Our Staff

Physical Therapy

                                   Andy Ellis, PT   Andy Ellis obtained his Bachelors of Science in 
                                   Physical Therapy from Georgia State University.  He is the President of
                                   Rehabilitation Services of Tifton, which he opened in 1983, as well as
                                   Rehabilitation Services of Coffee, which he opened in 1995. In the past,
                                   he has served on the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy, served
                                   on the Board of Directors of the Physical Therapy Association of
                                   Georgia, and co-chaired the Sports Medicine Seminar for 20 years.
                                   Andy is a current member of the American Physical Therapy 
                                   Association and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia.  Andy
and his wife Pam live in Tifton and have one daughter and three sons.


                                          Cephas Gumbs, PT, DPT   Cephas Gumbs has more than 20                                           years of experience as a physical therapist.  He is an alumnus
                                          of Tuskegee University and Georgia State University. He 
                                          continued his education and in 2019 earned his Doctorate of 
                                          Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Since joining
                                          RST in 2003, Cephas has worked with a variety of diagnoses 
                                          with emphasis on general orthopaedic and post-surgical 
diagnoses, sport medicine, and neurological cases. Prior to joining RST, Cephas worked in 
various skilled nursing facilities in South Georgia. Cephas strives to provide quality physical
therapy that will maximize the functional mobility and quality of life of his patients. 


                                   Pam Ellis, PTA   Pam Ellis is a licensed physical therapist assistant
                                   and has over 30 years of experience. She obtained her associate of
                                   science in physical therapy from University of Alabama at 
                                   Birmingham. Pam has extensive experience in a wide variety of 
                                   diagnoses. Pam states, "I really enjoy getting to know each patient. 
                                   It is such a joy to see them doing the things they love again - without
                                   pain."  Pam enjoys spending time with family, watching sports - 
                                   especially the Braves, gardening, and needlepoint. Pam and her
                                   husband Andy live in Tifton and have one daughter and three sons. 


                                          Roxanne Tyler, PTA   Roxanne Tyler is a licensed physical
                                          therapist assistant and has been with RST for over 20 years. She
                                          obtained her associate of science in allied health from Abraham
                                          Baldwin College and her physical therapist assistant training
                                          from Thomas Technical Institute. Roxanne has experience with a
                                          wide variety of diagnoses including many orthopedic conditions.  
                                          Her goal in treating patients is to make sure they get back to 
their daily activities and the things they enjoy as quickly and safely as possible. Roxanne and
her husband and daughter live in Ocilla. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and
being involved with church. 


                                  Jocelyn Wall, PTA   Jocelyn Wall is a licensed physical therapist 
                                  assistant. She is a 2015 graduate of Darton State College. Jocelyn 
                                  assists with Rehab Services' aquatic therapy program. She states "I 
                                  enjoy working with my patients and getting to know them. Seeing the
                                  positive impact I have on their lives by helping them feel better and 
                                  getting back to their normal function makes my heart smile! Like the 
                                  saying goes, 'if you do what you love, you'll never have to work a day 
                                  in your life.'" Jocelyn enjoys spending time with her family. She  
                                  has 2 sons and lives in Tifton.  


                                  Heather Garces, PTA   Heather Garces began working with our  
                                  fitness center as a student in high school. Having a passion for  
                                  helping people, Heather pursued a career as a physical therapist
                                  assistant. She is a 2017 graduate of Albany State University.  
                                  Heather feels it is rewarding to see patients achieve their goals 
                                  while working with them throughout the healing process. She is a 
                                  native of Tifton and enjoys going to the beach, spending time with
                                  family, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.     




Occupational Therapy 

                                   Brandy McKeown, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CLWT   Brandy McKeown 
                                   is a 2000 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. She is a 
                                   licensed occupational therapist, a certified lymphedema therapist,  
                                   and a certified wound therapist. Brandy is the director of  RST's
                                   Lymphedema Center in Tifton and serves patients in our Douglas   
                                   office. Brandy states, "It is very gratifying to help a patient who 
                                   didn't even think there was help available. It is the best feeling to
                                   know that I help people live full and productive lives." Brandy enjoys
                                   yard work and traveling and is an active member of her church.
                                   She, her husband, daughter, and son live in Tifton.  


                                  Jessie-Lynn Myers, OTR/L   Jessie-Lynn Myers is a 2020 graduate  
                                  of Barry University's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy 
                                  program. She also obtained her bachelor of science in psychology  
                                  from the University of Florida in 2017. Jessie-Lynn loves occupational
                                  therapy because it allows her to help patients increase functionality 
                                  and engage in tasks that are meaningful to them. She is originally 
                                  from Branford, Florida and now lives in Lenox with her husband, 
                                  Chance. Jessie-Lynn enjoys spending time with her family and being 
                                  involved with her church. 


                                   Donna Case, COTA/L, CLWT   Donna Case is a 2011 graduate of
                                   Darton College's Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She is a
                                   licensed occupational therapy assistant and certified wound therapist.
                                   One of her favorite quotes is "Life is meant to be lived, but if we live 
                                   without making a difference it makes no difference that we lived." She
                                   loves making a positive difference in her patients' lives. Donna has a
                                   passion for treating patients with lymphedema. As a one-time patient
                                   herself, she has empathy for her patients. Donna lives in Tifton and 
                                   enjoys traveling, photography, scrapbooking, helping out in the family
                                   cake shop, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets. 


                                   Jill Peters, COTA/L   Jill Peters is a licensed occupational therapy 
                                   She is a 2012 graduate of Darton College's Occupational Therapy 
                                   Assistant program. Jill states, "I enjoy getting to know my patients  
                                   and helping them feel good about themselves - physically and 
                                   emotionally."  Jill is originally from Beloit, Wisconsin and enjoys 
                                   "junkin'", refinishing furniture, painting, and gardening.  



                                   Kristen Sims, COTA/L   Kristen Sims is a 2018 graduate of Albany 
                                   State University's Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She 
                                   lives in Fitzgerald with her husband, son, and daughter. Kristen 
                                   loves being able to help her patients while at the same time getting 
                                   to know them. She enjoys shopping, camping and spending time  
                                   with her family and friends.






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Support Staff

Rehabilitation Services of Tifton has a strong support staff to ensure that you have a positive experience with all aspects of your treatment.  Some of the support staff's duties include aiding therapists, scheduling, helping fitness members, filing insurance, and conducting day-to-day operations.       
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1488 Old Ocilla Road
Tifton, GA 31794

(229) 386-5200  Phone
(229) 386-1412  Fax
Cephas Gumbs, PT
Roxanne Tyler, PTA
Pam Ellis, PTA

Brandy McKeown, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Andy Ellis, PT
Brandy McKeown, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Brandy McKeown, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Kristen Sims, COTA/L