Rose has worked in hospitals and outpatient clinics for more than almost 24 years. She is passionate about helping patients unleash their full potential for pain-free movement and activity and works with them to assess their condition and to develop a plan of care to meet their needs. Rose attended University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy and received her bachelor's degree in Science and Physical therapy from University of Illinois at Chicago. Rose believes that in order to deliver excellent care, a focus needs to be placed on a team approach between the patient, doctor and physical therapist. She believes each patient deserves education about their condition, one-on-one care, a personalized home therapy program and flexible appointment scheduling. A native of the Geneva, IL with an active family involved in many school sports, Rose enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going to sporting events when she is not at work.
Ed Strugalla M.H.S., CCC-SLP
Director of Clinical Services & Speech-Language Pathologist
Ed’s passion to work with toddlers, infants, and children with special needs and adults started when his son lost his hearing at an early age. His son is now older, has bilateral cochlear implants, and is an outstanding baseball player thriving in every aspect of life. Ed has completed research on traumatic brain injury, pediatric feeding and swallowing (dysphagia), and stuttering. Ed is a published author in the book "Stuttering Meets Stereotype, Stigma, and Discrimination: An Overview of Attitude Research."
Ed has extensive experience in pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools (bilingual programs (English-Spanish), life-skills, deaf and hard of hearing), Early Interventions (birth - 3 years old), home health, hospitals, and with private patients. He has worked with pediatric patients with Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, Deaf and hard of hearing, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and complex neurological disorders. Ed works with adults in the areas of post-stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, and trach/vent.
Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois and previously worked as a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor (CADC) for a long-term, inpatient adolescent treatment program. Ed then returned to school to earn his Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Disorders, High Honors, and a Master of Health Science in Communication Disorders from Governors State University.
Ed is married with three children, lives in Geneva and coaches all of his kids baseball, softball, and basketball teams. In his free time, Ed and his family enjoy frequent trips to Puerto Rico where they love spending time in the Old San Juan area.
Erin Jackson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Erin is an experienced speech therapist who specializes in treating speech and language disorders, swallowing and swallowing disorders (including dysphagia, video fluoroscopic swallow studies and modified barium swallow studies), fluency and articulation disorders, apraxia, dysarthria, orofacial myofunctional disorder and stuttering. Erin will be seeing both pediatrics and adults in our outpatient clinic and through teletherapy.
Amanda Kramer, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Amanda has experience working in a school where a majority of students have a bilingual (English-Spanish) background.. She has experience in a clinic setting, assisted living, and home health. Amanda specializes in articulation and speech sound disorders, social language, expressive and receptive language, fluency, Deaf and hard of hearing, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), dementia, cognitive deficits, Autism Spectrum Disorder, aphasia, and feeding and swallowing disorders.
Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from Augustana College. She was on the College Dean's List for 10 trimesters. She graduated with a Master of Science in Communication Science and Disorders from Western Illinois University where she was a Teaching Support Assistant. While at Western, she conducted statistical analyses on language samples of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and language impairment compared to typically developing children and presented at the ASHA National Convention.
Finance, Payroll and HR Manager
Judy has three adult children and lives in Batavia with her husband. Judy enjoys spending time with her family in Northern Wisconsin fishing, boating, swimming and relaxing. In her spare time Judy enjoys cooking and yoga.
Debbie is married and has three daughters who she is very close with. She loves to cook and bake. She loves to travel with her family and they have fun wherever they go. Her favorite thing to do is be with her family. Debbie also likes to root for the Cubbies!
Eric is responsible for the day to day operations of Therapy Care and our outpatient physical therapy clinic AccuCare Physical Therapy. Eric graduated from Rutgers University College of Engineering where he played on the D1 Rutgers Men's Soccer Team as a goal keeper. Eric began his career in consulting for Booz Allen Hamilton in the government and healthcare industries and before coming to Therapy Care lead a team in the procurement group for United Airlines. Eric loves to travel with his family (wife and three children) to see family and explore new places. Eric is an avid SCUBA diver, golfer and soccer player/fan.
Roberta "Bobbie" Chester J.D., M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Bobbie founded AccuCare Physical Therapy & Therapy Care Pediatric Therapy in 1990 after beginning her career in 1971 as a speech-language pathologist. She and returned to school to earn her her Juris Doctor (law degree) 1995. Bobbie’s strategic leadership has made AccuCare and Therapy Care a world class organization as a thought leader in clinical therapy for our patients and an employer of choice for exceptional clinicians. Bobbie and her husband have two adult children and five grandchildren. Bobbie enjoys Florida winters and splitting her time between Illinois, Florida and North Carolina visiting family and friends.