Kate Brewer, PT, MBA is the President and Owner of Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency, Kate is a graduate of Marquette University with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and her Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She earned her MBA from Cardinal Stritch University in 2002. Kate’s career began at Aurora Saint Luke’s Medical Center practicing in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, and wound care. She always had a desire to lead a team, and her opportunity came when she accepted a position as a manager for a therapy department in a skilled nursing facility. In this transition to caring for the aging adult, Kate saw an opportunity for her to excel and bring her passion for leadership to a complex field. She achieved clinical recognition by obtaining her GCS (Geriatric Clinical Specialist) certification from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
She joined Greenfield Rehabilitation in 2004 where her leadership bolstered the expansion of its services and geographical impact. Kate’s entrepreneurial spirit continues to help evolve Greenfield into the exceptional therapy provider it is today. Her passion for outstanding performance continues to drive consistent delivery of optimal therapy outcomes and strong partnerships all over Wisconsin.
Throughout her career, Kate has held numerous leadership roles at the district and state level for the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (WPTA) as well as national leadership roles in the APTA Geriatric and APTA – Health Policy & Administration (HPA). She has spoken at numerous conferences and written multiple books and articles on documentation and compliance, communication strategies for rehab professionals, and business skills for the rehab professional.
Kate has been recognized recently as a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2020 and is the recipient of the WPTA’s Private Practice of the Year award. She feels blessed to be able to create a company culture of creating an exceptional therapy experience to improve the lives of others.
Michelle Poole, OTR is an owner and Executive Vice President for Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency, Inc. She has been with Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency since 1991. Mrs. Poole is a Mount Mary College graduate with a Baccalaureate degree in Occupational Therapy. She has dedicated her career to working with the geriatric and developmentally disabled client. Her main goal is to find the staff who ”fit” the company and what we stand for. When hiring staff she not only finds qualified individuals, but people who have the same passion as we do. She ensures that all aspects of the company continue to operate within the philosophies and traditions in which it was founded.