Meet Our Team

Emily Birch, MOTR/L, CBISEmily Birch, MOTR/L, CBIS

Therapy Manager:  Rehab Float Pool and Clinical Development

Emily Birch, MOTR/L, CBIS, received her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies in 2009 and Master of Occupational Therapy in 2011 from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  She has worked for INTEGRIS Health since 2011, beginning her career on the brain injury unit at Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital.  In 2014, she transferred to the Therapy Resource Pool within INTEGRIS, where Emily treated patients across the continuum of care to include acute physical medicine, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation.  From 2018-2000 Emily served as the Supervisor for the Therapy Resource Pool, and then she became the manager of the therapy resource pool and clinical development departments in 2020.


Derick D. Deweber, PhD, CCC-SLPDerick D. Deweber, PhD, CCC-SLP

Rehab Development Consultant

Derick D. Deweber, PhD, CCC-SLP, received his Master's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University in 2003, and his PhD in Psycholinguistics from the University of Oklahoma in 2015.  Derick brings 15 years of clinical and research experience to the program.  His clinical and research interests have been related bilingual aspects of second language acquisition in children and adults.  Derick has worked in a variety of health and education settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, home health, university, and he has owned his own outpatient clinic.   


WalterTrista Walter, MSN, RN

Clinical Education Consultant

Trista Walter, MSN, RN received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma in 2012 and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma in May 2015. She is a Clinical Education Consultant for INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital, joining the team in April 2015. She enjoys physical rehab nursing and working with the geriatric population as well as also working and mentoring other nurses and nursing students.



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