Jillayne Maxwell Owner/Physical Therapist Licensed Physical Therapist
Jill has been a PT for over 30 years. She has been in business for over 20 in the Flint area. Her passion is to help everyone in our community maximize their health and wellness. She is married and has 3 sons.
Meghan Erpelding Physical Therapist Licensed Physical Therapist
Meghan is a 22 year resident of Grand Blanc and 2001 graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint’s Physical Therapy program. She brings more than 17 years of experience to Max Well Therapy and has continued her education learning the latest therapies for the neck, back, pelvis, vestibular rehabilitation, laser, and many others. Meghan strives to help people live functional and fulfilling lives. She is married with two very active daughters who are involved in swimming, skiing, basketball, softball and lacrosse. In the winter, Meghan leads a weekly ski and snowboard program, taking Genesee County students and their families skiing on Friday nights. In the summer, she can be found enjoying Lake Huron with her family.
Michelle Haney Physical Therapist LPT
Michelle is a licensed physical therapist who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University. She brings past experience in pediatrics, specializing in treating children with cerebral palsy, genetic conditions and other neuromuscular disorders. Michelle’s younger sister, who has significant physical and cognitive disabilities as a result of spinal meningitis as an infant, was her initial inspiration to foster a better way of teaching children with gross motor disorders new skills for greater independence. Michelle lives in Grand Blanc and enjoys spending time with her husband Dave, 8-year-old son Donovan and 6-year-old daughter Remington. She loves enjoying the outdoors, especially in warmer weather.
Kaitlin Mack Physical Therapist LPT
Kaitlin has a Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Oakland University. She has been practicing PT since 2013.
Kaitlin has special interests in geriatrics and balance training.
Kaitlin loves being outdoors, gardening, and her exercise of choice is yoga.
Meghan Roda Physical Therapist LPT
I am Meghan Roda, I graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan-Flint in August 2019. I have a special interest in pediatrics and neurological conditions, but love working with everyone across the lifespan. I also coach freshman volleyball and enjoy working with athletes. I love reading, running, and learning new skills. As a new grad I am excited to finally start working in the field as a physical therapist.
Jared Landry Physical Therapist Assistant LPTA
Jared went to Central Michigan and graduated with a B.S in Exercise Physiology and Macomb Community College for his Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Jared has been working in PT since 2003 and has specialized in orthopedics. Currently Jared is completing his Registered Nurse degree at the University of Michigan with his goal to become a Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner.
Janine Smith Physical Therapist Assistant LPTA
Janine graduated from Baker College of Flint in 2000 as a Physical THerapist Assistant. She became a Certified Massage Therapist in 2004 from Delta College. Her specialties are manual therapy, pediatrics, crano sacral technique, LSVT BIG, TMR, and Laser Therapy. She is married with 3 amazing kids and enjoys family time.
Kelli Dunkel Physical Therapist Assistant
Hi, my name is Kelli Dunkel. I attended Mott Community College to receive my Associate degree in Applied Science graduating from the PTA program with honors in 2006. I went on to study for my Bachelor’s degree of Applied Science in Health Administration/Health Management from the University of Phoenix and graduated in 2013 also with honors. Placing my schooling aside I was free to fully focus on my career path and that is exactly what I have done over the past 14 years. I gained experience in sports medicine, working with various injuries and learned a plethora of helpful tops to assistant my patients to regain their strength and mobility. Neuro however, has been a true passion for me in my career leading me to work with both the pediatric and geriatric population for years. I have taken extended courses of learning such as Neuro Ifra and Neuro massage to help assist Neuro related patients. When I am not working I am reeling in a big one (hopefully), hiking through the woods, camping and chasing my 3 wonderful dogs around with my fantastic husband. I am so pleased and excited to have this opportunity to grow as a clinician and administrative person with Max Well Therapy!
