ITS Staff
Becky Weich
OTR/L, Executive Director

becky.weich@itstherapy.org


Becky has been an occupational therapist practicing in and around Mitchell since 1994, shortly after graduating with her occupational therapy degree from the University of North Dakota. Becky is a long time member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association (SDOTA) where she has served on several committees, as well as served as the newsletter chair. Becky has extensive experience in numerous areas of occupational therapy and has a strong interest in hand therapy, neuro re-education, geriatric rehabilitation. She recently became certified in providing LSVT BIG to patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Becky has a passion and love for providing much needed therapy services to rural communities, and that passion led her to start her own contract therapy company in 1997. She has been the Executive Director of ITS since 2010. Becky was raised on a farm near Plankinton, SD and has lived in rural SD her entire life other than to attend college. She is an active member of her community, her First United Methodist Church family, and is an active supporter of many Mitchell area events and activities (Go Kernels!). She lives in Mitchell with her husband, Scott, and her children Jaron, Jenna, and Carsyn.

Libby Olson
PT Avera Brady Health and Rehab Clinical Director

libby.olson@itstherapy.org

Libby Olson is a licensed Physical Therapist with the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. She continued her education at University of Nebraska Medical Center earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012. Libby is a current member of the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDPTA) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She serves on the PTeam, a grassroots network promoting Physical Therapy issues to members of Congress. Libby has worked for Integrated Therapy Services (ITS) since July of 2012. In 2013, she became lead PT and Long-Term Care Director. Libby strives to help her patients improve their balance, decrease fall risk and maintain independence with mobility. She was recently certified in providing LSVT BIG treatment to patient’s with Parkinson’s Disease. Libby and her husband, Mike, were born, raised and continue to live in Mitchell. They welcomed a son, Oliver, in July of 2014.

 

Nicole Holzbauer
OTR/L Outreach Clinical Director

nicole.holzbauer@itstherapy.org

Nicole Holzbauer is an occupational therapist who earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in December 2005. Nicole is currently a member of the South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Nicole has been employed with Integrated Therapy Services since January 2006. In 2013, she became the lead OT and Clinical Director of Outreach Facilities. Nicole strives to continue learning new treatment techniques and implement them in order to meet her patient’s needs. Nicole currently lives in Wagner, SD with her husband, Ben, and two sons.

Rachel Meester
MA/CCC-SLP, Director of Public Relations & Marketing

rachel.meester@itstherapy.org

Rachel is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with the American Speech and Hearing Association and is currently licensed in the state of South Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and Special Education in 2010 from Augustana College. She then went on to earn her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Dakota in 2012. Rachel is a current member of the South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SDSLHA) and has been certified in implementing Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) with the Vitalstim modality to patients with dysphagia. She is also a certified LSVT LOUD provider to treat patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Rachel has worked for Integrated Therapy Services (ITS) since August of 2012 with a growing passion to assist patients with communication, cognitive, and swallowing deficits. In 2013, she became the lead SLP and Director of Marketing/PR. Rachel currently lives in Sioux Falls, SD with her husband, Tom, and son, Tucker. She volunteers weekly for Friendship Ministries and is an avid supporter of the Augustana Wrestling team and Augie Choir.

Janice Williams
Office Manager

janice.williams@itstherapy.org

Janice has worked for Integrated Therapy Services (ITS) since May of 2008. She currently lives in Mitchell with her husband, Dave. Together they have three children, two of whom are married and one in college. Janice also has four grandbabies! Her greatest passions are faith is Jesus Christ, being a helpmate and partner to her husband, and being a great mom and even greater grandmother. Janice keeps busy by her involvement in women’s Bible study, small group church meetings, and mentoring relationships.in women’s Bible study, small group church meetings, and mentoring relationships.

Chris Hildebrandt
PT

christine.hidlebrandt@itstherapy.org

Chris Hildebrandt is a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of South Dakota.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from South Dakota State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in University Studies with an emphasis on Rehabilitative Sciences from the University of Mary.  She then went on to earn her Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Mary in December of 1997.  Chris is currently an APTA member, and acts as a volunteer member on the SDPTA Public Relations Committee.  Chris has worked at Weskota Memorial Medical Center in Wessington Springs from January of 1998 to September of 2001.  After that, she was employed at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell from September of 2001 to September of 2010.  She began working for Integrated Therapy Services in September of 2010.  Chris most recently became certified in the Otago Exercise Program, consisting of strength and balance exercises to help decrease falls in the elderly. She currently lives in Mitchell with her husband Brian and daughter Tristen.  She enjoys watching her daughter's activities, and is a confirmation teacher at First Lutheran Church.

Ann Girard
PT

ann.girard@itstherapy.org

Ann is a lifelong Mitchell native, having attended Longfellow Elementary, Mitchel Middle School, Mitchell High School, and DWU, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in biology. Ann received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1987 from North Dakota State University in Grand Forks, ND. Since that time, Ann has practiced in and around the Mitchell area in various settings including acute care hospitals, private clinics, as a traveling therapist, and in long-term care. She has continued her education by receiving certifications in Lymphedema treatment and wound cares. Ann is dedicated to providing her patients with quality care and shows compassion for each individual. Along with her passion for the profession of physical therapy, she is also a devoted mother, grandmother, and daughter. Ann loves spending her free time traveling and with her family.

