Meet Our Team

Carmelo D. Tenuta, DPT

Carmelo D. Tenuta, PT

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

As co-founder and CEO of OccuCare, I am thrilled that years of dedication and experience has resulted in an industry leading injury reduction platform. Our suite of assessment tools provides the necessary tools for companies to eliminate injuries and maintain a safe workplace. Both in and out of the workplace, OccuCare is the bridge of accuracy to prevent injuries, allowing an employer to have peace of mind from a productivity, financial, and preventative basis. As a healthcare provider, I am positive that our assessment tools create a safer and happier workforce.

Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE

Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE

President, Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder

As co-founder of OccuCare I am extremely passionate about the products and services we have to offer. After seeing many great practices and business professionals succeed following their work with OccuCare, I have become driven to see the next successful company. I take great pride in the creation of our POET Software, seeing professionals attend our training courses, and the value both have brought professionals worldwide. Every employee at OccuCare is a rock star in the injury prevention field and every day is fun, a great learning experience, and a new adventure!

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Thomas Rothery

Tom Rothery, OTR/L, CFCE

Team Lead – Injury Elimination Specialist

I am an occupational therapist who has been treating workers for 15+ years. In my professional career I have treated many workers that have been injured, but my true goal is to make sure we can prevent an injury from happening. I have extensive knowledge in ergonomics and preventing early symptoms from developing into something worse.

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Carrie Bath-Scheel

Carrie Bath-Scheel, EdD, OT/L, CPE

Director of Ergonomics

Dr. Carrie Bath-Scheel, EdD, OT/L, CPE, has 30 years of experience in work injury solutions include onsite/clinic work hardening, pre-employment functional testing, ergonomics for office and industry, job safety analyses, and injury prevention services. Carrie has been in academia for 28 years where she has taught students preventative ergonomic strategies as well as post injury workers’ compensation rehabilitation. Carrie received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Mounty Mary University, her Masters of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and her Doctor of Education from Cardinal Stritch University. She is a Board-Certified Ergonomist and has been awarded this certification through the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists and is a lean six sigma green belt. Carrie utilizes her lean six sigma methodologies in her ergonomic consultation.

Kim Cecchi

Kim Cecchi, OTR/L, CHT, CIPS

Injury Elimination Specialist

I am an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist who has been helping injured workers for many years. Knowing I am improving the quality of life for the people I work with is very rewarding but my true goal, and where I get the greatest satisfaction, is knowing that what we do together can prevent another injury from occurring. I feel strongly that safety is an important factor in my practice including wellness, positioning, body mechanics, and ergonomics. Incorporating these into functional aspects of work and life are instrumental in maintaining health. I look forward to helping you with my background in industrial rehabilitation and worker injury prevention.

Steve Ziccarelli

Steve Ziccarelli

Business Development Manager

I am proud to be part of the OccuCare team! Being in and around the Physical Therapy field since 2000, I have a passion for helping people and companies be healthy and save money. As a sales professional in the work site field, I am excited to bring companies an industry leading workers’ comp injury reduction solution that has been proven to save companies millions of dollars. I look forward to continue helping companies maintain a safer and healthier work force.

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