Lisa holds a M.S. and is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with over 25 years experience in post-acute care rehabilitation. She is known for ensuring customer and employee satisfaction as well as delivering quality therapy services. Working in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Lisa understands the factors that drive customer decision-making regarding therapy services. She also holds an Ohio license as a Nursing Home Administrator, which allows her to relate the therapy service outcomes to how it impacts the operations of her customers.
Linda Stratton is a Licensed Physical Therapist holding a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. She has been a clinician for over 20 years working in both direct patient care and management capacities. Her career has been spent working exclusively with the geriatric population in various long term care settings. Linda has a special interest in teaching and training staff therapists on the ever-changing CMS regulatory requirements. She is an unrelenting patient advocate. Linda is married with four children. Personal interests include reading, swimming, and spending quality time with her extended family.
Mariann is a Speech Language Pathologist who received her bachelors degree in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University and masters degree in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University. Her clinical interests are in the treatment of dysphagia and tracheostomy patients. She is Vital Stim certified and has expertise in completing Modified Barium Swallow studies. Mariann has experience as both a Director of Rehab and Regional Director of Rehab prior to joining EncompassCare as Regional Director of Operations for the Southern Region. Personally, Mariann enjoys Pilates, is an avid reader and loves to travel.
Brenna Koback is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with over 20 years of experience working with the geriatric population in long term care, home health and management capacities. Brenna has played a significant role in the growth of the Toledo based Home Health Division over the last several years. Brenna is known for her superior customer service with our Home Health customers as well as upholding high employee relations. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Todd and 2 daughters, Lauren and Paige, as well as camping and running.
Meredith is an Independently Licensed Social Worker with a Supervisory Endorsement through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Family Therapist Board. She has 17 years experience working in a variety of social service treatment environments and has provided clinical services to children, adults of all ages, families and most recently, veterans. Meredith strives to meet and exceed the needs of each individual she is fortunate enough to serve by utilizing best practices and innovative counseling and social work strategies. She has a significant history of developing social service programs in the Northwest Ohio region. She and her husband live in the Spencerville area and are heavily involved in their children’s school and sports functions.
Kelly J Miller MPT, participates on the EncompassCare team as the Northern Regional Director of Operations working with Directors of Rehabilitation in nine HCF facilities in Northwest Ohio. In this role, Kelly directs and works with therapy teams to ensure quality and innovative care as well as promote employee development and a solid financial performance.
Kelly is an experienced physical therapist with fifteen years of clinical experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics and home health. She received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from The College of Mount St. Joseph in 1999. Most recently, Kelly was the Director of Rehabilitation at the Shawnee Manor in Lima, Ohio for EncompassCare, working with a team of therapists to provide quality care to meet the needs of facility residents.
Kelly lives outside of Delphos, Ohio with her husband Ken and three sons. She enjoys attending sporting activities and camping and hiking with her family. She is very excited about her new opportunity to work with other facilities to continue to provide excellent therapy care and mentorship for team members.
Natalie Bellardo is the Pennsylvania Regional Director of Operations for Encompass Care. Natalie has worked for EC since August 2012 transitioning her role from a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to Director of Rehabilitation to RDO. Natalie was also employed with Aegis Therapies for 3 years. Prior to her career in therapy she worked over 7 years in credit unions serving as Staff Accountant, Collections Officer and Executive Administrator. Natalie has obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Management and an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Jamestown Community College. Natalie tries to live by the philosophy “People helping People.” When not working Natalie enjoys spending time with her 3 children, Logan, Bailey and Stella, hiking, fishing and canoeing.
Sara Bender earned her B.S. in Biology/Pre Med at St. Vincent University in Latrobe, PA and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University also in PA. She has extensive experience in Orthopedic Outpatient clinics as well as in the Skilled Rehab and Geriatric settings. Sara is a Dementia Capable Care Instructor and is a Certified Ergonomic Specialist. She has specialized training in Work Conditioning/Hardening as well as the performance of Functional Capacity Evaluations and interpretation of data. Sara currently functions in a development and training role in the Compliance and Reimbursement division of Encompasscare.
Blake is the Director of Business Development for EncompassCare. He joins the team with many years of experience in building relationships and helping his customers identify and solve issues that can affect their business. Helping identify and solve these issues related to skilled therapy services, results in a win-win-win situation for patients, our customers and EncompassCare. Blake was born and raised in Lima, Ohio, and is a University of Toledo graduate. He currently resides in the Lima area with his wife and four sons.