Ann Lessila PT
Over 20 years Physical Therapy experience
"I love working with a wonderful team that is making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families!"
Lani H OTR
20 years Occupational Therapy and management experience.
"I truly enjoy working closely with the patients and our therapists to maximize the patient experience".
The role of Clinical Specialist is to strengthen our partnerships within existing communities; Caseload Development; Locating new opportunities for growth; Ensuring new communities are set up for success; Providing mentorship for current colleagues; Educational Presenter.
Occupational Therapist - 2009. Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) - 2014. Experience in Home Health; Outpatient; Sub-Acute Rehabilitation. Specialties include Geriatrics; Lymphedema Management; Wheelchair seating and positioning; Continence Improvement.
I want to help as many people as possible. The benefits of therapy are endless & I want to ensure our services are being utilized appropriately. Using a Collaborative Approach is a great way to make things happen. I look forward to going to work each & every day so I can improve the Quality of Life of our clients.
24 years physical therapy experience.
"I love being a PT, especially in my work at Lessila Therapy, because I love to work with geriatric patients. I find it very rewarding to maximize their function while I get to know them and learn about their lives. I feel that older people have so much to share!"
I graduated from Mount Mary University in 2010 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. I have professional experience working in a variety of healthcare settings, including home health, assisted living, pediatric school-based, subacute rehab and skilled nursing. I became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) in 2016, and have additional training in dementia care and continence improvement. Outside of work, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my husband, children and dog, knitting, baking and gardening.
Beth Y, MPT
I graduated from Marquette University with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 2001. I have had the opportunity to work in the following settings: Hospital- inpatient and outpatient, Sub acute Rehab, Skilled Nursing, Assisted and Independent Living and Home Care. I pride myself in delivering quality care to my clients with compassion, dignity and respect. I have a soft spot in my heart for the geriatric population. I strive to make a positive difference in the lives that I touch each and every day. My ultimate goal for my clients is to teach them how to best help themselves. I want to empower my clients to function and remain as independent as possible. Other passions of mine are spending time with my family, going to church, and snuggling up with my cat.
Speech Language Pathologist
Stacey has over 17 years of experience evaluating and treating speech, language, swallowing and cognition. She is LSVT Certified - Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Certified Provider and a yoga Instructor RYT 200. “The most rewarding part of my work is talking with seniors and developing patient and family centered goals to create the best quality of life at any age”.
Kelly has over 6 years of experience as a licensed Occupational Therapist working in acute/subacute rehab, outpatient and Home Care services. She has been a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) since 2019. She is also a specialist in wheelchair seating and positioning, and continence Improvement. “I strive to provide the best quality of care to my clients in order to increase their independence and reach their individualized goals after an injury”
Speech Language Pathologist
Alyssa is a licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist who earned her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Saint Ambrose University in 2017.
Alyssa has clinical experience with adult and geriatric populations and has worked individually and as part of an interdisciplinary team to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders in a wide variety of settings including: skilled nursing, home health care, acute and private practice. She holds her certificate of clinical competence and is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Alyssa is a SPEAK OUT! Provider through the Parkinson Voice Project. "I am very passionate about providing individualized speech therapy treatment to enhance patient safety, independence and quality of life."
Over 25 years of experience in physical therapy working in subacute, long term care and home health settings. I truly enjoy working with the geriatric population as I help them maximize their independence. Outside of work, I love to attend the sporting events of my four children.
Chrissy C, DPT
Chrissy has been a Doctor of physical therapy for over 10 years with experience in outpatient therapy and home care. “My role allows me to treat patients from all ages and various diagnoses. I focus on education, open communication and teamwork to maximize the benefits from physical therapy. My goal is to help you move better so you can feel better so you can keep moving! “
I have twenty years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient rehab, outpatient, home health and community based OT. I am a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. I love working with people, hearing their stories and helping them achieve their goals. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our daughter.
Nicole S, DPT
I love being a physical therapist and helping my patients become independent in their homes! I enjoy creating relationships with my patients and learning from them while they are learning from me!
Speech Language Pathologist
Noreen has over 30+ years’ experience in working with speech and language disorders; dysphagia or swallowing disorders; communication- cognitive disorders; and voice disorders. Noreen has worked in the medical setting and nursing home setting. She is certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy); and trained in myofascial release techniques.
