Occupational Therapists

Celia Vineyard

Celia Vineyard, OTA/L

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Celia has worked as an occupational therapy assistant since 2007. She earned her AAS degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant studies from Parkland College, and her BS degree in Psychology from Eureka College. She is certified by NBCOT, licensed in the State of Illinois, and a member of AOTA.


Deb Guthoff, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Deb joined McLean County Orthopedics in 2005. Deb graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s in physical education and an associate’s degree in occupational therapy from Illinois Central College. Deb is certified in ASTYM and specializes in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. She grew up in Bloomington-Normal and is an avid Cubs fan.


Mary Ann Meismer OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist

Mary Ann joined McLean County Orthopedics in 2001 as their first Occupational Therapist. She has specialized in hand and upper extremity care since 1985; becoming a Certified Hand Therapist in 2004. Mary Ann grew up in Wisconsin and attended Fox Valley Technical Institute where she became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She also attended Mount Mary College obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She is ASTYM certified. Mary Ann loves the work she does and looks forward to getting to know her patients and helping them to improve their function.


Nicholle Eisfelder, OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist

Niki joined Mclean County Orthopedics in 2009 as part of our Occupational Therapy (OT) hand care team. She has specialized in hand and upper extremity care since 1998 and achieved board certification as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2003.

Niki grew up in Heyworth, IL and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University. She completed her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. Niki honed her skills working with prominent hand surgeons in Chicago, Denver, and Minneapolis before joining Dr. Oakey's team at MCO.

Niki enjoys fabricating custom orthotic braces for patients and helping them get started down their individual road to recovery. She is a member of the American Society for Hand Therapists (ASHT) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Kimberly Rhoda

Kimberly Rhoda, OTR, CHT

Occupational Therapist

Kimberly joined McLean County Orthopedics in 2018 with over twenty-five years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. Originally from Chenoa, Ill. she is a certified hand therapist with extensive experience in orthopedic therapy services. Kimberly attended the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Following her time at U of I, she received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. She is also professionally affiliated with the American Society of Hand Therapists.