Mike Sinn, PTA
Area Manager
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Mike believes in partnering with organizations to create long-term success. Mike graduated from Professional Skills Institute (PSI) in 1993. Resident of Latty, Ohio, He has 16 years of experience in long-term care, with 15 years of skilled nursing facility management experience. Mike places a strong emphasis on delivering outstanding customer service to both the residents and facility staff.

Denise Richlen, PT WCC
Area Manager
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Denise is a physical therapist graduate of the University of Evansville and has had 20 years of experience as a clinician and 18 years in management. She was the owner of her own private practice, specializing in Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Ergonomic Consulting. Denise is a Wound Care Certified clinician by the National Alliance for Wound Care. She does wound consulting and teaches appropriate wound care to therapists and nurses. Denise researches and develops clinical education programs in all areas of treatment for Paragon. She specializes in the accreditation of those programs and training our Paragon clinicians. This ensures Paragon therapists will deliver state-of-the-art treatments to our patients. Denise is an active member of the APTA, Geriatrics and CEMS Sections.

Amanda Wells, PTA
Area Manager
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Amanda graduated from Lutheran College of Health Profession in 1997 with Associate’s Degree as a physical therapist assistant, and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in healthcare management from Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne in 2003. Amanda has been a Licensed PTA for 16 years, with experience in acute care, acute rehab and skilled nursing facilities, including 8 years of department management experience. Amanda has a commitment to ensure quality patient care and excellent customer service. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association - Geriatric and Health Administration Section Member.

Tammy Taylor-Woods, PTA
Area Manager
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Tammy graduated from Vincennes University in 1988. She has experience providing physical therapy in acute hospital, onsite industrial/workcomp, outpatient neuro/orthopedic and long-term care. She started her career with Paragon in 2010 as a Program Director. She was promoted to Area Manager in 2012. Tammy feels it is important to provide excellent customer service with both residents and facility staff in mind.

Lisa Shultz, MA, CCC-SLP
Area Manager
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Lisa received her Bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Purdue University. Lisa went on to receive her Master ’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Ball State University. Lisa has vast experience with First Steps, school based therapy, Home Health Care, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Sub-Acute Rehabilitation. Lisa began her career at Paragon Rehabilitation in 2011, with the past three years spent in management. Lisa is an active member of American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and special interest groups: dysphagia and cognitive rehabilitation. Lisa works hard to lead by example and provide outstanding customer service at all times.

Adnan M. Hussain
Area Manager
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Adnan has worked in the healthcare industry for over 10 years. He’s enjoyed numerous positions ranging from inpatient rehab to acute care to SNF/LTC, and has had multiple years of management experience in a variety of skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. He began his career with Paragon in 2015 as a Program Director for a very large Trilogy health campus, and was promoted to Area Manager shortly thereafter where he supports both the Michigan and Northern Ohio market. His main goal is to ensure that our patients are receiving optimum rehabilitation services while ensuring employee and customer satisfaction.

Marilyn Winkel, MS, OTR
Director of Clinical Support
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Marilyn received her Bachelor's degree from Purdue University, and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. With over 20 years of experience as a clinician, she has provided patient care and management in a variety of settings, including acute care, outpatient, private practice, and long-term care. She has been employed with Paragon Rehab for over ten years, first as a Program Director, and then in Clinical Support beginning in 2010. Marilyn's expertise includes successful medical review outcomes and appeals management, as well as clinical education focusing on quality documentation and Medicare regulations for Paragon's team members and customers.

Francis Usis, PT
Clinical Support Specialist
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Francis received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy at De La Salle University-Health Science Institute (DLSU-HSI) in 1992.  He spent 4 years at DLSU-HSI as Physical Therapy Instructor.  His 23-year career as a Physical Therapist has included management and patient care in long-term care, out-patient, home health care, acute care and psychiatric hospitals.  Francis began his career with Paragon as Program Director in 2011, and was promoted in 2014 as Clinical Support Specialist where he completes documentation audits for a proactive approach toward Medical Reviews and ensures compliance with Medicare regulation.  He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Vic Ramos, PT
Clinical Support Specialist
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Vic obtained his degree in Physical Therapy from UERMMMC Philippines in 1997. He has total of 18 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. He spent 10 years in the academe in different capacities as a Physical Therapy Instructor, Clinical Coordinator, Review Coordinator and as Chairman of the Department of PT of the Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines. He was a Program Director for more than 3 years prior to his promotion to Clinical Support Specialist with Paragon Rehabilitation in April 2015.

Erin DuPrae, OTR/L
Clinical Support Specialist
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Erin has worked in skilled nursing and long term care for 16 years, with the last 13 years spent in management at the facility level.  Erin joined the clinical support team in May 2015.  After graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, Erin has always enjoyed working with the geriatric population.  Her efforts were directed toward returning each individual to his/her prior level of function, while incorporating humor and fun to improve quality of life. She looks forward to working hard to assure compliance with documentation, to educate our therapists of Medicare regulations, and to share her clinical knowledge.

Kathleen Shepler, MS/CCC-SLP
Clinical Support Specialist
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Kathleen is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who received her bachelor’s degree from Butler University and a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Purdue University.  Kathleen has worked in the public school system and the home health setting, with a primary focus in skilled nursing and long-term care for over 15 years.  She feels it is a great privilege to serve the geriatric population.  Kathleen is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and has represented Paragon by presenting for the Indiana Speech Language Hearing Association, of which she is also a member. Kathleen has several years of various management experience at the facility level.  She started with Paragon in 2012 as a staff SLP and transitioned to the Clinical Support team in September 2016, working to support other therapists by providing education in therapy clinical documentation, Medicare compliance, and program development.

Jennifer Kima
Recruiter
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Jennifer Kima joined Paragon’s recruiting team in 2008. Prior to her move to Paragon, Jennifer served as a recruiter for Healthcare Therapy Services for 7 years. She is responsible for recruiting in IN, KY and IL, and supports therapy recruiting in all Paragon states. Jennifer handles candidate sourcing, pay rate negotiation and paperwork for all new hires, as well as third party contract negotiation. She graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA with a food marketing degree.

Megan Brinkmeyer, MBA
Recruiter
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Megan received her Bachelor’s Degree in business administration with a minor in human resource management in 2005 from National University in San Diego, CA. She completed her MBA in 2008 at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She has been recruiting healthcare professionals for 7 years, including therapists, mid-level providers, and physicians. Megan has been with Paragon since June 2009.

Amy Santillo
Recruiter
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Amy joined Paragon Rehabilitation in October of 2013 as the Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Paragon, she had 11 years of demonstrated success as a sales professional. In September of 2015, Amy transitioned to a recruiting role in an effort to grow in a different capacity with Paragon. By applying the same skill sets she used in business development, Amy strives to obtain new employees that possess qualities such as integrity, dedication, compassion and respect. She is responsible for the Home Health Division, Clinical Placements, and Career Fairs. Amy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Malone University in Canton, Ohio.

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