Burgundy Howes, DPT
Burgundy is a 2015 graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State College where she earned a Bachelor's in Health Science. She then transferred to the Oklahoma University of Health Sciences Center to obtain a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018. She began working at FirstCare Rehabilitation in 2019. She enjoys working and living in small town as well as the variety of conditions and age groups she is able to work with in this setting.
Burgundy is an OU Sooner and Denver Broncos fan and enjoys watching football with her husband, Kyle. She enjoys watching football with her husband, attending concerts and hanging out with her dogs.
Katy Cole, PTA
Katy Cole graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in December 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Science with a minor in multi-disciplinary studies in Athletic Training and Parks and Recreation Management. She continued her education through the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program and graduated in June of 2012. In July 2012, she became employed and began working at FirstCare Rehabilitation, Inc. Katy married Tyler Cole in September 2012 and they have a son who was born in February of 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys running and participating in 5K charity runs. In August 2019 had a second son. She enjoys taking the boys swimming, fishing, watching sports activities and other outdoor activities with her family.
Stephanie Radke, PTA/ATC
Stephanie graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Following graduation Steph sat for her Board of Certification exam, resulting in Steph becoming a certified/licensed athletic trainer. Steph then continued her education through the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center/SWOSU physical therapist assistant program. In May of 2019 Stephanie graduated with her PTA degree and in June of 2019 became employed at FirstCare Rehabilitation, Inc. Stephanie married her high school sweetheart, Ben, in August 2019. Steph's hobbies include spending time with her family, hanging out with her dog Opie, trying new food and spending time outdoors with her husband.
Tamara M. Powell, President, Office Manager, Owner
Tamara Powell, along with her late husband Kent Powell, RPT, is one of the founders of FirstCare Rehabilitation, Inc. and has been employed with FirstCare since its inception in 1996. Tamara obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has held the position of Office Manager since the opening of FirstCare, in 1996. Her duties include scheduling patients, checking insurance benefits, billing and accounting.
Tamara has two teenage boys. Tamara enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, boating, hiking, horseback riding and golfing, but what she enjoys most is spending time watching her boys participate in all of their sports and activities. She is also very active in donating her time towards school, church and community functions. Tamara also holds a private pilot license along with an I.F.R. certification.
Brand Hartsell, Vice-President, Business Manager, Owner
Brand Hartsell is one of the founders of FirstCare Rehabilitation, Inc. and has been employed with FirstCare since its inception in 1996. Since graduating from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and minor in Accounting, Brand has over 20 years of experience as a self-employed, entrepreneur in multiple business settings. He began his career in the retail marketplace and ventured into the medical field which included durable medical equipment, home health, orthotics and prosthetics, medical supply and outpatient physical therapy. His experience encompasses development and plan execution, business management, customer service, wholesale and retail marketing, human resources, sales, billing, scheduling, pricing, supply inventory, contract negotiation, consulting and finance.
Brand has one son and one daughter. He enjoys such activities as fishing, golfing, traveling, watching his children's activities and spending time with his family.