Who We Are

The Rehab Pathways team includes Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Vocational Counselors, Social Workers, Recreational Therapists, Certified Brain Injury Specialists, Job Coaches, Residential Coordinators, and Residential Assistants.

Working in coordination with family, physicians, case managers, insurance adjusters, employers, schools and teachers, and any other professionals involved with a client, our goal is problem resolution and the best possible outcome for our clients.

Rehab Pathways Group
Jim Bradley
10/22/1950 – 12/26/2022

Founder

Jim Bradley

After earning an MA in speech pathology from Wayne State University, Jim’s career path was shaped during his time working at RIM (Rehab Institute of Michigan) in the 1980s. A significant number of the clients that Jim treated at RIM had difficulty applying what they learned in the clinical setting to their real life.

Jim believed there was a better way, thus the vision for Rehab Pathways Group began to form. Jim began RPG in 1990, and since that time RPG has been assisting clients in their own home by teaching them skills they would need to live as independently as possible. His vision forged a legacy that serves others to this day.

The Rehab Pathways Group Team

Leadership Team

Sarah Gibbs
Sarah Gibbs
BA, CBIS
President/CEO

In 1998, Jim Bradley’s daughter, Sarah, joined the RPG team as a clerical assistant after finishing high school. During breaks from college, she worked part time at RPG, providing direct care assistance to clients. Upon graduation from Grand Valley State University, Sarah’s vision began to match Jim’s and she joined the team in a professional capacity as a Residential Coordinator. Soon after, to better serve client needs, Sarah became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Over the years she has served the company in various roles, culminating with Sarah taking full responsibility for company operations in 2012. Currently she serves as the President/CEO, working hard to carry on her father’s legacy.

In her free time, Sarah can be found spending time with her husband and their four children, either vacationing, or supporting the children in their various activities.

Dr. Schoenherr
Dr. Christopher Schoenherr
Medical Director

Dr. Schoenherr’s responsibilities include guiding the RPG team in the treatment of clients and assisting with communication to family members, case managers and adjusters, with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

Dr. Schoenherr brings with him over 13 years experience in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. He received his Medical Doctorate from Michigan State University and is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a sub-specialty board certification in Sports Medicine.

He is currently affiliated with Specialists in Rehabilitation Medicine and sees patients in all three of their locations: Rochester, Bloomfield and Commerce. Additionally, he treats patients and completes rounds at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester.

Cheryl Brill
Cheryl Brill
Director of Marketing and Business Development

With over 20 years of collective experience in HR, Sales and Business Development, Cheryl’s experience was built working with a variety of organizations from case management groups to physician practices, hospital environments and long term care facilities. She also has medical recruiting experience where her responsibility was to source and recruit the best medical staff available while working to ensure that the skills and personality of each staff member was the right fit for each client they served. She performed extensive required pre-employment evaluations in order to determine employment eligibility. Cheryl has been working directly with case managers, therapists and both spinal cord and traumatic brain injury clients in both the clinical and community settings.

As the Director of Marketing with Rehab Pathways Group, Cheryl is responsible for developing and implementing short and long term marketing along with sales and business plans to maintain our existing relationships as well as developing new ones.

Cheryl has volunteered with the Special Olympics, event planning for the local Jerry Lewis Telethon and Band of Angels.

Krysta Duffany
Krysta Duffany
CTRS, CBIS
Director of Admissions & Corporate Compliance
Krysta Duffany received her Bachelor’s of Applied Arts in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Administration with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation from Central Michigan University. For the past 13 years, she has worked in both the clinical and community settings with both TBI and psychiatric patients. Previous work experience includes Oakwood Hospital, Henry Ford Health System, Apex Behavioral Health, working with inmates with psychiatric illness in the Wayne County Jail and the Lakeland Center working with TBI and SCI patients. Krysta began working for RPG℠ in 2010 as a Site Supervisor for our Rochester Hills site. She earned herself a promotion in October of 2013 to our Program Director. In 2014 she became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Her responsibilities, to name just a few, include overseeing the daily operations of all RPG℠ locations, program development, and communication with clients and their team members. She most recently successfully passed the test and became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
Annie Ross
Annie Ross
MBA, CBIS
Area Manager –
Farmington Hills
Anne Ross, graduated from Wayne State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences, with a major in Psychology. At that point, she became an Assistant House Manager, working directly with individuals who sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury. Anne furthered her education by successfully passing the exam to become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. In 2017, she graduated from Northwood University with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Anne has over 10 years experience in the healthcare field, working directly with individuals who sustained a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, psychiatric diagnoses, and the geriatric population. Anne joined RPG in 2019 as a Residential Coordinator and soon after was promoted to Site Supervisor of their Farmington site. Anne demonstrates an ability to connect with diverse individuals while establishing trusting relationships. Her overall goal is to ensure outstanding client experiences while promoting optimal health and quality of life. 
Amy Mitroff
Amy Mitroff
SLP-CCC
Area Manager
Shelby Twp/New Baltimore

Amy Mitroff graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. She comes to Rehab Pathways group with over 25 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist, primarily in the area of adult brain injury rehabilitation. Throughout her career, she has worked in all phases of TBI recovery including acute care, subacute care, outpatient, and home and community based rehabilitation programs. Amy has been ASHA certified since 1997 and is licensed in the State of Michigan as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She is passionate about TBI recovery and specializes in Cognitive-Communication and Executive function disorders. Her approach to therapy is patient centered and functional.

