Brent Norton, M.Ed, MHA, ATC
Brent Norton began with the Dr. Rudy J. Ellis Sports Medicine Center in 1999 after completing his graduate work at the University of Louisville. He has earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Louisville. In 2000, he moved to Wisconsin where he worked with the Mercy Healthcare System in Lake Geneva, Illinois. Two years later he returned to Louisville and began his career at E & B as an office manager and clinical outreach athletic trainer. During his tenure he achieved a second master’s degree in health administration. Norton has been with E & B more than 15 years and has served as the Associate Administrator since 2014. On July 1, 2019 he was named Executive Director of Ellis & Badenahusen Orthopaedics, PSC. He has overseen the construction of both the Eastpoint Office Building and Dixie Building Complex projects. He has donated his time to various event coverage for the office including; KHSAA games, CSAA events, NCAA Championships and other regional athletic competitions. Brent obtained his Board Certification in Athletic Training in 1999. He is an active member of the NATA and AAOE.
Tom Steltenkamp, ATC
Tom Steltenkamp has been providing valuable medical and training assistance to ensure the health and safety of athletes throughout the Louisville Metro area since 1985. He is a graduate of Ft. Thomas Highlands High School and the University of Louisville. He has been the Director of Athletic Training Services for the Dr. Rudy J. Ellis Sports Medicine Center since 1985 and Administrator for Ellis & Badenhausen Orthopaedics, PSC since 1999.
Tom has helped provide sports medicine and athletic training coverage for Jefferson County athletes and medical coverage for all KHSAA Championships that are held in Jefferson County since 1985. He is the former Co-director of the KMA/KHSAA Annual Coaches Medical Symposium.
He has been past president, vice-president and secretary for the Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society. He has received the following awards: 1995 recipient of the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association – Dr. Rudy J. Ellis Distinguished Service Award; 2000 recipient of the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association – Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year Award; 2004 Metro Athletic Directors Hall of Fame: 2005 Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society – Award of Merit; 2006 Mason-Dixon Games – Hall of Fame and 2006 Dawahares Kentucky High School Athletic Association – Hall of Fame; 2007 Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society - Hall of Fame. In 2007 he received the Kentucky Derby Festival Volunteer of the year award. In 2012 he was a Legend Recipient for the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association.
Daniel Hass, ATC, M.A.T.
Danny is a Certified Athletic Trainer specializing in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Danny graduated from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/ Athletic Training. During his internship at U of L, he provided medical coverage for all of the universities sport teams but spent most of his years with the men’s football, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s basketball programs. During the U of L’s men’s basketball team’s road to the 1986 NCAA basketball championship, Danny served as the head Athletic Trainer intern. While serving as a graduate assistant to the Athletic Training program, Danny received his Masters of Arts in Teaching in 1990, also from the University of Louisville. Danny joined the Dr. Rudy J. Ellis Sports Medicine Center in 1989. Danny continues to practice in the clinic as well as serve as site director of one of the two clinics.
Over the last 20 years, Danny has accumulated over 1,500 hours of continuing education in his field of expertise. In 2006, he began using Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT™) in the clinic and since then has received all the advanced level PRRT™ training in San Diego, CA. Danny has been authorized to instruct the PRRT™ Seminars by the founder of this work, John Iams, M.A., P.T. Please refer to John’s web site www.theprrt.com for more detailed information on this amazing pain-relieving technique. In addition to working in the clinic, Danny has lectured to the Kentucky High School Coaches Association on various topics. He has also addressed the Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society and the General Electric industrial medical staff on the topic of Recognition and treatment of Thoracic Inlet Syndrome.
Danny continues to devote his time by providing medical coverage for numerous high school and other special athletic events. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Kentucky Athletic Trainer’s Society (KATS), and the Southeastern Athletic Trainer’s Association (SEATA).
Erin Gish PA-C
Erin Gish is a Certified Physician Assistant specializing in orthopaedics. She is a Surgical 1st Assist and aids in patient management and care in both the clinic and operating room. She received her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky. She has also received a Bachelors of Science with a major in Athletic training from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to receiving her master’s degree she served as an athletic trainer in Asheville, North Carolina.
Kelsi Jo Barnes, PA-C, ATC
Kelsi Jo Barnes is a Certified Physician Assistant and a Certified Athletic Trainer. She completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Kentucky and her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Kelsi is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS) and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). She is a Louisville native and graduated from the Christian Academy of Louisville in 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys giving back to the community by serving as a member of the Junior League of Louisville as well as reading, cooking and traveling with her family.
Brook Reichmuth, ATC
Brook Norton is a certified athletic trainer from Central Indiana. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Ball State University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Louisville. Brook spent five years as an athletic trainer for the University of Louisville Women’s Volleyball program before joining our team. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society.
Sara Fracasso, ATC,MS, LAT, CPB
Director of Billing
Sara is the Director of Billing for Ellis & Badenahusen Orthopaedics, PSC. She is originally from the Pittsburgh, PA area, but has lived in Kentucky for nearly 8 years. Sara earned her Bachelor degree in Athletic Training from Marshall University and a Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, where she worked as a Graduate Assistant for the Volleyball and Track & Field teams. Sara worked for two years as the head athletic trainer at Seneca High School in Louisville and as a team athletic trainer at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA, where she also taught in the Health and Physical Education department. She has also worked as a research assistant at the University of Kentucky in the Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration. She continues to spend many free hours doing outreach coverage for local sporting events. Sara is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Kentucky Athletic Trainers' Society (KATS), and the Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association (SEATA). She has presented at the yearly KATS conference on Minimal Clinically Important Differences in Surgical Knee Patients. In her free time, Sara enjoys practicing yoga and volunteering at the Woodford County Humane Society.
Brooke Haley, ATC, MBA
EastPoint Office Manager
Brooke Haley is a certified athletic trainer from Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Upon graduating with her Bachelor's degree, she went on to be a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Liberty's Cross Country and Track and Field teams for two years. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree with a focus in Healthcare Management from Liberty in 2014. Brooke joined Ellis and Badenhausen Orthopaedics in August of 2015. Brooke continues to devote her time by providing medical coverage for numerous high school and other special athletic events. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Kentucky Athletic Trainer’s Society (KATS), and the Southeastern Athletic Trainer’s Association (SEATA). In her spare time she enjoys running, college basketball and watching Red Sox baseball.
Amy Edmondson, ATC
Durable Medical Equipment Coordinator
Amy Edmondson is a Certified Athletic Trainer from South Carolina specializing in Durable Medical Equipment at both locations. She graduated from the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Amy moved to Louisville in the summer of 2017 and began working at Ellis & Badenhausen shortly after. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA). In her spare time Amy enjoys reading and cooking.
Ryan Taylor, ATC
Ryan Taylor is a certified Athletic Trainer from Northern Kentucky. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. Ryan is also a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. In his free time, Ryan enjoys practicing and teaching Martial Arts.
Rebecca Pratt, ATC
Rebecca Pratt is a certified athletic trainer from Southern Indiana. She graduated from Bellarmine University with a Bachelor in Exercise Science in 2014. After graduation, she earned her Master of Athletic Training degree from Spalding University in 2017. Becca joined Ellis and Badenhausen Orthopaedics in August of 2017. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Indiana Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA). In her spare time, she enjoys photography, traveling, hiking and horseback riding with her daughter.