Our Corporate Office Team
Joel was born and raised in Brainard, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he not only obtained his Bachelor’s degree but was also a member of the award-winning, three-time, National Championship football teams for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Upon graduation, Joel moved to Arizona to play in the National Football League (NFL) for the Arizona Cardinals. Following his retirement from the NFL, he coached football at the University of Virginia. There, he learned his true calling was in the field of physical therapy. He graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Creighton University and currently focuses his practice on developing physical therapy clinics in Nebraska. Joel is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association, and he serves on the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
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Vice President of Finance
Natalie was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but was raised in southern Colorado. She returned to her roots in Nebraska to obtain a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she was a Student Regent on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Natalie has continued to develop her clinical and practice skills in patient care, staff and health care management and administration, and has been an American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) board certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) since 1999. She is also an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Natalie furthered her education by receiving a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Creighton University. She has received numerous professional recognitions and awards for her work in physical therapy and management. Natalie is a member of, and has served in leadership positions for, APTA, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association, and the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. She currently serves on the Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy and as Treasurer on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Board of Directors.
Vice President of Operations
Cory originally hails from the great state of South Dakota. He was raised in Irene and attended Mount Marty College where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Chemistry. He went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. Since then Cory, has practiced outpatient orthopedics, home health, inpatient and skilled nursing physical therapy. He has worked exclusively in the outpatient orthopedic setting since 2001 with an emphasis in sports medicine. Cory has been trained in Postural Restoration and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association. He lives in Wahoo, Nebraska and volunteers in numerous community organizations.
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Chief Operations Officer
Josh was born and raised in Beatrice, Nebraska. He moved to Lincoln to obtain his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He then moved to Omaha to attend Creighton University where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Since then Josh has continued to refine his skills and worked with patients of all ages, with many different diagnoses and functional levels and has been board certified as an orthopedic specialist (OCS), and is certified in Level 1 Functional Dry Needling by Kinetacore. Josh received the Young Alumni Award from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. Josh is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association and a Director Emeritus member of the Alumni Advisory Board of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University.
Chief Financial Officer
Lisa was raised in Omaha, Nebraska where she graduated from Millard West High School. After high school she attended College of Saint Mary and was a part of the softball program. She then moved out of state and attended American InterContinental University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management degree. After completing her degree she continued her education and focus on medical billing by obtaining her Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) certification before returning home to Omaha. Lisa is currently on the board for the Nebraska SIDS Foundation and a member of the agency's Case Review Team for Douglas County. In the fall of 2019, Lisa received the prestigious Midlands Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award. Lisa may be reached at email@example.com.
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Director of Corporate Relations
Jeff was born and raised in David City, Nebraska. He moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to obtain his Bachelor’s degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the football team. He then moved to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the University of Nebraska Medical Center. There, he earned his Master and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy. Since then, Jeff has continued to refine his skills and has been board certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and as an American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) . In addition, he is certified as a Sportsmetrics trainer, a program proven to reduce ACL injuries. Jeff is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, The Nebraska Physical Therapy Association, and The National Strength and Conditioning Association.
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Director of Practice Management
Lauren was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Following high school, she went to Truman State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and played collegiate soccer. Lauren then attended Creighton University where she obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is a board-certified orthopedic specialist after completing a residency with Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA) Practice Management committee and an American Physical Therapy Association credentialed clinical instructor. Lauren has also completed advanced training in women’s health physical therapy and helps as a Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy lab instructor during the summer
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Chief Compliance Officer
Director of Professional Development
Dan was born and raised In Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended college and graduate school at Clarke College in Dubuque, IA where he earned a doctorate in physical therapy. In addition, he competed in intercollegiate baseball and tennis. He has since become a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) and received advanced aquatic therapy training. Dan enjoys working with all types of orthopedic patients, especially runners and triathletes. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has served as APTA of Nebraska Executive Board Secretary since 2018.
Director of Human Resources
Irene was born and raised in Cozad, Nebraska. She moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where she attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. While working for a Nebraska based management, development and consulting firm, she earned her Masters in Adult Education and Human Resources. Irene teaches human relations and management classes at local universities, is a former board member of Heartland Family Services, and belongs to the Human Resource Association of the Midlands and the Society for Human Resource Management. Irene earned her SHRM-CP certification in 2018.
Director of Business Development
Kathy was born in Lincoln and raised in Omaha. She is a Gross High grad and received her bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from UNO. Kathy earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, from the University of Nebraska. She has served as CEO of three local nonprofit organizations and worked at The Nebraska Medical Center in the Occupational Health, Community Relations, and Marketing Departments. Kathy is a graduate of Leadership Omaha Class 32, the Nonprofit Executive Institute, and the American Hospital Association’s Creating Healthier Communities Fellowship. She is a former board member of WELLCOM, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Downtown YMCA, and Prevent Blindness Nebraska. Kathy currently serves on the board for Wear Yellow Nebraska and the Gretna Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she is on the Greater Omaha Chamber Business Excellence Awards Selection Committee.
Director of Billing
Jon was born in Omaha and raised in Papillion where he attended and graduated from Papillion LaVista high school. Jon worked while attending the University of Phoenix where he received an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration and Management. He then attended Bellevue University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Analysis and Management. Jon joined the Makovicka Physical Therapy billing team in 2014; he was promoted to Billing Supervisor, and earned his Certified Professional Coder certification. Jon was again promoted--this time to Billing Director in 2019. Jon directs the billing staff for all of the Makovicka Physical Therapy locations.