Support Team

Vicki Akins
Vicki Akins
Office Manager
Vicki Akins graduated from Macomb Community College in 2001 with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Previous work experience includes being a Supervisor in the Mortgage Department at Flagstar Bank as well as being a bookkeeper at Specialty Sealants, Inc for 30 years. She began her work at RPG in 2001 as an Administrative Assistant at our Troy corporate office and was promoted to Office Manager in 2016. Vicki says that working at RPG has given her the chance to give back to the community, especially with being heavily involved with our annual fashion show that raises money for Stiggy’s Dogs. She said that she gets a chance to make a difference every day, here at RPG.
Candice Nelson
Candice Nelson
BSN, RN
Care Coordinator/Medication Coordinator
Candice Nelson graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in communication. She started working in the healthcare field in 2002, while earning her degree. Candice has several years working with the Traumatic Brain Injury population of all ages. She also has experience in memory care. Candice joined RPG in 2012 as a Residential Assistant at the Farmington site, shortly after she graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Candice has had several promotions while working at RPG and currently holds a dual position as Care Coordinator and Medication Coordinator. In this role she oversees all medications, working closely with the pharmacy, and manages her own caseload of clients ensuring that they reach their highest level of independence. Candice offers over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare field and has a very unique set of skills that she offers to RPG. Candice’s goal is to provide quality care and promote independence with clients in the community setting.
Linda Rosberg
Linda Rosberg
MA, LPC, CDMS
Vocational Counselor

Linda Rosberg received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Gerontology and her Masters of Arts in Guidance and Counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor by the state of Michigan. She has been with RPG since October of 2014. She specializes in job development/placement and has been very successful in her placement ratios and placing persons with disabilities in jobs, community service positions or related venues. She works with a variety of medical and rehabilitation professionals to best assist her clients and their families. She has been a case manager for over 30 years. Prior to case management, she worked with senior citizens in the community. In addition to her consulting practice, she works with the special needs department at The Jewish Community Center. This is a social group for adults in the community with special needs. She has been with this group for over 30 years. Her husband and two children, Emily and Jacob, also participate as volunteers with this group. Volunteering and working in the community are very important to Linda. Linda has successfully placed persons in such venues as office and retail stores, the school district, local sports arenas, day care facilities, and as host/hostess. She has placed nurses, engineers, and teachers. There are no limits. Depending on the severity of the disability, some employers may not even know of the challenges these people have overcome. She often advocates for them but just as often, as a counselor, she focuses on what they can do and how to present themselves on their own to an employer. Linda’s philosophy: “Everyone is capable of doing something, with or without disabilities. By placing people with disabilities in jobs or as volunteers in the community it brings awareness to their capabilities and provides inclusion for persons of all abilities. Disabilities don’t define people – they are people with disabilities and as we all age and grow, we are all exposed to obstacles that create challenges. Theirs are no different.”

Most recently, Linda became a court approved mediator. In this position, she helps people to resolve various issues including domestic, guardianship and civil matters.

Linda can also assist on files in litigation. She offers her vocational opinion for legal matters and can provide expert testimony.

Angela West
Angela West
OT
Occupational Therapist

Angela joined our team in 2023 and comes to us with 15 years of clinical experience working in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. She has a passion for helping people who have experienced life altering injuries improve their level of participation and independence. She utilizes many different treatment approaches, strategies, and schools of thought to promote wellness and increased quality of life for her clients.

Angela has provided OT services to clients in various environments including residential homes, outpatient/day treatment programs, and within their own homes. Her treatment has varied from self-care and home management retraining to immersive community re integration.

Angela has been certified as a certified brain injury specialist since 2009 and is an avid learner. She continually seeks out educational opportunities to diversify treatment approaches and implement creative and effective strategies for her clients.

Angela has held both clinical and administrative positions throughout her years as an Occupational Therapist. She has developed clinical programming in various of areas including financial literacy, driving readiness and self-regulation, and has led quality initiatives to improve process development, implementation and effectiveness. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Calvin University and her Master of Science Occupational Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Angela is married and has three very busy children. She likes to read, work out, garden, and play games and puzzles with her family. She is a native Michigander and loves the Great Lake State.

Simina Bono
Simina Bono
OCS
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Simina has over 17 years of experience as a Physical Therapist in a variety of settings including inpatient (ER, acute care, LTAC, and rehab), outpatient, home care, and education. Simina has additional certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. While most of her career has been spent in the role of providing patient care, Simina has additionally worked in program and protocol development, clinic management, and education; as adjunct faculty at Wayne State University.

Our Philosophy

We believe in practicing a community-based approach that allows our clients the most direct and effective route to gaining a higher level of independence. Our philosophy of treatment stresses a functionally oriented approach.

From this perspective, we make much less use of ‘paper and pencil’ rehabilitation tasks that form the backbone of treatment in many other settings. We begin by assessing the specific strengths and weaknesses of each client, identifying those areas in which they are independent, the areas in which they are dependent and those in which treatment can reasonably be expected to yield functional improvement. From this starting point, we focus on maximizing client independence, functional adaptation and recovery.

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REHAB PATHWAYS GROUP
COMMUNITY BASED
REHABILITATION APPROACH
  • Focusing our treatment on helping individuals to gain the practical daily skills needed to live independently within their own chosen community.
  • Using naturalistic settings and available community resources as a part of treatment to the greatest extent possible.
Brain Injury Association of Michigan
Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council
Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce