A company founded by therapists who care.
In 2002, five Louisiana therapists came together with a mission – to provide superior therapy services with dedication and compassion unsurpassed by anyone in the industry. Since that time, Therapy Center has become a leading provider of comprehensive therapy services, offered in a broad range of settings including clinics, hospitals, schools, home health and a growing number of skilled nursing facilities.
What sets Therapy Center apart is our strong commitment to providing the best service to our patients and education for our staff. We pride ourselves in maintaining open lines of communication with each facility we work with, supporting our therapists with extra help when caseloads are high, and treating each patient with compassion and clinical skills that are second to none.
M. Shane Castille, PT
Originally from Eunice, LA, Shane graduated from LSUE in 1994 and received his Physical Therapy degree from The LSU Medical Center in Shreveport in 1996. Shane oversees the company’s operations and has been an integral part of our Long Term Care and Nursing Home Care units.
Steve Coon, LOTR, MBA, HCA
Steve brings more than thirteen years experience in healthcare management and outpatient, nursing home, home health, inpatient rehab, and skilled nursing facility care to Therapy Center. He earned his Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburg in 1997 and his Masters of Business and Health Care Administration in 2001 from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Steve remains highly involved in contract procurement, business development, personnel management, financial management, and overall operations.
Shannon Lemoine, PT
Shannon graduated from LSU Medical Center in Shreveport in 1996 with a degree in Physical Therapy. He has experience with nursing home care, home health care, acute care, outpatient therapy, management, and compliance education throughout all of our facilities in Southwest and Central Louisiana. Shannon continues to oversee operations at the Lemoine Therapy Services branch of our company.
Peter Torpy, PT
Originally from “the land down under” Perth, Western Australia, Peter graduated from the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1995. Peter enjoys treating patients as well as being a liaison between our company and the companies we do business with, making sure Therapy Center upholds our responsibilities and commitments to our patients, the facilities we work with, and their respective licensing boards.
Stephen VanHook, PT
Born and raised in Jennings, LA, Stevie graduated from LSU Medical Center in Shreveport with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1996 and has provided physical therapy services throughout Jeff Davis Parish. His experience in hospital, outpatient clinic, home health, and nursing home care has been a key to our success and a driver for quality care. Stevie remains highly involved in the operations of business, specializing in marketing strategies, business development, physical and administrative relations, expansion, and administrative efficiency.
Therapy Center employs full-time mentors, including physical, occupational and speech therapists, to work with each of our long-term care partners. Mentoring is part of Therapy Center philosophy, helping educate staff, patients, and families about new techniques and best practices in an ever-evolving industry. Our Director of Compliance works alongside mentors providing on-the-job training opportunities for part-time and junior staff to ensure Therapy Center continues to deliver the highest quality care for every patient.
Berl Guidry, Director of Operations
Berl graduated from USL with Bachelor of Science in General Studies, and has been in therapy management since 1994. A USL graduate, she joined the Therapy Center family as Director of Operations/Mentor in September 2008. She takes pride in employee and customer satisfaction as well as Therapy Center’s growth and development.
Katy Brennan, ST, Mentor
Candice Cooley, ST, Mentor
Candice graduated from UL Lafayette with a degree in Speech Language Pathology and has 8 years experience in nursing home care. She has been with The Therapy Center since 2007. Candice has served as a Manager and Mentor for Therapy Center since 2012 in the Basile and Jennings areas.
Amanda Price, ST, Mentor
Amanda graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2003 with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. She has more than ten years experience in inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, and home health services. Amanda has been with Therapy Center since 2010 and became a mentor in 2012.
Danielle Keyser, OT, Director of Education
Danielle has been with Therapy Center since 2005. She received her bachelor’s degree from LSU in Baton Rouge and went on to receive her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Alabama in Birmingham. Danielle has worked in skilled nursing facilities her entire career as an Occupational Therapist, with a passion for Geriatrics. Danielle travels to each partner facility to assist with staff education and program development.
Amber LaPrairie, OT, Mentor – Avoyelles Parish
Amber received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from LSU Baton Rouge in 2000, and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from LSUHSC New Orleans in 2002. Amber began working for Therapy Center as an occupational therapist in 2003 and moved into the position of Mentor in 2008.
Rachel Manuel, SLP, Mentor – Acadia Parish, Evangeline Parish
Rachel graduated from UL Lafayette with a degree in Speech Language Pathology and has 8 years experience in nursing home care. Rachel has served as a Manager and Mentor for Therapy Center since 2008 in the Basile and Jennings areas, and provides staffing services for speech therapy company-wide.
Lauren McCraine, MOT/LOTR, Mentor – Lafayette & Iberia Parish
Lauren graduated from LSU-Baton Rouge in 2002 and received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from LSUHSC-Shreveport in August of 2004. Lauren has been with Therapy Center since 2004, and has been a Mentor since 2009.
Sherie Soileau, OT, Mentor - Avoyelles Parish
Sherie graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Sherie has been employed with Therapy Center since 2006 as an Occupational Therapist and has served as a Mentor in Avoyelles Parish area since 2012.
Lance Hill, OT, Director of Compliance
Lance graduated from the University of Alberta in 1993 with a BSC in Rehabilitation Medicine, specializing in Occupational Therapy. Lance started his career in Occupational Therapy in 1993 and has been in therapy management since 1996. Lance helps Therapy Center respond quickly to regulatory changes within Medicare to avoid the risk of reviews or denials. As Director of Compliance, Lance also ensures that Therapy Center managers and field staff have the resources they need to excel in their job duties, keeping Therapy Center a leader in rehabilitation services.
Erica Rozas, OT, Compliance Specialist
Erica graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Erica has been employed with Therapy Cener since 2004 as an Occupational Therapist, has served as a Mentor in various areas since 2008, and joined the Compliance Department as a Compliance Specialist in 2012.
Diana Booty, Office Manager
Diana graduated from Central LA School of Massage in Pineville in 1998 as a Massage Therapist. She began working with Therapy Center in 2005 as Office Manager for our outpatient clinic, Lemoine Therapy Services, in Marksville.
Elisha Duhon, Director of Outpatient Services
Elisha graduated from McNeese State University in Early Childhood and Special Education. While attending college, she worked as a physical therapy technician, and after graduation taught special education for one year before returning to Jennings to work as Office Manager of the Jennings clinic. Elisha currently oversees the operations for Therapy Center outpatient clinic in Jennings and all contracts with home health and area hospitals.
Julie Neal, Director of Accounting & Administration
Julie graduated from McNeese State University with a Masters of Education, Concentration in Health Promotion. Julie taught 4th grade for two years before coming on board with Therapy Center in 2002.
Therapy Center’s dynamic marketing team supports our partners, therapists, mentors and founders by developing new business relationships and helping “tell the story” of Therapy Center through strategic marketing initiatives.
Kristi LeLeux Fredieu, Business Development & Marketing Manager
Kristi graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Marketing. Kristi also earned her master’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University at Shreveport in 2005. Kristi is responsible for new business development and hospital relations for Therapy Center. She also coordinates and implements Therapy Center’s marketing campaigns and social media strategies.
Ava Tanner Hebert, Recruitment Manager
Ava is a 2006 graduate of University of Louisiana, Lafayette, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Ava is responsible for employee recruitment and hospital relations. She will also assist in the coordination and and implementation of Therapy Center’s marketing strategies.
Renee Bult, Marketing Associate