” I feel blessed to work in a profession where I can make a difference in the clients I serve and where my clients teach me so much.” When not working I enjoy hiking, kayaking and snow showing.
Paul Lessila CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Over 25 years finance and business experience. Paul is a dedicated family man and avid sports fan.
"I'm grateful for the wonderful team we have been blessed to work with!"
Debbie has 15 years of healthcare administrative experience. She is responsible for making sure the business office runs smoothly and efficiently. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her family, "I absolutely love working with the Lessila team! It is such a joy to be a part of the wonderful staff who are helping to keep our seniors as independent as possible."
"Working with the Lessila Therapy
Team and our customers is very rewarding!"
Jenna G, DPT
Staff Development Coordinator
Certified in LSVT for Parkinson’s Disease
I really love being a PT and teaching my patients how to maximize their potential. My goal is to help my patients improve their independence while building a lasting relationship. I enjoy having fun and being creative with treatment while challenging my patients to try new things.
15+ Years experience in outpatient orthopedics, geriatrics and home care.
"I feel it's important to have a passion for all aspects of your life. I am passionate about helping others and providing a source of encouragement and education for patients, family and staff"
17 years in outpatient orthopedics and physical therapy. "I enjoy working with older individuals, as they are generally motivated and extremely appreciative. It is rewarding to see them make progress and improve their functional independence."
I have 16 Years of experience in pediatrics/home health and geriatric.
"I enjoy helping seniors improve their quality of life. I also love to talk to them and hear their lifetime of experiences and wisdom."
Physical Therapist CSCS
I have over 20 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics, home care and geriatrics.
"I enjoy working with patients in their home environment assisting them to stay as independent and healthy as possible so they can enjoy life."
Physical Therapist with over 20 years experience working in hospital, outpatient, long term acute care, sub acute rehab and home health settings
"I love being a physical therapist! Working with seniors to maximize their functional mobility has been my favorite age group. I enjoy hearing the stories of their lives and listening to their advice. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, camping, traveling, reading and playing games."
I have been working as an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years in a variety of settings. From Hippotherapy (Using a horse as a therapeutic tool) with pediatric clients to Geriatric care in a variety of settings, I love helping people be their best self. I enjoy the challenge of environmental modifications and adapting techniques to help clients accomplish things they didn’t think they could. Working for Lessila Therapy has given me the opportunity to help people in their own home environments, which is so rewarding.
April W, DPT, MBA
I graduated from Marquette University with a doctorate degree in 2008 and have worked in many different settings: inpatient acute, inpatient rehab, outpatient, nursing homes, home health and assisted living. I love my job and always strive to give my patients the best care. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my patients reach their goals in therapy. In my spare time, I enjoy playing flute and try to learn guitar.
Jenni T, DPT, CI
I am a physical therapist with 10+ years experience working in many different settings. I graduated from University of St. Augustine with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2010. I have enjoyed a varied work history including short term rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedic, and home health. I have worked with patients from 10 years old to over 100 with a wide variety of conditions including vestibular disorders, neurologic disorders, brain injuries, psychiatric disorders, cardiac and pulmonary issues, orthopedic injuries, women's and men's health issues, and genetic conditions. I love learning something new from each patient I work with that I can take with me to improve care for my next patient. I am lucky I get to spend my career doing something I truly enjoy.
Since graduating from Mount Mary University in 2017, I have worked with adults in assisted living & memory care and in inpatient behavioral health. What I love most about OT is developing relationships with my clients and helping them to learn and grow, mentally and physically, to overcome obstacles, build confidence, and to be as independent and healthy as they can! Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, hiking, working out, and spending time with my dog!
I graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012. I have enjoyed working primarily with the geriatric population in skilled nursing and assisted living settings. I enjoy building relationships with my patients and advocating on their behalf to create safer, more functional environments where they can live at their greatest level of independence.
Since graduating in 2017, I have worked in skilled nursing and assisted living settings.
I look forward to getting to know and learn from my patients as well as facilitating their success and participation in meaningful activities. It is extremely rewarding to see patient’s make progress toward their functional goals and maximize their independence.
