Clinical Staff

The Physician Assistants and ARNPs at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are highly trained healthcare professionals who work under the supervision of our orthopaedic doctors.

Clinical Staff

At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, we take a team approach to evaluating and treating our patients’ injuries effectively. Our Physician Assistants and ARNPs are highly trained healthcare providers, who work closely with their orthopaedic surgeon to provide the highest level of care to our patients. They conduct exams; take medical histories; diagnose/treat muscle, bone or joint injuries and conditions, order and interpret tests, such as X-rays and MRIs; they order labs, EKGs and prescribe medications; and assist our doctors during surgery. They provide patients with education, guidance, therapeutic treatments, and are trained to recognize when patients need the attention of their surgeon or an additional specialist.

Scott Adams, PA-C

Physician Assistant to:
Douglas W. Taylor, MD

Scott Adams joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in October 2018 and works directly with Dr. Douglas Taylor at our Westside clinic. Scott holds a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical University of South Carolina. He has experience in both the emergency room setting as well as family practice. Scott and his wife Rachel have two girls, seven and four and a brand new baby boy. He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and fishing.

 

Education

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Science and Public Health: Brigham Young University, Utah
Lex Barker, PA-C for Dr. Wood

Lex Barker, PA-C

Physician Assistant to:
P. Brodie Wood, MD

Lex Barker joined TeamOOA the first of September (2022), working directly with P. Brodie Wood, MD at our Eastside Clinic.

Previously Lex worked in Interventional Pain Management and Family Medicine and completed his surgical rotations in orthopedics (Tacoma Medical Center), trauma surgery (St. Joseph – Tacoma), and general surgery (St. Francis – Federal Way). He graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2018. Before becoming a PA-C, Lex accumulated 16 years of medical experience in a variety of roles including Army medic, ER tech, Orthopedic tech, and medical assistant. He enjoys gardening, skydiving, as well as spending time experiencing the outdoors.

Education

  • Bachelors of Science, Physician Assistant Studies – University of Washington
  • Medical Specialist & Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training – U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences

    Lori Cardwell, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    Thomas Helpenstell, MD

    Lori Cardwell joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in June of 2008 and works directly with Thomas Helpenstell, MD at our Westside location. Lori holds a Master of Science from the University of Oregon and has a 12-year background in radiology technology prior to her completion of the Physician Assistant Program at The University of Washington in 1998. Lori joined us with 10 years of prior orthopaedic specific experience.

     

    Education

    • Master of Science: University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
    • Physician Assistant Program: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    • Certification: American Academy of Physician Assistants

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants
    • Washington Academy of Physician Assistants
    • Washington State Medical Association

    Jared Cornelison, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    Gregory D. Byrd, MD

    Jared joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in June of 2013 and works directly with Dr. Byrd. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology followed by a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University. He then worked in Chicago at Lutheran General Hospital as a resident in orthopaedic surgery.

     

    Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
    • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies: Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
    • Certification: American Academy of Physician Assistants

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants

    Mary Goldmann, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    Andrew P. Manista, MD
    Mary Goldmann joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in 2017 with over 10 years of prior physician assistant experience, including in the fields of family medicine, interventional radiology, and orthopaedics. Mary works directly with Dr. Andrew Manista at our Westside location. Mary attended the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, to earn her bachelor of arts in anthropology with a minor in music. She went on to the University of Washington School of Medicine to earn her bachelor of clinical health services and complete the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program.

     

    Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    • Bachelor of Clinical Health Services, MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
    • Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants
    • Washington Academy of Physician Assistants

    Terri Grosshans, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    Ryan J. Halpin, MD
    Terri Grosshans joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in November 2018 and works directly with Ryan Halpin, M.D. at our Westside clinic. Terri holds a Master of Clinical Health Services from the University of Washington MEDEX program and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Kaplan University. She has extensive experience in orthopaedics in surgical and non-surgical settings. Terri enjoys traveling, outdoor activities along with spending time with her husband, family, friends and her English Bulldog named Zoey.

