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Our Team

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QLI’s leaders take a boots-on-the-ground approach and exemplify the standards of excellence for the entire organization. Accomplished experts in their respective fields, the leaders of our teams contribute decades of experience to our mission and culture.

Executive Leadership

Patricia Kearns, PT

Patricia Kearns, PT President & CEO

Todd Schuiteman

Todd Schuiteman Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Michala Witas, PT

Michala Witas, PT Administrator, Director of Clinical Services

Alicia Elson

Alicia Elson Vice President of Human Resources

Nash Mahupete

Nash Mahupete Vice President of Residential Services

Steve Kerschke, PT

Steve Kerschke, PT Director of Kintinu Telerehabilitation Services & Marketing

Scott Meyers

Scott Meyers Chief Technology Officer

Kiley Armitage Director of Operations

Katie Hodges Coordinator of Executive Operations

Clinical Leadership

Kristin Carbullido, LMHP

Kristin Carbullido, LMHP Director of Clinical Services

Jennifer Clark, BSH, RN

Jennifer Clark, BSN, RN Director of Nursing

Taylor Kerschke, MS, CCC-SLP

Taylor Kerschke, MS, CCC-SLP Director of Clinical Services

Melissa Mixan Coordinator of Life Path Services – East Campus

Ellie Newman

Ellie Newman Director of Clinical Services

Stephanie Roob, RDN, LMNT

Stephanie Roob, RDN, LMNT Director of Nutrition Services

Jeff Snell, PH.D

Jeff Snell, Ph.D Director of Psychology Services

Residential Leadership

Erin Lassen

Erin Lassen Director of Residential Services

Heath Mlnarik Director of Assisted Living

Chris Schlagenhauff

Chris Schlagenhauff Director of the Summit

Marketing/Provider Relations

Tim Benak

Tim Benak Provider Relations Director

Laura Brown, RN, BSN Director of Customer Relations

Kristin Custer

Kristin Custer Director of Business Development

Steve Kerschke, PT

Steve Kerschke, PT Director of Kintinu Telerehabilitation Services & Marketing

Michelle Ploeger

Michelle Ploeger Provider Relations Coordinator

Don Terry

Don Terry Provider Relations Director

Development/Public Relations

Reed Hofer Corporate Communications Specialist

Mike Joyce

Mike Joyce Director of Development and Public Relations

Jen Karolski

Jen Karolski Director of Events and Volunteers

Joe Pearson

Jon Pearson Director of Creativity

Service Coordination

Trisha Funk, CCC-SLP Service Coordinator

Stephanie Handlos, LCSW

Stephanie Handlos, LCSW Service Coordinator

Jessie Hillebrandt Service Coordinator

Sarah Stephens Service Coordinator


Bill West

Bill West Director of Facility Services

Medical Team

Dr. Joseph Dumba

Joseph Dumba, M.D. Medical Director

Luke Krizek

Luke Krizek, APRN Nurse Practitioner

Emily Pachunka, PA Physician Assistant

Other QLI Preferred Medical Providers

Dr. Robert Hogan


 Dr. Amir Gholami, Dr. Jessica Jones, Dr. Rudolf Kotula

Infectious Diseases

 Dr. Stephen Doran


Dr. Jonathan Moravek, Dr. Sanjay Singh

Dr. Richard Legge

Dr. Willie Ferguson, Dr. Nathan Jackson


Dr. James Kult

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Andrew Arther, Dr. Brett Hill