Meet Our Staff

Occupational Therapists

Cindy BrosigCindy Brosig, OT, CHT

I have has been an employee of Midland Memorial Hospital for 32 years. I graduated from Texas Women's University and am a Certified Hand Therapist. My husband, Karl, and I have three sons; two currently working in Midland as Petroleum Engineers, and one finishing a Mechanical Engineering degree at TTU. I love Jesus first, Karl, Joe, Rob and Michael second, and hunting and fishing next.



Erin CarpenterErin Carpenter, OT, MOT

I am a recent graduate of Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center where I obtained a Masters of Occupational Therapy. I received my Bachelors in Exercise Science from Abilene Christian University and was a member of the softball team. I am originally from Midland and I married Garrett Carpenter in May of 2016. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, working out, and spending time with my family and two dogs.

 

Kim CooperKim Cooper, OT

I was born and raised in Midland, Texas. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech University. I have been an OT for 19 years and I've spent over 14 years treating upper extremity injuries. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 awesome kids. I'm all about my FAMILY which is where I spend most of my free time. My hobbies include baking, gardening, reading and Bible study.

 

Kristie GarnettKristie Garnett, OT, CHT

I have worked as an Occupational Therapist for Midland Memorial Hospital since 1989. I'm a West Texas gal, born in Lubbock, and raised in Levelland. I graduated from Texas Tech University, and came to Midland for the obvious reason: my husband works for an oil company. I have 2 sons, both in college, and love teaching adult Sunday School at my church. I love Mexican food, my two dogs, hanging out with family and watching movies. But, laughter is my favorite!

 

Nancy MarksNancy Marks, OT, CHT

I grew up in Pennsylvania (yes, I'm a former Yankee) and got my OT degree at The Ohio State University, and moved to Texas a few years later. I have been a therapist a long time. I love working with upper extremity injuries so I also became a Certified Hand Therapist. My husband and I have two wonderful daughters in college, and we love to travel.

 

Physical Therapists

Gary GrayGary Gray, PT

I’ve spent my entire career (over 30 years) as a Physical Therapist in an outpatient orthopedic setting and, in 2012 merged my practice (West Texas Therapy) with Midland Memorial Hospital, resulting in the largest out-patient rehabilitation clinic in the area. While I continue to provide treatment to patients on a limited basis, most of my time is spent performing the various and necessary administrative duties that are required in order to provide our patients with an incredible staff and amazing care. I am a graduate of the University of Texas and currently am in my third term as a Governor appointed member of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. I also serve on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center, the Board of Directors at Green Tree Country Club and in various capacities at our church. My beautiful wife, Donna, and I enjoy spending time with our family which includes 6 daughters and the 9 grandchildren we are blessed to have.  I am also a passionate sports fan and an avid golfer and hunter and in my spare time enjoy traveling.

 

Harvey AikmanHarvey Aikman, PT, DPT, DipMDT, FAAOMPT

I graduated from The University of Iowa with a post graduate degree in physical therapy in 1985. Shortly after graduation I moved to South Texas and started Ortho Sports Inc. a multi-site outpatient physical therapy company. I received a Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute International through Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2006. I followed this with an Orthopaedic Fellowship through Damon College in Buffalo New York culminating in the awarding of Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2010. I most recently completed a doctorate in physical therapy from The College of St. Scholastica in 2017. I have served as the chairman of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, as well as multiple positions on the Board of Directors for the Texas Physical Therapy Association. I continue to practice on a daily basis with a focus on Orthopedic and spine problems and I'm an active clinical instructor for several universities.

 

Bronwyn HillBronwyn Hill, PT, DPT

 

Barbara LesleyBarbara Lesley, PT

I have worked as a Clinical Physical Therapist for 45 years, having started my training at the University of Wisconsin. My long career has offered me the opportunity to work in a variety of setting and positions in 6 different states. As a senior adult, I bring to our clinic the unique perspective of understanding the influence of aging on the process of recovering function and health. I love being part of a wonderfully diverse staff that is able to use their gifts and skills to help people of all ages and need levels.

 

Susan StrangeSusan Strange, PT, DPT

I am a DPT graduate from Hardin-Simmons University. As a local Midlander, I swore that I wouldn't move back after high school. However, Midland Memorial Hospital made a lovely job offer that I couldn't refuse and I was sucked back home - a surprising blessing I would never have imagined. Besides working towards a CFMT certification (Certified Functional Manual Therapist), I like all things classic rock and frequently change the work radio station to please my musical interests. When I am not busy pretending to love running for physical exercise, I work with pediatric patients and teach them the fine art of keeping your balance while playing the air guitar. My greatest goal this year is to eventually not be the youngest therapist on staff, but still the most qualified to kill the occasional bug while simultaneously screaming.

