Betty is in her 4th decade as a healthcare provider, beginning as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and then continuing her education at the College of St Scholastica where she received a BA degree in Physical Therapy in 1987. Her experience as both a nurse and a PT is extensive in the acute and sub-acute settings.
As a PT she became accomplished in acute rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries and ventilated pts in specialized hospitals in Tucson, AZ. While working in related long-term care and rehabilitation facilities she was positioned as PT Director and then to Director of Rehabilitation Service, overseeing physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and restorative services. Adding outpatient services to these rehabilitation facilities and providing contract services to other outpatient clinics in the Tucson community diversified her experience further.
When not treating patients Betty enjoys being in the ocean scuba diving or snorkeling, gardening, going to movies and playing Scrabble.
Samii is our Front Office Administrator. She was born in Hilo and raised in Ka’u. She graduated from Konawaena High School. Thereafter, she attended University of Hawaii-West Hawaii campus, studying in early childhood education. Currently, Samii is working on her Bachelor's of Science in Healthcare Administration. She has 15+ years of office administration and management experience.
In Samii’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family; whether it may be at the beach, cruising our ever changing island or walking through our forests in the mountains. She has a wealth of knowledge regarding physical therapy resources and enjoys helping SKPT patients out.
Mendy has been with South Kona Physical Therapy since 2009. And because of her degrees in Computer Networking and Security, and with over twenty years’ of experience in medical billing services, Mendy doubles as our Billing Manager and IT Specialist.
Mendy has called Kona home for 23 years and has two sons. She
is the daughter of a coffee farmer, and is no stranger to hard work. You
can be sure if your treatment is covered by insurance she will not give up
until they have paid every dollar they owe. In her free time, like so many of us on the island, she enjoys the many beaches our home provides.
Gretel Maghanoy is our Assistant Office Administrator. She grew up in Kailua-Kona and moved to Honaunau in October of 2020 along with her family on a mac nut and coffee farm. Gretel experienced farming and hard work at a very young age and appreciates simple living.
Gretel studied Medical Office Administration in California in 2008. She then moved back to Hawaii to raise her twin daughters. Gretel began working for the Dept. of Health. She brings 7 years + of office administration experience to SKPT. On her free time, Gretel enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming at the beach or volunteering at church.