PeaceHealth Therapy and Wellness Center

Therapists: Physical, Occupational, and Speech 

 
Roger Karnofski, PT
Roger is a Kelso native and graduated from Central Washington University with a bachelor of science in health sciences. He then went on to obtain a bachelor's of physical therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1982. He worked in Seattle and Olympia before returning home in 1988 to open his own practice.

He joined PeaceHealth in 1999.  Roger specializes in orthopedic physical therapy and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He stays involved with the community as a member of the Pioneering Lions club and officiating local football and basketball games. In his free time Roger enjoys traveling, hiking, and bicycling with his family.

Aaron C. Varney, MOTR/L, CHT
Aaron is the supervisor at PeaceHealth Outpatient Therapies. He received his BS in exercise science from Brigham Young University in 2004 and his Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington in 2007.

He received his certification in hand therapy in 2012 and specializes in rehabilitation of upper extremity including: post-operative rehabilitation, custom orthotic fabrication, overuse syndromes, arthritis education, and activity modification.

He is also certified to administer functional capacity evaluations and performs these as part of the industrial rehabilitation program. In 2012 Aaron authored a chapter on hand fractures in Cynthia Cooper's hand therapy text book “Fundamentals of Hand Therapy."

When Aaron isn’t at work you’ll see him spending time outdoors as much as possible working on his property, hiking, camping, and backpacking with his wife and four children. He also enjoys running, mountain biking, and playing the guitar and piano.

Elnathan Eldredge, DPT, NCS 
El graduated form Boston University in 2014 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  He specializes in pediatric and vestibular rehabilitation and enjoys working with a variety of patient populations from infants to elderly.  In 2018 he successfully passed his Neurologic Specialty Certification boards.

El treats a multitude of conditions and pathologies including developmental delays, gait dysfunctions, balance and dizziness, and many other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.  He loves learning and empowering patients through education. 

In his free time, he is active in his community through church service and loves spending time with his wife and baby girl.

Belia McNabb, DPT
Belia obtained her BS in human biology with minor in chemistry from Texas Women's University in 2007.  She then went on to pursue her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 with a focus on neurological rehabilitation.  She has worked in a variety of settings including: acute care, inpatient, outpatient, home health and skilled nursing. 

She is particularly interested in working with neurological patients such as stroke, TBI, amputees, and Parkinson's.  She enjoys the challenge of working with these patients and strives to provide excellent care to help them maximize their mobility and independence.  Belia specializes in women's health, which includes pelvic floor weakness, pelvic pain, and incontinence.  She will complete her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (CAPP) from The Section on Women's Health in 2019.

Belia provides community education classes on women's health through PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center.  She will also offers information within the PeaceHealth system as part of their childbirth education.  She currently lives in Longview with her husband and two sons.  She enjoys spending time with her family by hiking, camping, and anything else outdoors.

Jessica Hua, DPT
Jessica grew up in Maryland and received her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park.  After college, she volunteered with the Peace Corps as a Math and Science Education Volunteer in Kenya. 

Jessica graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy of Health Sciences University with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2017 and takes a special interest in education, therapeutic exercises and manual therapy.  In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, playing soccer, and traveling.

David Cotteleer, DPT, CSCS
David obtained his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy in 2000 from SUNY Buffalo, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005 from Daemen College.  He grew up int he Finger Lakes region of New York State. 

After spending 5 years working for the Veteran's Administration, he started traveling and worked in skilled nursing, acute care, home health, and outpatient clinics.  He met his wife Stacy while working Vancouver, WA.  They spent a brief time traveling together, and have now made their permanent home in Vancouver. 

David enjoys treating all types of patients and disorders with a heavy focus on patient education and self empowerment.  He is working towards his OCS (orthopedic clinical specialist) in 2019.  He thrives on learning and enjoys attending continuing education classes to improve his skills as a PT and provide effective treatments and education for his patients.  In 2018 he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Outside of work David enjoys traveling, competing in triathlons and obstacle course races, hiking, and weight lifting.  He believes that fitness should have a high priority in everyone's life and that it is the key to longevity and total health.

