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Eloise Penka Doran

Eloise Penka Doran, American physical therapist. Registered physical therapist, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Michigan. Scholar Wichita State University, 1983-1984; named to Outstanding Young Women of America. Member American Physical Therapy Association, Kansas Physical Therapy Association, World Confederation Physical Therapy, Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

  • Doran, Eloise Penka was born on October 18, 1960 in Scott City, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Victor Eugene and Eleanor Lucy (Birzer) Penka.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Dodge City Community College, Kansas, 1980. Student, Fort Hays State University, 1982. Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy magna cum laude, Wichita State University, 1984.

    Career

    • With Penka Farms/Ranch, Healy, Kansas, 1974-1984. Physical therapy technician St. Anthony Hospital, Hays, 1981-1982, Agency for Home Health Care, Wichita, 1983-1984. Staff physical therapist Humana Hospital, Dodge City, 1984-1987.

      Field manager Rehabilitation Visions, Omaha, 1987-1996. Initiator contracts, developer P.T. programs, director rehabilitation Wesley Towers, Hutchinson, Kansas, 1996-1999. Director in-patient physical therapy Center Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend, 1999—2005, out-patient, 2005—2006, Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, since 2006.

      Principal, owner Prarie Winds Physical Therapy Services, Kansas, since 2006. Private contractor Mobile Agency for Southwest Health, Garden City, Kansas, 1984-1987, Beverly Rehabilitation, 1999-2001, Rehabilitation Works, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Registered physical therapist, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Michigan.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member American Physical Therapy Association, Kansas Physical Therapy Association, World Confederation Physical Therapy, Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, basketball, volleyball, skiing.

    Connections

    • Married James Doran; children: Patrick, Paige.
    • father: Victor Eugene Penka
    • mother: Eleanor Lucy (Birzer) Penka
    • spouse: James Doran
    • children: Patrick Doran
    • Paige Doran
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    Born October 18, 1960
    (age 57)
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