Our Staff

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Sunil Malewar

Sunil is the president and owner of Paramount Rehabilitation Services. He graduated from a university in India in 1981 and owned a private practice there. Before opening...

Manjusha Malewar

Manju serves as the Rehab Director for Paramount Rehabilitation Services. After graduating from India in 1990 as a Physical Therapist, Manjusha worked in an Outpatient Rehab...

Ashley Slater

Ashley loves everything about working in health care. “I like the diverse patient load. I get to see kids here, but I also get to see adults, neuro patients, vestibular...

Sheri Karst

Sheri has spent most of her career at Paramount, joining the team in 2000. She loves the variety of patients she sees and is grateful for a good working atmosphere and...

Lauren Matherne

Lauren works with patients of all ages, but feels a special calling to work with the very youngest children. Before joining Paramount in 2016, Lauren worked with children...

Megan Monroe

Megan joined Paramount in 2013 after completing rotations in a hospital and leading a stroke support group. One thing she values about Paramount is the focus on patients....

Kelly Erdody

Kelly specializes in using hands-on manual therapy to relieve neck and back pain. She also specializes in women’s health. Her passion is helping people regain function so they...

Robert Wright

Robert joined Paramount in 2016 after working in acute care and at outpatient clinics. He finds the variety of clients and techniques at Paramount rewarding. He loves seeing...

Luke Finkbeiner

Luke brings a broad background to his job. He was a massage therapist for 16 years before Paramount Owner Sunil Malewar encouraged him to go back to school and become an LPTA....

Jennafer Groh

Jennafer worked at Paramount during school and felt fortunate when she hired in as an employee in 2016. “I really like the variety of patients we serve,” Jennafer said. “It’s...

Jenni Valley

Jenni is a fitness buff who is passionate about getting her patients back to the lives and activities they enjoyed before aging or injury brought them to Paramount. She joined...

Taylor Hausbeck

Taylor works at Paramount while she attends college studying to be an Occupational Therapist. She joined Paramount in September 2015, after completing the PT/OT and Sports...

Amber Storey

Amber doesn’t have a lot of contact with patients, but she is your resource if you have a question about your insurance or a bill. She came to Paramount in 2013 and enjoys the...

Amanda Wegener

Prior to joining Paramount, Amanda was a restorative aide in outpatient and skilled nursing facilities for about two years. The people she met there fueled her goal of...

Tiffany Serafin

Tiffany joined Paramount in 2015. She graduated from Central Michigan University with her Bachelors of Communication Disorder in 2004. In 2007, she graduated from California...

Paige Rybak

Paige started at Paramount in 2019 as the Bay City front desk receptionist. She worked as a certified nursing assistant for 5.5 years at a long term care facility prior to...

Samantha Neil

Prior to joining Paramount in 2019, Samantha worked in homecare for 6 years. She always wanted to work in some area of the medical field and loves fitness. Samantha loves...

Beth Cowart

Beth joined Paramount in 2019. Prior to working at Paramount, she worked as a BCBA for 3 years, ABA tech for 1.5 years and a special education teacher for 7 years. She loves...

Travis McClure

Travis joined Paramount in 2019. He graduated in 2016 and worked for the Saginaw ISD prior to starting at Paramount. He stated, “Paramount has a great reputation and is...

Julie Ricard

Julie Ricard has her Bachelor in Science of Occupational Therapy. She graduated from Western Michigan University in 1984. Prior to joining Paramount in 2019, Julie worked in...

Jessica King

Jessica joined Paramount in 2019. She has worked 5 years mostly in the outpatient setting as a PTA. Along with her PTA degree, Jessica has a Bachelors of Science in Biology...

Barbara Zaleski

Barbara joined Paramount in 2019. She earned her PTA degree from Baker College in Auburn Hills. She worked in the pediatric field for two years working with kids with...

Emily Buchanan

Prior to joining Paramount in 2020, Emily worked at Mid-Michigan for 15 years working with orthopedic patients in the outpatient setting. Emily graduated from Delta College...

Tiana Storey

Tiana joined Paramount in 2020. She graduated from Delta College with an Associate degree in Science. In her free time, she enjoys painting and listening to nearly every genre...

Abbie Schmidt

Abbie joined Paramount in 2020. She has her Associate degree in corrections and is currently working toward her Bachelors degree through Ferris State. She has previously...

Alexis Hall

Alexis started at Paramount in 2020. She is excited to see patients progress and is glad to be a part of the process! In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family....

Jodie Wendling

Jodie joined Paramount in 2020. She has her Associate and Bachelor’s degree in accounting. She was drawn to the medical field as she has spent several years at speech and...

Barbara Hall

Barbara joined Paramount in 2020. She has been a PTA for 39 years and spent 35 of those years with pediatrics in the school setting. She loved seeing the children achieve...

Jessica Pityer

Jessica joined Paramount in 2021. She has experience working in the schools up north with pre-K- middle school students. Jessica always thought the speech therapist she had in...

Kari Wendling

Kari WendlingDirector of Autism Services MSW, LMSW, BCBA, LBAKarstin (Kari) joined Paramount in 2021. Kari has a Bachelors from Central Michigan University in Child Development,...

