The leadership team at ATS is comprised of highly-experienced individuals who are dedicated to building meaningful relationships with their staff, care providers and clients.
Kristy Brown, MS, CCC-SLP
ATS Executive Director
Kristy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in the field of Communication Disorders.
She began her career treating patients as a Speech-Language Pathologist, but quickly found her true passion was in management. Still feeling she had a great impact on the delivery of therapy services, Kristy pursued management with a focus on quality. After serving in management roles for therapy companies in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Kristy was given the opportunity to develop a therapy company for Augustana Care Corporation in 1999. Starting with just 15 employees and three therapy sites, Augustana Therapy Services (ATS) has grown significantly under her direction. As the Executive Director of ATS, Kristy focuses on enhancing the services of the company and expanding quality care to a variety of adult populations.
Carla Tocko, DPT
Assistant Director of Therapy Services
Carla graduated from the College of St. Catherine in 1998 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She began her career in Traumatic Brain Injury rehab, but has always had a passion for geriatrics. Her clinical experience has included areas such as acute care, geriatrics, neuro rehab and bariatric care. In 2007, Carla returned to the College of St. Catherine and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has served on the nominating committee, with one term as the committee Chair. She is also a member of the APTA Geriatric and Neurology sections.
Carla brought to ATS a wealth of knowledge, experience, and managerial skills when she started eight years ago. Her roles at ATS have included Therapist, Rehab Director, Clinical PT Specialist, and her current position of Assistant Executive Director.