Assistant Director of Clinical Education,  Assistant Professor

Ricketts Hall 220, Troy
518-244 2063
[email protected]


Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Temple University, 2003
Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson
Univeristy,College of Allied Health Sciences, 1995
Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson
University,College of Allied Health Sciences, 1995
Bachelor of Science, Juniata College, 1992

Clinical Practice

Acute care, wound care

Courses Taught

  • PTY 509: Patient/Client Management:Integumentary System
  • PTY 520: Clinical Applications: Musculoskeletal System
  • PTY 620: Clinical Applications: Rehabilitation & Long Term Care
  • PTY 625: Clinical Applications: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary System


Hepler L, Saving Life and Limb:Foot care programs and diabetic education can reduce amputation rates. Advance for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants. 2003;12(6):71.

Hepler L, Cascade of events:diabetic wound care is an intricate and interconnected process. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitaion. 20013;12(10):35.

Professional Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association
American Burn Association
American Academy of Wound Management
Association for the Advancement of Wound Care


Volunteer, Journey Through the Body 2011-2014,2016
Volunteer, Stick it to Brain Tumors Hockey Tournament 2010-2015
St. Rose Health Fair “Sage Day” April 2016
Expert Witness 2006-present

Personal Interests

Ice Hockey, Soccer, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Camping, Stained Glass and Quilling