Meet Our Team

Bill Hart, BAS, LRT, RRT

Director of Clinical Services

Bill Hart

Bill is the Director of Clinical Services at Advent Home Medical. He earned his Bachelor of Applied Science from University of Michigan, Flint. Bill is a Licensed and Registered Respiratory Therapist who brings over 18 years of experience to lead our clinical team. He is experienced in all aspects of respiratory care including sleep medicine, critical and emergency respiratory care.



Julie Barber, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist, Branch Manager


Julie Barber

Julie joined the ADVENT Home Medical team in January, 2014.  She is a licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist.  She has 22 years of experience in the field of Respiratory Care, including critical care and clinical education.  Julie has been a long-time volunteer at Trails Edge Camp which is a week-long, overnight summer camp for ventilator dependent children.



Pam Hardy, BS, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist


Pam Hardy

Pam originally earned her Bachelor's degree in business, and later returned to school to become a Licensed and Registered Respiratory Therapist. She has been a part of the Advent clinical team since 2012, and delivers care with compassion and knowledge.



Kelly Mcpherson, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Supervisor


Kelly Petipren

Kelly earned her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Macomb Community College. Prior to joining the team at Advent, she spent 12 years in the hosptial setting where she gained extensive clinical knowledge. Kelly enjoys the personal connections that she is able to establish in the home care setting.



Brandi Jo Szabo, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist, Branch Manager

Grand Rapids

Brandi Jo Szabo

Brandi Jo joined the team at ADVENT Home Medical in 2014, and has consistently demonstrated positive outcomes for patients who require home ventilation in West Michigan. She is experienced in the home and hospital setting for both pediatric and adult patients. Her extensive clinical knowledge, and holistic approach to healthcare is very beneficial for patient outcomes.



Kelly Eklund, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist

Grand Rapids

Kelly Eklund

Kelly earned her Associate in Applied Science from Muskegon Community College. She has also earned her Asthma Education Certificate, and has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, and especially her five grandchildren.



 Carissa Seog, LRT, RRT

Respirator Therapist


Carissa Seog

Carissa graduated from Monroe Community College in 2009 and joined us in September, 2015.  She has worked in a hospital-setting and is proficient in adult critical care.  The decision was made to make a change to home care to broaden her skills.  Carissa prides herself when conversing and educating caregivers and home healthcare nurses in regards to home ventilation.  As a Registered and Licensed Respiratory Therapist, she strives to be patient and compassionate resource for the families and patients when providing care.



Holly Breen, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist


Holly Booth

Holly joined ADVENT Home Medical in September, 2015.  She is a Licensed and Registered Respiratory Therapist with 7 years of critical care and Emergency Medicine experience.  Holly also has experience working in the NICU and Hyperbaric Medicine.  She enjoys the interactions she has with her patients and their families.



Kirsten Oprisiu, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist 


Kristen Oprisiu

Kirsten joined ADVENT Home Medical in March 2018. She is a graduate from Oakland Community College. Kirsten is a Licensed and Registered Respiratory Therapist that comes to us from the hospital setting with skills in neonatal, pediatric, and adult critical care. Her decision to change to home care was made to broaden her skills. She enjoys the interactions she has with her patients and their families.



Jackie Donahue, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist


Jackie Donahue

Jackie is a licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist, she joined our staff in November 2018, bringing with her 23 years of critical care, special care nursery and diagnostic experience. She is excited to become part of the home care team building relationships with both patients and families.



Derek Schultz, BS, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist


Derek Schultz

Derek received his bachelor's degree from Siena Heights University. He has over 20 years of clinical respiratory experience in a hospital setting. He also has a personal connection that drives his passion in the field, as his father was a home ventilator patient for many years. Derek has been a clinical respiratory therapy instructor for Ferris State University and Jackson Community College. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, and continues to be a relied upon source to families caring for loved ones at home.



Tara Curtis, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist


Tara Curtis

Tara graduated with an AS degree in respiratory therapy from Baker College in 2008. With her passion for healthcare, she has experience in the areas of the ER, ICU, NICU, PICU and sleep medicine. Tara takes great pride in her profession as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and is a strong advocate for her patients. Outside of work she became passionate about foster care when her family embarked on their foster care and adoptive journey. She especially likes advocating for foster youth she mentors who are at risk.



Cyndi Wilson, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist

Pontiac & Lansing

Cyndi Wilson

Cyndi is a Licensed and Registered Respiratory Therapist. She graduated from Mott Community College with an Associate in Applied Science. She has over 14 years of experience in both adult and pediatric critical care. She is also a hyperbaric oxygen therapy safety director, and is pursuing an education in natural health and practical acupuncture. Her passion is to help people to achieve their optimal health.



Michael Spoelman, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist

Grand Rapids

Mike Spoelman

Mike graduated from Ferris State University with an Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Care. He came to us with 12 years of experience at Metro Health Hospital, Assisted Breathing Unit. Mike is originally from Muskegon, and now lives in Grand Haven. He will be servicing our patients on the lakeshore, and greater Grand Rapids area.



Kathy Abernathy, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapist



Kathy graduated from North Central Michigan University as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. She has over 30 years of combined experience in the ICU, ER and home care setting for both adult and pediatric patients. Kathy enjoyed her job so much that she actually retired, and then returned to Advent on a part time basis. She wasn’t ready to leave the field, and enjoys working with patients and families.



Jim Butler, BS, LRT, CRT

Respiratory Therapist



Jim graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in planning and economics. He later became a licensed respiratory therapist and has many years of experience in the acute care setting. Jim calls Northern Michigan home, and enjoys spending time in the UP where he is an avid hunter and fisherman.

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