     

    Education

    • Master of Clinical Health Services: University of Washington MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Kaplan University

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
    • Washington State Academy of Physicians Assistant (WAPA)

    Owen Harris, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    Jerome Zechmann, MD
    Owen Harris joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in 2016 and works directly with our orthopaedic surgeons. Owen received his master of science degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University and worked in medicine for 14 years and in the field of orthopaedics for 10 years before joining us.

     

    Education

    • Associate of Applied Science, Surgical Technology: Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho Falls, ID
    • Bachelor of Applied Science, Surgical Technology: Boise State University, Boise, ID
    • Bachelor of Science, Health Science Studies: Boise State University, Boise, ID
    • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies: Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
    • Certification: American Academy of Physician Assistants

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants

    Angela Harold, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    Andrew P. Manista, MD
    Angela started her career at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates as a Surgical Technologist in our Ambulatory Surgery Center in 2010.  She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Clinical Health Services from the University of Washington in 2019.  She joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates as a Physician Assistant in 2020 and works at our Westside clinic with Dr. Manista.  Angela loves the PNW and enjoys a plethora of outdoor activities that include, but are not limited to: hiking, backpacking, hunting, and fishing.  She enjoys watching football and while she was raised on the east coast as a Redskins fan, she has been converted to a Seahawks fan.

     

    Education

    1. Bachelor of Clinical Health Services, MEDEX Northwest-University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Professional Associations

    1. Washington State Academy of Physician Assistants
    2. American Academy of Physician Assistants

    Bradley Henderson, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    R. Trent McKay, MD
    Bradley Henderson joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in 2017 and works directly with Dr. R. Trent McKay at our Eastside location. Bradley earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. He later received his master’s degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, after completing his physician assistant studies.

     

    Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training: Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX
    • Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    • Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants
    • Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery

    Derek Hoopes, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    R. Trent McKay, MD
    Derek joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in January of 2015 and works with Dr. Trent McKay at the Eastside location. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming followed by a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in Arizona. He has been working as a Physician Assistant in the orthopaedic surgery field since 2007.

    Derek was born and raised in Wyoming but moved to Washington in 2015 and has loved exploring the state. He enjoys climbing mountains, playing tennis, riding his mountain bike, skiing, listening to podcasts during his commute to work, and going on adventures with his kids.

     

    Education

    • Bachelor of Science: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
    • Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies: Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
    • Certification: American Academy of Physician Assistants

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Mindy Hudson, ARNP

    Mindy Hudson, ARNP

    ARNP to:
    Abhineet Chowdhary, MD

    Melinda, or Mindy as she prefers to be known by patients, has ten years of experience as a nurse practitioner with both medical and surgical teams. She started out in pediatrics and family practice locally before moving to Franciscan Neurosurgery in Tacoma where she received recognition for ranking in the top 90 percentile of providers in the nation for patient satisfaction.

    Mindy joins Dr. Chowdhary at the Spine Center. She is an active volunteer and mentor and loves to try new hobbies. She and her husband, Jeremy, have two children and enjoys cooking and theater arts.

     

    Education

    • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
      Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
    • Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner- FNP-C

    Professional Associations

    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • American Association of Nurse Practitioners

    Steven Johns, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    P. Brodie Wood, MD
    Steven Johns joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in 2016. He works directly with our orthopaedic surgeons. Steve is a decorated member of the U.S. Army Reserve and worked in the medical field for 20 years before joining us. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physician assistant studies at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

     

    Education

    • Associate of Arts and Sciences: Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA
    • Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Allied Health Professions, Omaha, NE
    • Master of Physician Assistant Studies: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Allied Health Professions, Omaha, NE
    • Certification: American Academy of Physician Assistants

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants

    Michelle McGinley, ARNP, RNFA, CNOR

    ARNP to:
    L. Anthony Agtarap, MD
    Michelle is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (ARNP), a highly trained, independently licensed-healthcare Provider. She delivers a patient-centered, holistic approach, filled with guidance and education that is specific for each patient.

