Advance Rehabilitation Management Group (ARMG) was founded in 1998 by a group of physical therapists who wanted to help rehabilitation professionals and their employees thrive while managing the struggles specific to the profession. Our leadership team has grown over the years and now includes operators and therapists with deep industry expertise and representation on state and national boards.
Chad Whitefield, PTA
Chad has owned and operated therapy clinics and has been involved in all aspects of clinic operations to including management, marketing, compliance, human resources, development, and clinical programs since 1996. He also has significant knowledge of the home care industry, having taught, consulted with and managed home care organizations for more than two decades. He founded ARMG in 1998 and has driven the growth of the organization since that time. Chad is also a co-founder of Therapy Partner Solutions, a family of therapy-centric companies that includes ARMG. He was recently reappointed for a 3rd term to the Georgia Board of PT and serves as the Board’s cognizant member. He is actively involved in the APTA to include its Georgia Chapter as well as membership in several sections including, Home Health, Private Practice, and Orthopedics.
Chad Roberts, PT
Senior Vice President
Chad, a physical therapist, has been with ARMG since 2006. He manages homecare contracts overseeing operational and clinical programs, consulting and education to varies agencies across the country. Prior to his role with ARMG, Chad was a managing partner of Advance Wellness & Physical Therapy. He was also a Director of Rehabilitation at Benchmark Medical. Chad graduated from Florida A&M University with a BS in physical therapy.
Doug Farrell, PT
Vice President of Home Health Operations
Doug, a physical therapist and certified OASIS specialist, has been with ARMG since 2013. In his capacity as the Vice President of Home Health Operations, Doug leads the team that provides therapy management services, data procurement and analytics, compliance monitoring and education for ARMG’s partner home health agencies. Doug graduated from Georgia State University with a BS in physical therapy and has worked in many settings including Acute Care, Sub-Acute, Outpatient, Wound Care and Neurologic Physical Therapy. Doug also spent several years involved in clinical research for clients with Spinal Cord Injuries and has earned his NDT certification for adults with hemiplegia.
Chris Brown, PT
Vice President of Physician-Owned Services
Chris Brown, PT, OCS, Cert-MDT, CMPT, has been part of the team at Advance Rehabilitation Management Group for over 15 years. As a therapist with ARMG, he quickly established himself as a top outpatient clinician with very high patient satisfaction and excellent clinical outcomes. He progressed to a team leader in operations where he also focused on staff development, and advanced to the coordinator of services with ARMG’s physician group partners in Virginia. In Chris’s role as the Vice President of Physician-Owned Services, he oversees the growing portfolio of physician-owned physical therapy practices supported by the ARMG team.
Chris graduated with a degree in physical therapy from the University of Evansville in 2002. He specializes in orthopedics, sports therapy, and manual techniques, treating a wide variety of patients.
Bob Leonard, PT
SVP – Strategic Partnerships
Bob Leonard is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Advance Rehabilitation Management Group, focusing on new partnership opportunities and organic growth initiatives for the organization.
Bob is a 25-year healthcare executive, Physical Therapist and entrepreneur. He co-founded Spark Health, an integrative-medicine practice based in Solana Beach, CA. He is also the co-founder of Expression Health Analytics, a healthcare analytics company acquired in 2017 by Brentwood, TN-based, Trilliant Health. Bob’s analytics startup company is considered a disruptive innovator for business development in the PT industry and is now utilized by many of the largest U.S. based physical therapy practices today.
Prior to his analytics startup, Bob was a partner of Proaxis Therapy, a multi-state Physical Therapy practice headquartered in Greenville, SC. He led the strategic plan for expanding both same store market share and external growth. Upon the acquisition of Proaxis by ATI Physical Therapy, Bob drove ATI’s aggressive and unprecedented market expansion in Alabama.
Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1992 and is a veteran of Desert Storm. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Bob currently serves as Chairman for Operation Song, a non-profit that empowers veterans to tell their stories through the process of songwriting.
Vice President of Human Resources
TPS Holdings, LLC
With over 20 years of executive level HR experience, Kristy has a proven record as a specialist in the field of Human Resources with additional expertise in the areas of leadership development, training, professional coaching, and personal performance enhancement all of which continues to contribute to the individual success of our associates and the overall success of our organization. Kristy earned her BS in ED at Jacksonville State University and is a long-standing member of the local and national Society of Professional Human Resources organization, having served on the local chapter board in various positions.
