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Gary E Shealy Memorial ALS Clinic

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Provider Bio


Respiratory Therapy

Kristen McHenry         

Kristen L. McHenry Ed.D, MS, RRT-ACCS

Kristen has spent her entire life in East Tennessee and has earned a B.S (Cardiopulmonary Science), M.S. (Allied Health Education), and Ed.D. (Higher Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis) from East Tennessee State University. She has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) since 2005. She practiced at a local hospital as an Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS) in intensive care units and a staff supervisor as needed. She began teaching in the clinical environment in 2008 and became a full-time faculty member in the Cardiopulmonary Science program at ETSU in 2013. As director of the program (PD), she is responsible for all aspects of the program, including student success and accreditation. 



Occupational Therapy

Amy Hopkins

Amy E. Hopkins, OTR/L

Amy Hopkins is a Milligan College alumni, a pianist, the daughter of a minister and a practitioner in home health and at Johnson City Medical Center. Additionally, she recently accepted the role for an interim adjunct faculty member at Walters State in their OT Assistant program. She has few true passions, but her faith, family, dogs and the practice of Occupational Therapy (OT) top her list. She is engaged to a wonderful man with two children.  They run a small local business from home. She has traveled some but East Tennessee has and will always be home. She was raised on a farm and continues to have a love for gardening and outside work.  She worked as an elementary school teacher (Tusculum graduate) before becoming an OT, and this remains a passion for her as well so she occasionally guest-lectures in our area colleges.  She truly enjoys what she does every day, and hopes to be available indefinitely to our clients; she enjoys adapting things, educating/training and helping people to problem solve through simplifying daily tasks for independent performance.   

Registered Dietitian

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee, PhD, RDN, LDN

Michelle Lee is a registered and licensed dietitian currently employed at ETSU. She has 25 plus years working with a variety of patients with a wide range of nutritional needs. Her specific interest areas include adults, older adults and providing sound medical nutrition therapy for all diseases and conditions.






Kathy Mueller

Kathryn A. Mueller, PharmD

Kathy Mueller is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Mueller received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota in 1990. She has worked as a Poison Information Specialist, Clinical Pharmacist, and Clinical Coordinator. Most recently, Dr. Mueller was a Drug Information Specialist at the University of Utah. Dr. Mueller provides drug information services to the College of Pharmacy and its affiliates.



ALS Association Representative

Jane Luethke

 Jane Luethke RN BSN

Jane Luethke RN BSN graduated from the Univ. of Central Oklahoma. She has worked for the  ALS Association Tennessee Chapter as Care Services Coordinator for the past 12 years.Prior to that she had nursing experience in infusion therapy, home health and medical ICU. Her Grandmother had ALS so serving this population has a very personal connection. 






Physical Therapy

Allison Bourassa

Dr. Allison Bourassa, PT, DPT, NCS, ATC

Dr. Allison Bourassa, PT, DPT, NCS, ATC, completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2010 from the Medical University of South Carolina and Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Wingate University in 2007.  She completed the Brooks Rehabilitation Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency in 2011 and became a Board-certified Specialist in neurologic physical therapy in 2013.  Dr. Bourassa is currently an Assistant Professor in the East Tennessee State University's Department of Physical Therapy, where she teaches the neurologic rehabilitation coursework.   Dr. Bourassa currently treats individuals with neurologic and vestibular disorders at Physical Therapy Services in Elizabethton, Tennessee.  Dr. Bourassa has also worked at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, FL and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (formerly RIC) in Chicago, IL, primarily treating individuals with neurologic disorders at both locations.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Courtney Andrews

Courtney Andrews, MA, CCC-SLP

Courtney Andrews received a Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2012. Prior to this she completed an MA in Cognitive/Developmental Psychology from LSU and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from East Tennessee State University (ETSU). She currently works as an Assistant Professor in Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at ETSU. Her area of expertise is Adult Neurocognitive Disorders. In addition to serving as the Clinic Coordinator for the Gary Shealy Memorial ALS Clinic she supervises graduate students at The Crumley House for Brain Injury Rehabilitation, in the ETSU Speech and Hearing Clinic, and runs the concussion management program at ETSU.


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