Emily Wolkenberg, SLP, has been named the Driven By Purpose Award recipient for the 1st quarter of 2021!  

Over the last year with Rehab Resources, Emily has been providing excellent care to her patients young and old. Emily has seen clients in-person and via telehealth appointments at Beyond Limits Rehabilitation. You will also see Emily working in acute care throughout the week. She demonstrates Leading With Talent not only with the great work she has been providing to her patients, but she also comes to work each day with a wonderful attitude! Emily enjoys time outside of work with her 2 sweet little boys and her husband (see photo). Emily has definitely been a huge asset over this past crazy year! We are thankful that she is a part of our Rehab Resource team.   CONGRATS EMILY!

Here is an interview with Emily to learn more about her:

Proud personal/family info.
I’m proud of how well our two sons Graham, age 7 and Caleb, age 6 have adapted to such a challenging year. I’m also grateful for my husband and family’s support with my return to graduate school and subsequent career change into a field that I absolutely love. 

Before working for RRI/BLR, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Immediately after completing my undergraduate degree, I moved from Indiana to New York and needed a job ASAP. What a culture shock for someone from Santa Claus, IN! I worked for a locally owned philatelic (antique stamps) business. Most everyone was over the age of 70 and I would scan and list antique stamps to sell all over the world.

Best vacation spot you’ve been to?

My husband and I went to Beijing and Tokyo two years ago. We took trains all around Japan and then flew to Beijing. Walking the Great Wall of China was a surreal experience! 

Describe what you were like at age 10?

I was an adventurous, talkative little girl who could usually be found playing outside barefoot or reading a book in the woods. Family trips were highlights of my childhood with me snapping pictures with my hot pink camera. 

What aspect of your job do you like the most?

I love helping my patients improve their quality of life. I also love the huge variety of patients that I work with. The fact that I work with toddlers to centurions on language, cognition or swallowing with an endless variety of diagnoses is highly appealing. 

What is one thing on your bucket list?

My best friend and I plan to go on an African safari when we turn 40. Much to my surprise, that is swiftly approaching!


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