 

Susan SweeneySusan Sweeney, PT, CLT

 

Jason SchulzJason Schulz, PT, COMT

I grew up in Midland, Texas and graduated from Lee High School. I attended Texas Tech and earned a Bachelor of Zoology degree. I continued my education at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy Degree in 2000. In 2015, I became a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist in the Lower Spine and in 2016, I became a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist for the Lower Extremities. I have also been a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner since 2013. I enjoy time with my wife, our four children, family, and friends.

 

Courtnee SpringfieldCourtnee Springfield, PT, DPT

I graduated with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree through Texas Tech University in 2016 and immediately pursued a specialty in pelvic floor physical therapy. Being born and raised in West Texas, I was aware of the lack of pelvic floor knowledge and services offered and wanted to bring awareness and treatment options to a very large, under-served population. I am passionate about my specialty and love helping my patients. If you’re wondering what pelvic floor therapy entails, just ask me! Prior to attending PT school, I was a secretary with an oilfield company, photographer, and massage therapist for 10 years. I currently live in Odessa with my husband, and enjoy traveling anywhere and everywhere as much as possible.

 

Manny ValerioManny Valerio, PTA

 

Andy WatzlAndy Watzl, PT, DPT

I am a native from West Texas having gone to high school in Midland County and attending college in Lubbock. I graduated from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2002 with my Masters in Physical Therapy and returned later to obtain my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 202.  I am married to my wife Natalie and we have 3 children who keep us very busy. In my spare time I enjoy working out, coaching youth sports and hanging out with friends and family.

 

Lisa WilliamsLisa Williams, PT

I feel that I am a helper by nature and years ago traded in my idea of becoming a physician to become a physical therapist. It was one of the best decisions of my life. I am passionate about helping others regain function so as to fully enjoy their lives. When my husband asks me what the best part of my day is, frequently it involves telling him "a patient told me ‘I can now do …’ ”. I graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed my Master’s in Rehabilitation Science at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. In my spare time, I can be found creating scrapbooks full of memories. I also enjoy spending technology-free time with friends and family.

 

Speech Therapists


Beth LaFarelleBeth LaFarelle, MA, CCC-SLP

I am happy to call Midland my home for the past 22 years with a short 5 year stint while pursuing my undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Midland since 2005 for inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, the school district, a retirement facility, and now I have been with West Texas Therapy for 5 years. I enjoy working with adults and children in all areas of Speech Therapy and I have a particular interest in voice therapy and swallowing therapy with adults. When I’m not working as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I enjoy spending time with my twin girls, son, and husband. We love to travel, play sports (especially baseball and swimming), and spend time together.

 

Tandi PoitevintTandi Poitevint, MS, CCC-SLP

I was born in San Angelo, Texas and moved to Midland as a teenager when my dad was transferred here with Haliburton. I attended Lee High school before graduating and moving to Lubbock to pursue an education in Speech, Language Pathology. I graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences in 2006 and a Master’s degree in Speech, Language Pathology in 2008. Following graduation, I returned to Midland to marry my high school sweetheart and fulfill my dream of becoming a Speech, Language Pathologist. I have worked in outpatient rehab throughout my career. I have a passion for helping people and feel blessed that I get to do what I love every day. Outpatient rehab is so rewarding because I get to develop lasting relationships with my patients and their families. My favorite part of my job is watching my patients improve and seeing them gain confidence to communicate independently with friends and family. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, and daughter. I also love to bake, read, and travel. It has been a privilege to work alongside the amazing therapists at West Texas Therapy and I am proud to be a part of this team.

 

Support Staff

Amy WheelerAmy Wheeler, Front Office Staff

I was born and raised in beautiful Virginia. It was there that I met my husband and began the crazy life as a military wife. Scott and I moved several times over the years and after retirement we settled here in his hometown of Midland. I am still not sure how he managed to get me here and away from water, but here I am. I have two great kids and several pets. In my spare time I enjoy reading, going for walks, and hanging out with my family.



Libby MurpheyLibby Murphey, Front Office Staff

I am from the small town of Decatur, Texas. I worked in the medical field for several years before moving to Midland about 4 years ago. I'm a very energetic, busy and outgoing individual. I have many years of experience in the medical field and patient relations field. My main focus in life is achieving, exceeding, and living life to the fullest.

 

Misti GatewoodMisti Gatewood, Office Manager

I grew up in the small town of Kermit, Texas as the youngest of four children. I have wonderful parents who taught me the value of personal integrity, faith, and hard work. After high school I continued my education at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where I obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2007, and Master of Business Administration in 2009. I never thought I would find myself working in healthcare, but West Texas Therapy is not your “normal” healthcare facility. My husband and I have one son, enjoy traveling and spending time with family whenever we can.

 

Pam DunlapPam Dunlap, Therapy Tech

 

Yolanda LaraYolanda Lara, Therapy Tech

I was born in San Antonio, Texas, but was raised in Midland. I am married to a wonderful man and we have been married for 20 years. We have 3 kids, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, but would love to go on vacation more often.