Administrative Team

Administrative Team


Dr. Tonkin

Founder and Owner

Dr. David Tonkin is the founder and owner of Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ®. He is Board Certified in Addiction, Anesthesiology and Pain Management and has over 20 years dedicated to medicine and has specific interests in chronic pain and addiction.

Dr. Tonkin is passionate about the war on opioids and addiction and has used his wealth of information and time to develop policies, protocols and an electronic health record devoted to help navigate providers on how to treat pain responsibility.  He is keenly focused on building successful pain clinics and recovery centers across the country that cater to all those in need.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Tonkin divides his time between Springfield, MO, Myrtle Beach ,SC and Las Vegas, Nevada.  He is an avid traveler and a devout Hokie.


Dr. Shawn Stranckmeyer

Medical Director

Dr. Shawn Stranckmeyer serves as a board certified Family physician and Medical director for Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ®.

Dr. Stranckmeyer has been serving in leadership roles since his service with the United States Marine Corps in 2002-2006.  He went on to earn a bachelor degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – majoring in Medical Sciences and minoring in Business Administration and Chemistry.  He earned his medical degree from University of Medicine and Health Sciences – St. Kitts in 2014 and went on to serve as chief resident during his family medicine residency in Springfield, MO with Cox Health System.

Dr. Stranckmeyer joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® as a physician in June 2017, adding on leadership duties as Medical Director in March 2018. Dr. Stranckmeyer specializes in pain management and addiction medicine and travels between EPM clinics seeing patients and training staff on best practices. Dr. Stranckmeyer is also involved with the strategic planning and growth of the organization as they continue to grow and open more clinics around the country.

Dr. Stranckmeyer is a family guy, loves to travel and has a passion for helping people.


Robert Rogers


Robert is responsible for the strategic direction of Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ®.

He is an accomplished healthcare leader with more than 30 years’ experience building and leading business operations to exceed revenue, growth, and quality goals. He has experienced healthcare at virtually every level; his formative years in healthcare were as a Registered Nurse in a cardiac catheterization lab.  During his career Robert has led teams that have launched start up facilities from inception to inspection and management for Mercy Health, Nobilis Health, and Physician’s Medical Center. With a longstanding history of success in the healthcare and wellness industries he is passionate about developing high performing leadership teams.

Robert is also a published author of a science fiction book about an apocalyptic view of the future of healthcare.


Kimberly Rogers

Regional Director of Operations, Midwest Division

Kimberly Rogers is the Regional Director of Operations, Midwest Division and is responsible for the day to day operations and support of all Midwest facilities. Rogers has more than thirty years of healthcare experience as a Registered Technologist- Radiology RT(R) and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS). For more than 20 years Kim managed and led imaging facilities within one of the Midwest’s largest health systems. She is well versed in leading Six Sigma and Lean projects along with nearly a decade of informatics support and super user capacity across multiple electronic health record platforms.

Kimberly and her husband enjoy spending time with family and their two dogs, that love to go on car rides.


Marrah Perry

Regional Director of Operations, Eastern Division

Marrah Perry is the Regional Director of Operations, Eastern Division and is responsible for overseeing the growth and success of the clinic and employees in the Eastern Division.

After relocating from Upstate New York, Perry helped grow a successful staffing agency in the Myrtle Beach area. She assisted Medical, Administrative and Commercial clients in finding suitable candidates for long term or temporary positions. Perry is able to identify an employee’s strengths and place that individual where they may be the best fit for the company.  After working with local medical practices, she found that her true passion is the healthcare industry and Perry was able to make a positive career change. She is passionate about helping her employees accomplish their goals, while providing the best possible patient care.

Marrah is an avid supporter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and has been a Fundraising Coordinator since 2010.

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Stefanie Hohensee

Chief Compliance Officer

Stefanie Hohensee is the Chief Compliance Officer and oversees daily business operations of all clinics in the region. Hohensee joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® in 2017 and has a wide range of experience in oversight and leadership, possesses skills in Six Sigma and has implemented many processes through a large vertically integrated health system.

Hohensee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Evangel University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Webster University.  She is also a Certified Medical Practice Executive.  She has served as Board Member/Alumni with Skills USA since 2014, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Former President Elect for Newton Chamber of Commerce, Former Secretary for YMCA and member of the Nixa Community Action Plan Board.

Stefanie and her husband have a passion for farming and anything active and outdoors.  She and her husband have 3 children.


Brad Simpson

National Director of Laboratory Services

Brad Simpson is the National Director of Laboratory Services and oversees day-to-day processing of all laboratory samples.  He also ensures that all Laboratory Operations meet the stringent CLIA regulations.  Simpson moved to Springfield in 2004 to help run the family business and he joined Elite Pain Management in 2016.   Simpson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Missouri State University.

Weekends, Brad enjoys playing ice-hockey with his son and daughter.


Jason Fuller

Clinical Director of  Operations, Eastern Division

Jason Fuller is Clinical Director of Operations, Eastern Division and is responsible for the day to day clinical operations.

Fuller has nearly two decades of healthcare experience in both nursing and medical trauma. He served as an Emergency Medical Technician for more than 8 years in one of the busiest districts in New York in the  Long Island area. With a passion for healthcare Jason has also served as a practical nurse for more than 7 years and brings  invaluable knowledge in the operating room as a former trauma and operating room instrument and device specialist. He joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers in October 2016.

In his spare time Jason spends time with friends and family and enjoys advancing his education and knowledge in the healthcare field where he hopes to serve as an inspiration to others.