Our Support Team
President - PT, DPT, OCS, ATCRead Bio
President - PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Kelly Sanders grew up here on the central coast. After graduating from Atascadero High School is 1992, she went on to receive a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and a minor in Exercise and Health Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
In 1999, she received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. Following graduation, Kelly completed a one-year residency program in orthopedic physical therapy at Kaiser West Los Angeles and Fortanasce & Associates Physical Therapy. She is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy and also is a certified athletic trainer. In her personal time, Kelly enjoys snow skiing, being outdoors, reading and spending time with her husband and two young children.
Chief Operations OfficerRead Bio
Chief Operations Officer
Andrew Cherry serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Movement for Life, drawing upon nearly a decade of experience in the physical therapy industry. Prior to this, he held various positions in the public education sector, including roles such as Teacher, Principal, and Assistant Superintendent, as well as District Facilities and IT Director. Andrew's current responsibilities at Movement for Life Physical Therapy encompass a wide range of areas, including HR, IT, Facilities, Marketing, Education, Business Development, and the Everflex health suite, which encompasses an array of software products and services.
Pam Orth Simpson joined the Movement for Life team as Controller in 2006 and currently serves as Treasurer. She brings over twenty years of accounting, finance, and management experience from prior employment with two different Fortune 500 restaurant corporations and as Controller for a local restaurant chain. During her career, Pam has been a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Pam enjoys living on California's Central Coast and all it has to offer such as cycling, hiking, and wineries. She loves spending time with her husband and adorable son at activities such as swimming and playing at the beach.
Contracting and Credentialing ManagerRead Bio
Contracting and Credentialing Manager
Megan was born and raised on the Central Coast of California and spent much of her life there before making a move to the big city of Sacramento, which she has grown to love. Megan has been in healthcare administration for over 20 years with experience in Cardiology, Urology and Physical Therapy. She has been with Movement For Life for 13 years - first as a Billing Specialist, then a Billing Supervisor and now as the Contracting and Credentialing Manager where she manages a team of credentialing professionals in payer contracts, negotiations and provider credentialing. In addition, Megan works directly with the Billing Department Director in the practical management of the revenue cycle.
She is a member of HFMA, MGMA and PPS and attends numerous professional conferences each year which include education and training on project management, payer contracting and negotiations and revenue cycle management. In her personal life, Megan is a proud mother of 5, a very young grandma, passionate Survivor fan and wishful traveler, in that order.
Director of Human ResourcesRead Bio
Director of Human Resources
A lifelong passion for people and physical fitness brought Anny to the Movement for Life team in 2015 as the Director of Human Resources. Originally from Quebec, her career carried her to Silicon Valley where she spent fifteen years collaborating to help make others successful at Apple, Microsoft, and several start-ups.
Her high-energy approach and specific experience in benefits administration, payroll and HRIS management, employee relations, and retention, combined with recruiting, hiring, and onboarding result in someone who believes strongly in “team” and looks for ways to make that a reality every day.
Anny is a three-time Canadian national age group bronze medalist in two cycling disciplines and a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer. Anny enjoys training so she spends her free time running, cycling, and teaching a weight lifting class. When she is finished working out she also enjoys traveling, discovering the central coast and Welsh Corgis.
Business Development Director- Central Coast, Desert, Arizona, & North Carolina RegionsRead Bio
Business Development Director- Central Coast, Desert, Arizona, & North Carolina Regions
Ryan was born and raised in Southern California and moved to San Luis Obispo in 2007 to attend Cal Poly. He became very interested in human movement and function and eventually joined Movement for Life in late 2009 as a PT Aide. After completing his education, Ryan assumed more responsibilities within the company including Front Office Assistant, Lead PT Aide, Transcriptionist, and Director Track Participant. In 2014, Ryan was awarded a Business Development position for the Central Coast CA Region.
Ryan continues to teach boot camp classes with Athlon Fitness & Performance and enjoys helping others reach their fitness goals. In his personal time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, working out, spending time with his friends and family, and various outdoor activities including surfing, hiking, and camping.
Business Development Director- Central Valley RegionRead Bio
Business Development Director- Central Valley Region
Heidi brings over 25 years of experience of strong outside sales, combined with marketing and promotional expertise in the area of medical diagnostic imaging and physical therapy. Heidi’s has proven skills with identifying and capitalizing on a changing and challenging health care industry trends. She is especially skilled at establishing, developing and maintaining long lasting professional relationships with physicians as well as medical staff.
She is resourceful and a creative thinker with strong negotiation skills. Works professionally with each clinic assisting them with goal setting, event planning and marketing. Heidi lives in Lodi, CA where in her spare time she enjoys traveling, yoga, gardening, cooking, wine tasting and entertaining family and friends.
