Lori Asato enjoys working in the inpatient setting with a focus on orthopedics. Her passion is providing patients with a strong foundation for their road to recovery. She obtained her Physical Therapy degree at California State University - Long Beach.
Maria Brask is a speech-language pathologist whose clinical interests include dysphagia, aphasia, and cognitive-communication skills. Maria has a specific interest in working with Spinal Cord Injury patients with swallowing difficulty. She works primarily with individuals in the Critical Care Unit, and Progressive Care Unit in the hospital, assisting in the Acute Rehab Unit with a goal of improving functional communication, swallowing, and cognitive skills. Maria earned her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University in 2012.
Eric Collins is a licensed physical therapist whose interests lie in treating the orthopedic patient, specifically the aging patient, and addressing the patient’s physical, physiological and community integration needs. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana.
Nicole Demetrescu is a physical therapist who works exclusively in EvergreenHealth’s NICU and pediatrics unit. She is experienced in clinical pediatrics and early intervention, with clinical interests including prematurity, early human neurodevelopment and infant mental health. Nicole earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington.
Jillian Gjoshi is an occupational therapist who works primarily on the acute rehabilitation unit at EvergreenHealth Medical Center. Jillian enjoys working with her patients and their families in order to return them to daily living at their highest level of independence. Jillian earned her Master's in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Washington University.
Cory Hipke is a speech-language pathologist whose clinical interests include aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, dysphagia, and cognitive impairments. She works primarily with individuals on the acute rehabilitation unit, as well as in the hospital. Cory earned her Masters of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington.
Chris Lugibihl focuses on the treatment of the geriatric population, primarily for neurological and orthopedic disorders. His goal is to provide the highest quality of care while meeting and exceeding the expectations of our patients and family members. Chris received his Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota.
Brianne Lynch is one of the primary therapists on EvergreenHealth Medical Center's Acute Rehab Unit, and has a passion for providing patients and families comprehensive tools for successful recovery. Her clinical interests include stroke, TBI, Parkinson's Disease and spinal cord injury. Brianne earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College Boston.
Marianna Shank loves working with hospitalized patients, especially in the orthopedic unit and the Acute Rehabilitation Unit. She earned her Associate Degree in Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant at Green River Community College.
Megan Valdes is a physical therapist in the EvergreenHealth Acute Rehabiliation Unit. She enjoys helping patients recover after neurologic and vestibular injuries. Megan earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Diego, CA.
Christy Van Gerwen treats patients across all hospital units. She has a special interest in neurology and orthopedic rehabilitation, with emphasis on function-based recovery. Christy earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington.
Annie Wong has been working with the adult and geriatric populations in the acute care and skilled nursing settings. Assisting patients on their road to recovery based on client-centered care and evidence-based practice is her passion and priority. Annie received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington Rehabilitation Medicine program. .
Douglas Zimmerman is a physical therapy assistant who works with patients at EvergreenHealth Medical Center. He earned his Associate of Science in Physical Therapy at Miami Dade Community College.