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Our Team

Marie Mellone , RN, CDMS, CCM CORNELIUS, NC


Over 30 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the fields of medical/surgical and rehabilitation nursing; including 25 years expertise as a Rehabilitation Case Manager/Consultant working with physically disabled individuals through the Worker’s Compensation system; Certified Disability Management Specialist; Certified Case Manager; active member of North Carolina Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.

Specialty: medical coordination and vocational assistance with same employer for successful resolution of file; special interest in orthopedic injuries and neurosurgical cases; works well with complicated medical files

Home Base and Territories Covered: Charlotte/Concord/Statesville/Salisbury/Gaston

Marie Mellone

E-mail: mhaake@armstrongrehab.com

Voice Mail: 800-277-1111 Ext: 3124


Connie Cook, RN, COHN-S MORGANTON, NC

Over 29 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the fields of critical care, kidney disorders, and health/safety; including 8 years expertise as a Rehabilitation Case Manager for Worker’s Compensation claims in private industry with a special emphasis on implementation of early return to work programs and 18 years as a field Medical Case Manager/Consultant; active member of American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Western Chapter; Certified Occupational Health Nurse

Specialty: complicated medical conditions involving traumatic injuries, injured backs, repetitive motion disorders (carpal tunnel); comprehensive medical coordination with vocational assistance with same employer for successful resolution of work related injuries

Home Base and Territories Covered: Asheville/Morganton/Rutherfordton/Shelby/Hickory/Lenoir/ Elkin/Wilkesboro/Boone

Connie Cook

E-mail: ccook@armstrongrehab.com

Voice Mail: 800-277-1111 Ext: 3142


Bruce Holt, RN, CCM, CLCP HENDERSONVILLE, NC

Over 33 years experience in the fields of emergency room nursing, psychiatric and critical care, as well as emergency medical services (paramedic); including over 18 years expertise as a Rehabilitation Case Manager/Consultant working with disabled individuals through the Worker’s Compensation system; Certified Case Manager; Certified Life Care Planner; active member of North Carolina Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Asheville Chapter

Specialty: complicated medical conditions involving multi-trauma injuries and severe disease processes; comprehensive medical care coordination; works well with psychiatric/ psychological disorders; complete vocational assistance with same employer for successful resolution of the file; expertise in the preparation, writing, and reviewing of Life Care Plans; experience as an expert medical witness for testimony; medical/legal review expertise

Home Base and Territories Covered: Asheville/Morganton/Rutherfordton/Shelby /Brevard/Franklin/Spartanburg/Greenville/Gaffney

Bruce Holt - NC

Bruce Holt - SC

E-mail: bruce.holt@armstrongrehab.com

Voice Mail: 800-277-1111 Ext: 3158


Joyce Kivett, RN, BA, CCM HIGH POINT, NC

Over 36 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the fields of public health, critical care, and occupational health nursing; including over 18 years expertise as a Rehabilitation Case Manager for Worker’s Compensation claims in private industry; Certified Case Manager; active member of North Carolina Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Winston-Salem Chapter, and current member of Executive Board of Directors, and the North Carolina Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Specialty: complicated medical conditions involving severe orthopedic and multi-trauma injuries, catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury and spinal cord; repetitive motion disorders (carpal tunnel); injured backs; special interest in job modifications and motivation of injured worker; vocational assistance with same employer for successful resolution of file

Home Base and Territories Covered High Point/Greensboro/Winston-Salem/Mt.Airy/Lexington/Burlington/Durham/Chapel Hill/Reidsville

Joyce Kivett

E-mail: jkivett@armstrongrehab.com

Voice Mail: 800-277-1111 Ext: 3134


Sharol Siler, MRC, CRC CHARLOTTE, NC - Vocational Consultant

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of North Carolina Charlotte; Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from University of Kentucky; Certified Rehabilitation Counselor; active member of NARPPS; 5 years experience in vocational rehabilitation in the public sector through the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation in North Carolina and Kentucky; job placement coordinator for the hearing impaired with experience in sign language; over 23 years expertise as a vocational consultant and supervisor, working with physically challenged individuals through the Worker’s Compensation system in the private sector

Specialty: strong vocational coordinator providing successful resolution of work related injuries through vocational assessments; job placement and development; counseling, transferable skills analysis; works well with serious medical disabilities through vocational services; experienced in LTD and Worker’s Compensation; expert vocational witness for testimony; rehabilitation experience in the following states: Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina

Home Base and Territories Covered: Charlotte/Concord/Statesville/Salisbury/Gastonia/Shelby/Hickory/Monroe/Rockingham/Pinehurst

Sharol Siler

E-mail: ssiler@armstrongrehab.com

Voice Mail: 800-277-1111 Ext: 3154


Barbara J. Armstrong, RN, BSN, CCM, CLCP, President

Over 40 years experience as a Registered Nurse; including 36 years experience in rehabilitation; Manager in the Rehabilitation/Worker’s Compensation Industry, Certified Case Manager; Certified Life Care Planner from the University of Florida in affiliation with the Rehabilitation Training Institute; President of the Rehabilitation Professionals of the Carolinas; past President of the North Carolina Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (NCARP), Charlotte Chapter, serving a 4 year term; active member of NARPPS; Advisory Board appointments in different areas of health care to include pain management and rehabilitation hospitals; member of the statewide committee which formulated the Rehabilitation Guidelines for the State of North Carolina

Specialty: 18 years expertise in the preparation, writing, and reviewing of Life Care Plans for adult catastrophic cases; special interest and expertise in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, chemical dependency; experience as an expert medical witness for testimony; medical/legal review expertise

E-Mail: barmstrong@armstrongrehab.com

Voice Mail: 800-277-1111 Ext: 3007


Donna La Foy, Office Manager

Over 25 years experience in managing the day to day operations of a home office for a rehabilitation case management company

Specialty: Human resources, payroll, billing, inventory control, technology, communications and service product delivery

E-Mail: dlafoy@armstrongrehab.com

Voice Mail: 800-277-1111 Ext: 3020

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