Mark Anderson MA, PT, CPE
Mark Anderson, MA, PT, CPE is a graduate of The University of North Dakota (Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy) and The University of Iowa (Master of Arts in Physical Therapy). Mark is currently employed by ErgoSystems Consulting Group, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN as founder and principal ergonomist. He has been a member of the WorkWell faculty for 15 years, and also holds certification as a Certified Professional Ergonomist by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics.
An experienced consultant and instructor for over 30 years, he has developed and implemented ergonomics consultation and training strategies for a wide range of companies, organizations and local, state and federal government agencies. He has worked with manufacturing and engineering design firms to integrate ergonomics principles into the design and manufacturing process. He has been active in the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and has written a number of publications and spoken nationally/internationally on ergonomics. (online faculty)
Rosslyn Bennie, OT
Rosslyn Bennie has worked as an Occupational Therapist for over 15 years. Her practice focus has largely been in the area of disability claims assessment, vocational assessment, health risk management consulting, functional testing and absenteeism capacity/management. She is involved in providing work assessments, job analysis, ergonomics, return-to-work programs, functional capacity evaluations and medico legal assessments/reports.
She received a Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Anatomy and Physiology at WITS University (2003). Thereafter, she completed all requirements for qualification in BSc Occupational Therapy at WITS University (2007). Rosslyn is also a PGAP provider, has completed an examination through ABIME on the AMA guides 6th edition (CAMAG) and participates in Medico Legal Interest Group activities. She joined the WorkWell Prevention & Care team as a faculty member in 2017. (South Africa in-person faculty)
Cory Blickenstaff, PT, MSPT, OCS
Cory is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis, where he received his bachelor’s degree in biology and then a master’s degree in physical therapy in 2001. He owns and operates Forward Motion Physical Therapy in Vancouver, WA and has been an onsite clinician for WorkWell since 2008.
He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is the current communications chair of the occupational health special interest group. Cory has authored a monograph on work injury prevention and management and recently co-authored a current concepts publication on the role of the physical therapist in occupational health. He has presented nationally on various physical therapy and occupational health topics. He also co-hosts the popular podcast, Pain Science and Sensibility. (online faculty)
Tracy Cameron, OTR/L, CEAS II
Tracy Cameron, OTR/L, CEAS II is a graduate of the University of North Dakota where she received a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1997. Tracy is currently employed by Choice Therapy of Crookston, MN as a staff occupational therapist specializing in industrial rehabilitation, functional testing, ergonomic assessment, providing onsite ergonomic consultation, and asisting companies in setting up occupational health programming. Tracy has been working with WorkWell since 2017 first in the role of a consulting Implementor going onsite for WorkWell and performing Job Analaysis, developing job descriptions and pre-employment screens, and starting in 2019 as a WorkWell Faculty member.
Tracy is a board member for NOSHA (Northern Occupational Safety and Health Association of Grand Forks, ND) a Safety and Human Resource Professionals organization and she presents yearly on occupational health related topics for the membership and also serves as a guest lecturer at Northland Community and Technical College OTA program on topics related to Occupational Health. (US in-person faculty)
Dacia Caron, OT
Dacia Caron, OT, is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Dacia is a practicing Occupational Therapist registered in Alberta with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists and certified by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. She currently works as an independent, self-employed Occupational Therapy consultant out of Calgary, Alberta. Dacia serves as a consultant for various organizations and law firms in western Canada. Dacia also holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in Athletic Therapy from the University of Calgary.
She has many years of experience in the area of medical legal assessments, future cost of care analysis, orthopedics, occupational/vocational rehabilitation, chronic pain, ergonomic evaluations and psychiatry. She has been qualified an expert witness in Occupational Therapy, Functional Capacity Evaluations and Cost of Future Care Analysis for the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta and British Columbia. She has been an internal FCE and WorkWell educator for the Lifemark Health group of companies since 2010. (Canada in-person faculty)
Kristen Cederlind, OTR/L
Kristen Cederlind, OTR/L, joined the WorkWell team in 2013 and currently serves as the Director of Clinical Services. With over 30 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, she has consulted with manufacturing employers across the country to develop customized Onsite therapy and wellness programs to improve employee health and safety, while collaborating with the rest of the Onsite team in service implementation, provider training, customer and provider relations.
Her background includes program development and management of a hospital outpatient rehabilitation department. While working in the hospital setting, she championed ergonomics initiatives such as safe patient handling and office ergonomics and utilized job analysis and post offer employment testing skills both within the hospital and in her local community.
Kristen graduated from the University of Southern California and is a member of both the California and American Occupational Therapy Associations. She has presented at regional and national conferences on various occupational health topics. (online/US in-person faculty)
Deirdre “Dee” Daley, PT, DPT
Dee Daley, PT, DPT is a graduate of the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and Quinnipiac College physical therapy programs and the Health Professions Education program at North Carolina State University. Dee is currently employed by WorkWell as Director of Clinical Practice, developing and implementing workplace solutions that focus on injury prevention and worker health. As a member of the WorkWell faculty since 2003, she develops and teaches post-professional courses on topics related to occupational health and work injury management. In addition to helping develop training materials for WorkWell, she has co-authored several publications on the role of PT in occupational health and wellness, rehabilitation and functional testing.
Dee has served as a member of the American Physical Therapy (APTA) Board of Directors and has been active in the NH and NC chapters, and the Occupational Health Special Interest Group. She is part of the clinical practice guideline development group focused on optimizing work participation after injury or illness. (online/US, Canada in-person faculty)
Tom Dunlap, PT
Tom Dunlap, PT, is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He is currently employed by Mercy Health in Warren, OH as a staff physical therapist. While in this setting, Tom directed a hospital-based multi-clinic industrial rehab team. In this role, Tom specialized in developing relationships with clients from manufacturing and healthcare while providing rehab and consultative services both onsite and in the clinic. Tom has been a member of the WorkWell faculty for 15 years and is responsible for training WorkWell providers in Functional Capacity Evaluation, Advanced Functional Capacity Evaluation, Functional Job Analysis, Post Offer Employment Testing, Work Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics.
In addition to clinical practice, Tom operated as a consultant on WorkWell’ s implementation teams and worked as an Occupational Health Specialist for WorkWell providing training and education of WorkWell programs as well as quality assurance and clinical support to WorkWell providers. Tom is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopaedic Section and the Occupational Health Special Interest Group. (US & Canada in-person faculty)
Elana Human, OT
Elana Human is a graduate of the University of the Free State, holding the degree of B. Occupational Therapy (1990). Elana is currently self-employed in Cape Town. Elana has been a member of the WorkWell faculty for 3 years.
In addition to clinical practice and consulting, Elana has been active in the OT Professional Associations including co-founder and chairperson of the Occupational Therapy in Occupational Health interest group; chairperson of the Medico Legal Interest group; one of 10 medico legal experts representing a national group of medical experts that serve on the Road Accident Fund panel for medical experts. Elana also serves as a consultant for various local employers in the Western Cape Region. She is often invited as speaker for the University of Stellenbosch Master’s Program to talk on the topic of FCE and has presented on this topic to the Post Graduate students in the Occupational Medical Practitioners course. (South Africa in-person faculty)
Patrick McConnell, OT
Patrick McConnell, OT, is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Health Sciences. Prior to joining WorkWell in 2011, Patrick had been a WorkWell provider since 1993. As part of Clinical Operations, Patrick supports the WorkWell Provider Network, employers and referrers in questions or resources related to Work Injury Prevention and Management.
