• 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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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 Medical Center Clinical Staff

  • Anne LanghorstAnne is a physical therapist at St. Francis Medical Center. Anne earned her doctorate of physical therapy from Creighton University. She has been a physical therapist for 2 years and has treated a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Outside of work, Anne enjoys skiing, hiking, reading and traveling.
    Emily NicholsEmily is a physical therapist at St. Francis Medical Center. She earned her doctorate of physical therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. She has worked as a physical therapist since 2007. Emily’s goal is to help her patients meet their goals and return to their normal way of life as soon as possible. She enjoys working with a wide variety of patients, but the majority of her experience is with treating orthopedic injuries and surgeries. In her free time Emily and her husband enjoy decorating their home, hiking, biking and playing outside.
    Jean Offutt-LindtJean has more than 27 years experience in physical therapy. She has worked with Centura health since 1990. Jean obtained her PT degree in Denver from UCHSC; currently she is pursuing the transitional doctor of PT with expected completion in spring of 2014. Specializing in orthopedics Jean has training in dry needling and vestibular dysfunction. Additionally, she is a certified massage therapist. Jean has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 25 years and they have two fabulous children who are both away pursuing their college degrees. For fun in her spare time, she climbs 14,000ft mountains, is a mogul skier and has recently taken up mountain biking. When she is in the mood for quiet time, she enjoys reading and quilting.
    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 DaughheteeSue has her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Missouri. She has been a physical therapist for 13 years and has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient sports medicine and in/outpatient rehab for neurological diagnoses. She has a specialty certification for treating MS patients. She has lived in Colorado Springs for 8 years and enjoys skiing, golfing, and hiking with her dogs.
  • St. Francis Medical Center Occupational Therapy Staff

  • Tara AndrusTara Andrus is an Occupational Therapist at Penrose St. Francis Medical Center.  She is one of our newest team members and serves the outpatient population at Sisters Grove Pavilion, as well as inpatients within the Medical Center.  Tara received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 2009. She has been working as an OT for 4 years and enjoys helping people who have suffered from stroke & brain injuries, upper extremity dysfunction, lymphedema, and visual deficits. In her spare time Tara enjoys traveling, outdoor recreation with her husband, knitting, and cooking.
  • St. Francis Medical Center Speech Therapy Staff

  • Carrie WatersCarrie Gawe is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Penrose St. Francis Medical Center.  She serves to rehabilitate the outpatient population at Sisters Grove Pavilion, as well as inpatients within St. Francis Medical Center. Carrie received her Master's of Science Degree in 1992 from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York where she spent most of her life growing up.  She has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the past 25 years and enjoys providing care for people of all ages with a special interest in treating Dysphagia and Pulmonary Disorders for Tracheostomy/Ventilator-Dependent patients, Voice and Communication Disorders for Head and Neck Cancer  and individuals with Cognitive impairments.  Carrie is married and resides in Falcon, CO and has two awesome kids!  She is an accomplished pianist, enjoys taking nature walks with her husband and traveling with family.
  • St. Francis Medical Center Rehabilitation Manager

  • Andi-McDonough.pngAndi has worked at Penrose since 1994, first as a staff therapist and progressing to manager. She has had the opportunity to work in all areas including skilled nursing, acute care, sub acute, inpatient rehab and outpatient for varying amounts of time. Andi did her undergraduate studies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and her graduate training through University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. She holds a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. Her passion is promoting an environment where both patients and staff want to be. She places high value on patient and associate satisfaction, high patient outcomes and strong team dynamics. In her spare time, Andi enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and traveling.
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