    Michelle works with Dr. Agtarap at the Eastside clinic, providing focused patient care. This can include physical exams and obtaining medical histories. She independently diagnoses and treats Orthopaedic conditions, both acute and chronic; such as ACL and sports-related injuries, acute fractures, meniscal injuries, and knee arthritis. 

    Her role encompasses ordering and interpreting the diagnostic test, including bone scans, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, Ultrasounds, and other potentially necessary tests. 

    As part of ongoing patient care and medical clearance for surgery, Michelle may order and interpret labs, EKGs, prescribe medications and she routinely assists Dr. Agtarap during surgery.  

    Michelle’s enjoys spending time outdoors. She and her husband enjoy traveling, cycling, golfing, hiking, gardening, sailing and spending time with their 3 dogs.

     

    Education

    • Associate of Applied Sciences, Nursing: Western Nevada College, Carson City, NV
    • Associate of General Studies: Western Nevada College, Carson City, NV
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Western Governors University, Kent, WA
    • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Studies, Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Boston, MA
    • Registered Nurse First Assistant Program: National Institute of First Assisting, Centennial, CO
    • Certification as a Certified Registered Nurse – Operating Room: Competency & Credentialing Institute
    • Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

    Professional Associations

    • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

    Matthew Marshall, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    Bradley C. Christ, MD
    Richard J. Lamour, MD
    Matthew Marshall is a certified physician assistant working in our Rapid Orthopaedic Care clinic. He specializes in closed reductions, small and large joint cortisone injections, viscosupplementation injections, laceration repairs, and trigger point injections. Matthew received his associate’s degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and earned his bachelor of science and master of physician assistant studies degrees through the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

    Matthew is a decorated Captain of the United States Army, and he has had experience with sports medicine and traumatic injuries throughout his life and career. He takes an evidence-based approach to care in a manner that will maximize patient outcomes in the shortest period of time. Matthew enjoys making a positive impact in a person’s life and is happiest when a patient can return to their normal activities without restrictions.

     

    Education

    • Associate of Science: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
    • Bachelor of Science: Interservice Physician Assistant Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center
    • Master of Physician Assistant Studies: Interservice Physician Assistant Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center
    • Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants
    • Society of Army Physician Assistants
    • Washington Academy of Physician Assistants
    • Wilderness Medical Society
    Brianne Noel, PA-C

    Brianne Noel, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    Gregory D. Byrd, MD
    & ROC Urgent Clinic

     

    Brianne Noel, PA-C joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in the summer of 2022 and works directly with Dr. Byrd at our Westside Clinic and in our Rapid Orthopaedic Care (ROC) Urgent Clinic. Brianne holds a Master of Public Health from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Clinical Health Science from the University of Washington School of Medicine. After her clinical experience rotations in family medicine, urgent care, emergency medicine trauma surgery, and psychology, she began her career at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital with a focus in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. Brianne enjoys kayaking, gardening, and soccer, as well as spending time with her family and two dogs (Maximus Prime & Riley).  

     

    Education

    • Master of Public Health: Southern New Hampshire University 
    • Bachelor of Clinical Health Science: University of Washington School of Medicine 
    • Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Training Program 

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) 
    • Washington State Academy of Physicians Assistant (WAPA) 
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 
    Katie Pauley, ARNP

    Katie Pauley, ARNP

    ARNP to:
    Ryan J. Halpin, MD

    Katie joined Oly Ortho in 2021 after completing the Master of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program at Bradley University. Prior to coming to Oly Ortho, Katie worked at Providence St. Peter Hospital in the acute care unit and in the operating room. She developed an interest in neurosurgery while working as an OR nurse and is excited to join Dr. Halpin’s practice. Katie has two children with her husband Andrew and they enjoy camping as a family.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of Portland, Portland, OR
    • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner: Bradley University, Peoria, IL

