Neuro Recovery Clinic Team
Meet the Team
Kim DeChant, PT, DPT, NCS Clinic Coordinator
Kim is proud to be back at her alma mater helping fulfill the Marquette mission. She graduated from Marquette Physical Therapy in 2007 and furthered her clinical expertise by obtaining her Neurologic Clinical Specialist certification in 2010 and completing her recertification in 2020. She has a passion for providing patient-centered care using evidence-based principles to maximize patient outcomes in the neurologic population. Kim brings rich experience in patient care treatment and classroom teaching. She believes the Neuro Recovery Clinic can bridge gaps in patient care and further propel student experiential learning to help the next generation of rehabilitation providers. Her treatment approach focuses on holistic care that enriches each person's lives and improves quality of life. Along with patient care, she assists with research studies carried out by researchers at Marquette University and is the Primary Investigator for clinical trials that take place at the clinic. Kim has certifications in vestibular rehabilitation and Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!). She was honored with the Mary Pat Murray Award for Clinical Excellence from the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association in 2022. In her free time Kim loves to spend time with her husband and 3 kids, which is typically on a ball field or court! She is a National level classifier for Wheelchair Rugby.
Melissa Dygulski, PT, DPT, NCS
Melissa brings specialized training through a neurologic residency program to provide treatment to people with a wide variety of neurologic conditions. She enjoys getting to know each person she works with to individualize care and focus on goals most meaningful to them. Melissa believes in providing patients with the knowledge necessary to empower them to make the most out of their rehabilitation journey. She is proud to provide care partnering with Marquette University- a known leader of rehabilitation education.
Ashley Miller, PT, DPT, NCS
Ashley moved back home to the Milwaukee area in 2022 and we were lucky to have her bring her specialty neurologic PT care to the NRC. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. Ashley worked 9 years at the nationally renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her Neurologic Clinical Specialist Certification in 2021 and is certified in Dry Needling. She brings vast clinical experience in neurologic patient care with specialties in spinal cord injury, pediatric, and aquatic rehabilitation. She has a passion for providing individualized and evidence-based treatment to improve function and quality of life in individuals with neurological conditions. Ashley has extensive research experience with a concentration in the use of transcutaneous spinal stimulation publications and grants to support expanding clinical care in this area to promote recovery. She enjoys working with clients in adaptive sport and recreation activities. In her free time, Ashley enjoys playing volleyball and hanging out with her family.
Rose Tilton, OTD, OTR/L
Rose has a passion for working with individuals with neurological disorders. Rose has worked with this population throughout the continuum of care, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient and home health therapy. She recently completed a post-professional occupational therapy doctorate with a focus on stroke rehabilitation. She values client centered, evidence-based and engaging treatment that improves independence and quality of life.
Berrit Goodman, OTR/L, MSOT, MPH, CBIS
Berrit joined the team in 2022 when she moved back to the Midwest. She spent 5 years treating people with neurologic condition in Walla Walla Washington and Boise Idaho. Berrit completed her Occupational Therapy training at Washington University in St. Louis and also completed a Master of Public Health. She is passionate about working with individuals with neurological injuries. She has sought specialized training in approaches for addressing hemiparesis in individuals with stroke and brain injury and acquired Certified Brain Injury Specialist credentialling. She values a collaborative and client centered approach in working with individuals to help them achieve their goals. In her free time, she likes to visit family in Chicago and explore the hidden treasures of Milwaukee!
Anne Pleva, PT, DPT, PCS
Anne Pleva is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Physical Therapy Department. She has extensive clinical experience in outpatient pediatrics with an emphasis on treating patients with various developmental disabilities. Anne is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment and has expertise in adaptive equipment, serial casting, orthotics, electrical stimulation and aquatic therapy.
Ann E. Millard, MOT, OTD, OTR/L, SCSS
Ann Millard is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Marquette University College of Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy. Ann has over 15 years of experience working as a full-time Occupational Therapist with ages 3 to 21 in a public school setting.
Her clinical expertise is in the evaluation and treatment of children with developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing concerns and multiple physical disabilities. She also has a strong background in early intervention, assistive technology, interprofessional practice, program and procedure development, behavioral intervention techniques and distance education.
Tina Stoeckmann, PT, DSc, MA
Tina is a Clinical Professor in the Physical Therapy Department and the academic coordinator for the Neurologic Residency Program partnership with the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. She is a research consultant for labs in both biomedical sciences and exercise physiology and the faculty advisor for the Adaptive Abilities Club of student volunteers. Tina provides expert clinical consultation and physical therapy services on a part time basis for patients with a wide variety of neurologic disorders. She enjoys mentoring students and young professionals and problem solving with clients to optimize their recovery, return to life roles and community engagement.
Jeffrey Wilkens, PT, DPT, OCS
Jeff is the Clinic Director of the Marquette Physical Therapy Clinic and the Neuro Recovery Clinics well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department. Jeff manages our clinics and a patient caseload. Jeff teaches courses in the Marquette Physical Therapy Program including Introduction to Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Evaluation, Tests & Measures. Jeff uses his expertise to treat a variety of injuries. He enjoys working with runners and patient with leg and shoulder injuries.
Patient Accounts Representative
Maggie is responsible for the patient account services for the Marquette Physical Therapy Clinic and the Neuro Recovery Clinic. She has extensive experience in office administration and billing in the medical field. Maggie works with both clients and insurance companies to determine cost and use of benefits individualized to each program. Maggie loves working in the Neuro Recovery Clinic and is proud to serve the community next to an incredible team of staff, students and skilled therapists.