Kay Wing PT, DPT, NCS, GCS
Founder and President
Dr. Wing founded SWAN Rehab because of her passion to give hope to survivors of stroke and other neurological injuries. She received her Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University and her Doctorate from Northern Arizona University. She is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Neurological Certified Specialist, as well as a Geriatric Certified Specialist. She is an adjunct faculty for Northern Arizona University and for A.T. Still University and lectures around the country. Dr. Wing has several publications on stroke recovery.
Kay is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Practice Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition she has received the Clinical Excellence in Neurology Award from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Outstanding Service Award from the Section on Administration, and the Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year award from the Arizona Physical Therapy Association. She is past president as well as a long-term board member holding several positions for the Arizona Physical Therapy Association.
Rachel Dorsey, DPT
Outpatient Program Manager
Rachel was born and raised in Holbrook, AZ and is a true Arizonian. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona and received her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. She has years of experience in the treatment of Neurological, Orthopedic, Cardiopulmonary, Vestibular, and Geriatric conditions in Hospital, Outpatient, Community, and School-based settings.
Rachel has been an active member of the Arizona Physical Therapy Association since a student. She is a leader in community affairs, and founded the Friends of the Holbrook Animal Shelter non-profit organization in Holbrook, AZ which received the Organization of the Year award. Rachel is a believer in the SWAN rehab philosophy, particularly in their interdisciplinary approach. She is energized by her role as the outpatient clinical team leader and the opportunity to bring her passion for patient care to SWAN.
Comprehensive Center for Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager
Sarah is a graduate of Arizona State University with her Bachelor's degree in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. She has worked in outpatient neurological rehabilitation and physical medical rehabilitation for the past 19 years in various positions including: Recreational Therapist, Director of Recreation Therapy and Extended Rehab, Community Reentry Specialist and Vocational Rehab Specialist.
Sarah's accomplishments include being awarded with Gentiva Extra Mile Award in 2008, ResCare Sue Scheuner Award for Clinical Excellent in 2011 and the 2013-2014 Volunteer of the Year Award through the City of Mesa and Arizona Disabled Sports.
Michelle Whalen, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Michelle is originally from Orange County, California. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, and received her Bachelor's degree in Biology-Physiology and Minor in Chemistry from California State University of Long Beach. Michelle loves working with the Neurological population and assisting patients with regaining strength, function, and independence. Michelle had played soccer for 21 years and now spends her spare time hiking with her husband Michael and their dog, Maple. Michelle also enjoys working with ceramics and polymer clay as hobbies.
Kimberly Chesney, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Kimberly earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2016. An Arizona native, Kimberly grew up in Prescott and moved to Phoenix to start her career at SWAN Rehab. She is dedicated to providing quality and compassionate care for those living with neurologic conditions. In her free time, Kimberly trains and competes with her horse in the sport of three-day eventing, and also enjoys hiking, camping and cooking.
Jessica Fairbairn, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Jessica is originally from the suburbs of Chicago. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University, and received her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has experience in outpatient therapy and is excited to be a part of the SWAN team. She is dedicated to providing quality and patient centered care. She is on the board of the Arizona Physical Therapy Early Professional Special Interest Group, and is an adjunct faculty for A.T. Still University assisting in Clinical Anatomy for future physical therapists. In her free time, Jessica enjoys hiking with her husband and dog as well as cooking. She also enjoys volunteering with adaptive sports.
Kate Hirsch, PTA
Kate earned her Associate in Applied Science from Gateway Community College Physical Therapist Assisting Program. Kate grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Arizona in 2007. Kate decided to pursue a career in physical therapy and discovered her passion for working with the neurological population. She is excited to be a part of the SWAN team and enjoys hiking, yoga, and traveling with friends and family.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Kristen was born and raised in Peoria, AZ. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2012 and is waiting to start the process of applying to Physical Therapy schools in the summer. Kristen loves spending time with her family and friends in addition, to helping others. Kristen also enjoys rooting for her two favorite hockey teams, the Detroit Red Wings and the Phoenix Coyotes, working out, country music, and food. She feel very blessed to work with the SWAN team members and wishes to provide as much happiness and humor to others as life granted her.
Brendon was raised in Idaho and graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho, with a B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology. He has worked in various orthopedic clinics including Select Therapy and Physiotherapy. He plans to continue his education in Physical Therapy School. He likes helping people and constantly has a smile on his face. He loves to play soccer and rock climb, but also enjoys a good Harry potter book or Lord of the Rings movie. Brendon is looking forward to working with the rehabilitation team.
