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Staff

Our staff is trained and certified as driver rehabilitation specialists as well as TDLR licensed driving instructors. We have a combined experience of over 50 years in this industry and are considered by many to be among the best at what we do.

 

Chad, OTD, OT/L-CDRS, President

Chad Strowmatt earned his Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy in 1987. He worked at TIRR until he founded a private practice in 1993 with his business partner Chris Davis, PT. He has been practicing in the field of driver rehabilitation for over 30 years in clinical, behind-the-wheel, and high technology evaluations. Chad has served in various positions within the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Services (ADED) such as president in 2004. Chad earned his post-professional OTD from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in April of 2020. Chad has 4 wonderful children and loves to ride motorcycles in his spare time.

 
Cassandra, CDRS & TDLR Licensed Teaching Assistant

Cassandra joined Strowmatt Rehab Services in late 2010. She lives in Fort Worth and works with our clients throughout the north-central portion of Texas. Cassandra was born and raised in New Mexico. She frequently visited the DFW area and decided to make it her home in 2006. She is the mother of five children and grandmother of six. When she isn't at work, you will usually find her enjoying precious time with her family. Cassandra's background is varied; and, until she became familiar with Strowmatt Rehab Services, she never realized how all of those experiences blended so well to prepare her for this position. She earned her bachelor's degree from New Mexico State University. Cassandra is a TDLR Licensed Teaching Assistant and a member of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED); and, became a CDRS in 2015. As the adoptive parent of a disabled child, Cassandra has a first-hand understanding of the challenges and obstacles faced by the individual as well as the supporting family members. This understanding initiated the desire to invest her talents in helping disabled clients claim or regain greater independence through acquiring the ability to drive. Cassandra readily adapts to an ever-changing environment and is able to individualize her teaching style to fit the specific client. She believes you can work hard yet smile and be light-hearted while you do it. Cassandra works to create a positive learning atmosphere and gives each client the courage to stretch themselves until they confidently master the skill of driving. Cassandra admires the tenacity and determination she recognizes in her clients and receives tremendous satisfaction from their accomplishments. Though her time with each client is brief, she strives to ensure her investment permanently and positively alters their world.

 
Adam, COTA-CDRS, TDLR Licensed Teaching Assistant

Adam Mignery was born in Goshen, Indiana, and settled in the Needville/Rosenberg area after moving to Texas in 2004. He spent years working in various parts of the RV industry and later in sheet metal fabrication until deciding in 2006 to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to help people return to Independence in their daily lives after an accident or illness. Adam started with Strowmatt in the spring of 2016 and obtained his CDRS with SRS in 2018. He enjoys taking his boat out with his wife and fishing with his daughter in his off time.

 
April, Office Assistant

April joined the Strowmatt team in 2019 after a 27-year career in Hospitality Management. April attended Syracuse University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. She also completed a degree in HRM at the University of Houston. Although born in New York, her family moved to Houston when she was young, so she considers herself a native Houstonian. April's primary role is working alongside Cassi assisting with administrative support and customer service, maintaining client files, preparing quotes, scheduling, AR/AP, along with supporting our therapists/instructors with client support, scheduling, and administrative duties. Taking the time to explain our process and answer any questions that our clients may have, April is always happy to be helpful and provide the best customer experience possible!

 
Cassi, Office Manager

Cassi was raised in rural Tarkington Prairie (Cleveland), Texas; She graduated from Texas A&M University, earning her Bachelor's degree in the Spring of 2003. Since graduation, Cassi has worked in various job sectors before starting her most prized role of being a special needs mom to her 2 boys and wife to her husband, and ATP, Randy. Cassi ended up at SRS in the summer of 2016 through her desire to help families like her own. She prides herself on being able to relate to some of our client's daily struggles because she is going through them with her own family every day. Cassi is one of the first faces that greet you in our Houston office; and, she looks forward to making sure our clients have everything they need and their questions answered.

 
Christine, OTR-MOT, TDLR Licensed Teaching Assistant

Christine, a Houston girl through and through, earned her B.S. in Health Science from the University of Houston. She went on to pursue her Master of Occupational Therapy degree at Texas Woman’s University. During this time, she was blessed with a fieldwork opportunity in driver rehabilitation in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating in 2017, she was eager to return to Houston and come on board with SRS in April of 2019. She has since earned her CDRS in 2020 and is loving every minute of helping her consumers get into the driver's seat.

 
Erin, OTR, TDLR Licensed Teaching Assistant

Erin is a National Board Certified Licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana Tech University and completed her Master of Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2013. She has spent the past 5 years performing clinical evaluations in driver rehabilitation programs in Louisiana and Virginia. She is now working toward achieving her CDRS and started seeing patients in June of 2021. Erin especially enjoys working with patients with neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, and brain injury. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time outdoors. Erin and her husband are new to the Houston area and looking forward to exploring all that it has to offer.