IHMS Staff

Louise F. Lynch, PT, CEES, CWCE
Louise F. Lynch, PT, CEES, CWCE
Charles J. Alexander, OTR/L, CEES, CWCE
Charles J. Alexander, OTR/L, CEES, CWCE
Erica M. Galipeau, PT, CEES, CWCE
Erica M. Galipeau, PT, CEES, CWCE
Ashley E. Burghardt, DPT, CEES
Ashley E. Burghardt, DPT, CEES
Michael D. Hughes, PTA, CEES
Michael D. Hughes, PTA, CEES
Joseph M. Myers, DPT
Joseph M. Myers, DPT
Rhiannon Johnson, PTA
Rhiannon Johnson, PTA
Kaeli Mace, DPT
Kaeli Mace, DPT, CEES
Jeremy Norman, ATC, CES, CPT
Jeremy Norman, ATC, CES, CPT
Jannick Vielleuse, PT, CCTT
Jannick Vielleuse, PT, CCTT
Amy B. Cheever, MPT, CEES
Amy B. Cheever, MPT, CEES
Penny Bolton, Accounts Receivable & Practice Support Specialist
Penny Bolton, Accounts Receivable & Practice Support Specialist
Christine Wichert, Executive Administrator
Christine Wichert, Executive Administrator
Louise F. Lynch, PT, CEES, CWCE
Louise F. Lynch, PT, CEES, CWCE

Louise is the President and Principal Partner of IHMS.  She has been a registered Physical Therapist for 30-plus years with specialization in ergonomics, industrial rehabilitation, orthopedics, fitness, and manual therapy.  She is well recognized as an expert in her field and is an instructor for the OSHA Education Center and Matheson Education and Training.  She has lectured around the world in ergonomics, functional testing, and industrial rehabilitation.  She is a Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist and Work Capacity Evaluator and is contracted in the legal arena as an expert witness.

Charles J. Alexander, OTR/L, CEES, CWCE
Charles J. Alexander, OTR/L, CEES, CWCE

Charles is the Sales Director and Partner of IHMS. He is a licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Vermont. He has vast experience working with businesses on injury prevention efforts and ergonomics. His clinical focus has primarily been working with individuals who have work-related injuries and in ergonomics. He works closely with off-site facilities such as Green Mountain Power, Perrigo, Rhino Foods, Twincraft Skincare, Bombardier, and Nova Bus/Volvo in providing a mixture of on-site injury prevention programs. He is a Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist and Work Capacity Evaluator and is often contracted in the legal arena as an expert witness.

Erica M. Galipeau, PT, CEES, CWCE
Erica M. Galipeau, PT, CEES, CWCE

Erica is the Vice President and Partner of IHMS. She has been a registered Physical Therapist for 20-plus years, is a Certified Work Capacity Evaluator and Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist. Her passion is working as a resource for employers to implement injury prevention strategies to improve employee wellness. These services include problem-solving workplace injury risks, ergonomic evaluations, stretch programs, employee training, job analyses, and individual employee consultations/coaching. She is also an instructor for Matheson Training Associates, providing training for clinicians attending the Functional Capacity Certification, ADAAA Job Analysis, Post Offer Pre-Employment Training, and Ergonomic Certification. She is currently the on-site Physical Therapist and Ergonomic Specialist for Keurig, Collins Aerospace, and Vermont Electric Power Company.

Ashley E. Burghardt, DPT, CEES
Ashley E. Burghardt, DPT, CEES

Ashley is a licensed Physical Therapist in the states of Vermont and New York. She graduated from the University of Vermont with both a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is also a Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist. She is currently the on-site Physical Therapist and Ergonomic Specialist for Collins Aerospace, Green Mountain Power, Teknor, and Vermont Teddy Bear. Ashley has been trained in Zero Balancing, Craniosacral Therapy, and yoga-based therapeutic exercise. Ashley has been a member of the IHMS team since 2008.

