Jennifer Lambert attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Jefferson State Community College. She earned an Associate’s Degree from Jefferson State Community College in 1998 as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She is from the Birmingham area and has been living in Baldwin County since 2004.
Jennifer has worked in a variety of settings, including acute care, skilled nursing facilities, adult inpatient rehabilitation, adult and pediatric outpatient rehabilitation, school setting, transitional living center, and home health. She attended a four day Lymphedema management seminar through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies in December 2014, earning a Certificate of Competency in Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy. Since then she has been employed by Edema Therapy Company.
Jennifer lives in the Fairhope area with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys attending church, going to the beach, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.
Julie Grant, co-owner of ETC, graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including an Outpatient Hand Clinic, Acute Care, Inpatient Rehab, Skilled Nursing facilities in both Alabama and Florida, and Home Health. In 2006, she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Compression Garment Fitter through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. In 2015, Julie completed the Recertification course for Lymphedema management.
Julie is from Robertsdale, Al. where she and her husband, Andy, reside with their two boys. She enjoys attending church, spending time with her family and friends, exercising and enjoying the beach.
Celina Hansen, co-owner of ETC, graduated from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a double minor in Psychology and Sociology. She attended her last year of schooling at the medical campus in Dallas, Texas. After internships in Texas, Louisiana and Alabama she moved to Daphne, Alabama in 1993. She has been practicing Occupational Therapy in the Mobile and Baldwin County area ever since.
Celina has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, acute care, pediatrics, skilled nursing, assistive living, home health and outpatient hand therapy. In 2014 she attended The Academy of Lymphatic Studies and completed 135 hours of training to become a certified lymphedema therapist and a certified compression garment fitter.
Celina is originally from Beaufort, South Carolina but primarily grew up in south Georgia. She now resides in Daphne, Alabama with her husband and 4 children. When not attending an activity for one of her children she enjoys traveling, exercising, going to the beach and entertaining friends and family.
Merritt Shaw is a 1993 Occupational Therapy graduate from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Early in her career, she met a colleague who had post-mastectomy lymphedema. This colleague who later lost her battle with cancer, patiently explained her condition to Merritt who then eagerly began her pursuit of becoming a lymphedema therapist. She eventually became lymphedema certified in 2003 from Andrews University in Dayton Ohio.
Merritt has focused her professional attention on broader aspects of the condition including becoming a certified garment fitter and running a monthly support group for a non-profit cancer support community in Cincinnati, Ohio. Merritt and her husband moved to Mobile in July 2005 in order to be closer to her family in Mississippi. She has worked in outpatient lymphedema therapy in the community since then.
Merritt joined ETC in the spring of 2016 and is excited to bring quality lymphedema care to Mobile County residents in need, inside their homes. Merritt and her husband, a professor at the University of South Alabama live in Mobile with their fur babies.