IHMS Staff

Louise F. Lynch, PT, CEES, CWCE
Louise F. Lynch, PT, CEES, CWCE
Erica M. Galipeau, PT, CEES, CWCE
Erica M. Galipeau, PT, CEES, CWCE
Charles J. Alexander, OTR/L, CEES, CWCE
Charles J. Alexander, OTR/L, CEES, CWCE
Amy B. Cheever, MPT, CEES
Amy B. Cheever, MPT, CEES
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
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+ 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.

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

Erica is the Vice President and Partner of IHMS.  She is a registered Physical Therapist, Certified Work Capacity Evaluator and Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist.  She is a skilled manual therapist whose goal is to provide companies with top notch industrial rehabilitation.  These services include injury prevention training, work risk assessments, job analyses, individual job site assessments and ergonomic consultations.  She is also an instructor for Matheson Training Associates providing training for clinicians attending the Functional Capacity Certification, ADAA Job Analysis, Post Offer Pre-Employment training and Ergonomic Certification.  Her passion is working with employers to implement prevention strategies to help get their injured workers back to work quickly and safely.  She is currently the onsite Physical Therapist and Ergonomic Specialist for UTC Aerospace Systems.

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 onsite 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.

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.

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 onsite Physical Therapist and Ergonomic Specialist for UTC Aerospace Systems, Green Mountain Power, and Vermont Teddy Bear.  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 Co-Op, GlobalFoundries, Vermont Electric Power Company, Rhino Foods, and Bombardier in providing ergonomic evaluations, onsite therapy, post offer pre-employment screenings, job analyses, and injury prevention programs.  Onsite at IHMS, he also works closely with the Work Hardening and Work Conditioning team.  His focus is in 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. He works with Mylan Technologies and Lane Press. Onsite, he works closely with the Work Hardening and Work Conditioning team. 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.

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.