Physical Therapy Alumni Updates
Physical Therapy alumni sure have been busy! It's always so thrilling to hear about fellow alumni who have achieved something great, reached a major milestone, made an exciting life change, or is doing well in a current position in life.
Jean Black-Groulx is happy to announce the arrival of her sixth great-grandchild in July, who will join his sisters and cousins, ages 2 to 7.
Gail Dudley officially retired on May 28, 2018. Gail (pictured below) had a varied PT career, but she most recently worked in pediatrics and orthopedics. She plans to spend the summer enjoying Alaska.
Cathy Doyle ’87, PT ‘89 moved to Salmon Creek, Wash., after living for 30 years in Beaverton, Ore., and working for almost 20 years at Providence Home Services. She splits her time working part-time/on call at The VA Vancouver and at 360 Physical Therapy.
Tyler Cuddeford received the Mercedes Weiss Service Award from the Oregon Physical Therapy Association to publicly acknowledge the outstanding contribution of members of the profession. He is the director of the Physical Therapy Program at George Fox University.
Brook Collins-Burke and her family live outside of Bend, Ore. She started the pelvic floor program at her facility, and it has grown quickly to three sites that serve the communities of Central Oregon. She has presented to cancer survivors and the general public on the benefits of pelvic floor health. She enjoys finding work and life balance by traveling with her husband, spending time with her teenagers, hiking, gardening and playing with her dogs.
Jeremy Kern continues to enjoy working in the outpatient environment at Providence Milwaukie Hospital, supporting his wife, who just finished nurse practitioner school, and his boys, a high-school senior and an eighth-grader.
Scott Wallace works in the outpatient orthopedic setting at Kaiser Permanente and enjoys spending time with his wife, Theresa, and two boys, Reid and Neil, who will be entering high school and middle school in the fall.
Jarrod Karnofski ’02, PT ‘05 recently celebrated the 10-year mark at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Ore. He is the vice president of Ancillary and Support Services. When Jarrod isn’t working, he is coaching basketball and baseball and has been working on an MS in Health Care Administration. He continues to volunteer as an athletic trainer for Ilwaco and Naselle high schools and recently implemented the ImPACT concussion assessment tool at both schools. Jarrod and wife, Vinessa, live in Ilwaco, Wash., and celebrated four years of marriage in July.
Jennifer Wilhelm presented at the Pacific University College of Health Professions’ Faculty Seminar Series. She discussed past and ongoing research that she is conducting on assessing and treating patients with concussion using an interdisciplinary approach. She is the lead neurology PT in the outpatient rehabilitation department at OHSU and works in their Gait and Balance Lab.
Brett Bousquet ’10, PT ‘13 published “Post- operative criterion based rehabilitation of ACL repairs: a clinical commentary” in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (Apr. 2018).
Evan Liu ’12, PT ‘15 travelled to Granada, Nicaragua, for a PT service trip with the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he recently finished his orthopedic physical therapy residency. He served as a mentor to their DPT students and provided patient care.
Natalie (Stewart) Kiefer received the “Early Professional Scholarship” from the APTA – Section on Women’s Health. She currently works at Warm Springs Holistic Health in Warm Springs, Ore.