, she received a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Sydney. She has worked in numerous settings including acute care, rehab, orthopedics and outpatient therapy. Cathy joined BCH in 1999. She worked for 16 years in the sports medicine department and in 2015 she joined the Outpatient Rehabilitation team.
For the past 16 years, her focus has been outpatient orthopedics. Cathy's skills include trigger point dry needling, manual therapy and functional exercise. She has extensive experience in evaluating and treating all spinal conditions, whiplash, shoulder injuries, hip injuries and knee injuries. She has wide experience with degenerative orthopedic conditions as well as acute orthopedic diagnoses. Cathy has rehabilitated a wide variety of post operative conditions including hip, knee and shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs of the hip and shoulder, and spinal fusions. She has worked with all age groups from teens to older adults.
Over the years, Cathy has been a life long learner, completing many continuing education courses. Her philosophy when treating patients is to treat everybody with respect and actively engage them in the rehabilitation process. Her goal, when possible, is to return patients to the activities that they love doing. When not at work, Cathy enjoys taking care of her 2 kids, dog, cat, 2 horses and husband.
Cathy Holland, PT, MPT (Therapy Manager)
Cathy Holland is a manager of BCH's Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Boulder and Lafayette. Cathy began her physical therapy career more than 20 years ago at National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Washington, D.C. where she worked with both inpatients and outpatients with neurologic and orthopedic involvement. She focused on the rehabilitation of clients with spinal cord injuries, strokes, lower extremity amputations, arthritis and other complex musculoskeletal problems. She served as co-instructor for Howard University’s Masters of Physical Therapy spinal cord injury lecture and lab series and helped to instruct Marymount University physical therapy students in the area of amputee management. At Boulder Community Health since 1998, she enjoys working with an interdisciplinary team with tremendous depth. Cathy is committed to offering high quality, evidence based rehabilitation and wellness services to the community. She is always striving to improve the experiene of patients. Outside of work, Cathy enjoys the great outdoors and time with her husband and 3 sons.
Masters of Physical Therapy. University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1994.
Bachelor of Arts in Biology. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1992.
Nicole Hugus, PT, DPT, CSRS
Nicole moved to Colorado in 2011 and began working for Boulder Community Health in the acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings. In 2013, she joined the outpatient team at the Neurologic and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center. In 2016, Nicole became a preeminent stroke clinician through completion of a rigorous set of courses and an examination culminating in the nationally recognized credentials of CSRS (Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist). Nicole received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Central Florida. During her coursework, she focused on fall prevention for seniors, specifically those who had suffered a stroke. Interests include stroke rehabilitation, neurotrauma and shoulder dysfunction. Nicole is skilled at incorporating balance, coordination, agility and core strengthening into treatment sessions when appropriate. She believes in a proactive approach wherein education is vital to rehabilitative success and the overall health and safety of a patient. In her spare time, Nicole loves to hike, ski and otherwise explore the great outdoors.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2011.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2002.
Susan Larson, PT, DPT, CLT, GCertWH&Cont.
Susan has been a Physical Therapist for over 20 years and has studied and worked in New Zealand, Australia and USA. She spent the early part of her career working in orthopedics and developed strong manual therapy skills. Susan now specializes in Women’s Health Physical Therapy encompassing pelvic floor and lumbopelvic dysfunction, pre and post-natal wellness and rehabilitation, oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema therapy.
A passion for Susan is working with breast cancer and gynecological cancer patients to help them return to social, work or physical activities. Susan has completed training in the Pink Ribbon Program and the Strength After Breast Cancer Program which are exercise programs designed for breast cancer survivors. Susan is excited to join the comprehensive oncology program at BCH where importance is placed on rehabilitation of patients before, during and after their medical treatments. Outside of work Susan enjoys travelling, hiking, snow sports, camping and appreciating wine with her husband.
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy. MGH Institute for Health Professionals, Boston, MA, 2005.
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy. University of Otago, New Zealand, 1994.
- Lymphedema Therapy Certification. Klose Training, 2014.
- Certification in Functional Dry Needling, Levels 1, 2 and 3. Kinetacore, 2012/2013.
- Graduate Certificate of Clinical Physiotherapy-Continence and Women’s Health. Curtin University, Australia, 2012.
- Certificate of Advanced Study in Physical Therapy-Orthopedics. MGH Institute for Health Professionals, Boston, MA, 2004.
