Meet Our Staff
Christopher Bochenek, OTR/L, CHT
Chris is the business owner of Hand Rehabilitation & Orthotic Specialists since 2000. He is a 1986 graduate of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis where he studied Occupational Therapy and received his hand therapy certification (CHT) in 1993. Chris works closely with many Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgeons in the Cincinnati area allowing him to expand his creativity in custom orthotics, not only in the upper extremity but the lower extremity as well. He is a frequent presenter/lecturer at Xavier University. Chris lives with his family on the west side of Cincinnati and enjoys golf, snow skiing, and scuba diving.
Holly Broach, OTR/L
Holly graduated from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio with an Associate of Applied Science degree in 2002. She worked at an Outpatient Orthopedic clinic that specialized in hand therapy as an Occupational Therapy Assistant for 12 years. Holly returned to school and received a Master of Science in OT at Belmont University in Nashville, TN in June, 2014. She is currently working toward becoming a CHT. Holly enjoys hiking and barbecuing with her family.
Susan Heyob, OTR/L
Susan earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Xavier University. She started her OT career working on a multidisciplinary team with the pediatric population where she gained experience working with a dynamic caseload. She joined Hand Rehabilitation and Orthotic Specialists in 2014 and has been able to transfer her clinical skills and her approach in recognizing each individual client’s needs. Susan is currently working towards her certification in hand therapy. In her free time, Susan enjoys spending time with her family, skiing, running, gardening and cooking.
James Bishop, OTR/L
Jim is originally from Baltimore, MD. He graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2007. Subsequently he relocated from West Virginia with his family to Cincinnati to begin his career as an outpatient OT at the VA Medical Center. He has since earned the designation of VA Clinical Hand Specialist. Jim has enjoyed working part-time at Hand Rehabilitation & Orthotic Specialists since 2010. He enjoys all aspects of hand therapy and is pursuing hand therapy certification (CHT). In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons, and two daughters. He also enjoys sporting activities such as basketball and ice hockey
Joanna Riemann, OTR/L
Joanna is a 2003 graduate of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She previously practiced in long-term care, pediatrics, and the school systems before joining Hand Rehabilitation & Orthotic Specialists in 2012. She is currently working towards her certification in hand therapy. Joanna enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, reading, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Jodi Louder, OTA
Jodi was born and raised in Cincinnati. She is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant who graduated from Cincinnati State in 1993. Over the past 20 plus years, Jodi has worked in a multitude of settings including long-term rehab, acute care, long term care and schools. Jodi has taken her experience in those different settings and has enjoyed applying it to the hand therapy field. In her spare time, Jodi enjoys doing DIY projects around her house and spending time with her husband, daughter, and 2 sons.
James Bishop MS, OTR/L, CHT
Jim is originally from Baltimore, MD. He graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2007. Subsequently he relocated with his family to Cincinnati to begin his career as an outpatient OT at the VA Medical Center. He earned the designation of VA Clinical Hand Specialist in 2009, and in December of 2017 he became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Jim has enjoyed working per diem at Hand Rehabilitation & Orthotic Specialists since 2010.