Meet The Team

Medical Director

 

Matthew Heckler, D.O.
Overseeing the Wilson Health Sports Medicine (WHSM) program is Matthew Heckler, D.O., orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Orthopedic Associates of Southwestern Ohio (OASWO). Dr. Heckler and the OASWO group have a Sidney office located on the Wilson Health campus to provide convenient, high quality and orthopedic care to the community.

"I am honored to serve as medical director of WHSM," said Dr. Heckler. "But, the strength of this program is fueled by our athletic trainers, local coaches and athletic directors. It really is a partnership between all entities in order to provide the elite level care the local athletes deserve and trust."

Dr. Heckler has a special interest in the sports medicine field and has served as the team physician for many professional sports teams, including: MLB Minnesota Twins; NFL Minnesota Vikings; NBA Minnesota Timberwolves; NHL Minnesota Wild; WNBA Minnesota Lynx and NLL Minnesota Swarm. Currently, he serves as the head team physician for the newly formed Dayton Dutch Lions Soccer Club, a professional soccer organization affiliated with the Dutch National Champions FC Twente club.

"I was raised in a rural farming community in Illinois and I was active in both high school and collegiate sports," said Dr. Heckler. "Now I am able to continue my passion for athletics through the sports medicine care of our local athletes."

Dr. Heckler earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his sports medicine fellowship at the TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dr. Heckler completed his residency at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio through Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.

Dr. Heckler is a member of Wilson Health's medical staff and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Physician Assistant

Nicole Burgbacher, Physician Assistant
Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science at Marietta College in Sports Medicine. In 2004, she received her Physician Assistant certification from Kettering College of Medical Arts. Since graduation, Nicole has worked in orthopedics and has been with OASWO since 2007. In 2008, Nicole went on to receive her masters in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Nebraska.

Nicole works closely with Dr. Heckler as his Physician Assistant, specializing in sports medicine. She believes it is important to spend extra time helping patients understand their conditions and thoroughly explain their options.

Originally from Warren, Ohio, Nicole has relocated to Ft. Loramie, Ohio where her husband is the high school head football coach. Nicole loves following high school sports, especially football. She also enjoys boot camp classes, running and entertaining her two young children.

 

Athletic Trainers

Woody Goffinett
Woody received his bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Purdue University and holds his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He holds additional certifications in law enforcement, paramedic and firefighting. Woody is considered a subject matter expert in athletic trauma for the National Athletic Trainers Association. He serves as Manager of Sports Medicine for Wilson Health Sports Medicine.

 

 

Abigail Cable, AT, ATC
Abby is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with Wilson Health Sports Medicine (WHSM). In addition to being a member of WHSM, she is the head athletic trainer at Lehman Catholic High School.

Abby holds Master in Athletic Training and Bachelor of Science in Strength and Conditioning degrees from the University of Findlay. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and is CPR and AED certified through the American Red Cross. Her past work experience along with the satisfaction she gets from helping student athletes makes her a great addition to the Wilson Health Sports Medicine program. 

 

Ryan Castle, AT, ATC
Ryan is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with Wilson Health Sports Medicine (WHSM). In addition to being a member of WHSM, Ryan is the head athletic trainer for Fort Loramie High School. 

Ryan graduated from Urbana University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training degree. Prior to working for Wilson Health, Ryan worked at Urbana University as an assistant athletic trainer, where we covered NCAA Division II men’s basketball and women's soccer. He also worked at Shawnee High School, assisting with the baseball, softball, basketball, track and wrestling teams. Ryan is certified in CPR and First Aid by the American Red Cross. 

 

Beth Danklefsen, AT, ATC
Beth is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with Wilson Health Sports Medicine (WHSM). In addition to being a member of WHSM, she is the head athletic trainer at Sidney High School.

Beth received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Services degree in Athletic Training from Wright State University. Prior to joining WHSM in 2011, Beth served as an Athletic Trainer through St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. Before working at St. Rita’s, Beth served as an athletic training student at Wright State University in Dayton, working closely with NCAA Division I women’s volleyball, track, cross country and men’s and women’s tennis. Beth is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is certified through the American Red Cross for CPR and AED. 

 

Kristen Hollis, AT, ATC
Kristen is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with Wilson Health Sports Medicine (WHSM). In addition to being a member of WHSM, she is the head athletic trainer at Botkins High School and New Knoxville High School.

