Physical Therapists

Julie Bender

Julie Bender graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Francis University, where she received a Bachelor of Health Science in 2005, and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007. She has experience in school based pediatrics, home health, and outpatient orthopedics. Prior to joining Camco she was employed as the Clinical Director of a small outpatient clinic. She attends several continuing education courses annually and holds a current Direct Access certification. Email Julie

Renee Gates

Renee Gates graduated Cum Laude from Saint Francis University in 2004 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Renee has provided school-based physical therapy throughout numerous counties, including Cambria and Indiana. She also provides early intervention services. Renee has provided physical therapy in practice areas of acute care, outpatient, pediatrics, and home health. Renee has attended numerous continuing education courses primarily in pediatrics. She has been an active APTA member since 2002. Email Renee

Alissa McMullen

Alissa Rose McMullen graduated from University of Scranton in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She began working in an inpatient brain injury facility from 1990-1995 while she pursued her Master Degree of Health Sciences specializing in Adult and Pediatric Neurology in 1994. Alissa has been working with 3-21 year old students in the school setting since 1995. She has also worked in skilled nursing facilities, home health, and early intervention. Email Alissa

Kristi Millward

Kristi Millward, DPT graduated from Saint Francis University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Science and in 2012 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has experience in home health, long term rehabilitation, and outpatient. She provides home health services for Camco throughout the Cambria county area. Email Kristi or call 814.266.6651 x4028

Kimberly Motter-Wess

Kimberly Motter-Wess, PT, DPT, is a 2012 graduate of Gannon University, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Prior to earning her doctorate, she attended West Virginia University and was a member of the WVU Honors College. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2008, with a degree in Exercise Physiology. During her time at Gannon, Kim completed physical therapy clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedics, acute care, skilled nursing, and school-based pediatrics. As a student, Kim was a member of a research group that examined the fear of falling in older adults. Kim assisted in presenting their research, “Fear of Falling: A Qualitative Investigation”, at the 2012 PPTA Conference. Kim has enhanced her professional knowledge with participation in clinical education courses including: Cascade Dafo Orthotics, Research and Advances in Spina Bifida Care from Birth Through Adulthood, Exercise for an Aging Population: The Evidence, and Physical Therapy Management of the Child with Complex Medical Needs Across Practice Settings. Kim works primarily as a school-based physical therapist for Camco throughout Cambria, Indiana, and Somerset Counties. Email Kimberly or call 814.266.6651 ext. 4040

Nicole O'Neill-Boland

Nicole O’Neill-Boland, DPT, is a 2007, Magna Cum Laude graduate of Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. She has worked in many settings since graduation including outpatient orthopedics, outpatient pediatrics, school-based physical therapy, and home health. Pediatrics has always been her dream job as she believes that the ability to improve a child’s life brings the greatest joy. She has completed many continuing education courses in pediatrics and orthopedics. Email Nicole or call 814.691.2436

Melissa Pozun

Melissa Pozun graduated from Saint Francis University with a Bachelor of Health Science in 2011 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. Currently, Melissa is working in home health setting. She has previous experience in the outpatient and skilled nursing settings. She has a special interest in prosthetics, joint replacements, and fall prevention. She is also credentialed through the APTA as a clinical instructor. Email Melissa or call 814.266.6651 ext. 4005

Jennifer Randall

Jennifer Randall, DPT, graduated from Saint Francis University, where she received a Bachelor of Health Science in 2008, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. She has experience in the inpatient rehab setting, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. Since 2012, Jennifer has been an Adjunct Professor at Saint Francis University, where she provides lectures to physical therapy graduate students, including topics on ethics, geriatric cardiopulmonary, and geriatric rehabilitation. Jennifer achieved Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist in July 2018 and is also a Certified Exercise Expert of the Aging Adult. She loves working with the geriatric population and helping them thrive in their own environment. Email Jennifer or call 814.266.6651 ext. 4072

Juliana Ricupero

Juliana Ricupero, MSPT, is a 2002 graduate of D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, with a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She is a well-rounded clinician with a multitude of clinic experiences in school based pediatrics, sub-acute care, home health, and outpatient orthopedics. Her personal areas of interest include school-based pediatrics and home health. Her personal treatment philosophy is: “I believe all of my patients deserve my full attention and utmost respect, during every visit. I will employ my knowledge, skills, and experiences to assist my patients in achieving their personal goals. I will also be an active advocate for all of my patients and work, in concert with parents, families, physicians, nurses, and all members of the healthcare team, to ensure a better quality of life for my patients.” Email Juliana

