The rehabilitation team is made up of highly skilled, qualified and compassionate members. All are fully licensed physical therapists or physical therapy assistants. You may see one or more of these members:
Steffen Meland, PT, MOMT
Steffen is the director of the physical therapy department and has been with San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital since 2005, serving as director since 2007. He has over 25 years of experience in physical therapy. He has a bachelor of science in physical therapy and a master's degree in orthopedic manual therapy.
Dan Kirk, PT, MPT, OCS, CCI
Dan is a graduate of University of Oregon and Chapman University. He has 15 years of experience in physical therapy, is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics and is a credentialed clinical instructor. Dan has worked extensively with athletes, including professional, college and amateur athletes, in a variety of sports. Dan also coaches youth track and field and has coached multiple all-American and Junior Olympics athletes in the throwing events.
Uma Kumaran, RPT
Uma is a trained physical therapist who graduated from Dr. M.G.R. University, India. She had the privilege of working in a long-term rehabilitation center in Jerusalem, Israel, gaining extensive training in helping individuals with spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, amputations, burns and wheelchair management. She continues to enjoy employing her skills in working with the geriatric population in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation, and has special interest in vestibular rehabilitation, balance disorders and fall prevention programs.
Merita Dysart, PT
Merita has worked at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital for 14 years. Most of that time she has worked in the inpatient setting. She especially enjoys working with orthopedic, stroke and geriatric patients. Prior to coming to San Gorgonio, Merita had extensive experience working in the outpatient and home care settings.
Judy Brooks, PTA, WCC
Judy has been with our physical therapy department for 17 years. She is a physical therapy assistant working 1-on-1 with the patients to increase their function and mobility, as well as being wound care certified. Judy also works in the front office with insurance, authorizations and billing.
Lori Bevilacqua, PTA
Lori is a Loma Linda University graduate with 18 years of experience in all aspects of physical therapy.
Chanda Barron, PTA
Chanda is a physical therapy assistant as well as a certified massage therapist. She has 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings in physical therapy and has been at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital for 2 1/2 years. Chanda currently works full time in the outpatient clinic and does some weekend work in the hospital. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her 12-year-old son.
Caitlin Brooks, DPT
Caitlin graduated from Loma Linda University in 2012 with her doctorate degree in physical therapy. Caitlin works mostly in the inpatient setting with a special interest in treating the orthopedic and geriatric population.
Alisha Grimm, PTA
Alisha is a recent addition to the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital rehab team. She is a physical therapy assistant with 6 years of experience working in skilled nursing and outpatient care. Alisha enjoys being a mother and the flexibility her job gives her.
Karli Bohac, DPT
Karli graduated with a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Loma Linda University in 2013. She has a special interest in treating patients with orthopedic conditions.
Mona has done a wonderful job as our office physical therapy clerk for over 3 years but has been a faithful San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital employee since 1984. Mona is usually the 1st one you contact prior to coming in for your physical therapy treatment.
Beronica joined the physical therapy department in October 2012 as the physical therapy clerk. She has over 10 years of administrative office experience. Beronica is the continuing patients' liaison, scheduling appointments and obtaining all proper authorizations. She enjoys working with the patients and staff.
Kimberlee Harvey, MA, CCC-SLP
Kimberlee is a certified speech and language pathologist with over 10 years of experience working with a variety of patients with speech, language and swallowing disorders. She enjoys working with patients and families in the acute care hospital setting.
Julie-Ann Cuadros, PTA
Julie-Ann works in our outpatient department and has more than 10 years of experience in treating patients with orthopedic disorders.
Cindy Villanueva, PT
Cindy has been practicing her craft for more than 6 years. She has experience in both inpatient rehabilitation as well as outpatient physical therapy.
Hyun "Carrie" Hong, MPT
Carrie has been working at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital primarily on weekends since 2010. She has a special interest in working with children. Carrie is fluent in Korean and English.
Candice Shearer, DPT
Candice graduated in 2008 with a doctorate in physical therapy and performs weekend and holiday coverage for San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital.