Amanda DeForke

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Staff Credentials: 
BS
Staff Position: 
Care Coordinator
Team Member Since: 
2018

My name is Amanda DeForke and I am a proud member of the Care Coordination team. I graduated in 2012 from Northern Michigan University. My journey into the healthcare field began in 2014 when I was employed at a clinic working with people who had brain and/or spinal cord injury. I also have experience working with substance abuse challenged by numerous other diagnoses. I chose Origami as my home away from home because of the exceptional client care, staff comradery, and true passion of every employee to help bring a brighter tomorrow for each client we serve.

Andrea Sutherland

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Staff Credentials: 
AAS
Staff Position: 
Admissions Coordinator
Team Member Since: 
2017

I am Andrea and I am on the Admissions Team, serving as an Admissions Coordinator at Origami. I have two Associate Degrees from Lansing Community College, one in general studies and the other in Criminal Justice Juvenile Specialization. I believe my life path has led me to Origami for a purpose. The experience, education, and passion I hold transpires to Origami and the clients we serve. My background is in social services where I provided support, compassion, and dedication to those in need.

Tori Richards

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Staff Credentials: 
SHRM-CP
Staff Position: 
Director of Human Resources
Team Member Since: 
2018

Greetings, my name is Tori Richards. I had the pleasure of joining the talented team at Origami in April of 2018. I am a proud alumna of Michigan State University, where I received my undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management. More recently, I completed my Master’s of Science in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University. Go Green and Fire Up Chips! In December of 2015, I sat for and passed the Certified Professional in Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP).

Amanda Lopez

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Staff Credentials: 
PhD, LP
Staff Position: 
Clinical Psychologist
Team Member Since: 
2018

I graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2011.  I have provided treatment and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient, inpatient, and residential treatment settings.  I have also served in an academic administrative role supervising graduate students and upcoming professionals.  My goal in working with clients and their families is to help individuals reach a meaningful life in whatever form that takes.  I enjoy being part of a team that can help individuals fulfill their potential by using their skills and talents

Heather Heppe

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MS, OTRL, DRS, CDI
Staff Position: 
Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
Team Member Since: 
2018

I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2015. With a background as a Commercial Truck Driver in construction I was very intrigued with Driver Rehabilitation throughout my academic career. My final fieldwork at Western was with a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist where I assessed individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or visual impairments for driving. Once introduced to Driver Rehabilitation this quickly became a passion and is a natural fit because of my experience.

Origami Partners with MSU in $150,000 Brain Injury Research Study

July 28, 2017  

Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center is the clinical site for a 2 year Michigan State University research study.  Funding for the $150,000 study was received through a grant by the American Osteopathic Association and AT Still Foundation.   The Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on Functional Outcomes and Anti-inflammatory Biomarkers in Mild- to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury is led by primary investigator and Origami Medical Director, Rebecca Wyatt, DO. 

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Michael Hagen

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Staff Credentials: 
BS, CCM, CBIS
Staff Position: 
Care Coordinator
Team Member Since: 
2002

Hello, my name is Michael Hagen.

Gunner-Beagle

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Staff Position: 
Therapy Dog
Team Member Since: 
2016

Gunner is a loving, caring beagle who loves to give kisses! He can hardly control himself when we pull into the driveway. He loves being at Origami and bringing smiles to not only clients faces, but staff as well. Gunner was born in 2015 and loves to show off his tricks especially if you have a nice treat in hand.