Our Team

Cert. Hand Therapist

Anita Ploghoft

Anita is a certified hand therapist. She completed her undergraduate studies in Science from the University of Oregon. She received her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1981 from the University of Puget Sound.

She started her career working at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and saw patients with spinal injuries, head injuries, CVAs and various neurological disorders, as well as hand patients. This is when she was drawn towards upper extremity/hand injuries. After six years, she was a hand consultant at Legacy Good Sam and studied with a group of therapists in Oregon for the first CHT test in the state of Oregon. Anita was also a staff hand therapist at Adventist Medical Center and director of the hand clinic at HealthSouth in Portland, before co-founding Hand Center of Oregon, Inc.

Anita's work is her passion. She sees each patient from a holistic viewpoint. She takes on challenging cases giving hope to those who have not been able to find relief from other disciplines. She utilizes many conventional and nonconventional treatment techniques to treat each patient.

She was born from an Italian family, speaks Italain, and enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her husband and three children and their families.  

Hand Therapist

Serena Badgley

Serena earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. While studying for her degree, she discovered occupational therapy and completed an internship with a hand therapist at Lakeshore Bone & Joint institute in Chesterton, Indiana. This experience solidified Serena’s desire to pursue occupational therapy as a profession. Serena then went to Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon and earned her doctorate in occupational therapy.

Serena completed a three-month hand therapy internship following her graduation from occupational therapy school prior to being hired as a hand therapist at the Hand Center of Oregon. She believes in lifelong learning and is excited to work with the other therapists and patients at the clinic.

In her free time, Serena enjoys baking, camping, hiking, and playing ultimate frisbee.  

Hand Therapist

Samuel Gentile

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Occupational Therapy Asst.

Jennifer Worth

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Occupational Therapy Asst.

Maryann Norris-Verbitsky

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Front Office

Chris, Monica, & Michaella

Chris has been working at Hand Center of Oregon for 7 years. He graduated from Oregon State University in 2006 and did some graduate work in Pharmacy. On his time off, he enjoys spending time with his dog, family, and friends.

Monica has been a biller here at the Hand Center of Oregon for 16 years. She is married and has 4 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering her time at her son's schools, going to church, and being part of the Sherwood community.

Michaella is the newest employee here and was also a former patient at Hand Center of Oregon, Inc. She is currently a junior at Tualatin High School and enjoys volunteering and tumbling in her free time and is an gymnast. She is aspiring to become a nurse or dermatologist in the future.

Clinic Dog


Kai is our clinic dog. He is an 4 year old Alaskan Klee Kai. He's been a service dog for 2 years and, from time-to-time, will visit the office.

Kai enjoys going to the dog park and eating food that he isn't supposed to eat.

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