In addition to clinical practice and employer support, Patrick is active in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Work Programs Section of the AOTA and the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA). He is Co-Chair of the Arrowhead District of MOTA. Patrick is also adjunct faculty at The College of St. Scholastica Graduate Program in Occupational Therapy. (online faculty)
Marti Mikalsky, OT
Marti Mikalsky graduated from the University of Alberta in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She worked at Millard Health, WCB Alberta’s Rehabilitation Centre, from 1989 – 2022. With over 30 years of experience in work-related injury rehabilitation, Marti has completed FCEs and worksite visits, designed return to work programs, completed medical legal assessments and participated in FCE research. She was Millard Health’s internal WorkWell FCE trainer from 1998 – 2022. Marti is now the sole proprietor of a private practice based in Alberta. (US/Canada in-person faculty)
Jeff Paddock, PT, MBA, CSCS, CES
Jeff Paddock, PT, MBA, CSCS, CES is a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University. Jeff is currently employed by WorkWell Prevention & Care as the Director of Onsite Services. Jeff’s background includes serving as a private practice Clinical Director for several years, and in 2008 became the primary WorkWell onsite physical therapist at a large pulp and paper mill in southern Louisiana. He has consulted with firms across the country regarding onsite program implementation, and currently manages numerous onsite clinic locations.
Jeff is an active member of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association, and currently serves on a Finance Committee for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Jeff is also a member of the APTA’s Occupational Health Special Interest Group. (online/US in-person faculty)
Robin Peterson, PT
Robin Peterson PT is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Physical Therapy Program. Robin is currently employed by Regions Hospital in St. Paul MN as Physical Therapist and Supervisor. Robin has been a faculty member and consultant for WorkWell since 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Distributive Sciences and Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter MN.
Robin has extensive applied and practical experience working in occupational health related areas with over 3 decades of experience in return-to-work related service offerings and over two decades of experience in the workplace including Fortune 500 companies.
In addition to clinical practice and consulting, Robin Peterson has been an active member in the American and MN chapters of the APTA. She is also a member of the National Association of Occupational Health Providers and Human Factor Society. She co-authored Smart Tracks patient management system, Volumes I and II. (online/US in-person faculty)
Brent Webber, PT, CEAS III
Brent Webber, PT, CEAS III is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina Charleston. He is the Manager of Injury Prevention & Industrial Rehabilitation at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina. Brent also has experience as an Industrial Case Manager and is a CEAS Level 1, 2, and 3 (Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist). In 2020 Brent completed the Injured Worker module through the Occupational Special Interest Group of the APTA.
Brent has been a WorkWell faculty member since 2008 and has spoken on topics related to occupational health, functional testing and Return to work for groups such as the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association, South Carolina Association of Occupational Health Nurses, National Association of Occupational Health Professionals, and Antum Risk Management. Brent and his team provide ergonomic risk assessment, management, and mitigation services for a variety of manufacturers ranging from automotive to aviation clients. (US in-person faculty)
Marc Yeager, PT, MPT
Marc Yeager, MPT, is a graduate of Loma Linda University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences and a Master of Physical Therapy degree in June 1993. Marc is the Managing Principal of Injury Prevention & Management Consulting. Marc is an active member of both the American Physical Therapy Association and the Georgia Physical Therapy Association. He has been a faculty member for WorkWell since 2006.
Marc founded Highland Park Physical Therapy in 2001, shortly before joining WorkWell as an Occupational Health Specialist developing injury prevention and management programs, including Rapid Return to Work, Stress Factor Analysis, and supportive training materials, in addition to implementing internet-based injury prevention and management programs for industrial clients. Marc has assisted in the development and implementation of onsite ergonomic programs for a Silicon Valley-based high-tech Fortune 100 Company and served as a member on their ergonomic safety committee as an external consultant. Marc’s clinical experience has included providing onsite physical therapy and consultative services for several companies and has utilized that experience to help incorporate functionality into his client’s rehabilitation program and provides practical insight during the return-to-work decision process. (online/US & Canada in-person faculty)