Breanna Dennis, OTR/L
Breanna received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ and a Bachelor's degree in Human Health Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Breanna is a proud native and was born and raised in Chandler, AZ. In her spare time, Breanna enjoys traveling, camping, playing volleyball, bowling, and wrestling with her three pups. Breanna has worked with neuro patients her entire career in many different settings and is excited to be a part of the SWAN team to share her experience and passion for recovery with you.
Amanda Wolf, OT
Amanda is originally from Wisconsin. She went to college at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and received her doctorate at Midwestern University. She loves working with people with neurological disorders and helping them restore their function. During her time off, she enjoys cooking, hiking and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
Chardae Durde, OT
A native of New Mexico, Chardae knew she wanted to become an OT at the young age of 15. She has degrees in Biology and French, and in 2017 completed her Master's in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Chardae is fluent in French and enjoys drinking tea, reading, cooking, fitness and cuddling her dog "Iroh”.
Samantha Eagle, OT
Samantha was raised in Southern California. She completed her B.A. at Scripps College and earned her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018. Samantha’s graduate research focused on creating self-management fact sheets for individuals with mild stroke. Samantha played tennis most of her life and now enjoys CrossFit and running in her free time.
Sarah Colquitt, OT
Sarah was born and raised in Acworth, GA. She moved to AZ after attaining a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology as well. Since living in AZ Sarah has enjoyed working with various populations and settings, her favorite of which is assisting those with neurological conditions. She loves a good challenge and thinking outside the box. When not working Sarah likes to play with her dog Coco, go on short trips, hike, bike, spend time with loved ones, and camp.
Darwin Johnson, COTA
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Darwin graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. From here, he went straight into OT school at Pima Medical Institute where he developed a love for neurological rehabilitation. In his free time, Darwin loves being outdoors hiking, spending time in the gym, taking daytrips or volunteering his time to various causes. He is excited to join the team and grow as a therapist.
Annette is a Speech-Language Pathologist who joined SWAN Rehab in 2012 because of her desire to provide excellent therapy for people with neurogenic communication disorders. She received her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University where she gained valuable experience working in the Aging and Adult Language Disorders research lab. She is our ALS Speech Therapist. Annette is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the national professional credentialing association. At the state level, Annette is a member of the Medical Special Committee for the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is proud to be a member of the SWAN team.
Janet was born and raised in Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Arizona State University. Her primary focus throughout her career has been the rehabilitation of individuals with neurological disorders. She considers it both a pleasure and a privilege to work with this population. Janet is excited to be a member of the SWAN team. She enjoys early morning walks with her yellow lab Sydney, spending time with friends, hiking, yoga and sports./p>
Dr. John Walker
Dr. Walker is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in neuropsychological evaluation, independent medical evaluations, pre-surgical evaluation and psychotherapy with patients with medical and neurological disorders. He also completes medico legal evaluations, as well as forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial, restoration to competency, mitigation, capital mitigation and guilty except insane pleas. Dr. Walker is a consultant to the Maricopa County Superior Court. He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and has reached diplomat status recognized by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Walker is a full member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and a professional member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Walker graduated from Arizona State University. He completed his doctoral training at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology followed by internship and residency in clinical neuropsychology at Gentiva Rehab Without Walls.
Administrative Assistant Comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation
Trina is a native Phoenician and have never really ventured too far. She loves living in Central Phoenix where she can bike to dinner or the farmers market, hike some of the best trails and enjoy the closest thing to big trees and green grass while living in the desert.
Administrative Assistant Comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation
Krendi is a native of Michigan and moved with her family to Arizona in 2008. She has an extensive administrative background and is our Administrative Assistant for our Comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation. When not at work, Krendi enjoys being with her family, watching movies, and loves board games. She also loves exploring Arizona.
Jehna is an Arizona native who enjoys making people smile and helping others. Her favorite teams include: Dallas Cowboys, LA Lakers, and the Dodgers. If she is not cheering on her favorite teams she is playing with her 2 dogs. She is excited on her journey with Swan and looks forward to making a difference on our team.
Tessa has newly joined SWAN Rehab as our medical receptionist. She is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah and therefore will spend all of her days in Arizona adjusting to its heat. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah and enjoys freelance copyediting. She has a passion for helping people in whatever capacity that she can. She loves socializing with her family and friends, and delights in hiking, reading, and puppies of all shapes and sizes. She is excited to be a part of the SWAN team and to contribute to the HOPE that it brings to all who enter its doors.