Desiree McIntyre
PTA, MT

desiree.mcintyre@itstherapy.org

Desiree is a licensed physical therapist assistant in the state of South Dakota. She received her Associates of Applied Sciences degree from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, in 2009. She is also certified from Headlines Academy in Rapid City, South Dakota, and is a licensed massage therapist in the state of South Dakota. She has been a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals since 2005. Desiree started her career in physical therapy in 2009, working at the University of Physical Therapy. She then worked for Med Travelers in outpatient and skilled nursing facilities in the states of Illinois and Virginia. She worked PRN, or ‘as needed’, for Integrated Therapy Services beginning in 2012 then took a permanent position in 2013. She enjoys learning new techniques and takes pride in bettering the quality of life for her patients. Des recently became a certified LSVT BIG clinician providing treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. She currently lives in Mitchell, South Dakota with her husband, Tyler, and is expecting their first child in Sept of 2015.

Tiffany Stuelpnagel
MS, OTR/L

tiffany.stuelpnagel@itstherapy.org

Tiffany is a certified occupational therapist licensed in the state of South Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science from Augustana College in 2006. She then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 2008. Tiffany is a member of the South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association and is currently a part of the Advocacy Committee within SDOTA. She is certified to perform Physical Agent Modalities in the state of South Dakota including ultrasound, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, and phonophoresis. She was also recently certified in providing LSVT BIG treatment to patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Tiffany has been a member of the Integrated Therapy Services (ITS) staff since January of 2009. Her goal is to assist those who have been medically and physically impaired in order to succeed in their ambitions for the occupation of daily living and return to their prior level of function. Tiffany is always willing to get involved in the community and assist with the needs of others. She currently lives in Freeman, SD, with her husband, Stephen, daughter, Tana, and two dogs, Abby and Keena.

Jenna Hieb
MS, OTR/L

jenna.hieb@itstherapy.org

Jenna is an occupational therapist, registered by the National Board of Occupational Therapy and currently licensed in the state of South Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Science from South Dakota State University (Go Big. Go Blue. Go Jacks!) in 2009, and continued to receive her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 2011. Jenna is a current member of both the South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association and American Occupational Therapy Association, and is certified in Physical Agent Modalities (PAMS), including, but not limited to electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and diathermy, utilized for a variety of clinical approaches such as muscle re-education, strengthening, pain management and tissue healing. She has been a long-time resident of South Dakota, born and raised in Pierre. Jenna joined the Integrated Therapy Services team in November of 2013, and is now living in Chamberlain, where she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, twin step-daughters, Ella and Rayne, family and friends. Outside of work, you can find Jenna perfecting recipes in her kitchen, as well as boating and fishing on the Missouri River. Jenna is very passionate about the profession of occupational therapy, striving to enable individuals of all ages to have the highest quality of life and "Live Life to Its Fullest."

Patty Arts
OTR/L

patty.arts@itstherapy.org

Patty is an Occupational Therapist, registered by the National Board of Occupational Therapy, and licensed in the State of South Dakota. Born and raised on a farm in North Carolina, Patty graduated from East Carolina University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in OT. She is a member of S.D.O.T.A, certified in PAMS (physical agent modalities), and has a special interest in orthopedics, stroke rehab, and wheelchair seating and positioning. She has been an ITS team member since November 2011.
Patty enjoys working with patients of all ages with a variety of medical diagnoses in settings such as acute care, swingbed, long-term care, and outpt clinics. Her favorite part of the job is helping patients discover their inner strength to meet small victories as they work hard to get stronger and become as independent as possible in their daily lives, no matter what their age or need for therapy.
Patty is the mother of three children and resides in Plankinton, SD with her husband and son. She enjoys outdoor activities, playing games, spending time with family, participating in the life of her church, and is an avid "cheerleader" for her son's football team!

Kally Zelmer
COTA/L

kally.zelmer@itstherapy.org

Kally is a certified occupational therapy assistant with the American Occupational Therapy Association and is currently licensed in the state of South Dakota. She received her Associate Degree from Lake Area Technical Institute in the spring of 2013 and shortly after graduation accepted a position with Integrated Therapy Services. Kally is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as well as the South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association (SDOTA) serving on the continuing education committee. Kally is a certified LSTV BIG clinician for the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease and is also certified in the use of Physical Agent Modalities. It hasn’t taken her long to find her niche with ITS and her continuing passion to assist her patients is evident. Kally and her husband Ryan call rural Salem home. Kally enjoys crafting, running, and spending time with family and friends.

Kristi Kocer
,MA/CCC-SLP

kristi.kocer@itstherapy.org

Kristi received her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Dakota. She has provided speech therapy services in long-term care settings, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and public schools serving pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. She joined the Integrated Therapy Services (ITS) team as a speech-language pathologist in 2014 with clinical interests and specialties in the areas of speech, language, cognitive deficits, swallowing, and voice disorders. She truly enjoys her work and is dedicated to patient care and outstanding therapy services. Outside of work, she enjoys all outdoor activities and can be found golfing, biking and walking her dogs around town. In her hometown of Tabor, South Dakota, she actively serves on the Beseda Hall Board of Directors, as Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the St. Wenceslaus Parish Council.