Lauren Tauer, MOTR/L
Lauren has lived most of her life in Utah and Idaho.  She graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science in 2015 and a Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2018.  She has enjoyed working with children through early learning centers and teaching Irish dancing.  She has recently relocated to Washington.

Lauren specializes in pediatric occupational therapy and enjoys helping children with behavior, developmental, and sensory disorders become more independent and succeed.

In addition to pediatrics, she also provides occupational therapy services to adults with neurological disorders such as stroke and traumatic brain injury.  She spend her free time baking, hiking, and exploring the coast with her significant other and friends.    

Ellen Hornbeak, DPT
Ellen is from Houston, TX and graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2017 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  Prior to this, she attended Baylor University and graduated with her BS in Pre-Physical Therapy.

She has worked in a variety of therapy settings including acute care, skilled nursing, as well as the outpatient setting.  She enjoys the outpatient clinic because she is able to build lasting relationships with her patients.  She enjoys witnessing the progress patients make with each visit.  She is most passionate about working with and learning from patients with neurologic conditions.  She loves educating and empowering patients to become the most independent that they can be, as well as incorporating family members and loved ones on ways they can best help at home.

Ellen lives in Vancouver, WA with her husband and has enjoyed spending her leisure time exploring the Pacific Northwest.  She enjoys traveling, hiking, exploring new restaurants, cooking, and doing puzzles.   

Allison Munkelwitz, SLP
Allison is from New Mexico and received her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from New Mexico State University in 2009.  She joined PeaceHealth in 2010 and has been a key part in the growth of the inpatient and outpatient speech-language pathology departments at St. John Medical Center.  Allison's special interests include dysphagia (swallowing/feeding), voice therapy for Parkinson's disease, pediatric articulation and phonology disorders, and augmentative/alternative communication.

Outside of work she enjoys cooking, reading, and outdoor adventures.

Amber Humphrey, MS, CCC-SLP
Amber is a Kelso/Longview native and graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  She then obtained her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology from Pacific University.  Amber is a current member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and has worked in a variety of settings ranging from schools, acute care, inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing.  Her areas of specialty are working on cognition and aphasia with adults who have sustained a TBI or stroke and children who have Autism or language disorders.

In her spare time, Amber is a national powerlifting competitor for USA Powerlifting.  When she's not lifting she enjoys traveling with her husband, homebrewing, researching new restaurants, and learning to cook a variety of foods from around the world.

Hilary Allen, SLP
Hilary is a Speech-Language-Pathology Clinical Fellow who graduated with distinction in her class in 2018.  She has undergraduate degrees in Linguistics as well as Speech and Hearing Sciences with a certification to teach english to speakers of other languages.  In her training, she gained experience in neurolinguistic research and completed practicums with all age groups in a variety of settings, including the school system. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and going to the movie theater.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Physical Therapist Assistants

Doug Raney, PTA
Doug has been a physical therapist assistant for the past 29 years. He has worked in a variety of settings in the Portland/Vancouver area before joining PeaceHealth’s Outpatient Therapy in 1999.

Doug enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic and neurologic patients, as well as aquatic therapy. He takes a special interest in education, a key component in the success of patients recovering from injuries. Doug resides in Castle Rock with his wife and daughter.

Jody Brand, PTA
Jody received her PT assistant degree from Salt Lake Community College in 2000. She worked in hospitals in the Salt Lake City area in acute care and outpatient settings before moving to Longview, Washington in 2005 to join PeaceHealth.

Jody’s primary clinical interest is in prosthetic training for amputees. She also takes great interest in manual therapies and orthopedics. In her free time, Jody looks forward to spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoys gardening, camping, fishing, and painting.

PeaceHealth Outpatient Therapies
200 Triangle Shopping Center
Suite 270
Longview, WA 98632
360-501-3750