Michael D. Hughes, PTA, CEES
Michael D. Hughes, PTA, CEES

Mike graduated from Colby-Sawyer College with a bachelor's degree in Health Promotion, and from Bay State College with an associate’s degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He is also a Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist. Off-site he works closely with companies, such as Green Mountain Power, Weidmann, Vermont Electric Power Company, GlobalFoundries, Rhino Foods, Darn Tough, Vermont Creamery, and Heritage (Ford/Toyota) in providing Ergonomic Evaluations, on-site therapy, Post Offer Pre-Employment Screens, Job Analyses, and injury prevention programs. His focus is outpatient orthopedic physical therapy as well as promotion of workplace wellness and injury prevention. Mike has been a member of the IHMS team since 2015.

Joseph M. Myers, DPT
Joseph M. Myers, DPT

Joe graduated from Utica College with both a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Off-site he works with companies such as Vermont Teddy Bear, Lane Press, Rhino Foods, and Cabot in providing various on-site injury prevention programs. Joe has a passion for outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, health and wellness, and injury prevention. He has been a member of the IHMS team since 2019.

Rhiannon Johnson, PTA
Rhiannon Johnson, PTA

Rhiannon graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology, and from California University of Pennsylvania with an associate’s degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She worked in outpatient physical therapy for 6 years where she specialized in aquatics and functional rehabilitative exercise. She joined the IHMS team in June 2021, working closely with the work hardening program in the clinic and off-site with Fab-Tech, Perrigo Nutritionals, Built by Newport, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Rhino Foods, and Green Mountain Power.

Kaeli Mace, DPT
Kaeli Mace, DPT, CEES

Kaeli graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and her bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Vermont.  Kaeli is a Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist. Off-site she works primarily at Keurig Dr. Pepper, Mold-Rite Packaging, and Green Mountain Power. Kaeli started her physical therapy career as a patient following ankle surgeries from sports injuries, which led her to want to help patients return to doing what they love.

Jeremy Norman, ATC, CES, CPT
Jeremy Norman, ATC, CES, CPT

Jeremy is a graduate of Keene State College where he received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. He is a licensed Athletic Trainer bringing nearly 30 years of experience and skills with him. In addition to working in the high school and collegiate sports settings, Jeremy worked in professional sports as Head Athletic Trainer for the Connecticut Sun (WNBA) and New England Black Wolves (NLL). He specializes in identifying improper movement patterns and establishing corrective strategies to mitigate acute and chronic orthopedic issues. At IHMS, Jeremy works with the work hardening/work conditioning team and provides on-site athletic training services. Off-site Jeremy works closely with Green Mountain Power, the police departments of Burlington and South Burlington, as well as the Burlington Fire Department. Jeremy joined the IHMS team in the Fall of 2021.

Jannick Vielleuse, PT, CCTT
Jannick Vielleuse, PT, CCTT

Jannick graduated from McGill University in Montreal Canada in 2012 and has been working as a physical therapist in the area of orthopedics ever since. After starting her career in Montreal at a clinic specializing in Global Postural Reeducation and temporomandibular joint dysfunctions, she then began to work for a large health network in South Jersey called Virtua Health. She became the lead physical therapist at one of their clinics and obtained her specialty certification as a certified cervical and temporomandibular therapist (CCTT) with the physical therapy board of cranio-cervical therapeutics (PTBCCT). She has supplemental training in craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation which she utilizes along with traditional manual therapies, functional exercises geared towards helping patients and clients meet their rehab goals and improve their quality of life.  

Amy B. Cheever, MPT, CEES
Amy B. Cheever, MPT, CEES

Amy graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Science, and from the University of Vermont with a Master's in Physical Therapy.  She is also a Certified Ergonomic Specialist.  She has worked closely with companies such as: Mylan Technologies, Lane Press, Heritage Ford and Toyota, and Engelberth Construction in providing preventative services, baseline testing, post offer pre-employment screening, and physical therapy.  She is skilled in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy with extensive knowledge in the rehabilitation of work and repetitive motion injuries, sports-related injuries, and manual therapies.  Amy has been a member of the IHMS team since 2003.

Penny Bolton, Accounts Receivable & Practice Support Specialist
Penny Bolton, Accounts Receivable & Practice Support Specialist

Penny has been part of the IHMS Admin team since its inception.

Christine Wichert, Executive Administrator
Christine Wichert, Executive Administrator

Christine has been part of the IHMS Admin team since 2017.