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The Hand Center

Meet the Hand Center Staff

Whether a patient suffers from hand/thumb pain, hand numbness, strain/sprain, fractures, The Hand Center therapists are committed to giving patients a comprehensive treatment that will restore maximum hand function and help patients resume their daily lives. ​

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Judy Marchant, OTR/CEAS

Judy is an Occupational Therapist (OTR) licensed in Wisconsin. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary College. As an Occupational Therapist, she has specialized in workplace ergonomics and work reconditioning program for the past 25 years.

In 1998, Judy completed her studies as a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS) and routinely educates clients with proper ergonomics are essential to their health and recovery. She completes specialized evaluations including Functional Capacity Evaluation, Prosthetic Training and On-Site Ergonomic Evaluations. Judy is currently the manager at The Hand Center.

Judy continues to educate residents and fellows through lectures and in-services for the PM&R program as well as the Hand Surgery Program at Medical College of Wisconsin. Judy enjoys sharing her knowledge with the Occupational Therapy students at the college level. She continue to lecture annually on Physical Agent Modalities as well as Introduction to Hand Therapy.

Additionally, Judy is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA) and their respective Work Program Special Interest Sections.

 

 

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Mary Fischer, OTR, CHT, LMT

Mary graduated from Mount Mary in 1998 with a BS Degree in Occupational Therapy. She obtained her Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) credentials in 1994 and has worked in outpatient hand clinic throughout the Milwaukee area treating a variety of injuries including shoulders and elbows, as well as hands. In 1999, Mary returned to study massage therapy and is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). She has been a massage therapist for 14 years and has incorporated some of her holistic training in the treatment of her patients at the Hand Center. When she is not work, Mary enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

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Kim Griseto, OTR

Kim received her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Psychology from Cornell College in 2012, followed by her Master of Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2016. Between completing her Bachelor's degree and beginning the pursuit of her Master's degree, Kim worked as a Rehabilitation Aide at an outpatient Occupational and Physical Therapy clinic in Des Plaines, IL. It was there that she realized her passion for Occupational Therapy – specifically rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity. From that point on, she committed herself to obtaining as much knowledge and hands-on experience possible in that setting. Kim completed her clinical placements in Inpatient Rehab and Outpatient Rehab through Concordia University Wisconsin. Upon graduating with her Master's, Kim began working at The Hand Center at The Medical College of Wisconsin in December 2016. She works closely with the surgeons in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department providing post-operative care and conservative management of various upper extremity injuries and conditions. Kim is now beginning to prepare to take the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) examination when eligible. In her spare time outside of The Hand Center, Kim enjoys participating in outdoor activities, sports, and traveling.

 

 

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Suzanne Marchant, BS, OTR, CHT

Suzanne graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in secondary education and from Western Michigan University with an Occupational Therapy degree. She has worked as a certified hand therapist in both orthopedic and plastic surgery hand clinics treating patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, with a variety of upper extremity diagnoses. Her interests include orthosis fabrication and developing creative treatment programs to meet each individual's special needs. In addition to working for The Hand Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, she is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she co-teaches the Upper Extremity Evaluation and Treatment for Hand Therapy class. She has presented on multiple topics related to evaluation and treatment of the hand. Suzanne is also a mixed media artist.

 

 

Jennifer Orth, OTR

Jennifer Orth, OTR

Jennifer Orth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Carthage College in 2003, where she majored in Exercise and Sport Science/Athletic Training. Jen spent over 13 years providing sports medicine coverage to youth, high school, semi-professional and professional teams, as well as industrial rehabilitation services to injured workers. She went on to receive her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2016 from Mount Mary University. Jen completed a clinical rotation at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department’s Hand Center in 2016 and joined the team in 2018. Jen has committed herself to expanding her knowledge of post-operative and conservative management of upper extremity injuries and conditions through continuing education and hands-on experiences. She has begun to prepare for the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) examination, which she plans to sit for when eligible. Away from the clinic, Jen enjoys reading and spending time with her family outdoors kayaking and hiking.

 

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Jaime Palomo

Jamie is a Patient Relations Representative has been with the Hand Center since December 2007. Jamie provides support to the doctors, therapists, appointment services and COTA’s in the Hand Center. Jamie enjoys working with and getting to know that patients in the Hand Center. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, her dogs, gardening and spending time in the outdoors.

 

 

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Sue Petroviak

Sue is a Patient Relations Representative who started working for The Medical College of Wisconsin Hand Center in 2008. Sue provides support for the doctors, therapists and COTA’s to enhance patient care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, basket weaving and outdoor activities.

 

 

Nancella Roeglin, COTA 

Nancella Roeglin, COTA

Nancella Roeglin completed her clinical training for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in the work hardening area at the Froedtert Hand Center. She has been working at the Hand Center for 5+years. Nan works closely with the physicians during clinics bringing a therapeutic perspective to the patients care. Nan’s patient treatment include patient care in the work hardening program to assist patients regain function and increase their confidence in the ability to succeed after an injury. She enjoys being creative in simulating many different work and home activities. Prior to working at the Hand Center, Nan worked with traumatic brain injured clients in a Day Program. She directed staff with completion of therapy, home exercise programs and day to day programming. 

 

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Tina Sowinski, OTR, CHT

Tina graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2003. She has been working in outpatient hand therapy since 2005. Tina joined the Medical College of Wisconsin, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department’s Hand Center team in 2011. he attained her Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) in November 2012. Tina has pursued continuing education coursework in lymphedema management, upper extremity orthopedics, splinting, and arthritis and flexor/extensor tendon management. Outside of the clinic Tina enjoys spending time with her family, biking and beach days.

 

 

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Amy Vallejo, OTR, CHT

Amy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2000 with a degree in Psychology and Occupational Therapy. She earned her Hand Certification (CHT) in 2007. Amy’s extensive training includes upper extremity ergonomics, splinting and hand trauma. She works closely with the surgeons in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department providing quality care and treatment for patients with upper extremity conditions. Continuing education courses focus on manual therapy to enhance her clinical skills. Some of Amy’s special interests area include sport-related injuries. Away from the clinic, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and participating in sport activities.

 

 

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Abby Wilson, COTA

Abby is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-COTA that graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2008 with honors. Started working at The Medical College of Wisconsin Hand Center in August 2008. Abby specializes in the Work Hardening program at The Hand Center focusing on maximizing function for work and daily tasks. As a COTA Abby also assists all physicians in the clinic setting to help advocate occupational therapy needs for the patients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on the Vikings and outdoor recreational activities.

Contact Us

If you have a question regarding your care that is urgent on weekdays before 8:00 am, after 4:30 pm, or on a weekend or holiday, please call (414) 805-3666 or (800) 272-3666 to page the Plastic Surgery Resident on call.

The Hand Center – Plastic Surgery
Tosa Center, Second Floor
1155 N. Mayfair Rd.
South Entry, Suite T2500
Milwaukee, WI 53226

 

Clinic Hours
Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

(414) 955-HAND (4263)
(414) 955-6286 (fax)

 

Occupational Therapy appointments available
Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 6:30 pm

 

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