Cori Little

Cori joined Paramount in 2021. She has been employed at Mary Free Bed at Covenant for over a year. She completed her following fieldwork placements at the following practice...

Hollie Lietz

Hollie joined Paramount in 2021. She graduated in 2012 and has experience in outpatient, acute, skilled nursing, home care and inpatient.She passionate about outpatient...

Erika Terrill-Gotwalt

Erika started at Paramount in 2021. She graduated from Caro Highschool. She worked as a certified nursing aide and a home health aide in various nursing homes/agencies over...

Brooke Strawn

Brooke joined Paramount in 2021. She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in child care settings since she was 16. She enjoys getting...

Betsy Rezler

Betsy joined the team in 2021. She has experience in billing, auditing and training for 16 years. She loves to be of help to people both personally and professionally. She has...

Ashley Kocot

Ashley joined the team in 2021. She was a patient prior and liked the people at Paramount! In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors working in her garden and horseback rising....

Madison Wilson

Madison is a recent Central Michigan University graduate who joined the team in 2021. She has experience of working in the schools and outpatient settings. In her free time,...

Lydia Tapia

Lydia joined Paramount in 2021. She was previously part of a peer group during school hours. She would be a peer to a specific client for half of her day while they walked...

Kassie Goss

Kassie joined the team again in 2020. She previously worked at Paramount in 2016. She enjoys children and likes doing exercises with her patients. She loves the positive...

Stacey Drzewiecki

Stacey joined Paramount in 2021. She is working toward her bachelor degree in social work at SVSU and then plans to continue on in the ABA field. She loves seeing kids learn...

Alexandria Walters

Alexandria joined the team in 2021. She has her bachelors degree in Neuroscience and Psychology from Central Michigan University. She has been an ABA tech for the past 3 years...

Matthew Reid

Matthew joined the team in 2021. He was previously a teacher for 19.5 years and has a year of experience with ABA. After teaching for so long, he felt that it was a natural...

Sarah Kroll

Sarah joined the team in 2021. She previously worked in a ASD resource room for the Midland county education service agency (MCESA) for almost three years as a para. She...

Abby Alghulbi

Abby joined the team in 2021. She has two years of experience working as a school OT. She loves seeing kids overcome an obstacle and be proud of themselves. In her free time,...

Kimberly Meyer

Kimberly joined the team in 2021 after graduating with her MSOT degree in December of 2020. She completed two level 2 fieldwork rotations, one at an outpatient neuro facility...

Mina Robinson

Mina earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science in 1983. She was drawn to this field because she has a strong compassion for people and wants to help them achieve their...

Julia Lewis

Julia joined the team in 2021. She has experience working as a RBT for two years. She loves seeing clients progress, even the smallest accomplishments warm her heart! She...

Allie McGregor

Allie joined the team in 2021. She has completed fieldwork rotations at a skilled nursing facility, outpatient neuro and a school setting. She has some ABA experience from her...

Sarah Anderson

Sarah joined the team in 2021. She has a master degree in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University. She has a bachelor degree in communication sciences and...

Sutter Bitterman

Sutter joined the team in 2021 while attending SVSU for a bachelor degree in psychology. For the past 3 years, he has hosted the kidzone large group for New Lothrop Nazaren...

Shelia Hornak

Shelia joined the team in 2021. She worked at a school district for the past 7 years. She worked with kids with special needs sometimes and really enjoyed it. She loves...

Paige Vrable

Paige joined the team in 2021. is currently working on her associates degree in dental hygiene. She has previously worked as a behavioral technician for almost two years at an...

Ashley Bierlein

Ashley has a certification in billing and coding and office administration from Ross Medical. She worked for a podiatrist and home health care/hospice agency prior to joining...

Jamie Sims

Jamie joined the team in 2021. She has her bachelors in Psychology from Central Michigan University. She previously worked at Covenant Center for Autism in 2014 and...

Justine Clunie

Justine joined the team in 2021. She has an associate's degree in child development and has worked in childcare settings since 2012, both as a lead teacher and an assistant...

George Kontes

George joined the team in 2021. He has a bachelor degree in business and has over 30 years of management experience. He loves helping people and being arounds kids. He was...

Kelsey Ruggles

Kelsey joined the team in 2021 as a behavioral technician. She has a bachelors degree in Applied Arts. She enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her friends and family....

Chelsea Temple

Chelsea joined the team as a receptionist in 2021. She is currently studying nursing at SVSU. She has worked as a CNA for two years in a home health care facility. She loves...

Teresa Miller-Elston

Teresa joined the team in 2021 as a physical therapist assistant. She has worked in outpatient and homecare settings most of her career. She loves how helpful everyone is at...

Savannah Rupple

Savannah joined Paramount in 2021. She previously taught dance and helped run children's camps in New York. She has also worked in assisted living. She is very excited to...

Annie Kontes

Annie joined the team in 2021. She is one of the billers that we have at Paramount Rehab. She is married and has two sons named Nick and Zack. She enjoys going for walks and...

Leslie Bovia

Leslie joined the team in 2021. She has her Associates degree and is working toward her Bachelors in Psychology. She previously worked at a psychiatrist's office. She is...