Meet Our Team

Emily BirchEmily Birch, MOTR/L, CBIS

Therapy Manager:  Rehab Float Pool and Clinical Development

Emily Birch, MOTR/L, CBIS, received her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies in 2009 and Master of Occupational Therapy in 2011 from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  She has worked for INTEGRIS Health since 2011, beginning her career on the brain injury unit at Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital.  In 2014, she transferred to the Therapy Resource Pool within INTEGRIS, where Emily treated patients across the continuum of care to include acute physical medicine, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation.  From 2018-2000 Emily served as the Supervisor for the Therapy Resource Pool, and then she became the manager of the therapy resource pool and clinical development departments in 2020.


Derick DeweberLindsey Treaster, MBA, M.S. CCC-SLP, CBIS

Rehab Development Consultant

Lindsey Treaster is a Speech-Language Pathologist by background, receiving her bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University and her Master’s at the University of Texas at Dallas. She completed her MBA with a Strategic Management focus from the University of North Texas in 2021 and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Lindsey moved to the Oklahoma City area from DFW in 2021 and joined INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe as the Rehab Development Consultant.


WalterTrista Walter, MSN, RN

Clinical Education Consultant

Trista Walter, MSN, RN received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma in 2012 and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma in May 2015. She is a Clinical Education Consultant for INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital, joining the team in April 2015. She enjoys physical rehab nursing and working with the geriatric population as well as also working and mentoring other nurses and nursing students.

Emily BirchDevan Clark, M.S. CCC-SLP

Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist- Speech

Devan Clark earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role as the Clinical Speech Specialist for Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, she works in the acute care setting at Integris Baptist Medical Center. Her specialty areas are NICU, pediatrics, and medically complex patient populations. She is a clinical consultant for Passy-Muir Speaking Valve. 

Emily BirchKelsey Wyer, M.A. CCC-SLP

Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist- Telehealth

Kelsey Wyer received her Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2017 and her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, also from OUHSC, in 2015. Kelsey has been with INTEGRIS since 2019 and serves as the Clinical Rehab Specialist for Telehealth. She has a passion for telehealth and pediatrics. 


Emily BirchRebecca-Anne Wayland, PT, DPT, NCS

Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist- Neuro

Rebecca Wayland graduated from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2014 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She achieved her board certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) in July 2017 and is credited as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS). Rebecca has worked for INTEGRIS since 2015 and currently treats patients with neurological deficits at Jim Thorpe Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital at Southwest Medical Center, specializing in patients recovering from spinal cord injury and stroke. 

Emily BirchDanielle Melson, PT, DPT

Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist- Pelvic and Women’s Health

Danielle Melson graduated from Saint Louis University in 2014 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, and joined the Float Pool with INTEGRIS in 2015. She enjoys working across with INTEGRIS system with all patient populations. Danielle became the Clinical Rehab Specialist for Pelvic and Women’s Health in 2021. She is a Certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach and is working towards the Obstetric CAPP Certification through the APTA Pelvic Health Section. She is passionate about educating the community, caregivers, and referral sources regarding resources INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe offers for the pelvic population.

Danielle MelsonTara Turvey, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist- Hand Therapy

Tara Turvey, graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s Occupational Therapy program in 2000. Initially practicing general occupational therapy at INTEGRIS Miami Hospital, she began specializing in outpatient upper extremity therapy and lymphedema therapy after moving to Kansas in 2002. She obtained lymphedema therapy certification in December 2004 and helped develop and expand the lymphedema program at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, Mo. She earned hand therapy certification in November 2009. Since November 2012, she has specialized in treatment of patients with upper extremity diagnoses, cancer-related dysfunction and lymphedema at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Outpatient Rehabilitation. She presents courses on kinesiotaping for lymphedema/edema, orthotic fabrication and breast cancer rehabilitation. As the clinical specialist for Hand Therapy at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe, Turvey is also a current member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Technologists.

Danielle MelsonCharles Steger, PT, DPT, COMT

Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist- Orthopedic

Charles Steger is a 2008 graduate of the Rockhurst University physical therapy program in Kansas City, Missouri. Upon graduation he worked in a private practice orthopedic clinic in Norman, Oklahoma while attending post-graduate training at the Oklahoma Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Charles then pursued educational training and study from Michael Moore and Tim McGonigle of Folsom Physical Therapy and the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine before opening a private practice in Norman, Oklahoma. Charles joined the Jim Thorpe team in 2015 was hired in 2017 as the orthopedic clinical specialist for INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe. He earned COMT certification for the lower quarter through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine in 2019.