Thirty-two years of clinical experience to include Balboa Hospital (San Diego, CA), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (PA) and Whidbey Island Naval Hospital, (Seattle, WA). Twenty-two years of academic experience as program director and professor. WV licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant and certified as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Professional service has included the Northeast Regional Director & Executive Committee Member for the National Assembly of Physical Therapist Assistants of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Member of the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association Board of Directors as the Representative Body of the National Assembly of PTA’s Chairman.
Her fourteen years of clinical experience includes outpatient orthopedics, long-term care and geriatric rehabilitation. She practices clinically for Genesis Rehab Services at Woodlands Retirement Community. She is the Coordinator of Clinical Education.
WV licensed as a Physical Therapist and certified as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association. Professional service includes WV State Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates and member of the WVPTA Education Committee.
Being a native of the region, Kelly understands the needs of the community and has established a very positive rapport with the clinical facilities which will foster the continued growth of the programs clinical resources.
Mary Lou has served the program as an adjunct faculty member, advisory committee member and professional mentor to students and program faculty since its inception in 1997.
Her thirty plus years of clinical experience has focused on inpatient rehabilitation to include such skilled care as stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation.
Having served as the Director of Rehabilitation for the HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Huntington for over 20 years, she brings an invaluable wealth of experience into the classroom.