Our Team


Ron Gallien, PT, OCS, Physical Therapist, Owner

Ron Gallien earned his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, in August 1990. His work experience during the last 25 years has included outpatient rehab, acute care, and home health. He served as a Clinical Therapist for a large orthopedic physician group in Southeast Texas prior to moving to New Mexico. The focus of his past 20 years has been in treating orthopedic cases. He has been Board Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Specialist since May of 2002. At this time he is the only board certified specialist practicing in Alamogordo. During the course of his career, he has attended numerous continuing education classes focusing on orthopedics. He is proud to have been able to serve Otero and Lincoln Counties over the past 19 Years. He looks forward to continuing this service.

In his spare time, Ron enjoys hiking in the Lincoln National Forest with his dog, Colt. He has a lifelong passion for weight training, making time to work out daily. He also enjoys long range shooting, reading, and cooking.


  • Degree Physical Therapy University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Board Certified American Board of Physical Therapy
  • Specialty in Orthopedic Therapy

Pam Gallien, MS, CCC/SLP, Speech Therapist and Practice Administrator, Owner

Pam Gallien graduated with a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, in August 1993. Her clinical fellowship year was spent at Southeast Texas Rehab Hospital. She received training in such areas as traumatic brain injury, dysphasia, and neurological disease. After moving to Alamogordo in 1994, she began a private practice serving patients of all ages. She became the owner of Digame Speech & Language Consultants in 1996. She has served the Tularosa Basin by offering a full range of diagnostic and treatment services designed to aid those with communication and swallow difficulties.

Pam loves hanging out with her son, Matthew, and husband, Ron. She has been an amateur photographer for the past 30 years. She also enjoys walking in the mountains listening to her IPOD. She is passionate about speech pathology and spends any free time surfing the web looking for all things speech therapy.


  • Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Lamar University

Chris Dirkx, PT, DPT, NEURO-IFRAH

Chris is a physical therapist who joined Gallien Therapy in 2016. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa in 2009. He then moved onto earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2012. He relocated to Alamogordo late in 2012, working at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center for a few years before moving onto outpatient therapy. Chris continued his education, receiving a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis on healthcare management from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2017. He then became certified in dry needling in the fall of 2017. Chris is currently working towards becoming a Maitland certified orthopedic manual therapist. Outside of work Chris spends his time with his wife, 2 young children, and 3 dogs. He enjoys being active with hiking, biking, weightlifting, and playing sports with his young children.

Tammy E. Mondry, PT, DPT, MSRS, CLT-LANA, Assistant Practice Administrator

Tammy is a physical therapist that joined the Gallien Therapy team in 2015.  She also serves as our billing specialist.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.  She obtained her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions.  She resides in San Diego, CA and loves to hike and snow ski, as well as enjoy the beach.

Kristin Turner MOTR/L, CKTP, Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Kristin is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist practicing in the state of New Mexico and has been in the occupational field since 2011. Kristin initially received her Associate’s in Occupational therapy assistant in 2011 and her Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation in 2012 from Western New Mexico University. She went on to continue her education and received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Western New Mexico University in 2014. Kristin has experience in outpatient pediatrics, skilled nursing, early intervention (birth to 3), inpatient rehabilitation, and the hospital setting. Kristin received her kinesio taping practitioner certification this last Spring. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her twin 4 year old boys.

Jennifer Swat, Speech Therapist

Jennifer Swart is a Speech and Language Pathologist completing her clinical fellowship year. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Oklahoma State University. Jennifer gained pediatric experience with speech, language, feeding, and intellectual disorders at Foundations Developmental House in Gilbert, Arizona. She sharpened her skills for adult speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive disorders at Pate Rehabilitation, a CARF accredited rehab in Watauga, TX.  Jennifer became LSVT Loud certified in June 2019 to provide specialty services to adults and children with Parkinson’s, dysarthria, cerebral palsy, and other disorders affecting respiratory and vocal quality. She also has been certified in neuroscience and self-regulation techniques for kids with Autism, ADHD, and sensory disorders. Jennifer is an active runner, hiker, painter, musician, and photographer in her spare time.

Colleen Rogers, Physical Therapy Tech

I was born in Carlsbad, NM but grew up in the small village of Loving, NM. I have been with Gallien Therapy Services since 2016. I am currently enrolled in San Juan College to become a PTA. My little family consists of three boys and my husband and I. I enjoy being outdoors, playing catch with my boys, fishing, watching baseball and football, hunting, and making memories with my family. I love helping others and being a part of their rehab journey! My favorite part about working in a PT clinic is being able to see the smile on the patient’s face when they finally accomplish that one goal they said they never could!

Jessica Jackson
Patient Care Coordinator

Jessica rejoined the Gallien Therapy team in August 2019, but has been part of our family since 2016. She is a registered yoga teacher at the 200 hour level through Yoga Alliance, and has over 1000 teaching hours in all her years as an instructor. Of course, working in a physical therapy office was the perfect match for her! Since her time here she’s discovered her passion for helping others through exercise, and is currently pursuing her degree to becoming a PTA from San Juan College. On her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, and son, Tahoe. She enjoys traveling, yoga, camping, mountain biking, and 4x4 trails in her husband’s big ole’ truck with the whole family.