2014 PT Alumni Panel

Seven UNC PT alumni gathered to talk with current, third-year DPT students on March 24 at the Carolina 1663 restaurant in Chapel Hill. The panelists represented a diverse variety of accomplishments and interests and drew from their experiences to present perspectives on navigating post-graduation life.

2014 PT Alumni Panel click to enlarge From left, alumni panelists Estelle Tsalik, Gwen Hall, Jane DeLoach, Corey Tanner Winn, Lisa Johnston (Interim PT Division Director), Miki Anderson, Sean Lowers, and Jenn Harrington.
2014 PT Alumni Panel click to enlarge Members of the UNC DPT Class of 2014.

The annual PT Alumni Panel is supported by contributions to the Fisher/Moore Alumni Excellence Endowment, which honors Shirley Fisher, the first graduate of the Division of Physical Therapy and Dr. Margaret Lee Moore, the first director of the Division of Physical Therapy.

2014 Alumni Panelists:

Michelle (Miki) Anderson (UNC MPT Class of 2006 and UNC tDPT Class of 2007) works as a lead therapist at Carolinas Medical Center-Main, a large level-1 trauma center in Charlotte, NC, where she has assisted in the development of a variety of programs.  Anderson found her passion in acute care and loves teaching others about the ICU setting. 

Jane DeLoach (UNC DPT Class of 2006) currently works for Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. She has worked in almost all PT settings, but found her passion in geriatric PT and recently completed coursework for CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) designation. Her goal is to incorporate the role of physical therapists in home design and construction. DeLoach is also highly involved in community service and outreach, particularly in medical missions overseas.

Gwen Hall (UNC MPT Class of 2002 and UNC DPT Class of 2006) is an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and works at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC, where she treats a variety of patients with complicated medical problems and histories. In 2010, Hall joined the Rapid Deployment Force Team in the USPHS, where she learned how to set up federal medical stations. Since then, she has been deployed twice to assist with Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.

Jenn Harrington (UNC MPT Class of 2008 and UNC tDPT Class of 2009) is one of only 194 APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialists in Women’s Health Physical Therapy in the U.S. and is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.  In 2012, she started UNC Healthcare’s Women & Men’s Health Physical Therapy Program and she recently served as the opening speaker at UNC’s 6th Annual Excellence in Maternity Care Conference.

Sean Lowers (UNC MPT Class of 2006 and UNC DPT Class of 2009) is a board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary therapist who works as a senior therapist at Duke University Health System in Durham, NC. He is also an adjunct instructor with the UNC Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy.

Estelle Tsalik (UNC DPT Class of 2011) currently works as an acute care PRN therapist at Duke University Medical Center on the cardiopulmonary floors.  She also pursues her passion of pediatrics by working part-time at Pediatric Therapy and Associates in Wake Forest, NC.   

Corey Tanner Winn (UNC DPT Class of 2010) works in outpatient orthopedics at Brunswick Physical Therapy Associates in Brunswick County, NC. She is currently the only LSVT BIG certified clinician in Brunswick County. LSVT BIG is a rehabilitation protocol geared towards patients with Parkinson’s disease.

-Story by Meredith S. Bennett