Rick M. Willenbring, D.P.T.’10

Willenbring and wife, Whitney F. Willenbring, D.P.T.’10, met at Des Moines University and since graduation have been enjoying lives and careers as traveling physical therapists. They have lived in six different states in the past two years, gained a lot of experience, and met many wonderful people along the way. The couple currently resides in […]

— Anna Hudson

Thomas J. Bramwell, D.O.’09

Bramwell just began his fourth year of residency in orthopedics at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus, OH. He resides in Hilliard, OH, will be applying for a hand fellowship this year. 

— Anna Hudson

Joseph T. Poterucha, D.O.’09

Poterucha will complete an internal medicine and pediatrics combined residency program in July 2013 at the University of Illinois at Chicago and will go on to begin a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

— Anna Hudson

Carissa L. Janssen, D.P.T.’08

Janssen and husband, Austin, welcomed a son, Levi Evan, on May 31, 2012. Carissa is a physical therapist with Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. The family resides in McCook Lake, SD. 

— Anna Hudson

Todd W. Furness, D.O.’10

Furness and Sara Dixon were married on October 22, 2010. After Furness completed an internship at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI, the couple moved to Warren, OH, where Furness would begin a family practice residency program at St. Joseph Health Center. The couple welcomed their first child, William Richard, on August 16, 2012, […]

— Anna Hudson

Joshua J. Gustafson, PA-C’09

Gustafson and wife, Megan J. Gustafson, PA-C’09, welcomed a son, Carter Scott, to their family. Joshua is a physician assistant with Dermatology, PC in West Des Moines, IA. The family resides in Ankeny, IA. 

— Anna Hudson

Alicia R. Rasmussen, D.P.T.’11

Rasmussen and Aaron Rasmussen were married on June 6, 2012. She is a physical therapist with Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston, IA. Aaron is a personal trainer with Aspen Athletic Clubs. The couple resides in Des Moines, IA.  

— Anna Hudson

Melissa J. Lawler, M.P.H.’10

Lawler and Scott Lawler were married on June 17, 2006. They welcomed a son, Braeden Michael, to their family on July 23, 2008, and a second son, Colin Benjamin, on August 31, 2011. Melissa is currently working on her nursing degree. The family resides in Rochester, MN. 

— Anna Hudson

Mari M. Metzler, D.O.’08

Metzler is stationed at the Osan Air Base in South Korea as the health and wellness center flight commander. She will spend a year on base in South Korea and afterward she will be moving to the Aviano Air Base in Italy to head up the aerospace and operational physiology training team. 

— Anna Hudson

Joshua L. Moore, D.P.M.’09

Moore completed a podiatric surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, and is now an assistant professor in the department of surgery at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. 

— Anna Hudson

Amanda K. Hall, D.O.’09

Hall and her husband welcomed their first child, Hannah, on May 16, 2012. Hall completed an internal medicine residency at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics in Salt Lake City, UT, in June 2012, and began her chief medical residency year in July. 

— Anna Hudson