Donna joined Dynamic Strides Therapy in January of 2022. She was born and raised in Goodman, Wisconsin and earned an Associate Degree in Business Management from Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. While in college studying nursing, Donna had a spinal injury requiring surgery. This is when she discovered the benefits and importance of physical therapy, strength training, and allowing one’s body to focus on healing.
Life circumstances prompted relocating to Clarksville, Tennessee, where Donna managed medical clinics for family practice, pediatrics, and OB/GYN. She furthered her career focus by obtaining multiple certifications through the American Academy of Professional Coders (an organization that teaches proper medical billing and reimbursement procedures) and worked diligently training physicians, staff, and others in order to meet and exceed regulatory requirements.
Donna then relocated to Joplin, Missouri in 1998 and spent the next 25 years in the medical field managing hospital outpatient departments, billing offices and accounting services. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Management from Missouri Southern State College. She had the pleasure of volunteering for 10 years at the Ronald McDonald House in Joplin helping families with premature infants. Donna and husband Michael reside in Joplin, MO. They have two daughters, Leanne, a registered Nurse, and Sara, a Licensed Practical Nurse. Free time is spent traveling, watching movies, antiquing, gardening, and spending time with dogs Sasha and Sadie. Donna is thrilled to be part of Dynamic Strides Therapy!