Meri Hashimoto, PT, DPT is an alumnus of the UPS PT program, graduating in 1995. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings over the past 15 years, including 2 public school districts, 3 out-patient pediatric clinics, and most recently providing early intervention services to children from birth to age 3. Meri has worked with children from birth to age 18, across settings and with a wide range of diagnoses. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring new clinicians and expanding the practice of pediatric physical therapy.
Pam Kikillus, PT, DSc, OCS is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists and is board certified in orthopedic PT. She is a faculty member of NAIOMT (North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy). She currently practices in Puyallup at Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation.
Dina Macs,PT, DPT, OCS, PYT Adjunct Professor of the UPS DPT program since 2004, informs her teaching of ethics and professionalism from her experiences living in, travelling to, and studying in nearly 30 countries. Recently presenting at conferences in England and India on contemporary ethical topics relevant to physical therapy, she previously travelled as International Liaison for the YMCA of the USA, facilitating student participation at the first Earth Summit in Brazil; international peace exchanges in Japan; and International Youth Camps in Indonesia. Dina earned two B.A.s (Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi), graduating with honors in Asian Studies and with honors in English Literature from the University of Puget Sound 1988. She earned her M.A. in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1996, her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2004, and became board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2009. Since 1996, Dina has practiced as a full time physical therapy clinician in a variety of settings. Published works include Referral for Profit: Deprofessionalization of Health Care in America (2009), and Accountable Care Organizations: Toward a Sustainable Health Care System in the United States (2011). Honors include the Roy Campanella Award (1996), the Coolidge Otis Chapman Honor Scholar Award (1988), and the Washington Scholar's award (1982). Dina honors her cultural heritage by dancing with and providing pro bono physical therapy services to Trejdeksnitis, a Latvian folk dance troupe; stays grounded by practicing a daily yoga regimen,(enriched by her national yoga certification); and roots in humility by organic farming with her husband.
Holli Tollan, PT graduated from the University of Puget Sound, is NDT certified, and has practiced primarily in the area of inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation for 26 years. Holli has also worked as a clinical instructor at the UPS Onsite PT Teaching Clinic for over 20 years, currently serves as a Clinic Coordinator, and is deeply committed to teaching and mentoring students in both the classroom and clinic settings.