Ann Vermeesch Occupational Therapist MOT
Ann earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Baker College Center for Graduate Studies; she has her undergraduate degree in Health Science, Health Education from U of M Flint. Prior to becoming an OT she was a massage therapist for 12 years. She specializes in feeding- both oral motor concerns and sensory concerns (ie picky eaters or problem feeders). She has taken the SOS Approach to Feeding, Beckman Oral Motor, NOMAS, Vital Stim (for adults and children), Talk Tools 3 Part Oral Placement Therapy, and Talk Tools Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach. She also has additional training in Pediatric Incontinence (to address bladder and bowel concerns in children). She has experience working with multiple diagnoses and with multiple disciplines. She has experience working with adults to address the skills that are important to them and that have been impacted in some way. She feels that it is important to look at the person she is working with a whole to help the best she can. She married her husband in 2018 and over the years we have brought 4 dogs (our fur babies) and 10 chickens. She is an aunt of 5 and a great aunt of 6.
Jenna Wellman Occupational Therapist
Jenna attended school at Baker College in Flint where she earned both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has experience with the autistic and sensory processing population and well as those with neurological conditions. She is from a small town of Westphalia, MI (approx. 1 hour drive to Flint, 1 hour 15 min to GB). She recently got engaged and she is planning a wedding for October 2020! She loves being outdoors, going up north, attending concerts, and being with her family and friends. She says she is blessed to be here at Max Well!
Abby Briggs Occupational Therapist Assistant Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Abby attended Baker College of Muskegon and graduated in 2014 with an Occupational Therapy Assistant degree. Prior to that she was a stay at home mom to 3 girls who are now ages 14,12,and 10. Before becoming a mother she had a career as a preschool teacher. She is a passionate person who loves working with children of all abilities and adults as well. Her specialty is creativity in play, she loves all things sensory, the squishier the better. She also has training in ABA therapy and Bal-A-Vis-X. Outside of work, her hobbies include reading, singing at the church her husband pastors, and traveling. She especially loves Africa and serves on a board providing financial support to an orphanage in eSwatini, Africa.
Brenna Casey Occupational Therapist Assistant COTA
Hi! My name is Brenna Casey, I’m 24, I’m a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and I graduated from Baker College in 2018. I live in Howell with my family who I am very close with, we’re always doing something fun when we’re not working. I love drawing, painting, and any activity that allows me to be creative (or messy). I decided to go into this field when I found that I could use my creativity and high energy while helping to heal people physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’ve worked with children since before graduating high school, nannying, and assistant teaching, and through this I found my passion for working with children. I am so happy and truly grateful to be a part of the wonderful team here at Max Well.
Jennifer Edwards-Mayes Speech Language Pathologist SLP
Jennifer received her undergrad at Miami of Ohio University(Bachelors of Science) and her Graduate/Masters at Marquette University in Wisconsin (Masters of Science). She loves working with all ages, and she has a lot of experience with dysphagia and CVA. She lives in Linden, MI with her 11 year-old daughter, 2 dogs, and 3 rabbits. She loves to garden and cook. She enjoys running and tries to do several 5k races every summer. She also works in a school setting 2-3 days a week.
Emilie Alberts Speech Language Pathologist
Emilie was born and raised in Genesee, MI. She went to Michigan State University for both undergrad and graduate school. She has her Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She specializes in language therapy with pediatric patients and cognitive therapy with adults. A fun fact about Emilie is that she is a huge nerd. She loves Harry Potter, Marvel, Lord of the Rings, Disney, and many more things.
Holli Hollister-Harms Speech Language Pathologist SLP
Hello, my name is Holli Hollister-Harms. I attended Wayne State University to receive my Bachelor’s degree with a major in communication sciences and disorders honors and a minor in psychology and linguistics, Summa Cum Laude in 2015. I continued my education at Wayne State University to receive my Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2019. I am semi-proficient in Spanish and ASL. Currently, I work for Westwood Heights as a full-time school speech pathologist servicing children ages pre-K to high school with various articulation and language impairments. I started working at MaxWell part-time at the end of August 2019, where I work with patients of all ages.I have special interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), stuttering and geriatric neurological conditions. I live in Flint, MI with my husband James and our two cats, Milo and Roscoe. I choose to become a speech language pathologist because I wanted to help people of all ages express themselves by finding their voice and being proud of their own voice.