Meet Our Leaders

Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Arizona is led by a team of highly experienced healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing the highest level of care available to the hospital’s patients.

We invite you to learn more about us below:

Meet Our Leaders

Jon Cook, PT, DPT, MBA, Chief Executive Officer
Jon is a native of northern Arizona, born in Flagstaff and raised in Winslow. After graduating from Winslow High School, Jon earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and later his doctoral degree in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University. He also has earned an MBA in healthcare leadership. After graduating, Jon went to work for Northern Arizona Healthcare as a physical therapist, and later moved into management, serving as the director of EntireCare.

Jon joined the RHNA team in June of 2021. He is happy to give back to the communities in which he was raised by striving to build a hospital that not only provides high quality care for it’s patients, but also is a preferred place of employment. Jon’s philosophy is to give respect to all people. Jon also believes that healthcare providers are in a position in which they can develop positive relationships with their patients in order to give them the care and education they need in order to optimize their health. Jon also believes strongly in the patient-centered model of care.

Kyler Ray, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer
Kyler grew up in Fredonia, Arizona. He graduated from Mohave Community College with his Associate of Nursing in 2011. In 2014, Kyler earned his Bachelor of Nursing from Western Governors University. During his 10+ years in nursing, Kyler worked in various settings including long-term care, critical access, pre-op, PACU, OR, and ED, serving in various leadership roles along the way. He joined the RHNA team in October 2021 as a nurse manager and became Director of Nursing in March 2022.

Kyler and his wife have been married for over 20 years. They have a daughter in college and three dogs. In his free time, Kyler enjoys relaxing in the outdoors and restoring and playing old guitars.

Matt Braun, CCC-SLP, Director of Therapy Operations
After earning his Master’s Degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University, Matt has worked in the medical setting for about 10 years, with the majority of those years in a rehabilitation hospital. During his career, Matt has not only found the value in building relationships with patients and their families, but also understands the importance of an interdisciplinary team to promote the best possible outcomes for all patients.

After traveling as a speech-language pathologist across the United States for two years, Matt has seen a variety of therapy approaches and management styles. With his advancement to the role of Director of Therapy Operations, Matt is excited to implement what he has learned along his way in providing a supportive and nurturing therapeutic environment.

In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family in a variety of outdoor activities.

Nickole Hornbeck, PT, DPT, Director of Patient Outcomes
Nickole hails from the state of Ohio. She earned her doctorate of physical therapy from Ohio University in 2017. In her five years practicing as a physical therapist, Nickole has acquired a diverse background that includes outpatient, pediatrics/early intervention, acute care, and inpatient rehabilitaiton. She joined the team at RHNA two years ago as a staff physical therapist and has moved into leadership positions, going from therapy team lead to the director of patient outcomes.

Nickole is passionate about brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. She also enjoys pediatrics, acute care, and early ICU mobilization from a professional standpoint. When not at work, Nickole spends her time traveling and being active with a wonderful husband and two dogs. She loves the outdoors no matter the season, as well as running, biking, kayaking, and CrossFit!

Stephanie Earl, Director of Pharmacy
Stephanie is part of the integrated team of nurses, physicians, therapists, and other providers who ensure safe and effective medication use and optimization of medications to facilitate the rehabilitation process.

Stephanie has been a Flagstaff resident for over twenty years and a pharmacist for over thirty. She has focused her career on hospital pharmacy and helping underserved patient populations. She has held leadership positions in hospital pharmacy, behavioral health, managed care, and clinical management of diabetes patients over the years and brings a wealth of experience to the RHNA team.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Utah and has subsequently earned specialty certifications in Pharmacotherapy, Psychiatric Pharmacy, and Ambulatory Care from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Bridget Fusselman, Director of Compliance
Bridget Fusselman is a Flagstaff native with 11 years of experience in healthcare as a registered nurse, with a background in management, education, and leadership. She has an MSN in leadership and management and has a passion for developing growth in others to increase their skills, knowledge, and performance. Bridget leverages a strong teamwork and leadership background to exceed goals, metrics, and key performance indicators at the individual, team, and organization levels. She strives to provide the best and safest patient care to help others reach their greatest potential.

Bridget enjoys being a wife and mother to her two precious children. As a family, they enjoy spending time together outdoors, on the water, and going on adventures. Making lasting memories with one another is what she and her family appreciate most.

Jeremiah Minter, Director of Facilities Management
Jeremiah has over 15 years of experience in facilities management, specializing in The Joint Commission and Arizona Department of Health Services auditing and inspections. He is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of anyone who enters our building. Jeremiah finds it very motivating to be a speaker at conventions across the state, such as the annual Arizona Health Care Association.

Jeremiah is a well-known and respected member of our community. In his free time, Jeremiah enjoys coaching his son’s football team and boating with his family.

Claudia Mata, Director of Human Resources
Claudia is a human resources director with seven years of experience in hiring and employee management, with five of those in healthcare human resources. Claudia has a degree in business management and is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Claudia’s experience spans working in large 350-bed acute hospitals to working in rehabilitation hospitals, such as RHNA.

Claudia is new to Arizona and is looking forward to learning all about Flagstaff and surrounding areas.

Donna Ray, MBA, Director of Marketing & Business Development
Donna was born in southern Utah and grew up in a small town right on the border of Arizona and Utah. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Donna later earned a master’s of business administration with a healthcare emphasis from Western Governor’s University. Donna came to RHNA from Northern Arizona Healthcare where she worked for six years providing business support to nursing departments at Verde Valley Medical Center, before transitioning to EntireCare and supporting both outpatient and acute physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

In her free time, Donna enjoys camping and fishing with her husband, daughter, and three dogs.