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Meet Our Team

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Brad Hawkins, DC | CEO ~ RPMPA April 2016

Chiropractor - Clinic Director, Hawkins Chiropractic ~ October 1996

Dr. Brad is a 1995 graduate of Parker College, and received his undergraudate education from Howard, Midland & Odessa Junior Colleges. He has done post-graduate education with the American Academy of Manual & Physical Medicine, Texas A&M Univeristy-2000 specializing in Accident & Collision Reconstruction, as well as, a multitude of seminars incluing13 Parker Seminars over the past 23 years and many others including Research, Neurology & MUA trainings. He has been a resident of Rockport since October of 1996. He and his wife, Dr. Stacy, have been married for 20 years and have two young ladies, Maddy & Karys. He enjoys time with his family, traveling, interval training and helping his patients acheive optimal health.

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Stacy Hawkins, DC | CFO ~ RPMPA April 2016

Chiropractor - Hawkins Chiropractic ~ October 1996

Dr. Stacy is a 1995 graduate of Parker College, as well, and received her undergraduate education from Texas State, UT-Austin, & ACC. She has done post-graduate education in Research, Neurology, MUA and Billing & Coding. She has started 4 practices over the years but decided to move on to play an Operations Role in order to spend more time with their girls and attending their activities in their school years. She enjoys time with her family, traveling, interval training, playing cards and snuggling with her husband and their two dogs.

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Josh Forbes, DC |

Chiropractor

Dr. Forbes is a graduate of Parker University in Dallas, Tx. He has 13 years of experience treating patients in North Texas.  As a chiropractor, Dr. Forbes’ expertise spans from the biomechanics of the body, functional body movements, nutrition, and sports performance. He understands that the human body, while resilient, sometimes needs a little help to meet its optimal level. Through active, multi-discipline treatments, patients can achieve and maintain longer lasting results and overall better care. Understanding the importance of form and core strength, he integrates different aspects of manual therapy, rehab, and exercise into a treatment plan designed specifically for the patient in need. 

When away from the office, Dr. Forbes enjoys spending his time outdoors hunting, fishing, and kayaking as well as enjoying time with his wonderful wife Crystal and their daughter Emmerson.

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Katharine McNamara, DO |

Board Certified Family Medicine - Medical Director, Rockport Physical Medicine PA ~ April 2016

Katharine McNamara, DO is the Medical Director at Rockport Physical Medicine PA. Dr. McNamara graduated from Texas State University in 2005 with her bachelors in Biology, subsequently attending UT Health Science Center in Houston where she received her Masters in Cardiovascular Biology-emphasis on Stem Cells. She obtained her Doctor of Osteopathy degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California in 2012.  Dr. McNamara did her post graduate training and specialization at the Christus Spohn Family Medicine Residency Program.  Besides her role as the Medical Director of Rockport Physical Medicine PA, Dr. McNamara has a Family Practice at Internal Medicine Associates in Rockport, TX.  In her spare time, Dr. McNamara enjoys traveling, various outdoor activities and, most of all, spending time with her husband, their beautiful daughter, two sons and family.

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Stacey Darnold, FNP-C |

Nurse Practitioner - Rockport Physical Medicine PA ~ June 2018

Stacey is a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family Medicine. She completed her Associates of Science in Nursing at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa and then earned her Master of Science degree at Graceland University in Springfield, Missouri. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Stacey has twelve years experience as a nurse prior to becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2018. She has spent the majority of her nursing career in the emergency room and clinic settings. She enjoys running, golfing and spending time with her husband and their 4 children.

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Megan Meismer, RN |

Registered Nurse

Megan is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Sam Houston State University. She started her nursing career working on a Medical-Surgical Orthopedic unit but has now transitioned into the emergency setting. She is also trained in IV nutrition and certified in a variety of minimally invasive & results-oriented aesthetic treatments. She really loves to help people look & feel their best. In her spare time she enjoys being outside with her family & dogs, exercising, traveling & trying new things.

