Therapeutic Activities Team

Ingham County Medical Care Facility and Rehabilitation Center "Dobie"

Beverly Schmidt  is Dobie Road’s Director of Therapeutic Activities; she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy.  Beverly has worked in the Therapeutic Activities field for 11 years, with 6 years here as part of Team Dobie and additional experience working in admissions at an inpatient psychiatric hospital for 2 years and with a psychological testing office for 2 years.  Beverly’s primary areas of interest are hands on visual art, gardening, and finding ways for others who are experiencing health challenges to be involved in enjoyable activities.  “I love being a part of the Dobie Road community because of its mission, vision, and values. I love my job because of its focus on the positive side of life, the great team of people I work with, and the daily opportunities to make a difference in peoples’ lives.”

Lindsay Johnson, CTRS, is your therapeutic recreation activities specialist for Dobie’s Rehabilitation Services campus.  Lindsay has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Grand Valley State University and has her certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation.  Lindsay also has her Michigan Chauffeur’s license, is certified in CPR/AED Professional Rescue, and has completed her lifeguard training and first aid through the American Red Cross.  Lindsay has worked in the field of recreational therapy since 2011 and has been a part of team Dobie since 2012; her primary area of interest within recreation activities is short term rehabilitation and aquatics and can often be found in the Susan O’Shea therapy pool here at Dobie Road.  “I love being able to see our patients heal while in short term rehabilitation and go back home,” says Lindsay, “I also love working with a wonderful team that provides excellent quality of care to our patients/residents.”

Meghan Bachelder, CTRS – has her BA and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist on our Northridge and Rehab areas.  Meghan has worked in her field for 7 years and has been at Dobie for 6.  Meghan chose her field because she enjoys working with people and having fun!  “I love working at Dobie Road because of the people and we are always changing!”

Jackie Dillinger, Art Specialist – has an Art Education degree from Michigan State University as well as a Graphic Design degree from Kendall College of Art and Design and works with residents and patients on all of our campuses from Northridge to Rehabilitation Services.  Jackie has worked in the art field since 1987 and has been with Dobie for 4 years.  Jackie loves the creativity her job offers – doing projects from stitchery to pottery.  She loves doing art with the residents and feels it is very rewarding to see a resident create something and to enjoy the satisfaction of producing something creative.  “I love the residents, they are so wonderful!  The staff is pretty great, I have a wonderful boss, and that makes all the difference in the world!”

Joanne Maher – has a Bachelor of Science degree in music therapy from SUNY at New Paltz and can usually be found on the South Campus and Rehabilitation Services areas.  Joanne has worked in her field for 21 years and has been at Dobie for almost 9 years.  Joanne has worked as a nurse aide and as a piano teacher for some years and discovered a good professional fit with music therapy.  She enjoys sharing music, smiles, healing and compassion with our seniors in a unique manner.  “(ICMCF) Dobie Road delivers high quality care and compassion to their residents and patients.  Being a part of that and feeling that I offer myself and my talents are an honor for me to share in that collective effort.”