Kristen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education – Athletic Training from Wright State University. She then went on to receive her Master of Science degree from the University of North Texas (UNT), with a specialized focus in Kinesiology. Prior to joining WHSM in 2011, Kristen served as the Graduate Assistant to the Head Athletic Trainer at UNT, for Division I NCAA athletes. She worked with all sports offered at UNT, with her primary assignment being football. Kristen has a wealth of athletic training experience at the high school level and has served as head athletic trainer for high schools throughout the states of Texas and Ohio. Kristen is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association. She is certified through the American Red Cross for First Aid, CPR, AED for Professional Health Care Provider, as well as a ASHI Certified Instructor for First Aid, CPR and AED for Professional/Basic Rescuer.

 

Chad Keith, AT, ATC
Chad is a certified and licensed athletic trainer for Wilson Health Sports Medicine. Chad will be balancing his time between his alma mater, Riverside High School, and Jackson Center High School as their athletic trainer.

Chad graduated from Otterbein University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training degree and a minor in nutrition. While at Otterbein, Chad spent many hours completing clinical experience by helping the lacrosse, basketball and baseball teams. Chad is a member of several professional associations, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Great Lakes Trainers’ Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association.

 

Paul Miller, AT, ATC
Paul is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with Wilson Health Sports Medicine (WHSM). In addition to being a member of WHSM, Paul is the head athletic trainer for Anna High School.

Paul received his bachelor's degree from Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio, where he majored in Athletic Training. Prior to joining WHSM, Paul served as the student athletic trainer for Urbana University, Graham High School, Urbana High School and Triad High School. Paul is a member of the National Athletic Training Association, Ohio Athletic Training Association and The National Honor Society for Athletic Training. 

 

 

Melissa Noble, AT, ATC
Melissa is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with Wilson Health Sports Medicine (WHSM). In addition to being a member of WHSM, she is the head athletic trainer at Fairlawn High School and provides assistance at Sidney Junior High School. Melissa is also the Senior Clinical Specialist for Wilson Health Sports Medicine. 

Melissa graduated from Wilmington College with her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Prior to joining WHSM in 2011, Melissa served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer/Clinical Adjunct Instructor for Wilmington College in Wilmington, OH. She provided full-time coverage to specific sports including: volleyball, football, cross county, swimming and wrestling. Melissa has a wealth of athletic training experience at the high school level and has served as Head Athletic Trainer for high schools throughout Ohio. Melissa is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association. She is a certified American Red Cross Instructor for Professional Rescuer/Lay Responder CPR, AED and Oxygen.

 

Kaitlin Sutter, AT, ATC
Kaitlin is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with Wilson Health Sports Medicine. Kaitlin will continue to serve as the head athletic trainer at Minster High School.

Kaitlin graduated from Wilmington College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree. While at Wilmington, she was the head student athletic trainer for the men's basketball team. She also interned at Wilmington High School, working closely with the football, volleyball, cross country, soccer, baseball, softball and lacrosse teams. Prior to joining Wilson Health Sports Medicine, she previously worked for PT Services in Minster, while also serving as the athletic trainer for Minster. Kaitlin has also obtained multiple certifications from the American Red Cross, including first aid, CPR/AED, administering emergency oxygen training, blood borne pathogens training and water safety instructor training. 

 

 

Lorna Timmerman, AT, ATC
Lorna is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with Wilson Health Sports Medicine (WHSM). In addition to being a member of WHSM, she is the head athletic trainer at New Bremen High School.

Lorna holds Bachelor and Master of Science in Athletic Training degrees from the University of Findlay. She is CPR-certified by the American Red Cross. Prior to joining Wilson Health, Lorna worked as an athletic trainer at PT Services in Minster, where she served as New Bremen's head athletic trainer. While at The University of Findlay, Lorna worked as an athletic training student to provide services to Blanchard Valley Health Center Rehabilitation Service Departments, Van Buren High School and the University of Findlay Athletic Department. Her past experiences, as well as her willingness to help student athletes stay healthy, makes her a great addition to Wilson Health Sports Medicine. 

 

Kristi Ward, AT, ATC
Kristi Ward is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with Wilson Health Sports Medicine (WHSM). In addition to being a member of WHSM, she is the head athletic trainer at Houston High School and Sidney Christian Academy. Kristi is also the Senior Administrative Athletic Trainer for Wilson Health Sports Medicine. 

Kristi received her bachelor's degree in Athletic Training, Wellness and Corporate Fitness with a minor in Sports Management from Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. Additionally, she received her master's degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Prior to joining WHSM, Kristi was a staff athletic trainer with Kettering Sports Medicine Center. She outreached as head athletic trainer for Sidney High School. Kristi also worked in a clinical setting with orthopedic surgeons as a physician extender and provided coverage for different community events. While obtaining her master's degree, Kristi served as the head athletic trainer at New Lexington High School. Kristi is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association.