Kallie Slette, PT, DPT, OCS
Director of Clinical OperationsRead Bio
Kallie Slette, PT, DPT, OCS
Director of Clinical Operations
Kallie was raised and currently lives in Boise, Idaho. She attended the University of Idaho and completed the Sports Science program in 2010. In 2013, she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. Kallie joined the Movement for Life Physical Therapy Team in 2013 and has taken advantage of their Orthopedic Residency, Director Track program and seen her role advance from Staff therapist, Assistant Clinic director, and now Director of Clinical Operations. Kallie has a passion for high quality patient-centered care, progressing her team, the profession, and seeing conservative musculoskeletal care as a solution to many challenges of the current healthcare landscape. Kallie married her high school sweetheart in 2011 and spends her free time with her 2 young boys and husband either skiing, hiking, boating or playing at Disney.
Marketing & Communications ManagerRead Bio
Marketing & Communications Manager
Katie was born and raised on the Central Coast. While attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, she started working with Movement for Life as our design intern. She has since worked in various design and marketing roles until graduating in March 2020 as our Marketing Director with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She has a passion for all things Adobe Illustrator. Outside of work, Katie enjoys yoga, surfing, and making stained glass projects.
Senior RecruiterRead Bio
Mark grew up in Mount Shasta, CA. He went to school and played Baseball at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia. Soon after graduating he moved to San Luis Obispo in 2011 and has been Recruiting ever since. He finds enjoyment in the mountains and all that can be done within them--like snowboarding, backpacking, rock climbing, and fishing.
Clinical Platforms ManagerRead Bio
Clinical Platforms Manager
Debbie came to Movement for Life in 2017 with over 22 years of working in K-12 education. When starting with the Movement for Life team, she worked exclusively on the Everflex Health project as the Manager of Product Services. Debbie is currently the Clinical Platforms Manager and works closely with the Clinical, Administration, and IT teams to help support all software platforms that are used at Movement for Life.
Outside of work, Debbie enjoys gardening, hiking, spending time with friends & family, and playing with her Golden Retriever grandpup Talley. Debbie is a continuous learner and likes challenging herself personally and professionally.
Marketing Coordinator Community Liaison-ArizonaRead Bio
Marketing Coordinator Community Liaison-Arizona
Alexa was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona receiving a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Development and a minor in Communications in December of 2017. Alexa enjoys being out in the community every day and educating others on how impactful Physical Therapy is. Outside of her professional role, Alexa enjoys traveling to new places, interior decorating, cooking and spending time with her family.
Marketing Coordinator Community Liaison- CA DesertRead Bio
Marketing Coordinator Community Liaison- CA Desert
Born in Irvine, CA and raised in Palm Springs, Kalina is a SoCal native at her core. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BA in Communication Studies from California State University, San Bernardino. Kalina has experience in marketing, branding, and public relations and is passionate about growing and scaling business. Growing up, Kalina was a competitive dancer for over 10 years and then transitioned her love of dance into teaching and choreographing. Currently residing in the Coachella Valley, Kalina has a deep respect for the community that raised her. She serves as a Commissioner on the City of Palm Springs’ Human Rights Commission and as a board member for the Hanson House Foundation as a way to help serve those in the community.
In November 2021, Kalina joined the company as our Desert Region’s Marketing Coordinator/Community Liaison which allows her to work within her community to share the importance of physical therapy.
When she’s not out marketing, Kalina loves cooking, taking fitness classes, and listening to vinyl records with her fiancé and their dog, Toto.
IT and Facilities DirectorRead Bio
IT and Facilities Director
Bio coming soon!
Central Verification ManagerRead Bio
Central Verification Manager
Angie was born and raised on the Central Coast and joined the Movement for Life team in 2008. Her first 12 years she was the Front Office Manager in the San Luis Obispo Aerovista clinic. And as of March 2020 she changed position and is currently the manager of the Central Verification Department. Outside of work Angie likes to take in the beauty of the Central Coast through her camera lens with her interest in landscape photography. She also enjoys spending time with her family and traveling with her husband to pool tournaments.
Garrett was raised in Fresno, CA. He graduated from California State University of Fresno in 2016 with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He quickly started his career in public accounting which has allowed him to gain experience in a range of disciplines in accounting and finance.
Outside of his professional role, Garrett enjoys participating in outdoor sports and activities with his wife, Amanda, his high school sweetheart.
Billing Department DirectorRead Bio
Billing Department Director
Alicia was born in King City, Ca and has worked and lived in the area until she wanted a change in life and in scenery. She has been in San Luis Obispo County for the past 15 years. Alicia started with Movement For Life in 2009 as a Medical Biller then making her way to Charge Processing and Reimbursement Supervisor. As of 2021 she transitioned to the Billing Department Director and now supports and manages the entire Billing Department. Outside of work, Alicia enjoys being outdoors, reading, watching sports, spending time with her boyfriend and old lady cat Bettie.
Physician Liaison-Central Coast, CARead Bio
Physician Liaison-Central Coast, CA
Bio coming soon!