Top row starting left is Christy, Tiffany, Hannah, Debra, Lisa
Bottom Row from left is Angela, Kerri, Kalan
Christy Cheatham, Occupational Therapist – Owner
Christy Cheatham is the Occupational Therapist and owner of HealthQuest Therapy. She was born and raised in Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia High School. She then attended Southern Arkansas University until she could apply to the Occupational Therapy program at the University of Central Arkansas. She graduated from UCA with honors in 1997 and returned to south Arkansas to begin a family and career. While living in Magnolia, her first job was at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in Eldorado, where she was trained in the areas of outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation, post-surgical care, ICU, and home health care. After her daughter was born, she was hired at Magnolia Health and Rehab as the Rehab Director. Her desire was to be able to be close to home and spend time with her family. She then opened her own clinic, HealthQuest Therapy, in 2006 to provide the healthcare she saw was needed in her community. Since graduation, much of her career has been spent in hand therapy and other upper extremity rehabilitation. Christy has continued her education in many areas, including upper extremity orthopedics and has been privileged to work with many orthopedic surgeons. She is certified in Astym Therapy and VitalStim Therapy; she is also certified as a Lymphedema Therapist with a primary focus in upper extremity care. Her passions are spending time with her family, hunting, fishing and traveling. She is a member of Greers Chapel, where she is a leader of the junior high/senior high youth group.
Kalan Hammett, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Kalan Hammett is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant at HealthQuest therapy. She was born and raised in Junction City, Arkansas. Kalan graduated from South Arkansas Community College in 2014 with her Associate of Applied Science degree in the Occupational Therapist Assistant program. After graduation, she joined the HealthQuest team in 2014. Kalan always has a smile on her face and is loved by all her patients. Kalan enjoys attending church and spending time with her family and dogs. She also loves camping and all outdoor activities.
Tiffany Mooney, Physical Therapist
Tiffany Mooney is our Physical Therapist here at HealthQuest Therapy. She grew up in Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia High School. After graduation, she moved to Fayetteville and received her BS in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas. Tiffany then moved to Conway and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. After working a year in Fayetteville as a PT, she moved back home to Magnolia and has been with HealthQuest since 2010. Tiffany believes in personal, one-on-one care to help patients achieve their goals and improve function. She also believes in a relaxed clinic environment that promotes physical and mental health. Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading and being outdoors. She is also a sports enthusiast and loves “calling the hogs.” She is an active member of Village Baptist Church and has a special place in her heart for missions.
Kerri Jones Rhoads, Physical Therapist Assistant
Kerri Jones Rhoads is a Physical Therapist Assistant at HealthQuest Therapy. As a caregiver by nature, she was drawn to a field of work where she would be able to help those in need. This encouraged her to pursue her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from South Arkansas Community College. Kerri graduated in 2003 and began her journey in the healthcare field. She has been with HealthQuest Therapy since it’s opening in 2006. Prior to joining the HealthQuest team, Kerri worked in a wide variety of fields, including geriatrics, pediatrics, and home health physical therapy. She feels it is very rewarding to see the progress and success of her patients in their recovery through caring therapy. She believes that a positive and encouraging attitude, along with an enjoyable work environment, can allow for a quicker and easier recovery. When not working, Kerri loves spending time with her family, friends and the family pets. She also enjoys working around her home, inside and out, continuously working to make a more enjoyable and comfortable space for her loved ones to visit.
Hannah Hollensworth Bussey, Physical Therapist Assistant
Hannah Hollensworth Bussey is a Physical Therapist Assistant at HealthQuest Therapy. She was born in Louisiana but moved to Magnolia at a young age with her parents, who are natives of Magnolia. She was raised in Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia High School in 2005. In May of 2008 she graduated from South Arkansas Community College with her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Since graduating, she has spent most of her career in outpatient settings in south Arkansas and has been at HealthQuest Therapy since 2010. She is devoted to treating patients and helping them achieve their maximum potential. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys helping her husband, Stacy, on their farm and traveling with him to cattle sales and shows.
Debra Eley, Physical Therapist Assistant
Debra Eley is a Physical Therapist Assistant at HealthQuest Therapy. She is a lifelong resident of Columbia County. She graduated from South Arkansas Community College in 2007 with her Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Since graduation, she has worked as a PTA in south Arkansas and north Louisiana. Debra has worked in various settings, including long-term care and outpatient therapy, so she is comfortable working with people of all ages and from all walks of life. When not working, Debra enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
Angela Walthall Gardner, Office Manager
Angela Gardner is the Office Manager at HealthQuest therapy. She was born and raised in Magnolia and earned her Bachelors in Applied Science degree from Southern Arkansas University. She joined the HealthQuest Therapy team in September of 2012. As the Office Manager, her primary job is to ensure that the office runs as efficiently as possible. She handles patient scheduling, communicates with doctor’s offices, and occasionally works as a Physical Therapist Tech. Angela is a natural caregiver and always takes excellent care of the patients and the staff. She has a friendly smile and infectious laugh, which makes for a fun and relaxed work environment. Outside of work, you can find Angela avidly supporting her three boys at the baseball park or chuck wagon races.
Lisa Whittemore, Billing Coordinator
Lisa Whittemore is the Billing Coordinator at HealthQuest Therapy. She has been with HealthQuest Therapy since 2007 and has over 30 years of experience in healthcare billing. Lisa graduated from Magnolia High School and is a lifelong resident of Columbia County. She is amazing at her job. Her billing superpowers are her ability to decipher the insurance/billing language and her diligence for finding solutions to make therapy affordable for everyone regardless of insurance or self-pay. She maintains the credentialing to keep our business in-network with most insurance companies, and regularly attends seminars, webinars, and workshops to stay up to date on the latest insurance changes. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She also enjoys traveling and outdoor adventures, especially kayaking and camping.