• Medical & Clinical Staff

  • Medical Staff

  • Dr. Glen HouseDr. J. Glen House joined the Penrose-St. Francis Rehabilitation team in 2001, after completing a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. House completed his residency and served as chief resident at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

    Assuming the role of Medical Director in January, 2003, Dr. House is an expert in rehabilitation of spinal cord injury and brain injury. His own personal recovery from a spinal cord injury suffered in a ski accident in 1990 is an inspiration to his patients and provides instant credibility to those struggling to piece their lives back together.

    GuerreroWeb.jpgDr. Guerrero joined the Penrose-St. Francis Rehabilitation team in 2006. He went to medical school at the University of the Philippines and then went on to do his internship with Evanston Hospital, a part of the Northwestern University system in Illinois. After completing his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Guerrero specialized in Musculoskeletal, Occupation, and Sports Medicine at the University of Texas, in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil, and in Medical Acupuncture at UCLA.  He is Board Certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.

    Dr. Guerrero is known for his work with neuromusculoskeletal problems and holistic integrative approaches that maximize function and minimize symptoms. Dr. Guerrero loves to teach, is very approachable, and his cheerfulness touches the hearts of patients and staff as well.

  • Penrose Hospital Physical Therapy Staff

  • Krista Bohlen, PT, MPTKrista is an outpatient physical therapist who has been at Penrose-St. Francis since 2005. Krista earned her degree at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Krista thoroughly enjoys working with all populations but specializes in geriatric, vestibular, and manual therapy. Krista's special interests include patients with vestibular deficits (dizziness), those needing manual therapy (including functional dry needling), and orthopedic patients. Krista is married with two kids and loves to mountain bike, run, hike, and camp, anything outdoors, play with her kids, and spend time with friends.
    Kathy-Chewakin.pngKathleen is an outpatient physical therapist. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and then completed her graduate degree in Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Related Science in Rochester, MN in 1987.  She moved to Colorado Springs after graduation and worked in several privately owned outpatient orthopedic clinics before starting at Penrose Hospital in 1999. Kathleen continues to work with patients with orthopedic problems and has a special interest, and extensive training, in soft tissue osteopathic techniques including functional dry needling and treatment for the temporal mandibular joint. Kathleen and her husband have three boys and enjoy skiing and camping together. She also enjoys scrapbooking, card making and her girlfriend trips.
    Vicki-Leiber.pngVicki is an Outpatient Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer who has been a member of the Penrose-St. Francis team since 1993. She specializes in treating patients of all ages with orthopedic injuries and for cancer rehab. She attended Purdue University and graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine with her degree in Physical Therapy. In her free time, she enjoys cycling and is currently in the process of cycling across the USA with her husband and 2 children.  Her other hobbies include scrapbooking, quilting and hiking.
    Olivia WitteOlivia is an outpatient physical therapist who has been with Centura since 2009. She began her affiliation at St. Mary Corwin in Pueblo working as a bedside and Inpatient Rehab physical therapist. She has been at Penrose Hospital since December 2015. She enjoys working with patients that have neurological disorders and in particular loves working to help patients regain their strength, balance and confidence to return to the things that they enjoy. Olivia graduated from Creighton University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in early 2009 and earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (Go Huskers!) in the summer of 1998. Between undergrad and graduate school she worked as a Research Assistant, Web Programmer and Designer, and a CNA, among other things. When not at work she enjoys exploring Colorado with her husband and two dogs, cycling, reading, art, and cinema.
    Sarah WieheSarah is an outpatient physical therapist at Penrose Hospital. She specializes in treating clients with neurologic disorders ranging from stroke, spinal cord and multiple sclerosis. In 2014, she became a Neurologic Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. In December of 2014, she became certified in LSVT BIG therapy for treating Parkinson’s patients. This has become a passion of hers and she recently received a grant from the Leadership Circle at Penrose Hospital to begin a community based wellness program for people with Parkinson’s. She received an Assistive Technology Certification in December of 2015 and helps run the specialized wheelchair clinic. She has been part of Centura Health since 2009 working throughout the system at Penrose Hospital and Centura Home Care. Prior to moving to Colorado, she lived in Raleigh, North Carolina and worked in Acute Care and Inpatient Rehab on a locked Brain Injury Unit. She received her Bachelor of Science in 1996 and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley University in Allendale Michigan. She is married with two children and enjoys traveling and hiking.
    Jennaya ColónsJennaya is a Physical Therapist Assistant and has been a part of the team at Penrose Hospital Outpatient Therapy since June 2015. She graduated from Pueblo Community College with her Associates of Applied Science in May of 2015. As a student, she was awarded the Pauline Cerasoli Academic and Clinical Excellence Award presented by the APTA Colorado Chapter in April of 2015, reflecting her passion and dedication to this field.  She completed her last clinical rotation as a student at Penrose Hospital, which then led to a wonderful job opportunity. She enjoys treating a large variety of diagnoses including both neurological and orthopedic and is still exploring the diverse diagnoses and treatments;  she has been able to find love and interest in many different areas.  Orthopedic diagnoses  tend to be her favorite, as she is an ardent believer in manual therapy and the importance of postural alignment.  She also enjoys the many aspects neurological disorders have to offer and is passionate about expanding her knowledge of  the intricate treatments and ideas including amputees, strokes, TBI’s, oncology patients, et cetera. She is a motivated learner and has a large desire be challenged and step outside of her comfort zone; she is currently in the process of obtaining her certification to become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.  She believes that it is important to stay flexible with the given caseload due to her first priority of getting patients back to functioning as close to their prior level as possible. She is excited to continue to grow at Penrose Hospital. She enjoys staying active with hiking and anything else outdoors with her husband and son. They also love watching sports, and are avid Dallas Cowboys Football fans.
    Lynette-Olson.pngLynette is a Physical Therapist Assistant at Penrose Hospital Outpatient rehabilitation.  She graduated from Pueblo Community College with an Associate's degree in Applied Science in 1997 and has worked at Penrose Hospital ever since. Lynette is a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, as well as, the oncology liaison between rehab and Penrose Cancer Center. She specializes in treating neurological conditions, such as strokes, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Lynette believes that recovery is a team approach, and always tries to add compassion and humor into each treatment session.  She enjoys four wheeling with her family and many outdoor activities.
  • Penrose Hospital Occupational Therapy Staff

