Julie Piriano has worked in the seating and wheeled mobility industry for the past 37 years. She is VP of Clinical Education, Rehab Industry Affairs and serves as Pride’s Compliance Officer. She presents nationally and internationally on seating and wheeled mobility with a focus on evaluation, documentation and clinical applications of available technologies.
Julie served on the RESNA Board of Directors, currently serves as the Chair of the Professional Standards Board and is an active participant in the Wheeled Mobility and Seating SIG and the PT PSG. She is a Friend of NRRTS, member of the AAHomecare Complex Rehab and Mobility Council, the APTA and the Clinician Task Force. She serves on several NCART Committees, the DMEMAC Advisory Councils, the board of several State Associations and the Mobility Management Editorial Board. Julie is a highly proactive industry resource on legislative and regulatory issues that impact the complex rehab industry.
Jay has 26 years of experience working in the assistive technology field with a concentration in complex rehab technology. As the director of clinical education at Quantum Rehab, Jay presents nationally and internationally on seating and wheeled mobility, focusing on evaluation and application of available technologies.
Before joining Quantum, Jay worked in both rehabilitation and assistive technology settings. His expertise ranges from pediatrics to adults. His presentations reflect a strong emphasis on different technology interventions. Jay currently sits on the Mobility Management Editorial Board and holds his ATP and SMS certifications from RESNA.
Rob has been working in corporate training for nearly 15 years. He started at Quantum in 2017 as the Education and Training Coordinator and manages the external CEU/CEC credits, PT/OT state certifications and Learning Management System. Rob is an experienced technical writer and has trained in various industries including student loans and health insurance.
Marcia Satkowski is the Corporate Training Coordinator for Quantum. She holds a B.S. degree in business with a concentration in management/marketing. Marcia has been with the company since 2015. She started out as the Human Resources Generalist, was promoted to Senior Human Resources Generalist, and then transferred over to Quantum Education. She built and launched the Pride Internal Learning LMS, which won an SAP Litmos Lenny Award in 2020 for Best in Culture Learning. Marcia has worked on several projects both for internal and external training. Prior to her role here, Marcia worked in the retail industry as an operations manager for 12 years.
As Quantum’s Clinical Education Manager for the Western United States, Wade develops education programs on the clinical uses of company products and delivers continuing education presentations to therapists and DME providers. He also provides education to field sales staff on clinical benefits of Quantum products.
Wade Lucas received his Master of Physical Therapy in 2002 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2005 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Wade has spent most of his career working in a large inpatient rehabilitation center, but also has experience in outpatient seating clinic, home health, and skilled nursing. He received his Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification in 2007 and his Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) certification in 2018. He has also spent over 3 years of his career as a Rehab Equipment Specialist for durable medical equipment company.
With over 14 years of experience working in the complex rehabilitation technology field, J.B. has provided custom solutions to increase mobility independence for children and adults with disabilities and complex medical needs. J.B.’s current role with Quantum Rehab is developing education programs on the clinical uses of company products and delivering education presentations to therapists and equipment providers. He also provides education to field sales staff on the application and clinical benefits of Quantum products.
Alex Chesney is the clinical sales manager of the Midwest South Region for Quantum Rehab. She provides educational services as an occupational therapist, assistive technology professional and seating and mobility specialist. Alex graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies and a minor in psychology in 2011. She earned her master’s in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. Alex practiced occupational therapy in a top neurological inpatient rehabilitation center in Houston, treating those with traumatic spinal cord injuries and various neurodegenerative diseases.
As a clinician, Alex prescribed advanced seating and mobility technologies and served as a primary education resource for best practices within neurological rehabilitation. Alex previously served as a committee chair for the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals and continues involvement as a committee member. She is the occupational therapy coordinator for Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project, providing free neurological therapy services to those in the Texas area.
Heather R. Price is a regional manager at Stealth Products. She also provides clinical education to therapists and DME providers as a member of the Quantum Rehab Education Team. Previously, in clinical practice, Heather gained experience in wheelchair seating, positioning, and mobility at two nationally ranked rehab hospitals, TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago. At TIRR, Heather was an occupational therapist on the inpatient spinal cord injury team. She gained extensive experience in prescribing custom wheelchairs, training, and seating and positioning. As the wheelchair skills and management specialist at SRALab, Heather helped develop a new program for inpatient clients of all ages with a variety of diagnoses. The program featured extensive wheelchair trials, evaluations, and instruction on advanced wheelchair skills.
Austin Edenfield works in the education department at Quantum Rehab. Austin helps ensure product launches are smooth and effective. He provides training to internal departments, dealers and clinicians and gathers research for product development. Austin teaches both CEU and product specific classes. He previously worked for Apple and Microsoft and managed the technology and equipment operation for Team Gleason, a non-profit organization.
At Team Gleason, Austin was involved with launching two nationwide voice banking initiatives, a power wheelchair guide, a nationwide home automation initiative, and other technological advancements. Austin has been working in the assistive technology field for five years and is well versed in alternative computer access, AAC, home automation, seating and mobility, and adaptive gaming. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in assistive technology and human studies at California State University Northridge.
Jennifer is a technical education specialist at Quantum Rehab. She has been working for Pride/Quantum for over ten years, starting out as a help desk/lift chair technician, advancing on to Jazzy Tech and later Quantum Tech.
Jennifer enjoys taking Quantum products apart and putting them back together. She strives to find easier ways for technicians working in the field to troubleshoot and assemble the components of power chairs in a timely manner. Jennifer also teaches providers about electronics and programming capabilities that Quantum offers. Jennifer works closely with Quantum brand ambassadors and consumers at the Abilities Expos, educating them about their power chairs.
Nick McKibbon began working in the DME/complex rehab industry over 18 years ago, starting out as a warehouse technician and working his way up to a seating and positioning specialist with local providers in the Las Vegas Valley. Nick’s exceptional training skills and love for the industry led to his role at Quantum Rehab, working as the technical training coordinator for the Western Region. He prepares and provides presentations and training materials for providers.