Celebrating 15 Years: Those who have been with us since the beginning

“The many patients, families, and communities we serve around the state have a strong connection to our Therapy Center team because we focus on compassion, patience, and communication, which have been invaluable to the success of our company.” Stephen Van Hook, Owner/PT

We are honored to be celebrating 15 years as a rehabilitation partner for thousands across the State of Louisiana…this is a milestone that represents determination, passion, and growth.

“I am proud that we have such a great group of people working together, which allows us to provide a great service. Our growth over the last 15 years has been both consistent and strategic. As we look to the next 15 years, our potential for growth will continue as healthcare changes.” Steve Coon, Owner/OT

We thank each of our employees for the part that they have played in making our company what it has become and would like to give special recognition for those who have been on the journey with us since 2002.


Elisha Duhon, EVP of Outpatient Operations

Elisha is an integral part of our team, overseeing multiple departments including our outpatient clinics, home health department, and inpatient rehab program. Her compassion for her team and the patients we treat is contagious. She has helped shape our company and culture in so many ways and continues to help us in setting policies and implementing practices to drive quality patient care and outcomes. Thank you for all that you do for us! Your impact on our company is evident and we can’t thank you enough for being with us on our journey over these last 15 years!

Jake Duhon, Director of Sports Medicine and Clinic Manager

Jake joined the team in 2002 and with his skills and expertise, he has allowed Therapy Center to provide a Sports Medicine program to offer certified athletic trainers to assist local high schools in the education and injury prevention of so many in the community. You will often find him working long hours on the sidelines or courtside. He serves as a role model for not only his team of certified athletic trainers, but many others within the Therapy Center. In addition, he serves as the Jennings outpatient clinic manager… ensuring our patients receive quality care. He has become key Therapy Center figure in the area. Thank you for your service and dedication to our team over the last 15 years!

Scott Guillory, COTA

Scott Guillory, also known as “Doo”, is a COTA in the Avoyelles Parish area and has been a part of the TTC family for 15 years! He currently works between Avoyelles Manor, Bayou Chateau, and Tri Community but has assisted when needed as far as Slidell. His flexibility and willingness to help cover areas outside of his norm are greatly appreciated! Scott is typically a man of few words except during football season as he’s an avid Saints fan. Congrats on 15 years, Scott! Who Dat!

Amy Juneau, COTA

Amy Juneau, or “Amy J” as we call her, is an outstanding COTA who has been with TTC for the last 15 years!!  I know marriages that don’t last that long, so Congrats to her!! Just kidding!  Amy is currently working at Courtyard NH in Lafayette and, on occasion, happily assists at Courtyard Assisted Living, as well as nursing homes in the surrounding area.  Her career with Therapy Center has taken her all over the company, as well as in numerous settings. Because of this, she is well known throughout TTC, with her reputation preceding her.  Amy is fun, artistic, hardworking, dependable, and truly understands her trade.  Being a functional therapist, she’s not afraid of addressing ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), and she is passionate about her residents and their goals.  Thank you, Amy J, for being a part of TTC for the last 15 years and making it what it is today!

Julie Neal, EVP of Administration

Julie has grown with the Therapy Center, continuing to help us evolve and adapt to changes. Starting from a small group to employing nearly 300 employees, she has done it all! From crunching the numbers to driving change for continued growth, her skills continue to push Therapy Center forward in an ever-changing environment. She puts our employees and business on a constant forward trajectory and has helped shape where we are today. Thank you for the last 15 years and helping shape the company we are today!

Jeff Person, PT

Jeff has been an integral piece of the therapy team at Therapy Center’s outpatient clinic in Jennings since 2002. He takes the time to understand the goals of each of our patients and year after year he mentors students and helps cultivate the next generation of physical therapists. We appreciate your years of service and drive to provide the utmost care to our patients. Thank you for 15 great years!

Hollie Richard, Billing Coordinator

Hollie Richard started with Therapy Center as a shy student physical therapy technician many moons ago. Since then, she has worked in many aspects of the company, advancing her knowledge and skills along the way and helping foster an environment for growth. We are very happy to have her as part of our billing department. Dealing with insurance companies is not always an easy job, but one Hollie is passionate about as she knows our patients are worth the battle. Thank you Hollie for your loyalty and dedication to our company and our patients! We wouldn’t be the company we are without you!


OUR FOUNDERS

Shane Castille, PT

Shane is a co-founder of Therapy Center and has over nineteen years of experience and management in outpatient clinics, nursing home care, home heath, sports medicine, and acute and inpatient rehabilitation care. He graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy from The LSU Medical Center in Shreveport in 1996. Shane plays an integral role in the company’s business development efforts in both outpatient and nursing home settings and oversees operations of the Nursing Home division of the company. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association – Geriatric Section and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association.

 

Steve Coon, LOTR, MBA, HCA, RAC-CT

Steve brings more than seventeen 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 Pittsburgh 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 over eighteen years of 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 oversees operations at the Lemoine Therapy Services branch of our company and is responsible for the strategy and oversite of Therapy Center’s outpatient and home health divisions. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association

 

Stephen Van Hook, PT

Stephen is co-founder of The Therapy Center and has served as a healthcare provider and healthcare executive since his graduation from LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1996. His background includes more than 19 years experience on both the business and clinical sides of healthcare, including contract care (acute and inpatient rehab hospitals, home health, nursing home) and outpatient, sports medicine clinics. His involvement in business operations and development, marketing, and administration has been a key component to the success of The Therapy Center. Professionally, he is a member of APTA-PPS, LPTA, HFMA, NASL, and NARA. Stephen’s commitment to community involvement includes service as city councilman and president pro tem for the city of Jennings, LA and Finance Chairman of a local school board. He has also participated in presentations to members of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.


The philosophy of Therapy Center is making sure to hire only the most caring, compassionate, and skilled therapists; making education a priority for our staff, patients, and their families; communicating with all treating disciplines to ensure appropriate care is given at all times; and designing individualized treatment programs for each patient to ensure that patient goals are addressed and maximum functional independence is achieved.

We invite you to celebrate 15 years with us! Stay tuned to the 15 Year section of our blog to see how we are celebrating and Giving Back to the communities we serve.

To learn more about the founders of Therapy Center, please visit Our Leadership page at www.therapyctr.com.

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