  • Terri-Cassidy.pngTerri has been working as an Occupational Therapist at Penrose Hospital since 2001.  Her primary focus has been treating individuals with neurological deficits on the inpatient rehabilitation unit and in outpatient.  She specializes in vision rehabilitation and driver rehabilitation. Terri received her MS in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 2001. She received certification in NDT therapy in 2005. In 2011 Terri was instrumental in starting Fitness to Drive, the Driver Rehabilitation Program through the Outpatient Therapy Department at Penrose Hospital. She is currently a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist.  Outside of work Terri enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.
    Kim KennedyKim is an occupational therapist at Penrose Hospital Outpatient Therapy. Currently, she specializes in working with clients with neurologic disorders like stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and others. In addition to working with neurologic disorders, she has orthopedic training in UE rehabilitation and hand therapy.  She is currently working on getting lymphedema certified to work in Penrose Hospital’s growing lymphedema program. Kim graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science and from Texas Woman’s University in Houston with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She has worked at Penrose Hospital for 12 years in all of the rehabilitation departments. Prior to moving to Colorado, Kim worked in a rehabilitation hospital in Tennessee as well as the VA hospital in Nashville with a specialty in geriatric rehabilitation, hands and wound care.  She is married with two children. Kim was a competitive swimmer in college and her children are now involved in year-round competitive swimming.  Kim and her family live an active outdoor lifestyle and look forward to ski season every year.
    Kathryn SeibertKat has been as occupational therapist for 26 years. She graduated from Colorado State University in 1990, and has as worked in a wide variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, home care, and skilled nursing. From 2005 – 2015, Kat was a Certified Hand Therapist. She has experience working with both neurological and orthopedic diagnoses, and assists with driving evaluations and vision training. Kat and her husband enjoy spending free time with their two children and their dog. 
    LilHooperWEB.pngLil is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with an additional certification in lymphedema (CLT-UE).  She has been with Penrose-St. Francis since 1990. Lil earned her degree through Pueblo Community College and her certification through Klose Training and Consulting. Lil works closely with the occupational therapists treating lymphedema, hand, breast cancer and neurologically involved patients. In her spare time, she runs a small business and spends time with family.
  • Penrose Hospital Speech Therapy Staff