Rachel Grubb, DPT, FAAOMPT
TPS Holdings, LLC
Rachel Grubb is the Talent Director at Therapy Partner Solutions (TPS). Rachel brings her vast experience and unique insight to focus efforts on building talent pipelines for current and future TPS career opportunities, including managing external partnerships with career-focused organizations such as colleges and job boards, and overseeing all stages of the TPS candidate experience, from application through onboarding. Rachel also develops programs to promote the professional development of all TPS employees as their careers progress.
Rachel received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in 2010, becoming a credentialed Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2015. Rachel has maintained contemporary practice in outpatient orthopedics part-time in the Chattanooga, TN area. She also serves as a clinical lab assistant for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga DPT program. As a provider of post-graduate education in manual therapy, dry needling, and clinical practice to national and international rehabilitation professionals, Rachel serves as an instructor for the Institute of Manual & Integrative Therapy.
Rachel has also volunteered extensively to promote the physical therapy profession by serving in various leadership roles. She has been highly active in the Tennessee and South Carolina Chapters of the American Physical Therapy Association. As a member of the Tennessee dry needling task force, Rachel helped pass legislation to legally allow dry needing to be included within the scope of practice for physical therapists.
Advance Rehabilitation Management Group is a member of the Therapy Partner Solutions family of companies. This affiliation enables ARMG to partner with physical therapy industry leaders in the areas of billing, compliance, staffing and operations, strengthening ARMG’s service offerings, and differentiating ARMG from its competition.
Steve Chenoweth, PT
Chief Executive Officer
TPS Holdings, LLC
Steve is one of the founders of Therapy Partner Solutions and currently serves as the CEO. He oversees all aspects of the company including strategic relationships, long term planning, mergers & acquisitions and operational direction. Steve, a PT and graduate of Georgia State University, has expanded expertise in the areas of Reimbursement, Billing & Collections, Business Analytics, Corporate Compliance, Mergers, Acquisitions, Strategic Partnering as well as Healthcare Finance and Operational Management. He also serves on various PT boards in the State of Florida and with the APTA.
Chief Growth Officer
TPS Holdings, LLC
David is a strategic marketing executive with broad industry experience in corporate strategy, product development and commercialization. His experience driving growth strategies for organizations ranges from start-up companies to Fortune 100 businesses.
A 15-year GE veteran, David led marketing, sales, product and communications initiatives across diverse business units in the US and internationally, including both GE Capital’s consumer and commercial finance divisions, GE Lighting, GE Healthcare IT and GE Power. Outside GE, David has applied his growth mindset and methodology to organizations in the sports, banking and healthcare space, including SaaS business models. David holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a BS from The College of the Holy Cross.
Mary Daulong, PT
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mary, PT, CHC, CHP, has driven Business & Clinical Management Services, Inc. (BCMS) for more than two decades. Mary, the first physical therapist to become certified in healthcare compliance, holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, SAHS, has masters-level business management education and has well over thirteen hundred (1300) hours of postgraduate education in healthcare and health care-related matters. She serves on numerous boards and committees and have been honored by academic institutions, state agencies, professional, community and civic associations as well as her peers.
Nicole Kluckhohn, DPT
Chief Executive Officer
Nicole Kluckhohn, PT, DPT, ATC, CHC, is the CEO of Medical Billing Center, LLC (MBC), an outpatient therapy-specific billing and collections company founded by physical therapists in 2001. Nicole has been an active member of the APTA since 2006 and she serves as the Chair of the Payment Policy Committee for the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA).
Nicole has 25 years of clinical and operational experience with close to 20 years spent in operations and administrative roles across a broad range of healthcare settings. She has led operations for large clinics and multi-site regions, and driven teams managing back-end processes including billing, revenue cycle oversight, quality, education, credentialing, leadership development implementation and led the oversight of several managed service arrangements nationally, including joint venture relationships. These varied experiences lend to an innate understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing therapy facilities and private practices today.
VP of Talent Acquisition Management
Wendy leads InSearch Medical, a career management company that works with and represents the hiring needs for various practice types including skilled nursing, in and outpatient care, acute and sub-acute, long-term care, schools, sports medicine, hospital-based roles and positions in home health. She brings more than a decade of proven business success in aligning therapists with opportunities that best fit their career goals. Her vast knowledge of the industry allows her to successfully enable employers to identify, interview and hire top talent to grow their teams, and their business.