    Memberships:

    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
    Michael Ramos, ARNP

    Michael Ramos, ARNP

    ARNP to:
    Trauma Team &
    ROC Urgent Clinic

    Michael Ramos, ARNP-BC, MN joined Oly Ortho in September 2022 and is assigned to our Trauma Team. Previously Michael worked in Internal Medicine Hospitalist Care, Orthopedics, Infectious Diseases, and Primary Care. Michael has more than 17 years of experience as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Michael worked as a RN for 17 years in a variety of settings prior to transitioning to a nurse practitioner. Michael is a Retired Commander Nurse Corps, United States Navy where he proudly served 26 years. He recently worked in the community providing hospital care at Providence St. Peter’s Hospital for 9 years. He enjoys biking, hiking, and anything outdoors. Michael really enjoys spending family time with his large family.

    Education

    • Master of Nursing (MN) – Adult Nurse Practitioner Program – Advanced Practice Specialist Emergency Nursing – University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – California State University

    Professional Associations

    • WA State Nurse Practitioner Association
    • American Nurse Credentialing Center
    Brian Sahalov, PA-C, ATC

    Brian Sahalov, PA-C, ATC

    Physician Assistant to:
    Gregory D. Byrd, MD

    Brian Sahalov joined Oly Ortho in September of 2022 and works directly with Gregory Byrd, MD at our Westside Clinic. Before becoming a PA-C, he accumulated 12 years of experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Brian completed his clerkships in family medicine, general surgery, behavioral medicine, orthopedics, emergency medicine and trauma. He enjoys food, cooking, and spending time with friends. Brian also has a passion for road cycling.

    Education

    • Master of Clinical Health Services from the University of Washington, MEDEX Northwest
    • Master of Science, Exercise Science from Central Washington University
    • Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training from Boise State University
    • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology from the University of Washington

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
    • National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)

    Chris Spikes, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to:
    Adam J. Graver, MD
    Chris Spikes joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in October 2018 and work directly with Dr. Adam Graver at our Eastside clinic. Chris holds a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical College of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Eastern Washington University. He has extensive experience in orthopaedics including surgical, non-surgical, and trauma settings. He and his wife Michelle, have two sons and a daughter and enjoys family activities such as sports and camping.

    Education

    • Master of Physician Assistant: Medical College of Georgia
    • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training: Eastern Washington University

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants: Washington State

    Rebecca Taylor, ARNP

    ARNP to:
    Darrin Trask, MD
    Rebecca, or Becki as she is known around the clinic, is a familiar face to many at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. Becki has over 15 years of ortho and operating room nursing experience and completed her Family Nurse Practitioner certification at Simmons University in 2021. She is passionate about assisting patients through the total joint replacement process and most recently was Oly Ortho’s Surgical Services Program Manager. She will join Dr. Trask at the Westside Clinic. Becki has 4 children and loves kayaking, being outdoors and traveling.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Washington-Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
    • Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner, Simmons College, Boston MA

    Kristy Terrenzi, PA-C

    Physician Assistant to: 
    Trauma Team
    Kristy Terrenzi joined Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in 2019. Primarily hospital-based, she performs rounds for in-patients on behalf of our providers at Providence Saint Peter’s Hospital as well as Capital Medical Center as well as assists in the operating room. Kristy completed her Bachelor of Science degree and went onto further her education with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Before coming to OOA, she worked with the Waterbury Hospital Emergency Department and currently still serves in the US Army National Guard. She has a husky named Chewie and enjoys triathlons, hiking, football, volleyball, reading, cooking and visiting breweries.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Science: University of Southern CT University, Cum Laude
    • Master of Physician Assistant: University of Bridgeport Physician Assistant Institute, Summa Cum Laude

    Professional Associations

    • Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants
    • American Academy of Physician Assistants

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