  • Gretchen-Harder.pngGretchen is a Speech Language Pathologist in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at Penrose Hospital.  She works with patients with disorders including stroke, traumatic brain injury, voice, and progressive neurological diseases and specializes in aphasia, cognitive/linguistic retraining and dysphagia.  Gretchen graduated from Marquette University with a Master's of Science degree in Communication Disorders in May of 1986.  She is a member of the American Hearing and Speech Association (ASHA) and is Vital Stim Certified. Gretchen has worked at Penrose Hospital for 14 years. She and her husband have two grown children and enjoy hiking in Colorado and spending time with their family and yellow lab.
    Megan MillerMegan is a Speech Language Pathologist at Penrose-St. Francis Rehabilitation. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree and in 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she was also a student-athlete on the women’s soccer team. Megan is a member of the American Hearing and Speech Association (ASHA). She is a Colorado native and enjoys all of the outdoor activities that it has to offer throughout the year.
  • Penrose Hospital Rehabilitation Technician

  • Kim-Myers.pngKim is the rehabilitation technician in OP Rehab. She has worked in rehabilitation for more than 31 years. When she first started at Penrose the job was "on the job training." After a couple of years a more formal training program took shape and that took two years to complete. Kim had classes in modalities, orthopedic rehab, stroke/neuro rehab, pool therapy, etc. She loves working with all the patients but if she had to choose she would say she is the most passionate about working with older patients. Hearing their stories she has learned so much about "life." In her spare time Kim likes to walk, hike, read, bike, kayak, and travel; she feels most at home when she is in the mountains.
  • Penrose Hospital Neuropsychology Staff

  • Dr. Michael NunleyDr. Michael Nunley earned his doctorate at the University of North Dakota. This was after completing his internship in rehabilitation neuropsychology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. It was at that point that he became employed by his mentor, Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal, who was one of the most influential neuropsychologists in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. Thus, Dr. Nunley's training and vocational interests have been strongly devoted to the rehabilitation of those suffering from neurological injuries. 

    He came to Colorado Springs in 1992 to assist in developing an outpatient program for patients with acquired/traumatic brain injury. After several years, he then joined the staff of an acute care hospital developing rehabilitation programs, for in- and outpatients, which focused on neurological populations. He concurrently was consulting in Greely, CO with a residential/day treatment program for survivors of head injury. 

    Over the past decade, Dr. Nunley has focused on sports-related head injury. How such injuries affect individuals, aiding them feel better with treatment and referrals, assisting them back into school/work environments, and helping them return to work and play have taken up the majority of his time.

    In his spare time, he enjoys his family, three rescue dogs, and watching college football.

  • Penrose Hospital Rehabilitation Manager

  • Kristi-Ecklund.pngKristi is the manager at Penrose Hospital outpatient therapy. She is a physical therapist who specializes in working with clients with neurologic disorders like stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and others. Kristi graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, in May of 1996, with a master's degree in Physical Therapy.  In June 2010 she became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the American Academy of Brain Injury Specialists.  Kristi is the co-chair of the Brain Injury Professional's Network in Colorado Springs. Besides working with clients with a neurologic issue, she specializes in working with people with leg amputations or braces, and works in the wheelchair clinic. Kristi has worked at Penrose for 14 years in the out-patient department.  She is married and has four young boys, as a family they have an active outdoor lifestyle and are involved in many sports.
  • St. Francis Physical Therapy Staff

  • Emily Nichols

    Emily has been a physical therapist at St. Francis Medical Center since 2015. She has been a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2007 following graduation from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. Emily has specialized in treating orthopedic patients including educating patients thereby enabling the patient to better treat themselves assisting them in meeting their expected goals. She has particular interest in postural correction and core strengthening as a foundation for all movement. In her spare time Emily enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, traveling and skiing.

