Inclusion • Diversity • Equity

ID&E Council

Athletico is a People-Focused organization that believes in pursuing diversity through cultivating inclusive workspaces. These environments, in turn, will help to encourage, challenge, and inspire all of our exceptional employees to become their very best. We understand that unique cultural barriers and societal frameworks must be deconstructed to achieve equity across the Healthcare industry and beyond. As such, we want to be known within our industry and the communities in which we serve as a change agent in the pursuit of inclusion, diversity, and equity. Athletico holds itself Accountable for clinical excellence, and we believe that this excellence is tethered to our ability to maximize each team member’s unique gifts and differences. Our patient-centered focus encourages diversity at every level, and we believe this positions us best for delivering premium healthcare as One Team.

Athletico ID&E Destinee Grove

Destinee Grove

Athletic Trainer

Destinee is in her third year with Athletico, where she has been able to serve as the head athletic trainer for East St. Louis Senior High School. Originally from North Carolina, she completed her undergraduate studies at UNC Chapel Hill and her graduate education at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Athletico ID&E Britney Cruse

Britney Cruse

At-Large ID&E Council Member

Britney Cruse is a PTA of 5 years who uses her athletic, therapist, and life experiences to guide patient-centered care. She understands that genuine connection transcends to recovery by using her magnetic presence and positive attitude towards the betterment of all.

Athletico ID&E Gran Intarakumhang

Gran Intarakumhang

At-Large ID&E Council Member
Clinic Manager

Gran is the clinic manager of the Foster & Pulaski clinic in Chicago, and this will be his 19th year with Athletico. He is a first-generation Thai-American, husband, proud father of two, and alumni of the Fighting Illini. He enjoys all sports but is addicted to golf.

Athletico ID&E Jordan Hirstein

Jordan Hirstein

At-Large ID&E Council Member
Clinic Manager

Jordan serves as Clinic Manager at Aurora South after previously managing Woodridge and South Chicago. Jordan became a PT in part due to his father, who has been a paraplegic for many years.

Athletico ID&E Melody Tran

Melody Tran

At-Large ID&E Council Member
Vice President of Operational Excellence

Melody has been a part of the Athletico team since 2018, now serving as Vice President of Operational Excellence. She is a licensed PT in multiple states and maintains active involvement in patient care.