Renee Lentsch
MS, OTR/L

renee.lentsch@itstherapy.org

Renee Lentsch is a registered occupational therapist licensed in the states of South Dakota and Minnesota. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She continued on at USD to receive her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2002. Renee is certified in Physical Agent Modalities, including ultrasound, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and iontophoresis. The use of these modalities can promote healing, pain control, muscle strengthening, and management of scar tissue. Renee was raised in Chester, SD and now resides in Parkston with her husband, Chad, and three children, Taryn, Colton, and Chase. She enjoys being outside, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with friends/family. Renee joined the ITS team in February 2015.

Jackie Helling
OTR/L

jackie.helling@itstherapy.org

Jackie is a certified occupational therapist licensed in the state of South Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Education and Human Sciences degree in Health Promotion from South Dakota State University in 2010. She went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska in 2013. Jackie is certified in performing Physical Agent Modalities including ultrasound, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and iontophoresis. She joined the ITS team in August 2015. She was born and raised in Mitchell, SD. Jackie currently lives in Mount Vernon with her husband Jason, daughter Brylie, and dog Cooper. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events, and being outdoors.

Morgan Griebel
PTA

morgan.griebel@itstherapy.org

Morgan is a licensed physical therapist assistant in the state of South Dakota. She graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota in 2015, receiving her Associates of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. Shortly after graduation, Morgan accepted a position with Integrated Therapy Services. She is a member of the South Dakota Physical Therapist Association (SDPTA) and American Physical Therapist Association (APTA). Morgan currently residing in Parkston, SD, but was born and raised in Lafayette, MN. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys sports, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Kennedy Weiland
CF-SLP

kennedy.weiland@itstherapy.org

Kennedy is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with the state of South Dakota and is currently in her clinical fellowship year to complete her certification with the American Speech and Hearing Association. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from South Dakota State University in 2012. She then went on and received her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Dakota in 2015. In the spring of 2015, Kennedy presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in San Diego to present her research in the area of literacy intervention for adults in post-secondary education. Kennedy has just begun working for Integrated Therapy Services as of August 2015, and is looking forward to working with individuals with speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive deficits. She currently lives in Sioux Falls, SD where she loves to spend time with family and friends.

Anastasia Maul
MC/CF-SLP

anastasia.maul@itstherapy.org

Anastasia is a licensed Speech Therapist in the state of South Dakota. She is currently completing her Clinical Fellowship Year and will be a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with the American Speech and Hearing Association upon completion. Anastasia was raised in Germany, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Slavic Studies in 2013 at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. During her undergraduate studies, Anastasia worked as a research assistant. The research focused on Russian-German children with language disorders which led her to the discovery of her greatest passion: helping children with speech and language disorders. She then decided to move to the United States from Germany to pursue her dream of becoming a Speech Therapist. Anastasia received her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Dakota in 2015. Anastasia has joined Integrated Therapy Services (ITS) in February of 2016. In addition to working in a medical setting, Anastasia is the primary Birth to 3 service provider in the Mitchell area. She enjoys assisting people of all ages with communication, cognitive, and swallowing deficits. Anastasia currently lives in Mitchell, SD and is looking forward to becoming a valuable member of its community. Speaking three languages herself (Russian, German, and English), Anastasia hopes to work with bilingual children with language disorders in future.

Laura Barber
PT

laura.barber@itstherapy.org

Laura is a licensed physical therapist in the state of South Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2013 from South Dakota State University. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of South Dakota in May 2016. Laura is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDPTA). Laura has particular interests in orthopedics and geriatrics, and will likely pursue a certification in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. Laura has worked for Integrated Therapy Services (ITS) since June of 2016. Laura grew up in rural western South Dakota on a farm and ranch in Enning, SD and currently resides in Stickney, SD where she helps out on her fiancé’s ranch. Laura’s passion to provide quality, compassionate care to rural areas stems from her rural lifestyle and strong educational background. Laura will be getting married in June 2017.

Melissa Brissette
OTR/L

melissa.brissette@itstherapy.org

Melissa is a certified occupational therapist with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and currently holds licenses in the states of South Dakota and Arizona. She received her associate’s degree in Applied Science from Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa. She went on to earn Bachelor of Arts in business management from Ottawa University in Phoenix, Arizona. Melissa received her Master of Arts degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona with Master of Occupational Therapy. Melissa is currently a member of NBCOT and South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association. Melissa has worked in various setting with the vast majority being pediatrics. She has specialized in the area(s) of assistive technology, sensory integration and certified in the Handwriting Without Tears program. Melissa has served as vice president for Let’s Play Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Arizona specializing in adapting toys for children. Melissa has been involved in the foster care system in Arizona, as a child advocate and volunteered with various organizations. Melissa recently joined Integrated Therapy Services and moved to Parkston, South Dakota with her husband Lee and three children.

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