Mary Richardson, PT, MSPT, Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist
Mary has 20 years of experience as a physical therapist. She joined BCH's Neurologic & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center in 2002. In 2005, she completed a 3 month intensive training program to become a certified Fallproof instructor. Mary’s specialty areas include Orthopedics (both spine and extremities), Women’s Health, Neurotrauma, Parkinson's Disease, balance and fall risk reduction, headaches, craniosacral therapy and the treatment of Spanish speaking clients. In addition to providing individual therapy services, she teaches Fallproof, a balance and mobility class, and PWR!Moves™, an exercise class specifically designed for people with Parkinson's. Outside of work, Mary enjoys mountain biking, telemark skiing, camping, volunteering at her kid’s school and family time.
Suzanne Segalowitz, PT, MSPT
Suzanne began her career at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston working primarily with patients with neurologic involvement including brain injury, stroke and SCI. In 2012, she obtained Neuro-IFRAH certification to expand treatment options for patients with hemiplegia. Suzanne is also experienced and skilled in the treatment of vestibular dysfunction. In addition to her neurologic focus, she has treated a wide array of orthopedic issues, incorporating trigger point dry needling when appropriate. As the BCH Outpatient Rehabilitation wheelchair seating and mobility specialist, Suzanne offers a seating and mobility clinic during which she works closely with clients and vendors to optimize seating and functional mobility. Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys hiking, cycling, running and climbing.
Brandy Whitney, PT, DPT, CLT, CMT
Brandy’s specialty areas include oncology rehabilitation (post breast reconstruction, lumpectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy), neurotrauma, vestibular dysfunction, orthopedic injuries and soft tissue techniques. Advanced certifcations include Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Trigger Point Dry Needling Level 2. Outside of work, Brandy enjoys telemark skiing, cycling, running, cooking and joint ownership of a local bike and ski shop in Lafayette.
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2014.
- Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2002.
- Certification in Dry Needling. 2012.
- Certification in Lymphedema. 2012.
- Certification in Massage Therapy. Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1992.
- Bachelors of Science in Exercise Sport Science. Colorado State University, 1991.
- Board of Directors for PIMA's Physical Therapy Assistant Program, Westminster, CO.
Joanna Zemmelman, PT, CLT
Joanna has more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist. She specializes in head and neck cancer and orthopedic disorders, with interests in spine, neck and jaw disorders as well as headaches. She received training from the renowned Mariano Racabado for treatment of craniovertebral and craniomandibular dysfunctions. In addition to individual therapy, Joanna teaches Moving On, a community class for strengthening and conditioning of clients with orthopedic issues. Outside of work, she enjoys jogging, hiking, and time with her family.
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. West Virginia University, 1994.
Lymphedema Certification. Klose Training, 2015.
Miller, NH, Miller, DJ, Goldberg (Zemmelman), JL, Physical Therapist Examination, Evaluation and Intervention for a Patient with West Nile Virus Paralysis, Journal of American Physical Therapy Association, 2006, Vol 86, No. 6, pp. 843-856.
Karen Fremont Brady, MS, CCC-SLP
Karen has been with Boulder Community Health since 2012. Her primary areas of focus are serving those who are recovering from brain injuries, strokes, and head and neck cancer, people with Parkinson’s Disease, and those with voice and swallowing impairments. She also facilitates a choir for people living with aphasia and other language disorders.
Education & Certifications
- Vital Stim: Neuromuscular Electric Stimulation (NMES) 2013.
- Master of Science, Speech Pathology and Audiology. California State University, East Bay, Hayward CA, 2012.
- Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), 2011.
- Bachelor of Arts, Radio and Television. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 2003.
Elizabeth Cooley, MA, CCC-SLP
Bio coming soon!
Susan Lake, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Susan joined our team in January 2016. She has 30+ years of experience as a therapist with adults, geriatrics and pediatrics in a variety of roles including: therapist, university instructor, rehabilitation manager, program developer and has operated a private practice. Susan provides treatment for persons with brain injuries, strokes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, head and neck cancer, and voice and swallowing impairments.
Outside of work Susan enjoys walking, bird watching, and inspirational and poetry writing which she periodically performs. She is passionate about nutrition and brain health. Susan has insight and compassion for patients embarking on regaining their skills as she herself experienced the rehabilitation process after surviving two motor vehicle accidents.
Education & Certifications
M.Ed. Speech Pathology/Psychology. Texas State University, 1976.
B.S. Speech Pathology/Elementary Education. Texas State University, 1975.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), 2008.
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), 2009.
Myofacial Release, 2008.
Memory Disorders, 2011.
Debby McBride, MS, CCC-SLP
Debby is clinic lead for both outpatient and inpatient augmentative communication evaluations and treatment. She brings 25 years of experience and is extremely knowledgeable about both high-tech and low-tech solutions for non-verbal and minimally verbal clients.
Masters of Speech Pathology. North Texas State University, Denton, TX, 1977.
Bachelors of Speech Pathology. North Texas State University, Denton, TX, 1976.