    Chelsey Klimek

    Chelsey graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017. Chelsey works in the outpatient setting providing therapy services to patients with a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological impairments. Chelsey has a passion for educating patients of all activity levels how to take a more active role in their health through physical movement to achieve their highest level of functioning possible. Outside of work Chelsey enjoys hiking, snowboarding, playing guitar, and reading.

    Elizabeth BlakeleyElizabeth has been working as a physical therapy assistant for over 19 years, being with Penrose St. Francis since 2011. She works with a variety of orthopedic patients from different age groups to help them recover after surgery or an injury. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in mathematics and her PTA from Fayetteville Tech Community College. Her special interest is in orthopedics and has worked in outpatient, inpatient and long-term rehab facilities. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and hiking.
    Sue Daughhetee

    Sue has her Masters of Physical Therapy; she graduated in 2000 from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Sue worked in a variety of settings prior to coming to St. Francis Medical Center in 2013. These settings include inpatient, acute care, sports medicine and inpatient rehabilitation. She has expertise with the neurologically involved patient population in addition to treating concussions, vestibular dysfunction, orthopedic and the amputee population. She has a passion of working with persons undergoing cancer treatment as she is herself a two time cancer survivor. Outside of work Sue spends her spare time skiing in the winter, golfing in the summer and traveling.

  • St. Francis Medical Center Speech Therapy Staff

  • Carrie Waters

    Carrie is a Speech-Language Pathologist at St. Francis Medical Center; she joined the team in 2013. Carrie graduated with her Master of Science degree in 1992 from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY where she had spent most of her life. She has been working as an SLP for over 29 years and enjoys caring for people of all ages with a special interest in treating Dysphagia and Pulmonary disorders for Tracheostomy, Ventilator- dependent patients, Voice and Communication for Head and Neck Cancer including evaluation, fitting/placement of Tracheoesophageal Voice prostheses for alaryngeal voice/speech restoration. She also enjoys working with concussion/traumatic brain injury and cognitive impairments. Carrie resides in Falcon and has two awesome kids. She is an accomplished pianist, enjoys taking walks and traveling with her family.

  • St. Francis Medical Center Women's Care & Pelvic Floor Staff

  • Sheryl graduated from the physical therapy program at the University of Minnesota in 1989. In 1996, she attended her first women’s health course and found her passion. Sheryl treats women, men and children with various pelvic floor dysfunctions including incontinence and pelvic pain. She is also a teaching assistant for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She has training and knowledge in various manual interventions such as myofascial release, craniosacral and visceral mobilization that are helpful in treating pelvic floor dysfunctions. Sheryl enjoys biking, hiking, camping, golf, skiing and scrapbooking in her time away from work.
    Sarah OurenSarah grew up in McPherson, Kansas. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Wichita State University. She loves treating people in all walks of life and with various diagnoses, but has a specific passion for pelvic physical therapy. She understands the profound impact pelvic dysfunctions have on a person and the incredible hope that can be gained through physical therapy. She loves to use manual interventions, strengthening, and education for treatment of pelvic disorders. Sarah enjoys hiking, biking, playing soccer, and spending time with her husband and 2 young children.
    Olivia StanzerOlivia completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth where, thanks to her first clinical instructor, she found her passion for pelvic floor physical therapy. Since then she has immersed herself in the women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction world continuing to grow her knowledge and stay up to date with the latest research. She is additionally certified as a prenatal yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance and as a Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach through The Integrative Women’s Health Institute. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, skiing, and practicing yoga.
  • St. Francis Medical Center Rehabilitation Manager

  • Jean Offutt-Lindt, PTJean has been a physical therapist since 1985 after graduating from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She returned to graduate school and attained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from AT Still University in AZ. Jean has worked at St. Francis Medical Center since 2008 and has been with the Centura family since 1990. She moved into management in 2016 and is enjoying the challenges and personal growth opportunities it has brought. Jean has an affinity for the orthopedic population and has become certified in Dry Needling to address musculoskeletal dysfunction in addition to being a certified massage therapist. Jean has additional expertise in the treatment of vestibular dysfunction and treats all systems (vestibular, visual and musculoskeletal) for concussion involved clientele. For fun Jean is a mogul skier and a 14,000ft mountain “bagger.” She is married with two adult children who live too far away.
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