Stephen E. Anderson, PT, DPT Completed transitional DPT in 2010, Past President of PPS (Private Practice Section of APTA) for 2 terms (6 years), received Robert G. Dicus Service Award from PPS in 2010, 2012 Distinguished Alumnus of Northwestern University Physical Therapy School, APTA Leadership Award for Legislative Advocacy 2006.Graduated from Northwestern University PT School in 1980, worked as a staff PT for TAI in Portland Oregon for 3 years, Owner/Director of Therapeutic Associates/West Seattle Physical Therapy for 16 years and became CEO of TAI in 1998. Lives in Bellevue, Washington with his wife Sharon and they have three adult children.
Michelle Cwiklinski, MSPT, MEd, CCRT graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in 2000. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. At UPS, she is teaches PT 602, Basic Physical Therapy Skills II and serves as a clinical instructor as part of the on-site clinic. In human physical therapy, she has worked in a variety of settings to include acute care, wound care, inpatient rehabilitation and university teaching and research with an emphasis on neurological patients. In canine rehabilitation, she worked at the Animal Rehab and Wellness Hospital in Raleigh, NC where she treated canine (and feline) patients in both the inpatient and outpatient environments. Her case load included post surgical, neurological, orthopedic, geriatric and canine conditioning patients. She is actively involved as a volunteer at Heart Strides Therapeutic riding center where she works with kids in therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.
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.
Lucie Khadduri, PT is an orthopedic physical therapist who has worked with patients with women’s and men’s health issues for the last 8 years. She has worked as both a clinic manager and staff physical therapist and is currently the Director of Women’s and Men’s Health for Apple 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.