Rehabilitation Services Star Certification



Star Certification - Rehabilitation Services



City of Hope is a STAR (Survivorship, Training, and Rehabilitation) Certified Institution with it's first cohort of certification recipients in collaboration with Oncology Rehab Partners. The goal of this program is to ensure our patients receive the most up-to-date, evidence based rehabilitation services available.

These members of the City of Hope health care team completed 25 hours of training and successfully passed the certification exam:

Melanie Ahrens, DPT
Physical Therapist

Linda Allen, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Peggy Burhenn, MS, CNS, AOCNS
Professional Practice Leader

Toni Carreras-Irwin, RC, RTC
Recreation Therapist Lead

Joseph Chao, M.D.    
Physician, Medical Oncology

Michael Chou, DPT
Physical Therapist

James Corradi, PTA, HFS-HCSM
Physical Therapist Assistant

Shaka Graves, RTC
Recreation Therapist

Jennifer Hayter, MA, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, SWC
Director, Rehabilitation Services

Sherry Hite, MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Lead

Norma Hook, MPT    
Physical Therapist

Tracy Jimenez, MPH, RD, CSO
Clinical Dietician

Valerie Linane, MA, CCC    
Speech and Language Pathologist

Cecilia Mangali, DPT
Physical Therapist

Priscilla Park, MA, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Sonia Smith, RN, NP
Supervisor, Outcomes Research

Belinda Torrez, MA, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, PAM
Occupational Therapist

Peggy Trindle, RN, CPHN
Quality Improvement Specialist

Ron Vandenbrink, RPT
Physical Therapist

Gouri Varatkar, MPTh, GCS
Physical Therapy Lead

Carin van Zyl, M.D.
Physician, Supportive Care