Jean Harrington, CEO
Jean has over 24 years of experience in therapy and administration. Her career started at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa where she quickly became coordinator of the hand therapy program. At this time Jean also worked as department lead therapist for NovaCare in Waterloo. In 1993 she entered private practice and formed Waverly Rehabilitation, a Medicare certified rehab agency. As the practice continued to grow and business diversification became a priority, Jean founded Healthcare Solutions and Consulting (HSC Therapy) and Northern Iowa Therapy.
Her background and expertise includes hand therapy, geriatrics, low vision rehab, consulting and mentoring leadership focused clinicians. Today, Northern Iowa Therapy and it's affiliated organizations, employ over 100 licensed therapists at outpatient clinics, hospitals, nursing facilities, home health's, industries, schools and daycare all across NE Iowa.
"My future vision for Northern Iowa Therapy is to continue to refine and improve our services to offer outstanding, patient centered rehab care to the residents, communities and facilities of NE Iowa."
Holly Little, Clinical Operations Manager
Holly received a degree in occupational therapy in 1996 from St Ambrose University. She joined a Northern Iowa Therapy affiliate as a staff therapist in 1996 and has accepted ever-advancing management roles with our company. Holly has advanced training and certification in lymph edema management, pediatric therapy, hand therapy and others.
"My passion is watching and the growth of our programs and witnessing increased competency of our team members. I believe our care team's performance is measured not only by the steady growth and development of our clinics but most importantly by the amazing patient outcomes I see our therapists facilitating. I consistently hear our new hires comment on our commitment to not only clinical competency but to mentoring and motivating people to deliver the best care."
Holly is also our student fieldwork liaison. Therapy students from all across the United States come to our facilities to learn and do internships.
Michelle Mullihan, Clinical Program Specialist
Michelle has 22 years of experience in the therapy field. Her clinical experience and expertise includes long term care, mental health, cognitive rehab and management. Her management experience and role includes training, mentoring, monitoring and assessing our therapists and programs.
"Of the many hats I wear, career planning and mentoring our team members is the one I enjoy the most."
As part of her job, Michelle organizes state of Iowa approved continuing education courses that bring local and national experts to area therapists at locations across NE Iowa. Our continuous therapist competency improvement programs ensure our patients receive the best care available. Our therapist team members also often teach these courses to others on the state level, give graduate lectures at therapy colleges and give input to national education curriculums.