Paul Romanchock

Paul Romanchock graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology in 1991. He then graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1996 with his Master of Physical Therapy. Paul has been employed by Camco since 2012 and works in the home health setting. Paul has previous experience in the areas of acute care, outpatient, and skilled nursing. Call 814.266.6651 ext. 4056

Kristina Shesko

Kristina Shesko graduated from Temple University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She also has a Master of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Pittsburgh as well as graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics and a minor in Computer Science. She has over 20 years of experience in providing skilled physical therapy services in a variety of settings such as school-based, early intervention, home health, inpatient rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, and acute care. Kristina was an invited clinical expert for the Brain Injury State of the Art Conference in Arlington Virginia in 2008. Conference presentations include: “Community Re-entry for Brain Injured Individuals: Best Clinical Practice” at the 2008 Delaware Brain Injury Association Annual Conference and “Rehabilitation for Brain Injured Soldiers” at the 2008 Second Annual Military Conference in Washington DC. Publications include “Ability of Functional Independence Measure to accurately predict functional outcomes of stroke-specific population: Systematic Review,” published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development and “Enhanced Neurorehabilitation Techniques in the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Assistive Living Pilot Project,” published in NeuroRehabilitation. Currently, Kristina is a school-based physical therapist in Somerset, Cambria, and Westmoreland counties. Email Kristina or call 814.266.6651 Ext. 4025

Christa Stipanovich

Christa Marie Stipanovich, Licensed Physical Therapist, holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University, as well as Master and Bachelor Degrees in Physical Therapy, from Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. Christa completed affiliations in the areas of acute care, orthopedic rehab, home health, and pediatrics during her time at Jefferson. Her pediatric affiliation was completed at the Alfred I DuPont Institute in 2001. Prior to attending Thomas Jefferson University, Christa completed her Bachelor Degree from Slippery Rock University in Exercise Science with a Minor in Gerontology. While attending Slippery Rock University, Christa studied “Cross Cultural Issues in International Health” in Italy, during the summer of 1996. Christa has participated in and continues to attend various continuing education courses to enhance her professional practice, and ultimately assist her patients to achieve the most functional outcomes possible. Christa is a member of the Task Force as well as the Sensory Team for Camco. Christa has been an employee of Camco since 2002 and provides physical therapy services in a variety of settings including school-based, early intervention, and home health. Email Christa

Wendy Swick

Wendy Swick is a 1994 graduate of D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York with a Master of Physical Therapy. Wendy has been employed by Camco since 1996, and currently works in the home health setting. She has previous experience in acute care. Call 814.266.6651 ext. 4024

Jacy Walker-White

Jacy graduated Cum Laude from Saint Francis University In 2012, where she received a Bachelor of Health Science. Jacy earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Francis University in 2014. Jacy completed clinical rotations in multiple settings including: acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient. Prior to being employed with Camco, Jacy was the clinical director of an outpatient clinic. She is a member of the APTA and stays up to date with her continuing education. Jacy currently enjoys working in the home health and school-based settings for Camco. Email Jacy or call 814.26.6651 ext. 4071

Karen Williams

Karen is a 1977 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with a degree in Physical Therapy. During her early years of employment, Karen worked in acute care, home health, and pediatric private practice settings. In 1989, she chose to concentrate on providing service as a school-based physical therapist and has worked in this environment for nearly 30 years. She has treated a caseload that ranges from 3-21 years of age. Additionally, she has worked in the Early Intervention setting treating children from birth to 3 years old. She received her Neurodevelopmental Pediatric Treatment Certification in 1986. In 1990 she was awarded the Apple Achievement Award, a certificate of recognition from the Chandler School District in Arizona for outstanding service to students in the district. Karen has always focused on meeting the needs of the student and strives to improve their physical abilities. She attends continuing education courses in order to stay current with her treatment approach. Karen feels that she has a rewarding career in that she is able to have a positive impact on the lives of the students she serves. Email Karen