Physical Therapist Assistant
I have been a PTA for 30 years in acute, outpatient, and home care. I thoroughly enjoy the relationships that are built when seeing patients through their rehabilitation. It is such a great satisfaction for me and I believe for them as well.
Karen is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in a variety of settings, Home Health Care, Acute Care, Skilled Nursing and Inpatient Rehab. I enjoy helping others regain their independence and to function at the highest level possible with home modifications and adaptive techniques to enhance patient's lives. Outside of work I enjoy hiking, reading, boating and spending time with friends and family.
I have been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years and I enjoy touching peoples lives through helping them achieve their goals, restore their function, and maximize their potential. Just as much as I love helping people, I greatly appreciate how much my patients and families have enriched my life throughout the years. It’s a team approach!
Elyse received her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Marquette University in 2013. She enjoys meeting with a variety of patients and working with them to treat difficulties in the areas of swallowing, motor speech function, and cognition. In her free time, Elyse enjoys being outdoors and riding her bike as much as possible.
Pam has over 20 years of occupational therapy experience. She enjoys helping seniors maximize their skills and strengths so they can remain as independent as possible and enjoy their lives! She loves hearing all their stories and words of wisdom!
Since graduating from UW La Crosse in 2019, Kelsa has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and sub acute rehabilitation. She loves helping her patients reach their maximum potential and achieve their personal goals. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, rollerblading and spending time with friends and family.
Molly is an Occupational Therapist and a certified dementia specialist who has worked in sub-acute rehab, outpatient, home health, and has specialties in maternal health, pelvic floor, and incontinence. She received her masters in Occupational Therapy from UW-Madison. "My approach when working with patients is focused on quality of life enhancement. I love building rapport with my patients and understanding how I can help maximize their everyday function".
Maggie has worked as certified speech pathologist for 8 years. She has experience working with patients across the lifespan in acute care, skilled nursing, schools and now home health. She is passionate about helping patients achieve their maximum potential and meeting patients and families where they are at. When she is not practicing, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her trusty canine companion.
Peter has been a PT for 8 years primarily working with the geriatric population in skilled nursing, assisted living, and home health settings. I enjoy working with patients to maximize their functional mobility and facilitate progressions to the highest level of independence possible. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and skiing.
Speech Language Pathologist
With over 26 years of experience in speech language pathology, Chris has worked in all medical settings home health, inpatient, outpatient and subacute rehabilitation, hospital, and long-term care. Growing up I had a close relationship with my grandparents and observed my parents care for them- that left a lifelong impression on me. I cherish the connections I make with seniors. I am motivated to help my patients regain what they once had. “In each of us, no matter how troubled we are, the potential for favorable change always exists.”
I have 15+ years experience working primarily with the geriatric population in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities and Inpatient Acute Rehab. I love OT and enjoy working with patients, staff, and families to improve independence, safety and quality of life for our patients.
I am recent graduate of UW-Madison, and have always enjoyed working with the geriatric population. I love being part of the team and helping people to realize their full potential and achieve their mobility goal.
Jackie graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years in the Milwaukee area. She has enjoyed working primarily with the geriatric population in sub acute rehab, skilled nursing and assisted living communities. She loves helping her patients achieve independence and maximize their potential in maintaining their best quality of life.
Physical Therapist Assistant
My grandma was a great influence in helping me pursue my career as a Physical Therapist Assistant. With my passion for sports, fitness and helping others, being a PTA fits me perfectly. My goal is to help my patients achieve their highest level of health and well being and have fun while they are doing it!
Teresa has been an Occupational Therapist for 24 years and is still loving every minute of it. I like to put the FUN in Function for my clients! I started in the school system, moved to the hospital setting, subacute rehabilitation facilities and now finally to independent and assistive living facilitates. I have had the privilege of a diverse career from a treating therapist to a director, but my heart will always remain with treating clients. I am excited to be partnering with Lessila Therapy on this new journey.
Jill has over 20+ years of Occupational Therapy experience primarily in Home Health I have also worked in acute care and inpatient rehab. I became a certified lymphedema therapist over 10 years ago and have enjoyed working with the geriatric community make improvements in their lives. When not working I enjoy boating and spending time with my family.