Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital of Lubbock is led by a team of highly experienced healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing the highest level of care available to the hospital’s patients.
We invite you to learn more about us below:
Meet Our Leaders
After receiving her undergraduate degree from Lubbock Christian University, April earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2011. She began as a staff physical therapist at Trustpoint hospital with a passion for treating patients recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, and the pediatric population. She transitioned into the role of clinical liaison, director of patient outcomes and became director of marketing and business development in 2019.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, playing golf, camping and visiting family and friends.
Seth Torres, Chief Operating Officer
Seth has led our therapy department with great success since 2008. He has a passion for patients with spinal cord injuries and the role in recovery which we are able to play here at Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital of Lubbock.
Seth graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with his Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2006. He worked as a staff OT in the rehab setting for two years before transitioning into the role of Therapy Supervisor in 2008.
Seth was born and raised in Lubbock and continues to live here with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys golfing and spending time outdoors. He also enjoys participating in wheelchair dodgeball, a program developed for patients with disability.
Lacey Pittman, Director of Therapy Operations
Lacey is proud to work with a dynamic team who strives their best, every day, to increase overall patient independence and/or decrease the burden of care for patients’ loved ones.
Lacey earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2014. She worked as a staff OT, mainly in the rehab setting for 4 years. Her passion for treating the neurological population eventually led her to a Team Lead role in 2019.
Lacey was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, before moving to Lubbock for graduate school. While in school, she met her husband and firmly planted roots in West Texas. She enjoys health/fitness, walking their dog, and spending time with friends and family.
Cody Randall, Human Resources Manager
Cody has always had a passion for seeking out and supporting compassionate healthcare professionals. He attended Texas State University and pursued a degree in psychology & business administration to pursue a career in human resources within the healthcare industry.
He was born and raised in Corpus Christi, where he lived until moving to San Marcos for college. While at Texas State University, he met his wife and was quickly introduced to the big city of Lubbock, Texas. Upon graduating, Cody and his wife moved to Lubbock permanently. Cody has been working in healthcare HR for over seven years and has found his home at Trustpoint. He is committed to hiring and retaining the most qualified healthcare and professional staff that West Texas has to offer.
Cody’s favorite activity is spending time at home with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. When he is not at work or home with his family, he is usually found on a golf course or cheering on one of the Red Raiders sports teams.
Eric Young R. Ph., Director of Pharmacy
Eric earned a degree in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He started his career in hospital pharmacy. After several years in retail pharmacy, he returned to a hospital setting as Director of Pharmacy at Trustpoint in 2013.
Eric is proud to work with a team at Trustpoint that provides rehabilitation to patients in need. He finds it rewarding to watch a patient’s journey towards recovery and returning home.
Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. When Eric isn’t exercising or enjoying a round of golf he can usually be found watching youth sports, his beloved Dallas Cowboys or Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Roger Wolcott, MD., Medical Director
Dr. Wolcott brings more than 20 years of medical experience to his position. Board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Wolcott has served as medical director of the hospital since 2008. He also serves as associate professor for the Neurology and Orthopedic Department and mentoring associate professor for residents and physician assistants at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Dr. Wolcott earned a Doctorate in Medicine and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Medical School. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He is an associate member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is a diplomate for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Syamala Chekuru, MD., Associate Medical Director of Stroke Program
A physiatrist, Dr. Chekuru is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Offering her patients more than 35 years of expertise, Dr. Chekuru earned a medical degree from Guntur Medical College in Guntur, A.P., India. She completed medical internships at Guntur General Hospital and Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Metropolitan Hospital Center in Valhala, N.Y.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is a member of Lubbock-Crosby-Garza Medical Society.
Lara Johnson, MD., Medical Director of Pediatrics
Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician who brings nearly 15 years of experience to her role at the hospital. She earned a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed a pediatric residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas and participated in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. She also earned a master’s degree in health sciences research from Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Johnson is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Hospital Medicine, and the Texas Pediatric Society.
Michael McPherson, MD., President of the Medical Staff
Dr. McPherson’s brings 20 years of experience to his role at the hospital. He earned a medical degree and completed and internship and residency in internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas.