Beverly Schmidt, BS, MS, Director of Therapeutic Activities
Beverly earned her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Emporia State University in Kansas. She’s worked in the Therapeutic Activities field since 2003 and has been a part of Team Dobie since 2008. “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.”
Kendra Delano, CTRS, Rehabilitation Services Therapeutic Activities Specialist
Kendra has a Bachelor’s of Applied Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Central Michigan University and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreations Specialist. She is also certified in CPR/AED Professional Rescue and has completed her lifeguard training and first aid through the American Red Cross. Kendra has been part of Team Dobie since 2016 and one of her favorite job responsibilities is welcoming new patients/residents and helping them find therapeutic activities that meet their preferences! Why does she like working at Dobie Road? “I love the compassionate, energetic, and creative environment here at Dobie!”
Meg Shoup, BA, Art Specialist
Meg, our therapeutic activities art specialist, has a solid background in public and non-profit art education programming, great connections with the local art community, and a passion for art and its transformative, life enriching power. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University and primarily works in drawing and painting for her personal art; she also has a wide variety of art media and processes. Her resourcefulness, energy, and professionalism serve our patients well!
Marissa Kells, MT-BC, Music Therapist
Marissa received her masters degree in Music Therapy from Western Michigan University and has been at Dobie since 2015. She loves seeing the healing power of music and enjoys specifically working with the patients at Dobie Road in her sing along groups and instrument exploration. She loves hearing stories from patients about how music has positively impacted their lives and the lives of their families. She also enjoys her one on one sessions with individuals where she can really get to know patients through playing/singing and working on music projects. “Making patients smile has to be one of my favorite things about my job. At Dobie Road, I feel like we are all family. I am honored to be a part of a team that works to provide the best care for our patients.”