Staff

Joel E. Lewis, DPT, OCS, CCI

Dr. Lewis is a local product. He enjoys living and working in our great community. Joel graduated from Seattle Pacific University and then went on to receive his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 1992. In 2009, Joel advanced his training to the highest level by getting his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University. He is also board certified in Orthopedic Rehabilitation. Joel is also a Credentialed Clinical Instructor.

Joel is an avid reader, enjoying many different styles of books and authors. When not at work Joel likes staying active by playing basketball and riding bikes when the weather permits. He loves camping and learning about beer judging.

Kristen Jonas, PTA

Education

  • Pierce College, Prerequisites
  • Green River Community College: Associates of Applied Sciences
  • Vocational School at Rainier Vista Skilled Nursing Facility, Certified Nursing Assistant

Kristen has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for 4 years and takes great pleasure in seeing her patients reach recovery goals.

Assisting patients is Kristen’s first and foremost function. She also assists in any way she can by greeting patients when they arrive for appointments, completing documentations, reassessing patient progress, setting up treatment rooms and taking inventory.

Kristen’s grandmother lives within one mile of work and she gets to spend her lunch breaks with her. She is motivated by her patients as they tell her about their life and passions. One client recently inspired Kristen to hike Mount Si in preparation for her new found goal to summit Mt. Rainer! She loves to ride her long board along Ruston Way by the water. Kristen also has a very small animal farm consisting of one cat named Lola and two Guinea pigs named Leo and Louie. Kristen is enthusiastic about health and well-being and loves to help people accomplish their life goals in a fun and encouraging way.  

Chandra Hamel, PTA

Education

  • Pierce College – AA General
  • Green River – AA Applied Sciences in Physical Therapy

Chandra graduated in 1998 and has worked in outpatient orthopedics since then. Her role as a PTA is to carry out treatment and provide quality personal care to her patients. Chandra enjoys getting to know patients while helping them improve.

Chandra has been married 22 years to her husband Scott and has 3 children Ellie, Ethan and Eli. Her personal interests include spending time with her family, staying busy with her kid’s sporting events and decorating.

Juwana Hodge, PTA

Education

  • Peirce College, Associates Degree,
  • University of WA, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
  • Green River Community College, Associates of Applied Sciences

Juwana has been a licensed PTA for six years working in skilled nursing, outpatient and briefly in a school setting. Her role at NHPT is to treat patients by providing detailed and comprehensive instruction in rehabilitative exercises for improved body mechanics, strength and function. 
Her favorite pastime includes reading, dancing and her spending time with her kids.

Vanessa Granrud

Trish Smith, Office Manager

Lora Fitzgerald, Admin