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Cassie Kuykendall, PT, MPT |

Physical Therapist

Cassie joins the Rockport Physical Medicine team bringing 20 years of experience in delivering quality, compassionate, and individualized care to our team. Cassie attended Angelo State University from 1997 to 2003 graduating with a Master in Physical Therapy. She has experience in a wide variety of settings including inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, home health, and outpatient therapy. Cassie is a certified clinical instructor along with advanced training and certifications in dry needling and functional core strength training. She and her family have lived in Rockport for 4 years with 2 children being graduates of RFHS and one a Freshman this year at RFHS. Outside of the clinic, Cassie enjoys photography, supporting Rockport sports teams, fishing, and a good book relaxing on our blue wave beach.

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Leann Kisilitsa, PTA | 

Physical Therapist Assistant - Rockport Physical Medicine PA ~ September 2021

LeAnn is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with a degree from Del Mar College in 2010. She has spent her career in the acute Care and Outpatient settings. She is caring and passionate about helping patients manage their pain and improving their range of movement. Leann enjoys spending time with her family, sailing, traveling and exercising.

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Denise Diaz-Deleon | 

Physical Therapist Technician

Denise is a Physical Therapist Technician and has been in the medical field for two years. She graduated from Southern Careers Institute in Corpus Christi, TX certified as a biller and coder. She absolutely loves caring and promoting wellness to her patients. On her off time, she enjoys 5k runs, bay fishing, attending concerts, and most importantly family time. 

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Morgan Barrera |

Operations Manager/Billing

Morgan Barrera is our Operations Manager who helps insure all procedures in our office run swiftly and smoothly as well as managing our Billing Department. Morgan has over 21 years experience with insurance billing and chiropractic/medical office services and management She lives in Rockport with her husband and their 2 boys. She enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors with her family.

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Niccolette Stehling |

Office Manager

Niccolette graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with focuses in Biology, Humanities, and Ethics. She grew up in Rockport and now lives here with her husband and 3 kids. She has been in the medical field for 8 years and has worked in the chiropractic field for over 3 years. Her passion has always been to help people in the best way the she can.  When not at work, she spends most of her time hanging out with her family and enjoying the occasional fishing trips with her husband.

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Liz Soliz |

Lead Medical Assistant

Elizabeth, a small-town girl hailing from Rockport, Texas, brings over a decade of experience in the chiropractic and medical fields. Her passion for patient care knows no bounds. Residing in Portland, Texas, with her husband and three beautiful children, Elizabeth finds joy in supporting her favorite team, the Golden State Warriors, attending sporting events, exploring new destinations, and honing her culinary skills in her leisure time.

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Becki Conroy |

Certified Medical Assistant

Beck was born and raised in Michigan, but now Texas is her home. She is a medical Assistant and has been in the medical field since 2010. She is very passionate about her career and patient care. She is very excited to be working with such an amazing team. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, paddle boarding, and crocheting blankets for special people in her life.

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Jacqueline Garcia |

Certified Medical Assistant

Jacqueline was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She has 5 years of experience in the medical field. She is very passionate about her career and patient care. In her free time she enjoys listening to podcasts, spending time with her friends and family, and traveling!

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Adrianna Ploch |

Chiropractic Assistant

Adrianna was born in Riverside California, from there she moved and lived in Indiana, and then to Texas where it officially became her home. She graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in 2015. From there she joined the United Stated Navy Reserves. Adrianna has been in for 8 years now and has recently reenlisted for 4 more years. She loves her military career, along with working at Hawkins Chiropractic and is blessed to be around a healthy work environment. She loves traveling, experiencing new things and new beginnings. More than anything, she loves being around her supportive family and friends.

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Maddy Hierholzer |

Executive Assistant to CFO 

Maddy is a proud Texas A&M graduate and resides in the Houston area. She loves all things health and fitness and in her free time she enjoys traveling and trying out new restaurants with her husband and going on walks/trails with her two fur-babies.

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